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Andrew Hazelden
Works at Dover Studios, Inc.
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There is a new Domemaster3D v2.2.2 release out that adds Stereo 360 3D to DomeViewer, an interactive IPR viewport, Maya 2017 Workspace Control UI, and installer autodect logic.

This blog post goes over all of the improvements:
http://www.andrewhazelden.com/blog/2017/01/domemaster3d-v2-2-2-released/

I'm hearing more and more that 2017 will be the big year for VR. With that in mind, I've launched the latest Domemaster3D version 2.2.2 release in time for the New Year's celebrations. The Domemaster3D toolset is a popular plugin that creates panoramic 360° renderings that are used in ...
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The newest Domemaster3D release adds mental ray 3.14 for Maya 2017 support. Artists are able to perform mental ray interactive viewport VR rendering directly in a Maya camera view.

http://www.andrewhazelden.com/blog/2016/12/domemaster3d-adds-mental-ray-3-14-for-maya-2017-support/
Domemaster3D v2.2 is now Available for Maya 2017. The latest Domemaster3D lens shaders installer is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. This toolset is used to create panoramic 360° renderings that are used in planetariums and in the pre-rendered cinematic VR field.
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Autodesk's Official "Journey to VR" video series by Daryl Obert covered the Domemaster3D for Maya and 3DS Max 360VR rendering tools I've co-developed with Roberto Ziche!

http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/journey-to-vr/rendering-vr-content-for-mobile-devices
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VLC has a new build that does 360° panoramic video playback using the YouTube 360 metadata info in a movie: http://people.videolan.org/~jb/Builds/360/
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Yay! SynthEyes has a new page discussing Stereo 360VR matchmoving workflows and concepts: https://www.ssontech.com/stereovr.html
Discusses the drawbacks and limitations of the "stereo 360VR&quot concept
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The Domemaster Fusion Macros v2.3 VR 360 compositing toolset was released today. To name just a few of the major improvements, there is Google VR View Web Publishing, PTGui BatchBuilder automation, 360° stereoscopic 3D video stitching, Fusion 3D based multi-channel panoramic rendering, and panoramic mask generation using enblend.

You can read the blog post for the full details on what is new in this update:
http://www.andrewhazelden.com/blog/2016/11/domemaster-fusion-macros-v2-3

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Adobe After Effects CC 2017 adds new ExtendScript JSX scripting features like active tool changing, Queue in AME, and access to GPU options. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2230567
After Effects CC 2017 (14.0) includes new scripting access to tools, composition markers, the Queue In AME command, and GPU acceleration options. The
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NSC Creative has posted a new behind the scenes look at the process of adapting their "We Are Stars" fulldome show into a fully spherical 360VR presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy0oYChR9pM
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I've released a new mental ray syntax highlighter module + IDE v1.1 update. It is tuned for mental ray 3.14 based rendering TDs. There are 53 new scripts included!

http://www.andrewhazelden.com/blog/2013/09/mental-ray-syntax-highlighter/
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Maya 2017 Update 2 supports Viewport 2.0 IBL rendering effects in OpenGL based real-time viewports with a dome light:

http://help.autodesk.com/view/MAYAUL/2017/ENU/?guid=GUID-9AB65955-9390-42F6-B293-EAF1A0AD0C3B
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Create with Gear 360: Casey Neistat x Karlie Kloss https://youtu.be/wYe3o_k7G1o
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The pricing details for the new mental ray for Maya 3.14 Pi edition have been revealed by NVIDIA's ARC team: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2016/11/15/mental-ray-maya-free/ 
Starting November 30th mental ray for Maya will be available directly from NVIDIA – for free.
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I am a visual effects artist and a co-founder of Dover Studios, Inc. I live in West Dover, Nova Scotia, Canada.

For fun I like to tinker with computer graphics, write small programs, create electronic inventions and work on special photography projects. I have a passion for RC flight and aerial photography.
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