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Renderosity News of the Week - March 2, 2015

Renderosity's NEWS OF THE WEEK for March 2, 2015

A short video of important Renderosity news for the first week in March of 2015.  

 

Happy 25th Birthday Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Photoshop, Image Editing, Photoshop Anniversary

Happy 25th Birthday Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is celebrating a milestone birthday. This February Adobe’s most popular software turned a quarter of a century. Over the past twenty-five years, Adobe Photoshop has turned into a global household name, both as a noun and a verb. How many software programs can claim that distinction? Dee Marie - 2 opinions posted
VISIGRAPP 2015 | Conferences, VISIGRAPP

VISIGRAPP 2015

The purpose of VISIGRAPP is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in both theoretical advances and applications of computer vision, computer graphics and information visualization.
Adobe Muse in Review | Adobe, Muse, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe CC, Web Design

Adobe Muse in Review

Adobe Muse is an innovative program that takes the time, hassle, and frustration out of creating a website. It is the non-coder, Graphic Designer’s solution for creating websites from scratch. Even those who only use code to design websites will appreciate the freedom of creativity that has inspired designers of print media. Dee-Marie - Contributing Columnist - 1 opinion posted
Game Development Tools: PlayMaker for Unity | Games, Game Development, Unity, PlayMaker, Plug-ins

Game Development Tools: PlayMaker for Unity

The game development scene has opened up a lot in recent years. Better and easier to use tools have been released and are now available to pretty much anyone. One of the most interesting tools around is Unity, a game engine I wrote about some months ago. This time I will tell you about a very interesting Unity tool called PlayMaker. Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer - 3 opinions posted
MAXON’s CINEMA 4D R16: An Excellent Upgrade | Maxon, Cinema 4D, C4D, modeling, 3D, Animation

MAXON’s CINEMA 4D R16: An Excellent Upgrade

CINEMA 4D R16 is a significant release for MAXON. Large and small, MAXON has updated and improved practically every aspect of their already excellent program. Let’s take a look at some of the most important new additions... Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist
January Challenge Contest - Resolutions

January Challenge Contest - Resolutions

So put your thinking caps on and show us what changes you are making this year or what changes you could be making in your Art. Also please feel free to show us what you may have changed last year...

Be sure to check out all open Renderosity Challenges and Contests here!

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We are very proud to announce that the artist EREMES has been chosen by vote to be the Renerosity "Artist of the Month" for March, 2015. He is a digital artist primarily using Maxon's Cinema 4D.
Congratulations to 3D-Age for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for March!
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2014 Video Tutorial Series | Lesson 15
Get more out of your renders by studying this latest tutorial.

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Lucky or Unlucky in Love Challenge - Winners
Lucky or Unlucky in Love Challenge - Winners
The winner's for February's 'Lucky or Unlucky in Love' Challenge have been announced!

March's Member of The Month: vladhome | Community, vladhome, M.O.M., Gallery, March, 2015
March's Member of The Month: vladhome
Learn more about this month's Member of The Month - vladhome.
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Artist of the Month

March, 2015, "Artist of the Month" - EREMES | AOM, artist of the month, eremes, Cinema 4D
March, 2015, "Artist of the Month" - EREMES
We are very proud to announce that the artist EREMES has been chosen by vote to be the Renerosity "Artist of the Month" for March, 2015. He is a digital artist primarily using Maxon's Cinema 4D.

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February 2015 Vendor of the Month - StudioArtVartanian | VOM, StudioArtVartanian
February 2015 Vendor of the Month - StudioArtVartanian
Congratulations to StudioArtVartanian for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for February!
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March 2015 Vendor of the Month - 3D-Age
March 2015 Vendor of the Month - 3D-Age
Congratulations to 3D-Age for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for March!
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Renderosity News of the Week - March 2, 2015 | Renderosity News
Renderosity News of the Week - March 2, 2015

Renderosity's NEWS OF THE WEEK for March 2, 2015

A short video of important Renderosity news for the first week in March of 2015.  

 


Happy 25th Birthday Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Photoshop, Image Editing, Photoshop Anniversary
Happy 25th Birthday Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is celebrating a milestone birthday. This February Adobe’s most popular software turned a quarter of a century. Over the past twenty-five years, Adobe Photoshop has turned into a global household name, both as a noun and a verb. How many software programs can claim that distinction?
Dee Marie - 2 opinions posted

VISIGRAPP 2015 | Conferences, VISIGRAPP
VISIGRAPP 2015
The purpose of VISIGRAPP is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in both theoretical advances and applications of computer vision, computer graphics and information visualization.

