cebas released finalRender 3.5 Service Pack 13

modelingcebas 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.



Imagination Technologies has released Caustic Visualizer for 3ds Max in open beta

modelingCaustic Visualizer for Autodesk 3ds Max enables 3D artists to accelerate their workflows by greatly reducing time spent on “iterative” scene refinement. Unlike other accelerated viewports, Visualizer's beautifully raytraced ActiveShade environment allows scenes to be viewed and modified in real-time using 3ds Max's standard modeling, animation and lighting toolsets - including mental ray.

E-on Software Ships Vue 11.5

E-on Software Ships Vue 11.5E-on software, the leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments, announced the immediately availability of Vue 11.5 xStream and Infinity. Vue xStream and Infinity are used for creating and rendering realistic natural environments in 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Cinema 4D and Softimage.  Both solutions offered by E-on Software combines a multitude of cutting edge features which can be easily integrated into existing production pipelines. The difference between those two versions is the integration into the existing pipelines. While Vue Infinite operates as a standalone application, Vue xStream can be integrated inside 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, LightWave and Cinema4D. The new feature set included inside Vue 11.5 was developed according the most recent production feedback from e-on software's users. The necessary interaction of E-on Software with their users allowed creating many feature and interface optimizations, leading to a better, faster and more streamlined workflow. Between the new features belongs EcoCollision already introduced with Vue 11.

3D Artist Issue 54 is out

3D Artist Issue 54 is outAnother issue of 3D Artist is out with a lot of interesting articles and free stuff. 3D Artis is an invaluable guide to the world of 3D, whether you are a budding artist or experienced professional. Each issue includes interesting articles also from the movie industry where it goes behind the scenes on the latest movies, talks to the most talented 3D artists and features the hottest new technologies. Next, every issue contains a showcase of the finest work being produced by the 3D community, with the Gallery that showcases amazing images to the tutorials and Q&A where inspiring artists share their workflow and skills. Each issue also contains a CD packed full of models, textures, software and accessories, making 3D Artist the complete package for anyone who appreciates 3D.

AMD Unleashes the World’s Fastest Graphics Card

AMD Unleashes the World’s Fastest Graphics Card AMD announced the release of the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990, the world’s fastest graphics card, designed for gamers who want to take their PC gaming experience to the highest level. AMD Radeon HD 7990 is based on award-winning AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture with AMD Eyefinity technology (allows consumers to run up to five simultaneous displays off of a single graphics card), and delivers unrivalled performance and world-class technology for playing the latest DirectX® 11 games in extreme resolutions and multi-monitor configurations. The new graphic card consists from two specially-screened AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series GPUs, with a clock speed of up to 1GHz and 6GB of GDDR5 running at 6.0Gbps for 576GB/s of memory bandwidth. The massive performance is cooled down by three ultra-quiet fans and according to AMD the fans are quieter than by the Titan or the GTX 690. For better imagination, the new AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 contains a combined 8.2 billion 28nm transistors.