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May / June 2015

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cgw m ay . j u n e 2 0 1 5 5 AUTODESK ROLLS OUT 2016 RELEASES Autodesk has strengthened its 2016 3D animation portfolio with significant updates to Maya and 3ds Max. Each includes new fea- tures and improvements to boost performance and collaboration, and simplify daily operations for advanced creativity. Maya 2016's animation performance with a parallel evaluation system takes advantage of the CPU and GPU to increase the speed of both playback and character rig manipulation. New capa- bilities in Bifrost, including adaptive foam and guided simulations, help deliver realistic liquid simulations. 3ds Max 2016 offers procedural content creation and tools for better collaboration. It features the new Max Creation Graph, a node-based content and tool creation kit that lets users extend 3ds Max with geometric objects and modifiers. The soware also sports new XRef Renovations so users can externally reference objects to scenes and animate/edit material on the XRef object in the source file without merging the object into the scene. There's also an intuitive design workspace and template systems for easy access to object placement, lighting, rendering, modeling, and texturing tools while creating high-quality stills and animations. Autodesk also released new versions of Flame and Flame Pre- mium, which offer a comprehensive, high-end VFX and creative finishing tool set, new look development tools, a connected work- flow, faster, interactive performance, and other improvements. The 2016 Entertainment Creation Suite includes all the new updates to Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016, in addition to Mudbox 2016 and MotionBuilder 2016. The stand-alone products are offered on a pay-as-you-go basis through Desktop Subscription. PIPELINEFX OFFERS QUBE 6.7 PipelineFX has released Qube 6.7 of its renderfarm management soware for VFX, delivering more speed, stability, and variable control options for professional VFX and design studios. New features include modifiable job variables, faster bulk submission capability, platform support upgrades, improvements to WranglerView, distrib- uted rendering controls for 3ds Max users, and more. Customers on maintenance and support can download Version 6.7 immediately. FOR ADVERTISING INFORMATION CONTACT OUR SALES TEAM MARI KOHN, DIRECTOR OF SALES 818. 291.1153 | LISA NEELY, CORPORATE MARKETING & ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE 818.660.5828 | WILLIAM R. RITTWAGE, PRESIDENT/CEO 818. 291.1111 | upcoming issue These are some of the exciting topics that will be covered in the July.August 2015 issue of Computer Graphics World magazine. ¢ DIGITAL ART – A highlight on some of the cutting- edge projects appearing in SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Festival. ¢ VISUAL EFFECTS/ANIMATION – Amazing VFX and animation work heat up summer blockbusters. ¢ EDUCATION – A look at students who already are making a name for themselves in the industry. ¢ MEDICAL – Computer graphics continues to push the boundaries of science further than ever. ¢ TRANSMEDIA – Technology is spawning a new genre of multi-platform storytelling. EDUCATION: SUPPLEMENT BONUS DISTRIBUTION AT SIGGRAPH 2015

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