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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 →
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January 2017 Tech Review

Thinkbox’s Deadline 8.0 deadline.thinkboxsoftware.com I’m a fan of Deadline. I don’t think that’s a secret. I use it for my own studio, TeaspoonVFX. I promote it at the studios ... Continue Reading →
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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 →