News & Features

Straightface Studios Relies on Shotgun for Quick, Easy Production Management

Sep 16, 2016 at 09:39 pm by -gToon

PNB Nutcracker Overture from Straightface Studios on Vimeo. Seattle-based animation, motion graphics, and VFX shop Straightface Studios relied on Shotgun Software to sim.... Read More

Chaos Group Releases Phoenix FD 3.0 for Autodesk 3ds Max

Sep 15, 2016 at 09:22 pm by -gToon

SOFIA, Bulgaria - September 15, 2016 - Today, Chaos Group announces a major new release of its versatile, all-in-one fluid dynamics plugin, Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max. Frequen.... Read More

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Sep 15, 2016 at 10:15 am by -gToon

Friedrichsdorf, Germany - September 7, 2016 - MAXON, the leadingdeveloper of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, today announced a comprehen.... Read More

MAXON Announces Technical Collaboration with NVIDIA

Sep 14, 2016 at 11:34 pm by -gToon

Friedrichsdorf, Germany - September 7, 2016 - MAXON, the leadingdeveloper of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, today announced a comprehen.... Read More

10 Things You Didn't Know About Me

Sep 14, 2016 at 05:36 pm by nemirc

Maybe you're wondering about who I am, my background, what I'm all about. Well, you clicked on the right link because I'm going to tell you 10 things you probably did not know.... Read More

Renderosity Magazine Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Sep 11, 2016 at 03:34 pm by -gToon

Dear Readers: As the editor-in-chief, I'm excited to announce they we've been published for a year. We're always glad to share the latest news, tips and so much more with you..... Read More

IBC 2016: Autodesk Flame Family Puts Artists First

Sep 11, 2016 at 03:19 pm by -gToon

AMSTERDAM (September 9, 2016) - At IBC 2016, Autodesk announced Flame 2017 family extension 1 release for professional 3D visual effects, compositing and finishing. The update.... Read More

K N G D M from Rockstar

Sep 10, 2016 at 09:40 pm by -gToon

K N G D M from Rockstar on Vimeo. A short film made for Autodesk to demonstrate the new Motion Graphics features inside Maya 2017 featuring a crazy ass Rock n Roll super.... Read More

MAXON Announces Availability of Cinema 4D Release 18

Sep 10, 2016 at 09:29 pm by -gToon

Maxon is happy to announce the immediate availability of Cinema 4D R18. This new version of our award-winning 3D software offers powerful and flexible functions that greatly i.... Read More

On the New Iron Giant Blu Ray Disc

Sep 08, 2016 at 11:03 pm by -gToon

It's hard to believe that the much underappreciated animated feature, Iron Giant, was originally released on VHS. Of course, the film was released in 1999 to wide critical a.... Read More

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition Blu Ray is Now Available!

Sep 08, 2016 at 10:12 pm by -gToon

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition When The Iron Giant arrived in theaters in 1999, it was hailed as an "instant classic" by Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal, and t.... Read More

Maya 2017 Overview

Sep 08, 2016 at 10:35 am by -gToon

Maya 2017 Overview from Autodesk Media and Entertainment on Vimeo. Trevor Adams, product designer on the Maya team, gives you an overview of what's new in Maya 2017. Tre.... Read More

Adobe announces significant updates to its Creative Cloud video tools at IBC 2016.

Sep 08, 2016 at 12:43 am by -gToon

SAN JOSE, Calif.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Adobe today revealed a series of innovations coming soon in Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud in advance of IBC in Amsterdam. Kee.... Read More

Reallusion's 3D Character Design Contest 2016 Update!

Sep 06, 2016 at 12:06 pm by -gToon

Polycount and Reallusion announce the launch of the 2016 Character Design Contest. 3D artists are invited to enter from July 22nd to October 16th. The contest theme is open,.... Read More

Pixelogic Announces ZBrush Core

Sep 03, 2016 at 09:09 pm by -gToon

Pixologic is pleased to announce ZBrushCore®, a streamlined version of ZBrush designed for all artists and enthusiasts of both traditional and digital art. At its heart, ZBru.... Read More

From Doodles to Pixels: Over a Hundred Years of Spanish Animation

Sep 02, 2016 at 07:05 pm by -gToon

This major retrospective of the little-known art and industry of Spanish animation comprises eight programs featuring historic work from 1908 through the end of the dictator.... Read More

Free 3D Models From Lucrea3D

Sep 01, 2016 at 03:04 pm by -gToon

[Source: lucrea3D.com website] lucrea3D is a website that offers free 3d models, mostly for archviz creators and architects but also for games enthusiast and real time projec.... Read More

Open Source Video Editor: OpenShot 2.1 Released!

Aug 31, 2016 at 10:20 pm by -gToon

Source: OpenShot [blog by Jonathan Thomas] I am proud to announce the release of OpenShot 2.1, which contains a huge number of new features, bug fixes, and improvements! Enj.... Read More

Allegorithmic Adds Design Industry First to Substance Designer 5.5

Aug 29, 2016 at 06:07 pm by -gToon

VENICE, CA - August 25, 2016 - Today, Allegorithmic releases Substance Designer 5.5, a free update that brings MDL authoring to the 3D community. An exclusive feature, MDL aut.... Read More

Brickyard VFX Goes Off The Charts for Volkswagen Tiguan

Aug 26, 2016 at 11:09 pm by -gToon

Santa Monica, CA (August 1, 2016) -- Boutique VFX and animation studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by Deutsch LA to build a fully CG environment for the new Volkswagen s.... Read More