Red Giant Universe In Review | Red Giant, Universe, Adobe, Premiere Pro, After Effects

Red Giant Universe In Review

Red Giant, a highly regarded digital video plugins developer that has created several plugin suites which are now industry standard, have a new cloud-based system called Red Giant Universe that was established only a few months ago. Red Giant Universe provides access to an ever-expanding library of new tools for filmmakers, editors, VFX artists, & motion designers. Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist
Q&A With ILM Junior Concept Artist, Chris Bonura | Autodesk, Maya, CG, 3D, Tutorial

Q&A With ILM Junior Concept Artist, Chris Bonura

Today we have Chris Bonura, Junior Concept Artist at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), with us to answer a few questions on what it's like being at ILM, life as a concept artist and tools of the trade! Recently, Chris worked on Thor, Star Trek Into Darkness and Transformers: Age of Extinction. He also recently posted an in-depth tutorial series which teaches viewers tips and tricks of the trade. Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist
Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 for Designers | Adobe, Creative Cloud, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Photoshop

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 for Designers

Throughout the computer revolution, Adobe has successfully thrived to be on the cutting-edge of artistic software advancement. With the recent release of Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 for Designers, the innovators at Adobe have once more taken the optimistic road in its regards to: designers’ wants and needs, ease of use, and advances in creativity. Dee-Marie - Contributing Columnist
Glen Keane Creates Beautiful Animated Short, Duet, for Google's ATAP | 2D, Animation, Film, Google, ATAP, Duet, Glen Keane, Disney

Glen Keane Creates Beautiful Animated Short, Duet, for Google's ATAP

Duet is a wonderful new animated short film, hand-drawn by renowned animator Glen Keane, for Google's Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP). Produced by ATAP, Glen Keane's short film, Duet, is intended to be an interactive mobile experience to be released later this year, but Glen unveiled the 'theatrical' version to attendees of the Google I/O conference in San Francisco last week.
V-Ray 3.0 In Review | V-Ray, 3ds Max, Autodesk, Chaos Group, 3D

V-Ray 3.0 In Review

I'm going back into the pre-rendered images realm to write about the latest photorealistic renderer by Chaos Group, V-Ray 3.0. V-Ray is used a lot in architectural rendering, product design and animation because of its unsurpassed photorealism. Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer

June - July Terragen v.9 Theme Challenge

This month's theme is "Badlands". Please see Forum Post for details. All entries must be submitted by midnight (Renderosity time) on the 24th of the second month.

June/July Fractals Themed Challenge

For this Challenge the Theme is "Emotions":
"A fractal which expresses, or appears-shows, feelings, or emotions, such as joy, anger, sadness. Also things like a smell, taste (one's taste), a mood, chill, heart-touching things."
Images must be composed of a Fractal , any amount of postwork allowed, imported models, and or backgrounds, can be used, however the main focus of the image MUST be a Fractal.

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2014 Video Tutorial Series | Lesson 7 | POSER, Tutorials, Bremmer, Video, 7, Pose, Posing
2014 Video Tutorial Series | Lesson 7
In this tutorial Mark teaches us the shortcuts of posing your characters.
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All About... Michael Crisafulli [Michael_C] | Michael_C
All About... Michael Crisafulli [Michael_C]
This week, we find out all about artist and vendor, Michael Crisafulli, better known to the community as Michael_C.
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July's Member of The Month | MrsRatbag | Community, member, month, july, 2014, mrsratbag
July's Member of The Month | MrsRatbag
Take a look inside the photography of this month's M.O.M.
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MarketPlace Improvements | MarketPlace, BCS, Changes, Updates, Improvements, Search, June, 2014
MarketPlace Improvements
Please take a moment to review the BIG changes to the MarketPlace.
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Miss Renderosity Pageant
Take to the runway to compete for this year's Miss Renderosity Pageant!
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Summer Spotlight Series - July 14th | MarketPlace Promotions, Summer, Spotlight, Sale, 50%, July, 2014
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Now Available at Roku | May, 2014, Roku, Channel, Video
Now Available at Roku
Renderosity Channel now available on Roku Streaming Media Devices.
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Artist of the Month

