Chaos Group is a leading provider of innovative rendering solutions for the media, entertainment, and design industries. With the announcement of V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp open beta, users now have the biggest expansion to SketchUp’s rendering capabilities. This massive upgrade brings 16 new features to V-Ray for SketchUp that enhance visualization workflow and render quality. With these new features V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp has become the most robust, and artist-friendly render application SketchUp users have ever seen. Between the new features implemented into the new version belong V-Ray RT®, V-Ray Dome Light and V-Ray Proxy. V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp will offer architects and designers access to proven V-Ray technologies that accelerate the creative process. For example, using V-Ray Proxies users can render huge amounts of geometry in the blink of an eye.
Last issue of 3D Creative is again full loaded of interesting tutorials. Amazing cover picture is created by Tudor Fat. In his in-depth and comprehensive tutorial he shows us how to create a wheeled alien figure. And this is also a start of brand new series on creating that perfect ZBrush alien.
In next chapter of six-part tutorial series in animation Camilo Duarte Franco talks us through creating a jump reference, blocking, and adding splines to his female character. Check out the excellent animated videos to see how those settings and parameters on the splines and blocks work out in CG animation.
Adobe’s creative software will soon only be available via an online subscription. The company has announced that it is canning perpetual licences of its Creative Suite products in favour of Creative Cloud membership.
Photoshop CS6, After Effects CS6 and their sister products will be the final releases under the Creative Suite brand. When the new versions of the software go on sale in June, they will be branded ‘CC’, for ‘Creative Cloud’.
New issue of 3D World magazine is coming out. In this issue you can find Future CGI trends and technologies, Framestore ad tips, Disney Paperman techniques, making muscles in Maya and much, much more.
There are really hot topics. So when you want to know what it’s like to work in one of the biggest VFX houses in Europe or seven key trends that are influencing the 3D world, you sure read this.
Useful tips like why removing unnecessary polygons is a key part of modelling, super quick character creation creates a clown in just three hours or how to use ZBrush and V-Ray to make character scenes, are also there.
cebas Visual Technology Inc. continues its plugins upgrades and announces the release of service pack 13 and 3ds Max 2014 compatibility for finalRender 3.5 as well as for the integrated and standalone finalToon 3.5.
This Service Pack provides fixes minor issues found in finalToon and finalRender that have to do with materials, IES lighting and Camera support.
Users will find the Service Pack automatically in their cebas Product Manager tool.