3D news round-up: Apes, Mari and more
A new Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer, Ptex support in Mari and a new wave of Chinese animation are some of the stories that make the headlines this week
DAZ is attempting to forge deeper links with the rest of the CG industry with the release of DAZ Studio 4. The free character-posing package’s latest update supports Genesis, a new line of customisable figures the company hopes will be more broadly supported in other packages. For established DAZ Studio users, a $99 plug-in will enable them to convert any previous-generation asset to work within the Genesis framework.
The Bakery is all set to unveil free tools for lighting artists at next week’s MIFA conference in Annecy.
The Foundry joins the growing ranks of developers supporting Disney’s Ptex texture-mapping system with the release of Mari 1.3. The latest upgrade for the powerful painting tool also includes displacement previews, environment mapping and more.
From around the web
Fox provides more hirsute performance-capture goodness with the full trailer for August’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Yahoo! Movies has the exclusive.
Finally, The Hollywood Reporter advises us to prepare for a flood of Chinese animation after the Chinese government backed a $690 million investment in a new animation facility that will support 180 companies. Although DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda is big in China, the Reporter says, no domestically produced feature has broken in the West.
on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 4:58 pm under News.
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