June-July 2018 Tech Reviews

Allegorithimic’s Substance Painter Allegorithmic released its latest version of both Substance Painter and Designer, making a great thing even greater. I like to say they’ve taken ... Continue Reading →

May 2018 Tech Reviews

Wacom Intuos Just when I thought tablets couldn’t get any smaller and maintain their functionality, the brilliant folks at Wacom released their latest Intuos last month. This new ... Continue Reading →

February 2018 Tech Reviews

Adobe XD Creative Cloud [XD CC, Character Animator CC, Lightroom CC] A few months ago, Adobe introduced a number of updates to its powerful tools in the Creative Cloud including updates ... Continue Reading →

January 2018 Tech Reviews

Autodesk’s Maya 2018 Autodesk used to released its M&E products at the same time, giving you a burst of new features in Maya, Max, MotionBuilder, etc. However, now it appears ... Continue Reading →

Top Tech Tools and Trends of 2017

As we count down the days to the beginning of the new year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the top tech tools of 2017. Some are new, and some have evolved or pivoted into ... Continue Reading →

December 2017 Tech Reviews

Red Giant’s Trapcode Suite 14 Red Giant is a brilliant key source to expand your After Effects toolset. We are talking tools for color grading like the Magic Bullet suite; tools ... Continue Reading →

November 2017 Tech Reviews

Foundry’s Modo 11.1 The more I speak with modelers, the more I get that Modo is really the modeling tool of choice—primarily in the hard-surface corners of the industry. In Foundry’s ... Continue Reading →
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October 2017 Tech Reviews

Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Wacom, and the Cintiq Pro 13 released earlier this year doesn’t change my love. That’s why this review is going to be a ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH 2017′s Cool Tools!

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend the SIGGRAPH CG animation and technology expo in Los Angeles. After hitting the floor and talking with a bunch of vendors, I’ve come ... Continue Reading →

August-September 2017 Tech Reviews

Boords I draw storyboards. I draw them a lot. I draw them for visual effects. I draw them for short films. I draw them for animation projects. I even draw them for prototyping ... Continue Reading →