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News, Tools & Downloads

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!

VUE and PlantFactory 2015 Promotion

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Don't miss out on this fantastic deal, contact Storm FX on 1300 061 007 today to find out more!


 

 

Harmony & Storyboard Pro Students to Commercial Offer

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Calling all students!

Specical offer of 20% discount on Commercial Perpetual License / 10% discount on Commercial Term License of Harmony and Storyboard Pro. 

Offer ends 31 Aug 2016. Call Storm FX on 1300 061 007 NOW!


 

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 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

V-Ray 3.3 for 3ds Max – Overview

 
Contact us for more information


 

Introducing V-Ray for Revit Public Beta

BIG NEWS for BIM Managers and Revit users.
Chaos Group have launched V-Ray for Revit public beta!

Now integrated into Autodesk Revit, V-Ray’s core rendering technology has been tailored to meet the needs of architects at all stages of the design process.

V-Ray for Revit has been designed to fit seamlessly into production, providing powerful rendering with streamlined controls. New users will be able to take advantage of V-Ray's proven capabilities with its familiar interface and easy-to-use presets. While its advanced post-processing and a stereoscopic VR camera will set you up for creative success down the line.

V-Ray for Revit supports interchange of all V-Ray design tools (to SketchUp, Rhino and 3ds Max), which will make your projects more efficient and designs more reliable as they move between platforms. Revit cameras, lighting and materials are all supported as well, ensuring a simple adoption process.

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.

Download Now


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