Adobe Muse in Review | Adobe, Muse, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe CC, Web Design
Adobe Muse in Review
Adobe Muse is an innovative program that takes the time, hassle, and frustration out of creating a website. It is the non-coder, Graphic Designer’s solution for creating websites from scratch. Even those who only use code to design websites will appreciate the freedom of creativity that has inspired designers of print media.
Dee-Marie - Contributing Columnist - 1 opinion posted

Game Development Tools: PlayMaker for Unity | Games, Game Development, Unity, PlayMaker, Plug-ins
Game Development Tools: PlayMaker for Unity
The game development scene has opened up a lot in recent years. Better and easier to use tools have been released and are now available to pretty much anyone. One of the most interesting tools around is Unity, a game engine I wrote about some months ago. This time I will tell you about a very interesting Unity tool called PlayMaker.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer - 3 opinions posted

MAXON’s CINEMA 4D R16: An Excellent Upgrade | Maxon, Cinema 4D, C4D, modeling, 3D, Animation
MAXON’s CINEMA 4D R16: An Excellent Upgrade
CINEMA 4D R16 is a significant release for MAXON. Large and small, MAXON has updated and improved practically every aspect of their already excellent program. Let’s take a look at some of the most important new additions...
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

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Review of Sensu Buddy Stylus | Sensu, Stylus, 2D, Painting
Review of Sensu Buddy Stylus
Sensu recently announced the newest addition in their stylus family … the Sensu Buddy Stylus! The innovators at Sensu once more listened to their customers, designing a compact, take it anywhere, stylus solution. Dee Marie reviews this ground-breaking digital to analog device.
Dee-Marie - Contributing Columnist

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2015 in Review | Autodesk, MotionBuilder, Softimage, Maya, 3ds Max
Autodesk MotionBuilder 2015 in Review
MotionBuilder is basically a character animation tool that Autodesk absorbed from Kaydara eons ago. It provides tools for both traditional key frame animation, as well as advanced tools for dealing with dense motion capture data. It is a real-time environment where you can set up hardware devices to drive animation controllers.
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist

Maya 2015: A Game Development Perspective | Autodesk, Maya, Maya LT, Game Development
Maya 2015: A Game Development Perspective
Maya 2015 is the latest release of this 3d modeling and animation package from Autodesk. I decided to check how some the features found in this new version work with game development. Maya can be bought as a stand-alone software, or part of an Autodesk Suite that includes other packages, such as MotionBuilder and Mudbox.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer

Red Giant Shooter Suite in Review | Red Giant Software, Shooter Suite, Filmmaking
Red Giant Shooter Suite in Review
Red Giant's Shooter Suite has everything from a denoising plugin, to utilities to help you safely get footage off your camera and onto your computer. I picked a few of the tools from the suite for review: PluralEyes, Offload and BulletProof.
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist

Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro 7 and Sketchbook Pro 2015 | Autodesk, Sketchbook, 2D, Painting, Sketching
Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro 7 and Sketchbook Pro 2015
Earlier this year Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 7 and Sketchbook Pro 2015. And this time around there are some really exciting new features that will have you seriously considering an upgrade if you have the previous version, or looking for something new to push your ideas further.
Nick C Sorbin [nickcharles]

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max SP1 | Autodesk, Chaos Group, 3ds Max, V-Ray
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max SP1
Chaos Group today announced Service Pack 1for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max. With further improvements to render speeds, a new Microfacet GTR / GGX BRDF, and major advancements in V-Ray RT GPU, Service Pack 1 is available for immediate download. V-Ray RT GPU now supports rendering hair and subsurface scattering, making it perfect for advanced character work.

Xsens: An Innovator in Inertial Motion Capture Technology | Motion Capture, 3D, Film, Fimmaking, Animation
Xsens: An Innovator in Inertial Motion Capture Technology
Since its founding in 2000, Fairchild Conductor’s Xsens has become a leader in 3D Motion Tracking technology, both in professional 3D character animation and in technologies that require sophisticated analysis of motion. Recently, the company has released a new, more affordable version of their wearable inertial motion capture systems and software.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

NVIDIA Quadro K2200 Graphics Card in Review | NVIDIA, K2200, Graphics Cards, 3D, Animation
NVIDIA Quadro K2200 Graphics Card in Review
This review is the result of messing around with the NVIDIA Quadro K2200 workstation class card. It replaces its predecessor, the Quadro K2000 as part of an overall Quadro lineup upgrade. If you're an artist trying to build a nice, capable workstation without totally breaking the bank - the Quadro K2200 is a viable option worth seriously considering.
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist

CloudFactory Ozone 2015 Now Shipping! | E-on Software, Ozone, 3D, 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, Cinema4D, LightWave
CloudFactory Ozone 2015 Now Shipping!
E-on software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announced the immediate availability of CloudFactory Ozone 2015, its atmospheric plugin for 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, Cinema4D, and LightWave. Based entirely on real-world atmospheric behavior, CloudFactory Ozone produces ultra-realistic environments with volumetric clouds, accurate light dispersion and natural phenomena such as Godrays.

Blackmagic Design Revolutionizes the Visual Effects Industry with Fusion 7 | Blackmagic Design, Fusion 7
Blackmagic Design Revolutionizes the Visual Effects Industry with Fusion 7
Blackmagic Design announced that Fusion 7, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge. Also announced was Fusion 7 Studio, a complete bundle of VFX and motion graphics solutions with collaborative tools and unlimited network rendering for creative teams and larger facilities.

