• Autodesk Contest: The Rookies Announces 7th Annual Call For Entries for Young Creators

    Mar 24, 2017 Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Maya

    Sponsored by Autodesk, The Rookies has announced the call for entries to its global competition for young designers, creators, innovators, and artists. The final submission deadline is May 29th, 2017.

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  • Midweek Motivation: The Man in High Castle-Allegorithmic Chats with Theory Studios and Barnstorm VFX

    Mar 22, 2017 Allegorithmic Substance Designer, Allegorithmic Substance Painter

    Allegorithmic talked with the talented folks at Theory Studios and Barnstorm VFX about how they used Substance in their production pipeline for the TV series “The Man in the High Castle.”  Read an excerpt here and follow the link to the full article, which includes a case study.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Chips Ahoy! and Oreos

    Mar 22, 2017

    Chips Ahoy! and Oreo are both cookies that are well known throughout the world and their advertising is top-notch. These campaigns take totally different approaches to market cookies but they’re both creative and a lot of fun. Both of these campaigns come from The Martin Agency.

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  • New: Pux-3D Hard Mesh 2 Now Available at Toolfarm

    Mar 22, 2017 Pux-3D Hard Mesh 2

    Hard Mesh 2 is an Autodesk Maya plug-in that makes hard surface modeling easy.

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  • Pux-3D Hard Mesh 2

    Mar 22, 2017

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  • Maya Monday: mental ray vs. Arnold for Maya + Other Renderers

    Mar 20, 2017 Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

    In Maya 2017, Autodesk has replaced NVIDIA’s mental ray with Arnold for Maya software. mental ray is no longer being licensed by Autodesk. This is really only a problem if you’re opening older projects or want to follow an older tutorial that uses it.

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  • Freebie: 3D: Free models - Fruit Pack Vol.1

    Mar 17, 2017

    Here’s a fresh pack of 10 photoscanned fruit models, including mangos, bananas, pears and more, all with 2K textures, created by ‘The Mantissa’ Midge Sinnaeve.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Maya: Behind the Scenes-Swordfish SF Uses Maya in Motion Graphics Explainer Vid

    Mar 15, 2017 Autodesk Maya

    Swordfish, a San Francisco based motion design studio, was asked by Autodesk to show the world what Maya’s new motion graphics toolkit is all about, through the creation of an explainer video. Watch the promo video and then go behind the scenes with Swordfish to see how they accomplished the task.

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  • Midweek Motivation: How They Animated ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ | Design FX | WIRED

    Mar 15, 2017

    ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ uses an impressive style of animation that replicates the look of real lego bricks. But how did they do that?  Mike Seymour, with Wired, explains the complex animation techniques of a few of the key scenes that allowed the performance of the characters to come through without breaking the rules of real Lego bricks.

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  • New: Zoetrope FOLD is now available

    Mar 14, 2017 Noise Industries FxFactory Pro, Zoetrope FOLD

    The new Zoetrope FOLD is a perpetually folding 3D generative design plug-in that creates simple or complex geometric forms in 3D space.  Part of the FXFactory family of products.  Buy it at the special introductory price of only $29, today only!

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  • New: Chaos Group Phoenix FD 3.0 for Maya - with new FLIP solver - is Now Available

    Mar 10, 2017 Autodesk Maya, Chaos Group Phoenix FD for Maya, Chaos Group V-Ray for Maya

    Simulate fire, smoke, liquid and oceans from within Maya with Phoenix FD 3, now with a reduced price on new licenses plus special bundle pricing.

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  • Freebie: Cinema 4D: Modern House Model

    Mar 10, 2017 MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio, The Pixel Lab 3D House Pack

    Here is a beautiful, clean, modern house model created by Remco van der Meer that is being offered free from The Pixel Lab.

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  • New: INSYDIUM Cycles 4D is Now Available at Toolfarm

    Mar 08, 2017 INSYDIUM Cycles 4D, INSYDIUM X-Particles

    From the makers of X-Particles comes Cycles 4D; the new bridge between Blender’s ray-tracing production render engine and Cinema 4D. INSYDIUM Cycles 4D is now available at Toolfarm.

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  • New: Chaos Group V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is Now Available

    Mar 08, 2017 Chaos Group V-Ray Plug-In for Google SketchUp, Chaos Group V-Ray Plug-In for Google SketchUp Rental Options

    SketchUp’s most powerful rendering plug-in just got better with new features like Denoiser, V-Ray Swarm, Aerial Perspective a new UI and more.  Plus, it’s now compatible with SketchUp 2017.

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  • The Pixel Lab Events and Venues

    Mar 08, 2017

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  • Tutorial: Cinema 4D: The 4 Most Important Parts for Soft Bodies

    Mar 07, 2017 MAXON CINEMA 4D Broadcast, MAXON CINEMA 4D Prime, MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio

    Chris Schmidt from Greyscalegorilla teaches you the most important settings for soft body dynamics in Cinema 4D, so you can quickly and intuitively create whatever consistency you want on your objects.

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  • Webinar: Using SiNi Software in Architectural Visualization, Wednesday March 8, 2017

    Mar 07, 2017 SiNi Software All Access

    Join SiNi Software in a discussion of typical scenarios Viz artists come across every day and present the solutions we have developed to overcome these challenges.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Shy Luv’s “Shock Horror”

    Mar 01, 2017

    This catchy tune from English duo Shy Luv sounds great on my headphones, but this video is really surreal! It was created by Directors Jules Janaud and Fabrice Le Nezet, a French VFX and animation duo known as bif, part of the collective at production company Mill+.

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  • Tutorial: Substance Designer: Working with the New Curve Node

    Feb 28, 2017 Allegorithmic Substance Designer

    The Curve Node is a new addition to Substance Designer 6.  This tutorial shows you how to use the Curve Node for image processing as well as to generate a profile for height maps.

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  • Maya Monday: Learning to Model in Maya

    Feb 27, 2017 Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT

    Modeling is the most fun part of working in 3D, for me, anyway. Check out this fantastic 2 part tutorial about creating a low-poly lighthouse and it is a wonderful introduction to the Modeling Toolkit in Maya. If you’re just learning Maya, definitely check this one out!

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