Compositing Real Actors into a 3D Virtual Set

May 04, 2016 at 09:04 am by nemirc

Compositing real video footage with a 3D environment has always been a challenge due to proper tracking, overlaying, camera projection, lighting and shadowing, but with iClone.... Read More

HTC Vive Review - Part 1

May 03, 2016 at 03:13 pm by Warlord720

After much anticipation, the HTC Vive headset finally arrived. This writer had waited impatiently for it just as many pre-order customers that endured the somewhat flawed deli.... Read More

Learn About Maurice Graham's "Atlantis"

May 03, 2016 at 10:35 am by -gToon

Maurice Graham aka osiris9 was born and raised in New Zealand. "I've been doing digital art since 1990s, in the early days of digital art. The first program I got ahold of wa.... Read More

How Much Art Means To Chris Ousley

May 03, 2016 at 10:26 am by bwsupport

Chris Ousley took art in high school and has always liked to draw "stuff." "Childhood drawings tended to be populated with planes, tanks and dinosaurs. I could not draw peop.... Read More

An Evolving Artist - Singer Becomes Filmmaker Interview with Peaches Chrenko

May 02, 2016 at 09:53 am by nickcharles

I love seeing creative people continuing to find new ways to express themselves. This is the case with Peaches Chrenko, who began her artistic journey through music: singing,.... Read More

Consumer VR: First Impressions

Apr 30, 2016 at 11:52 pm by Warlord720

Astounded... awed... tired jaw from holding mouth open. Physically drained, emotionally charged and mainly just sitting there... still taking in what I had just seen... no....... Read More

iClone 6: Realtime Earth Demo and Tutorial

Apr 30, 2016 at 11:43 pm by -gToon

iClone 6: Realtime Earth Demo and Tutorial A bit of astronomical eye candy here: stretching iClone 6's realtime render capabilities with an approach I've tried in every 3D so.... Read More

Faster than Light #3 Cover by bjhaber

Apr 29, 2016 at 09:12 pm by -gToon

Faster than Light #3 Cover by bjhaber What is not to love about bjhaber's cover for his graphic novel series, Faster Than Light? It has all of the classic science fiction tro.... Read More

iPi Motion Capture Becomes Key Creative Weapon For Popular YouTube Show "Death Battle"

Apr 29, 2016 at 08:41 pm by -gToon

[source: iPi Motion Capture press release] MOSCOW, RUSSIA - iPi Motion Capture, the leading markerless motion capture solution created by iPi Soft, has been added to the cre.... Read More

VR - Demise is Greatly Exaggerated: Exploring Virtual Reality

Apr 28, 2016 at 10:57 pm by Warlord720

Some of us old-timers... you know... the real old-timers... not just before the internet but before computers... are feeling a bit of Déjà vu with the launch of consumer Vir.... Read More

Book Review: GAST by Carol Swain

Apr 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm by -gToon

Title: GAST Author: Carol Swain Publisher: Fantagraphics Pages:176 Colors: black & white Format: Softcover ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-755-0 Year: 2014 Synopsis: Helen is an am.... Read More

3 Point Light from iClone Reallusion

Apr 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm by nemirc

One of the tenants in Cinematography is the 3-point lighting setup, which covers even distribution of lighting among subjects. This is done by avoiding deep shadows while allo.... Read More

The Foundry Releases NUKE 10

Apr 27, 2016 at 10:57 pm by -gToon

[source: The Foundry blog post] The NUKE 10 release focuses on enhancing performance, increasing stability and delivering new functionality in the areas you told us matter m.... Read More

Curiscope's 360° Video Lets You Swim with Great Whites

Apr 27, 2016 at 10:56 am by -gToon

Breaking away for the norm, London-based animation studio Hamilton+Kidd launched educational VR startup Curiscope earlier this year. The Kickstarter-funded brand makes challen.... Read More

Writing Wednesdays with Michael Haase: Review of Ulysses, an App for Writers

Apr 27, 2016 at 10:01 am by mhaase75


I am writing my first published novel. Knowing that others will buy and read my work, I often find myself in a state of high anxiety about writing. The anxiety does not ari.... Read More

Motion Weekly 12

Apr 26, 2016 at 09:59 am by nickcharles

BLOSSOMS Very cool particle animation and some great lighting, done with Houdini and After Effects. Watch this one full-screen. Excellent message: "We are tomorrow's Spring.".... Read More

Franklin Businesses Work Together to Expand Local Art Event

Apr 25, 2016 at 12:49 pm by -gToon

Franklin, Tennessee - April 22, 2016 Ansbach Artisans Fine Art Gallery and On Track Studios have joined forces to double the size of the popular Saturday Night Live Art (SNL A.... Read More

Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings

Apr 23, 2016 at 10:08 pm by -gToon

[from the Autodesk News Flash] Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Stand SL3316 (April 18, 2016) -- At NAB 2016, Autodesk announced the latest versions of its flexible, subscriptio.... Read More

Third Party Rendering is Coming to Houdini Indie

Apr 23, 2016 at 09:21 pm by -gToon

[from the Side Effects press release]TORONTO: April 22, 2016 -SideFX is pleased to announce that Third Party Rendering is being added to Houdini Indie. Now independent artists.... Read More

Apocalypse Redux by Egressor

Apr 23, 2016 at 12:06 am by -gToon

Apocalypse Redux by Egressor Egressor's Apocalypse Redux is a remarkable digtial artwork that expresses strong feeling with striking color and composition. Centering a young b.... Read More