25-11-14! NewTek LightWave 3D 2015
Also with the release of LightWave 2015 comes a new pricing structure: $995 (USD) for a full seat and $495 (USD) upgrade from LightWave 11.x or earlier.
04-11-14! Updated the Texture Links PageUpdated the Texture links pages. Other pages will follow shortly.
20-10-14! Nevercenter Silo 2 discount offerSilo 2 is a focused 3D modeling application with the ability to effortlessly switch between organically sculpting high-polygon models and precisely controlling hard-edged surfaces.
It can be used for anything from creating 3D characters for video games and movies to quickly exploring 3D architectural ideas.
Silo is currently being used at top studios worldwide as both a stand-alone design tool and as a versatile element of a multi-software 3D graphics workflow. It is available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
Visit www.nevercenter.com for the discount offer and to read more about their 3D product.
13-10-14! Inivis AC3D 7.3 out nowAvailable now for Windows, Mac and Linux! Inivis AC3D 7.3 includes a number of fixes and additions, including:
Enhanced Tools->Hierarchy functionalityIt's now easier to manage large hierarchies of objects with the new Duplicate function. This will duplicate an object (and any of its children) in place. They've also added the ability to edit an object name, even if the object is deep inside a structure, with the new Edit Name/Data menu function.
OpenGL Display List ExportFor graphics developers, there's now an AC3D exporter which generates your 3D model as C code for insertion into a program to be used as an OpenGL display list. This can be found in the menu File->Export-Opengl-Display-List.
Blocky texturesSome designers requested the ability for AC3D to display blocky textures (similar to Minecraft), rather than smooth, which is AC3D's default. (This is done by changing OpenGL MipMapping settings).
License UpgradesAC3D 7.3 is free if you purchased AC3D after March 2013. Simply download and install it. If you purchased before that time, AC3D will let you know. Please visit the Upgrade Center to purchase a new discounted license for AC3D. www.inivis.com/upgrade.html
11-10-14! BodyPaint 3D impressive Texturing and SculptingMAXON's BodyPaint 3D is a unique tool for creating high-end textures and unique sculptures. Wave goodbye to UV seams, inaccurate texturing and constant back-and-forth switching to your 2D image editor. It's hassle-free texturing that lets you quickly paint highly detailed textures directly on your 3D objects.
BodyPaint 3D also offers a comprehensive set of sculpting tools that let you turn a simple object into a detailed work of art...read more
01-10-14! Add OctaneRender 2.0 to your LightWave 11.6 pipeline
Ready to add OctaneRender 2.0 to your LightWave 11.6 pipeline? Lightwave has put together some value priced bundles that pair OctaneRender with software from the LightWave 3D Group to save you money and boost productivity!
Save USD 299
CronoSculpt + OctaneRender 2.0 + NevronMotion = USD 999,00
Save USD 199
CronoSculpt + OctaneRender 2.0 = USD 799,00
Save USD 199
OctaneRender 2.0 + NevronMotion = USD 699,00
These bundle pricing ends 31 October 2014.
24-09-14! Request a trial version of the SolidThinking suite
To request a trial version of the solidThinking suite, please Click Here.
23-09-14! VUE PLE is a functional version of VUE xStream/Infinite
With the PLE, you can:
- Create complete projects, save your work and export to other applications,
- Render in FullHD (for stills) and animations up to 720p,
- Experience VUE's power directly inside 3ds Max/Maya/Softimage/LightWave/Cinema4D,
- Try VUE RenderNodes on your network,
- Learn at your own pace (the PLE never expires)!
The Personal Learning Edition ships with a selection of VUE presets, as well as the full PDF Reference manual. More presets are available in the commercial version. Scene files created and saved with the PLE cannot be exchanged with other PLE users and are not compatible with other versions of VUE except ATC Licenses. The PLE is for personal, non-commercial use only, and renders may be watermarked and carry a logo.
21-09-14! Pixologic announcing ZBrush 4R7
Pixologic is proud to announce ZBrush 4R7, which will be their final release in the ZBrush 4 series. More information about this version will be made available at a later date. They are currently in development of the 64-bit version of ZBrush and 4R7 will be the final 32-bit version.
Pixologic will be releasing a 64-bit public beta of ZBrush 4R7 on the same day that the 32-bit version is officially released for both Windows and Macintosh. They are happy to announce a collaboration between Pixologic and Luxion, creating a Bridge for seamless interaction between ZBrush and KeyShot.
A ZBrush Bridge and KeyShot package will be offered at an retail price of $349. However, Pixologic will offer an introductory pricing of $249. Their offer will be available upon the release of ZBrush 4R7.
Take advantage of ZBrush 4R6 now and receive a free upgrade to ZBrush 4R7.
12-09-14! NewTek LightWave 3D offer
The LightWave 3D® Group is offering a $695 (USD) crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 11.6 software to current owners of other 2D and 3D software programs-a savings of $800 over the current $1495 (USD) retail price of LightWave.
The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end 30 September 2014. Details of the offer are available at lightwave3d.com.
Crossgrade pricing is available to all artists using other 2D and 3D software programs such as Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max and Softimage, Houdini, Cinema 4D, Modo, Unity, Zbrush, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Flash, and more. Crossgrade pricing, however, varies in Japan. For more details, contact Dstorm at www.dstorm.co.jp.
The LightWave Advantage
Created by artists for artists, LightWave 3D is an award-winning software that offers an end-to-end production pipeline for artists and designers to model, animate, capture, retarget, render, and input and output to 3D. Some of the many features of LightWave 11.6 include:
- Modeling- Robust polygonal sub-d modeler with real world units
- Surfacing- Stunning photoreal layer-based and nodal surfacing tools
- Rigging- Instant rigging presets with or without weight maps
- Object Referencing- Flexible object referencing architecture or ASCII scenes
- Animation- Procedural, nodal, flocking and keyframe animation tools
- Rendering- Integrated state-of-the-art renderer with unlimited nodes
- Viewport Preview Renderer (VPR)- Interactive shading, raytracing, DOF, motion blur, lighting and GI
- Bullet Dynamics- Fast and simple rigid and soft body Dynamics Engine
- Industry Standards- Supports Alembic, FBX, Autodesk Geo Cache, Python, DPX, ZBrush Goz, After Effects, MDD, and OBJ
Artists are invited to test drive the software by downloading a full-feature 30-day trial version of LightWave 11.6 at www.lightwave3d.com/try_lightwave.
For more information about LightWave 3D software or the LightWave 3D Group, please visit www.lightwave3d.com.
02-09-14! Cinema 4D R16
Maxon released Cinema 4D R16 and raises standards with numerous workflow optimizations and innovative tools to enable you to create greater quality content in less time. The new features include a PolyPen tool for efficient modeling, a Motion Tracker for integrating 3D content in live footage and a brand new Reflectance channel for creating multi-layered reflections and highlights to ensure unprecedented productivity and outstanding results.
Cinema 4D R16 is available at your MAXON reseller or at their Maxon Shop.
Download the fully functional 42-day demo version of Cinema 4D R16 Studio.
More information about Cinema 4D R16.