Lightwave 3D, Upgrade & Crossgrade Offer!

For the next two days only, get a discount on Lightwave 2015 upgrades. Or crossgrade from most 3D and 2D packages*!

Newtek is currently offering special upgrade pricing of $395 (USD) and a Crossgrade price of $695 (USD) for a Full License to LightWave 2015.
Click here for more about Lightwave 2015 – https://www.lightwave3d.com/overview/

* Eligible software includes:
Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max and Softimage, Houdini, Cinema 4D, MODO, Unity, ZBrush, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Flash and more.

Limited time offer! Ends September 30, 2015.

Please contact us with any questions.

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Import/CAD tests: MODO, Maya, 3ds Max

Seeing how different file formats and file conversion can be such a difficult area of a pipeline, I thought I’d do a few tests to see how Max, Maya, and MODO compare.

I’ve been importing some commonly used CAD file formats, such as STL, IGES, and a few others. Interesting seeing how they compare. Will be throwing in some C4D testing, as well

Hope to have some updates and pics soon!

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Save $100 When You Upgrade to Lightwave 2015

From now until October 12, 2015, you can save $100 when you upgrade to Lightwave 2015.

Lightwave 2015 has many new and improved features and enhancements.
See why it’s been a main-stay for years on long-running projects like the TV series Battlestar Galactica.

We sell, support, and teach Lightwave, and are happy to answer any questions!


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Clarification on upcoming Autodesk License Changes

Clarifying Autodesk’s upcoming licensing changes.

Autodesk recently announced that after January 31, 2016, they will stop selling perpetual licenses of their products. However, most Design Suites and Creation Suites will still be available as perpetual licenses after that date.

Autodesk will continue selling Design Suites & Creation Suites as perpetual licenses until July 31, 2016. After July 31, 2016, Creation Suites and Design Suites will no longer be sold as perpetual licenses, either.

At that time, Autodesk software will only be available as Desktop Subscription seats (aka “renting the software license.”)

If you’d like to add a few more seats and keep them as perpetual licenses, now would be a great time.
As long as you have a current Maintenance Subscription with each seat, you will continue to receive the newest version of that software as a perpetual license, even after January 31 and July 31, 2016.

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Autodesk has two types of Subscriptions.
Maintenance Subscription =  the annual Subscription Autodesk has always had
Desktop Subscription  =  often called “the rental model,” renting a software license for a specific period of time (monthly, quarterly, or annually).

Perpetual license  =  the license that Autodesk has always had, a license that never expires. You buy it once at full price, and it runs forever.

The Desktop Subscription can be thought of as as “rental license,” as previously mentioned.
You buy it at a much reduced initial price, for a specific time period, after which, the software will stop working if you do not renew the Desktop Subscription.

Autodesk has also assured customers that if you currently have perpetual licenses of their software, as long as you remain current on your annual Maintenance Subscription, you will keep getting the newest version for free.

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Cinema4D R17 is coming!

Buy Cinema 4D Now, Get Release 17 FREE

Purchase or upgrade before August 31st, 2015 and get all MSA benefits

From now until August 31st, if you buy or upgrade a seat of Cinema4D, you get the the Maxon Service Agreement (MSA) included at no extra cost.

1. You get R17 as soon as it’s available.
2. You gain access to Cineversity’s library of tutorials, plugins and presets. ($295 value)

Release 17 has many new and powerful features, set for release in early September.
The new Take System/Render Layers/Render Tokens is arguably Cinema 4D’s best workflow-enhancing feature in years. You won’t want to miss out on this release!

Contact us with questions or to place an order.

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Only Four days left to save 30% on MODO 901

Get 30% off MODO 901, and see why MODO is fast becoming the go-to solution for freelancers and studios. MODO makes 3D fun again!

Contact us with any questions or to order.

Terms and conditions
Offer applies to new seats only
No limit on number of seats per customer
Not applicable to education licenses
Not applicable to upgrades

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Autodesk Subscription Changes Coming

Beginning February 1, 2016, Autodesk is discontinuing late renewals on all subscriptions, Maintenance and Desktop. If the renewal isn’t made by the end date, there will no longer be an option to “late renew” with a late fee.
This is especially important for perpetual licenses, since customers will lose access to new versions of their software as perpetual licenses.
(Ex: If you have Maya 2016, for instance, and the Maintenance Subscription ends, you would keep your Maya 2016, but will no longer have the option of getting Maya 2017 as a perpetual license. You’d have to purchase a new Desktop Subscription of Maya if you wanted a new version.)

Please let us know if you have questions.

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