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nDo2 25% Off For Christmas!

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Those awesome guys from over at Quixel are having a Christmas sale and are giving artists the opportunity to purchase nDo2 with a discount of 25%!

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Get ready for your Christmas discounts... nDo2 is 25% OFF on ANY license!!! Merry xmas everyone Laughing out loud Voucher code: HOHOHO

 

You can purchase nDo2 HERE with the discount code: HOHOHO

 

 

Blender 2.61 Released!

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The Blender Foundation have released the  Blender 2.61!

The release adds some really big updates including Motion tracking, Dynamic paint, Ocean simulation and Cycles, the new GPU accelerated rendering engine Laughing out loud

 

xNormal 3.17.7 Released!

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xNormal 3.17.7 has been released!

Hot on the heels of 3.17.6, The new version contains a few bug bug fixes Laughing out loud

 

What's new in xNormal 3.17.7?

Blender 2.61 Test Builds Released!

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The Blender Foundation have released the test builds for  Blender 2.61!

The release adds some really big updates including Motion tracking, Dynamic paint, Ocean simulation and Cycles, the new GPU accelerated rendering engine Laughing out loud

 

Epic Release November 2011 UDK Update!

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Epic have released the November 2011 update for UDK !

The update includes numerous bug fixes and new features, including Unreal Landscape and Foliage improvements, a Scaleform 4 Upgrade, increased Mac OS X feature parity and Added support for ADPCM sound encoding for iOS! Laughing out loud

 

What has changed in this version?

xNormal 3.17.6 Released!

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xNormal 3.17.6 has been released!

The new version contains lots of new features, such as the ability to render a new map type: derivative height maps, a completely new FBX mesh importer, a new experimental renderer based on the Caustic Graphics / Imagination Technologies's OpenRL ray tracing API. and a host of bug fixes! Laughing out loud

 

What's new in xNormal 3.17.6?

Marmoset Toolbag Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale!

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8Monkeylabs are having a sale on Marmoset Toolbag!

The versatile and powerful model viewer and presentation tool can now be purchased for a 20% discount until 11:59PST on Monday 28th November 2011!

Purchase Marmoset Toolbag for $39.99 HERE Laughing out loud

nDo2 Released!

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Quixel have released nDo2!

Quixels extremely versatile and powerful tool for Photoshop, caters for all your normal mapping needs from within the confines of everyone's favourite image editing application Laughing out loud

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Marmoset Toolbag v1.05 Released!

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Marmoset Toolbag v1.05 has been released! Laughing out loud

The amazingly versatile and intuitive model viewer and presentation tool has been updated with a bunch of new features and bug fixes such as 360 Shots and improved OBJ file loading,

 

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Refractive Software Announces OctaneRender For 3ds Max!

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Refractive Software has announced  Octane Render for 3ds Max!

The GPU based, un-biased, physically based render engine will be available on the 1st of December 2011 and will cost 99 € until the Beta program runs it's course.

The plugin will initially support 3ds Max 2010, 2011 and 2012, with other versions being supported at a later date.

 

nDo2 Map Generation Tutorial!

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Those awesome guys from over at Quixel have released a quick tutorial that shows you how to  generate AO, height, diffuse and specular maps from your normal maps in the stunning nDo2! It even includes the new feature: Doodle to 3D!

New Free Video! Floating Geometry Overview

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In this demonstration, Andy Davies gives a overview of Floating Geometry baking techniques using Blender and nDO2.

He shows the techniques needed to efficiently use floating geometry to bake high poly details into Normal maps, without the need for complex topology.

Johan Andersson Battlefield 3 Keynote: Shiny PC Graphics in Battlefield 3

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DICE's Rendering Architect Johan Andersson's, Shiny PC Graphics presentation at the recent GeForce LAN 6 is now available to watch!

Blender 2.60a Released!

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Hot on the heels of Blender 2.60 being released, only a few days ago, The Blender Foundation have released Blender 2.6a!

The release addresses 12 issues with the 2.60 release

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A dozen issues where immediately solved for the 2.60 release.

 

What's changed in 2.60a?

Kevin Johnstone Gears Of War 3 Art Explosion!

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 Kevin Johnstone has posted some of the amazing art that he created for Epic's recently released Gears of War 3!

The Polycount thread shows a vast array of assets that Kevin created for the game using Max and ZBrush.

Blender 2.6 Released!

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The Blender Foundation have released Blender 2.6!

The release addresses various issues with the 2.59 release and includes new features such 3D Audio, Motion capture addon, Recast & Detour, Weight painting tools and Vertex group modifiers Laughing out loud

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nDo2 Updated!

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Those awesome guys from over at Quixel have released another fantastic update for the stunning nDo2!

Quixels extremely versatile and powerful tool for Photoshop, caters for all your normal mapping needs from within the confines of everyone's favorite image editing application Laughing out loud

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CryENGINE SDK 2572 Build Released!

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Crytek have released the 2572 build of the CryENGINE SDK!

The release adds a large amount of updates and additions compared to previous releases.

Luminous Engine by Square Enix Tech Demo

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A stunning video of the tech demo for the Luminous Engine by Square Enix has popped up on YouTube.

The new engine will have native DirectX 11 support, cloth and fluid simulation, realtime reflections and highly efficient tessellation techniques.

 

ZBrush 4R2 ZClassroom Movie #12!

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Over the past few weeks, Pixologic have been busy releasing a few detailed overview videos on some of the new features which are included in the recently released ZBrush 4 R2 release.

The latest video, which is #12 in the series, covers Curve Editable Polypaint

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