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SUBSTANCE DESIGNER 2018.1
the spring release is aimed at the VFX industry by introducing a complete udims workflow. Bakers now give full support to udims and the reworked 2d Viewer gives real-time, high-res feedback to artists during baking. Performance is improved too with a partial core rewrite. Perpetual licences cost $149 and rental options start at $19.90 a month.
REALFLOW | CINEMA 4D 2.5
the integrated version of fluid simulation software for Cinema 4d gets a new visualiser for previewing, adjusting and evaluating force-based daemons. there are also three new Vertex Maps for Vorticity, Age and weight to add greater realism and they can be previewed in the viewport in real-time. A node-locked licence costs $795.
After a complete rewrite of the movie import/export code, Cheetah3d harnesses the Avfoundation framework for faster movie export with support for movie codecs including HEVC and the addition of a Prores workflow. the unbiased render engine Falcon gains support for ies lights and Filmic tone mapping. Cheetah3d is available for $99.