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July 2015 Tech Reviews

Premiere Pro CC 2015 Adobe Premiere has been around for quite a long time. I was putting together cuts for CG animation back in ‘92 — literally the very early beginnings of ... Continue Reading →
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June 2015 Tech Reviews

Toon Boom Harmony 12 It wasn’t so long ago that I was covering Harmony 11 from Toon Boom, when suddenly Harmony 12 is out with some spiffy new features along with enhancements to ... Continue Reading →
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VR Comes to V-Ray

Chaos Group has announced V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max — the latest version is compatible with 3ds Max 2016 and for the first time incorporates virtual-reality rendering capabilities ... Continue Reading →
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April/May 2015 Tech Reviews

Thinking Particles 6 I’m a little late to talk about Thinking Particles 6, which was released by Cebas back in October. The release is a major step up toward getting all of your ... Continue Reading →
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3D Digitization with Autodesk Memento in Beta

Software giant Autodesk has moved its digitization program Memento into the next phase, launching a worldwide free public beta. Memento is an end-to-end solution for converting any ... Continue Reading →
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March 2015 Tech Reviews

Maxon’s Cinema 4D Maxon released its substantial upgrade to R16 back in Vancouver during SIGGRAPH to much acclaim and attention. Throngs of artists surrounded the booth watching ... Continue Reading →
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February 2015 Tech Reviews

Hewlett Packard z640 Last year, I was a gushing fool about Hewlett-Packard’s monster workstation, the z820. This year they introduced the new Z-series: z440, z640, and z840. I decided ... Continue Reading →
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January 2015 Tech Reviews

Nvidia’s Quadro K5200 In the professional graphics-card game, Nvidia holds the top tier with its Quadro K6000 card, which is a pretty heavy-duty investment. But fear not: the more-accessible ... Continue Reading →
November 2014 Tech Reviews

November 2014 Tech Reviews

Imagineer Systems’ mocha Pr Mocha Pro has worked its way into the visual effects and post-production world in a big way. If you doubt me, then you can probably take it up with the ... Continue Reading →
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October 2014 Tech Reviews

Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2015 I’m not just a 3D and CG guy during the day. My degree is in fine arts with an emphasis in 2D media, which includes drawing. It’s something ... Continue Reading →