Do something constructive during render time

How to cope with long render times

Feb 14, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

If thou are on that noble quest for the photoreal render and you’ve come from the world of real time, it will be difficult to explain your frustrations with how LONG the.... Read More
NVIDIA Titan RTX Video Card

NVIDIA Titan RTX Video Card, Part 1: Gaming

Feb 07, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

There are very few things in computer hardware that I am almost completely ignorant of how it works and why. I will freely admit that video cards fall into that category once.... Read More
Reallusion iClone

Reallusion releases iClone update with Iray

Jan 31, 2019 at 08:00 am by Warlord720

Reallusion, maker of easy to use animation software, has released their latest update to iClone version 7.4.  This update brings the much anticipated and long awaited Ira.... Read More
FlowScape

Review: FlowScape is limited landscape art escapism

Jan 24, 2019 at 02:00 pm by Warlord720

Every once in a while, you run into a new application that just puts a smile on your face because its so much fun to use and best of all… it's budget priced. As with a.... Read More
Adobe's Allegorithmic

What's in store for users after Adobe swallows Allegorithmic?

Jan 24, 2019 at 11:18 am by Warlord720

As a user of Allegorithmic Substance Painter, I was initially startled at the email announcing they had been acquired by Adobe. Generally, this is corporate speak for going t.... Read More
Q-Dir

Q-Dir: The Simplicity of Freeware

Jan 17, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

For those of you that have followed my recent soap-opera/PC-saga know that it has indeed been trying at times. All starting with my HP Omen suddenly becoming less and less abl.... Read More
Dude, you got a Dell

PC Hell: From HP to Dell

Jan 10, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

As some of you know I, like others, recently did battle with a Windows Update and alas… I lost. My year-old HP Omen never rebooted even though it was working before th.... Read More
Doodly

Hands on Review of Doodly, a drag-and-drop video creator

Jan 03, 2019 at 09:30 am by Warlord720

As artists… most of us love to doodle. Some of us just aren't worth a crap at it. I include myself in this group. Oh, I can doodle… it's just… no one&he.... Read More
Photo wake-up

How advances in photo based character animation signal trouble on the horizon

Dec 31, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

In the age of Deep Fakes (Reddit's ban of AI-Deepfakes was inevitable), we can now add Photo Wake-up by Chung-Y Weng, Brian Curless, and Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman. Photo Wake.... Read More
Amazon

Digital Divorce: Why my microwave and I are no longer on speaking terms

Dec 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Warlord720

It's over. Almost as fast as a Vegas marriage. I don't think the digital ink had even dried on the marriage certificate much less the article I wrote about Alexa and the mic.... Read More

Windows Updates: - Death by Spinning Dots turning computers into doorstops since 1985

Dec 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Warlord720

There was a time -- just a couple of years or so -- that I was beginning to think Windows was becoming an actual, real-world, stable operating system. Something you might act.... Read More
Marvelous Designer

Review: Marvelous Designer 8 leaves user 'extremely satisfied'

Dec 06, 2018 at 04:30 pm by Warlord720

As a career 3D modeler, I’ve used all sorts of methods for making cloth-based objects and character clothing. From sculpting to pattern sewing the available tools have c.... Read More
Alexa

Alexa is Really Cooking Now

Nov 29, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

When I first saw the teaser for an Alexa enabled microwave, I really didn’t give it a second thought. I mean… it can do a lot, but it can’t get stuff out th.... Read More

CC3 Pipeline Beginners Guide - Quick Start

Nov 16, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

This Quick Start is designed to help you grasp the basics of Reallusion's Character Creator 3 as quickly as possible. Each section demonstrates in a few minutes how to get thr.... Read More
Character Creator 3

Character Creator 3 and converting character to 'Game Base'

Nov 12, 2018 at 01:27 pm by Warlord720

When you open Character Creator 3 Pipeline there is a large button on the right-side Attribute menu that says, “Convert to Game Base.” This simple button is a bit.... Read More
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Character Creator 3

Character Creator 3 adds realism with Iray integration

Nov 01, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Warlord720

As animators and illustrators, we are always interested in a better render. In this day of faster computers and GPU assisted everything, we are used to faster renders. U.... Read More
Character Creator 3

Character Creator 3 adds ZBrush Integration with GoZ

Oct 25, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

GoZ… that magical word that most ZBrushers love to see on a menu choice. For those that aren’t in the loop… it’s a direct link from Character Creato.... Read More
Character Creator 3

InstaLOD Integration - Part 2: Game Character LODs

Oct 22, 2018 at 09:56 am by Warlord720

In the last installment, we talked about the poly reduction feature of InstaLOD in Character Creator 3. Now we are going to delve into another extremely unsexy and downright b.... Read More
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

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