Tag: Autodesk

Solid Angle releases Arnold 5.0 core rendering library

Solid Angle releases Arnold 5.0 core rendering library

Technology
Creator of the industry-leading Arnold global illumination ray-tracer, Solid Angle, has officially released version 5.0 of the Arnold core rendering library and associated plugins for the main DCC tools. In addition, Autodesk has announced that 3ds Max 2018 ships with Arnold 5, replacing mental ray. Building on Arnold’s leadership in production ray-tracing, Arnold 5 represents an evolution in rendering for artists everywhere. Not just a feature release, Arnold 5 also represents a significant transition to a new architecture paving the way for major developments to come. With a significant update to the Arnold core, faster rendering, new feature additions, enhancements to existing workflows and exciting new capabilities, Arnold 5 will help artists create more stunning imagery than ever.

The History of 3D Studio – Gary Yost interview (Internet Info)

People, Softwares, Technology
The History of 3D Studio – Gary Yost interview By Dave Baker, Neil Blevins, Pablo Hadis and Scott Kirvan Foreword In this double feature we have the great pleasure to present you with the history of 3D Studio as related by the head and leader of the Yost Group: Gary Yost himself. Gary shares his experiences of more than a decade of 3D Studio and 3DS Max development, along with many unique facts and anecdotes gained from his personal perspective as captain of the ship. In addition, he also takes a look at the evolution, current state and future of the CG Industry. For this occasion we are accompanied by the esteemed collaboration of Spanish artist José María De Espona, who had a prominent role in the creation of art that was used by Autodesk for 3D Studio’s promotion. José María shar

Mattel Q2 Earnings Results Flat

Headlines, Studio
Although its worldwide net sales in Q2 were flat in constant currency (dropping by 7% when factoring in exchange rates), Mattel’s executives are optimistic about the progress the struggling toyco made towards returning to growth and profitability. While still in the early stages of implementing its rapid turnaround following its well-documented drop in sales, a bright spot for Mattel this past quarter was improved performance in its core brands and strong momentum in China and Russia. (more…)

Toon Boom Animation Names Michel Besner as President

Animation, Headlines, Softwares, Technology
Industry Veteran Joins Animation Software Leader; Bringing Over 20 Years of Senior Executive Experience from Autodesk, Alias Systems, Kaydara and Meltwater Toon Boom Animation announced today the appointment of Michel Besner as President, effective immediately. Besner, who previously worked at Meltwater, brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience to Toon Boom – the leading provider of 2D animation and storyboarding software. (more…)

Autodesk Details Subscription Transition for New Software Licenses

Headlines, Softwares, Technology
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) announced that new commercial seats of most standalone desktop software products will be available only by Desktop Subscription beginning February 1, 2016. Through these changes, Autodesk is continuing its transition to subscription-based offerings for its products, which provide customers a simplified product management and deployment experience, and makes it easier to introduce new tools and technology into the workflow with lower upfront cost and the ability to pay as you go.  (more…)

Autodesk to Acquire Shotgun Software, Creator of Cloud-Based Production Management Platform for Film, Television and Games Industries

Headlines, Softwares, Technology
Autodesk, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun’s tools for production management are used by some of the world’s leading production studios, and are tightly integrated with many of the most widely used tools in the industry including Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “Shotgun and Autodesk share a vision of an industry-wide, cloud-based production management system. said Don Parker, Shotgun co-founder and chief executive officer. “Autodesk’s broad global network and development resources will speed up the pace of innovation and development of our global p

‘BIM sols can help construction sector in cost optimisation’

Headlines, Softwares, Technology
Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions can help reduce the capital cost and carbon footprint by over 20 per cent in the construction sector, says a study conducted by KPMG and RICS School of Built Environment at Amity University and commissioned by 3D designing software maker Autodesk. The study states project delays, cost overruns and liquidity constraints continue to trouble the real estate and construction sectors. (more…)