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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 . . .

The Virtuali-Tee is live on Kickstarter!

The Virtuali-Tee by Curiscope is a t-shirt like no other that, through augmented reality, gets you learning about the anatomy and, through virtual reality, lets you dive into the organs. Look at the tee through a mobile device, tablet or VR headset and watch it transform into an interactive learning experience about the anatomy. Touch parts . . .

Introducing VRscans

After several years of research and prototyping, Chaos Group have just released their 3D material scanning service and plugin – VRscans. VRscans is a combination of a hardware-based scanning system and a software-based rendering plugin that work together to easily create material properties for creating realistic renderings without the usual workflow of texture maps and tweaking . . .

Rendering cuteness – capturing character through minimalism

To celebrate Miffy the bunny’s 60th anniversary, creative London studio Blue Zoo guided Dick Bruna’s iconic illustrations into the CG realm for the first time – all with a little help from Redshift. The glut of feature length VFX extravaganzas that hit the silver screen every year tend to steal the CG spotlight – after . . .

Floogals have landed!

We’re delighted to share some exciting news from our client Jellyfish Pictures. Their groundbreaking animation Floogals premiered on NBC Sprout on January 23rd – its global debut! Jellyfish have been working on Floogals, a Zodiak Kids/Nevision production, since August 2014. It combines photo-real CGI aliens with a real house backdrop, and was produced using Maya . . .