Chaos Group has announced the Phoenix 3D plugin for 3ds Max has received an upgrade so animators can create even more realistic fire, liquids, smoke, and more without needing a PhD in Fluid Dynamics.
I’ve been really digging Cinema 4D over the last couple of years. I’m hoping to get the new version that is available today, and will have a couple new reviews on the way as well.
Here’s a really great GIF that shows how simply changing the motion graph, or using Ease In/East Out on your keyframes can drastically affect your animation.
— Anisa Sanusi ✈️ GDC (@studioanisa) March 11, 2016
MAXON today announced a new update to Cineware (3.0) for the latest version of Adobe® After Effects® CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud®. The Cineware Live 3D pipeline first introduced in After Effects CC offers improved workflow and greater performance. OpenGL rendering is now available within the Cineware effect, providing increased speed and higher quality results than the software render option. Users can now choose to automatically sync the After Effects and Cinema 4D time sliders. The new Cinema 4D Take System, introduced in R17, the latest Cinema 4D release, is also supported: After Effects artists can now choose to render specific Takes in a Cinema 4D project file.
Maxon has announced that the new release of Cinema 4D (17) is now available for everyone to purchase, install, and start generating awesome animations.
Stephen Schleicher runs through the new Motion Tracker in Cinema 4D R16, and shows how you can track 3D objects into your shot without the need of an additional application.
This tutorial walks the student through the creation of The Want List intro for the popular web series.
Autodesk has announced Maya 8.5 is now available for Intel-based Macs. This is the first Universal application for Maya and should work really well on the multi-core MacPro workstation.
Maya Complete 8.5 is 1999, while Maya Unlimited 8.5 is selling for $6999.
via Autodesk (link)