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Unity Aussie Tour A Roaring Success

Carl Callewaert, Lead Evangelist for Unity Technologies, recently made the trek from Canada to tour Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. As an exclusive part of the new Storm FX and Unity Technologies partnership, the tour caused much excitement amongst games developers, defence simulation artists, Educators and programmers in Australia, who know Unity for their development platform for games and interactive 3D on the web, iOS, Android, PC/MAC platforms and consoles.

Well regarded for his experience in motion capture, 3d animation and games development around the world, Carl has left Australian audiences highly impressed, demonstrating the flexibility Unity brings to developers creating games and game like experiences by building a first person shooter game in a matter of minutes as well as the ease of integration and real-time interoperability with Autodesk and Adobe suite of products.

The demand for the Storm FX & Unity tour rides off the back of Unity's recent successes. Surpassing 500,000 users in just 6 months and 60 million browser plugin installs, Unity powers web games for global brands like Bigpoint's Battlestar Galactica Online, Cartoon Network, Cheerios, Coca-Cola, Disney, Electronic Arts' Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online, Gazillion's Marvel Super Hero Squad, Gorillaz, LEGO, Marvel's Iron Man, Nickelodeon and Pepsi. Unity is also the most widely-used middleware in games for the Apple iOS App Store with over 1500 games built on the Unity platform.

For more information on Unity products, please call Storm FX on 1300 061 007 or visit www.stormfx.com.au

Education News - Autodesk Digital STEAM workshop

The Autodesk Digital STEAM Workshop is a new, innovative, highly visual curriculum that delivers an engaging project-based learning experience The Curriculum engages students in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through projects developed by industry experts and teachers, and includes a rich set of resources including:


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Tactic 3.5.0 v01 Now Available!

The TACTIC 3.5.0.v01 release is now available for download on our support site: http://support.southpawtech.com/download/350v01

Here are highlights of some of the additional features and bug fixes:


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Autodesk iiko Experience - Competition

Competition

Calling All Student Modeling Enthusiasts!

Passionate about sculpting, designing and detailing characters? Don't miss out on the Autodesk iiko Experience.

Discover how you can sculpt, design and paint characters with easy-to-learn, powerful stencils and brushes toolsets in Autodesk Mudbox and experience the workings of a modern pipeline with Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites.


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FURNACE 4.2 v5 is now available!

The Foundry has just announced the release of FURNACE 4.2 v5.

 This release includes:


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Pixologic Now Offering ZBrush Floating Licenses

Pixologic has just announced they are now offering ZBrush floating licenses to customers!

This option is ideal for organizations that need to be able to run ZBrush at any time from any networked location.This license makes use of a license server, installed on one of your networked computers. The ZBrush client may then be installed on any or all machines connected to the network. When any user launches ZBrush, it checks with the server to see if an activation is available. The server allows a number of concurrent activations equal to the number of seats purchased. If the maximum number of users is currently equal to the number of seats purchased, no additional users may launch ZBrush until someone else closes the application.


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The Bakery to Unveil Free Tools at MIFA 2011

The Bakery to Unveil a Range of Free Tools For Lighting Professionals at MIFA 2011

The Bakery, the 3D computer graphics software company, will unveil a new range of free tools for lighting professionals at the forthcoming MIFA show in Annecy, France (8.-10. June 2011, stand 2.006). The new toolset, which is available from this month, draws on the core technology of Bakery Relight™, the Company‘s high-end interactive lighting, shading and rendering solution, which launched at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas earlier this year.


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