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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!

New Release | Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max

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Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max has been given a full makeover, with its new FLIP liquid solver and improved smoke and fire solver, Phoenix FD is now more powerful and able to bring more realism to visual effects projects. Another good news is that this all-in-one fluide dynamics plugin is now more afforable.

To celebrate this release, we are offering bundle deals at 39% off:

• with new purchase of V-Ray 3.0 for Max

• with upgrade from V-Ray 2.0 from Max

• with 5 Simulation Nodes and 10 Simulation Nodes

Call Storm FX on 1300 061 007 today for more information.

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V-Ray 3.4 for SketchUp BETA

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V-Ray 3.4 for SketchUp has been built from the ground up, specifically for designers and design workflows. With the new designer-friendly interface, it's easy to get great results quickly. In this 3.4 beta version, the latest V-Ray core rendering technology is included. 

We're super excited about this release and can't wait for it to be available to the public. Watch out for this space.


RealFlow |Cinema 4D is now available!

RealFlow | Cinema 4D gives you the best in fluid simulation, directly inside Cinema 4D. Now you can achieve high-end simulation with an even easier workflow. Learn More.


New Update - V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max and Maya

New update to V-Ray for 3ds Max and Maya. V-Ray 3.4 introduces CPU and GPU-accelerated denoising. Now you can autmatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%. Check it out!

 


 

Update to V-Ray for NUKE

The lastest update to V-Ray for NUKE is now available. Now compatible with NUKE 10. Get your FREE update today!

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Enscape 1.5.1 now available!

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The Enscape team have launched version 1.5.1 with some impressive new features!

  • Revit 2017 support: Enscape now supports Revit 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Settings presets: Save your own settings presets in Enscape and send them as a file to friend and colleagues
  • Better Oculus Support: Enscape now supports the Oculus SDK 1.3
  • Tip of the day: Receive useful tips during the Enscape loading screen when you start Enscape.
  • The Enscape installer is now digitally signed
  • Plastic materials are now rendered more accurately

Find out more about Enscape

Or contact one of our Storm FX Account Managers today


V-Ray 3.3 for Maya is here!

The first thing users we’ll notice is speed. Most scenes render 20-50% faster with V-Ray 3.3 for Maya, and it’s a free update for V-Ray 3.X for Maya artists. Also, this release introduces final frame production rendering on the GPU with a major update to V-Ray RT. Like V-Ray for 3ds Max, 3.3 for Maya adds Variance-based Adaptive Sampling with better noise detection for cleaner images. It also brings faster set-up with less adjustments since lights and materials can now be evaluated automatically. And these are just a few of the many new features.

Users who have V-Ray 3.0 or 3.1 for Maya, just need to login at chaosgroup.com and go to the download page to get this free update.

For more information on what else is new, check out the below video or visit V-Ray.com.
 

 

Call the Storm FX team on 1300 061 007 if you’d like to find out more information, or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 

V-Ray for Revit beta 2 now available


As a result of testing and feedback, our friends at ChaosGroup have released Public Beta 2 of V-Ray for Revit.

This new release includes multiple refinements and new features including:

  • Distributed rendering lets you render images faster with the power of multiple computers.
  • Better RT GPU support for your CUDA-enabled device with support for OpenCL coming soon.
  • Better performance across the board with numerous memory optimisations and bug fixes.

V-Ray for Revit public beta is available as a free download. After creating an account on chaosgroup.com, users can follow the link at the V-Ray for Revit product page to register.

Call the Storm FX team on 1300 061 007 if you’d like to find out more information, or email us at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 

V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max – FREE update

Our friends at ChaosGroup have just released a big update to V-Ray for 3ds Max - that will render most scenes up to 20-50% faster!

V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max introduces a new variance-based adaptive sampler – a new algorithm that makes renders quicker to setup and removes the need to set subdivisions for lights and materials. This will make it much easier for you to get high-quality, predictable renders.

New Features

  • Ray Traced Rounded Corners – for perfectly smooth edges at render time
  • New Sky Model and Aerial Perspective – for realistic natural-looking environments
  • Triplanar Mapping – for simple, UV-less textures
  • Improved V-Ray Clipper with Render-time Booleans – for cutaways using any arbitrary mesh
  • Stochastic Flakes – for more realistic materials like snow, sand, and car paints

Current features have also been updated, including better global illumination and GPU rendering with V-Ray RT.

This FREE update is available to all V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max users. 

Download this free update now from your account at www.chaosgroup.com

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Storm FX are the sole ANZ resellers of Toon Boom Software!

Toon Boom are the leaders in animation and Storyboarding software, and Storm FX are very excited to announce we are now the sole distributors of this amazing software in Australia and New Zealand.

There are two products that transform the animation world. 

HARMONY

Draw, animate and add special effects. Go further than ever before, and do it in the style of your choice. More details

STORYBOARD PRO

The all-in-one Storyboarding Tool. Storyboard your episodic, advertising, film, or other creative projects. More details

Contact us now for information on these products