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Maya LT 2015 – 3D tools for Indie Game Developers

Earlier this year, Autodesk released Maya LT 2015 built for Indie game developers. It gives artists a range of features and toolsets that make creating 3D indie game content much faster and more fun, by allowing developers to spend more time focusing on creating their games rather than focusing on the tool they use. The . . .

CTN animation eXpo 2014: Joseph Drust ZBrush 4R7 Demo

We are excited to announce that ZBrush 4R7 will be launched soon. Last month Pixologic attended the 2014 CTN Animation eXpo in Burbank CA, this video was caught there to help you get ideas going for when ZBrush 4R7 launches. In this demo, Pixologic artist Joseph Drust takes a closer look at some of what . . .

Last Chance for Autodesk Upgrades

Upgrade pricing for most of the products will end on January 31st, 2015. ACT NOW AND SAVE: Have you got an old 3ds Max or Maya 2009 – 2014 version? It is time now to upgrade for £2,259 + VAT (saving over £430) with 1 years maintenance subscription included if you order before 23rd January . . .

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max SP1 Now Available

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 is now available for download. V-Ray RT GPU now supports hair and fur, subsurface scattering and light cache. In addition, we’ve added support for Microfacet GTR / GGX BRDF, which is ideal for hard surfaces such as metal. Other highlights include: • New VRayInstancer geometric plugin for . . .

Fluid Workflow: Winner of the RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge 2014

bluegfx would like to congratulate Cinema 4D newcomer Joshua Clos who impresses both the jury and the general public to win in both competition categories. Next Limit Technologies and MAXON invited 3D artists to create a fluids simulation using RealFlow and Cinema 4D and compete for prizes valued at $5,000. Please read more here.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Thanks to all of you for making this year a great success and we look forward to working with you in 2015. We wish you a fantastic Xmas and a very Happy New Year from all the team at bluegfx. The year of 2014 has been full of great industry activity including gaming and VFX . . .

Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7

Deadline 7 has been released as the latest version of the scalable high-volume compute management solution with built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) capabilities, which allow artists, architects and engineers to harness resources in both public and private clouds. “Deadline 7 enables users to set up a pop-up cloud™ and compute on-demand, anytime, anywhere. We’ve created . . .

Partnership with Marmalade

bluegfx is delighted to have signed an agreement with Marmalade Technologies to become a European reseller for the Marmalade SDK. The Marmalade SDK is a powerful cross platform tool that enables developers to deploy code across multiple platforms and devices from a single code base. At the core of Marmalade is the C++ SDK which . . .

SketchUp 2015

bluegfx pleased to announce that SketchUp Pro 2015 has been launched. Please read below for further details about its performance, new tools, licencing and any other useful information. Performance The biggest commitment is to keep SketchUp fast, friendly, and reliable — for you and your computer. Here’s how SketchUp 2015 has been tuned: For the . . .

Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 2015 Extension 2

bluegfx is happy to announce a second Extension for 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2015 Subscription customers! Extension 2 for Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 2015 software adds brand new tools, templates and workflows to our already robust offering. Architects, engineers and designers now have access to the tools needed to create the impressive visuals . . .