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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.

Tutorial: Animated Cartoon Roto Shapes with mocha and After Effects

Tutorial: Animated Cartoon Roto Shapes with mocha and After Effects
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 11:01 AM

Mary Poplin, the Imagineer Product Specialist, shows how to make a cool animated cartoon look with Roto Shapes in mocha and After Effects. The tutorial uses a free script and the download link is below the video.

Inspirations: A Conversation with Richard Dunn: Lonely Airport Guy

Inspirations: A Conversation with Richard Dunn: Lonely Airport Guy
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 10:28 AM

Michele Yamazaki from Toolfarm talks to the man behind the viral music video at Las Vegas McCarran Airport to the tune of Celine Dion’s All By Myself. He discusses pre-visualization, shooting the video, editing the lip-sync in Final Cut Pro, and using copy written music.

New: MAXON Announces Availability of CINEMA 4D Release 16

New: MAXON Announces Availability of CINEMA 4D Release 16
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 07:59 AM

Powerful New Features Including PolyPen ‘Super-Tool’. Motion Tracker and Multi-Layered Reflectance to be Highlighted at IBC 2014.

Update: The Foundry Mari 2.6v3 is Now Available!

Update: The Foundry Mari 2.6v3 is Now Available!
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 07:55 AM

Several feature enhancements such as a Mid Mode dropdown menu option, and bug fixes, round out this update to Mari.

Tutorial: X-Particles Tutorials for Maxon Cinema 4D

Tutorial: X-Particles Tutorials for Maxon Cinema 4D
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 07:33 AM

If you are a fan of X-Particles and Cinema 4D then stop and take a second to check out a few of these great tutorials we have managed to round up!

Coming Soon: onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9

Coming Soon: onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 06:38 AM

onOne Software has announced Perfect Photo Suite 9, an updated version of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows that will be available in late October. Included in the new release are many significant performance and feature improvements, all designed to help you streamline your photo-editing tasks, so you can spend more time shooting and less time processing your photos.

Tutorial: Time Remapping in Final Cut Pro X

Tutorial: Time Remapping in Final Cut Pro X
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 06:11 AM

Time Remapping is a pretty powerful tool for adding dramatics to key scenes. If you aren’t familiar on how to get it accomplished this tutorial might help you out!

Tutorial: Splintering with Fracture FX for Autodesk Maya

Tutorial: Splintering with Fracture FX for Autodesk Maya
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 04:54 AM

With the addition of splintering in Fracture FX, you have a whole different way to demolish your sim.  This tutorial shows you the new features, as well as gives a refresher course on bombs, modifiers and takes.

Tutorial Tuesday: Adobe After Effects Sci-Fi Effects

Tutorial Tuesday: Adobe After Effects Sci-Fi Effects
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 02:58 AM

Want to create cool looking Sci-Fi effects in AE? Then check out this tutorial from Matthew Pearce as he explains how he created some of his favorite effects.

Sale: FurryBall Fall Sale!

Sale: FurryBall Fall Sale!
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 02:28 AM

Everyone’s favorite GPU Renderer, FurryBall, is having a sale to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall!

Tutorial Tuesday: Adobe After Effects 3D Pre-compose Free Script + tutorial!

Tutorial Tuesday: Adobe After Effects 3D Pre-compose Free Script + tutorial!
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 01:03 AM

Tired of having to copy and paste the cameras and lights when you pre-compose a 3D aware layer in After Effects?  This free script from Video Copilot will do it automatically!  And the tutorial shows you how.

Freebie: Set up Ray Switching in Seconds by Using a VRay Ray Switcher Script

Freebie: Set up Ray Switching in Seconds by Using a VRay Ray Switcher Script
Posted on Aug 29, 2014 - 08:32 AM

Ray switching is a quick way to save time on renders, and you can do that quickly with the VRay Ray Switcher.