Adobe Announces Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7 | Adobe, Lightroom, Photoshop, Photography
Adobe Announces Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7
Adobe announces the availability of Lightroom 5.7, Adobe Camera Raw 8.7 and DNG Converter 8.7 as final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. This release corrects issues reported in earlier versions of Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 8. In addition, raw file format support is added for 24 new cameras...

Red Giant Universe Covers New Territory With Version 1.3 | Red Giant, Red Giant Universe, Plug-ins, Adobe, After Effects, Filmmaking
Red Giant Universe Covers New Territory With Version 1.3
The Red Giant Universe is expanding once again with the release of Universe 1.3, the latest update to the world’s fastest growing visual effects environment for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion, Sony Vegas and now, Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve.

iPi Soft Unveils iPi Motion Capture Version 3.0 | iPiSoft, Motion Capture, Filmmaking
iPi Soft Unveils iPi Motion Capture Version 3.0
iPi Soft, LLC, developers of the iPi Motion Capture line of markerless motion capture technology, today announced the availability of iPi Motion Capture Version 3.0. The next generation motion capture solution delivers a number of impressive new features that gives even entry level motion capture enthusiasts the ability to obtain quality mocap data easily and quickly.

A Light at Both Ends of the Tunnel | NVIDIA, CUDA, NVIDIA VCA
A Light at Both Ends of the Tunnel
As a former 3D technical director and visual effects artist in film and games - and later for a number of creative agencies - I have often joked half-heartedly about the number of years of my life wasted waiting for computers to render. Sadly, the joke is on us artists, and our employers.
Sean Wagstaff, ProViz Tech Marketing at NVIDIA

The CL3VER Platform brings interactive 3D Presentations to Apple iOS devices. | Cl3ver, 3D, Visualization
The CL3VER Platform brings interactive 3D Presentations to Apple iOS devices.
CL3VER releases it’s brand new App that enables immersive 3D experiences on iOS devices. The app is available today at the Apple Store. Once installed, any interactive 3D presentation created with CL3VER can be directly viewed on the iOS device and it is stored allowing a user to view their presentation even when they do not have an Internet connection.

Alabama DOT Uses LumenRT 2015 for Massive Mobile River Bridge Project | e-on software, LumenRT
Alabama DOT Uses LumenRT 2015 for Massive Mobile River Bridge Project
e-on software is pleased to announce that Alabama DOT (ALDOT) has successfully utilized LumenRT 2015 (the leading tool for Immersive 3D Communication and GeoDesign) on the highly acclaimed Mobile River Bridge project. The bridge will span the Mobile River near downtown Mobile with a minimum vertical clearance height of 215 feet making it the second highest clearance bridge in the United States -- just below the famed Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

NVIDIA Quadro K5200 - In review | NVIDIA, Quadro
NVIDIA Quadro K5200 - In review
NVIDIA upgraded their Quadro workstation graphics card lineup. Among the new members are the new Quadro K5200, which replaces the Quadro K5000. I was sent a card to test drive for a while and see what I thought. This review is the result.
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist

Digital Anarchy Releases Free Plugin, Flicker Freak, for Adding ‘Horror’-esqe Flicker to Video | Digital Anarchy, Plug-ins, Adobe, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Apple, Final Cut  Pro, Avid
Digital Anarchy Releases Free Plugin, Flicker Freak, for Adding ‘Horror’-esqe Flicker to Video
Digital Anarchy announced Flicker Freak, a free filter for adding flicker to video. The lights appear to flicker on and off, creating an effect commonly seen in horror movies. To do this it uses technology found in Digital Anarchy’s popular Flicker Free plugin, which removes flicker from video.

Autodesk's Mudbox 2015 in Review | Autodesk, Mudbox, Maya, 3ds Max
Autodesk's Mudbox 2015 in Review
Mudbox 2015 is the latest release of this digital sculpting software from Autodesk. In case you don’t know, Mudbox is a tool designed to sculpt, paint textures, and add details to your 3D models. Mudbox can be bought as a stand-alone perpetual license, as a standalone application through desktop subscription (for only $10 a month), and also as part of an Autodesk Suite.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer

The Lenovo P300 SFF Workstation Review | Lenovo, Workstations
The Lenovo P300 SFF Workstation Review
Lenovo currently holds an amazing 14% of the workstation market as of the 2nd quarter, 2014. How did Lenovo accomplish this remarkable growth? After spending a month with Lenovo’s new P300 workstations, I believe they accomplished this through committing the company to producing high quality workstations that get the job done.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

E-on Software Announces Immediate Availability of LumenRT 2015 | E-on Software, LumenRT, Architecture
E-on Software Announces Immediate Availability of LumenRT 2015
LumenRT 2015 contains numerous new features and capabilities including a newly developed real-time rendering platform called Dynamic Immersive Visualization Engine or DIVE™ for short. The DIVE platform delivers exceptional visual performance and realism, handling scenes of enormous complexity and detail.

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January Challenge Contest - Resolutions
January Challenge Contest - Resolutions
So put your thinking caps on and show us what changes you are making this year or what changes you could be making in your Art. Also please feel free to show us what you may have changed last year...

Be sure to check out all open Renderosity Challenges and Contests here!

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