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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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V-Ray 5
Chaos have unveiled V-Ray 5 for Unreal
V-Ray for Unreal is Chaos' answer to Unreal Engine's own Datasmith toolkit, which allows you to export scenes created in other versions of V-Ray in .vrscene Chaos format and import them into Unreall Engine. This process automatically converts V-Ray light sources and materials into their real-time equivalents. The user can either generate a real-time rendering using the game engine, or make changes to the scene within
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render man 24.1
Бесплатный плагин Render Man 24.1 для Substance Painter
The free RenderMan plug-in for Substance Painter can now export Substance materials for use in other DCC applications in a format compatible with RenderMan's Lama layering system. Update 24.1 itself does not add any important features. Most of the changes are workflow and performance improvements, particularly improvements to the NPR Stylized Looks shading system and the RenderMan XPU heterogeneous rendering engine. The update moves XPU, which
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maya 2022.1
Maya 2022.1 released
  Many of the new features included in Maya 2022.1 aim to reduce the learning curve for new users. Changes include two new tutorials for beginners: "Interactive Basics" and "Overview", as well as a new "Home App" home screen that provides access to additional tutorials and information about new features. The character kit for Mayabot, a virtual tutorial host for the basics of interactivity, comes
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Modo 15.1 has been released
Modo 15.1 includes Omni Haul, an interesting system for custom gesture-based controls, for editing tool attributes, a new logical curve value system, and an automated Static Analysis scene test system. OmniHaul extends the approach used in the existing Channel Haul tool to the entire Modo tool set, allowing you to assign your own combinations of attributes to the left, right and middle mouse buttons.   [embed][/embed]
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