NEW Webinar on Adobe Illustrator plugin with Cinema4D

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NEW Webinar on Adobe Illustrator plugin with Cinema4D

In this Webinar, Dimitris Katsafouros will offer art directors and designers an easy to understand and comprehensive overview of the all new Cineware for Illustrator.

 

Get Adobe Cineware plugin for Cinema 4D here

Those new to 3D will also learn how Cineware for Illustrator can enrich your 2D workflow for packaging design or when creating custom illustrations.
Dimitris demonstrates a complete workflow in Adobe Illustrator from importing a 3D object to adjusting camera angles and easily placing labels through to the final rendering.

RealFlow for Cinema 4D – Physics simulation in a Nutshell

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RealFlow for Cinema 4D – Physics simulation and awesome motion fluid effects

A few years ago we started a partnership with MAXON, the creators of Cinema 4D, and in the meantime this connection became a real friendship. You will find a MAXON booth on almost every important event, road show, or convention. And there is always a top-class lineup of international Cinema 4D artists giving workshops, showcasing their actual work, and sharing incredibly useful tips.

For direct links to product details and local pricing in AUD$ go to our estore or call 02 99394000

 

RealFlow

The MAXON stage at IBC (courtesy of MAXON).

But it’s not just the artists, it’s also the friendly and highly-professional attitude of the entire MAXON team: they really care and they always have the best get-togethers and parties. This year, Peggy Beck and her team organized a 3-hour boat trip through the canals of Amsterdam. It must have been great, but of course I’ve missed it, because I had a rather late flight and arrived in Amsterdam when the party was almost over. I guess that’s life… 🙂

My own presentation was the last one on Sunday from 5-6 pm. Despite this late time slot I was positively surprised how many visitors dropped in to watch the workshop. Another big plus is that the live feed brings the show to everyone who’s interested, but not able to be present. Finally, the MAXON team provides an edited recording and shares all videos on their YouTube channel.

The workshop’s topic was

RealFlow | Cinema 4D 2.0 – Multi-Physics in a Nutshell

Here I’m going to show you how to create and control complex interactions between RealFlow’s different solvers and material types. Furthermore you will learn fundamental things about “Collider” and “Volume” tags, simulation settings, and the workflow for → rigid/elastic deformer.

If you’re interested in watching the recording just do it here or directly on YouTube where you will find the presentations of my fellow artists:

Having a good time together is important, but that’s just one aspect. All these shows mean that you’re present, help users with their doubts and questions, and gather feedback. It’s about connecting with real people. And it’s also about learning and sharing methods and knowledge. The feedback I get during these events is of particular importance for us and – at least I do think so – for the customer. It definitely makes a difference whether you have the opportunity to talk with someone face to face or via a communication channel. Sure, in most cases there’s no other way than using forums for social media, but the personal talk helps both sides to understand each other much better.

Cinema 4D Upgrade Sweet Deal

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Cinema 4D Upgrade Sweet Deal

The  Cinema 4D upgrade Sweet Deal is a limited time opportunity that is now running only till December 21, 2017.

Upgrade your old Cinema 4D R17 or R18 that have you may have bypassed without an MSA or Annual Support.
You now have an opportunity to upgrade these older packages R17 and R18 to the current version and ADD another years support through the addition of an MSA at a much reduced rate.

Get

Cinema 4D Studio R19 without MSA at 15% discount off the upgrade cost.
or
Cinema 4D Studio R19 with added purchase of MSA at 25% discount off the upgrade and the MSA means you get the next upgrade R20 free.

