The Autodesk team has been plugging away creating the latest update for 3DS Max 2018, the company announced.
Version 2018.2 will give users a smoother experience with the addition of procedural spline modeling and animation tools, batch processing for some background tasks, and many improvements and bug fixes requested by the community.
New features include a few new spline tools, Batch mode, and cloud rights.
With this update, users can draw splines freehand directly in the viewport, use a spline as a morpher on existing spline objects, or use the new spline tools to animate objects.
E-On Software opens 3D Environment Competition 2017
More than $30,000 in prizes will be awarded by E-on software, in association with Nvidia, Wacom, HP, Pixologic, ArtStation, CGChannel, CGSociety, Cornucopia3D, Geekatplay, AsileFX, QuadSpinner, Routledge, Gnomon School, Bournemouth University and Ecole George Melies in the "3D Environment Competition 2017".
With judges that are leading experts in the major fields of the 3D entertainment industry, and with more than $30,000 in prizes, this competition is the biggest we haves ever organized!
For the first time, the competition will have two distinct categories, Main and Academic, with specific prizes for both.
Learn more from the Competition rules page.
Vegas Pro 15 released
Vegas Pro has released version 15, which includes new features, a new modern look, customization options, new plug-ins, new hardware acceleration, and new workflow and color enhancements.
Mocha released an update (Mocha Pro 5.5.2), which adds official OFX support for VEGAS Pro for the first-time ever, allowing VEGAS Pro editors to track, rotoscope, mask, and remove objects.
"We're excited to build upon our partnership with Magix and continue to provide VEGAS editors with the tools they need most," said Boris Yamnitsky, founder and president. "The addition of Mocha Pro support for VEGAS Pro opens up new creative doors (planar motion tracking, masking, rotoscoping, object removal) and allows for advanced VFX creation inside project timelines for a more streamlined experience. And a new addition to the VEGAS Pro Suite, the Sapphire Render Unit gives editors access to high-end textures, gradients, and sky and lightning effects, to help create stylized looks."
New version of Blend4Web is available
Blend4Web announced a new release of its commercial-grade open source platform for creating interactive 3D Web experiences.
In version 17.08, Blend4Web included a number of features, including the support for Leap Motion gadget capable of detecting and visualizing the movement of human hands, together with a new demo, two new nodes in the logic editor to work with time and procedural animation, new API methods to work with dynamically loaded scenes, asset packs separated from the SDK, new chapter on Blender interface and other additions in the User Manual and dozens of bug fixes mostly improving the interoperability on different hardware.