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Core Partners Update: Poser announces new figures on Facebook


With a simple "coming soon," Poser announced Dec. 7 the coming release of an update to its figures Paul and Pauline V2.

The company will likely release more information about the figures in the next week or so. Stay tuned for more.

Then on Dec. 11, the company announced the coming release of Poser 11.1. The upgrade includes bug fixes, new animation features and access to the new figures.

In addition to improvements, here are some brand new features making their way into Poser 11.1:

• 3D Animation Path: Now you can create and manipulate a 3D path on the project scene and have an object travel that path while animating it at the same time.

• Keyframe Identification and Categorization on the Animation Palette: Group keyframes by categories and/or themes and easily identify the existing keyframes within each group. Additionally, the Animation Palette now shows the number of keyframes that a group contains at any given frame and also allows for management and assigning of categories to keyframes

• Paul v2 and Pauline V2: New versions of the Poser 11 figures Paul and Pauline that include a number of enhancements and improvements as well as new photo realistic textures and variations.

Blenderseed released

A new to Blender, Blenderseed is a plugin for the open source Appleseed renderer.

Appleseed is an open source, physically-based global illumination rendering engine primarily designed for animation and visual effects. It provides individuals and small studios with a complete, reliable, fully open rendering package built with modern technologies.

Blenderseed 0.6.0 includes updates and support for new BRDF and BSDF shaders, a new user interface, better material preview and more.

Lenovo releases specs for Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower

The Lenovo Legion Y720 tower comes outfitted with an optional AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB GDDR5 graphics card, designed to run today's greatest games in all their 4K high definition glory with ease. Games like the hellacious tour de force through the underworld in DOOM, Rockstar Games' open-world masterpiece Grand Theft Auto V, and the latest RTS instant classic, Sid Meier's Civilization VI.

The tower's optional AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB GDDR5 graphics card bring to life alien spaceships and fully realized open worlds. It's also powered by an optional AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor (3.00GHz 16MB) - so that you're hitting a higher average frames-per-second while streaming.

When it comes to RAM and hard drive, the Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower is no slouch either. The tower's RAM is up to 16GB DDR4 2400 MHz - letting you multitask with applications and games running in concert. If you're a digital hoarder and have a lifetime of games, photos and videos looking for a new home, the Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower has you covered. It comes with an optional 1TB 7200 RPM + 256GB SSD hard drive designed to load titles faster and shrink system boot up times so you can game faster.

Discover more at Lenovo.

3DMark releases Windows update v2.4.4163


  • Benchmark loading screen logos and labels are now consistent across all tests. You will need to update your DLC files, but this is purely a cosmetic change. Benchmark scores are not affected.

  • Use the new "Update All" button to update all DLC files to the latest version.


  • Fixed an issue with the Vulkan part of the API Overhead feature test that was caused by a change in the Vulkan specification.

  • Custom Run looping now works as intended again.

  • Restored the missing sub-scores on the Fire Strike result screen.

  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause Fire Strike, Cloud Gate, and Ice Storm tests to fail on a few specific Intel processors when using integrated graphics.

  • Fixed an issue that could cause 3DMark to hang on the splash screen.

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Upcoming changes at Futuremark and UL

Futuremark will soon be moving its websites and online services to a new site at https://benchmarks.ul.com. It will also start using a new email address - UL.BenchmarkPress@ul.com - to share our news with you. The change comes because Futuremark is now part of UL, the global safety science company.

Michelle Willard, Editor of Renderosity Magazine | Former newspaper reporter. Recovering archaeologist. Political nerd. True crime junkie. Read her articles

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