The Professional Animator and Artist Job Market | SmithMicro, Poser, Jobs

The Professional Animator and Artist Job Market

SmithMicro shares an excellent infographic, offering a quick and exciting look at the job market for digital artists in the US.
Digital-Tutors Acquired by Online Training Leader, Pluralsight. Announces new $29 Plans and Training Production Growth  | Digital-Tutors, Pluralsight, 2D, 3D, Animation, Tutorials

Digital-Tutors Acquired by Online Training Leader, Pluralsight. Announces new $29 Plans and Training Production Growth

This acquisition opens up both libraries to members of each site and combines to bring over 3,000 creative, dev and IT courses. Digital-Tutors creative training library consists of courses spanning subjects in 2D, 3D, game development, VFX and software.
Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014 | FMX 2014, Chaos Group, V-Ray

Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014

At FMX 2014, Chaos Group will be highlighting how V-Ray supports VFX students and indie filmmakers across the globe. Attendees will see how new improvements to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max and Maya are used on film and animation projects, as well as how students might get a leg up in an increasingly competitive field.
All About... John Hoagland [JHoagland]

All About... John Hoagland [JHoagland]

Here at Renderosity, our vendors have their own stories to tell. Things they do away from their products... things of interest that most may not know about. This week, we find out all about artist and vendor, John Hoagland, better known to the community as JHoagland, as well as founder of VanishingPoint.16 opinions posted
Anime Studio Pro 10 in Review | Smith Micro, Anime Studio, 2D, animation, Anime

Anime Studio Pro 10 in Review

With Anime Studio Pro 10, Smith Micro has created the most effective and powerful version of the application to date. Bone enhancements, preview rendering, drawing tools, multiple layer editing and a complete overhaul of the content library are just a few of the updates. Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

February-April 2014 Terragen v2/v3 Theme Challenge

February - April 2014 edition of the Terragen v2/v3 Themed Challenge.
This edition's theme is "The Beach". See forum post for details.
All entries must be submitted by midnight (Renderosity time) on the 16th of April 2014.

March April 2014 Terrain Challenge

The March April 2014's v.9 Terrain Challenge for the Terragen forum.
Open to all Renderosity members who are up to a challenge!!
All entries must be submitted by midnight (Renderosity time) on the 21st of the second month.

Each month the Renderosity community votes on the Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... April's AOM is MihT!
Congratulations to both Danie and marforno (DM Productions) for being Renderosity's Vendors of the Month for April!
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Post Apocalyptic/Horror Sale | MarketPlace Promotions, Horror, Apocalypse, Sale, April, 2014
Post Apocalyptic/Horror Sale
Over 300 products to add darkness to your next scene.

All About Me: VanishingPoint
All About Me: VanishingPoint
Learn more about Renderosity vendor, VanishingPoint.

The Heartbleed Bug: How does it affect Renderosity?
The Heartbleed Bug: How does it affect Renderosity?
16 opinions posted

2014 Video Tutorial Series | Lesson 4 | poser, pro, software, tutorial, video, april, 2014
2014 Video Tutorial Series | Lesson 4
Tutorial number 4 of our 12 part learning series is now available!

Blacksmith3D Survey | survey, Blacksmith3D
Blacksmith3D Survey
Blacksmith3D would love to hear your opinion about our software.

Artist of the Month

April 2014 Artist of the Month - MihT | AOM, MihT, C4D, Cinema 4D
April 2014 Artist of the Month - MihT
Each month the Renderosity community votes on the Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... April's AOM is MihT!
3 opinions posted

Vendor of the Month

April 2014 Vendors of the Month - Danie and marforno! | VOM, Danie, marforno
April 2014 Vendors of the Month - Danie and marforno!
Congratulations to both Danie and marforno (DM Productions) for being Renderosity's Vendors of the Month for April!
32 opinions posted

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The Professional Animator and Artist Job Market | SmithMicro, Poser, Jobs
The Professional Animator and Artist Job Market
SmithMicro shares an excellent infographic, offering a quick and exciting look at the job market for digital artists in the US.

Digital-Tutors Acquired by Online Training Leader, Pluralsight. Announces new $29 Plans and Training Production Growth  | Digital-Tutors, Pluralsight, 2D, 3D, Animation, Tutorials
Digital-Tutors Acquired by Online Training Leader, Pluralsight. Announces new $29 Plans and Training Production Growth
This acquisition opens up both libraries to members of each site and combines to bring over 3,000 creative, dev and IT courses. Digital-Tutors creative training library consists of courses spanning subjects in 2D, 3D, game development, VFX and software.

Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014 | FMX 2014, Chaos Group, V-Ray
Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014
At FMX 2014, Chaos Group will be highlighting how V-Ray supports VFX students and indie filmmakers across the globe. Attendees will see how new improvements to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max and Maya are used on film and animation projects, as well as how students might get a leg up in an increasingly competitive field.

All About... John Hoagland [JHoagland]
All About... John Hoagland [JHoagland]
Here at Renderosity, our vendors have their own stories to tell. Things they do away from their products... things of interest that most may not know about. This week, we find out all about artist and vendor, John Hoagland, better known to the community as JHoagland, as well as founder of VanishingPoint.
16 opinions posted

Anime Studio Pro 10 in Review | Smith Micro, Anime Studio, 2D, animation, Anime
Anime Studio Pro 10 in Review
With Anime Studio Pro 10, Smith Micro has created the most effective and powerful version of the application to date. Bone enhancements, preview rendering, drawing tools, multiple layer editing and a complete overhaul of the content library are just a few of the updates.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

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Adobe Lightroom Mobile Brings Professional-Class Photo Tools To iPad | Adobe, Lightroom, Photography, Mobile, iPad
Adobe Lightroom Mobile Brings Professional-Class Photo Tools To iPad
The new Lightroom mobile app brings powerful Lightroom tools to the iPad, delivering photography essentials – such as non-destructive processing of files – and utilizing new Smart Preview technologies to free professional-class photo editing from the confines of the desktop.

Trapcode Mir: We Need You! | Red Giant Software, Trapcode Mir, Plug-ins, Adobe, After Effects, Premiere Pro
Trapcode Mir: We Need You!
Red Giant announced a Public Beta of the popular motion graphics tool, Trapcode Mir. Trapcode Mir creates 3D surfaces for use in motion graphics and visual effects. It is a GPU-accelerated effect, allowing After Effects users to shape, animate and light 3D surfaces in real-time.

NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital Models | NVIDIA
NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital Models
NVIDIA introduced a GPU rendering appliance that dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling professional designers to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can largely replace the lengthy, costly process of building physical prototypes.

Poser Pro 2014 in Review | Poser, Poser Pro, Smith Micro, 3D
Poser Pro 2014 in Review
With Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014, Smith Micro have created a new version of the application that will please all users in equal measure. By continuing to deepen the Poser feature set with additions like Pixar Subdivision Surfaces and by adding the brilliant new Fitting Room, Smith Micro brings Poser to an entirely new level of power and effectiveness for the casual and professional user alike.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist - 1 opinion posted

Chaos Group Announces V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta | Chaos Group, V-Ray, Autodesk, Maya
Chaos Group Announces V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta
The core functionality that has made V-Ray popular for film, commercial and episodic television work is being upgraded with today’s beta release of Chaos Group’s V-Ray 3.0 for Maya. Included in the initial round of enhancements will be a new Progressive Rendering Engine, support for several open source technologies, and up to 5x faster ray tracing and rendering performance.

Game On | Maxon, Cinema 4D, C4D, 3D, Motion Graphics, Adobe, Photoshop, After Effects
Game On
Founded in 1917, the National Hockey League is an institution steeped in tradition and nostalgia. Combining old and new and using Cinema 4D, the broadcast design firm, Undefined Creative, created animated graphics packages for events broadcast by the NHL Network, including the Winter Classic, and the Heritage Classic.
Dan Heilman

TrackX Powered by mocha Brings High-End Hollywood Motion Tracking Tools to Final Cut Pro X  | mocha, Imagineer Systems, Coremelt, FCP X, Final Cut Pro, Apple, Track X
TrackX Powered by mocha Brings High-End Hollywood Motion Tracking Tools to Final Cut Pro X
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha Planar Tracking technology, and CoreMelt, the leading provider of advanced video plug-in effects, announced the release of TrackX powered by mocha.

How to Speed Up Your Video Workflow with Adobe Creative Cloud and NVIDIA GPUs | Adobe, Creative Cloud, Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Photoshop, NVIDIA, GPU
How to Speed Up Your Video Workflow with Adobe Creative Cloud and NVIDIA GPUs
NVIDIA and Adobe continue to collaborate closely to optimize Adobe Creative Cloud apps like Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, and Photoshop for NVIDIA GPUs. Take a look the latest Adobe Hardware Performance White Paper. Whether you’re using high-end Dell or HP workstations, any recent model of Mac, or even the cloud, the video workflow experts at Adobe have done the system research for you.

