The challenge for LightWave artist before the summer really starts:
The LightWave 3D Group has launched a new design challenge that offers a treasure trove of terrific prizes for the winners!
LightWave 3D artists will have the opportunity to participate and win in two design areas - ART and ARCHVIZ. The caveat is that all entries must incorporate Mechanical Spring objects into their designs to qualify and be entered in the challenge. There are no limitations to your designs. Use your imagination, be really outrageous or magnificently realistic. Just make sure you create your design in LightWave 3D and add "Springs" to the design.
We encourage you to share your Works in Progress (WIPs) with the LightWave 3D Contest page on Facebook as the challenge unfolds. All final entries must be posted to the LightWave 3D Contest page on Facebook before the 11:59 pm (PST) deadline on June 30, 2015.
There will be three prizes awarded to winners in each category of ART and ARCHVIZ, with a special prize being awarded in each category to the image that receives the most LIKES on the LightWave 3D Contest Facebook page.
We at db&w keep our fingers crossed!
Fusion 7 is now available for free. The free version is limited to rendering in UHD and also doesn't support plugins.
Fusion 7 Studio is available for US$999 (and also as a free upgrade to existing users on subscription - contact BM for more information) and includes plugin support, no rendering limits, unlimited render nodes, the Generation tool set (motion flow, re-timing) as well as Generation.
Both of these are a steal and work extremely well in conjunction with exrTrader.
In fact, we can now state that Fusion 7 is the best free add-on for exrTrader. Ain't that something? ;)
To celebrate these news we're offering a 7% discount on exrTrader for the next 7 days.
The coupon code FUSION7 is valid from the 10th to the 16th of November 2014.
We will be hosting a Birds of a Feather at SIGGRAPH 2014 this year:
Still Handling Very Large Datasets:
To Mars and Beyond
Thursday, 14 August 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3
Managing very large datasets, with an emphasis on planetary visualization, at the media lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory - a journey from the past to future.
We'll be talking about the use of very large datasets at the JPL as well as large datasets in general. We'd love to see you joining us there.
Congratulations to Daren Ulmer, John Gross, Cedar Connor and especially Christian Bloch for winning this year's VES Award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project" with their Space Shuttle Atlantis animation.
The team has, amongst many other tools, used infiniMap.
Well done and thank you.
A detailed report of the project is available here.