Autodesk Hits Portland 3.0!

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment
3DV would like to thank all of you that were able to attend (over 200 attendees) the Autodesk Hits Portland 3.0 event at the Mission Theater.  Thanks to your support and enthusiasm, Portland events continue to be the best attended in North America!  There is no doubt, creativity is booming in PDX!We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did!  Thank you again to all of our sponsors:  Autodesk, 3DPDX, VFX/PDX,  Wacom, 52 Limited, and Anthro.  We hope you will keep 3DV in mind when shopping for Maya, 3ds Max, MotionBuilder, Softimage, Mudbox, ZBrush, V-Ray, Wacom Cintiq, Adobe and many other graphics tools.   We look forward to seeing you all at the next big event!We invite you to provide any feedback on the event – Please let us know what you liked or where we can improve.  We want to make next year even better!

Please feel free to stop by our office near at 21st and Burnside (near Jeld-Wen Field) and try one of our 3 Cintiqs on display, see our new Anthro Elevate II or learn about the latest Autodesk and V-Ray promotions. Check out the FREE MeshMixer (A tool for making crazy-ass 3D stuff without too much hassle).

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May 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Come join us as Autodesk’s top Application Engineers demo the 2012 lineup including Maya, 3ds Max, Softimage, MotionBuilder and Mudbox! Experience the powerful integration within the new Autodesk Creative Suites as artists cover new features of the 2012 releases. This is a great opportunity to network with local 3D experts and enthusiasts in your community. Food and drinks will be provided.

OFFICIAL REGISTRATION LINK enters you into drawing:

This event has already occured (May, 2011)

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Autodesk Platinum Club Recognizes 3DV Corporation

March 18, 2011 Leave a comment

3DV Corporation was named “Top North American Reseller in Media & Entertainment Overall Sales Growth” for 2011

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“Autodesk is proud to announce the 2011 Platinum Club inductees and is grateful to each company for its exceptional performance,” said Steve Blum, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services, Autodesk.

“These partners continue to deliver world-class service and technical expertise to their customers, providing them with the software, training and services they need to derive the most value from their Autodesk technologies. Customers have become more efficient, competitive and innovative as a result of these efforts.

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Maya 2011 mental ray rendering solutions

December 4, 2010 Leave a comment

New for Maya 2011 (network license only), mental ray batch render feature has raised several questions from users.  Many are asking what’s the difference between mental ray satellite, batch and standalone for Maya 2011.

Here’s a simple synopsis of the options:

  • mental ray for Maya renderer (1 license with each Maya 2011 license)
  • mental ray Satellite for Maya (8 licenses with each Maya 2011 license)
  • mental ray Batch for Maya (5 licenses with each Maya 2011 network license)
  • mental ray Standalone for Maya (each license must be purchased separately)

Click here for a down loadable .PDF file…

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Hinge Digital Kicks Off “Bringing Your World to Life” Contest

November 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Calling all artists and story developers

Artists, designers and writers of ANY background are encouraged to submit their original character designs (line drawings, 2D, 3D, etc.) and corresponding storylines to Hinge Digital for an opportunity to win approximately $1,500 in prizes including: a copy of Luxology® modo® 3D software, a Wacom® Intuos4® tablet and inclusion in an Animation Magazine feature story. more details

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Interesting Facts about the Games Industry

November 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Who Plays Computer and Video Games?

How Long Have Gamers Been Playing?

Parents and Games

Read the report (PDF)

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Subscription Advantage Pack for Maya 2011 (released 9/29/2010)

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

                Video Demo                       More Details                          Subscription Login

  • Substance procedural textures—Achieve a wide range of looks with a new library of up to 75 Substance procedural textures.
  • Craft animation toolsCreate more believable, complex camera movements that mimic real-world setups with 4 new camera rigs from the Craft Director Studio™ plug-in bundle.
  • Effects AssetsSelect from a range of easy-to-use effects, and assign them to an object as easily as assigning a shader.
  • Motion capture samples—Use new motion retargeting capabilities with up to 70 new motion capture samples.

*Note: This release contains the fixes included with the Maya 2011 Service Pack.

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