News & Features

uSens, The Augmented and Virtual Reality Company That Is Changing The Way We Live And Work

Oct 10, 2015 at 05:50 pm by -gToon

In March of 2015, the Silicon-Valley start up company, uSens, achieved 386% of their Kickstarter campaign goal. In fact, they made their original modest funding goal within 2.... Read More

HP Announces Adobe Illustrator CC for Sprout Immersive Computing Platform

Oct 10, 2015 at 12:38 am by -gToon

Illustrator CC for Sprout "With every new application, Sprout enables creativity of beautiful artwork," said Eric Monsef, Highly Immersive Systems, HP. "With Adobe Illustrato.... Read More

Microsoft Announces New Surface Book Laptop

Oct 08, 2015 at 11:41 pm by -gToon

Microsoft has announced their new 13.5-inch Surface Book, a high-performance laptop computer with the versatility of a tablet. In what Microsoft describes as the "future of l.... Read More

Getting the Filthy Look with Red Giant Plug-Ins

Oct 08, 2015 at 10:00 pm by -gToon

Getting the Filthy Look with Red Giant Plug-Ins Filthy Look Films might not be "dirty" as its namesake suggests, but it certainly is of-the-earth. Founder and director/cinema.... Read More

Interview: Stewart McSherry on the roots of Xfrog

Oct 08, 2015 at 08:53 pm by -gToon

Xfrog's organic modeling system has been a key part of the visual effects industry for almost 20 years now. We spoke to co-creator Stewart McSherry about this incredible softw.... Read More

Method Studios Sets the Stage for "Halo 5: Guardians" with Apocalyptic Destruction in New TV Campaign

Oct 08, 2015 at 04:04 am by -gToon

Los Angeles, CA (October 7, 2015) -- New commercials debuted this week for "Halo 5: Guardians" featuring devastation and destruction on a massive scale; scenes brought to life.... Read More

Adobe Drives Creative Innovation Forward at MAX 2015

Oct 06, 2015 at 07:23 am by -gToon

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Oct. 5, 2015 -- At Adobe MAX 2015, the world's leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today outlines its vision for Creative Cloud -- a "con.... Read More

Substance Designer 5.3: Texture, Render!

Oct 04, 2015 at 01:12 pm by -gToon

Allegorithmic made a lot of noise at SIGGRAPH when they brought NVIDIA's Iray renderer into Substance Painter, now they are doing the same for Substance Designer. With SD 5.3.... Read More

HP Updates the World's No. 1 Entry-Level Workstation

Oct 03, 2015 at 02:11 pm by -gToon

HP has announced the HP Z240 Tower and Z240 SFF Workstations, raising the bar for entry-level workstations, while providing the reliability of a workstation at the price point.... Read More

SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 to shine world spotlight on Japan

Oct 03, 2015 at 09:10 am by -gToon

[from the Siggraph Asia press release] KOBE, Japan, 2 October 2015 - Come 2 to 5 November 2015, the international computer graphics and interactive techniques community will c.... Read More

Mocap with a Cause: Amnesty International Uses VFX to Prove a Point

Oct 02, 2015 at 02:00 pm by -gToon

In a colorful Brazilian favela, young people go about their day-to-day lives. They play soccer, skateboard and listen to music on the subway just like any normal young person.... Read More

Microsoft Announces Project Spark is Now Free.

Oct 01, 2015 at 08:15 pm by -gToon

Microsoft announces that on October 5, their movie and game-making tool, Project Spark, will be free Microsoft's Project Spark was launched in 2014 for the Xbox 1 and for th.... Read More

Free Open Source Software You Should Know

Sep 28, 2015 at 06:36 am by nickcharles

Recognize these logos? These logos are, in part, indicators that the open source software movement is still alive and well. For artists everywhere, this is great news as ther.... Read More

Trailer for Chinese Animated Feature "Little Door Gods"

Sep 26, 2015 at 07:22 am by -gToon

China's animated feature film market is heating up. This summers huge hit, Monkey King: Hero is Back (a wonderful film), which grossed over $150 million dollars in China, is o.... Read More

Adobe Introduces Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14 for the Mac

Sep 25, 2015 at 12:51 am by -gToon

Adobe Announces New Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14 for the Mac Adobe, has released new versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements for the Macintosh o.... Read More

Art of Renderosity - Fractal Art

Sep 24, 2015 at 04:26 pm by -gToon

Fractal art (especially in the western world) is not drawn or painted by hand. It is usually created indirectly with the assistance of fractal-generating software, iterating.... Read More

NVIDIA Announces "New Breed of Gaming Laptop" GPU: The GeForce GTX 980

Sep 24, 2015 at 01:57 pm by -gToon

NVIDIA, a leader in Graphics technology, has announced the release of a new graphics card for notebooks: The GeForce GTX 980. It's a card NIVIDA says is "built for enthusiasts.... Read More

The Cartoon Network has announced a competition aimed at kids 6-12

Sep 23, 2015 at 03:41 pm by -gToon

The Cartoon Network has announced a competition aimed at kids 6-12. In conjunction with their Imagination Studios, the Cartoon Network is looking for entries in three categori.... Read More

The Blender Institute has released Seventh Open Movie project

Sep 23, 2015 at 05:37 am by -gToon

The Blender Institute has released its seventh Open Movie project, Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle. It's a 10-minute short 3D film created entirely using Blender and other Open.... Read More

Desktop Publishing with Adobe's InDesign CC

Sep 23, 2015 at 05:13 am by Warlord720

InDesign is arguably one of the most powerful applications in the Creative Cloud and that is saying something when you consider some of its sister applications. If you have ne.... Read More