July 2014 Artist of the Month - EyeOfTheBeholder | AOM, Terragen, EyeOfTheBeholder
July 2014 Artist of the Month - EyeOfTheBeholder
Each month the Renderosity community votes on the Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... July's AOM is EyeOfTheBeholder!
10 opinions posted

Vendor of the Month

July 2014 Vendor of the Month - dexsoft-games | VOM, dexsoft-games
July 2014 Vendor of the Month - dexsoft-games
Congratulations to dexsoft-games for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for July!
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Red Giant Universe In Review | Red Giant, Universe, Adobe, Premiere Pro, After Effects
Red Giant Universe In Review
Red Giant, a highly regarded digital video plugins developer that has created several plugin suites which are now industry standard, have a new cloud-based system called Red Giant Universe that was established only a few months ago. Red Giant Universe provides access to an ever-expanding library of new tools for filmmakers, editors, VFX artists, & motion designers.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

Q&A With ILM Junior Concept Artist, Chris Bonura | Autodesk, Maya, CG, 3D, Tutorial
Q&A With ILM Junior Concept Artist, Chris Bonura
Today we have Chris Bonura, Junior Concept Artist at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), with us to answer a few questions on what it's like being at ILM, life as a concept artist and tools of the trade! Recently, Chris worked on Thor, Star Trek Into Darkness and Transformers: Age of Extinction. He also recently posted an in-depth tutorial series which teaches viewers tips and tricks of the trade.
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 for Designers | Adobe, Creative Cloud, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Photoshop
Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 for Designers
Throughout the computer revolution, Adobe has successfully thrived to be on the cutting-edge of artistic software advancement. With the recent release of Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 for Designers, the innovators at Adobe have once more taken the optimistic road in its regards to: designers’ wants and needs, ease of use, and advances in creativity.
Dee-Marie - Contributing Columnist

Glen Keane Creates Beautiful Animated Short, Duet, for Google's ATAP | 2D, Animation, Film, Google, ATAP, Duet, Glen Keane, Disney
Glen Keane Creates Beautiful Animated Short, Duet, for Google's ATAP
Duet is a wonderful new animated short film, hand-drawn by renowned animator Glen Keane, for Google's Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP). Produced by ATAP, Glen Keane's short film, Duet, is intended to be an interactive mobile experience to be released later this year, but Glen unveiled the 'theatrical' version to attendees of the Google I/O conference in San Francisco last week.

V-Ray 3.0 In Review | V-Ray, 3ds Max, Autodesk, Chaos Group, 3D
V-Ray 3.0 In Review
I'm going back into the pre-rendered images realm to write about the latest photorealistic renderer by Chaos Group, V-Ray 3.0. V-Ray is used a lot in architectural rendering, product design and animation because of its unsurpassed photorealism.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer

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Autodesk to Acquire Shotgun Software, Creator of Cloud-Based Production Management Platform for Film, Television and Games Industries | Autodesk, Shotgun, 3D
Autodesk to Acquire Shotgun Software, Creator of Cloud-Based Production Management Platform for Film, Television and Games Industries
Autodesk Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun's tools for production management are used by some of the world's leading production studios...

Machinima and the New Media Film Festival (2014) | New Media Film Festival, Filmmaking, Animation, Machinima, 2D, 3D
Machinima and the New Media Film Festival (2014)
The New Media Film Festival has been gathering filmmakers, producers, actors and film students together for a live, two-day festival of film screenings, awards, panels and discussion. With the tag line, "honoring stories worth telling," the NMFF focuses on New Media. This year, machinima was represented at the NMFF in the form of two formal and informal screenings.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1 | Autodesk, Maya, Maya LT, Game Development, 3D, Animation
Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1
Today Autodesk announced the first extension release for Maya LT 2015. The update enhances the animation experience for professional indie game makers by allowing artists to create more elaborate characters and environmental objects.

