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Friday, June 30, 2006

Frantic Films Soars With Superman | VFX



-Frantic Films, a Canada based Visual effects studio delivers awesome effects for Warner Bros. Pictures' blockbuster "SUPERMAN RETURNS". Frantic delivered 140
VFX shots for the blockbuster, which officially opens on June 28. Having previously worked with director Bryan Singer on X2: X-Men United, Frantic was again enlisted for six major sequences. Inthe process, the company used their current proprietary software and created new VFX technology for Singer's epic vision........Read on!!
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ATI delivers exceptional graphics and Windows Vista 3D support for Power Users



- Radeon graphics technology is now available as an option for HP customers that direct order a customized HP dc7600 Convertible Minitower or any currently shipping HP Microtower Desktop PC. The
ATI Radeon X1600 XT Graphics card offers power users high quality performance and the ability to power the 3D graphics in the upcoming Windows Vista operating system.........Link!!
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Passion Pictures Uses SOFTIMAGE|XSI For GORILLAZ WARFARE



- London-based character animators use SOFTIMAGEXSI as core tool for complete production of somber music video, including modeling, rendering and effects. For those of you don’t already know, let’s get this straight:
Gorillaz may be animated, but The Archies they ain’t. Comprising a spacey lead singer (2-D), a 10-year-old girl guitarist and martial arts master (Noodle), a 340-pound drummer (Russell) and a rambling, ribald bassist who just might be a Satanist (Murdoc Nicalls), Gorillaz is the bona fide band for the new millennium, even if they are........link!
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TUTORIAL - ANATOMY OF A WALK



- A breakdown of basic walk and exlains the Anatomy of walk by RuberBug studio. As the Tutorial is very genralized and not application specific, you may try these steps in your favorite software like
maya, 3ds Max , XSI etc... Ruberbug; Walks are very complex. Not only do the feet have to move across the ground, but the hips, spine, arms, shoulders and head all move in sync to maintain balance in the system. Though complex, if you break down each of these movements joint by joint, the mechanics of walking become clear.Let’s break down a basic walk, step by step. For clarity, I’ve animated a simple skeleton so you can see exactly how each joint moves.................Link!
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Photoshop Tutorial - Colouring a Robot



- An easy to learn
photoshop tutorial by Troy Packer, Recommed for Intermediate Level Photoshop Users. In This Photoshop tutorial Troay Packer shows a step by step breakdown of how he went about shading on concept robot. This tutorial will also show you how to cut down your time spent shading. You will see, it is actually quite a simple Photoshop technique, but the results can be very effective............Link!
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Download MentalRay Shaders For Max | Maya | XSI



- Download couple of MentalRay Shaders compatible with 3d studio max, Maya and
Softimage XSI . These royalty-free shaders for MentalRay is written by David Lanier and you may use the following shaders for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. Couple of useful scripts for Maya , 3ds Max and XSI are also available for download.........Link!
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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Maya Scripts : Mel Export Script and getRelativePath


- Two new useful Maya MEL scripts by Denis Schluchter. Mel Export Script - This script exports single polygonal objects from Maya. It's thought as a starting point for people that want to write exporters for such objects into their own format. Using MEL for Maya has the advantage, that you can use it in combination with the Maya personal learning edition (PLE). getRelativePath - The script writes Path B relative to Path A ( confused? ) ..............Download Link !!

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Focus On Kirsten Ulve's ILLUSTRATIONS


- One of my personal favorite website for illustration......Simply Awesome Stuff. Today we would like to put focus on the world of Kirsten Ulve's "ILLUSTRATIONS", Kirsten is well known illustrator for her retro and lifestyle illustrations. Kirsten Ulve began her career as a graphic designer in mid - 90s and now runs her own New York based Studio. She has worked in almost every field, ranging from fashion illustration to caricatures, animated commercials to editorial illustration as well as advertising art and product illustrations. Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Cosmo-girl, Seventeen, The Village Voice, Nickelodeon, are some names from her long list of clients. We recommend cgindia visitors to spend some time on her website for inspiration ............visit now! (Recommended)

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Download Saint Paint Studio 11.1



- A small but quite powerfull image editing program, which can be used for editing animation as well in many popular formats. Saint Paint is the ideal paint package for creating and
editing True Colour, 256 colour, 16 colour, and Monochrome graphics, and animating in any mode or combination of modes, with AVI editing support. Developed for use in the games industry by artists and programmers, it has all you need for everyday use, and will establish itself as your only essential paint package. So if you don't need the advanced features offered by much expensive packages such as Photoshop, than give-it a shot. CNET Download.com's Have credited 5/5 Stars to SaintPaint Studio .................Download SaintPaint Studio!
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Animation Short - "ARK"



- ARK is a short Animated film by Grzegorz Jonkajtys & Marcin Kobylecki. They have launched a new website
www.thearkfilm.com devoted to their animation short "ARK". The website features a trailer promoting the production of film as well as information about the film and its authors. The film story line is some what similar to film "Water World" but the Culprit out here is plague....Seems very promising; check it out…..Watch Trailer of Animation short - "ARK" Video
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

CEBAS ThinkingParticles 2.5 Upgrade Available for 3ds MAX



- cebas releases ThinkingParticles 2.5, the latest free upgrade for cebas’ ThinkingParticles. cebas continues legacy of offering feature packed upgrades to user’s.The new 2.5 release shows why ThinkingParticles is the world’s most powerful rule based
for 3ds max. cebas continues to listen to users and make improvements available – at no charge to users – to an already robust product. ThinkingParticles 2.5 gives users unprecedented value for 3ds max and VIZ ....."system wide" Particle Baking/Recording feature has been added to the ThinkingParticles 2.5 toolset. It allows you to cache complete Cebas ThinkingParticles particle simulations into one single file. This file will lock down the particle animation to help increase the playback and render speed. This file can also be distributed for network rendering.............Link!

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Hydraulx Makes its Mark with Sapphire Plug-ins on X-Men | VFX



- With a total of 900 post production shots, Twentieth Century Fox entrusted over a quarter of them to Hydraulx, an 80-person visual effects and
design company out of Santa Monica. Esteemed for their award-winning commercial and video work, Hydraulx and its sister company Lola Visual Effects are rapidly gaining prestige as lead vendors for feature film visual effects. Co-Owner and VFX Supervisor Greg Strause asserts, "Our company has been built around two primary goals: hire the best artists in the industry and arm them with the latest and greatest in tools and processing power." Among these premiere tools are multiple and Flame systems, the world's largest 64-bit Burn installation, and GenArts Sapphire Plug-ins loaded across the board. According to Strause, "I couldn't imagine having any compositing system without Sapphire installed. It's a bread-and-butter, go-to tool over here for all of the artists."....Fittingly for : The Last Stand, Strause relied upon the proven prowess of his Discreet systems pipeline and Sapphire Plug-ins to handle everything from ground-breaking vanity work to...........Read more!
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Spiderman 3 Teaser Trailer



- Watch the Latest Teaser trailer of Spider-Man 3 by Sony Pictures Digital Inc. Spider-Man 3 is scheduled for release on May 4, 2007, and will reunite returning cast members Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco with director Sam Raimi and producers Laura Ziskin and Marvel Studio's Avi Arad, the successful film making team responsible for the first two
Spider-Man films. Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace have joined the cast of the blockbuster franchise................Watch Spider Man -3 Teaser Video
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SIBGRAPI - Call for Participation


SIBGRAPI : International Computer Graphic Festival - Call for Participation
- The SIBGRAPI Video Festival is one of the largest Computer Graphics Festivals in South America. It is organizes by both Academic and Industry community an takes place during one of the three nights of the largest conference in Computer Graphics of South America. Amongst the accepted videos, the best ones are selected and advertised as the winners of the Specialist Jury Certificate (one for each video category) and the PopularJury Certificate (one for all categories).
The Festival is composed by two categories:
Technical: videos in this category are evaluated according to inventive technical aspects of their production or the innovative techniques used togenerate the images. This category includes videos that demonstrate innovative computer animation or image processing techniques. Also itincludes videos that explain the technical details of research developments in one or more themes of the symposium.
Artistic: videos in this category are evaluated according to their artistic, cultural or entertainment value. Videos of this category may use traditional techniques and software. Videos related to promotional films, game introductions, advertising films, and experimental animations are usually included in this category. Video editing and finishing areimportant aspects in this category.For more details about the Festival and Submission, please refer at the web sites: www.sibgrapi.ufam.edu.br/index.php?lang=en

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

CGUnderground Launches 3AMPhoto.com


- Our partner site CGUnderground has launched Textures and reference material website for CG Artists and 3d proffesionals, - www.3dmphoto.com . A site dedicated to providing commercial textures and images to artists when they usually need them, "at 3am". CGIndia best wishes are with you guyz.....cheers!

Maya Script - MoCon V3.25



- This collection of scripts is used to transfer 3D motion to and from
After Effects, Electric Image, and Maya. Cameras (Orientation and Reference), Objects, Camera Rigs and 3D stabilization, Pan/Tilt, 3D to 2D. (Req: AE 6.5 +, Maya 6.0+, EI 5.0+) New to V3.25 is SynthEyes 2D tracker path export, as well as automatic building of hand track layers. Older version of the MoCon script is free for download...........Download MoCon for Maya!!
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Got3d Announces Low Polygon 3d models of Business People



- Got3D (www.got3d.com) today announced the release of its newest collection of high quality 3d people models
– The Business Revolution Series. Hot on the heels of the first 3d Casual People Collection, this new collection provides computer visualization professionals with yet another superb collection for enhancing their renderings. These low poly / high detail business people add realism and make a minimal impact on rendering time..........more info!!
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Catch the Word's Best Digital Works at CG Overdrive Festival



- CG Overdrive 2006 ; Asia's largest CG and Animation event - is proud to announce the program line-up of the Digital Film Screenings and
Digital Art Gallery at CG Overdrive Festival , happening from 14-16 July 2006 in Singapore at the Singapore Expo. The specially curated program will feature the best digital works by fresh new talents showcased alongside those by celebrated directors, animators and CG artists, selected from almost 400 entries received from all over the world by an esteemed panel of judges. Look out for the World Premiere of the short film ‘Jinniku no umarekawari’ by Italian VFX director Alessandro Pacciani, only at .........read on!
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GENARTS RELEASES SAPPHIRE PLUG-INS VERSION 2 FOR SHAKE



- GenArts Inc., a leading provider of visual effects plug-ins for the film, broadcast and video industries, today announced the immediate availability of
Sapphire Plug-ins version 2 for Apple’s® Shake. This release contains 20 additional effects including a new FilmDamage effect, and a wide array of new features and improvements such as on-screen widgets for easy parameter adjustment, and an improved user interface for all color parameters..Sapphire Plug-ins for Shake provides digital artists with over 200 image processing and synthesis effects that are directly integrated into Shake’s user interface. Version 2 now supports the Mac Universal Binary (PPC & Intel) and Linux systems. " artists have produced phenomenal, ground-breaking visual effects work .............Read On!
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Monday, June 26, 2006

Book synopsis - 3D Game Textures: Create Professional Game Art Using Photoshop



- Gamasutra has published Book synopsis of, "3D Game
: Create Professional Game Art Using " by Luke Ahearn . The excerpt is from first chapter of Luke Ahearn's new book, which touts itself as teaching its readers "how to think like a games artist." The featured article covers introduction of the book, Perspective concepts, as well as on 3d Games Texturing. The Book was published by Focal Press back in February 2006...............link!
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Free Photoshop brushes by Toastsnatcherz



- Some Very useful and Free Photoshop brushes for Photoshop addicts. These Awesome Photoshop brushes are from the collection of graphic artist Robin d. of Tostsnatcher.com. There are 31 set of Photoshop brushes available for free download in .Zip format. These brushes are especially useful for generating textures for use in backgrounds or for creating abstract art........
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Photoshop Brushes by 500ml
Fresh Photoshop Brushes Download
Download: Photoshop Brushes Series 30
Free Photoshop Brushes: Botched Ornaments
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CGToolbar Available On Download.Com


Get it from CNET Download.com!
- CGToolbar is now available on
Download.com and the firefox version of CGToolbar is available on Mozilla.org . CGToolbar is extremely useful and must have tool for CG Artists, Animators, VFX and 3d professionals. is one of its kind (unique)- probably the first toolbar which is loaded with custom features, built by focusing on the needs of a computer graphics professional and to cater the whole CG community. This small but powerful Toolbar bring all the resources a CG artists ever need at their fingertips by bridging the gap between various useful CG Portals.......link!

PIXAR'S On-line Library Resource



- Learn the Art of Animation from the best professionals in the field. PIXAR Animation studio on-line library is a great Resource for Animators and Cg-Artists,..Offers Interesting articles which explorers the technical aspects in the applications of computer graphics for filmmaking. Detailed Articles discussing - Interactive
, Harmonic Coordinates, Statistical Acceleration for Animated , Point Multiplication and Soft Caching: An Approach for Accelerating Calculations in Graphics, Interactive Space-time Constraints: Wiggly Splines, are some of the recent addition in this great online library resource. Click on the articles heading to download the detailed articles in .PDF. You may also check the associated videos with the articles..........Pixar On-line Library!
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Animation Short - Living In The DARK



-"Living in the Dark" is a Animated short film by talented Thomas Leung, who has created this CG short as his graduation piece. The animation style is quite simple, but very distinctive and visual effects captures your imagination. Above all, the narrative style strengthens the overall appeal of the short film. The story is about the filmmaker’s childhood experience of eye injuries, the pain and the loneliness of living in the dark as well as about his father..........Watch CGShort
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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Watch Some Awesome CG Shorts and Teasers This Weekend


- The Mantis Parable : an independent Animated short by Joshua Staub Video
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Stilt Walkers : Student animated 3d short by van der haeghe Video
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Temerario : a showdown between an old cowboy and the Devil Video
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Eeveryone's HERO : what if you have one chance to be a hero? whould you take it? Video
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Cocotte Minute ( pressure cooker) : Film carried out like short animated film of opening for the International Festival of Cartoon film (FIFA) of Annecy 2006 Video
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Lady and the Lamp : John Lasseter made this short, when he was at CalArts in 1979 Video
- CGArena Mag : june issue is up for grab.........
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Friday, June 23, 2006

Digital-Tutors Releases Walk Cycle Animation Training for Maya



- Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk Authorized Publisher, today Announced the availability of "Introductionto Maya Animation: Walk Cycle" - a comprehensive guide to creating convincing walk cycle
animations in Maya and the latest release in agrowing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists. New training release provides intuitive guide to learning walk cycle animation in Maya. Artists will easily learn proper body mechanics, adding personality to characters, and creating walk cycles with less time and more creativity in Maya with over 2.5 hours of project-based training - an ideal learning resource for artists learning character animation......................Read on!
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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Free 3ds Max Plugin Scripts by Bytegeist Software



- Some useful 3ds max plugin scripts for free download courtesy Bytegeist Software. EdgeMap v0.9b- EdgeMap is a procedural texture that draws lines along the face edges of an object.... ZDeSat v1.01- ZDeSat is a Render Effect plugin that allows you to desaturate the colours in a rendered image based on how far each pixel is from the
camera.... ZTint v1.02- ZTint is a Render Effect plugin that allows you to tint the colour of an rendered image based on how far each pixel is from the camera.......etc. The plugins are compatible with 3ds max 4 to max 8 and some are only compatible with max V4 to V6. There are some more plugins for sale, but demo version are available for free......................download 3ds max plug-ins!
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MECHNOLOGY PROVIDES VFX FOR 'VERONICA MARS' FINALE



- (From Postmag) Mechnology Visual Effects Studio (www.mechnology.com) recently helped director John Kretchmer and the UPN bring the second season of Veronica Mars to a dramatic conclusion. The studio has worked with Kretchmer to provide visual effects for other shows in the past. For the Veronica Mars finale, Mechnology worked with on-set VFX supervisor Gerard Black to help send a character off an ocean-side cliff to his death in the surf, 100 feet below............
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Redway Annouced Redviewer 1.3 For 3ds Max / Viz



- Redway, the 3D interactive software publisher, announces the availability of Redviewer version 1.3, a new release of its pre-visualization tool for Autodesk® 3ds Max® / VIZ. Powered by the last version of the R.E.D. real time ray tracing technology, Redviewer now runs on all
nVIDIA and most ATI graphical cards. Redviewer can save up to 30% of time on a 3D production by processing interactive ray-tracing in the Autodesk® 3ds Max® / VIZ Viewport. It removes most of the intermediate renderings necessary to............Read on ( download avail.)!
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REALVIZ MatchMover Pro & ImageModeler Used for ‘Frostbiten’ VFX



- Fido Film Use REALVIZ
MatchMover Pro & ImageModeler for Their Effects Workon Swedish Vampire Film, ‘Frostbiten’. Fido Film is one of Scandinavia’sleading , producing both practical and digital effects, for use in feature films and commercials. In January 2006, the Company completed their work on ‘Frostbiten’ by Anders Banke, Sweden’s veryfirst vampire feature film. Following its release in February of this year,the film has since gone on to take the Fantasporto 2006 Grand Prix Best Film Award at Portugal’s largest film festival, dedicated to...................Read more!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

BL:ND Creates Psychedelic Animation, For Gnarls Barkley Music Video



- Los Angeles based Design and Visual effects Studio "BL: ND" Creates Animated masterpiece for Gnarls Barkley Music Video of Song "CRAZY". Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" makes history in UK as it is the first song to reach #1 purely on downloads. Crazy, a psychedelic soul masterpiece takes you in world of trance, and the video depict the same level of psychedelic expression complementing the Song. In this
Animated Music video black ink is used extensively over white background coupled with mirror effects. You must have seen animated video some-what like this one, but the way Ink evolves into different creative forms in symphony with music is quite distinctive in this video. Its hard to describe and more I think about it............make me Crazy :). Just Watch the video and find out your self.

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Apple Releases Shake 4.1, with Price Cut



- Apple® today delivered Shake® 4.1, the first Universal version of its industry leading compositing software and cut its price from $5,399 (incl GST) to $989 (incl GST) to fit almost any production's budget. Final Cut® Studio editors can now take advantage of Shake for sophisticated 3D
compositing, keying, image tracking and stabilisation for the price of a plug-in. Shake continues to be the tool of choice for major motion-picture studios and leading effects houses to create award-winning visual effects including this year's Oscar winner, "King Kong."...Shake 4.1 complements Final Cut Studio by providing a full range of operations from simple re-touching to complex 3D compositing. Launched directly from the Final Cut Pro timeline, Shake uses state-of-the-art optical flow image analysis to re-time, track and stabilise shots with precision. Particle effects from Motion 2 can be dropped directly into the Shake process tree to add elements such as smoke, sparkles and fire to sophisticated multi-plane 3D composites. High resolution work can flow from Motion to Shake by rendering with the shared OpenEXR format for pristine film quality reproduction. For more info, please visit www.apple.com/shake
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CG Toolkit Released, The Art of Rigging - Final Volume



- CG Toolkit© has announced the release of the third book in its critically acclaimed rigging training series. The Art of Rigging Volume III explores advanced
character rigging effects like fur, cloth, hair and facial motion capture. Whereas The Art of Rigging Volumes I and II concentrated on rigging for animation, the third volume was designed to explore some of Maya's more advanced modules. The majority of the book concentrates on the processes used to add advanced fur/hair and cloth effects to an animated character. All of the concepts are presented in the context of a real world example which provides a fresh and fun learning experience. Readers are guided through interesting examples as they learn how to harness Maya's powerful toolset..................Link!
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Skies Vol 1 - 20 Fine Weather Sky panoramas now available



- ambientLight is pleased to announce the immediate availability of 'Skies Vol 1 - 20 Fine Weather Sky Panoramas' . 20 Fine Weather Sky Panoramic images at 4096x2048 pixel resolution.There are 40 textures in total in this pack, as eack sky texture is supplied both with and without the sun in the image, enabling you to add a scene light in your 3d software if preferred to act as the sun instead of the one supplied as part of the texture. The textures are ready to be mapped to a skydome in your scene, also supplied in the pack. Some free samples are also available....................
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Maya Master Scot Brew Joins PipelineFX As Senior Consultant


Info PipelineFX, makers of Qube!™, the leading render farm management system for film production and game development, today announced that Scot Brew, former Technical Art Director for LucasArts, has joined PipelineFX as Senior Pipeline Consultant. Brew will consult with film and game studios on pipeline workflow and tools issues and the deployment of Qube! for render farm management and distributed game build functions. Brew will also lead product development and user interface design for Qubic™, the GUI by which artists submit jobs into Qube! For more info, please visit www.pipelinefx.com .

