Foundry has recently released Mari 4.5 with a transformative Materials System that allows artists to create high-volume assets faster and more cost-effectively.
PlaySys has presented 1.4 release of Real HDR - standalone utility for creating custom HDR images for CGI, VFX and rendering - with new 3D preview and 3D light placement mode and usability and customization improvements.
Developers of Unigine - real-time 3d rendering engine - have released Unigine 2.7.3 update with improved texture and geometry import, sky rendering and environment probes, better placement tools, rendering improvements ad VR optimizations.
Autodesk Mudbox 2019 update - Preserve Volume, Dynamic Tesselation, Combine Meshes, Separate Selection and other new options.
It is officially announced that Adobe has acquired Allegorithmic, makers of Substance Painter and other tools for 3D textures and material creation in game and video post-production.
Autodesk has released Maya 2019 update with performance improvements, Cashed Playback for faster animations, Viewport 2.0 and other features based on user requests.
Allegorithmic has released Substance Painter 2018.3 with viewport upgrades, new UI helpers, an enhanced symmetry tool, proper 2D view export and a boost in performance.
Artlantis 2019 - software for rendering architectural visualizations - was released recently.
Luxion has released KeyShot 8.1, a free update for 8.0 users - following the release of KeyShot 8.0 in October.
Render Legion has presented Corona Renderer for Archicad that is now officially available for Windows users as public alpha (Alpha 2).
ACT-3D has released Lumion 9, real-time rendering software for arch-viz. The developers promise "photorealistic environments faster than ever before" with the photorealistic sky, rain, grass and improved UX features.
The winners of the animago AWARD – an internationally renowned competition for 3D animation and still, visual effects, visualization and VR/AR/360° – were awarded their trophies on October 25th in Munich. The show was attended by 500 guests and took place for the third time at the Gasteig Centre.