CL3VER Viewer 2.1, Faster On Any Device | Cl3ver, 3D, 2D
CL3VER Viewer 2.1, Faster On Any Device
Today we are proud to announce the release of the CL3VER Viewer 2.1 that improves 3D visualization of CL3VER presentations on any browser, making them faster and with less memory consumption.

Adobe Releases New Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $9.99 Per Month | Adobe, Photoshop, Photography, Lightroom
Adobe Releases New Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $9.99 Per Month
Adobe today announced the availability of the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Designed for anyone interested in photography, the new plan brings together -- for USD$9.99 per month -- Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, two tools that have fundamentally impacted how photographs and imagery shape our visual culture, as well as Lightroom’s breakthrough mobile apps on iPad and now iPhone.

NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CC  | Adobe, NVIDIA, Illustrator, 2D, 3D, Creative Cloud
NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CC
GPU acceleration in Illustrator CC specifically benefits the wide range of users working with 2D vector graphics, including graphic designers, illustrators and typographers creating media across web, print, mobile and more.

Alien Skin Software Announces Availability of Exposure™ 6 | Alien Skin Software, Exposure, Photography, Photoshop
Alien Skin Software Announces Availability of Exposure™ 6
Alien Skin Software today announced the immediate availability of Exposure 6, the latest version of its flagship photography effects software. Exposure 6 enables digital photographers to quickly achieve accurate analog film emulation and creative effects in a simple interface. Exposure 6 can be used as a plug-in with popular host software or as a stand-alone program for even greater flexibility.

Bleank Announces Black Ink and its Unusual Brushes | Bleank Software, Black Ink, 2D, Painting
Bleank Announces Black Ink and its Unusual Brushes
If the trend in digital art is to replicate traditional tools to the nearest degree, where does that leave artists who want something completely different? Meet Black Ink: Bleank’s new digital painting software that makes uniqueness, and custom, one-of-a-kind brushes, a priority. Black Ink’s open beta is available now.

SIGGRAPH 2014 Releases Advance Program | ACM, SIGGRAPH, Conferences, 2D, 3D, VFX, Animation
SIGGRAPH 2014 Releases Advance Program
For comprehensive information about speakers, exciting events, and SIGGRAPH 2014 content, download this year's Advance Program! To make the best out of your SIGGRAPH 2014 experience, use this important resource to begin planning a week filled with education, interaction, networking, and fascination.

Thinkbox Software Releases Stoke MX 2.0 for Autodesk® 3ds Max® | Thinkbox Software, Stoke MX, 3D, VFX, Autodesk, 3ds Max
Thinkbox Software Releases Stoke MX 2.0 for Autodesk® 3ds Max®
Stoke MX 2.0 introduces new methods of working with 3D data - including particles, fields, meshes and level sets - to produce and synthesize complex simulations quickly and with a high level of control.

Allegorithmic and GameTextures.com to Provide Extensive PBR Material Library in Substance | Allegorithmic, Substance, Game Development, 2D, 3D, Textures
Allegorithmic and GameTextures.com to Provide Extensive PBR Material Library in Substance
Today Allegorithmic announces a partnership with GameTextures.com that will bring high-quality, PBR base materials from the famous video game material library to its Substance texture artists.

Long-Time Exhibitors and New Ones Bring Excitement to SIGGRAPH 2014  | SIGGRAPH, ACM, 2D, 3D, Animation, Film, VFX
Long-Time Exhibitors and New Ones Bring Excitement to SIGGRAPH 2014
SIGGRAPH is delighted to share the current amazing caliber of exhibitors already committed to this year's event in Vancouver. Featuring both veteran and new partners, SIGGRAPH 2014's exhibiting companies will offer expertise that is invaluable to the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Craft Animations AB Releases Craft CameraFx for MotionBuilder | VFX, Craft Animations, Craft CameraFX
Craft Animations AB Releases Craft CameraFx for MotionBuilder
Craft Animations AB is taking the next step in their evolution with the May, 2014 release of Craft CameraFx, a brand new application built specifically to function inside of Autodesk’s 3D character animation program: MotionBuilder. Craft CameraFx is designed to manage 3D cameras with much better flexibility and speed than traditional keyframe-based applications.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

