Time to Switch? Autodesk Discontinues Support for 3ds Max on Mac

For years, the lack of available software for Mac operating systems has been a source of frustration for many loyal Mac users and creative designers. This has never been more true than it is right now. Quietly, back in March, Autodesk announced that they would no longer support 3ds Max in the Mac OS environment.…

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New Autodesk Releases for 2018

There’s exciting news in the Autodesk world if you regularly use their products, including AutoCAD and Inventor. The 2018 Autodesk updates to both products have been released from beta and are available to the public. Both AutoCAD 2018 and Autodesk Inventor 2018 contain user-enhancement upgrades and performance improvements that can advance your workflow. Whether you’re…

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New Arnold 5 Update Released

Solid Angle, the company behind Arnold–the industry standard production renderer–has released its newest edition in April 2017. Arnold 5 is the latest update to Solid Angle’s production renderer, which updates the API and sampling algorithms, as well as adds new physically based Standard Surface, hair, and volume shaders. With Solid Angle’s Arnold 5 release, the…

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In It for the Long Haul

How a 3-year-old BOXX workstation is faster than your brand new Dell or HP.  “Kaby Lake” is the latest processor from Intel, introduced in early 2017, and features a top clock speed of 4.2GHz. That sounds impressive, until you realize that BOXX offered safely overclocked 4.3GHz workstations as far back as late 2013. While Dell…

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APEXX 8R – 8 GPUs, Blazing Fast Rendering

BOXX got its start building high-end workstations and render nodes for the visual effects industry. It’s in our blood. It’s what we do and we do it well. As many of you know, the available options for quality rendering engines continues to grow. New features and optimizations can help mitigate the demands of today’s demanding…

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