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3DS Max 2018: good bye Mental Ray, hello Arnold

With the release of 3ds Max 2018® software scheduled on April 12, 2017, Autodesk will no longer include NVIDIA’s Mental Ray as part of 3ds Max. Instead the company offers access to the Arnold renderer developed by Solid Angle that was purchased by Autodesk in 2016.
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V-RAY 3.5 FOR NUKE

V-Ray 3.5 is now compatible with NUKE 10.5 and adds powerful new features.
animago award 2017

animago Award 2017: call for entries

animago Award invites creative professionals and young talents from all over the world to submit their work in the fields of 3D ANIMATION & STILLS, VISUAL EFFECTS and VISUALIZATION. Participation is free and projects can be sent in until 31 May 2017.
Techtextil Student Competition 2017

Techtextil Contest 2017

Till 26 February 2017 students and young professionals in design, architecture and engineering can register for 14th Techtextil Contest ‘Textile Structures for New Building 2017’ and win € 8,000.
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Ultimate Unwrap 3D Version 3.50.22

Ultimate Unwrap 3D - UV mapping tool for unfolding and unwrapping 3D models - has released its version 3.50.22.

ONLINE 3D COLLAGES ON CGPORT

If you have ever faced the problem of purchased 3D-models mismatching the designs of your project, than probably you would be interested in the solution offered by CGPort. The team of the designers and 3d-artists came up with an idea of a try-before-buy service and created a virtual space where one can create a collage and see all the chosen 3d-models in one's own interior and check the styles, colors and proportions.
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V-RAY 3.5 NOW IN BETA

Some of the new features of VRay 3.5 for 3ds Max include ability to add VRayScene object node to import .vrscene files in 3ds Max, NVIDIA MDL support, V-Ray GPU enhancements, and reworked lens effects.
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NVIDIA MENTAL RAY FOR MAYA

NVIDIA mental ray is seamlessly integrated into Autodesk Maya® and delivers all the functionality Maya users have come to rely on. Artists can now experience interactive viewport rendering and easy-to-use global illumination with substantial GPU-acceleration.
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ANIMA2D on Unity

Anima2D, a popular skeletal animation software, will be available to the entire Unity developer community for free starting in January 2017
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V-RAY for Cinema4D

V-RayforC4D 3.4 was released in December 2016. It is seamlessly integrated and optimized for both CPUs and GPUs, using whatever an artist picks to deliver high-quality imagery and animation quickly, even when working with complex 3D scenes.
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Oculus Touch

Oculus has released its Touch controller that allows sculpting and painting in VR.
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PlantFactory

PlantFactory is an innovative 3D vegetation modeling, animation, and rendering software developed for the CG, SFX, architecture and gaming communities.