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New Betas: V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max, Resolve 18 Beta 4, Much More!

Current Public Betas

What’s a beta?

Beta software not only lets you try some software for free but also helps developers find problems. In addition, feedback from users helps developers steer the direction of their products.

Of course, we’ll keep this page updated with current public beta information. If you hear about something and we don’t have it listed, or if you know if a beta has ended, please drop us an email and let us know.

To be clear, some of the betas here are public while others require that you have a current license.

Bookmark this page! We updated it often.

How to be a valuable beta tester

Instabug has some great advice on how to give the best feedback and maximize your time while being a beta tester.

Obviously, you should know the product and what bugs have already been reported, but the article also touches on how to submit a quality bug report and suggests usability changes. If you’re a private beta tester, you should always keep your beta testing confidential too.

Chaos V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max

Chaos says,

We’re getting close to releasing V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max and we’d like to invite V-Ray users to join our beta program, explore all that’s new, and help us make it even better. 

Join the beta to test-drive all the new tools, allowing you to build anything imaginable — faster than ever before. Create complex environments, or intricate geometric patterns for your designs quickly and easily. 

Shade faster and create even more physically accurate materials. 

And, when you’re ready, fast-forward your collaboration, reviews and approvals in Chaos Cloud.

Plus much more. 

Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve 18

New DaVinci Resolve 18 Beta

Description: This software update adds support for the Resolve FX surface tracker in the Fusion page, allows exporting IMSC1 or DFXP subtitles directly from the edit page as well as the ability to drag different formats into the Fairlight timeline to create matching tracks. In addition, this update adds improvements to some 3D plug-in loading in Fusion, improved refresh function when changing stroke softness for Fusion paint, improved post-filter map finesse with fewer artefacts for Resolve FX Depth Map, addressed inconsistent navigation for clip markers in the Fairlight timeline as well as general performance and stability improvements. This version requires a DaVinci Resolve Studio license dongle or software activation code. Please submit all feedback and bug reports via the public beta feedback forum on the Blackmagic Design website.

  • Beta type: Public
  • Version: 18, Beta 4
  • Release date: 9 June 2022

Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio Beta

Description: This software update adds support for 5 new languages including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Thai, in addition to English. The update also adds support for H.265 renders from savers on Mac OS as well as addressed issues editing Text+ characters in the preview window, more reliable 3D plugins loading in Fusion, plus improved refresh function when changing stroke softness for Fusion paint.

  • Beta type: Public
  • Version: 18, Beta 4
  • Release date: 9 June 2022

Blackmagic Camera Public Beta

Description: This software update installs the Blackmagic Camera 7.8 public beta which adds live streaming to Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 via RTMP. In addition, when used with ATEM Streaming Bridge, this update includes support for camera control, tally, and talkback back to URSA Broadcast, as well as other performance improvements and bug fixes.

Audio Design Desk Media Bridge

Description: ADD Audio Bridge is Audio Design Desk’s native extension for Final Cut Pro. From their NAB press release:

The sleek integration will enable editors to create transitions, titles, foley, and music cues with the only DAW built to find and place audio for video directly inside FCP. For the first time, video editors will be able to create soundscapes for their projects seamlessly from inside Final Cut Pro. Larry Jordan calls it “very cool!” saying, “This vastly simplifies finding, editing, timing, and modifying sound effects and music – directly within Final Cut. An extension is a lot more than a plugin. It’s advanced software that runs an entire application inside Final Cut.”

Audio Design Desk

Beta type: Public
Release date: 6 June 2022

Get the beta: To start using the beta of ADD Audio Bridge, visit add.app and download the latest version of Audio Design Desk


Mamoworld Automation Blocks for After Effects

Automation Blocks is an infinite collection of premade, one-click tools for any task. With Automation Blocks, you can fully customize all the tools, and even create your own!

