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Ricky Grove


Ricky Grove is the managing editor at where he produces the weekly "News of the Week" and "Gallery of the Week" video programs. When he's not editing video or watching anime, Ricky works at the best bookstore in Los Angeles: The Iliad Bookshop. He has a life-long love of reading, movies and animation. He lives with his partner, writer Lisa Morton, and 2 eccentric cats in Southern California. You can discover more about Ricky at his website: and his FB Page

User Since

Mar 08, 2018


Autodesk 3ds Max 2019

Mar 21, 2018 at 11:55 pm by -gToon

Autodesk announced that they will release 3ds Max 2019 on March 22, 2018 and they've unveiled The “What’s New?” section for 3DS Max 2019 with several new fea.... Read More

Practice makes perfect: How to refine your skills as an animation student

Mar 20, 2018 at 12:14 am by -gToon

You learn so much at university, but how do you ensure you’re putting all that knowledge into practice? Bader Badruddin, 'Lead Sensei' at AnimDojo, discusses how to brid.... Read More

Maxon announces speaker lineup for NAB Show booth

Mar 20, 2018 at 11:04 am by -gToon

LAS VEGAS, NAB 2018 – Booth SL #5627 – MAXON, the industry-leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solu.... Read More

12 Weeks with Unity

Mar 18, 2018 at 10:58 pm by -gToon

This is the first of a series of articles that cover my journey learning and exploring one of the most powerful indie game creation tools available - Unity. I'll be sharing my.... Read More

Glasswing by BellaDark

Mar 17, 2018 at 12:21 am by -gToon

Glasswing by BellaDark Daz3D is becoming increasingly popular with Renderosity artists. One of the reasons is its outstanding rendering capabilities. Glasswing by BellaD.... Read More

The real world as your playground: Build real-world games with Google Maps APIs

Mar 15, 2018 at 08:33 pm by -gToon

  The mobile gaming landscape is changing as more and more studios develop augmented reality games. In order to mix realities, developers first need to understand the.... Read More

Low Poly Tree - How to model and animate in Cinema4D

Mar 15, 2018 at 12:50 pm by -gToon

In this CINEMA4D motion graphic tutorial, we are going to be taking a look at how to design a low poly tree in Cinema4D. In addition to designing and modeling a low poly t.... Read More

Terry Posters: Fantastic Digital Poster Archive

Mar 14, 2018 at 12:53 pm by -gToon

 Terry Posters, a very cool poster shop in Prague, has a massive online digital archive of their stock. The great majority of it is Eastern European posters for film and.... Read More

Skillshare - 1930's Character Animation Course

Mar 13, 2018 at 02:00 pm by -gToon

Skillshare is one of my favorite online tutorial sites. I've been a premium member for over a year now. This great unique animation course is a good example of the kinds.... Read More

Remarkable Photos of Early Computers

Mar 12, 2018 at 01:28 pm by -gToon

This colorful series of ten historic computers, created in close collaboration between INK and Docubyte, documents the beginning of our computing history. Featuring such famo.... Read More


Mar 12, 2018 at 12:17 am by -gToon

RONE // ORIGAMI from Klub Simon on Vimeo. This is an exquist corpse production, meaning that multiple directors/animators collaborate on the final product. Overall direc.... Read More

Richer 3D Posts on Facebook and New Ways to Share

Mar 10, 2018 at 02:05 pm by -gToon

People build communities by sharing things they care about — through photos, videos and, increasingly, more immersive media types. We recently introduced 3D posts.... Read More

The New Narrative: 10 Can't-Miss Talks From Giants of Media & Entertainment

Mar 07, 2018 at 12:00 am by -gToon

nvidia Disney. Pixar. Autodesk. Whether creating blockbuster visual effects or enhancing artist workflows, the experts at these firms and many more like them use AI, VR and ot.... Read More

Early morning by madasatadpole

Feb 14, 2018 at 12:00 am by -gToon

vue Early morning by madasatadpole Vue has always been an application that allows you to create very realistic scenery and environments, but it has a steep learning curve and.... Read More

Black Panther Special Effects Video

Mar 05, 2018 at 12:00 am by -gToon

CG Record has created an excellent VFX video for the phenomenal film - Black Panther. Part of CG Record's great "How a Blockbuster is Made" series on their youtube channel..... Read More

Animation Guild's New Magazine: Keyframe

Mar 05, 2018 at 12:00 am by -gToon

animation The Animation Guild (US) has a brand new magazine/newsletter out: Keyframe. It's industry-oriented and filled with tips and essays on animation art, jobs and techniq.... Read More

Jack by Kadaj15

Mar 02, 2018 at 12:00 am by -gToon

art Jack by Kadaj15 Kadaj15 is an outstanding artist at Renderosity. He often creates portraits that are very dramatic, but as is the case with his creation, Jack, he goes for.... Read More

March 2018 Artist of the Month: Estevez

Mar 02, 2018 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Creating Crystals in Cinema 4D

Mar 02, 2018 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Creating Crystals in Cinema 4D from Michael Novelo on Vimeo. Michael Novelo takes you through the process of creating crystals in Cinema 4D. Tutorial i.... Read More

Blender photogrammetry workflow

Feb 27, 2018 at 12:00 am by -gToon

Create lowpoly assets with photogrammetry and Blender Great 2-part tutorial from yojigraphics on how to use photo scans to create simple geometry in Blender. By using very hig.... Read More