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April 29, 2012, 5:16 pm
Just in time for our New York User Group presentation, Max Underground published a raving review of Krakatoa MX 2, giving it an Excellent 5 out of 5 stars rating and the Editor's Choice badge!
February 10, 2015, 1:29 pm
Thinkbox Software today launched the beta for Deadline 7.1. The latest iteration of its high-volume data management solution for rendering or processing information, which features built-in cloud support, adds updated Slave metrics, better font synchronization and enhanced application support, among other new features. For AEC and product visualization users, Deadline 7.1 supports Autodesk AutoCAD, CSiBridge, CSiETABS, CSiSAFE, CSiSAP2000, EnergyPlus, Bentley MicroStation, Autodesk ...
November 18, 2014, 10:19 pm
During the AWS re:Invent learning conference that took place in Las Vegas from November 11th to 14th 2014, session MED304 looked at the possibilities to scale a studio's rendering pipeline on the cloud using AWS, S3 storage, Autodesk Maya for modeling and animation, Solid Angle Arnold for rendering, and Thinkbox DEADLINE for the render job management. AWS re:Invent 2014 | (MED304) The Future of Rendering: A Complete VFX Studio in the AWS Cloud You can watch the complete session on the Am...
November 3, 2014, 1:26 pm
Deadline 6.2.1 is the latest version of the popular render queue management system. It includes several enhancements, bug fixes, and support for After Effects CC 2014, Cinema 4D R16, Fusion 7, Nuke 9 and Realflow 2014. For the full detailed list of improvements, please see the New Features In Deadline 22.214.171.124 page. Deadline 6.2.1 will function with existing 6.2 licenses. If you have a license for Deadline 6.1 or earlier, you will need an updated license. The new build is available fro...
September 22, 2014, 9:46 am
The Shotgun Blog features an interview with Brandon Bartlett, CG Supervisor at Armstrong White, previously with Pixomondo and With A Twist. Armstrong White specializes in photo-real CG motion and still imagery for automotive brands, incl. GM, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Subaru and more. The company uses Thinkbox Software's Deadline as render management solution in conjunction with Autodesk Maya and Chaos Group V-Ray. You can read the complete interview here.
September 8, 2014, 4:33 am
ART Of VFX has published an interview with Richard Bluff, VFX Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic, about his recent work on the movie LUCY by Luc Besson. In the interview, Richard recalls seeing the inspirational particle work by Krakatoa user-extraordinaire Matthias Mueller and using it as the base for the drug dissolving sequences in Lucy's body. ...Matthias’ personal work struck a chord with me. It had a very interesting look and feel for the exploding CHP4 drug in Lucy’s...
September 1, 2014, 5:10 am
C4DAPT is a unique live event featuring a selection of Cinema4D experts from top VFX/motion studios as well as specialized freelancers sharing invaluable high end knowledge and insider tips.During a 2 day intensive seminar attendees will be taken on a tour de force covering a wide range of advanced production proven techniques from real cases in compact lectures. Designed for studios as well as freelancers this is an exceptional chance to learn from the best in the industry. Thinkbox Softwa...
September 1, 2014, 5:10 am
If you have been around since the early days of 3ds Max, the name "Max3D" might ring a bell. Back in 1996, the year 3ds Max was released, Torbjorn "Tobbe" Olsson started a website dedicated to 3ds Max News which also served as a catalog of available plug-ins years before the current torch-bearer MaxPlugins.de came along. Now Tobbe is back with a dedicated YouTube Channel with the same name, and a Facebook Group / Google+ Circle to go with it. And the first review published by the new Ch...
August 16, 2014, 1:27 pm
Digital-Tutors.com have posted an exclusive interview with Thinkbox Software's Product Specialist Borislav "Bobo" Petrov about Stoke MX 2. You can watch it here.
July 30, 2014, 5:03 pm
In its July 2014 issue, Animation Magazine reviews Thinkbox Software's Stoke MX 2.0. The reviewer, Todd Sheridan Perry, has many positive thoughts on the product in particular and the Thinkbox arsenal in general. His conclusion? "It took me a while to wrap my head around what Stoke is doing, but now that I’m down that rabbit hole, I may never create a simple particle system again." In its previous (June 2014) issue, Animation Magazine also reviews Thinkbox Deadline 6.1....
July 21, 2014, 9:39 am
Thinkbox Software has posted the first Beta build of Deadline 7, the next version of the highly scalable manager of render farms and compute resources. Featuring significant architectural changes and core technology upgrades, Deadline 7 includes built-in VMX for flexible cloud interaction, an updated MongoDB database, a new Qt interface, integrated ftrack support and more. If you are interested in joining the Beta, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s part two of my interview with David Moritz, originally recorded during Editors Retreat 2015. David’s work ...
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