News & Features


Mar 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm by -gToon

[from the Maxon press release) NEWBURY PARK, Calif.- March 9, 2016 - MAXON, the industry-leading developer of professional modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutio.... Read More

Simon (Simon-3D) : The Tale Of Life And Death

Mar 11, 2016 at 11:00 am by nickcharles

Just by having an e-mail conversation with Simon Schild (Simon 3-d), you get the notion that he's playfully sarcastic, and does not want others feeling sympathy for him. But,.... Read More

Renderosity Introduces The Filter Forge Forum

Mar 10, 2016 at 05:21 pm by nickcharles

Recently, Renderosity added to its long list of active forums, a brand new software-specific forum: the Filter Forge Forum. If you're not familiar with Filter Forge, it's cert.... Read More

Navigating The Novel : Interview With Author, Michael Haase

Mar 10, 2016 at 05:14 pm by nickcharles

So, I met this guy at a breastfeeding class... Sounds like a good joke, eh? Actually, I was at work in the ER one day when this nurse comes up and says, "This might be kinda w.... Read More

The Foundry Announces MODO 10 Series

Mar 10, 2016 at 10:35 am by -gToon

[from the Foundry blog announcement] March 7, 2016 The Foundry launches MODO 10 Series to enhance creative exploration process . MODO 10 Series--creativity starts here Londo.... Read More

Learning Houdini Journal 17: Bus Front Details

Mar 09, 2016 at 10:14 pm by -gToon

This is the seventeenth entry of what will be a year-long journal on learning the 3D application, Houdini, created by Side Effects Software. Houdini is a sophisticated applic.... Read More

Faceware Technologies Announces Major Product Line Upgrades, including New, Free Personal Learning Edition

Mar 09, 2016 at 09:49 am by -gToon

Los Angeles - March 8, 2016 - Faceware Technologies, the leading provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced a series of major upgrades across i.... Read More

Being At The Right Place At The Right Time : Talk With Painter Aaron Grayum

Mar 07, 2016 at 04:34 pm by -gToon

I chatted with Painter Aaron Grayum. Orginally, he told me he wanted to be a scientist or engineer, but in his senior year of high school, he changed his mind and wanted to be.... Read More

Shooter Suite 13 is Now Available from Red Giant

Mar 04, 2016 at 11:39 pm by -gToon

[From the Red Giant Press Release] Portland, OR - February 10, 2016 - Red Giant today announced the release of Shooter Suite v13.0, which features the brand new PluralEyes v4.... Read More

Chatting With Artist Shane Miller

Mar 04, 2016 at 03:35 pm by -gToon

Last week, I wrote a post in the Creative Artists in Nashville Facebook group about profiling new and undiscovered artists. I received a bunch of inquiries asking that I check.... Read More

Fabric Engine 2.1 is Now Available

Mar 03, 2016 at 08:51 pm by -gToon

[from the blog] Fabric Engine 2.1 is the first big update since we shipped 2.0 last September. Fabric 2 introduced the Canvas visual programming system and we.... Read More

The 2015/2016 Technical Achievement Oscar Awards

Feb 27, 2016 at 11:09 pm by -gToon

[From the official announcement: ] THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES THE 88TH SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL AWARDS 2015 | 2016 Beverly Wilshire Hotel Sat.... Read More

Golaem Releases Golaem 5

Feb 25, 2016 at 10:23 pm by -gToon

Golaem is widely used in the visual effects industry for animating massive scale scenes, like tens of thousands of supporters cheering for you in Guitar Hero Live, or huge ar.... Read More

Blender 3D Add-On "Hard Ops 007" Released

Feb 25, 2016 at 09:22 pm by -gToon

From Masterxeon1001's (creator of Hard Ops) post: This add on is more than just an add on. It's a lifestyle. A toolset to help you with concepting hard surface forms. It come.... Read More

What to Expect from Reallusion in 2016?

Feb 25, 2016 at 11:07 am by -gToon

Reallusion is very excited to share with all of you some of the more interesting things that we are working on for 2016. We are always looking to the future and eager to share.... Read More

Learn how to create photo-realistic effects the easy and fun way

Feb 24, 2016 at 12:46 pm by -gToon

Frustrated by the Poser Material Room? Bewildered by the Studio never-ending list of parameters? Stop struggling and start enjoying your art now. This class will show how to g.... Read More

Valentine's Day Contest for Renderosity : In Voting

Feb 23, 2016 at 02:42 pm by -gToon

Renderosity's Valentine's Day contest was a huge successful. There were plenty of creative, fun, cute and adorable images members submitted. Now that the contest is closed, it.... Read More

Realtime Visuals Vs Pre-Rendered: How Close Can I Get?

Feb 18, 2016 at 10:18 pm by -gToon

Our friend, Hugh Hancock from his Strange Company blog, gave us this interesting write up on a unique experiment he undertook recently. He tried using a realtime rendering eng.... Read More

Join Pixomondo At Autodesk Montreal

Feb 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm by -gToon

As you might of heard, there will be a special presentation and announcement at Autodesk with Pixomondo on Feb 17th. During this time, it would be a great opportunity for all.... Read More

iAnimate - Advanced Character Animation Training - Welcomes People Wanting To Get Their Foot In The Door

Feb 15, 2016 at 12:10 pm by -gToon

Have you always wanted to learn how to animate, but weren't sure who to turn to? Have you tried to do it on your own but there was just too much to learn? If you answered YES.... Read More