Luxion released KeyShot 8 with new updates focused on materials and volume, lighting and optics, advanced geometry, image and output, and collaboration.
Real IES 3, software to create photometric lights, is released with some new features added, a slight redesign of UI and general usability improvements.
Autodesk has recently released 3dsMax 2019.2 update with Arnold 5.2, fluids loader, alembic UV exporter and other cool stuff.
The nominees for the 2018 animago AWARDS are in! An independent jury of experts sifted through nearly 900 submissions from 61 countries to find the final 36 nominees for the animago’s twelve categories.
Developers released a 1.11 update of SiNi Software plugins for 3ds Max. All plugins are now available in 3ds Max 2019. This release features bug fixes for all plugins plus the addition of new features and update.
Render Legion released Corona Renderer 2 for 3ds Max focused on heterogeneous media and the first steps in V-Ray compatibility.
Developers of Real IES, a standalone tool for generating photometric lights, recently released their new software - Real HDR, that allows creating 32-bit HDR files to use in various rendering software for custom lighting scenarios.
It's already June, so it's time for an overview of the new 3ds Max: 3ds Max 2019 released in Marchand 3ds Max 2019.1 Update released last week. Let's see what Autodesk has prepared for us this year.
Luxion has released KeyShot Viewer a free, stand-alone, touch-enabled, desktop application for Mac and Windows for sharing, interactive viewing and presentation of KeyShot scenes. KeyShot Viewer uses the same CPU-powered ray-tracing render engine as KeyShot to produce amazing photo-realistic visuals in real-time.
Autodesk digital drawing software, Sketchbook, became free for Windows, Mac and Tablet from May 1st. This free individual version of Sketchbook will function cross-platform with Autodesk ID after a week's trial period, while Sketchbook Pro version will be, as previously, available for enterprises with multiple user licenses.
We are happy to be a partner of animago Awards also this year and to announce that the project submissions for this prestigious CGI competition are now open.
Chaos Group has opened the beta for new V-Ray for Unreal Engine that allows to bring V-Ray scenes from 3ds Max, Maya and SketchUp directly into the Unreal Editor and connects the best of real-time and ray tracing.