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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 →

Zookeeper

When working in 3D files for production, it isn’t unheard of to get scenes that have hundreds or even thousands of objects in them. It’s also not unheard of for thoughtful ... Continue Reading →

Unwrella

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I really hate setting up UVs. I’d rather have bamboo shoved under my fingernails and undergo Chinese Water Torture. There ... Continue Reading →

ZBrush Digital Sculpting Human Anatomy By Scott Spencer (Sybex Books, 416 pages)

To celebrate the arrival of my newly found friend, ZBrush 3.5, I picked up the new book: ZBrush Digital Sculpting Human Anatomy by the ZBrush Guy, Scott Spencer. Spencer, who also ... Continue Reading →

Pixologic’s ZBrush 3.5

I have to admit that I only became familiar with ZBrush last year despite its excellent initial reputation as a hobbyist’s tool. The well-designed 3.5 version was introduced around ... Continue Reading →

Craft Director Studio

Years ago, I took a look at Craft Animations’ rigs when it was exclusive to 3ds Max, and found it to be indispensable not only for pipelines with vehicles, but also for camera ... Continue Reading →

Unity 3D’s Unity iPhone

You know the iPhone app. phenom has reached its tipping point when even the Louvre Museum has jumped on the bandwagon. Meanwhile, I think the number of iPhone users has reach a gazillion ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Maya 2010

Back around SIGGRAPH this year, which in CG time is a LONG time ago, Autodesk released Maya 2010 with a plethora of other Autodesk acquisitions. Within that release were some internal ... Continue Reading →

StudioGPU’s MachStudio Pro

As many have pointed out in recent months, expectations for speed in the 3D community have reached a breaking point. However, some companies are stepping up and pushing the envelope ... Continue Reading →

Luxology’s modo 401

Luxology is seriously out of control! I’m going to recommend that you go visit their website to check out all the colorful candy they have to offer in the Easter basket they are ... Continue Reading →