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Andrew Hazelden
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If you're interested in using mental ray with Maya 2017, you can sign up on NVIDIA's website to be notified of its release:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia-mental-ray-products.html
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Big SIGGRAPH News: Maya 2017 adds Solid Angle's Arnold MtoA renderer as the default render engine! http://help.autodesk.com/view/MAYAUL/2017/ENU/?guid=GUID-86BDB101-2547-4E8B-9824-597EE20E4826
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My panoramic rendering software upgrade PlayblastVR v2.0 for Maya is now complete and online! The newsletter and official launch PR will happen tomorrow. PlayblastVR now supports Maya 2016 Extension 2 (Maya 2016.5) and the new Render Setup render layer system.

http://www.andrewhazelden.com/blog/downloads/playblastvr-for-maya/

New in Version 2.0

PlayblastVR v2.0 adds Maya 2016.5 support, a new Individual Cube Map Faces panorama format, Facebook Cubemap 3×2 panorama format support, custom LatLong horizontal and vertical FOV cropping controls, Whirligig HTC VIVE HMD/Steam VR support, a Lighting Mode setting for better control of scene illumination, network installation support via the PLAYBLASTVR_INSTALL_PATH environment variable, a hardware texturing control, a custom file name prefix <PanoProjection> token, GoPro VR Player viewer support, Buf Software BVIEW viewer support, improved Amateras Dome Player support, and a movie encoding shelf tool.
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The Panoramic Geometry Collection V3.2 is now on GitHub. This release adds Samsung Gear 360 and LG360 Camera meshes. https://github.com/AndrewHazelden/Panoramic_Geometry_Collection
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My latest blog post explores the Blendy 360 Cam plugin for Cinema4D:
http://www.andrewhazelden.com/blog/2016/06/exploring-blendy-360-cam-for-cinema4d/
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There's a new Domemaster Fusion Macros v2.0.1 update out. It adds an "AlphaMaskMerge" macro, improves the scripts, and adds Fusion 7 hotkeys.
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The first Blackmagic Fusion 8.2 Beta release for Linux is out and it's great on CentOS 7!

http://www.steakunderwater.com/wesuckless/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=859


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After many months of development effort the new PlayblastVR for Maya Version 2.0 release is finally complete! It includes support for Maya 2016 Extension 2 (aka. Maya 2016.5). PlayblastVR for Maya v2.0 available for purchase through the store page on my blog.
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I noticed on the Kolor website that their products are being rebranded with the "GoPro" name. Kolor Eyes is now called the "GoPro VR Player". http://www.kolor.com/gopro-vr-player/download/
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Its hard to know what GoPro flexing its ownership muscles means in the long term at Kolor. Will there be less focus on supporting 3rd party cameras and custom VR rigs in future versions of the Kolor panoramic stitching software? It would be disappointing but not surprising.
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Domemaster3D v2.0 for Maya and 3DS Max is out! This release adds Maya 2016 Extension 2, and 3DS Max 2017 support. http://bit.ly/Domemaster3D
The Domemaster Stereo shader is designed to create 2D & 3D fulldome renderings for use in planetariums and fulldome theaters, and 2D & 3D spherical/LatLong/equirectangular renderings with the LatLong_Stereo shader. Roberto Ziche created the Domemaster Stereo shader for 3D Studio Max and I added ...
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I wonder what's in store for Lynda's Mac based creative design courses since their parent company Linkedin has been acquired by Microsoft?
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I'm happy to announce PlayblastVR for Softimage v1.3. This update adds custom LatLong Vertical & Horizontal FOV (Field of View) controls.

http://www.andrewhazelden.com/blog/downloads/playblastvr-for-softimage/
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    Visual Effects Artist, 2000 - present
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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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