Outoftouch Celebrates 2013 Vendor of the Year Award and Ten Year Anniversary | outoftouch, Poser, VOY
Outoftouch Celebrates 2013 Vendor of the Year Award and Ten Year Anniversary
Outoftouch continues a commitment to excellence by having another outstanding year in 2013. In celebration of the 2013 Vendor of the Year award and marking ten years here as a Vendor at Renderosity, outoftouch provides a look back through his history and products over the years.

Interview With Marc Brunet, Senior Character Artist at Blizzard Entertainment | Games, 3D, Game Development, Blizzard Entertainment, Autodesk, Maya, Pixologic, ZBrush, Adobe, Photoshop
Interview With Marc Brunet, Senior Character Artist at Blizzard Entertainment
This week, Sergio interviews Marc Brunet, Senior Character Artist with Blizzard Entertainment. Marc talks about his work in the games industry, as he is currently on the Starcraft II and Heroes of the Storm development team, how he got his start, and also introduces us to his incredible tutorial channel on YouTube.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer

MAXON 3D Software Solutions and Creativity Take Center Stage at 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 7 – 10, 2014 (Booth# SL 8620) | Maxon, C4D, Cinema 4D, NAB
MAXON 3D Software Solutions and Creativity Take Center Stage at 2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 7 – 10, 2014 (Booth# SL 8620)
MAXON invites convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor booth at the 2014 NAB Show, “…the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums…”, April 7 – 10, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Kobold Charakteranimation Plug-ins for Cinema 4D | KCA, Kobold Charakteranimation, 3D, Animation, Maxon, Cinema 4D, C4D
Kobold Charakteranimation Plug-ins for Cinema 4D
The Kobold Charakteranimation (KCA) is a suite of plug-ins created primarily to enhance the character creation/animation inside of Maxon’s 3D application Cinema 4D. By bringing in the Poser style of character creation/animation and using the very popular DAZ model, Victoria 3, KCA has created a new, simpler workflow within Cinema 4D Studio.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

MAXON CINEMA 4D Powers M dot Strange’s Third Animated Fantasy Feature Film, “I am Nightmare” | Maxon, Cinema 4D, C4D, 3D, Animation, Film
MAXON CINEMA 4D Powers M dot Strange’s Third Animated Fantasy Feature Film, “I am Nightmare”
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that its industry-leading 3D software solutions, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, helped to streamline the entire filmmaking workflow for award-winning indie filmmaker M dot Strange in his new animated feature film, I am Nightmare.

Faceware Tech Launches New Indie Facial Mocap Package | Faceware, 3D, Mocap
Faceware Tech Launches New Indie Facial Mocap Package
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has launched a new package in its Facial Mocap Professional Product Line targeted at independent and mobile game developers and artists.

The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital Artistry | Autodesk, Academy Awards, 3D, VFX, Film, Maya, Mudbox, 3ds Max, MotionBuilder
The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital Artistry
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly, great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk Inc. media and entertainment staff and software played a starring role in the creation of many of this year's Academy Award nominees across many categories and were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

iPi Soft Sponsors “Trends in Markerless Motion Capture” at DMA/LA’s March 18th Event | iPi Soft, Motion Capture
iPi Soft Sponsors “Trends in Markerless Motion Capture” at DMA/LA’s March 18th Event
iPi Soft, developer of the iPi Motion Capture line of markerless motion capture technology, is excited to announce details of the company’s participation at the “Trends in Markerless Motion Capture Workflow: The iPi Soft Solution“ event happening in conjunction with the Digital Media Artists/Los Angeles (DMA/LA).

Contests: Digital Art, Animation & Photography

February-April 2014 Terragen v2/v3 Theme Challenge
February - April 2014 edition of the Terragen v2/v3 Themed Challenge.
This edition's theme is "The Beach". See forum post for details.
All entries must be submitted by midnight (Renderosity time) on the 16th of April 2014.

March April 2014 Terrain Challenge
The March April 2014's v.9 Terrain Challenge for the Terragen forum.
Open to all Renderosity members who are up to a challenge!!
All entries must be submitted by midnight (Renderosity time) on the 21st of the second month.

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