Maya Visual Effects: The Innovator’s Guide

I’m often a stickler for abiding to methodologies that conform to ways tools are used in the production world’especially when it comes to manuals, books and tutorials. This ... Continue Reading →

Maya Professional Tips and Techniques

You may have noticed that I have a tendency to like previous primers published by Autodesk Maya Press. They have a way of taking the apparently mundane problems of the 3D geek and put ... Continue Reading →

Craft Animation’s Director Tools

Swedish company Craft Animations has come up with a series of tools that not only save time in rigging, but additional savings are gained because the rigs are meant to create not only ... Continue Reading →

Sitni Sati’s FumeFX Version 1.0

In almost every conversation I had about the differences between 3ds Max and Maya, I used to bring up Max’s lack of a fluid dynamics system. But that’s a thing of the past ... Continue Reading →

Skymatter’s Mudbox

With the release of Mudbox from Skymatter, 3D sculpting and modeling has jumped to a new level. The guys at Skymatter’Weta Digital alum’created this modeling tool based ... Continue Reading →

Razer Pro|Solutions’ Pro|Click v. 1.6

When I first received the Razer mouse to review, I thought ‘this is a mouse ‘ how much more advanced can a mouse get? How much more productive could I possibly be with a ... Continue Reading →

Adobe Production Studio

Since I’ve been around for a while, I’ve grown up with Adobe products. I’ve watched After Effects migrate from CoSa. I’ve seen Illustrator absorb and supplant ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk’s MotionBuilder 7.5

Autodesk’s new MotionBuilder 7.5 is the first software release since the company completed the acquisition of Alias last January. Not a general 3D program that handles modeling, ... Continue Reading →

Eovia’s Carrara 5

Sometimes big things come in little boxes. Such is the case with Carrara 5 from Eovia. I have to admit, the product never really crossed my path’and I’ve been around. So, ... Continue Reading →