Book Review: Digital Painting Techniques Volumes 6 and 7

Aug 11, 2016 at 01:41 pm by nickcharles

For anyone looking to improve their digital art skills, or even someone just getting started, there is an excellent series of books from 3DTotal Publishing, titled Digital P.... Read More

Book Review: Anatomy for 3D Artists

Aug 05, 2016 at 08:51 pm by nickcharles

Anatomy for 3D Artists Paperback: 288 pages 3DTotal Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1909414242 I've recently been perusing a wonderful book from 3DTotal Publishing, titled Anatomy fo.... Read More

The Solus Project Game Review

Aug 04, 2016 at 09:32 pm by Warlord720

I have just spent a couple of hours exploring a cave system in the VR release of The Solus Project. I don't mean looking at it on a monitor... I mean exploring it. Inside th.... Read More

The Foundry's Nuke 10: A Review

Jul 23, 2016 at 10:30 pm by nemirc

Recently, The Foundry released Nuke 10, the latest version of their visual effects and node-based compositing application. Nuke is aimed to those working in visual effects for.... Read More

Review of Final Draft 9 for Mac

Jul 20, 2016 at 11:43 pm by mhaase75

Admittedly, I started using Final Draft 9 on a whim. I've never written an actual screenplay before, but as a novelist and storyteller, I was curious about the process. Final.... Read More

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 in Review

Jul 18, 2016 at 08:19 pm by nickcharles

In March of this year, Corel released CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 (with the 'X8' meaning it is now in its 18th version). The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 is an outstanding tool.... Read More

Game Bar - Windows 10 Free Screen Recorder

Jul 16, 2016 at 10:09 pm by Warlord720

Ok... I'll be the first to admit I had no idea that Windows 10 had a screen recorder. Actually it's not Windows 10 but the Xbox application installed with the OS that provides.... Read More

Game Review: RAW DATA - VR the Way It's Should Be

Jul 15, 2016 at 09:04 pm by Warlord720

I was mesmerized the first time the lights came on in Raw Data. The scene... looking from huge office windows gazing down upon a futuristic city complete with traffic was an.... Read More

Review of "Finding Dory"

Jul 11, 2016 at 01:02 pm by Warlord720

Last week, my fiancé and I went to see "Finding Dory." I'm not really one for animated movies - unless it received good reviews, but I just went because my fiancé was rantin.... Read More

V-ray for Nuke: The Atomic Pipeline

Jul 08, 2016 at 09:17 pm by Warlord720

[Note: This review is based, in part, on a conversation with expert compositor/lighter/artist Shahin Toosi - IMDb] One of the distinct pleasures of writing about technolog.... Read More

Left Hand Path - VR Game Review

Jun 28, 2016 at 02:42 pm by Warlord720

I finally got to realize one of my fantasies and no... we aren't going there. I'm mean a fantasy set in the fantasy genre with fantasy characters. You know... the undead in va.... Read More

Game Development Tools: SabreCSG

Jun 23, 2016 at 02:48 pm by nemirc

Running my own tiny game development company means many things. One of them is having to find ways to work faster, and find tools that let you do that. Some time ago I wrote a.... Read More

Book Review: Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists

Jun 16, 2016 at 11:06 pm by -gToon

Book title: Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists by Carla Sonheim Paperback: 144 pages Publisher: Quarry Books (July 1, 2010) ISBN-10: 1592536131 "Let's put fun back into dra.... Read More

VR as an Art-Form: Reviewing the "Night Cafe"

Jun 15, 2016 at 08:53 pm by Warlord720

VR Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh Trailer Any artist that has experienced VR is immediately impacted by how it will change art. Not just as new art form but it's impact on a.... Read More

Escape Motions' Amberlight 2 in Review

Jun 01, 2016 at 10:55 pm by nickcharles

I have only recently found out about Escape Motions and their unique digital art tools, and I was floored. This company has 3 excellent and unique products on offer, a.... Read More

HTC Vive Review - Part 2

May 24, 2016 at 03:31 pm by Warlord720

I've read all sorts of information about the HMD. How it was heavy, bulky, clunky and uncomfortable. For my own taste, I will agree it is clunky but that is as far as I will g.... Read More

Besiege Videogame Review - An Amazing Bit of Fun

May 18, 2016 at 11:47 pm by Warlord720

Whilst waiting for my consumer version virtual reality Vive to arrive I was looking for something to wind down with for the weekend. I had just finished up some work and tr.... Read More

Substance Painter 2: Review

May 05, 2016 at 11:16 pm by nemirc

Allegorithmic just released Substance Painter 2. In case you don't know, Substance Painter is a 3d painting and material creation tool. If you've used applications like Mud.... Read More

HTC Vive Review - Part 1

May 03, 2016 at 03:13 pm by Warlord720

After much anticipation, the HTC Vive headset finally arrived. This writer had waited impatiently for it just as many pre-order customers that endured the somewhat flawed deli.... Read More

Book Review: GAST by Carol Swain

Apr 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm by -gToon

Title: GAST Author: Carol Swain Publisher: Fantagraphics Pages:176 Colors: black & white Format: Softcover ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-755-0 Year: 2014 Synopsis: Helen is an am.... Read More