WOW! New Xbox! New software!

April 30th, 2013

Hi everyone! Progress doesn’t stand still, so today we have some news for you!

Lagoa company delighted us by releasing a new online service of visualization of the same name. The new service is as simple as possible. You just need to upload a model and then you can do the whole lightning setup, shading and rendering on the remote cluster via a web browser.

If you don’t want to do it for some reason and want to do everything on your computer, you just need to install a plugin for your 3D packet and do everything through the familiar interface.

The most important thing is that now you can rate the new service free. You just need to sign up for a free here and try it.

OTOY company has announced that it is preparing to launch a cloud version of Octane Render. Those days, when GPU render was something exotic and people were imagining how cool it could be to control the render in a real life, have gone. More and more final production projects are made with GPU. Nvidia Grid was created especially to promote all these thing. The new service will be done using this technology. In addition, we want to note than Octane Render is unbiased rendering engine. It also has the most powerful tools that allow you to make enormously large projects.

Adobe as always is a center of attention. This time we have been shown Photoshop CS7 Sneak Peak Video. Unfortunately, we have a chance to see only one new feature and there will be a lot of them. This new function allows to apply sharpen to the shot right after it has been done and uploaded to Photoshop.

PILGWAY company has announced a beta version of 3D-Coat V4.0. This is incredibly cool tool for 3D artist. It can do not only sculpting and modeling but it is full of advanced capabilities for UV Mapping and texturing. The last is one of the best implementation in the whole industry. We were promised many new things.

The new features:

– Voxel Modeling – Freeform Primitives, Curves Tool, Spline Drawing Modes, Cutoff Tool, Vox-Extrude Tool, Kitbashing Toolset (via Modesl Pallet), Instant Storage & Access of model assests, Vox-Layer Tool, Pose Tool, Quick-Start Presets
– Voxel Sculpting – Muscles Tool, Material & Mask Overlays, LiveClay Sculpting Toolset
– Retopology Tools – Extensive Toolset, Auto-Retopology with Spline Guides
– UV Editing – Ultra Fast Seam Selection + One Click to Unwrap
– Texture Painting – Standard UV-Based Texture Map Painting
– Texture Painting – Live updates between 2D editor & 3D Viewport
– Texture Painting – Layered (Image Based) Sculpting for Uber HD detail
– Texture Painting – Fill Layer with Live Preview
– Texture Painting – Vertex Painting
– New Enhanced UI
– 3D connexion Support
– Updated Applink connections plug-in’s

And here is a video preview:

Finally, the most important news! It will dictate the terms to the entire gaming part of CG. We know about announced Sony Play Station 4, which has already received a lot of positive feedback from developers. It’s time for the answer of Microsoft! The date of the official presentation of Xbox has been announced. The company doesn’t give any details, but it makes clear that we are waiting for something fascinating. The presentation will be held at the Xbox Campus, at the headquarters of Microsoft in Redmond WA on May 21 at 10:00 by the local time.

Xbox.com will also broadcast the event live.

Larry Hirb, aka Major Nelson has written in his blog:

«On Tuesday May 21st, we’ll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. On that day, we’ll be holding a special press event on the Xbox campus and we invite you to join us via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox LIVE and Xbox.com. If you are in the US or Canada, you can also watch the broadcast on Spike TV.

On that day, we’ll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 19-days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, we’ll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games.

We are thrilled to pull back the curtain and reveal what we’ve been working on.»

That is all important news of these days. Now it is clear, when all the major players of the console world have presented a new generation of their products that we are waiting for a huge leap of progress. Judging by the presentation of PS4 and the wish of Microsoft to kick Sony’s ass, the graphics in the new games will be very close to the cinema. They need a war and we need a fascinating spectacle, so we all will get what we want!

We hope this news will raise your spirits. See you on the blog!

Have a good render!

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