V-Ray 2 SP1 released for 3DS Max 2012!

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The official version of V-Ray 2 SP1 for 3ds Max 2012 has been released! Constructive Media will be upgrading all of its systems to take full advantage of bug fixes and enhancements, and also looks forward to the speed increase that 3ds Max 2012 will (hopefully) bring.

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3D Studio Max 2012 Released!

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The long-awaited release of 3D Studio Max 2012 has been made available by AutoDesk, and we’re looking forward to seeing if it is all that it is hyped up to be! This version promises much accelerated viewports, together with a raft of other speed increases.

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Internet Explorer 9 on the way

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Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 will be released on March 14 – however it will only run on Windows 7 so if you’re using XP you won’t be able to upgrade. Internet Explorer 9 will support HTML5 and video acceleration.

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Subscription Advantage Pack for 3ds Max 2011

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As subscription members, Constructive Media was given an extra-special treat from AutoDesk yesterday with the release of the Subscription Advantage Pack for 3ds Max 2011 – this has added substance procedural textures, PhysX rigid-body dynamics, and iray photorealistic renderer.

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CAD File formats

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With so many file formats out there, we are often asked which ones we support. We have the ability to create 3D models from a set of flat 2D CAD drawings but did you know that we can also import a wide range of 3D files?

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Canon 7D arrives

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In the neverending quest for more gadgets to fill our office, we have taken delivery of the new Canon 7D and EF 24-70 f/2.8L lens thanks to DigiDirect. More toys definitely equals more fun!

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Tech Update: V-Ray RT!

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Constructive Media has recently implemented the use of V-Ray RT to their workflow – this is probably all gobbledygook to you unless you’re nerds like us, but basically it means we can preview results quicker than ever before – almost in realtime!

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HD Video Shoot/Editing

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Armed with a Canon 5D and a set of lenses (including a very nice Canon 24-105 IS F2.4L lens!) Constructive Media was able to record high-definition video for incorporation into a presentation that will be released on DVD and on the web for one of its clients.

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VRay Update

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The brilliant folk at Chaos Group have announced the release of the latest version of VRay – 1.5SP4. VRay is the rendering engine that we use to produce the stunning 3D visuals that you see in our work.

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3D Studio Max 2010 SP1 released

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Always at the cutting edge, Constructive Media is praising the latest release of 3D Studio Max 2010 – Service Pack 1. This seems to have fixed up the bitmap pager issue and now all our renderfarm nodes are back up and running at full speed.

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Media Archive v2.0

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Following on from comments from our clients, we have been working hard on the second incarnation of the Constructive Media Archive! This version offers many more features and will help you to co-ordinate your marketing material created at Construcive Media.

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Up we go!

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Perched 16m up in the air is a wonderful way to see the world from a different perspective, so when duty calls (note, I did not say "Call of Duty") Constructive Media take to the skies — albeit tethered safely to the crane!

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