MAXON today announced immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 15 (R15), a milestone release of its flagship 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application. Marked by new features and powerful 3D workflow enhancements to modeling, text creation, digital sculpting, advanced rendering optimization — including all-new network rendering capabilities — Release 15 expresses the company’s commitment to deliver its customer community with continued innovation and the most advanced 3D creative solutions in the industry. Ideally suited to broadcast motion graphics and visual effects artists, game developers, architects and designers seeking…
Adobe today announced a significant update to Adobe® Creative Cloud™, the company’s flagship offering for creatives. Available in June and packed with new features, Creative Cloud reimagines the creative process through a stunning set of “CC” desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. Creative files can be stored, synced and shared, via Creative Cloud, on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android; and Behance…
The latest trend is to reach out with the same cutting edge technology to both consumers and pros alike, offering near or exact versions to both target markets. No more highly publicized example of this is Apple’s move with Final Cut X.
GenCon offers films for viewing, gaming activities, live music and more as there are events scheduled 24 hours a day (the con never shuts down during the entire four days…never).
GenCon’s tag line is, “The Best Four Days in Gaming”. They have earned every right to that tagline. GenCon celebrated its 45th convention this year and has plans to keep going another 45 and more. I’m here for three of the four days and I am having incredible fun time gaming, seeing great films, learning new techniques and tips, and meeting people.
Roleplaying games as visual media just took a step closer to reality with the launch today of a new website for hobby game players around the world. Now roleplayers have the opportunity to experience a Dungeons & Dragons® campaign in a whole new way: through a Web series hosted exclusively at www.thefirstpaladin.com. Viewers can watch The First Paladin™, a campaign being played with D&D Next rules, and see the game evolve dynamically as game master Peter D. Adkison and the players make their own choices. This new series is produced by Hostile Work Environment™, a new multimedia company owned by Adkison, the former CEO of Wizards of the Coast and owner of Gen Con®, LLC.
Huge improvements are being made on the side of motion capture. Some not very affordable but necessary steps to increasing our knowledge base for producing high fidelity capture and playback. Today, I had a chance to catch up with the guys at Reallusion who do have a motion capture solution that is financially more in reach with our readership than most other products on the market.
Well, finally back from another day of strolling the aisles and perusing the booths looking for anything that I think will interest the Microfilmmaker community. There is great deal to get excited about for the future of film making and the developers that are creating the tech to make it happen. Here are the hits from today.
It was exciting to get back on the showfloor for SIGGRAPH and get to see the latest in software innovation as well as burgeoning technologies. I was able to catch up with a few developers that we’ve showcased on our site before as well as check out a few new products that you will hopefully be able to take advantage of in the future.
SIGGRAPH 2012 is right around the corner and I’m prepping to go. Check back here Tuesday and Wednesday night for update on the products I am able to see.
San Jose: CS6 Reviewer’s Workshop Training in the Adobe Headquarters in San Jose This past week, I had a chance … Read the rest of this story…
This is a call for entries for the Gen Con Indy 2012 Film Contest! The film festival focuses films that are sci-fi, fantasy, or gamer related. Last year was our biggest contest ever, and we’re looking forward to seeing the films we’ll get this year.