Autodesk acquires Softimage

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Autodesk has acquired all substantially all the assets of Softimage, a Canadian subsidiary of Avid Technology. Both Softimage and Autodesk Media & Entertainment are headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Softimage has been developing state-of-the-art 3D technology for more than 20 years.

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3ds Max 2009 Upgrade in Progress

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Constructive Media is in the process of upgrading its standard operating environment (SOE) to 3ds Max 2009, we’ve been testing this out for quite a few weeks and thus expect there to me minimal problems/delays, but with all technology upgrades there may be a few unforeseen bugs!

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Countdown to SIGGRAPH 2008

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SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, represents the "holy grail" of conferences for us in the 3D industry. This year, one lucky staff member from Constructive Media is about to fly over to the Los Angeles Convention Center

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V-Ray 1.5 Final

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THE CHAOS GROUP are the wonderful makers of the V-Ray plug-in, and version 1.5 (final) has been released! We have ordered our hardware protection keys in, and are extremely keen to see what this latest upgrade to our rendering software will bring!

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MoCap Madness

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AS WE CONTINUE TO BUILD UP OUR SKILLS, we have started implementing the use of Motion Capture data into our animations – basically it’s a way of translating real life motion data to our pixellated characters! So far it’s bringing up all sorts of weird and wonderful results – but it is neat to be… Read more »

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Looking at the Bigger Picture!

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BIGGER (THIS TIME AT LEAST) IS BETTER – one of our clients required some very high resolution images for signage, and we turned to technology developed by noneother than Industrial Light & Magic! A combination of Vray’s built-in frame buffer and ILM’s OpenEXR format was used to generate and manipulate very high resolution files –… Read more »

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Grass – how do you want it?

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While we wait in anticipation for our dual-core cows (processors) to arrive, we are busy preparing their feed. It may be a sad state of affairs to find yourself watching grass grow, so we’re watching grass generate instead.

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Spot the Difference!

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Say you could predict the future. Most people might think of entering the lottery or buying certain shares, but not us – we think of what the inside of the Telethon Home will look like. Yes, our weird thought patterns are about as random as they get, but have a look at the following, and… Read more »

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The beauty of V-Ray

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After investing countless dollars in new software, and in particular the Vray rendering engine, the release of the new Nine Inch Nails video clip "Only" is 95% computer-generated, and done in Vray. Directed by David Fincher of Fight Club fame, it has got some of the most stunning computer-generated scenes that we’ve … umm.. seen!

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Custom 3D Objects

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We have harped on about Ozkä Design before, but here for your viewing pleasure is just a sample of the objects that are being developed and actively used in our interior visuals!

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Multi-Visionary

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QUICKTIME VR PANORAMA technology has been out for a while, and the only caveat of this wonderful file format has been making the user download Apple’s QuickTime software in order to playback the file correctly.

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Digital Painting!

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… and by the term "Digital Painting" we’re not referring to finger painting! With a little know-how, resident Architectural Illustrator Paul Ison has created these images without the aid of paints or canvas – instead he has used computer-generated images to simulate watercolour effects.

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Heads up in the clouds

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What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than to be 27m up in the air over Hay Street, held up by a cherry picker! Constructive Media was asked to provide high-resolution panoramic photography for an eight storey property development for Aria Land, so we called in long time friend and professional photographer Jon Davison,… Read more »

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