Reviews

InstaLOD

Character Creator 3: InstaLOD is the 'Holy Grail' for modelers

Oct 10, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

InstaLOD… I’m in love. Where have you been all my 3D life??? I am smitten with this new feature Reallusion has added to its new, standalone, third version of Cha.... Read More
Character Creator 3

Bringing DAZ & other 3rd-party assets Into Character Creator 3

Oct 04, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

There are so many new features in Reallusion’s standalone, Character Creator 3 Pipeline, that I will be devoting some entire articles to specific features such as the ne.... Read More
Character Creator 3

Reallusion releases Character Creator 3

Sep 26, 2018 at 05:54 pm by Warlord720

When the folks at Reallusion released their Character Creator awhile back it was noted to be a very powerful morph slider style custom character creator with a simple interfac.... Read More

Top Free Mandala Making Android Apps

Aug 14, 2018 at 11:00 am by Barbara Din

In one of my Art Candy articles, I showed you some nice digital mandalas being born. This time, I bring you some good options for you to start playing with digital mandalas.... Read More

Review: Outdoor Theater on a Budget

Jul 20, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Recently an opportunity arose to review an outdoor home theater projector. At first, I was reluctant to do a review thinking the cost of the projector alone would be a budget.... Read More

Game development tools: What you need to know about Sculptris by ZBrush

Jul 11, 2018 at 10:30 am by nemirc

Sculptris is a free sculpting tool from Pixologic, the creators of ZBrush, and it allows you to easily add details to your 3d models. Those details can be then used as normal.... Read More

Revisiting Cinema 4D Via Release 19

Jun 28, 2018 at 12:12 am by nickcharles

As it had been some time since I had tried Cinema 4D, I was curious to see how much had changed, especially since the last version I used was release 11.5. Cinema 4D's ease of.... Read More
Rebelle 3 Review

Review: Rebelle 3 feels like a real studio in your digital hands

Jun 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

Last year, I reviewed Rebelle 2 and I loved it. It's a great piece of software focused on wet media with a nice and intuitive UI. This year, Escape Motions release.... Read More

Affinity Spotlight Shines

Jun 19, 2018 at 12:19 am by nickcharles

Serif, the company behind the Affinity apps: Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, go to great lengths to ensure their users get the most out of their software. So much so, th.... Read More

Packed with Tools, Red Giant's Universe 2.2 is a Must Have

May 21, 2018 at 03:09 pm by nickcharles

If your work is in video editing or motion graphics, the latest Red Giant Universe 2.2 will blow you away. Seriously, packed with 76 gpu-accelerated tools, including 11 new tr.... Read More

Book Review: Creating Stylized Characters

May 12, 2018 at 01:46 am by nickcharles

Delve into the vibrant, exciting world of character design with Creating Stylized Characters! Join professional illustrators, animators, and comic artists as they demonstrate.... Read More

2D game creation with Unity’s 2D Game Kit

May 01, 2018 at 10:00 am by nemirc

During the past years, we’ve seen Unity being greatly improved in different areas: a new tool to create cinematics, a post-processing stack, better rendering engine, imp.... Read More

Review of Dabble, Online Novel Writing Software

Apr 30, 2018 at 10:00 am by mhaase75

With April's Camp NaNoWriMo coming to a close, I'm happy to say that I'm a "winner," meaning that I finished my writing goal of 70,000 words in a month. I enjoy the rush of th.... Read More
DesignCap free online poster maker Review

DesignCap | Free Online Poster Maker Review

Apr 13, 2018 at 04:00 pm by Barbara Din

DesignCap is a website app that lets you create custom posters and flyers quickly. They claim on the front page: "DesignCap helps you turn creativity into stunning posters and.... Read More

Autodesk SketchBook for Android Review

Mar 28, 2018 at 10:30 am by Barbara Din

Last November I did a review for the desktop version of Autodesk SketchBook and was thrilled about it. This time I will do the Android version. So What's New? The first thin.... Read More

Drawspace.com Wants the World to Learn to Draw

Mar 13, 2018 at 10:00 am by mhaase75

Drawspace.com is one of the largest online art education sites on a worldwide scale, making it quite the surprise to me how relatively unknown it is. The entire site started i.... Read More

Book Review: The Ultimate Concept Art Career Guide

Mar 06, 2018 at 02:02 pm by nickcharles

The Ultimate Concept Art Career Guide is an expert-led handbook to help you launch, sustain, and evolve a career as an artist in the entertainment industry. With helpful insig.... Read More

Vive Audio Strap is an alternative to earbuds

Mar 02, 2018 at 11:02 am by Warlord720

I love my Vive and I enjoy my Vive but one of my peeves was having to hassle with the earplugs. Whereas you just put the Oculus Rift on, the Vive had a sort of macabre dance r.... Read More

Luminar 2018 is easy, powerful photo editing tool

Mar 02, 2018 at 10:02 am by mhaase75

Luminar 2018 is powerful photography software. With so many options for photo editing, from phone apps to immersive desktop suites, finding a program that stands out from the.... Read More

Fallout 4 VR: Gives an old favorite new life

Feb 28, 2018 at 12:02 pm by Warlord720

At $60US I initially resisted reviewing this title because that is a lot of money for an old game converted to VR. I wondered how many would spend that amount. Would it be wor.... Read More