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December 2016 Tech Review

The Foundry’s Katana www.thefoundry.co.uk 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 →
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November 2016 Tech Review

Autodesk ReCap 360 www.autodesk.com 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 →
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October 2016 Tech Review

Pluralsight www.pluralsight.com 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 →
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August/September 2016 Tech Review

Modo 10 modo.thefoundry.co.uk Modo was getting some heat even before The Foundry acquired it and began to incorporate it into its suite of products. After numerous iterations, advances ... Continue Reading →
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June/July 2016 Tech Review

Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 www.autodesk.com/products/3ds-max Interestingly, Autodesk has split out their releases for the 2017 round of Entertainment and Media software. 3ds Max has already ... Continue Reading →
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May 2016 Tech Review

Toon Boom Animation Storyboard Pro v5 www.toonboom.com   As someone who jumps back and forth between the media I animate in, I am a bit of a fan of Toon Boom stuff for my 2D animation ... Continue Reading →
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April 2016 Tech Review

Hewlett-Packard Z Workstation store.hp.com The HP Z series of workstations continues to bring substantial power through hardware, firmware and software updates — even at the ... Continue Reading →
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GDC News Bytes

On Wednesday during Epic Games’ “State of Unreal” opening session, Ninja Theory’s Tameem Antoniades took the stage to reveal a historic real-time facial animation demo based ... Continue Reading →
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Cinema 4D Announces VR Plug-in Ahead of GDC

Software developer Maxon will be showcasing game and virtual reality solutions with Cinema 4D at the 2016 Game Developers Conference, taking place March 16-18 in San Francisco’s Moscone ... Continue Reading →
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Mova Tech Legal Battle Heats Up

An innovative means of capturing minute facial performance information, used in the blockbuster superhero flicks Deadpool and Avengers: Ages of Ultron, is the subject of an international ... Continue Reading →