Will the Force be with You – Maxwell Render RealFlow Sale

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Will the force be with you Maxwell Render RealFlow Sale

From this coming Black Friday November 24 till the end of Cyber Monday November 27th check out the links here for massive discounts on ALL NextLimit rendering packages;

Check the links for updated special pricing on these special dates for the reduced pricing

 

Announcing V-Ray for form•Z beta release

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Announcing V-Ray for form•Z beta release. Brand new fully integrated CPU and GPU rendering for the form•Z community.
The power of Academy Award winning V-Ray rendering is now available for form•Z. We have integrated V-Ray seamlessly into form•Z so that you will find your way around very quickly and get instant high quality renderings “out of the box”. Come and try rendering with this exciting new product.
Here’s a glimpse of just some of the features in V-Ray 3.6 for form•Z:
  • Powerful hybrid rendering – You can render on NVIDIA CUDA GPUs, CPUs — or a combination of both.
  • Material library – over 550 realistic physical based materials, such as glass, coated plastics or metals, wood,stone and etc.
  • V-Ray Grass and fur – Realistic grass, fabrics and carpet now possible with V-Ray Fur.
  • Denoiser – With V-Ray’s new denoising technology, you can automatically eliminate noise and cut render times by up to 50%!
  • Aerial perspective – Add realistic atmosphere and depth to your renders with V-Ray’s new Aerial perspective controls.
  • Virtual Reality – Verify designs at 1:1 scale in popular VR headsets like Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR.
  • Cutaways with Clipper – Render sections and cutaways with ease using the V-Ray Clipper.
  • Powerful light calculations – the V-Ray Adaptive Lights algorithm will speed renders up to seven times faster on some scenes.
  • V-Ray Frame Buffer – Fine-tune your render’s color, exposure, and more directly in V-Ray’s frame buffer.
Click here for an overview video of the V-Ray for form•Z interface.
V-Ray for form•Z Beta is open to all form•Z 8.5 pro users. Don’t wait, Click here to register for the beta.
Not using form•Z 8.5 pro yet? upgrade now!
Want to see V-Ray 3.6 for form•Z in action? Join us on November 14, 2017 at 12:00 EST (4am – Sydney/Melb/Canberra ESST) for a special webinar to learn about what V-Ray for form•Z is all about. Click here to register.
We welcome any and all feedback. Come join the conversation and share your though on our forums.
For any questions you may have, please contact us via email at sales@smarttec.com.au or call us at 02 99394000.
Best regards,
Your form•Z team

Digital Simulation with Maxwell Render

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Digital Simulation with Maxwell Render


Digital Simulation

The growing process of digitalisation with digital simulation with Maxwell Render, machine-to-machine communication and automation is paving the way for a new revolution: that of the so called 4.0 Industry. It is anticipated that the inclusion of simulation and machine learning technologies will have an even greater impact than that of any previous revolution, fostering a genuine transformation of the company and the manufacturing processes.

The factories of the future will not only be fully connected and motorized, but supervised by artificial intelligence units, which will look after the constant optimization of all the processes. The training and design of this intelligence, together with that of humans, will have a vital role for physics simulations.

The design of machines and robots will occur in virtual environments, where it will be possible to iterate without the need to produce a real prototype, since the virtual prototype will have an equally exact physical value. The same setting will subsequently serve to train the Artificial Intelligences units in the undertaking of optimal tasks (of maximum efficiency and security), thanks to the automatic reprogramming with the Deep Learning technique.

Also in the logistics of products, or the performance of robots in different environmental conditions, Next Limit has a great deal to offer. The simulation of fluids (traditionally associated with audiovisual production) can be applied to a new field, making it possible to simulate complex interactions between automated machinery and its settings, or between products and the chain of production, packaging and transportation.

EinScan PRO software update

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EinScan PRO software update

The EinScan PRO software update has just been released with version 2.5 of its EinScan Software for 3D scanners, including the EinScan Pro and EinScan Pro+.

Among the new features added in the software update are a new help mode for beginner users, new file formats,

 

 

 

 

 

improved scanning tech, as well as live and multi-lingual customer support. Shining 3D says EinScan V2.5 is now available for download.

In recent years, Shining 3D has pushed China’s 3D scanning industry ahead with the release of a number of high-precision handheld 3D scanning products. Earlier this year, the company introduced its Einscan Pro+ handheld 3D scanner, which saw an increase in scanning speed and quality over its Einscan Pro predecessor.

Most recently, the company unveiled the AutoScan-DS-EX 3D scanner, which is geared towards the dental industry and which will reportedly be available as of September 1, 2017. Shining 3D also offers a number of 3D printing systems, including the EinScan S desktop 3D printer series.

