Webinar: Creating, Managing and Sharing Beautiful Materials in KeyShot

Tuesday, February 25th, 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST (Level: Intermediate) How do your create that unique material or maybe a simple, accurate plastic material? Get an in-depth look at the material creation process in the special webinar with guest presenter Dries Vervoort. You’ll go through the process and even get a sneak peek at the new KeyShot … Read more

V-Ray 3.0 for 3DS Max Features

Progressive Rendering V-Ray 3.0 introduces a new Progressive Image Sampler. Fast to set up and easy to control, the Progressive Image Sampler generates fast feedback even with complex features such as Environment Fog, Depth of Field, and Motion Blur. The Progressive Image Sampler uses a path traced rendering engine compatible with multiple GI solutions including Brute … Read more

Maxwell Render 3 License Types

New Licenses LICENSE TYPE KEY POINTS RECOMMENDED FOR Maxwell Render Suite V3 Node-locked  £495 Full features (unlimited resolution, all plugins, Maxwell Studio, Materials Editor) but limited in the following ways: Node-locked (can be installed on only 2 machines – desktop and laptop for example) No networking tools (no networking tools, doesn’t work with network rendering/rendernodes) … Read more

Maxwell Render 3.0, New Features!

Custom Sun Radius Procedurals Fast ML preview Improved FIRE Voxelization Render Booleans Custom alphas New lenses Material Assistants Pixar Open SubDiv Blockable emitters Image projectors Maxwell Sea Maxwell Scatter Improved Motionblur Alembic Double-sided materials Deep Compositing Volumetrics   CUSTOM SUN RADIUS The sun in Maxwell’s physical sky system is now customisable in size and colour … Read more

Vectorworks 2014 New Features

The new Vectorworks 2014 release provides many significant improvements, designed to boost both base-level performance as well as improve functionality within specific versions. Major areas of improvement in the core Vectorworks package cover interface and display and file interoperability. Changes to the 3D working environment provide more Sketchup-like modelling behaviour whilst working in perspective views. … Read more

V-Ray for SketchUp 2.0 Release

V-Ray for SketchUp 2.0 is available to buy now!   New to Version 2.0 GEOMETRY V-Ray Proxy – an indispensable tool for managing scene memory and efficiently rendering massive amounts of geometry. V-Ray Proxy objects are dynamically loaded and unloaded at render-time, saving vital RAM resources. Use V-Ray Proxy to render millions of polygons at … Read more

Time’s Running Out…

Vectorworks 2014 is due to release imminently and time is running out to grab the current VSS deals. If you purchase Vectorworks with VSS today you will receive 13 months instead of 12. This means you can upgrade for free to Vectorworks 2014 when it is released and to Vectorworks 2015 in September next year. … Read more