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Blog by M&E Senior Technical Specialist, Gary M. Davis. Primary focus is around the Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Suites and Autodesk Smoke.

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3ds Max 2015 and Mixamo Auto-Rigging for the CAT and Biped Character Animation Systems
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3ds Max 2015 and Mixamo Auto-Rigging for the CAT and Biped Character Animation Systems

Posted 20 March 2014 3:01 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

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

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

In this short video, I show how users can shorten the tedious, laborious and time-consuming task of skinning and rigging a humanoid character.

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Retopo Workflow between Autodesk Catch123D, Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Mudbox
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Retopo Workflow between Autodesk Catch123D, Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Mudbox

Posted 24 June 2013 8:17 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Mudbox ,

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

In this video, I show the basic concepts behind the workflow and interop of Autodesk Catch123D, 3ds Max and Mudbox.

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 &  MediaSync Interop
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Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 & MediaSync Interop

Posted 17 December 2012 1:27 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

This video highlights the MediaSync interop between Autodesk 3ds Max 2013, Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Also featured is a brief look at the iRay GPU rendering engine for entertainment using the Boxx 4920XT workstation and the NVIDIA Quadro/Tesla (Maximus) board-set.

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SigGraph Partner Brief; Boxx Technologies
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SigGraph Partner Brief; Boxx Technologies

Posted 22 August 2012 4:06 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

This brief video was shot at SigGraph 2012. In addition to showing the new Autodesk Smoke 2013 at our own booth, I was also in LA demoing some Autodesk applications at the Boxx Technologies booth (including 3ds Max and Backburner). Both GPU and CPU based rendering was performed all week on several new offerings for artists and designers. In the coming weeks I will be expanding this discussions in more depth.

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Autodesk Smoke 2012 for 3D Artists
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Autodesk Smoke 2012 for 3D Artists

Posted 21 March 2012 8:00 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Smoke ,

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

This is a rebroadcast of an M and E webinar where I demonstrated how Autodesk Smoke 2012 can work in tandem with a 3D CGI pipeline for creative finishing. UPDATE NOTE - this video was recorded with Autodesk Smoke 2012. Users can now download a trial version of the newer 2013 release here. http://usa.autodesk.com/smoke-for-mac/ This includes significant changes to the User Interface, but no features shown in this video above have been removed from the application. //garyD

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Free Paint Software from Autodesk for Windows & Mac!
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Free Paint Software from Autodesk for Windows & Mac!

Posted 30 December 2011 7:00 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

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Experience the high quality markers and colors by Copic with Autodesk SketchBook Copic Edition. Get a introductory look at Autodesk SketchBook Pro and use professional-grade tools to create and save images.

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3ds Max State Sets and (some) Smoke tools for 3D Artists
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3ds Max State Sets and (some) Smoke tools for 3D Artists

Posted 14 August 2011 8:00 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

This video explores uses for "State Sets" in 3ds Max 2012. CG render passes are then brought into Autodesk Smoke to explore timeline editorial compositing, stereoscopy & additional tools tailored to 3D artists. UPDATE & NOTE - this video was recorded with Autodesk Smoke 2012. Users can now download a trial version of the newer 2013 release here. http://usa.autodesk.com/smoke-for-mac/ This includes significant changes to the User Interface, but no features shown in this video above have been removed from the application. //garyD

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Two Quick Sites to get FREE STUFF!
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Two Quick Sites to get FREE STUFF!

Posted 10 July 2011 8:00 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Maya ,

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

This is a quick blog entry about two Autodesk micro-sites where users can gain access to a lot of great information and FREE resources including plugins and 3d models!

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Over 100 Free Particle Flow Presets from Allan McKay
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Over 100 Free Particle Flow Presets from Allan McKay

Posted 7 June 2011 8:00 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Over 100 Particle Flow presets for use in your projects. These are broken down into elemental effects of air, earth, fire, water as well as "logo" presets.

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