Shining 3D says most of the updates to its EinScan software were the result of feedback it received through the EinScan Software beta tester program. To thank participants of the beta program, the company will be giving out 3D printed gifts, free product upgrades, and even a trip to the Shining 3D global partner summit (hosted in Hangzhou this year) to six lucky participants.

The Chinese 3D printing leader has listed a number of improvements that users will see while using EinScan software V2.5. For the EinScan Pro and EinScan Pro+ 3D scanners, users should benefit from a smoother scanning process, thanks to a “breakthrough” in an algorithm, as well as improved scanning quality while using the “handheld rapid scan” and “handheld HD scan” modes.

Updates that apply to all of its 3D scanning products include a quick and easy-to-use guide that enables users to be taken through the scanning process step-by-step, support for 3D manufacturing format (3MF) files, accessible customer support services in multiple languages (including English, simplified and traditional Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and French), and direct preview capability for ASC STL and OBJ cloud point files.

Other, more minor adjustments that were made in light of beta users comments include correcting meshing quality levels, decreasing memory consumption of the software, optimizing the zoom scale tool, and more.

In the future, the company says it will make more improvements, such as providing “the data list that allows users to edit and align individual scans,” the ability to use offline post processing, and the ability to switch between handheld scanning mode and fixed mode in a single scan.

Shining 3D’s new software can be downloaded by EinScan users for free via the company’s EinScan website.

 

 

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3D Printing Special Offer – coming November 1

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3D Printing Special Offer – coming November 1

Guess what’s back, back again and from November 1 -30 ?  ( link active after Nov 1 ) the 3D Printing Special Offer – coming November 1

It’s the get a Free UP Mini 2 when you purchase an UP BOX+ !

 

Free UP Mini 2 valued at RRP AU$989.90 when you purchase the

UP BOX+ AT ONLY RRP AU$3,245 

  • Build platform: 255mm width, 205mm depth, 205mm height.
  • Prints 30% faster than UP Series II
  • 0.1 mm (100 micron), 0.15 mm 0.2 mm, 0.25 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.4 mm – That’s a ultra fine HD detail of 100 microns!
  • Raftless printing: Yes
  • Support Material: Smart Supports. Intelligent snap off support material, printed in the same material, printed at a lower density and built automatically by the included 3D print software.
  • Dimension: 485 mm width, 520 mm depth, 495 mm height
  • Weight: 20kg
  • Shipping Weight: TBA kg
  • Power input: 110-220VAC, 50-60Hz, 220W
  • Power output: 20 VDC 11amp
  • Connectivity: Wireless / USB (Print job stored and spooled to Printer, ability to turn off computer during printing.)
  • Consumables: 1.75mm ABS Plastic Filament and PLA which is ideal for lost wax or investment casting
  • Warranty: 12 month return to base.
  • Software: STL 3D layout and printing software included free for Windows and MAC 10.7 Beta
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, OSX 10.7+
  • Unboxing time to print: 15 minutes

Unbox Mini 2

Up Mini 2

  • Build platform: 120mm width, 120mm depth, 120mm height.
  • Selectable Z resolution: 0.20mm (200 micron), 0.2mm, 0.25mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm
  • Raftless printing: Yes
  • Print speed: 9mins per cm3.
  • Support Material: Smart Supports. Intelligent snap off support material, printed in the same material, printed at a lower density and built automatically by the included 3D print software.
  • Weight: 5kg
  • Shipping Weight: 10kg
  • Power input: 110-220VAC, 50-60Hz, 220W
  • Power output: 20 VDC 11amp
  • Connectivity: USB (Print job stored and spooled to Printer, ability to turn off computer during printing.)
  • Consumables: 1.75mm ABS Plastic Filament or PLA (corn starch) Filament
  • Warranty: 12 month return to base.
  • Software: STL 3D layout and printing software included free for Windows and MAC 10.7 Beta
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, OSX 10.7 beta
  • Unboxing time to print: 15 minutes

Offer valid 1st November to 30th November 2017

Purchase the new UP BOX+ and you’ll receive a free UP mini 2 on the house for Zip. Zero. Nada.

The Product Code for online order will be active from Nov 1 UPBox+ with Free  UP Mini 2

Price includes delivery