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The latest on Autodesk Smoke for Mac 2013 and an offer not to be missed.

If you haven’t heard the latest from Autodesk Smoke for Mac 2013 here is an update plus some extras, as we flirt with some of the features we anxiously wait to be introduced to.

Autodesk Smoke offer

Now scheduled for Q4 for FY13, a mere shift from the original launch date, the Autodesk development team are working their way through the feedback obtained from the pre-release trial program. Customers can rest assured that the Next Generation solution for editing and effects will be all its hyped up to be as we see Autodesk integrate powerful high-end effects into a familiar editing workflows, eliminating the need for round-tripping between multiple creative applications in professional video workflows.

The team at Storm FX know that once you get Autodesks smoke you are going to want to start utilising all the new features immediately and in full force, that’s why with every purchase we’re offering a day of free training and installation with our technical experts, to get you up and running, utilising the applications complete capabilities from day 1.

If you haven’t had a chance to take a closer look at all that Autodesk Smoke 2013 has to offer? Check out their Vimeo channel which can take you through some of the key features. Want to find out more about Smoke for mac?


Adobe Education: 25% OFF* Adobe Creative Suite 6.

Take advantage of this Education Reseller exclusive offer of 25% off Adobe CS6 for existing education users and Qualifying Charitable organisations.


Adobe helps educators prepare students to excel by providing the tools to develop the critical digital communication and creativity skills needed in today's workforce.

As an established Education reseller, Storm FX are able to provide this exclusive offer of 25% off Education CS6 Suites including K-12 Site Licenses for existing owners of Creative Suites (previous and current versions)

Qualified Users can use the promotion to purchase new suites, expand existing suites, purchase multiple licenses or upgrade existing licenses of previous versions.

This is a great opportunity to get your students learning Adobe's latest tools at a very attractive price.

Qualifying Charitable organisations can also take advantage of this promotion. Contact us to find out more about this program

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The Media Composer Software Update, and New hardware Compatability

The Media Composer® 6.0.3, Symphony™ 6.0.3 and NewsCutter® 10.0.3 maintenance releases are now available for download from the Avid® Download Center (login and password required). These updates are full installers and are available at no charge for all Media Composer 6, Symphony 6, and NewsCutter 10 owners.

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Xsens announces MVN Plug-in for Maya 2013

The new MVN Live Plug-in for Maya 2013 for Xsens MVN will allow 3D artists to view live or pre-recorded motions in real-time on character in Maya. Now an artist can quickly review a character during the design phase. An animator can bring his character to live in minutes and review the motions in real-time in Maya. This plug-in allows artists to create, rig, skin, animate and render a character all in Autodesk Maya.

"We are excited to launch this new plug-in, as it will improve the efficiency of creative decision making and speed up the production pipeline of 3D artists," explains Hein Beute, Product Manager, Xsens.

MVN Studio can also stream its motions to the MVN Live Plug-in for Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013, which is better suited for larger virtual scenes, as used for virtual production. At SIGGRAPH 2012 this setup was demonstrated for the first time by The Third Floor at the Autodesk booth.

The Maya and MotionBuilder plug-ins receive motion data from the 'Network Streamer' in MVN Studio. The Network Streamer is capable of streaming motions over a network to other applications in real-time. Examples are software for human factors analysis and VR, like Siemens PLM Software. In addition game engines like Unity and UDK, used in the setup for Grammy Award winner Skrillex, can receive MVN motion data in real-time.

Listen to Hein Beute talk about Xsens solutions used in industry, and their new plug-in.

Storm FX is the Official Reseller for MTI Film's complete product line

MTI Film has added Storm FX Distributions Pty Ltd, a Sydney, Australia-based distributer of design, modelling and finishing solutions, to its international network of value-added resellers. Storm FX will represent MTI Film's full product line, including its newly-introduced Cortex family of products, throughout Australia and New Zealand.

"We are very pleased to announce our new relationship with Storm FX," said MTI Film Director of International Business Development Belinda Merritt. "Storm FX is very highly regarded in the Australian film and television industry and has an excellent track record for introducing new technologies. They also share our commitment to customer service and support. They are an excellent representative and advocate for our products."

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DaVinci Resolve 9 Beta Available for Free Download

Blackmagic Design has announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 9 public beta, a major new update to the world's most advanced colour correction tool featuring a completely redesigned user interface to optimise workflow speed. DaVinci Resolve 9 public beta is now available for free download to existing full featured DaVinci Resolve customers, as well as the free DaVinci Resolve Lite! Find it after the jump.

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