A Cinematic Extravaganza From 3D to Web Series from Afghan to Venezuela - 5th Annual New Media Film Festival | Film, New Media Film Festival, 2D, 3D, Animation
A Cinematic Extravaganza From 3D to Web Series from Afghan to Venezuela - 5th Annual New Media Film Festival
Declared “worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and hailed for making “the cutting edge accessible” by Huffington Post, The New Media Film Festival celebrates the ever-changing world of new media. The 2014 edition of the festival will showcase 112 films from 25 countries. www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com

The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D | 3D, Film, iPi Soft, motion capture, Animation
The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D
Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, is a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software's ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio's complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom.

SIGGRAPH 2014 Courses Announced | SIGGRAPH, ACM, SIGGRAPH 2014, Conferences, 2D, 3D, Animation, VFX
SIGGRAPH 2014 Courses Announced
In SIGGRAPH 2014 Courses, attendees learn from the experts in the field and gain inside knowledge that is critical to career advancement. The spectrum of Courses ranges from an introduction to the foundations of computer graphics and interactive techniques for those new to the field to advanced instruction on the most current techniques and topics.

E-on Software Ships VUE 2014.5 | E-on Software, Vue, 3D
E-on Software Ships VUE 2014.5
e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announced today the immediate availability of VUE 2014.5 xStream and Infinite, the latest production-driven version of its professional solutions for the creation, animation and rendering of natural 3D environments.

Take Me to Belize | Maxon, Cinema 4D, C4D, 3D, architecture
Take Me to Belize
With its tropical flora, mountains and abundant recreational options, the beauty of Belize is evident to the naked eye. This assignment was to bring the beauty of the country, which is on the northeastern coast of Central America, to life in 3D using Maxon’s Cinema 4D on a modest budget, and a tight deadline.
Dan Heilman

Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance Products | Allegorithmic, YEBIS 2, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Game Development
Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance Products
What happens when the world’s best post-processing middleware meets the world’s most popular texturing technology for games? Game artists are about to find out, as today Allegorithmic will begin integrating Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 into Substance Designer 4.3 and Substance Painter beta.

Hydra HDRI Pro - Make a 32-bit HDRI From an 8-bit Image | Plug-ins, Photoshop, HDRI, Hydra HDRI Pro
Hydra HDRI Pro - Make a 32-bit HDRI From an 8-bit Image
Hydra Design Labs' Hydra HDRI Pro plugin claims to convert an ordinary 8-bit image such as a JPG into a usable 32-bit per pixel image, suitable for High Dynamic Range Image based rendering. I was skeptical. I had to have a closer look!
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist - 1 opinion posted

Lumion® 4.5 Has Arrived! | 3D, Lumion
Lumion® 4.5 Has Arrived!
Lumion® 4.5 contains all the usual learnability, quality and world-beating speed of previous versions. Further improvements and updates have been implemented so that Lumion continues to work perfectly with the major 3D modelling software packages, such as Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® InfraWorks®, Nemetschek® Allplan® and Vectorworks®, Graphisoft® ArchiCAD® and Autodesk® 3D Studio Max.

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June - July Terragen v.9 Theme Challenge
This month's theme is "Badlands". Please see Forum Post for details. All entries must be submitted by midnight (Renderosity time) on the 24th of the second month.

June/July Fractals Themed Challenge
For this Challenge the Theme is "Emotions":
"A fractal which expresses, or appears-shows, feelings, or emotions, such as joy, anger, sadness. Also things like a smell, taste (one's taste), a mood, chill, heart-touching things."
Images must be composed of a Fractal , any amount of postwork allowed, imported models, and or backgrounds, can be used, however the main focus of the image MUST be a Fractal.

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