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.
Staff Reviewer MD McCallum goes under the waves to review IronWolf VR, submarine warfare.
A thorough resource for gaining a deeper working relationship with CorelDRAW software.
Legion, a wild and surreal tv series from FX, is definitely something you should view. Perhaps several times. It's funny, weird and thought-provoking with great acting and an even better visual style.
Be sure to watch the TV series "Stranger Things" on Netflix today!
Staff Writer and Beta Tester MD McCallum looks at Character Creator 2.0 From Reallusion.
In February, 2017, NVIDIA completed their refresh of the Quadro Pascal series of workstation graphics cards. We are reviewing one of their high-end cards, the Quadro P5000
The movie Logan was both entertaining and heartbreaking all rolled into one.
Corel's ParticleShop is a plug-in that gives you a unique, painterly advantage in Adobe's Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements, or other Corel products. Version 1.5 adds more tech with dynamic speckles, a revamped core brush set, and even more exciting brush packs.
Image Comics has recently published the English translation of a great adaptation of the classic poem, Beowulf, by Santiago Garcia and David Rubin and gToon thinks it's a classic.
With a fitting name and incredible advancements, the Wacom MobileStudio Pro is a dream machine for creative professionals.
The Writerly App is a new application that claims to help any writer become better, no matter their level of experience. Long story short: it works as advertised.
Red Giant's Magic Bullet Suite 13 is a set of 7 tools for video editors and filmmakers. This new version is built to fit in with whatever editing package you use and will help you save time while making your footage look great.
The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration is a wonderful book that I consistently turn to for inspiration. It is bursting with illustrations from hundreds of artists, showcasing many unique styles.
Carolyn Eckert's book, Your Idea Starts Here, is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. The book is smart, funny and inventive. Read Ricky's review and check out the publisher for more info
The industry leading 3D application, Maya, just got better. gToon reviews the recently released Maya 2017 and finds it to be a super update to an already fantastic program.
An in-depth look at the online tool for making your writing more concise and meaningful, just as Hemingway himself thought it should be.
Born out of a Kickstarter campaign, 3dtotal's new quarterly subscription magazine, Graphite, is an exceptional publication that, in my opinion, fills a much-needed hole in the market.
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