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Increasing performance of final gather in mental ray when rendering at a very high resultion
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Increasing performance of final gather in mental ray when rendering at a very high resultion

Posted 43 minutes ago by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

The default final gather algorithm uses a lot of memory, that may be a problem if it need a lot more than the available physical memory

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Maya BonusTools 2015 - LayoutTools Visual Browser Overview
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Maya BonusTools 2015 - LayoutTools Visual Browser Overview

Posted 18 hours ago by STLR on My Oh Maya!

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

LayoutTools is a Maya toolset that can be used for basic layout and assembly of objects within a scene. LayoutTools has been significantly updated for Maya 2015 and is now integrated directly into BonusTools. Check out this overview demonstration focusing on the new general purpose visual file browser functionality.

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Maya Monday - Color Picker improvements in Maya 2015 Extension 1
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Maya Monday - Color Picker improvements in Maya 2015 Extension 1

Posted 21 hours ago by dobert on The Desk

Software: Autodesk Maya ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

Digging into the Color Picker in Maya 2015 ext1

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Meet the Maya LT team!
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Meet the Maya LT team!

Posted last week by WarpZone_Team on Warp Zone

Software: Autodesk Maya LT ,

Industry: Games ,

Want to meet the team that is behind Maya LT? We made a quick album featuring the our team and the recently-won Develop Award!

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3ds Max 2015 Extension 1 Workflow
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3ds Max 2015 Extension 1 Workflow

Posted last week by Jose Elizardo on Jose Elizardo’s Blog

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

This series of videos will be focused around Extension 1 for 3ds Max 2015. First, we will use the new OpenSubDiv modifier to easily and quickly create realistic models. Then, we'll take those models and bring them inside Maya 2015 and, with the Bifrost engine, create realistic fluid simulations. Those simulations will then be brought back inside 3ds Max 2015 via the new support for Alembic file format in Extension 1.

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Free Autodesk Software for Schools!
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Free Autodesk Software for Schools!

Posted last week by ADSK_EDU on The Media and Entertainment Education Blog

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Maya , Autodesk MotionBuilder , Autodesk Mudbox , Autodesk Smoke , Autodesk Maya LT , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video , Design Visualization , Education ,

Autodesk Software is now free for schools Worldwide!

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Free Autodesk Software for Students, Teachers, & Schools Around the World
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Free Autodesk Software for Students, Teachers, & Schools Around the World

Posted last week by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

The terms have changed: now ALL students, teachers, and schools everywhere in the world have FREE access to our desktop software.

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Make 'em Pretty with Localized Warping!
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Make 'em Pretty with Localized Warping!

Posted 6 October 2014 1:04 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

Learn to do localized warping in Autodesk Smoke 2015.

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Wrapping up with Barking Mouse - Video 4 is live!
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Wrapping up with Barking Mouse - Video 4 is live!

Posted 3 October 2014 2:16 pm by WarpZone_Team on Warp Zone

Software: Autodesk Maya LT ,

Industry: Games ,

We just finished the 4th and final video in the first part of our indie game maker documentary series. More to come very soon!

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Using MaxScript to check for missing bitmap files
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Using MaxScript to check for missing bitmap files

Posted 30 September 2014 1:50 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

A couple of lines of MaxScript that will help you check for missing files in your 3ds Max files

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