June-July 2017 Tech Reviews

cineSync 4.0 Cospective has been providing us filmmakers with cineSync as a review system for years and years. I’ve been using it for at least that long and, on my ... Continue Reading →

May 2017 Tech Reviews

Crazy Talk Animator 3 So, let’s talk about this CrazyTalk Animator 3. In last issue’s discussion about Perception Neuron, I mentioned that ... Continue Reading →

April 2017 Tech Reviews

Xsens MVM Awinda Motion capture has been a quite involved task ever since its inception. Frequently, it involved an array of expensive specialized cameras, set up around ... Continue Reading →

March 2017 Tech Reviews

Cine Designer R2 Previsualization is the big thing these days. It used to be geared more toward complex visual-effects sequences, mainly because big effects ... Continue Reading →

The Best Tech of 2016

From the power of GPU rendering to the USD format, software tools for animation and VFX had a bright year of progress.  As we wrap up 2016, which got off to a bad start with the death ... Continue Reading →

February 2017 Tech Review

EXO-io The visual-effects industry has been using EXR as its go-to image file format since forever. And by forever, I mean, the last 15 years at least. One of the key ... Continue Reading →

January 2017 Tech Review

Thinkbox’s Deadline 8.0 I’m a fan of Deadline. I don’t think that’s a secret. I use it for my own studio, TeaspoonVFX. I promote it at the studios ... Continue Reading →

December 2016 Tech Review

The Foundry’s Katana Katana is a unique beast in the CG toolbox. Its functionality is focused and limited, which makes it exceptional at what it does, rather ... Continue Reading →

November 2016 Tech Review

Autodesk ReCap 360 Data acquisition has become an integral part of the visual-effects process. Data might come from a LIDAR scanner, such as something from Faro; or ... Continue Reading →

October 2016 Tech Review

Pluralsight So it’s been a while since I covered some of the places for online training that I happen to like and use on a pretty regular basis. And since ... Continue Reading →