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V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Has Launched

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V-RAY 3.0 for Maya Overview:

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya is a full suite of physically-based lighting, shading and rendering tools tightly integrated into Autodesk Maya.

This release focuses on artist productivity and delivers a powerful new set of features and improvements to speed up lighting, look development and rendering workflows. Speed, control and quality are key reasons why so many artists and studios choose V-Ray. From award winning feature films, television shows and commercials, to automotive, architecture and product design, V-Ray 3.0 is built to handle productions of any size.

Faster Ray Tracing and Rendering Performance
Through extensive research and development, V-Ray 3.0 for Maya introduces a significantly faster ray tracing core. This speeds up a number of calculations including Global Illumination, lighting, shading and more.
 
Faster Feedback
The new Progressive Image Sampler delivers instant feedback to artists and makes lighting and look development quicker and more intuitive.

More Powerful V-Ray RT
New in V-Ray 3.0, V-Ray RT renders directly in the Maya viewport and supports final frame rendering and animated sequences.

  • V-Ray RT CPU uses the new Progressive Image Sampler and supports a full range of production features.
  • V-Ray RT GPU now supports Render Elements.

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AUx Australia 2014 - 10-11 November 2014, westin Hotel Sydney

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Register Now - Only $299!

In November 2014 we are bringing the Autodesk University Extension to Australia for the first time! Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your job skills, learn about the latest technology trends and make valuable business contacts.

AUx 2014 brings together keynotes, training classes and networking opportunities for Designers, Engineers, Manufacturers, Executives and Students to meet with experts and their peers on-site in a local setting at the Westin Sydney on Monday 10 November and Tuesday 11 November 2014.

Satisfy your hunger for innovation with:

  • varied classes by leading experts and working professionals
  • networking, including quality face-to-face time with Autodesk Executives
  • an exhibit hall showcasing Autodesk Channel Partners, hardware sponsors and strategic partners

Register today - only $299 all inclusive of two full days conferencing, expo hall, refreshments, lunch and networking dinner. Hurry as registrations close 24th October 2014 5.00pm AEST.


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Maya Dependency Graph Introduction Webinar

Autodesk Meet the Expert Webinar Series

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The Maya API is a C++ API that provides internal access to Maya and is available on the following platforms: Microsoft®Windows®, Linux®, and Apple® X. You can use the API to implement two types of code resources: plug-ins which extend the functionality of Maya, or stand-alones such as console applications which can access and manipulate a Maya model. 

This class gives an intro to a Maya plug-in and deployment where Cyrille Fauvel talks about C++, Python, C# and the Scene Assembly API for large scenes.

Brief agenda:

  Working with nodes
  The Dependency Graph
  Coding a node by sample

 

Don’t miss this webinar to find out how to get more out of Maya 2015. 

Webinar will be in English only.

Presented by Cyrille Fauvel, Autodesk

Date: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AEST
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM NZST

REGISTER HERE

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Act before November 28, 2014 to take advantage of the special promotional and migration pricing from your authorized channel partner.

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What’s new in Adobe Creative Cloud for teams

The next wave of innovation is here

Adobe Creative Cloud for teams continues to deliver on its promise of constant innovation. The latest updates to the 2014 release bring cutting-edge new ways to capture inspiration and share creative assets seamlessly between desktop and mobile apps. Creative Cloud for teams offers hundreds of features that are not available in Creative Suite, including countless improvements that make everyday
tasks easier and faster. And best of all, these upgrades are automatically included in your ongoing membership at no additional cost.

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