Will Vinton

Will Vinton Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Claymation master Will Vinton received a Lifetime Achievement Award this past weekend at a special ceremony at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles. The special tribute to ... Continue Reading →

Discreet’s Combustion 3

Visual effects artists, motion graphics designers, animators and almost anyone who deals with film, video and animation have another reason to thank the folks at discreet: The new combustion ... Continue Reading →

HP Compaq’s nw8000

Although Notebook workstations have given us the possibility of working on projects while traveling or shooting on location, many fail in the performance and durability arenas. It’s ... Continue Reading →

Apple’s Final Cut Pro 4.5

Apple revolutionized the non-linear editing world when it introduced its first version of Final Cut Pro back in the 1999 edition of NAB. Available for only $999, FCP opened new doors ... Continue Reading →

Character Animation Technologies 1.15

We all know that animating 3D characters is a time-consuming and sophisticated task. For Discreet’s 3ds max users (before version 5 and 6) the only tools for character animation ... Continue Reading →

Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS

Although there are presumably more instructional books written about Photoshop than all other graphic software together, artists and photographers continue to look for the ultimate, ... Continue Reading →

IBM’s ThinkPad R50

We tested the latest mobile workstation from IBM, the ThinkPad R50, which comes with a speedy Intel M 1700 MHZ processor and one GB of RAM. What’s striking about the ThinkPad ... Continue Reading →


For many years Kaydara’s FilmBox was the animation industry standard program for editing, cleaning up and modifying motion capture and computer character animation data. When ... Continue Reading →

mental ray 3.2 for 3ds max

Many beginning 3D animators assume that rendering is the easiest step in the process, but, in reality, it is one of the most difficult parts of the job. 3D artists should have a good ... Continue Reading →

Adobe Photoshop CS

Here’s one of the first major upgrades of the year that is bound to make artists happy. Yes, I’m ecstatic about Photoshop CS’ new version, and here are a few reasons ... Continue Reading →