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March 27th, 2015
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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex 3.2 Update
Teranex Express now includes 1089 standards conversions to any SD, HD and Ultra HD format!
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Teranex 3.2 Update which provides a major update to Teranex Express by adding full motion standards conversions for a total of 1089 real time SD, HD and Ultra HD format conversions. With this new software update and Teranex Express’s 12G-SDI technology, now customers can convert between any SD, HD and Ultra HD video format all the way up to 2160p60.
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Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
Viral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, “Love Has No Labels” is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event. No strings, no wires, no problem.
published 21 hours ago   read more
Orad Presents 3D Pre-Visualization at NAB Booth SL6317
Orad will be presenting for the first time at NAB a unique 3D pre-visualization tool for broadcasters. The solution is ideal for virtual studio designers, providing them with the option to walk through a virtual studio from the cameras perspective. The solution, which provides a powerful 3D experience without the cumbersome devices seen in the past, will be on display at Orad’s Booth SL 6317.
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Boris FX and Imagineer Systems Team Up to Unveil New Graphics and VFX Tools at NAB 2015
Boris Continuum Complete 10 and mocha Pro 5 new technology demos at NAB
Boris FX™, the leading developer in VFX and workflow solutions for film and video, and Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha® Planar Tracking tools, will be previewing the newest versions of flagship products, Boris Continuum Complete and mocha Pro, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 13-16, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, booth SL4225.
published 2 days ago   read more
Xsens and Mindride Help “Love Has No Labels” PSA Reach Over 85 Million Viewers
Viral Ad’s X-Ray Skeleton Effects Brought to Life with Wireless Motion Capture System
With 85 million views and counting, Love Has No Labels is a bonafide hit. While its message of unbiased love helped make this video go viral, the technical effects were just as potent. Pairing people with Xsens mocap sensors, experiential design firm Mindride was able to take their 3D skeletons out for a live event.
published 2 days ago   read more
NAB 2015: EditShare Raises the Bar for Collaboration and Media Management with New “Enterprise-Class” Storage and Production MAM Offerings
New XStream EFS scale out storage solution combines enterprise-class storage with advanced media management capabilities; Flow 3.2 increases facility efficiency with MAM-driven automation and comprehensive multi-format support
NAB 2015 Press Previews
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Atomos Shogun Adds Free Functionality for Filmmakers
The Atomos Shogun, already widely acclaimed as the industry's premier 4K Monitor Recorder, gains a multitude of exciting new features available immediately as a free firmware update.
In the space of only 3 months, the Atomos Shogun has quickly cemented itself as the indispensable tool for filmmakers. It is the only product on the market that combines a 4K ProRes 10-bit recorder, 1920 x 1200 high pixel density monitor, professional balanced XLR audio and seamless conversion between HDMI & HD-SDI workflows all housed within a lightweight, durable polycarbonate/ABS body. With AtomOS6.2 firmware released today, the impressive feature list continues to expand, with functionality improvements to enhance the recording, playback & monitoring capability.
published 1 week ago   read more
3D Web Fest Opens Call For Entries
Developers of Best 3D Web Creative Invited to Present Their Work in Live Performance Setting
WHO: The 3D Web Fest is inviting designers, musicians, web developers and artists to submit 3D Web projects for event consideration.
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How NVIDIA Iray and Quadro Uncover Design Flaws
What’s Cooking in Pro Graphics: How Real-Time Ray Tracing Can Avert a Real-Life “Death Ray
You know something’s awry when your building starts melting nearby cars.
published 1 week ago   read more
NVIDIA Brings Interactive, Physically-Based Rendering to the Mainstream
Is it real or is it rendered? We’ve been teasing our social media followers for months now by posting stunning images and asking them if they can tell the difference between our computer-generated images and real ones.
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Adobe After Effects Techniques
After Effects: Animated Guitar Strings with Plexus
After Effects: Animated Guitar Strings with PlexusUsing Rowbyte Plexus (the 3D particle system plugin for Adobe After Effects) and Trapcode SoundKeys in After Effects, Gardy Raymond demonstrates how to create animated guitar strings that distort in time with the music.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Gardner Raymond on 04/21/2014
Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk 2015 Product Updates Empower 3D Artists
Autodesk 2015 Product Updates Empower 3D ArtistsAutodesk's new software empowers 3D artists' creativity by simplifying complex tasks and extending workflow capabilities. Enhancements to the 2015 software include new tools such as Bifrost and ShaderFX, and an updated Maya LT for indie game makers.
