New updates add initial support for Pixar’s USD format to V-Ray 5 for Maya, Hydra support to V-Ray 5 for Houdini, plus many more features for easier pipelines.
Blender 3.0 is likely delayed 2 months for a post-lockdown breather, Cycles X might land in time for the Blender 3.0 release in October.
The Blender Foundation released today the Blender 2.93 LTS open-source, cross-platform and free 3D modeling software for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms.
Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5 is no longer just a pretty technical demo. The company has released an Early Access version of UE5 through the Epic Games Launcher and GitHub, giving developers an opportunity to start work with the next-gen toolkit ahead of the full release sometime in early 2022.
Chaos Group – now simply ‘Chaos’, following a change of branding – has released V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max Update 1, the latest update to the production renderer, adding support for masks in the V-Ray Frame Buffer.