Freebie Friday: Hipster Glasses for MAXON Cinema 4D

Freebie Friday: Hipster Glasses for MAXON Cinema 4D
Posted on Aug 29, 2014 - 05:02 AM

Here’s a great freebie for kicking back and playing it cool on your Labor Day weekend: Hipster Glasses from the Pixel Lab!

Freebie Friday: DebrisMaker2 for Autodesk 3DS Max

Freebie Friday: DebrisMaker2 for Autodesk 3DS Max
Posted on Aug 29, 2014 - 03:41 AM

The DebrisMaker2 is the completely free procedural geometry creation tool for 3ds Max, that lets you quickly create objects for your 3D scenes.

Freebie: Trapcode Mir Template – Fractal Crystal from VFXER

Freebie: Trapcode Mir Template – Fractal Crystal from VFXER
Posted on Aug 29, 2014 - 03:15 AM

The Fractal Crystal Trapcode MIR Template from VFXER is a good one people. Check out the video to see it in action!

Freebie: Actually, over 75 Freebies! Thanks to The Pixel Lab!

Freebie: Actually, over 75 Freebies! Thanks to The Pixel Lab!
Posted on Aug 29, 2014 - 02:59 AM

If you are a member of The Pixel Lab’s newsletter then you are already aware, but if not… when you sign up you get access to all of the free models for Cinema 4D that they offer!

Freebie Friday: IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 FREE

Freebie Friday: IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 FREE
Posted on Aug 29, 2014 - 02:37 AM

SampleTank 3 Free offers you the full functionality and processing flexibility of the ultimate sound and groove workstation!

In-Depth: IBC Conference 2014

In-Depth: IBC Conference 2014
Posted on Aug 28, 2014 - 07:18 AM

The IBC Conference is the only peer-reviewed non-commercial conference for the global electronic media and entertainment industry and it is the place to understand how technology is changing the rules of content creation, management and delivery. There are nearly two weeks left until the event kicks off in Amsterdam! Are you planning on attending?

News: SIGGRAPH 2014 Rewind - Maxon Cinema 4D

News: SIGGRAPH 2014 Rewind - Maxon Cinema 4D
Posted on Aug 28, 2014 - 02:38 AM

If you happened to miss SIGGRAPH 2014 this year you missed out on a lot of great presentations. But don’t get too down on yourself… the fine people over at Maxon have a large list of recorded presentations from this year’s presenters!

Sale Extended: The Foundry Fest - Save 25-40% on MODO, MARI, Upgrades, Plug-ins, Kits & Training!

Sale Extended: The Foundry Fest - Save 25-40% on MODO, MARI, Upgrades, Plug-ins, Kits & Training!
Posted on Aug 27, 2014 - 11:48 PM

That’s right! Here is some major savings on MODO, the next generation of 3D modeling, animation, sculpting, effects and rendering in a powerful integrated package. Plus, save on plug-ins, kits and training to go with it!

Midweek Motivations: Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers

Midweek Motivations: Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers
Posted on Aug 27, 2014 - 02:43 PM

Disney Animation Studios Character Animator Wayne Unten created this sweet little animation combining live action and animation.

Midweek Motivation - Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Cinematic Trailer

Midweek Motivation - Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Cinematic Trailer
Posted on Aug 27, 2014 - 09:29 AM

World of Warcraft®: Warlords of Draenor™, the fifth expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game, sends players to the world of Draenor at a pivotal moment in history to fight against and alongside legends from Warcraft’s brutal past.

Update: Digital Rebellion Pro Maintenance Tools 2.0.24

Update: Digital Rebellion Pro Maintenance Tools 2.0.24
Posted on Aug 27, 2014 - 08:58 AM

Digital Rebellion Pro Maintenance Tools has released a minor update which includes QuickFix cache cleaning and more.

New: Boris Continuum Units 9 have landed!

New: Boris Continuum Units 9 have landed!
Posted on Aug 27, 2014 - 06:13 AM

Has something in Boris Continuum Complete struck your interest? But you’re only looking for one or two different units instead of the whole complete collection? Well, now the latest versions of each unit are available and for the first time ever they are compatible with Avid!

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