Beta type: Public
Release date/Version: 9 June 2022, v0.9.019 
Compatibility: After Effects 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015


Colorful

What it is: a browser-based real-time 3D renderer for photography.
Beta type: Public


Adobe Creative Cloud Betas

If you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber and want to check out the ongoing betas, just open the Creative Cloud app. On the left column menu, at the bottom of Categories, you’ll see Beta apps. Currently, you’ll see Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, After Effects, Character Animator, Audition, and Media Encoder.

Beta type: Open for Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers

Release Date: ongoing

New Adobe Creative Cloud betas popup often. Find the Betas in the Creative Cloud application under Beta apps.

Adobe Betas

Some Highlights

After Effects

After Effects 22.5.0 Build 18 includes Keyframe Color Labels in AE

Photoshop

The May 2022 beta release now supports Substance materials & filters within Photoshop.

Substance 3D Modeler

Description: 3D sculpting on desktop and in VR. Substance 3D Modeler interprets spatial input from the physical world, allowing you to sculpt your model as you would in a real workshop. Use the natural, fluid gestures of the artistic flow.


AXYZ Design Anima 5

Description: Get a sneak peek at the AXYZ Design Anima 5 Beta that will be available very soon. The video shows a real-time preview made with Unreal Engine 5 and the Anima 5 Beta. It’s pretty impressive. AXYZ Design offers 3D people and character animation software.

Note: Beta is coming soon. We’ll link it here when we have more information.

Version: 5


Jawset Reactions

Description: Reactions is a toolkit for physically-based animation built for Visual Effects and Motion Graphics artists and technical directors. It is the evolution of TurbulenceFD that advances versatility, performance, and workflows. Reactions includes tools for volumes (like fire, smoke, or clouds), particles, and procedural SDFs. But it allows for substantial extensibility of its framework that also handles polygon meshes and curves. Both built-in and user-created extensions use GPU and CPU hardware. In addition, Reactions includes ready-made, dynamic assets, and allows artists to create their own to re-use and compartmentalize their work.

Host: Standalone app, Cinema 4D R20-R25


Cavalry Importer Beta

Description: With Cavalry Importer, create a library of assets with Cavalry, and use it inside Premiere Pro and After Effects.


Cebas finalFluid for 3ds Max

Description: finalFluid is a fluid generation tool for 3ds Max. It includes the first-ever Sparse Grid Realtime Solver for 3ds Max. See other tools from Cebas

Beta type: Public

Hosts: 3ds Max


Capturing Reality RealityScan

Description: Ever wanted to create 3D models with your phone? Meet RealityScan, a new app that puts the power and simplicity of RealityCapture in your pocket. RealityScan is currently available in a limited beta for iOS devices.📱 Developed in collaboration with Quixel

Host: iOS Devices
Beta Type: Closed beta limited to 10,000 people
Date: 4 April 2022


Digital Anarchy

There are several betas running concurrently at Digital Anarchy. Help them out by testing these products.

Flicker Free 2.1.2 Beta for Resolve/OFX

The Flicker Free 2.0 BETA is finally here for Resolve! This is a fully enabled demo of the plugin for Resolve and other OpenFX host apps.

This may not be fully compatible with all OpenFX hosts apps at this time. It’s been tested and should work with Resolve. Please try the demo in other host apps before purchasing.

Version number: 2.1.2
Beta type: Public Beta


PowerSearch BETA! for Premiere Pro CC 2020 & 2021

PowerSearch 2.1 is included free with Transcriptive Rough Cutter. Your Transcriptive Rough Cutter serial number will activate it. You’ll need the PowerSearch.

Contact cs@digitalanarchy.com to report bugs.


Beta type: Public Beta, requires Transcriptive Rough Cutter serial number.


Assimilate Live VFX

  • Mac & Windows
  • Greenscreen & LED Walls workflows
  • Camera tracking and calibration
  • Dynamic metadata workflow to VFX Post

SketchUp for iPad

SketchUp for iPad (Beta) has arrived! This combination of SketchUp and iPad gives you the ability to design on-site, on the go, and even on the couch. You can now join the beta group to test out new features and give your feedback.

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki