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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Maya 8 Review


Maya 8.0 ?
- At almost $2000 for Complete version and $7,000.00 for Unlimited version, it is one of the most expensive 3d software available in the market. So if you are planning to buy or upgrade too the latest version 8.0 of 3d modeling and Animation software - Autodesk Maya, its wise to check its worth before you pour-in your hard earned money. Both CG Society and Digit Online Magazine has recently reviewed new Maya 8. Its interesting to read what they say about the latest Version of Autodesk Maya, Specially as its the first version to Roll-out since Autodesk acquired Alias....And as usual my advice for you is to download its demo and Try before you Buy......Link (
CGS)--Link (Digit)!

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Depth Of Field Generator PRO v3.0 Released



- DOF Pre Developers, Richard Rosenman & Martin Vicanek has announced the official release of Depth Of Field Generator PRO v3.0. The DOF PRO Version 3.0 is the follow-up update to our award-winning depth of field processing filter Plugin for Adobe Photoshop (or filter-compliant applications) currently being used by thousands of professional digital artists and production studios world-wide.
has been developed with quality output being the number one priority - to produce the most sophisticated and photorealistic DOF effects possible as a post process thus providing a faster alternative to computationally-intensive traditional 3D raytracing.............Read On!!
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Photoshop Tutorial - Metallic effects (P1)



- Creating Metallic effects using filter plug-ins always has its short-comings, So if you want have more control for achieving the desired effects, than you have to do it manually and you can do so by learning some cool
by John Beardsworth about how to create artistic metallic effects using Photoshop's blending modes. Snip: "Most blending mode techniques involve self-blends (where an image is blended with copies of itself), but here’s one that blends the tones separately....I feel it works best with images where the focal point is in the highlights, which you don’t reverse, but you can try it on any type of picture"..........Tutorial Link!!
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3DS Max Tutorial - Creating Realistic Bump Map



- EverMotion has posted a very handy tutorial by Andrzej Gasior about creating Realistic Bump Map in 3d Studio Max. Snip: "In this short 3ds Max tutorial, I will show you a simple way to create correct bump map for textile material. You are able to create any bump/displace surface using this way.”...We certainly recommend this tutorial; which is rather a useful trick, to 3ds Max users.................
Tutorial Link!! (Recommended)
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Creating a Lamborghini Murcielago In Realsoft3D V5



- 3dm has published a very comprehensive Realsoft3D V5 Tutorial about Creating a Lamborghini Murcielago. This multi-chapter tutorial shows in detail how to create and render a very special car, the Lamborghini Murcielago, in Realsoft3D V5. The 3d tutorial will go through all the steps and contains over 350 pictures showing the workflow.......
tutorial Link!!
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ATI leads the way with Industry's 1st 3D Graphics Hardware Certified for Windows Vista



- ATI's driver has been granted the graphics industry's first Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification for Windows Vista by Microsoft. ATI Technologies Inc., a Canada-based $2 .2 billion world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions (TSX:ATY) (NASDAQ:ATYT) recently announced that its driver has been granted the graphics industry's first Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification for Windows Vista by Microsoft. WHQL certification sets a high bar for quality and reliability, and is considered essential by many business and home users...............
Read On!!
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Apple Admits That It Did Not Invent iPod: The Inquirer


- As reported in The Inquirer, , makers of entertainment gear, has admitted that it did not invent the iPod’s hierarchical user interface. Creative filed for the patent on January 5, 2001 and beat Apple to the patent office.............Read On!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

WkMeasureTools For 3DS Max 7 And Max 8



- WkMeasureTools is a powerful set of measurement tools for 3ds Max R7 and R8. It includes a tape with much more control parameters than the tape provided with 3ds Max, a tool to measure radius of circles, cylinders and spheres and a note tool to easily handle text and remarks in a 3d scene. check the features and download it by visiting following link -->>
Click here!!
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Digital Matte Painting - Techniques


- Download useful book of Digital Matte Painting - Techniques, Tutorials & Walk-Through : Compiled from a wide range of Online-Resources is available in PDF format. Tip off by Kambiz !!
Download link - Click here

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DOVER STUDIOS Releases AutoDesk's MAYA: Surface Materials Tuorial DVD



- Dover Studios, Inc. announced the release of their latest training DVD called Maya:Surface Materials.This DVD provides an introduction to surface materials in AutoDesk's Maya for animators, visual effects artists, and game developers. Visual effects artists, Andrew Hazelden & Russell Hazelden, share countless tips and techniques that will help you create realistic surface materials.....
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Autodesk's Maya & 3ds Max: 3D Tools of Choice for WTC, Everyone’s Hero And Other Blockbuster Films



- Autodesk, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: ADSK) Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya 3D animation, modeling and rendering software were used extensively on this season’s line-up of blockbuster films. Using
3ds Max and Maya, digital artists created sophisticated 3D content for the live-action films Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and World Trade Center, and also shaped the fully computer-generated (CG) movies Everyone’s Hero and The Ant Bully......Visual effects facility Double Negative used Maya software for its work on World Trade Center, the epic story of two port authority police officers trapped in the rubble of New York’s Twin Towers. Maya was used to digitally model lower Manhattan, as well as to create all of the film’s smoke simulations. Knowing that some fluid simulations can take up to................Read On!!
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3D Total Has Released, Total Textures V4 - R2



- Today, Premier CG Portal 3dTotal.Com has Announces the release of Total Textures V4 Humans & Creatures: R2 Upgrade. 3D Total has upgraded the Original Total Texture collection, which was created in 2001, with latest techniques and technology. Total Textures v4 original collection consisted of 218 texture materials comprising 202 individual maps (Color & Bump maps). This new collection consists of 272 , comprising of 938 individual maps!! (Color, Bump, Specular and Alpha maps). We have also included 36 psd files for some of the textures, allowing you to customize some new textures of your own..........
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EverMotion Released Archmodels vol.34 and vol.35



- Evermotion has Released 34th and 35th Volume of Archmodels, a series of highly detailed 3d model collections. Have you ever lost your race with time doing visualizations? Have you ever been embarrassed of unfinished renders,........I know you have read this many time. What have changed here is 3d models and what haven’t; Is the High-Quality of very well detailed 3d models. Archmodels volume 34 gives you 50 professional, highly detailed objects for visualizations and this time we give you a collection of garden sculptures.Archmodels volume 35 gives you almost 100 professional, highly detailed 3d models of hardware and Hi-Fi systems.
For more information on the 3d product release visit -
Evermotion's onlineShop !!
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GENArts wins IBC Exhibition Design Award


- GenArts, Inc., a leading provider of digital visual effects plug-ins for the film, broadcast and video industries, announces another successful exhibition at IBC 2006. GenArts was one of three recipients to be presented with an IBC 2006 Exhibition Design Award at the awards ceremony, where GenArts’ Marketing Programs Manager, Beth Balter, was interviewed for IBC TV.“We were truly honored to win the design award for best shell scheme stand at IBC 2006!
GenArts exhibited independently for the first time at this year's show, so it was especially thrilling to be recognized amid so many seasoned industry peers,” stated Beth Balter.At the exhibition, GenArts showcased their Sapphire Plug-ins, demonstrating the latest releases including Version 2 on Avid AVX Products and recent upgrades for Apple Shake 4.1, Final Cut Pro 5.1, and Autodesk Combustion 4 featuring Mac-Intel support. In light of this year’s accomplishments and recognition, GenArts is looking forward to exhibiting again at IBC 2007.
Related Link -
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Making Of "Heritage" In 3DS Max By Marek Denko



- CGSocitey has published the Making Of "Heritage" 3ds Max Scene by CG Artist Marek Denko....Marek is well known and award winning CG Artist, whos work has been featured in top digital art books like EXOTIQUE and ELEMENTAL 2. Denko: The whole of ‘Heritage’ was done in 3ds Max 8 and rendered in
. The whole scene was modeled and rendered as geometry, with displacement, translucency and reflections. Rendering this scene took a lot of time, something like 60 hours on my laptop in 2K resolution. I wanted to have it all in 3D and afterwards, I'll try to optimize it for animation by replacing as many objects as possible with pre-rendered mattes. ................Read On!!
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Martin Lawrence Talks With ComingSoon.Net About Animation Flick "Open Season"



- ComingSoon.net has published their Interview with Martin Lawrence and Debra Messing about their experiences to be a part of full featured length Animated flick- Open Season... Snip: Sony Pictures Animation's first full-length feature film,
Open Season, shows you what happens when unwanted hunters come into the woods during the biggest event of the year. The forest animals, however, have decided enough is enough and turn the tables on the huntsmen. The animated adventure is based on the cartoon strip "In the Bleachers" by cartoonist Steve Moore..........Read On!!
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Watch SAW III Teaser On Apple.Com



- Apple Releases New SAW III Teaser Trailer. This Halloween, from Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate comes the most psychologicallyIntesnse and disturbing chapet in this horror franchise.
SAW III -->> Watch Teaser!!
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Peugeot 307 VFX Spot



Peugeot 307 Spot, Stefano Oggeri!

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Three New 3DS Max Scripts*



Colour correct script - colour correct applying script for 3ds Max. The new version of it keeps the diffuse colour of the material correctly so that if you don't have a texture in the diffuse of the material, it'll put the same diffuse colour into the colour correct map instead. It also has a default value of 2.2 which should save a bit of time. Lastly there's a remove colour correct button if you want to quickly convert a gamma based scene into non-gamma quickly..........
Download Link!!

WheelRotation Script - Basically this 3ds Max script creates a Circle that you should change the Radius of to match the size of your real wheel and however much you adjust the radius or the actual path it should still rotate properly. Before you run the script you MUST create a nurbs curve as a path for the wheel to move along - then just click on MaxScript > Run maxscript and pick WheelRot.ms...................
Download Link!!

E-Light ME (Mod) 1.06 - This is the modified version of original E-Light Script by Ronnie Olsthoorn. The scripts new features includes; Create Env light in a non 0,0,0 location in the scene, View bitmap (NEW: Improved in version 1.06), Save the environment to an external file, Now you can delete the environment easily...........
Download Link!!
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3D Animation And VFX New's Tit-Bit's | 25th Sep


- 3DM3 has published a great new 3ds Max tutorial - DNA priority.
- Adobe Photoshop 9.0.2 update for Photoshop CS2 for Windows........download link!!
- Tutor FX is pleased to announce launching of a new division, Texture FX.
- Apple Released Aperture 1.5, introduces a wide range of new features........Link!!
- ChanLum - A subsurface scattering plug-in for Lightwave 3D.....Link!!
- Making of saab "transformer" Commercial by Digital Domain............
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- Machinima Competition - Make a Machinima in 7 days............
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- Nominations are currently being accepted for the 34th Annual Annie Awards.......
Link!!
- Smarten up your render pipeline with exrTrader for LightWave3D...........
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- Atom Ent. Launches NewsGames Channel...........
Link!!
- Better fonts - More than 10,000 Fonts for free. Do you need more?...........
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- Toon Boom Animation has released version 3.5 of Toon Boom Studio..................
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- Watch Classic Popeye Cartoon: "Poopdeck Pappy" 1940.............
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- 3Ds Max TUTORIAL: The theory behind Path Deform by loocas duber..................
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- Winning Formulas - a CGSociety featured article.........
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- 3Ds Max & Vray tutorial -The making of 'Old Lamp'....................
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- Engine Room VFX Gets In Gear With Radium On GMC's Dot Matrix..........
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- Italian Arts & Design : The 20th Century.........
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- New 3dsmax tutorial by João Felix on creating a realistic wine glass render..........
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- 3ds Max tutorial by Trevor B. on using the Panorama Exporter........
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- Visual effects in the new releases; The Science of Sleep..........
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- Digital Heaven releases two new plugins for Avid's Final Cut Pro/Express ........
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PIXAR "Lifted" By Young Alien


Source: CGIndia
- The Buzz word is - "Lifted" , and its happens to be the name of next Animation Short film too Roll-out from world famous animation Studio -
PIXAR. It is Gary Rydstrom’s first animated adventure for the studio. Rydstrom's will hold a "Making Of" presentation, followed by screening of sneak peek; of "Lifted" at 42nd Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF - October 5-19, 2006). "Animated Short story is about - A bumbling young alien student from a distant world tests the patience of an increasingly weary instructor as he attempts a first-time abduction of a innocently slumbering farmer in Lifted, the comical latest short film from PIXAR Animation Studios. - [via] - laemmle.com ". Gary Rydstrom will also discuss about his work and recent transition from sound designer to animation film director.
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Saturday, September 23, 2006

SOFTIMAGE|CAT v.2.5 Now Available



- Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., today announced the worldwide availability of SOFTIMAGE®CAT™ version 2.5, the popular plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max® software. The SOFTIMAGECAT software is a complete character animation system with a unique toolset allows artists to animate quickly in a flexible environment. Part of Avid’s recent asset acquisition of Character Animation Technologies, Ltd., SOFTIMAGECAT version 2.5 is the latest update to the newest member of the Softimage suite of character production...........
Read on!!
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Friday, September 22, 2006

3DS Max Tutorial - 3d Modeling And Rigging “Quad Bike”



- Making of "Quad Bike", a New CGIndia's featured 3ds Max tutorial by CG Artist Ali Ismail. In this Max tutorial Ali explains 3d modeling -to- Rigging process for animating Quad Bike. Snip: In This 3ds Max Tutorial, I will be explaining about making of the quad bike in brief. I do like quads but you won’t exactly see me riding one [too scary for me ;)], anyway it was needed for a small project for a presentation of a quad and motorcycles racing track. And it needed to be rigged for animation as well...........3dMax tutorial QuadBike !!
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ambientLight's Brick and Stone Texture Bundle Released


- ambientLight has Released new Brick and Stone Texture Bundle collection. Created due to user requests for a collection of our Stone & Brick Textures, this bundle contains 5 seperate texture packs........Link!!

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Craft Director Tools are Now Compatible With Autodesk’s Maya*


Source: CGIndia
- We have recognised the potential of it and published about it before, Now the good news is for Autodesk's Maya users; Craft Director Tools are Now Compatible With ,.. which includes popular Craft Camera Tools . Craft Animation's, Director Tools includes useful plugins in four category- Craft Vehicles, Craft Camera Tools , Craft Accessories and Craft Freeware tools .The Craft Adaptors are the first level of cooperation between Craft Director Tools and the modelling application being used. Craft Adaptors (for example Craft 3ds Max Adaptor) then enables the use of any Craft Director Tool within the modelling application. The Craft Adaptor becomes an extra feature of the modelling application itself.Currently Craft Adaptors are available for Maya, 3ds Max and VIZ. They are also offring Discount on Craft adapters for Autodesk's Maya : Buy 3 licenses or more, and receive a 30% discount on all of them...............Craft Animation Link!!
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NEX Plug-in For AutoDesk's Maya


Source: CGIndia
- Alpha Version of Nex for AudoDesks Maya is available for free download. Nex plugin for Maya is all about enhancing the usability and power of Maya. Currently in an alpha state, NEX has over 60 features with plans for many more. You're welcome to give it a try by downloading the alpha preview. After signing up with an account on our website, you'll automatically be granted a license for the
Maya plugin, NEX alpha. Some of the current features includes; Improved Hotbox Marking Menus for Camera View Changing, Custom Hotbox Marking Menus for Component Selection Modes, Smart Ring / Loop Edge Selection , Target Weld , Auto Texture Reloading: Textures reloaded automatically when texture files change in Photoshop and 30+ other tools............download NEX Alpha 0.9.9.10!!
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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Archinteriors Vol. 5 - Hi-End 3D Renderings Setup Released



- Just one day after releasing Archmodels vol. 33, Evermotion has released Archinteriors 5th volume. Have you ever wondered how does the professional set-up of HI-END 3D rendering? Archinteriors gives you this possibility. Look how does it look from the backstage. Buy Archinteriors CD and learn commercial rendering set-up. Archinteriors vol5 comprises of 10 textured and shadered 3D visualization scenes ready to be rendered. Just buy and click render. This production is prepared only for 3ds max 7 or higher and vray 1.5 R2 or newest............
direct link!!
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3D / CG Magazine Free Download



- 3dm presents you unique e-magazine in the 3d world, devoted to The most beautiful 3D / CG girls. In this magazine you will fine and surprising, bright and original works of the 3d artists recognized all over the world. It is more than 60 beautiful CG-girls wait for you. It’s really shakes!
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Noesis Releases - 3D Content Creation with SOFTIMAGE|XSI® Training DVD


- Noesis, 3D Content Creation with SOFTIMAGEXSI®, part one of the MOD Your World™ training series from Noesis Interactive™, focuses on teaching how to "Build Your Character". Learn the nuts and bolts of the interface, polygon modeling, texture application, generate props from scratch, and follow step-by-step instructions for creating biped characters. The DVD covers the basics of SOFTIMAGEXSI including 3D layout, modeling, texturing, prop and character modeling and provides you with all the short cuts and tips you need to know to get to the ultimate goal - integrating your own characters, props, and maps into video games. DVD topics covered include: SOFTIMAGEXSI's interface, Introduction to modeling, Basic texture application , from reference imagery, Step by step construction of biped character and much more..!
For More info please visit
www.noesisinteractive.com/index.php?x=products&y=item1

