Renderman 19 has been released. This is one of the largest updates to Renderman ever. Pixar has a FAQ here. What’s exciting is that they will be releasing a non-commercial version for free. There will be no watermark on the non-commercial version, it’s the full version. The non-commercial version will be released in early 2015. They’re preparing additional training resources for the non-commercial release which is taking additional time to get ready.
Xavier Bourque has updated his Pixelfudger suite of gizmos for Nuke. I highly recommend trying these out if you comp, they’re awesome.
I remember using Sapphire plugins on Flame way back in the day. Still under development, here’s a video showing off the latest release, Sapphire 8
Cool Tutorial: Breaking a Character’s Face in Modo
Cool Tutorial: Destroying the scenery with Pulldownit 3 in Maya
Allan McKay’s Tips: Gaining the Right Mindset for a Job Interview
Film Subsidies: Was ‘House of Cards’ worth it for Maryland?
A Winter Not-So-Wonderland: Buffalo Man Unleashes His Drone Into a Massive Snow Storm