Reviews

Creating Digital Humans: 3 Amazing Applications

May 03, 2021 at 11:59 am by -gToon

We examine three new applications that take creating digital humans to the next level. 

Budget Chair, Comfortable, Easy to Assemble

Apr 28, 2021 at 08:00 am by Warlord720

Yes, you read that right. A budget chair ($90 to $150) that’s not only comfortable but has a tilting back and the best part... easy to put together. Now let’s take.... Read More

Monster Mash: Casual 3D modeling and animation

Apr 22, 2021 at 03:29 pm by nemirc

A few days ago, Google AI Blog covered Monster Mash, a sketch-based tool for 3d modeling and animation. Monster Mash was actually presented in SIGGRAPH Asia 2020, and the sour.... Read More

MetaHumans not Usable for Everyone

Apr 22, 2021 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Unreal’s new MetaHuman Creator (MHC) web-based tool looks great from what I can see on YouTube and other places. Nice, clear interface with fairly crisp imaging. Created.... Read More

Character creation with MetaHumanCreator

Apr 20, 2021 at 04:00 pm by nemirc

Last week, I was given access to the MetaHuman app from Epic Games. In case you don’t know, MetaHuman is an online human creation tool that lets you create photorealisti.... Read More

Autodesk Maya 2022

Apr 16, 2021 at 08:15 am by nemirc

If you have been keeping with the news, you know Maya 2022 was released around a couple of weeks ago, and this time I will be taking a look at the new release. Do you want to.... Read More

Is text-to-speech right for you?

Apr 14, 2021 at 06:30 am by nemirc

During the past weeks I have been getting some ads from different “text-to-speech” platforms. These text-to-speech platforms state they use AI to generate natural.... Read More

Amazing facial expressions with ExPlus in iClone and CC3

Apr 08, 2021 at 05:30 am by nemirc

Last week I got the latest update for Character Creator 3 and iClone 7, and it has quite a few interesting things. However, one of the things that got my attention the most is.... Read More

FlexClip - Online Promo Maker

Mar 31, 2021 at 05:48 pm by Warlord720

While vaccinations are on the rise the pandemic is still with us and that means chronic under and un-employment remains for many. The struggle to wriggle a dollar out of socia.... Read More

Book Review: How To Be A Children's Book Illustrator

Mar 22, 2021 at 10:15 am by nickcharles

Over the years I've reviewed a number of books from 3dtotal.com, all of them fantastic, and one of the latest to hit their store is "How to be a Children's Book Illiustrator.".... Read More

XSplit VCam - Webcam Background Tool

Mar 17, 2021 at 03:16 pm by Warlord720

With the pandemic still upon us and a year of experience with it behind us, video conferencing is going strong, and with that comes some anxiety and a little bit of fun along.... Read More

Retargeting ActorCore Motion in MotionBuilder

Mar 11, 2021 at 04:45 am by Warlord720

For our fourth ActorCore retargeting installment we’ll take a look at another application From Autodesk. Already having been through 3DS Max and Maya, well finish out th.... Read More

FiberShop: Hair card texture generator

Mar 05, 2021 at 06:00 am by nemirc

This time I am taking a look at FiberShop. FiberShop is a hair card texture generator, and you can use these textures for your video game characters (or any other character th.... Read More

My experience using a small Wacom Intuos

Mar 04, 2021 at 06:00 am by nemirc

As you may know from a previous article, while I was traveling, I bought myself a MAINGEAR laptop. Another thing I bought was a small Wacom Intuos. I have been using a medium.... Read More

RecordCast.com - Free Online Screen Recorder

Feb 10, 2021 at 01:07 pm by Warlord720

As a longtime tutorial maker, reviewer, and general tech nerd I am used to screen capture or screen recording. Many of you reading this have used this type of software at one.... Read More
Adobe Illustrator New Repeat Feature for Desktop

Adobe Illustrator New Repeat Feature for Desktop

Jan 30, 2021 at 04:45 am by Barbara Din

Finally! It has arrived: Adobe Illustrator has added the “repeat” feature, which is something that I think was needed for years and years. Why did the Illustrator.... Read More

Getting Started with Reallusion's ActorCore

Jan 27, 2021 at 11:47 am by Warlord720

Recently, we took a brief look at Reallusion’s new online, motion capture library, ActorCore.  Reallusion already has a large library of quality mocap for their iCl.... Read More

Five Free 3D Model Repositories

Jan 21, 2021 at 11:30 am by Warlord720

One thing is a fact for most 3D digital artists, no matter how many 3D models you have in inventory there are never enough. It doesn’t matter if you make your own props.... Read More

My experience using a MAINGEAR laptop

Jan 21, 2021 at 02:00 am by nemirc

I recently made a trip to visit my family and, out of my two systems (a desktop and I laptop), I could obviously only take my laptop. As much as I like my MacBook Pro, it&rsqu.... Read More
Top Free Mandala Making Desktop Apps

Top Free Mandala Making Desktop Apps

Jan 18, 2021 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

Some time ago, I wrote an article about what I found to be the top apps to make mandalas on Android. I think it’s time to tackle the same task but, this time, for the de.... Read More

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