ZBrush Hair Card Basics

Nov 26, 2020 at 06:00 am by Warlord720

ZBrush Fibermesh is a powerful option for easy, low poly, hair card creation. Like everything else I write about it’s not magic, it just takes a grasp of the basics to g.... Read More
Storyboarding is the Roadmap for Success

Storyboarding is the Roadmap for Success

Nov 19, 2020 at 02:57 pm by Warlord720

Storyboarding is not a new concept to many of us, but it seems out of any given group of digital artists, few of us have used the technique in personal video projects. Anyone.... Read More

Temper your Animation Expectations

Nov 12, 2020 at 09:59 am by Warlord720

With all the new animators out there, particularly those looking for a diversion from COVID-19, there are some high expectations coming along with their software of choice. Do.... Read More

Improve Your Holiday Composition

Nov 05, 2020 at 07:30 am by Warlord720

With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving almost upon us, it is that magical time of year that a lot of digital artists look forward to. No… not the holidays themselves.... Read More

Lobe.ai - Free (and code free) Machine Learning App

Oct 28, 2020 at 12:43 pm by Warlord720

Microsoft has released a free artificial intelligence tool for images and videos that works with other open-source machine learning and AI platforms. You supply.... Read More

Hell Froze Over - Win 10 Update Repairs Previous Problems

Oct 21, 2020 at 11:11 am by Warlord720

That is correct. You read that headline right. Hell has officially frozen over. Last patch Tuesday, the same Patch Tuesday that’s causing problems for other users actua.... Read More

Creating Cordage, Rope in Marvelous Designer

Oct 15, 2020 at 08:00 am by Warlord720

Marvelous Designer (MD) makes some tasks like belts and suspenders quick and easy. The most difficult part of these can be setting up the sewing but once you get your feet wet.... Read More
Are you Over Animating?

Are you Over Animating?

Oct 08, 2020 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Veteran animators don't always agree on the mechanics of how to animate a sequence because there are so many techniques available. Factor in whatever software package you are.... Read More

Marvelous Designer Winter Clothing

Sep 30, 2020 at 12:46 pm by Warlord720

With fall upon us, a lot of animators and still composers are busy putting together some holiday scenes. Particularly when you consider how 2020 has gone so far it makes sense.... Read More
CC3 and Substance Painter UDIM Integration

CC3 and Substance Painter UDIM Integration

Sep 24, 2020 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Texturing can be a simple process for some artists and a baffling void of common sense to others. While the idea of flattening textures isn't new the concept of cramming them.... Read More

Creating Armor with Marvelous Designer

Sep 17, 2020 at 07:00 am by Warlord720

When it comes to thick armor some Marvelous Designer (MD) users turn to other software not realizing that the armor can be made in MD with simple patterns and an overlooked fe.... Read More

Simple ZBrush Armor Creation

Sep 09, 2020 at 12:19 pm by Warlord720

A frequently requested topic for a lot of new ZBrush users is how to create armor and there are a lot of methods to achieve this. Some are advanced and require some time to ac.... Read More
A Dinosaur Cuts the Cord - Streaming Wins Out

A Dinosaur Cuts the Cord - Streaming Wins Out

Sep 03, 2020 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Way back in the early '90s I signed up for the new service DirecTV. I was spending a lot of time in an RV for bass fishing tournaments. Sometimes over 90 days a year and back.... Read More
Pixologic discovers physics: Dynamic cloth and brushes

Pixologic discovers physics

Aug 28, 2020 at 10:03 am by Warlord720

Keeping in form Pixologic has finally added what most of us would call physics with its 2021 version. Of course, Pixologic is not most of us and ZBrush is such a different ani.... Read More

Adventures in Computing with my 87-year-old Mother

Aug 20, 2020 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

My mother's computer was getting about as long in the tooth as she is. They have both been on this planet for a long, long time in respective human and PC years. They are.... Read More
Being More Productive Working at Home

How to Be More Productive Working at Home

Aug 12, 2020 at 11:19 am by Warlord720

By now we're all feeling a bit of COVID fatigue. The more social of us are certainly feeling the walls closing in when we don't leave our homes for work. Some people know they.... Read More

Making The Hulk in CC3

Aug 06, 2020 at 07:00 am by Warlord720

After getting some time under my belt with Character Creator 3.3, Headshot 1.1. and the Premium SkinGen Plugin I decided to create a character using the new Human Anatomy char.... Read More

V-Ray 5 gives great renders and is getting better

Jul 30, 2020 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

I have always had an "almost there" relationship with V-Ray over the years. When I was fulltime freelancing my main contracts were to 3DS Max shops, so V-Ray was always in the.... Read More

Quick Look at Reallusions SkinGen Plugin for CC3

Jul 23, 2020 at 11:16 am by Warlord720

I hate to say it, but I might as well. This new plug-in from Reallusion has me excited as a teenager at a Beatles concert in the '60s. OK ... at my age I can't really get that.... Read More
Improve Your Image Composition

2 Easy Ways to Improve Your Image Composition

Jul 23, 2020 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

A long time ago, in a place not that far away a wise person took me aside and asked if I would like to make compelling image renders instead of "show off" renders. A "show-off.... Read More

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