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Marmoset Toolbag 2.0 Released!

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Those realtime rendering wizards over at Marmoset.co have released the highly anticipated Toolbag 2.0!

The major update of Marmoset Toolbag includes goodies such as:

Knald 1.0 Released!

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After a long public beta Knald Technologies has released Knald 1.0!

The ultra-fast GPU powered solution for generating “bake quality” textures from any 2D source texture can now be purchased from HERE along with the ability to download a demo for testing purposes.

 

3dcreative Magazine 100th Issue!

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Our good friends over at 3dcreative magazine are celebrating their 100th issue with a bunch of freebies and as usual it's packed  with tons of quality content including tutorials, project overviews and content from Joshua Harker & Rafael Grassetti!

Definitely something to get in the Christmas list! Smiling

 

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New CRYENGINE announced

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Crytek have announced the next version of their spectacular game engine.

CRYENGINE includes many new features and improvements to the previously released version of the engine; many of which will also be propagated over to the  to Crytek's free CRYENGINE® SDK later this week!

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3DTotal Release ZBrush Jouster Tutorial For Free!

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Our good friends over at 3DTotal have released a fantastic ZBrush character creation tutorial entitled 'Jouster' by Adam Fisher

The tutorial goes over subjects such as Blocking in the proportions, Sculpting the face, Sculpting the armour, Creating the armour meshes, Finalizing the details, Creating the low poly model, UV unwrapping and texture baking, Texturing the armor, Texturing the face & finally Model presentation in Marmoset!

Marmoset Toolbag 2.0 Teasers Ahoy!

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Those realtime rendering wizards over at Marmoset.co have posted a few amazing shots of the highly anticipated Toolbag 2.0 on their Twitter account.

Marmoset Skyshop! Image-Based Lighting Tools.

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Those crazy cats over at Marmoset.co have been busy working in their underground lair creating some amazing rendering goodies for those of us who use Unity.

Skyshop will enable full Marmoset flavour lighting within Untiy and just to tease us they have been posting images and wizard powered magic on the interwebs.

 

What is Skyshop?

Skyshop takes sky images (panoramas, crosses, or cubemaps) as input and will generate diffuse and specular IBL cubemaps from them.

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Blender 2.67 Released!

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The Blender Foundation have released  Blender 2.67!

The release adds some really big changes including new mesh modelling tools, a new 3d printing addon, improvements to the 3d painting system and the ability to render SSS in cycles.

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Correcting the Viewport colour display of imported AutoCAD drawings & Rendering higher resolution images with VRay/Mental Ray

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Jamie Cardoso has posted a couple of great tutorials on his Mental Ray blog that go over correcting the Viewport colour display of imported AutoCAD drawings, when added into a Layer in 3Ds Max & Rendering higher resolution images with "Render_autosave", using VRay or mental ray.

Marmoset Toolbag v1.09 Released!

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For those that might have missed it, Marmoset Toolbag v1.09 has been released! Laughing out loud

Everyone's favourite model viewer and presentation tool has been updated with a few bug fixes and updates including detail normal maps & shadow accuracy improvements when using dynamic lights and auto-generation of normals for OBJs when missing.

 

Marmoset Toolbag v1.08 Released!

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Marmoset Toolbag v1.08 has been released! Laughing out loud

Everyone's favourite model viewer and presentation tool has been updated with a few bug fixes and updates for including Windows 8 Compatibility, new StoogeExport plug-ins for Maya 2012 and 2013 and  DX11 Tessellation.

 

Whats new in 1.08?:-

Features Added:

 

Blender 2.65a Released!

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The Blender Foundation have released  Blender 2.65a!

The release fixes 40 bugs that were present in the 2.65 release a few weeks ago.

 

Stability first! Thanks to good bug reporting and a lot of developer activity we decided to upgrade the release with an 'a' version. Over 40 fixes!

 

Creating Customised Ies Web Lights For V-Ray Or Mental Ray

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Jamie Cardoso has posted a great tutorial on his Mental Ray blog that goes over the creation of customised IES web lights for V-Ray or mental ray!

Blender 2.65 Released!

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The Blender Foundation have released  Blender 2.65!

The release adds some really big changes, including new modifiers, Fire simulation improvements,  Open Shading Language support for Cycles, a vastly improved Bevel tool and much more!

 

The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.65. We focused on making this the most stable release in the 2.6 cycle yet, fixing over 200 bugs.

Marmoset Toolbag v1.07 Released!

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Marmoset Toolbag v1.07 has been released! Laughing out loud

The amazingly versatile and intuitive model viewer and presentation tool has been updated with a few bug fixes and updates for 16bit PSDs, FBX and Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs!

 

Whats new in 1.07?:-

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Blender 2.64 Released!

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The Blender Foundation have released  Blender 2.64!

The release adds some really big improvements, including  motion tracking using a planar tracker, easier green screen keying, a new mask editor, a new tile based compositing system and more advanced color management.

 

Tears of Steel Released!

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After months of development, Tears of Steel, the fourth Blender Institute Open Movie has been released!

 

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It’s out! Watch it on youtube now, or download it later… links to downloads will appear in this post once mirrors have been synced. Torrents will also appear. Have fun! Smiling We’re happy!

Marmoset Toolbag - Back To School Sale 50% Off!

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Those fantastic chaps over at Marmoset are having a sale on Marmoset Toolbag!

The stunning model viewer and presentation tool can now be purchased for a 50% discount until Labor Day! (Monday, 3 September 2012)

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