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Monday
Jul252016

What else is happening at SIGGRAPH 2016?

We have more to announce!

Users of Deadline 8 will welcome the new addition of NVIDIA Iray, Mental Ray, Redshift, and Peregrine Labs’ Yeti; to the wide range of industry leading applications that support User-Based Licencing available at the Thinkbox Store. Remember, on-demand licensing can be purchased 24/7, with minutes consumed only while the Slave application is rendering.

Cloud service bundles have also been added to the Thinkbox Store, allowing users to purchase cloud-based compute resource Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud with more cloud services to come.

Additionally, Thinkbox will preview Deadline 8.1 at SIGGRAPH 2016 in booth #449, along with the latest updates to artist tools Frost, Krakatoa and Stoke.

Deadline 8.1 enhancements include

  • Remote Command capabilities for controlling Slave machines indirectly 
  • added support for Altus, Cinebench, Keyshot, VDenoise, Clarisse’s CNode, and Redshift standalone
  • as well as new version support for existing plug-ins.
  • updates to the Balancer and Monitor, and power management functionalities.

Fast, flexible and easy-to-use, Thinkbox’s Frost plug-in is many studios’ go-to tool for meshing particles and fluid simulations. Frost MX 2 for Autodesk 3ds Max nearly doubles the performance of previous versions. It also integrates with Chaos Group’s V-Ray, enabling customizable particle scattering for distributing and rendering millions of mesh instances with very low memory overhead. Frost MY will bring Thinkbox’s powerful meshing technology to Autodesk Maya.

New features in Krakatoa MX 2.6 particle renderer for 3ds Max include Adaptive Motion Blur, and faster Depth of Field with Anamorphic Squeeze and customizable Bokeh effects. The PRT Cloner modifier has been enhanced to allow chaining of cloning operations for more complex hierarchies, and World Space Modifier versions of the PR Cloner and the Krakatoa Delete modifier. The PRT Loader has also been enhanced with new partition-based channels for advanced filtering in Magma.

Stoke MX 2.3 particle reflow and editing tool for 3ds Max adds Birth Magma and Per-Step Magma evaluation to the Stoke Particle Simulator object. The update allows users to create custom channels, affect simulation channels over the course of the simulation, control particle life and death, and adjust the advection field’s influence over the particles based on custom logic.

Deadline 8.1, Frost MX 2, Frost MY, Krakatoa MX 2.6 and Stoke MX 2.3 are currently in beta.

For more information and pricing on Thinkbox solutions, stop by SIGGRAPH booth #449 or Click Here