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AXYZ design ships anima 4.1

3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Maya and Unreal Engine crowd animation tool gets GPU decoding for faster playback on Nvidia graphics cards.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Pixar ships RenderMan 23.5

Update to the production renderer adds new motion blur algorithm for volumes, and improves support for Houdini's Solaris layout toolset.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Autodesk releases 3ds Max 2020.3

MAXtoA plugin updated to support Arnold 5.4, but otherwise, it's mainly bugfixes this time round.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Foundry ships Mari 4.6

Update extends the 3D texturing app's procedural materials system, adds V-Ray and 3Delight shaders, and streamlines the node graph.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Pilgway releases 3DCoat 4.9

Voxel sculpting, painting and retopo tool gets 'soft Boolean' system, updated UV unwrapping, resolution-independent painting.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

10bit FX ships Notch 0.9.22

Real-time VFX and motion graphics tools get new GPU-agnostic hybrid ray tracing system, plus native support for Substance materials.

Friday, June 7th, 2019