New Lightwave 2015 Tutorials Available

New LightWave 2015 video tutorials are now available to help you learn and understand the power and performance LightWave 2015 gives your workflow. The videos cover:

  • Bullet Dynamics
  • Dynamic Parenting
  • Character Rigging in Genoma 2
  • Bullet Dynamics: Introducing Bone Dynamics in LightWave 2015
  • Cel Shading: Intersection Edges in LightWave 2015

Watch them here.

If you haven’t made the move to LightWave 2015 yet, now is the time. Only £636 +VAT!

ZBrush 4R7 Is Here!

ZBrush 4R7 is the final iteration within the ZBrush 4 series before ZBrush 5.0 and is packed with major additions. In fact, 4R7 is one of the most extensive releases since ZBrush 4 came out.

With ZBrush 4R7, you will add another set of tools to your arsenal, expanding your artistic freedom and creativity. Major features in 4R7 include, Array Mesh, NanoMesh, ZModeler with QMesh, KeyShot for Zbrush and ZRemesher 2.0.  They allow you to stay within ZBrush for more of your workflow, doing things that were either impractical or even outright impossible to accomplish before now.

The core of ZBrush is being reworked and 4R7 will be the first version of ZBrush that is released with optional 64-bit support. This will allow you to fully harness your machine’s power, not only allowing for higher polygon counts but also making it possible for you the artist to create more art in less time. Read more here.

The Foundry Sessions: Creating Sci-Fi with MODO

Don’t miss the first The Foundry Sessions of 2015, broadcasting live on Thursday 29th January at 7pm (GMT)

This session will focus on Creating Sci-Fi with MODO and The Foundry will be joined by Fred Gambino and Henning Sanden. Interact via Twitter using #TFsessions to ask guest speakers and specialists from The Foundry team any questions you may have.


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formZ Webinar – Subdivision Modelling and 3D printing

AutoDessys will show the power of form•Z’s subdivision modelling and 3D printing capabilities by walking you through a series of actual 3D printed projects modelled exclusively with subdivision tools and features.

In this webinar you’ll experience:

  • Powerful subdivision modeling and how it can be used in your project workflow.
  • Seamless conversion of subdivision models to NURBS or Quad Meshes.
  • How the inherent quad mesh personality of subdivision objects lends itself perfectly to 3D Printing.
  • How converting your subdivision models to NURBS adds an additional layer of flexibility to your design capabilites.
  • The advantage of minimal time involved with analyzing and prepping the model for 3D printing due to the subdivision personality.

A live question and answer session will immediately follow the presentation. Space is limited, so register now to avoid missing this special opportunity.


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Wednesday 17th December – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT.

New Update for V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino

A new update to V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino is now available. In addition to other refinements, Chaos have made code optimisations to improve the general performance of V-Ray for Rhino.

Refinements include:

  • Performance improvements that speed up DR renders
  • Relative paths are now supported for bitmap textures
  • Improved batch render tool for easier use
  • Sun Modify Light button uses the dialog’s last used settings if the light direction remains the same

Download V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino SP 2 here.

Shaderlight Now Supports SketchUp 2015

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Following the release of SketchUp 2015, ArtVPS have now announced the release of a Shaderlight update that fully supports both 32 and 64 bit options of SketchUp. If you are an existing Shaderlight 2014 customer then you will be able to download the update for free. Simply install the latest version and your existing license will activate the new software.

If you’re using a previous version of Shaderlight (v1 or v2) then you can purchase the upgrade for only £49.50 +VAT.

When will V-Ray be Compatible with SketchUp 2015?

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At the time of writing (6th Nov. 2014), the current version of V-Ray for SketchUp does not officially support SketchUp 2015. However, Chaos are in the final testing phases of an update which will include support for the new version including a 64bit version of V-Ray for SketchUp to match the new 64bit version of SketchUp. Although we can not say for sure when the update will be available, we can assure you that Chaos are doing everything they can to both make it available as fast as possible and make sure it’s working.

The free update will be available for current V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp users (Educational customers, will need to email sales.software@chaosgroup.com for update information).

If you are unable to work without V-Ray we would recommend delaying your upgrade to the new 2015 release until the update has been made available.

(Chaos are unable to guarantee that scenes that have been worked on in SketchUp 2015 will still work if opened with V-Ray and SketchUp 2014.)

We will continue to work with Chaos and keep all SketchUp and V-Ray users up to date with any new information we receive on the release.