Studio Max 2020 - The Ghost Update

May 23, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

As I sit here writing this review, I can only reflect on the struggles I’ve had in finding anything new to write about. Don’t get me wrong. I love me some Studio.... Read More

How to embrace critiques to improve

May 16, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Seems my last article on dealing with hard critiques stirred up more questions about critiques and more importantly, how to improve by embracing a critique from the most criti.... Read More
Vive Wireless Adapter

Vive Wireless Adapter - Still Worth the Cost???

May 02, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

As a tech-writers, we get requests to review items from readers and vendors and recently I got a request to take a look at the wireless adapter for the HTC Vive. This coming f.... Read More

How to deal with hard critiques

Apr 25, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Everyone is a critic and we all have our own ideas about what a critique is. After 20-plus years as a freelancer, I have seen all kinds. They were varied, some professional,.... Read More
Imagine there's no bricks, It's easy if you try

Imagine a World Where Windows Update Works

Apr 19, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

As tech writers, we don't get to indulge our imagination very much. It's just that generally speaking… in technology coverage, we don't get to mix the two. In fact, we.... Read More
Viveport Infinity VR

Review: Viveport Infinity VR Subscription

Apr 11, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Even though I was an early adopter of the Vive HMD I was never a big fan of Viveport, its online VR gaming portal. There were some good titles but mostly it was pedestrian far.... Read More
Animation tools

Focusing on the Tools at Hand

Apr 04, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

It seems like a shiny new animation tool is coming out every month -- if not every week -- that promises to make our lives richer and fuller in the visual arts industry. Ther.... Read More
ZBrush 2019 Remesher 3.0

ZBrush 2019 Review: - Remesher 3.0 is a much-needed improvement

Mar 28, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

The necessity of a clean mesh cannot be overstated. Simple put… a clean mesh is easier to work with for everyone down the pipeline from you. It also makes for more flui.... Read More
ZBrush 2019

ZBrush 2019 Review: Snapshot3D Feature

Mar 21, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Snapshot3D is a new addition for ZBrush 2019. It looks to be a great hard surface modeling tool that like Spotlight, the platform it is integrated into, I didn't fully appreci.... Read More
NVIDIA Titan RTX

Titan RTX Review: Is it worth it?

Mar 15, 2019 at 10:22 am by Warlord720

I must admit the Titan RTX was initially a hard sell for me. Being a digital grunt in the trenches I am always interested in new hardware that improves my workflow or helps me.... Read More

ZBrush 2019 - NPR Rendering

Mar 14, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

PLEASE NOTE: This is the first in a series of reviews and articles on ZBrush 2019 that will be published between follow-up articles on the NVIDIA Titan RTX as it comes ou.... Read More
Glycon VR for Unity

Glycon VR: A mocap jewel for your Unity toolbox

Feb 28, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Finally, I get to talk about Glycon, a cool little Unity-based tool for virtual reality motion capture. This is a review I wanted to publish weeks ago but there were too many.... Read More
Artificial Intelligence

AI-Driven Text Generator New Deep Fake Threat

Feb 20, 2019 at 08:45 am by Warlord720

Now that the mainstream media has caught onto the whole AI Deep Fake thing (New Yorker - In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing, The Atlantic – The Era of Fake Vi.... Read More
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

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