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Introducing Dropzone – from RealtimeUK

We’re happy to share with you RealtimeUK’s new sci-fi character work produced for Dropzone – the new RTS/MOBA game developed by Sparkypants Studios. Since the release of SMITE the team at RealtimeUK have been honing their character animation skills, really pushing the facial rig and lip sync by introducing strong dialogue. Dropzone premiered at Gamescom and immediately received great reviews on social media. Check . . .

Chaos Group Releases Phoenix FD 3.0 for Autodesk 3ds Max

Chaos Group has released the latest version of Phoenix FD for 3ds Max, packed with new and improved features for realistic liquid, smoke and fire simulation. Frequently used to simulate realistic water, fire, and other fluid effects for multiple television series such as Game of Thrones and The Flash, Phoenix FD has been significantly upgraded . . .

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VR in Architecture: Event roundup

On 20th July we held our VR in Architecture Event at the Coin Street Centre, and are thrilled with the turn out and feedback that we’ve had. VR is undoubtedly changing the way we approach visualisation and experiential marketing, and naturally lends itself to architecture where a fully immersive experience is key to properly understanding . . .

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GET 50% OFF AUTODESK SOFTWARE!

Save up to 50% with this special, limited-time offer. Trade in your old Autodesk license and save up to 50%.  For a limited time Autodesk are giving you the opportunity to trade in your old perpetual license to the latest version of your chosen product on their new Subscription model – at a whopping 50% off! . . .

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Autodesk news round-up

Shotgun 7.0 has been released – now available to buy from bluegfx We’re excited to announce that we’re now selling Shotgun – and version 7.0 has just been released! Shotgun software is a secure and scalable production tracking, review, and asset management toolset for VFX, animation, and games studios. It connects teams and complex workflows, makes collaborative . . .

bluegfx now selling RenderMan!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re now selling RenderMan – Pixar’s core rendering technology for over 25 years. RenderMan has been used in almost every Visual Effects Academy Award Winner and Nominee over the past 15 years.  The latest release: RenderMan 21 For the first time, RenderMan now ships with the same shaders & lights . . .

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Autodesk updates

3ds Max and Maya price increases First up we have some price increase news from Autodesk. From 7th July the price of 3ds Max and Maya will be changing to the following: Annual subscription: old price £1170, new price £1250 Quarterly subscription: old price £365, new price £390 Monthly subscription: old price £145, new price £155 Maintenance Renewals: old price . . .

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Working with Blue Zoo Animation

We’re proud to have worked with multi BAFTA winning animation production company Blue Zoo for many years, and continue to have a great relationship. We provide them with the best software for their pipeline, and offer continuous support and advice to ensure there are no hiccups in production and that they are working in the most cost effective way. We . . .

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Deadline 8.0 is out!

Good news folks – Deadline 8.0 is out! Deadline 8.0 is the latest version of Thinkbox Software’s scalable high-volume compute management solution. For ultimate scalability, Deadline 8 introduces on-demand metered licensing, which will work with both local and cloud-based farms alongside existing permanent and temporary licenses. Deadline 8 also adds a Proxy Server application that allows . . .

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Calling all 3ds Max users!

Exciting news from Autodesk folks – 3ds Max 2017 is out! The 2017 release is all about working more efficiently and creatively. The latest version gives artists the 3D tools they need to help create whatever their industry demands with speed and efficiency, with numerous updates and improvements to modelling, animation, and rendering tools, as . . .

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