Unreal Engine 4.27 is Here!


Epic Games has just released Unreal Engine 4.27, delivering powerful new and improved features for creators across game development, film and television, architecture, and automotive. Highlights include major updates to the in-camera visual effects toolset for virtual production; enhancements to GPU Lightmass for faster light baking; integration of the Oodle Compression Suite; Bink Video

Maxon Releases Universe 4.0 | Animation World Network


Motion design and VFX software developer Maxon has just released Universe 4.0, available now. The latest subscription-only software features Electrify for creating electrical effects on images, footage, and logos; Texturize Motion for blending animated textures with footage for sketchy, stop motion looks; and Analog for simulating dynamic analog retro-TV-styles, noise, interference, and CRT effects.

NVIDIA Isaac Sim on Omniverse Now in Open Beta


NVIDIA has just announced their new Isaac simulation engine is now in open Beta. The Isaac Sim creates photorealistic environments, streamlining synthetic data generation and domain randomization to build ground-truth datasets to train robots in applications from logistics and warehouses to factories of the future. Omniverse, the underlying foundation for NVIDIA’s simulators such as this new

Maxon Releases Cinema 4D S24


Maxon has just announced Cinema 4D Subscription Release 24 (S24). The latest subscription-only release of Maxon’s 3D application allows users to easily browse and obtain models, materials, and other assets, and to intuitively place them within the scene. The release also includes key workflow enhancements and a sneak peek at continued progress on the