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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 →
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March 2015 Tech Reviews

Maxon’s Cinema 4D Maxon released its substantial upgrade to R16 back in Vancouver during SIGGRAPH to much acclaim and attention. Throngs of artists surrounded the booth watching ... Continue Reading →
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February 2015 Tech Reviews

Hewlett Packard z640 Last year, I was a gushing fool about Hewlett-Packard’s monster workstation, the z820. This year they introduced the new Z-series: z440, z640, and z840. I decided ... Continue Reading →
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January 2015 Tech Reviews

Nvidia’s Quadro K5200 In the professional graphics-card game, Nvidia holds the top tier with its Quadro K6000 card, which is a pretty heavy-duty investment. But fear not: the more-accessible ... Continue Reading →
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December 2014 Tech Reviews

Adobe Mobile Apps Recently, Adobe announced a library of mobile apps that tie seamlessly into your Creative Cloud library, which has also been updated to store preferences, libraries ... Continue Reading →