Monday, June 19, 2006

Motion Graphics Software - FrameFree | Studio™ Launched



- FrameFree Technologies, developers of a family of products that provide easy and efficient authoring and compression of motion imagery, today announced the launch of FrameFree Studio, the first digital imaging software that allows for the creation of compelling movies from still photographs without a steep learning curve or compromising quality at any bandwidth. FrameFree Studio is available in four different versions: FrameFree Studio HD, FrameFree Studio SD, FrameFree Studio Pro, and FrameFree Studio Express..........................Read more!

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Download Max Scripts - Buckyball and Tracer 1.30



- Two New handy 3ds Max script by Mark Walters available for download. Buckyball 1.00 - The user can create buckyballs (geometric shapes of carbon atoms consisting of 12 pentagons and a varying amount and arrangement of hexagons), other fullerenes, radiolarians, soccer balls (european footballs), or any number of other interesting geometric shapes. Cancel out of the Chamfer floater to create other fun shapes with the vertexes and edges that get selected on the base geosphere..Tracer 1.30 - This is an updated version of the original Tracer
Script written by Neil Blevins.The user draws any combination of top, front, right, bottom, back and left views of an object, scans in the pictures, and then this script will create the corresponding planes in your viewport with your pictures on them, allowing the user to use the reference photos as a guide for building their 3d model. For best results, make sure that all widths and heights correlate appropriately in your image editing software.
Download Max script Buckyball 1.0
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Pixels Digital has released PIXELS:3D 5.5



- PiXELS 3D version 5.5 is the ultimate expression of Macintosh 3D creativity, empowering you to create eye-catching graphics for any medium—film, video, web or print. PiXELS 3D's streamlined process allows you to produce more compelling imagery in less time, with less hassle. But don't take our word for it, download the demo version today and find out for yourself just how creative you can be. New version features OpenEXR
HDRI output, Volumetric scattering, Sky node, Ambient occlusion with bent normals and much more ...........
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CGIndia News Tit-Bits


Info Latest news:
- Cgunderground will be hosting the weekly comic strip "Limboland", by Michael Glascott.....
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- TDT3D is running a contest named- The summer Cow 2006!.......
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- Ground-breaking virtual-tour software from ChannelVR has revolutionized virtual tour creation with the introduction of Flash, and a new simple interface..........
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- Autodesk Announces Civil 3D 2007 Extension for Google Earth.............
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- Aladdin Multimedia, has launched Animation:Master a remarkable software priced at only Rs 13,500 (plus 4% VAT) that includes everything one needs to create 3D graphics, along with powerful animation tools and superb rendering all of which is compatible with the most popular computers, PC and Macintosh.............
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Friday, June 16, 2006

Download TRAIL 3.0, Effects Plug-in For 3ds Max



- Trail 3.0 A Render Effects plug-in script for 3ds Max has been Released and available for free download. Trail 3.0 comes handy while working with 3d scene like sci-fi city or space battles etc. for creating plasma and other particle flow effects. Trail Version 3.0 download available for 3d studio max 6 to Max 8.0............................
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Bionatics releases a new tropical 3D plant library



- Bionatics, the leading developer of 3D plant modeling and simulation tools for the 3D industry, announces the launch of a new 40 tropical plant library which are compatible with all both of its
EASYnat® and natFX® products. The company now offers the largest 3D plant library for the industry with more than 350 different species available online for Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Maya® and VIZ users.The Bionatics’ seeds are based on an “expression” of the genetic code of the real plants which are.................Read on!
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CGS Production Focus On "CARS" - ROAD TRIP



- Take a road trip with Barbara Robertson of CGSociety in da Animated world of “CARS”. This year, CARS is the most anticipated animated movie by Disney/Pixar, directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Joe Ranft. Barbara; The
effects crew led by Steve May created the dust and smoke using two types of particle simulations. For long dust clouds behind cars seen in wide shots, the crew used huge particles rendered volumetrically to add rotational detail inside. For close ups, they created sophisticated motion with Maya dynamics and rendered tiny particles using RenderMan point primitives..............................Read on!
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Texturama.com Releases Its New Website



- Texturama.com unveils its new website featuring "Mix and Match", a method of building your own collection from a vast, ever-growing library of seamless
texture maps. The library includes over four thousand textures divided into fifty categories and is organized by either material or environmental context. Each texture is easily obtainable through a logical categorical tree and downloadable upon checkout......................link!
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