Boris FX have released the Sapphire 2022
The biggest change in Sapphire 2022 is that Photoshop is now one of the host applications. The new Photoshop addon, available for free for both Adobe / OFX and Avid versions, has the same filters and parameters as other Sapphire plugins, allowing you to share your own effects settings with other host applications. Note that, as with other host integrations, Sapphire for Photoshop has GPU
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Golalem 8.0
The release of Golalem 8.0 has taken place
Golaem was introduced back in 2011, since then the software has been adopted by many key parts of the visual effects industry, having been involved in the work of no less than four separate studios on Game of Thrones. [embed][/embed] The software has been designed to provide a more intuitive workflow than traditional simulation software, so that users can use Maya's own tools to manage crowd
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“007: Spectre”
It's been a while since we've shown you how our favourite films were made. We want to make amends and show you a little about the making of 007: Spectre. "007: Spectre" is the twenty-fourth film in the series about the fictional British intelligence agent 007, James Bond, Filming began on 8 December 2014 and lasted about seven months. The crew worked in Rome, London, Morocco,
Arnold 7.0
Arnold 7.0 release
Arnold 7.0, the latest version of the visualisation tool, has received the integration of Open Image Denoise (OIDN), a CPU-based noise reduction infrastructure trained by Intel artificial intelligence. It is provided in parallel with the old Arnold CPU-based noise reduction and Nvidia Optix GPU-based noise reduction. Both OIDN and OptiX noise reduction can use the new Arnold 7.0 Noise_albedo_noisy AOV, which adds mirror reflections and refractions
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ZBrush 2021.7.1
ZBrush 2021.7.1 from Pixologic
In ZBrush 2021.7.1, the new BevelArc brush is now compatible with Sculptris Pro, ZBrush's dynamic tessellation system. Other changes include the ability to use the arrow keys to control IMM brushes and the timeline, and the "Save As" operation now remembers the original file location, independent of any other imported file. [embed][/embed] A bug with 3D layers that could lead to an inability to load a
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Free Marmoset material for Toolbag 4
Toolbag Library Drop 02 is a new set with 135 materials. The update, which includes 28 Smart Materials and 107 standard materials, focuses on realistic fabrics. The previous release, which was in April 2021, added over a hundred materials and textures. Library Drop expands on the redesigned pre-made materials library introduced in Toolbag 4.0, last year's major update to real-time texture rendering and baking software. Preview
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3ds Max 2022.2
3ds Max 2022.2 release
3ds Max 2022.2 has received a number of improvements to the UVY workflow, including the integration of the Unfold3D algorithm into the Unwrap UVW modifier for peeling, packing and relaxing UV areas. Unfold3D algorithms have been used in Maya, a sister application to 3ds Max, since 2014, but the standalone tool on which it is based has not been updated for several years. [gif-player id="2801"] The
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Blender Baker Bystedt
Bystedt’s Baker – a free add-on for Blender
Blender Baker Bystedt is a free add-on for Bender to simplify the process of baking PBR texture maps and lighting within Blender. The add-in introduces workflow features not available in Blender itself, allowing faster baking of data from high-resolution source models for use in low-resolution versions in games and real-time workflows.   Among the unusual features is Channel Transfer, which allows combining individual RGB colour
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Silhouette 2021.5
Silhouette update 2021.5 is out
With the introduction of Silhouette 2021.5, layout options have been enhanced, introducing a new four-way colour correction interface with controls for shadows, midtones, highlights and the entire image. Users also get 89 colour correction presets "from Oscar-nominated films". In addition, the Math Composite node in Silhouette now supports 22 overlay modes. The list should be familiar to users of other image editing and compositing applications and
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