Reviews

Escape Motions' Amberlight 2 in Review

Jun 01, 2016 at 10:55 pm by nickcharles

I have only recently found out about Escape Motions and their unique digital art tools, and I was floored. This company has 3 excellent and unique products on offer, a.... Read More

HTC Vive Review - Part 2

May 24, 2016 at 03:31 pm by Warlord720

I've read all sorts of information about the HMD. How it was heavy, bulky, clunky and uncomfortable. For my own taste, I will agree it is clunky but that is as far as I will g.... Read More

Besiege Videogame Review - An Amazing Bit of Fun

May 18, 2016 at 11:47 pm by Warlord720

Whilst waiting for my consumer version virtual reality Vive to arrive I was looking for something to wind down with for the weekend. I had just finished up some work and tr.... Read More

Substance Painter 2: Review

May 05, 2016 at 11:16 pm by nemirc

Allegorithmic just released Substance Painter 2. In case you don't know, Substance Painter is a 3d painting and material creation tool. If you've used applications like Mud.... Read More

HTC Vive Review - Part 1

May 03, 2016 at 03:13 pm by Warlord720

After much anticipation, the HTC Vive headset finally arrived. This writer had waited impatiently for it just as many pre-order customers that endured the somewhat flawed deli.... Read More

Book Review: GAST by Carol Swain

Apr 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm by -gToon

Title: GAST Author: Carol Swain Publisher: Fantagraphics Pages:176 Colors: black & white Format: Softcover ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-755-0 Year: 2014 Synopsis: Helen is an am.... Read More

Hardware Review: NVIDIA's New Quadro M2000

Apr 22, 2016 at 09:20 pm by Warlord720

In the world of nVidia there exists two distinct paths towards pixel enlightenment. I'm just going to be plain spoken here. Today's digital artist has a lot to keep up with e.... Read More

Game development tips: Animating characters with Mixamo

Apr 20, 2016 at 10:52 am by nemirc

I recently wrote an article about Adobe Fuse CC (formerly known as Mixamo Fuse), a software you can use to create human characters for your projects. This time, I am going to.... Read More

Human characters with Adobe Fuse

Apr 11, 2016 at 02:38 pm by nemirc

Adobe Fuse CC is the newest addition to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. If Fuse sounds familiar, you know Adobe acquired Mixamo last year, and now Fuse and the entire Mixamo s.... Read More

Motion Capture on a Budget with Perception Neuron

Mar 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm by Warlord720

Motion Capture (aka mocap) - most of us are already familiar with it and some of have either worked with it or seen it in action. Early mocap was great but required an almost.... Read More

NVIDIA Quadro M4000 Graphics Card Review

Mar 23, 2016 at 09:09 pm by Warlord720

The NVIDIA Quadro M4000 is a workstation class video card. It was launched along with its bigger brother, the NVIDIA Quadro M5000 which I wrote about in another article. T.... Read More

Review: Spine, a 2D Animation Program

Mar 04, 2016 at 11:16 pm by nemirc

For the last month, I've been trying out Spine, a 2d animation software for Windows, Mac and Linux, developed by Esoteric Software. Spine is mostly targeted to people doing 2.... Read More

Review: Autodesk Maya 2016

Feb 10, 2016 at 05:33 pm by Warlord720

Autodesk Maya 2016 has been out for a while now and I got to test drive it as part of my daily routine these past few months. This article covers some of my favorite feature.... Read More

3DS Max 2016 Review

Jan 29, 2016 at 09:28 pm by Warlord720

A long time ago whilst designing web pages I came across this funny little program: 3D Studio. I was looking for royalty free artwork to use on the web and to be totally hones.... Read More

Coexistence: Poser and DAZ Studio

Jan 08, 2016 at 10:49 pm by Warlord720

Coexistence of applications is something that was not really on my radar until it came up in a conversation with my editors about Poser and DAZ Studio (DAZ) coexisting on the.... Read More

Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 review

Jan 04, 2016 at 04:05 pm by nickcharles

Early in 2015, Wacom released the second generation of their Cintiq Companion. And this time, I believe Wacom got it perfect. The Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 is really a killer c.... Read More

NVIDIA Iray Making headlines - again!

Dec 23, 2015 at 11:36 pm by nickcharles

NVIDIA Iray® is now available as a plugin renderer sold directly to consumers for Autodesk 3DS Max and Autodesk Maya. Iray for other products, including Autodesk Revit and R.... Read More

NVIDIA GPU Quadro M5000 in Review

Dec 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm by nickcharles

NVIDIA Quadro M5000 Workstation Graphics Card The new NVIDIA Quadro M5000 workstation-class graphics card is the spiritual successor to the NVIDIA Quadro K5200. The 'M' in.... Read More

Revisiting Poser Pro 11

Dec 16, 2015 at 11:04 pm by Warlord720

There are so many new features and tweaks introduced in release 11 that it was impossible to cover them all in the initial review so I'm back to take another look at some of t.... Read More

Review: Corel Painter 2016

Dec 11, 2015 at 11:28 pm by nickcharles

This year, Corel released a mind-blowing new version of their digital painting application, Painter 2016. While Painter 2015 was an incredible leap from version X3, includ.... Read More