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  • Update: Redshift v2.6.15.23 Available

    Sep 24, 2018 Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

    This build includes plugins for Maya, 3ds Max, Houdini, C4D, Katana, and Softimage.  Redshift 2.6 versions require NVidia driver version 390.65 or later (Windows), 390.25 or later (Linux) and 387.128 or later (macOS).

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  • Contest / Midweek Motivations: HUM3D Car Render Challenge for 3D Artists

    Sep 19, 2018 Allegorithmic Substance Designer, Allegorithmic Substance Painter, Autodesk 3ds Max

    This contest is sponsored by tons of our vendors so the prizes are AMAZING, and honestly, it just looks like a ton of fun. Click the image in the post to see their Car Render Challenge Hall of Fame to see crazy and creative work from past participants.

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  • Tutorial: Maya: The Art of NURBS Modeling Volume 1-5

    Sep 18, 2018 Autodesk Maya

    Visual effects artist Rusty Hazelden has recently released a 5 part tutorial series on “The Art of NURBS Modeling” in Autodesk Maya.  This series dives deep into curves, surfaces, keeping objects organized, efficient NURBS modeling, time-saving techniques and more.

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  • Beta: Chaos Group V-Ray Next for Maya Beta 3

    Sep 17, 2018 Chaos Group V-Ray for Maya

    The next major release of V-Ray will be smarter, faster and even better. V-Ray Next for Maya, beta 3 is available now. Join the beta, give your feedback, and help make V-Ray Next for Maya even better!

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  • Big Screen Effects: The Meg

    Sep 05, 2018 Autodesk Arnold Render, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT

    We saw The Meg over the weekend and it was an action-filled, fun, prehistoric monster movie. While the giant shark was impressive, the underwater shots of the lab were really impressive. Learn about some of the effects behind the film.

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  • Maya Monday: Edit Mesh Menu and Face Menu in Maya

    Aug 27, 2018 Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

    Mike Hermes has a new Deep Dive video out this week where he goes into the Edit Mesh / Face menu and the tools in the menu: Assign Invisible Face, Duplicate Face, Extract Face, Poke Face and Wedge tool.

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  • Update: Basefount Miarmy 6.5 - New Features, New Viewport & More Stable

    Aug 23, 2018 Autodesk Maya, Basefount Miarmy

    Release 6.5 for Miarmy brings Layer Cache Based Dynamics simulation, new and easier formation control, a new self clone toolkit, support for Arnold 3.0 and V-Ray 3.6, and much more.

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    Aug 23, 2018

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  • Update: nPower Power Translators for Maya v10 for Windows Now Supports Maya 2018

    Aug 21, 2018 nPower Power Translators for Maya

    The Windows version of Power Translators for Maya has been updated with support for Maya 2018.  The Mac version is still on v9 and is compatible with Maya 2017.

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  • Maya Monday: Tutorials with Free Maya/Arnold Freebies

    Aug 20, 2018 Autodesk Arnold Render, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT

    I keep seeing some beautiful projects with free assets at Autodesk. Here are two amazing projects detailed in articles by two talented artists, each giving away a free item. One is a shader and one is a free eye asset.

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  • Update: Autodesk Maya 2018.4

    Aug 15, 2018 Autodesk Arnold Render, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT

    Autodesk released an update to Maya yesterday with loads of fantastic new features and fixes. There’s a UV Editor update, a Time Editor Suspend Refresh, and more. Read more from the release notes.

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  • Maya Monday: Character Rigging in Maya

    Aug 13, 2018 Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

    Today our focus is on Character Rigging with a freebie called mGear, to make your rigging workflow simpler. Then watch a huge series on character rigging in Maya.

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  • Summer Sale - 20% Off All Next Limit Products Including Maxwell, RealFlow

    Aug 13, 2018 Next Limit Maxwell | 3ds Max, Next Limit Maxwell | CINEMA 4D, Next Limit Maxwell | Maya

    The World Cup might be over, but the savings continue!  Save 20% on all new licenses, upgrades and crossgrades of Next Limit products including Maxwell, RealFlow, RealFlow | Cinema 4D, and RealFlow | Maya through the end of August, 2018.

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  • News: Chaos Group V-Ray Next for Maya Beta 2

    Aug 03, 2018 Chaos Group V-Ray for Maya

    Join the beta to get a first look at V-ray Next for Maya and help influence its development. Beta 2 offers improved IPR in V-Ray GPU, new hair glints, new Toon Shader options and more.

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  • Maya Monday: Some Maya / Arnold Displacement Tutorials

    Jul 30, 2018 Autodesk Arnold Render, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT

    These tutorials are both to do with displacement, but they’re entirely different. First, we have an Arnold Renderer/Maya: Volume Displacement techniques and it includes free volume shader file. Then learn how to create Arnold displacement maps with textures from photos.

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  • Update: LightMap HDR Light Studio Updated to Carbon Drop 3 + Octane Standalone Connection

    Jul 27, 2018 Lightmap HDR Light Studio - Standalone, Lightmap HDR Light Studio for 3ds Max, Lightmap HDR Light Studio for CINEMA 4D

    Carbon Drop 3 includes: Expanded Preset System, New Preset Content, Save your own Presets, New Octane Standalone Connection, and the Houdini Connection now supports Area Lights and Redshift renderer.

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  • Maya Monday: Pixar’s RenderMan Version 22 is Now Available, Free Download, Tutorial

    Jul 23, 2018 Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

    RenderMan 22 came out last week. Learn about the new features, and download it free for non-commercial use. Plus, a tutorial and a link to more software that you can download from Pixar.

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  • Maya Monday: Random Gems #01

    Jul 16, 2018 Autodesk Arnold Render, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT

    We’ve been collecting great content for Maya over the last year and like to group them by theme to present them. Sometimes, though, it’s tough to find a place for items we want to share, even if they’re great content. Over the next few weeks, enjoy a random mix for Maya Monday.

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  • In Depth: Fireworks (New Free Fireworks Presets from Boris FX)

    Jun 28, 2018 Autodesk Maya, Boris Continuum Unit: Particles, Digieffects Phenomena

    Yes, the U.S. Independence Day is upon us once again! Whatever your country or holiday, here are some methods of creating some beautiful explosions in the sky with After Effects, CINEMA 4D, and other hosts. There are some great plug-ins out there for making fireworks too.

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  • Maya Monday: More Redshift to Maya

    Jun 25, 2018 Adobe Photoshop CC for Teams & Businesses, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT

    A couple of weeks ago we featured a tutorial series from the Redshift channel about working with Redshift and Maya. We’re expanding on this and moving onto other tutorials out there.

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