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For additional product news and information, visit SOFTWARE POSTPRODUCTION Skin Retouching Digital Anarchy has announced its new Beauty Box Photo skin retouching soft- ware. The plug-in provides an automatic method of smoothing skin and removing blemishes in photographs. Beauty Box Photo takes advantage of new technol- ogy from Toonamation, GPU power, and Nvidia’s CUDA. The Auto-Mask button automatically creates an underlying mask, whereas Smart Skin Smoothing adjusts skin-smoothing effects with three controls. Batch processing, mask controls, detail sharpening, and the ability to add texture further round out the new skin retouching tool. Beauty Box Photo 1.0, priced at $99, is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and earlier versions of Photoshop and Elements. Digital Anarchy; WIN MAC ROTOSCOPING Mocha Planar Tracking Imagineer Systems introduced the newest version of its mocha planar tracking and roto solution. Mocha Version 2.0.2 sports enhanced export capabilities to Nuke, improved performance, and support for multilayer film-resolution projects. Addi- tional features include 64-bit support, a streamlined user interface, improved licensing activation, and support for Nuke 6.0, Nuke X, and Apple Motion. Upgrades to Mocha V2 for existing owners of any Imagineer product are priced at $499 for node-locked licenses. New node-locked licenses are priced at $1095. Cross-plat- form floating licenses are also available at additional cost. Imagineer Systems; WIN MAC LINUX MODELING/ANIMATION Autodesk Anniversary This past summer, Autodesk kicked off 20th anniversary celebrations for 3ds Max, as well as launched its new Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites Premium, a set of 3D modeling, digital sculpting, texture painting, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing tools. Twenty years ago, 3D Studio DOS, the framework for Softimage ICE, developed by Thiago Costa, for effects such as plastics, liquids, gases, soft bodies, cloth, and foam. Each priced $6495, Autodesk Maya first-ever, affordable 3D modeling, render- ing, and animation system for the PC (which would later become known as 3ds Max) made its debut. The company has launched a 3ds Max anniversary microsite on the AREA, complete with an interactive historical timeline, an image gallery showcasing 3ds Max art by users from around the world, a trivia game, a forum where users can post a wish for 3ds Max, and downloadable 3ds Max screensavers. The new Premi- um suite includes a choice of Autodesk Maya or Autodesk 3ds Max sof t - ware; Autodesk Softimage soft- ware, featuring the Interact ive Creative Environ- ment (ICE) and Autodesk Face Robot technology; Autodesk Mudbox 3D digital sculpt- ing and texture- painting software; Autodesk Motion- Builder software with a real-time, interact ive 3D engine; Turtle, a global illumina- t ion render ing and baking plug- in for Maya; and the Lagoa Multi- physics simulation Entertainment Creation Suite Premium is shipping now, while Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium will be released at a later date. Autodesk Subscription for the Entertainment Creation Suites Premium is priced at $1095; Autodesk Subscription with Gold Support for the Entertainment Creation Suites Premium costs $1620. Maya and 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suites are now available, without Softimage, for $4995. 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