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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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CGI wizardry from F10 for The College Gardens

Our friends at F10 Studios have been working their magic for Jersey Development Company who are transforming a former college into residential apartments. F10 brought the former Jersey Girls College back to life by creating a series of CGI visualisations, 360 tours and full animation, enabling JDC to ‘sell the dream’ in a competitive market. . . .

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Corona Renderer Rocks

Corona Renderer is a new high-performance (un)biased photorealistic renderer, available for 3ds Max and as a standalone CLI application. The development of Corona Renderer started back in 2009, and despite its young age has become a production-ready renderer capable of creating high-quality results. It has been downloaded over 80,000 times already. Corona Renderer delivers predictable, . . .

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Render faster, better and easier with YellowDog

We’re delighted to announce that bluegfx have partnered with YellowDog, a great rendering technology for all 3D animator and artist’s alike. Using crowdsourced processing power, it is creating the world’s fastest supercomputer. YellowDog’s render farm is a revolution in 3D rendering – simple, speedy, secure and 100% reliable. Who is it for? Any 3D animator or . . .

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Buying monthly Autodesk Subscriptions directly from Autodesk? bluegfx can help you save up to 33%

If you’re buying your Autodesk Subscription on a monthly basis you may not realise that it’s cheaper to buy a quarterly or annual Subscription. Autodesk offer 3 different lengths of term based Subscription licenses (formally known as Desktop): Monthly: Only available via Autodesk’s eStore Quarterly: Only available via a reseller like bluegfx Annual: Available via . . .

V-Ray 3.3 for Maya is here, and it’s fast!

V-Ray 3.3 for Maya is a free update for V-Ray 3.X for Maya artists, and it’s available now. Most scenes render 20-50% faster, and this release introduces final frame rendering on the GPU with the updated V-Ray RT. Like V-Ray for 3ds Max, 3.3 for Maya has the new Variance-based Adaptive Sampling. This means faster . . .