Deadline ™ 2.5 Eval Download Available



-Frantic Films Software's Deadline 2.5 is modern, powerful and hassle free method of rendering on and administering Microsoft Windows-based render farms of all sizes. The latest version 2.5 includes; A new Free Mode allows you to run two Deadline Slaves without a license. Improvements have been made to the core of Deadline to help increase performance while reducing the stress on your network. You can now track the progress of a few specific jobs by dragging and dropping them from the Deadline Monitor into the new Job Monitor tool for automatic progress updates. Tile rendering allows you to split up large frames (individually or as part of a sequence) into smaller pieces and distribute them over your render farm. Available for 3ds Max, Maya, and XSI. The new Quicktime plugin lets you create Quicktime movies from your rendered frames. New plugin support has been added for Maya 8, Renderman for Maya, Lightwave 9, Toxik 1.1 & 2007, Nuke 4.5, Maxwell, Houdini 8, RealFlow 4, Rhino 3 & 4 beta, and Blender..........
Link!!
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The School of Visual Arts Embraces PipelineFX Render Farm Technology


- PipelineFX, makers of Qube!™ software, the leading render farm management system for film production, game development, and digital media programs around the world, today announced that the School of Visual Arts in New York City has joined the rapidly growing list of schools using Qube! to help students share rendering resources and speed up their projects. Qube! helps 3D animation, computer graphics, game design, and architecture programs maximize their computing resources by using workstations and/or dedicated servers for rendering. Qube! is easy for students to use since they can submit their jobs from within their CG application like Autodesk® Maya® and ® and monitor their jobs with Qube!’s simple GUI called “Qubic.” The Computer Art, Computer Animation and VFX department at the School of Visual Arts is the premiere digital arts program in New York. With more than 700 students in B.F.A. and professional studies, the Computer Art department offers comprehensive studies in computer animation, visual effects and motion graphics. School of Visual Arts students have received awards by major international computer art competitions, including SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater and Art Show and Sundance Online Film Festival. Qube! has custom pipelines for creative applications like Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk Maya®, ™, SOFTIMAGE®XSI®, Shake®, and many more.
For more information please visit http://www.pipelinefx.com

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Archmodels vol. 33 - An Detailed 3d Models Collection Released



- Our partner website Evermotion.Org has released 33rd Volume of Archmodels, a series of highly detailed 3d model collections. Archmodels vol. 33 CD comes with almost 80 professional, highly detailed
of old classic furniture. This product is compatible with: 3ds max, 3DS VIZ, Accurender, Animatek World Builder, Art.lantis, AutoCAD, Autodesk Image Studio, Autodesk Studio Tools, Bryce 3D, Carrara, Cinema4D, Deep Paint 3D Electric, formZ, LightWave 3D, Maya, Rhino, SketchUp, SOFTIMAGEXSI, and almost every big 3d software packages. Some free samples are also available for download..........Archmodel 33 Link!!
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Switcher for 3ds Max® 1.3.1 Download available



- Download trial of Switcher plugin for 3ds Max, which is quite useful for artist using both 3ds max and Maya. With Switcher you'll get the renowned Maya workflow within 3ds max! Switcher allows you to use the same mouse and keyboard accelerator keys to navigate your viewports, make selections, and snap objects together in 3ds Max as you would in Maya. Artists that use both 3ds max and Maya in production will save time and energy with a unified user interface. Additionally, Switcher has many flexible settings that allow for certain features to be toggled on and off depending on how you would like to work.............
download Switcher for Max!!
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TVPaint Developpement Releases TVP Animation 1.1 for Win & Mac



- TVPaint Developpement, the development team of Newtek's Aura and Bauhaus Mirage; has released TVP Animation 1.1 for both PC-Windows and Mac-Universal Binary platforms. Made by artists for artists, this animation software, due to its bitmap approach, is called to cover the essential needs of any artist. It provides them with an impressive, complete and fully customizable drawing toolset that will transcend the feelings of traditionnal animation workflow.
TVPaint Animation will fit in any production workflows, traditionnal, fully digital or hybrid since its workflow make it able to fit in any production pipeline, from sketches to complex sequences using a.............Link!!
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Goodies For Adobe Photoshop Users



- Some cool and free goodies for Adobe Photoshop users, which includes some great
, Custom Shapes for Photoshop , Preset Patterns for Photoshop , Styles / layer effects for Photoshop, Gradients and Displacement Maps for Photoshop. All these available for free download as sample, by courtesy of Graphics Xtras. Download them and just place the brushes in the brushes folder of the presets as well as other stuff accordingly in their respective sub-folder in presets. Note that the brushes will only work in Photoshop 7 and above........download Link!!
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Monday, September 18, 2006

