News & Features

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

Amazon Launches Video Game Engine: Lumberyard

Feb 12, 2016 at 11:22 pm by -gToon

This week, Amazon Games launched their AAA game engine: Lumberyard. After their recent purchases of Double Helix Game Studio and the Crytek Game Engine, everyone was expec.... Read More

Reallusion Announces Release of CrazyTalk 8

Feb 11, 2016 at 10:44 pm by -gToon

Reallusion Press Release: San Jose, CA February 10th 2016 - Reallusion launches CrazyTalk 8 photo-to-3D animation software now available for Mac & PC. Previously, facial.... Read More

Join NVIDIA'S Iray Beta for Cinema 4D

Feb 09, 2016 at 01:17 pm by -gToon

CREATE PHYSICALLY BASED LIGHTS AND MATERIALS DIRECTLY IN MAXON CINEMA 4D. Bring interactive physically based rendering to your 3D and broadcast workflows wit.... Read More

Game Development Tools: Autodesk Stingray

Feb 08, 2016 at 02:52 pm by nemirc

Last year, Autodesk released their game development engine Stingray. According to Autodesk, Stingray is being aimed at "indie pros," people who have experience making games bu.... Read More

Freelance CMA Photographer, Dusty Draper

Feb 08, 2016 at 11:04 am by -gToon

I was honored to chat with Freelance CMA Photographer Dusty Draper. When you see his incredible photos, you'll understand why. Dusty is a 2015 Nossi College of Art Graduate..... Read More

Adobe Stock adds 4K Video Content

Feb 05, 2016 at 10:42 pm by -gToon

From the Adobe Creative Cloud blog by Zeke Koch: We've just added over 100,000 native 4K video assets to our ever-growing content collection on Adobe Stock. 4K is increasingl.... Read More

Maxon Announces Cineware 3.0 for After Effects CC

Feb 04, 2016 at 11:11 pm by -gToon

[from the Maxon Press Release ] Friedrichsdorf, Germany - January 27, 2016 - MAXON today announced a new update to Cineware (3.0) for the latest version of Adobe® After Eff.... Read More

Interview with MTSU Photographer Andy Heidt

Feb 04, 2016 at 12:58 pm by -gToon

I spoke with Middle Tennessee State University photographer, Andy Heidt to get the dish on how he started his photography career. Tell me about yourself. I'm a 36-year-old Dig.... Read More

Sketchfab Expanding Its 3D Viewer to Include VR

Jan 30, 2016 at 11:11 pm by -gToon

Sketchfab has recently reached a "big milestone" with its 3D viewer: you now have the option to see your browser-based 3D scene in Virtual Reality (VR). Currently, Sketchfa.... Read More