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Realtime UK releases new SMITE trailer, and a peek behind the scenes…

We’re very excited to share Realtime UK’s new cinematic trailer for SMITE ‘To Hell & Back’, the multiplayer online battle arena game published by Hi-Rez Studios. In SMITE, players take on the visage of a god or other mythological figure and take part in arena combat, using powers and team tactics against other player-controlled gods . . .

PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.8

Yesterday PipelineFX released Qube! 6.8, the latest update to the leading render farm management software for visual effects. Qube! 6.8 expands the capabilities of ArtistView bringing job submissions, a simpler configuration process and tabbed navigation into a new user interface. ArtistView was designed to streamline WranglerView, so artists only have to focus on creative elements like queue control, . . .

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Figment produce world’s first VR rollercoaster – Galactica

VR Specialists Figment Productions have teamed up with Alton Towers and Merlin Magic Making to produce Galactica – the world’s first VR rollercoster. Due to open April this year, Galactica is a space-themed visual experience that incorporates a 20 meter drop and travels up to 75km per hour. Passengers will feel the force of 3.5 . . .

Underwater encounters of a 360-degree kind – from Hamilton + Kidd

Our very talented friends at Hamilton + Kidd have produced an awe-inspiring VR experience for Curiscope, showing Great White Sharks up close and personal like you’ve never seen before. The 90 second film released on Facebook was developed to show the full capabilities of how virtual reality can be used to explore the ocean and . . .

Autodesk remove late renewal option from February 1st

From the 1st February 2016 Autodesk are withdrawing the option to renew subscriptions after they expire. If you have an Autodesk subscription that’s expired or is about to expire, you must renew before the end of January 2016 otherwise you’ll need to purchase a new subscription. If you currently have an up to date maintenance . . .

Last chance to buy Autodesk perpetual licenses – ends 31st Jan 2016

A pivotal date is rapidly approaching us; from 1st Feb 2016 Autodesk will stop selling new individual perpetual licenses. What’s a Perpetual License? Perpetual license is the traditional model of purchasing a software title (usually at a higher price) and you get to keep that license on that version forever (well at least until your . . .

V-RAY FOR REVIT PUBLIC BETA NOW AVAILABLE

We’re excited to announce the release of the V-Ray for Revit public beta. V-Ray for Revit introduces new tools for high-end lighting, materials and environments, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with high-end rendering. And because it’s been seamlessly integrated, V-Ray’s core technology is now accessible at every stage of design development. Key V-Ray . . .

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp: latest update and version 3.0 promotion

Free update V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp has been updated and is now fully compatible with SketchUp 2016. Along with improvements to animation and batch rendering, this update also includes support for Skatter and ArchVision RPCs. This free download is available to all V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp users – Login to your Chaos Group Portal and visit . . .

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3ds Max extension 2 released today!

We’re delighted to announce the release of 3ds Max extension 2! New features include: Major improvements to Max Creation Graph (MCG) and the new TextPlus tool Simple simulation data import and animation, including Autodesk CFD 1-Click access to Autodesk Print Studio for quick 3D printing For more features and benefits please download this handy PDF. . . .

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Expo 2015 review and thanks

Last Thursday we were back at the Coin Street Centre on London’s South Bank hosting our 6th bluegfx expo – Expo 2015. We couldn’t be happier with how the day went, with over 200 visitors enjoying talks, presentations, demonstrations and informal consultations with leading designers and manufacturers from the world of 3D design and entertainment . . .