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Alien: Covenant – “Meet Walter”

Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 8.02.55 AM#MeetWalter. The world’s most advanced synthetic companion. Created to serve.

The synthetic androids of the Alien universe have always been just as essential as the titular creatures. “Meet Walter” introduces the new android in Alien: Covenant, “Walter” (Michael Fassbender), through a Weyland-Yutani brand film that positions him as the latest real-world technology innovation.

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Allegorithmic stops ‘major numbered versions’ of its tools.

170508_AllegorithmicSubstanceUpdatesAllegorithmic is to stop releasing “major numbered versions” of its Substance products, material authoring software Substance Designer and texture painting software Substance Painter, from June 2017.

The firm’s current schedule of major annual or 18-monthly paid releases of the software, interspersed with smaller free updates, will be replaced with a continuous, more even, update cycle.

In order to keep getting new versions of the software, users will need to buy updates in 12-month blocks, or switch to Allegorithmic’s ‘rent to own’ program.

However, the firm has been at pains to stress that it is not switching to a mandatory Autodesk or Adobe-style subscription model, and that users will still own the software.

Free updates continue until the next major releases would have shipped
Owners of Indie licences of the software – that is, anyone earning under $100,000/year – will continue to receive free updates for a limited time after the new schedule comes into force in June.

Substance Painter users get them until 30 September 2017; Substance Designer users until 30 June 2018.

Under the present schedule, that’s when the next major releases – which would have been Substance Painter 3 and Substance Designer 7 – would have been expected to ship; or, in Designer’s case, a bit later.

After that, to receive further updates, users will need to buy them at a cost of $75 for 12 months’ updates – effectively, in traditional terms, to buy a maintenance plan – or switch to rent-to-own.

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Enter into a raffle to win a FREE CLASS for the chance to learn from some of the best artists in the games, films, and animation industry. All you have to do is share the following link on one or all of your social media accounts. Please see details below.

STEP 1: Copy either of the links below.

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STEP 2: Share that link on one or all of the following social media accounts that you have: Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. (If shared on ALL 3, you will be entered 3 times.)

STEP 3: Grab the link to that post and send an email to with the link to your post with the subject line: “FREE CLASS, SOCIAL SHARE.”

5 winners will be notified on April 14, 2017.

Other requirements include:

  • You must have over 50 followers on account used for submission
  • It can not be a brand new account
  • You can post no more than 3 posts total
  • If you win, you may only pick 1 from the available classes (CGMA 2D Academy, 3D Academy, and CG Workshops)

If you violate any of the rules above, your submission will not be counted.

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FMX 2017 – Get your tickets!

Every year, VFX specialists, Animation experts as well as Games and Transmedia talents come to FMX to present cutting edge achievements, state of the art tools and pipelines, fascinating real time technologies, spectacular immersive experiences, innovative business models and more.
You don’t want to miss out – is one of the world’s premier conferences to meet with the most influential players in the field!

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Ghost in the Shell – Reel, from Ash Thorp

If you haven’t been addicted to the anime since 1995 when it first aired or the 2.0 upgrade in 2008, then you need to check out the movie, it hits all the highs and lows of the series and Scarlett is a freakin’ rock star as The Major. But for now check out the awesome CG assets created in Cinema 4D by Ash Thorp, here, a rock star in his own right. Stay Animated!Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 8.11.02 AM