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November 2017 Tech Reviews

Foundry’s Modo 11.1 The more I speak with modelers, the more I get that Modo is really the modeling tool of choice—primarily in the hard-surface corners of the industry. In Foundry’s ... Continue Reading →
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MAXON Announces Immediate Availability of Cinema 4D Release 19

MAXON announces immediate availability of Cinema 4D Release 19 (R19). This next generation of MAXON’s professional 3D application delivers both great tools and enhancements artists ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2017′s Cool Tools!

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend the SIGGRAPH CG animation and technology expo in Los Angeles. After hitting the floor and talking with a bunch of vendors, I’ve come ... Continue Reading →
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August-September 2017 Tech Reviews

Boords boords.com I draw storyboards. I draw them a lot. I draw them for visual effects. I draw them for short films. I draw them for animation projects. I even draw them for prototyping ... Continue Reading →
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June-July 2017 Tech Reviews

cineSync 4.0 cospective.com Cospective has been providing us filmmakers with cineSync as a review system for years and years. I’ve been using it for at least that long and, on my ... Continue Reading →
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May 2017 Tech Reviews

Crazy Talk Animator 3 www.reallusion.com/crazytalk-animator So, let’s talk about this CrazyTalk Animator 3. In last issue’s discussion about Perception Neuron, I mentioned that ... Continue Reading →
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April 2017 Tech Reviews

Xsens MVM Awinda www.xsens.com Motion capture has been a quite involved task ever since its inception. Frequently, it involved an array of expensive specialized cameras, set up around ... Continue Reading →
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March 2017 Tech Reviews

Cine Designer R2 www.cinematographydb.com Previsualization is the big thing these days. It used to be geared more toward complex visual-effects sequences, mainly because big effects ... Continue Reading →
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The Best Tech of 2016

From the power of GPU rendering to the USD format, software tools for animation and VFX had a bright year of progress.  As we wrap up 2016, which got off to a bad start with the death ... Continue Reading →
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February 2017 Tech Review

EXO-io www.exr-io.com The visual-effects industry has been using EXR as its go-to image file format since forever. And by forever, I mean, the last 15 years at least. One of the key ... Continue Reading →