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Change in SketchUp Pro upgrade policy

Update: April 25, 2017

More than 60% discount on your SketchUp Pro upgrade / renewal? Yes, please!

After June 21, 2017, the upgrade policy for SketchUp Pro will change. With the new upgrade policy it will no longer be possible to upgrade any license of SketchUp Pro version 8 or earlier to the latest version of SketchUp Pro. Also, if the Maintenance on your license has expired for more than 3 years, you will not be able to renew the Maintenance anymore. So, take advantage of the current upgrade policy now and save on your SketchUp Pro renewal! You can order your upgrade through one of our dedicated resellers or contact us for the upgrade possibilities.

New Upgrade & Renewal Pricing

As from June 21, 2017, the following prices for upgrading and renewing licenses (excl. VAT and per license/seat) will apply:

Standalone licenses:
Regular Maintenance renewal
Maintenance expired less than 1 year
Maintenance expired 1 to 3 years
Maintenance expired more than 3 years
SketchUp Pro v8 or earlier

Networked licenses:
Regular Maintenance renewal
Maintenance expired less than 1 year
Maintenance expired 1 to 3 years
Maintenance expired more than 3 years
SketchUp Pro v8 or earlier

  Current price:
€ 122,-
€ 183,-
€ 244,-
€ 244,-
€ 244,-

 
€ 202,-
€ 303,-
€ 404,-
€ 404,-
€ 404,-

  Price after 21-06-2017:
€ 122,-
€ 183,-
€ 244,-
€ 702,-1
€ 702,-1

 
€ 202,-
€ 303,-
€ 404,-
€ 1.564,-2
€ 1.564,-2


1 Price of a new license including 1 year of Maintenance
2 Price of a new network license including 1 year of Maintenance, minimum order quantity is 5 seats!
 

MODO 11 officially available!

April 21, 2017

MODO 11 is officially available and delivers enhanced modeling workflows, accelerated performance and improved productivity!

What's New in MODO 11?

Performance and Efficiency Improvements
Modo 11.0 delivers accelerated performance across a number of key areas:
  • Support for OpenSubdiv 3 delivers faster deformations;
  • Animation caching speeds up display;
  • Localized evaluation for MeshFusion improves interactivity;
  • Instances are drawn faster.

A large number of workflow enhancements also increase artist productivity, including:

  • Improvements to the game exporter;
  • The ability to duplicate elements while transforming them interactively;
  • New selection methods in the Item List.

Modeling Workflow Enhancements
Reinforcing its position as a best-in-class modeling solution, Modo 11.0 offers new MeshFusion features that include:

  • The ability to cut, copy and paste Fusion items;
  • Enhancements to Auto Retopology including a new Adaptive mode and Curvature metric;
  • A number of improvements to procedural modeling workflows;
  • A brush preview for painting and sculpting tools;
  • A new customizable Tool HUD for faster access to the tools you use the most.

Better Out-of-the-Box Experience

  • Streamlined installation experience and login-based licensing;
  • Included rigs for procedural modeling;
  • New render setting presets and better defaults that make it easier to create high-quality, noise-free renderings without specialist expertise;
  • An emphasis on fixing known issues;
  • Easier access to your recent projects, training videos and online help;
  • The ability to run Modo in safe mode for debugging purposes.

NEW: Maintenance & Subscription

To stay up-to-date with MODO, Foundry has introduced:
  • MODO Subscription
    Annual license of the latest version of MODO, helping you budget your software costs. Updates, new releases and technical support are free while your subscription is still valid.
  • MODO Maintenance
    Perpetual licenses now come with a first year of maintenance included, but you can also attach maintenance to your existing MODO license(s). Updates, new releases and technical support are free while your maintenance is still valid.

Availability

Click here to download MODO 11 and give this new version a try.

Convinced of the possibilities?

Click here for all MODO 11 prices.

Happy Modeling!

 

Happy Easter 2017!


Modeled in MODO and rendered in KeyShot by Martin Kamminga

 

V-Ray 3 for SketchUp update available

April 13, 2017

A new update for V-Ray 3 for SketchUp (v3.40.02) is now available for download. The update for this high-end render plugin contains the following improvements:

  • V-Ray Swarm now works with macOS;
  • Denoiser improvements;
  • Added toolbar controls;
  • Viewport improvements.

Availability

If you are new to V-Ray for SketchUp, you can request your demo version here. If you are already using V-Ray 3.x for SketchUp, you can go to your login page at Chaos Group's website to get your latest full version of V-Ray for SketchUp.

Buy / Upgrade

If you are convinced by the possibilities of V-Ray 3 for SketchUp, you can buy your (upgrade) license through one of our dedicated resellers.

Happy Rendering!

 
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