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March 2013 Tech Reviews

The Foundry’s Nuke 7.0 U.K.-based vfx software tool designer The Foundry has certainly carved out a nice niche for itself in the world. After buying out Digital Domain’s internal ... Continue Reading →
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The Top 12 Tech Tools of 2012

Our in-the-know visual effects expert and critic picks his favorite releases of the year (in no particular order!):       Continue Reading →
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June 2011 Tech Reviews

Red Giant’s Trapcode Particular Usually creating particle systems requires a 3D package with an fx geek behind the controls spinning spinners on turbulence, wind, gravity, etc. to ... Continue Reading →
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April 2011 Tech Reviews

Cebas’ thinkingParticles 4 What makes a Houdini FX artist drool? ThinkingParticles 4. A relative latecomer in the slew of Cebas products that have arrived on the market, it has ... Continue Reading →
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Online Animation & VFX Courses

Online Animation & VFX Courses There isn’t much point of having software for making pretty pictures if you don’t know how to use it. Many of us have learned a lot of what we ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Reviews 2011

Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 It’s about that time of year—to look at the features of the Big Three, which are under the umbrella of the Big One. Autodesk released 2011 versions of Max, ... Continue Reading →
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Hitachi G-Technology’s G-Drive Mobile

We live in a world of high-capacity and low-spatial volume—a trend started by Sony when they started releasing Walkmans that were physically smaller than the cassette tapes they played. ... Continue Reading →
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Digital-Tutors Vault

I have to preface this review by stating that I have a bias toward Digital-Tutors because I’m already a subscriber, and I can’t count the number of times they saved my butt—not ... Continue Reading →
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Smith Micro Software’s Anime Studio 7

Anime Studio is one of those 2D programs in a 3D saturated market that has been running with larger systems, and appears to be holding its own. Up to version 7, Anime Studio has some ... Continue Reading →
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Wacom Cintiq 21UX

Wacom recently released the latest installation of is high-end production tablet, the Cintiq 21UX, with its built-in LCD display. A staple at design, photography and animation houses, ... Continue Reading →