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Andy Murdock makes Automatron 1.2 free

Andy Murdock has updated Automatron (his character animation system) to version 1.2 and released it for FREE.

Read more about Automatron and get your own copy here - http://www.lotsofrobots.com/automatron/Automatron_FS.htm

Motiva COLIMO 1.0! for windows now shipping with the beta price until Dec. 25

I'm glad to announce that COLIMO 1.0! RC1 (finished but manual still needs a review) has been released.

Thanks to all the Luxology staff is a must since they kindly have help us to bring this app to Modo 501 using the new SDK.

The current price 79€ will be kept until Christmas day. In that date the final 1.0! will be released and the price will be raised to 139€. We've delay this release date to offer the modo 501 customers the change of get it at beta price for some days.

V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max now available

V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max comes with V-Ray RT and V-Ray RT GPU included

Chaos Group is pleased to introduce V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max, which is officially on the market starting 6th December 2010.
V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max is a complete rendering solution, which combines the power of the well-known V-Ray award-winning production rendering engine with the flexibility and exceptional speed of the interactive rendering system V-Ray RT and the even more impressive new V-Ray RT running on GPUs.

Rendering Revolution Competition

Rendering Revolution Competition - Submissions Are Now being Accepted Until October 31!

Here’s your chance to show off your best architectural work through high-quality renderings AND win great prizes! Sponsored by Autodesk®, CGarchitect, and NVIDIA, the Rendering Revolution contest is a global still image architectural visualization competition in celebration of the Autodesk® 3ds Max® 20th Anniversary and advancements in GPU-accelerated rendering solutions.

Pdplayer expands on Mac and Linux

For all of you who have eagerly expected the professional sequence player to run on Mac and Linux we are happy to announce its immediate availability. The new features and system support are FREE to all current Pdplayer users and accessible for download from the Chaos Group website.

V-Ray RT GPU opened for Beta experience

The upgrade, release and pricing information on V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max is also available

We are pleased to announce the start of the V-Ray RT GPU Beta testing program. It is fully integrated within Autodesk 3ds Max and allows up to 30 times faster rendering and real time interaction with the virtual environment. This highly scalable, production ready rendering solution offers a number of new features like real time shading and lights set-up, distributed and cross platform rendering, progressive path tracing and many others.

Autodesk 3ds Max 20th Anniversary

Make sure to head on over to The Area for the 20th Anniversary of Autodesk 3ds Max!

The new simulator for fire, smoke and haze Phoenix Fluid Dynamics is released

Hot news about the latest product developed by Chaos Group: the fluid dynamics plug-in for 3ds Max Phoenix FD is officially released and available from today, 9th of August 2010.

Phoenix FD is in a promotional period from the 9th of August until 10th of September 2010 with a promotion price of EUR 350/USD 445/GDP 295. The official product price is EUR 695/USD 895/GDP 575.

SoulburnScripts Updated Aug 20th 2008

(Copied from Neil Blevins' email list)

Max script update:

Updated several older scripts, here's the major updates:

nameManager: Added a new mode for renaming maps, not just bitmap maps.
texmapPreview:
Added some simple mentalray support.
bitmapCollector:
Now gets maps associated with UnwrapUVW modifiers.
selectionHighlighter:
Now when you turn off the script, it will turn the Preview Selection mode of your objects to what they were before you entered Selection Highlighting mode.
parameterManager:
Now handles the CastShadow property of lights.

10 Year Anniversary Contest #4

It's the 10th Anniversary of ScriptSpot and there are quite a few prizes to give away! There will be a new contest and new prizes every Monday and you'll be able to enter those contests by the following Friday (5 days). You may increase your chances of winning by referring your friends! This is the fourth contest and is closed to new entries. See winner announcement below. 

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