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Stay on top of what happening in your field. We’ve created a single point for regularly updated articles, resources, industry news and other stuff we find interesting. If there is a topic you would like to see an article on or a general question you would like answered, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do. Otherwise, enjoy!

Tractor-1.7.1 is now available

Tractor-1.7.1 is now available on the Pixar download site.

All current Tractor customers have been granted download access to this release.  In addition there have been no changes to licensing so your existing Tractor licenses are still valid.

Tractor 1.7.1 provides several bug fixes over the 1.7  release included in the following changes


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The world's only video guide on how Editshare integrates with Adobe CS6

StormFX have created two videos demonstrating the Editshare functionality in an editing environment.

This detailed overview is the only publicly available video guide that covers all aspects from user setup to user interaction with Editshare and is highly beneficial for all Mac and Adobe users.


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Watch the Xsens motion capture suit in action.

Watch the Xsens motion capture suit in action as the Storm FX Team take you through the setup and basic functionalities in this 6 minute Video.

Motion Capture is a way to record human movement where the data can be used to animate digital characters to reflect realistic human movement.


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Autodesk M&E Meet the Experts: Animation Tips & Tricks with Autodesk Maya

Join David Zwierzchaczewski, ANZ Media & Entertainment Technical Specialist, for a live webinar and discover the new features in Autodesk Maya 2013 and some great workflow features to help you streamline your animations.

In 60-minutes, he will walk you through some tips and tricks surrounding animation retargeting, layers preferences and other Maya User Interface features you may not have stumbled across. No matter how long you've used Maya, you'll pick up a new trick or two from this webcast. You'll also get a close look at some of the latest workflows in this release and how they can help streamline your animation.

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Get Help Learning the New Smoke

Autodesk has revitilized their Smoke Learning Channel on Youtube. With over 30 videos grouped in easy to use playlists the Autodesk Smoke Learning Channel is better than ever. Check it out after the jump.


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Just launched: Autodesk Simulation Workshop

May 3, 2012

The Autodesk Simulation Workshop is a new online resource that contains a series of modules designed to help train the next generation of engineers, based on feedback from a focus group held with influential faculty from North America and EMEA.  Developed for faculty, by faculty, the modules focus on the theories and methodologies of mechanical engineering, connecting traditional problem solving to modern CAE methods illustrated with Autodesk software.


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Post-Production Picks of NAB 2012

May 1, 2012

Best in show in post-production

If you’re suffering from a post NAB show hangover after being bombarded with all the "big" announcements that came through, especially on new projectors, players and cameras that capture 4K, rest assured we hear you loud and clear.

With over 1,600 exhibitors and 92,000 plus attendees, even if you stayed at home, it was hard not to be overwhelmed by the plethora of emails, blogs, and tweets that covered the event.


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New online licensing assistance from Autodesk

1 March, 2012

Need help with Autodesk licensing? Storm FX is happy to help. Alternatively you can try Autodesk's new online assistance service.


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Tips: Multi person motion capture

This is a trick to sync the position of multiple characters in a single motion capture session when using Xsens MVN motion capture systems.


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