Editorial, Feature by Kylee Wall on 03/18/2014
Autodesk 3ds Max
The Invisible Art: Matte Painting/Set Extension Tips
The Invisible Art: Matte Painting/Set Extension TipsVirtual matte painting and set extension doesn't just live in grand shots of big budget movies anymore. "The Invisible Art" is now affordable through software you likely already own -- but still requires careful preparation during live action shooting if it's to be believable. Here are tips from an Emmy Award-winning local spot that you can apply to your own work, whichever tools you're using.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Andrew Manzella on 02/05/2014
Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk, The New Rental Model & Flame Premium 2014
Autodesk, The New Rental Model & Flame Premium 2014Autodesk Industry Marketing Manager Marc Hamaker talks about Autodesk's decision to add a rental model. Rental models for Autodesk Design and Creation Suites as well as individual software packages, is available on Sept. 16. Also new is Flame Premium 2014, which integrates visual effects, editorial finishing and 3D effects creation.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Debra Kaufman on 09/17/2013
Cinema 4D
Multi Shader and Clones in Cinema 4D
Multi Shader and Clones in Cinema 4DIn this tutorial, CreativeCow leader Chris Martin explains how to use the multi shader material when working with clones in Cinema 4D. Other C4D concepts explored are the morph camera and the bend deformer.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Chris Martin on 08/24/2013
Autodesk 3ds Max
Particles in 3ds Max 2014: Adjusting Size
Particles in 3ds Max 2014: Adjusting SizeIn this Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data operator to adjust the size of particles on the surface of a sphere, based on the separation between the particles.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 05/28/2013
Autodesk 3ds Max
Creating a 3D Particle Ball in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014
Creating a 3D Particle Ball in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014In this Autodesk 3ds max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data Operator (available (available for the first time as a standard feature) to create a sphere of particles with random 3D motion. This is done by taking particle rotation data and using it to determine particle position.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 05/24/2013
Autodesk 3ds Max
3ds max 2014: Data Operator & Data Presets for Particle Flow
3ds max 2014: Data Operator & Data Presets for Particle FlowIn this Autodesk 3ds max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz looks at two features that are now a standard part of the product: The Data Operator allows you to use math, via a graphical user interface, to manipulate particles. Presets allow you to save and load Data Operator setups previously created by you or others.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 05/23/2013
Autodesk 3ds Max
Creating Animation for PBS - in High School
Creating Animation for PBS - in High SchoolLanier High School students work with 3D Studio Max creating a real world project thanks to a collaboration between Biscardi Creative Media Principal Walter Biscardi, Jr. and CDAT teacher Mike Reilly. Instead of just working on a class assignment, these students are creating something that will be part of a PBS documentary due to air in Fall 2013.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Michael Reilly on 05/16/2013
MAYA
Iron Man 3: The Trixters Behind Tony Stark's Shiny New Armor
Iron Man 3: The Trixters Behind Tony Stark's Shiny New ArmorSeventy artists from Trixter worked an entire year to create a formidable 208 VFX shots for Marvel's Iron Man 3. Each new episode in the Iron Man saga details a slick new technology created by the ingenious Tony Stark, and the new installment does not disappoint! Combining the hard surface geometry of the Iron Man suit auto-assembly with the flexibility of the human body was one of the challenges that Trixter brought from previs to believable screen reality.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Alessandro Cioffi on 05/06/2013




THREADS:
Re: Axis Explode
by Hamish Paterson in the Cinema 4D Forum
Perfect! Many thanks ^-^...
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Re: Axis Explode
by Brian Jones in the Cinema 4D Forum
check out this thread https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/19/886925#886925...
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Re: Keep F-curves while editing keyframes
by Jesse Larson in the Cinema 4D Forum
In the picture I attached, the top left image would be my initial keyframes with the f-curve adjusted. Then in the top right I change the setting of a keyframe and in the bottom left, c4d automatically resets my f-curve to ease out. I've adjusted setting just in the timeline...
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Axis Explode
by Hamish Paterson in the Cinema 4D Forum
I need to make a car split apart into its components along the xyz axis in a technical fashion, similar to this image: http://thumb7.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/2317874/252655249/stock-photo-exploded-transparent-car-252655249.jpg I've been searching for any tutorials, but I'm not even sure I have the right search terms - nothing seems to be coming up. Could any...
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