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April 2016 Tech Review

Hewlett-Packard Z Workstation store.hp.com The HP Z series of workstations continues to bring substantial power through hardware, firmware and software updates — even at the ... Continue Reading →
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March 2016 Tech Review

Maya 2016 I’m coming in a little late in the game since the release of Autodesk’s 2016 Entertainment Suite, but with multiple extension packs since, you can be rest assured that ... Continue Reading →
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February 2016 Tech Review

FTrack So, this is why I love innovation and competition. As much as I love and adore Shotgun, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for other applications. And it doesn’t mean ... Continue Reading →
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January 2016 Tech Review

FumeFX 4.0 It’s been a little bit of a wait for the next iteration of the popular, near indispensable fluid-simulation engine known as FumeFX. But version 4.0 is now available, and ... Continue Reading →
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December 2015 Tech Review

Perception Neuron Motion Capture Motion capture has become ubiquitous in the industry — or rather industries if you talk about animation, film, previz and video games. It’s a must. ... Continue Reading →
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November 2015 Tech Review

Cinesync Cinesync isn’t one of the new kids on the production block. It’s been around for 15 years, growing out of Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures and ultimately blossoming under ... Continue Reading →
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October 2015 Tech Review

Chaos Group V-Ray 3.2 When I asked the guys at Chaos, “How many new features have been implemented in V-Ray 3.2?” their answer was, “Hundreds.” So, I said, “For the review, ... Continue Reading →
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July 2015 Tech Reviews

Premiere Pro CC 2015 Adobe Premiere has been around for quite a long time. I was putting together cuts for CG animation back in ‘92 — literally the very early beginnings of ... Continue Reading →
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June 2015 Tech Reviews

Toon Boom Harmony 12 It wasn’t so long ago that I was covering Harmony 11 from Toon Boom, when suddenly Harmony 12 is out with some spiffy new features along with enhancements to ... Continue Reading →
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April/May 2015 Tech Reviews

Thinking Particles 6 I’m a little late to talk about Thinking Particles 6, which was released by Cebas back in October. The release is a major step up toward getting all of your ... Continue Reading →