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News: See What’s New in MAXON CINEMA 4D R16

News: See What’s New in MAXON CINEMA 4D R16
Posted on Aug 07, 2014 - 03:10 AM

Cinema 4D Release 16 places a greater emphasis than ever before on visual effects and realism, with key features like Motion Tracking and multi-layered reflections.  Here’s a wonderful collection of tutorials for all the great new features.

Update: FilmConvert OFX Added Features

Update: FilmConvert OFX Added Features
Posted on Sep 15, 2014 - 08:10 AM

There are a few new added features for FilmConvert that should be to your likings!

Inspirations: A Conversation with Andrew McMurry, Andrew M Films

Inspirations: A Conversation with Andrew McMurry, Andrew M Films
Posted on Sep 15, 2014 - 07:45 AM

Andrew McMurry seems to be a wunderkind. He’s the Director/VFX Artist for Andrew M Films and has a very successful YouTube Channel with his film shorts. You may have seen Mario vs. Minecraft or LEGO Invasion and they are not only fun to watch, but technically complex. Michele Yamazaki from Toolfarm talks to Andrew about his film shorts.

News: Avid Media Composer with resoution independence coming soon

News: Avid Media Composer with resoution independence coming soon
Posted on Sep 15, 2014 - 06:38 AM

Avid Everywhere Brings Resolution Independence to Film and Television Production

News:  Film Convert Cinematography Competition 2014

News:  Film Convert Cinematography Competition 2014
Posted on Sep 15, 2014 - 03:09 AM

Give your digital videos that film look with FilmConvert and you could win this years Film Convert Cinematography Competition!  $6,000 is prizes are up for grabs!

Update: E-On Software PlantFactory 2014.6 and VUE 2014.6 Now Available!

Update: E-On Software PlantFactory 2014.6 and VUE 2014.6 Now Available!
Posted on Sep 15, 2014 - 01:17 AM

2014.6 versions of both PlantFactory and VUE are now available.  Plus get special savings on PlantFactory and VUE with E-On’s “Back to School” Promotion!  Sale ends September 21, 2014.

Tutorial: Tricks with 3D Objects in AE

Tutorial: Tricks with 3D Objects in AE
Posted on Sep 14, 2014 - 12:44 PM

This is from Day 7 of 30 Days of After Effects from the School of Motion at Ringling College of Art & Design. Joey explains one of the basics of using 3D Objects in After Effects, some tricks and animation principles.

Freebie Friday: ZTree plug-in for Pixologic ZBrush

Freebie Friday: ZTree plug-in for Pixologic ZBrush
Posted on Sep 12, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Need to make some random trees in zBrush?  This handy plug-in can help you model trees or vegetation.

Sale: Boris Continuum Complete 9 and Boris RED 5.5 on Sale for a Limited Time

Sale: Boris Continuum Complete 9 and Boris RED 5.5 on Sale for a Limited Time
Posted on Sep 12, 2014 - 09:04 AM

BCC 9 for OFX and Boris RED are now available for DaVinci Resolve 11!  To celebrate this update, BorisFX is offering both at a discounted price of $695 each!

Sale: Lightwave Crossgrade!

Sale: Lightwave Crossgrade!
Posted on Sep 12, 2014 - 08:36 AM

Already using 2D or 3D software but interested in seeing what NewTek LightWave is all about? Now is a perfect time to purchase!

Update: Blackmagic Design announces Davinci Resolve 11.1

Update: Blackmagic Design announces Davinci Resolve 11.1
Posted on Sep 12, 2014 - 06:59 AM

IBC 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 12, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11.1, a major new update based on customer feedback that includes dozens of features and improvements that professional editors and colorists have been asking for.

Freebie Friday: 50 Free Scripts from Jeff Almasol, Encouraging Charitable Donations

Freebie Friday: 50 Free Scripts from Jeff Almasol, Encouraging Charitable Donations
Posted on Sep 12, 2014 - 06:36 AM

Jeff Almasol is offering 50 FREE Adobe After Effects Scripts and is encouraging users of his scripts to donate to their favorite community organizations.

News: Sneak Peek at e-on Software LumenRT 2015

News: Sneak Peek at e-on Software LumenRT 2015
Posted on Sep 12, 2014 - 06:06 AM

The Communication Platform for Architecture and GeoDesign is almost here! Watch it in action!

