Mari 4.5 with Mari Materials System is released

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.

Real HDR 1.4 released

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.
unigine 2.7.3

UNIGINE 2.7.3 released

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

Autodesk Mudbox 2019 is out

Autodesk Mudbox 2019 update - Preserve Volume, Dynamic Tesselation, Combine Meshes, Separate Selection and other new options.

Adobe acquires Allegorithmic

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 Maya 2019

Autodesk has released Maya 2019 update with performance improvements, Cashed Playback for faster animations, Viewport 2.0 and other features based on user requests.
Substance Painter - 3D Painting Software

Substance Painter 2018.3

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

Artlantis 2019 is out

Artlantis 2019 - software for rendering architectural visualizations - was released recently.
KeyShot 8.1

KeyShot 8.1

Luxion has released KeyShot 8.1, a free update for 8.0 users - following the release of KeyShot 8.0 in October.

Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD Alpha 2

Render Legion has presented Corona Renderer for Archicad that is now officially available for Windows users as public alpha (Alpha 2).

Lumion 9 is out

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.

animago AWARD: winners of 2018

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.