3D news round-up
A week is a long time in the CG industry… bring yourself up to date with 3D World’s round-up of news from the last seven days
Nuke training certification programme announced: Last Friday The Foundry announced that it was teaming up with online trainers fxphd to provide certified training materials for Nuke, due to increasing adoption of the compositing software.
Evermotion launches arch-viz comp: Attention all arch-viz artists, there are some top prizes up for grabs in this upcoming competition, including V-ray, ZBrush and Digital-Tutors subscriptions. Give it a go…
Blender 2.57 released: The Blender Foundation also had plenty to shout about this week with the release of what it calls the first ‘stable’ release in its 2.5 series. A roadmap for further releases every two months was also set out.
e-on calls for submissions to its 2011 showreel: The developers of the Vue digital environment creation software announced it was on the lookout for user content for online exposure and as part of its reel at tradeshows.
modo for Solidworks now available: As reported yesterday, Luxology has made a new modo kit available, this time for SolidWorks users who can now import their models into modo.
Around the web
Elsewhere on the web there has been plenty of news on what’s happening at this year’s conferences as well as new competitions for digital artists.
At FMX in May, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s Sebastien Schertenleib will be discussing the techniques used in creating stereo 3D content for games, while cgCoach.com announced the launch of it’s Computer Graphics Students Awards 2011.
The arena for 3D software has also grown with the announcement of RHiggit! a set of tools for automatically rigging characters in LightWave 3D, while a visual scripting tool for Unity called uScript has been revealed on the Unity forums.
If you’re after a bit of eye-catching VFX – check out this trailer for ColourBleed. It’s a new digital short support by the BBC featuring effects work from the likes of Double Negative, Sony and Framestore.
And finally, if you’re intrigued by the Phoenix Fluid Dynamics plugin (check out our Phoenix FD review here), then check out the new videos uploaded by Chaos Group, including tutorials from VFX TD Michael McCarthy.
on Friday, April 22nd, 2011 at 3:00 pm under Events, Industry, News, Products.
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Tags: 3d news, CG industry, colourbleed, Digital Domain, FMX 2011, Framestore, Games, LightWave 3D, News, Nuke, Phoenix FD, Rhiggit, stereo 3D, The Foundry, unity, uscript