News: Blackmagic Design Acquires eyeon software!

News: Blackmagic Design Acquires eyeon software!
Posted on Sep 12, 2014 - 03:08 AM

IBC 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 12, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.

Freebie: Keolab Spicy Guitar

Freebie: Keolab Spicy Guitar
Posted on Sep 12, 2014 - 12:13 AM

Spicy Guitar is a free physically modelled acoustic guitar synthesizer. Relying on an innovative technology, its sounds are rich, natural and lively.

Bug Fix: Premiere Pro CC 2014 Freezing on Startup or Frequently Crashing

Bug Fix: Premiere Pro CC 2014 Freezing on Startup or Frequently Crashing
Posted on Sep 11, 2014 - 10:48 AM

I’ve had this problem quite a bit after upgrading to Mavericks and Kevin Monahan of Adobe has a fix!

New: AutoDesSys Form•Z 8 is Now Available!

New: AutoDesSys Form•Z 8 is Now Available!
Posted on Sep 11, 2014 - 10:41 AM

This exciting update to the world’s most flexible modeling application makes AutoDesSys form•Z 8 Pro a must have for all 3D designers. form•Z 8 introduces subdivision modeling as a new personality to diverse modeling capabilities. form•Z 8 also features new interactive rendering with real-time ambient occlusion, bump mapping, soft shadows and multi sampling. There are hundreds of other improvements throughout the software.

Sale: New iZotope RX 4 - Special Introductory Pricing! September 12 through September 25, 2014

Sale: New iZotope RX 4 - Special Introductory Pricing! September 12 through September 25, 2014
Posted on Sep 11, 2014 - 07:54 AM

To celebrate the new release of RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced, iZotope is offering them at a great low price, for a limited time!  RX is the repair tool of choice for industry professionals, who save time every day transforming flawed audio into mesmerizing media.

Update: Red Giant Key Correct 1.3

Update: Red Giant Key Correct 1.3
Posted on Sep 11, 2014 - 05:28 AM

Now that Key Correct has support for Adobe Premiere Pro the entire Keying Suite is now compatible with Premiere Pro as well!

Midweek Motivations: Weta Workshop Concept Art

Midweek Motivations: Weta Workshop Concept Art
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 - 02:10 PM

Here are some gorgeous samples from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and other films.

In Depth: The Morph –  Elastic Reality, Old School Examples, Plug-ins

In Depth: The Morph –  Elastic Reality, Old School Examples, Plug-ins
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 - 11:43 AM

This started out as a Throwback Thursday post but has grown into something a lot bigger, so I’ve re-coined it as an In Depth article. Updated September 10, 2014 with a quote from Perry Kivolowitz, more morphing tools and plug-ins, pricing and demo information, more tutorials and a table of contents. Enjoy.

Update: Chaos Group V-Ray for Softimage 3.0 is Now Available

Update: Chaos Group V-Ray for Softimage 3.0 is Now Available
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 - 07:35 AM

V-Ray 3.0 for Softimage is available as a free update for all current V-Ray for Softimage commercial license holders. This is the final version of the product.

Midweek Motivation: BUF VFX

Midweek Motivation: BUF VFX
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 - 05:44 AM

Founded in 1984 as one of the few pioneers of computer generated images, BUF has been blazing new trails for over 30 years providing stunning visual effects for more than 100 films and 850 commercials.

Midweek Motivation: Making of Cosmos - Behind the scenes at Tippet Studios

Midweek Motivation: Making of Cosmos - Behind the scenes at Tippet Studios
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 - 03:58 AM

Go behind the scenes at Tippet Studio to learn how they are using The Foundry’s NUKE, MODO, MARI and KATANA to speed up their workflow and bring life to their amazing creations.

Midweek Motivation: Urban Isolation - Russell Houghten

Midweek Motivation: Urban Isolation - Russell Houghten
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 - 03:43 AM

“Urban Isolation” is a short skateboarding film directed by filmmaker Russell Houghten set on completely empty streets and highways in Los Angeles. The short, which required some impressive special effects to clear out the customarily gridlocked streets of LA, scored the grand prize in RED Camera’s REDirect skateboard cinematography contest.

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