3D Animation And Visual Effects News*


- BUZZ teams up with Cossette to create the now famous Bell Beavers, check-out the VFX spot as well as buzz Image 2006 commercial showreel.....Link!!
- TrueFillet v1.0 has been released by TrueArt. TrueFillet is LightWave 3D Modeler plugin tool for round sharp vertices.......
download link!!
- X3DX has announced new 3D Challenge named "Impressive Texturing" sponsored by Spiral Graphics. For more information please visit thier website..............
Link!!
- "Lute player " is new photoshop tutorial by Chris Beatrice. Snip: To highlight the comical nature of the scene I chose to contrast a fairly detailed rendering of the lute with a more exaggerated and loose handling of the donkey himself.........
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-3D Total has published two new 3ds Max tutorials; Making of 'GT 500 Shelby Mustang' by Nazif Erbay in Max [
Tutorial link] And Making of "Audi RSQ" by Hamoche Yassine[ Tutorial link] !!
- ALONE: And Loving It ; A 15-minute Animation production is slated for cinematic release next year by Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, India..........
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- Online Exhibition of International Digital Art as part of the Independents strand of the Liverpool Biennial from 16th September to 26th November 2006...........
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- Jean Eric of CG Channel interviews well known cg artist Mark Goerner........
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- IMAGINA, the European Digital Content Creation Event will take place at the Grimaldi Forum making Monaco the European 3D business capital for (From Wednesday Jan. 31th to Friday Feb. 2nd 2007) 3 days..........
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- Will 'Eragon', be the next truly great fantasy film? Watch the new trailer and see for yourself...Link!!
- The New Roommate- This animated Google promo shows a college student using Gmail, Google SMS, Google Talk, and Google Scholar..........Link!!
- The smell of cigarettes and cheap perfume waft from this the answer to an age-old question...he he he khi khi khi.....hilarious.........Link!!
- Watch the-Mill New Commercial VFX spot for AXE. (direct link).........
videoLink!!
- The Making of Song Hye Kyo - Max Edwin Wahyudi in this page will show you the making of 'Song Hye Kyo' the Korean actress........Link!!
- "Donkey Skin" another photoshop tutorial by Chris Beatrice. In the story the girl is fleeing into the night from a terrible situation at home.......Link!!
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GroundWiz 1.203 Released*



- GroundWiz 1.203, the procedural 3d terrain map & mass placement / instancing plugins tool for 3ds Max / VIZ has been released with new features, including support for
Proxies. The latest version of GroundWiz features includes;
GroundWiz Planter
- VRay Proxy objects are now supported. A new 'Custom Object Shader' was added: it allows objects that are not convertible to the standard mesh to be rendered. This way it's possible to render many 3rd party plugin objects (VRay, SpeedTree and others). In addition, it is possible to plant tens of thousands of highly detailed trees and render billions of triangles.
- MAXScript API extension. To be able to extend functionality, GroundWiz Planter was fully exposed to 3ds Max scripting. It is now possible not only to export plant data from Planter to game engines but also add, modify and completely control Planter via
. Documentation was also updated with relevant information on how to access GroundWiz Planter's internal data.
- Viewport Proxy mode display was improved. Planted instances can now be displayed either as pyramids, boxes or cylinders.
GroundWiz Procedural Terrain Map
- Noise algorithm was optimized, rendering times improved by 10% in average.
- Bug fix: When doing Preview grab, if some bitmaps were missing, application might have crashed on some occasions. - Some small cosmetic and UI related problems fixed.
GroundWiz Lite 1.203, a free version, and also VRay proxy example file are available at
http://www.gugila.com/downloads.html
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Friday, September 15, 2006

Sony Ericsson T610 3D Modeling Tutorial ****



- The Making Of Sony Ericsson T610, is highly recommended and very detailed step-by-step LightWave 3D Tutorial by CG Artist Elvis Blazencic aka Lewis. In this Featured tutorial Lewis Covers some of the Most Important
aspects in LightWave 3D Modeler. Snip: OK lets get start with basics. This tutorial is for beginners/intermediate users who know basic stuff in LightWave 3d; but some advance users also might find few good tricks . You only need to know where to find certian buttons what i will use and normal things like selecting modes in modeler. If you don't know that i suggest to read manuals before star 'coz it will be easyer to follow tutorial. Like title says i'll show how to 3d model Sony Ericsson T610 (T616 for USA) GSM phone in LightWave 3d modeler. First good thing when you start to model anything is to...........Tutorial Link!!
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