April 2017

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Copy and Paste geometry between 3D applications

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Oliver Hotz has released an open source tool that lets you copy and paste geometry between different 3D applications. The current 3D applications supported are Maya, Houdini, Modo, Lightwave and Blender….

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HitFilm Pro 2017 updates

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FXHome has been releasing a number of point updates to its compositing, editing and VFX software. New features and improvements include:…

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Pencil+ 4 now available

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Japan-based PSoft have released the latest version of their NPR shader plugin for 3DS Max. New features include: Nitrous shader, material transparency, light intensity control, multi-threaded rendering, a spreadsheet for handling materials, rendering of edge selections, open edges, merged groups, se…

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Corona 1.6 for 3DS Max released

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New features in the latest version of Render Legion’s Corona Renderer for 3DS Max include: 200% speed boost in scenes where direct lighting from HDRI environment is dominant, interactive rendering is virtually real-time thanks to subsampling, significantly improved distributed rendering, porta…

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Unwrap Pro offers low distortion, overlap free UVs

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Unwrap Pro is a Max plugin by Marius Silaghi that unwraps meshes and produces low distortion, overlap free, weighted density UVs, providing a better result than the 3DS Max Peel command. According to the author, Unwrap Pro is fast (a 1 million triangle mesh can be unwrapped in 23 seconds), easy to u…


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Modo 11 released

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Foundry has released Modo 11.0, the first installment of the Modo 11 series. The latest version of the Foundry’s flagship 3D software brings performance improvements, OpenSubdiv 3 support, new MeshFusion modeling features, enhancements to Auto Retopology, improvements to procedural modeling wo…


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Adobe releases Creative Cloud update

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Adobe has updated video and audio applications from its Creative Cloud suite of tools. Premiere Pro gains titling and motion graphics workflow tools through an Essential Graphics panel, After Effects adds a Camera Shake Deblur effect and Lumetri Scopes for accurate color adjustments, Character Anima…