Design for Motion is an excellent text on motion design, filled with design concepts, industry perspectives, and hands on exercises.
Game development is a craft that requires a combination of different disciplines. One of such disciplines is level design, a topic far more complicated than it sounds. Luckily, people like Sjoerd De Jong take the time to teach about it.
Every wanted to create a photo collage quickly for a blog post or special occasion? FotoJet is a free graphics application that will help you create collages, graphics and edit your photos with speed and style
A look at an exceptional sculpting book that is not only instructional, but a keeper for ready reference.
Staff Writer, Barbara Din, explores digital eastern watercolor with Expresii, a painting software like no other.
Construct is a simple engine that allows you to create your own 2d games without the need for coding. It's aimed to anybody, but it should be of special interest to those who want to start in game development.
gToon reviews a recent book on digital character creation from 3Dtotal and finds that not only are the content and projects fun and informative, but the construction of the book is excellent. Just right for laying out on your desk in front of the computer.
The latest Polaroid lightweight camera bag line up includes affordable compact bags for mirrorless cameras, roomy backpack styles for DSLR systems and fast-access sling bags.
Barbara Din reviews WorkFlowy, a simple, yet powerful organizational tool to help you better manage your work.
With Twin Peaks: The Return bringing renewed interest in the often mysterious artist, David Lynch, the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life is a welcome story of his struggles to become an artist.
CrazyTalk Animator 3.1 is a brand-new update to a great 2D animation program. gToon takes a look at the program and loves the new PSD import feature. Read his review to find out more!
M.D. McCallum reviews the UGEE 2150 Drawing Tablet, a surprisingly versatile tool.
"M.D. McCallum takes us into the world of the U.S.S. Aegis in this Star Trek themed VR adventure."
Have you ever wished there was a comfortable way to keep your reference images floating and organized while you are making art? Then PureRef may be exactly what you need!
For creatives, there are so many uses for a light box: animation, comics, tattoo tracing, quilting, photography, etc. Recently, I had a chance to review an incredible light box offered by Huion.
Over the years I've reviewed several versions of Maxon's Cinema 4D. This new version (Release 18) is one of my favorites: packed with new features and as solid as a rock. Read my review to find out why!
Art direction is a very important part of game making, because it pretty much builds the entire world you want to present in a game, and Alice: Madness Returns is a very good example of world-building through art direction.
Adobe's Project Felix is a pleasant surprise to our reviewer, M.D. McCallum. It's ease of use and near photorealistic quality rendering is perfect for the novice or non-3D artist.
Reallusion's iClone with its Character Creator pipeline is now in its second generation with improved tools and features and is just such a rapid development platform. M.D. McCallum takes a close look at this great tool for animation and 3D creation.
Staff Writer, Barbara Din, takes a look at Escape Motions' unique Flame Painter 3 software.
Check out Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 in theaters now!
gToon reviews a brilliant new graphic novel, The Man Who Grew His Beard, by Belgian artist, Olivier Schrauwen.
Allegorithmic has released the new iteration of their high-end materials editor, Substance Designer 6, an application that can be a very good addition to any 3D artist's toolset.
Staff Writer, Barbara Din, takes Escape Motions' Rebelle 2 paint software for a test drive, finding it sets her free.
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