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This book is intended for new users of X-Particles, to help them get started and begin to understand what can be done with this huge and sometimes daunting plugin. More experienced users may also find it useful when looking at areas of XP they have not used before but it is primarily intended for new users.
The latest version of the book can be downloaded from https://xpbook.microbion.co.uk and on that site are the animations created to demonstrate various points, along with simple example
Before we begin, I would like to say few words about why I decided to write this. For a long time I wanted to write an article which will focus solely on developers who seem to be less and less appreciated and often, taken for granted. As someone who had opportunity to work in a serious development environment, even as a software Quality Assurance Specialist I realized how things can become complex quickly and I was quite impressed how developers often find a way to deliver, ev
2021 Events! Presentation Schedule (all times PST)
Tuesday September 14
08:30"Maxon News and Announcements" with David McGavran
09:00"Combining Magic Bullet Looks with ACES inside DaVinci Resolve 17" with Maximus Raharjo
10:30"Building Flexible Projects for Real Life Event" with Arnaud Mellinger
12:00"From Illustrator to Animation" with Elly Wade
13:30"Tips and Tricks for Success in a Fast-Paced Workflow" with Darlene Sanchez
VFX Award winning studio - WetaDigital and SideFX are proud to announce the launch of WetaH – combining the award-winning #Houdini with Weta Digital’s proprietary extensions and integrations.
#WetaH tools included
- Universal Solver
- City Builder
- MPI Distribution
Private beta coming in Q4 2021. Visit https://weta-h.com/ for more information. More about Weta Digital: https://www.wetafx.co.nz/ More about SideFX: https://www.sidefx.com/
Pixar Animation Studios’ “Dug Days” is a new collection of shorts that follows the humorous misadventures of Dug, the lovable dog from Disney and Pixar’s “Up.” Each short features everyday events that occur in and around Dug’s backyard, all through the exciting (and delightfully distorted) eyes of our favorite talking dog.
Check out the new Unreal Engine 5 gameplay trailer for Black Myth: Wukong, an upcoming action adventure RPG from Chinese developer Game Science. This is our first look at Black Myth: Wukong running on UE5 at 4K/60FPS. The game will also support Nvidia's ray-tracing and DLSS technology, as well as Dolby Atmos.
July 21st Show
8:30AM PST / 11:30AM EST / 4:30PM CET
Learn Cinema 4D, Redshift and the Red Giant suite of products right from home with our talented featured artists. Here's what to expect:
Some exciting news and announcements from Maxon.
Character animation in a Mocap world with Emiliano Topete.
Flexible technical animation workflows in Cinema 4D with Oliver Lueiza.
A storybook style character animation in Cinema 4D with Alex Parker.
Meet Mei Lee in this fun teaser trailer for Disney and Pixar's upcoming film, Turning Red. In Turning Red, Rosalie Chiang lends her voice to Mei Lee, a 13-year-old who suddenly "poofs" into a giant red panda when she gets too excited (which is practically always). Sandra Oh ("The Chair," "Killing Eve") voices Mei Lee's protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, who is never far from her daughter--an unfortunate reality for the teenager.
RenderMan version 24 provides major innovations in Look Development, with many tools that improve artist workflows and complement the creative process, including the highly anticipated RenderMan XPU™.
More at: https://renderman.pixar.com/whats-new
Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love. Family, friends, obsessions, music, creations — Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
Maxon is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Cinema 4D S24 Service Pack 1 (Release 24.111) and VFX Suite version 1.5.3. Both updates are highly recommended offering many minor fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations to ensure the high reliability on which the Maxon community has come to depend. Highlights of Cinema 4D S24 SP1 include improvements to the Scatter Pen and GPU support on Windows for Magic Bullet Looks in the Viewport and Viewport Renderer. VFX Suite has receiv