first_imgMarie Fleming and husband Tom. Marie passed away in DecemberRIGHT to die campaigner Marie Fleming has left behind a remarkable book about her early life in Donegal – and how her mother left her family for a Fianna Fail Senator.Ms Fleming, originally from Lifford, passed away in December. She had been suffering from MS.She penned an incredible biography in her final years, which is being serialised in the Irish Independent and the Sunday Independent. In the first extracts from An Act of Love published on Saturday Ms Fleming had written about how her mother left her, her four siblings and her dad Danny Brolly in 1969 to have an affair with Donegal Senator Patrick McGowan.The affair became a national scandal in 1970 when Mr Brolly took a civil case against father of eight and hotelier Senator McGowan.Ms Fleming recounts the court case and how her father won IR£3,800 in damages when the case was settled out of court.Her father had accused McGowan of “debaucing and carnally knowing” his wife, “unlawfully procuring” Mrs Brolly in Lifford, Dungloe, Bundoran, Rossnowlagh, Sligo and Dublin. The story was front page news at the time.Ms Fleming recounts how their mother left her five children on several occasions, the last time whilst pregnant with Senator McGowan’s baby.The series continues in today’s Sunday Independent. MARIE FLEMING’S ASTONISHING BOOK: HOW MY MUM LEFT US FOR A FIANNA FAIL SENATOR was last modified: February 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pixar Releases RenderMan Free to the Public

first_imgDownload your free non-commercial version of RenderMan today!If you’re into 3D animation, modeling, or VFX work then you probably heard the announcement last June about Pixar’s intention to release its proprietary render engine RenderMan to the public for free. Now the wait is over. As of today, you can now download, install, and use it for non-commercial purposes for free.Unlike other 3D software companies, Pixar is releasing the free version of the software with no limitations. This means that you will get the fully functional render engine for free with no time limit or watermark. RenderMan Interface Snapshot via SphereFXAs of right now, the software is only available for use in Maya and KATANA, but Pixar is currently in development to make it available for Cinema 4D and Houdini.  If you’re a 3D artist who works in either Maya or KATANA you can get your copy today by visiting Pixar’s download page. While you’re there, you can get over five hours of free video training to help you get up to speed with the RenderMan workflow.When you’re ready to upgrade to a commercial license, you can do so at any time. Pixar has also created a new RenderMan community where users can ask questions, share tutorials, and showcase their work with RenderMan. Pricing and AvailabilityThis non-commercial version of RenderMan is available for free to download on Pixar’s website. The software is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Keep in mind that it is currently only compatible with Maya and KATANA.Want to learn more about working with RenderMan? Check out a few of the following resources:RenderMan Community – PixarRenderMan Courses – Digital TutorsRenderMan Home – PixarHave you used RenderMan? Looking forward to snagging it for free? Share your experience in the comments below.last_img read more