Tag Archive | Luxology

Adult Cinema

It’s SIGGRAPH time again and pretty much like every year, Maxon is getting the “new release” carousel spinning with their announcement of Cinema 4D R 18. Being 18 years so happens to be the age where you are considered an adult in legal terms in many countries around the globe, so this seems fitting. Like in […]

Core 4D

Just this moment everyone is going batshit crazy over the latest announcement on Maxon‘s corporate blog touting a massive rewrite that has been going on for years. I say: So what? This is just a confirmation of what anyone has suspected/ guessed anyway. It’s amazing how naive people tend to be and then rave over […]

Procedural New Year

The new year is off to a good start with a few news of the more nerdy variety. In my Cinema 4D days and long before I always took an interest in geometric patterns – organic, regular, abstract or otherwise – and so I spent a good deal of my time devising ways of creating […]

Mari and then some…

When The Foundry bought Luxology three years ago, the reasoning behind this move was immediately apparent even to the most uninitiated – they wanted modo as a complement to their 3D-ish tools as a means for creating geometry and as a render platform. While nobody expected things to happen overnight and in the meantime e.g. Nuke got […]

Adobe and the Linux Curse

An interesting discussion popped up on mograph.net regarding the creation of a perfect Linux distribution for artists, over the course of which it was suggested that Adobe do it. While the idea is sound and on an idealistic level makes a lot of sense, it still falls through. First, of course: Who as an artist actually […]

Knit your own Fabric!

My hyper-stimulated nerd genes love dabbling in obscure “generative” software and node-based interfaces are just always nice, so quite imaginably, the now released Fabric Engine 2 with Canvas is just up my alley. For now it’s of limited practical use to me because the plug-ins for modo and Cinema 4D are still in Beta, but […]

Micro-Plant-Station (or something like that)

The shuffling around in “the industry” continues. This time e-on Software got bought by Bentley (no, not those cars), which is an interesting move. While Microstation has been around forever, it’s actually one of the CAD programs I never got around to use first hand because none of our clients used it. Of course the […]