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Michelle Willard


Former reporter. Recovering archaeologist. Political nerd.

User Since

Mar 08, 2018


Does Reallusion want to compete with Poser and DAZ?

Mar 01, 2018 at 08:02 am by SchelleFire

A few weeks ago Reallusion released its 2018 Roadmap and it contained an interesting note. That the company plans to release a competitor to Poser and DAZ Studio. Called Chara.... Read More

Build your own shaders in Unity

Feb 28, 2018 at 04:31 pm by SchelleFire

A Shader Graph enables you to build your shaders visually. Instead of hand writing code you create and connect nodes in a graph network. You can do things like: Procedurally.... Read More

Meet the inspiring Unity developers of tomorrow

Feb 28, 2018 at 02:02 pm by SchelleFire

As an evangelist, I am fortunate to be able to regularly meet incredibly talented developers, see their work, and take a deep dive into their creative processes. The feeling o.... Read More

Welcome to 'Total Chaos' - A new event for 3D artists and developers

Feb 28, 2018 at 08:02 am by SchelleFire

This May, Chaos Group invites rendering enthusiasts from around the world to Total Chaos - a new event dedicated to the art, science & technology of computer graphics. Tot.... Read More

Oscars Week: The Breadwinner used Smith Micro software for character rigging

Feb 27, 2018 at 02:02 pm by SchelleFire

Congratulations to the team at Cartoon Saloon, who has once again produced an Academy Award-nominated film! This year, their film, The Breadwinner, has been nominated for Best.... Read More

Ready for 90s nostalgia? Check out Rad Rodgers.

Feb 27, 2018 at 11:02 am by SchelleFire

It's time to dust off those nostalgia goggles and get ready to dive into Rad Rodgers as it aims to bring the golden age of '90s era platformers back to life. Rad Rodgers embra.... Read More

AI takes a swat at mosquitoes

Feb 27, 2018 at 08:02 am by SchelleFire

When it comes to advancing science, Marianne Sinka has some skin in the game. Some itchy skin. The Oxford University entomologist has regularly sacrificed her flesh (and blood.... Read More

ARCore 1.0 for Unity is here

Feb 26, 2018 at 06:02 pm by SchelleFire

With ARCore 1.0, your mobile AR apps can now reach millions of Android devices across different makes and models, including: Google's Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.... Read More

12 AI startups to watch

Feb 26, 2018 at 04:02 pm by SchelleFire

Twelve AI startups. Fat cash prizes. And a chance to take the stage at our GPU Technology Conference, set for March 26-29 in Silicon Valley. It's time again for NVIDIA's secon.... Read More

Oscars Week: How Autodesk helped propel Oscar-nominated animation, visual effects

Feb 26, 2018 at 02:57 pm by SchelleFire

For the 23rd consecutive year, visual effects artists used software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) to bring many of 2017's most memorable films and TV shows to audiences wo.... Read More

Lenovo debuts new tools, toys at MWC 2018

Feb 26, 2018 at 02:13 pm by SchelleFire

At Mobile Congress Worldwide 2018, Lenovo introduced new devices, tools and toys for the mobile generation. Starting with the new Yoga 730 (in 13-inch and 15-inch models) and.... Read More

Puck: A Houdini textures treatment

Feb 26, 2018 at 04:02 am by SchelleFire

puck SBLABS celebrated Valentine's Day with a series of creative material textures, featuring Midsummer Night's Dream's very own Puck. From burning wood, to vacuum packed spag.... Read More

Google Digitizes and Puts Online a Vast Archive of Latino Artworks and Artifacts

Feb 25, 2018 at 08:10 pm by SchelleFire

latino ¡Viva la cultura! From the peaks of Machu Picchu to Nuyorican Poets Cafe, explore the diversity of Latino Cultures on Google Arts & Culture during #HispanicHe.... Read More

HP Launches the the ZBook 14u and 15u G5 Mobile Workstations

Feb 21, 2018 at 04:02 am by SchelleFire

HP HP has just launched the newest members of its Z Workstations family: the ZBook 14u and 15u G5, powered by AMD's brand-new Radeon Pro WX 3100. Bringing workstation-grade gr.... Read More

Poser introduces new and improved Paul & Pauline

Feb 20, 2018 at 12:02 pm by SchelleFire

Back in the fall, Smith Micro announced an update to its seminal 3D computer graphic software was available for download. Along with upgrades to keyframes and 3D animation pat.... Read More

Announcing Unity at GDC 2018

Feb 20, 2018 at 04:02 am by SchelleFire

unity Unity Technologies (, creator of the world's most widely-used real-time 3D development platform, today announced Unity at GDC ( Read More

ARKit 1.5 provides developers with tools for a more immersive AR experiences

Feb 19, 2018 at 10:02 am by SchelleFire

With Unity's updated ARKit plugin, developers can now take full advantage of the new ARKit 1.5 tools to create a new generation of AR apps. In addition to horizontal surfaces,.... Read More

'Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor' was produced entirely in Unreal Engine

Feb 18, 2018 at 11:32 am by SchelleFire

Recent Unreal Dev Grant recipient, Pakistan-based 3rd World Studios is on a mission to produce high-quality animated features for local and international audiences, exposing a.... Read More

New York City Media's "Half-Life" and "Maturity" Pilots Edited and Graded in DaVinci Resolve

Feb 18, 2018 at 03:47 am by SchelleFire

Blackmagic Blackmagic Design has announced that "Half-Life" and "Maturity," two new television pilots to air in January on New York City (NYC) Media, were edited and graded us.... Read More

'Seed' Wins $500,000 Developing Beyond Video Games Final

Feb 17, 2018 at 12:02 pm by SchelleFire

"This caps an incredible year for us," commented Ollie Lindsey, founder of winning company, All Seeing Eye. "It's been a once in a lifetime opportunity, and to actually win is.... Read More