August-September 2015 Tech Reviews

Substance Designer 5 Substance Painter by Allegorithmic is a favorite tool in my current toolbox. It allows quick and effective texture development and prototyping with very little ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH: OptiTrack Powers VR Village Mural

SIGGRAPH 2015, going on at the LA Convention Center August 9-13, will feature a dedicated space for the latest in virtual and augmented reality experiences — VR Village, in Hall ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH: Pixar Presents RenderMan Art & Science Fair

Pixar will present unprecedented insights into the development of RenderMan’s advanced RIS technology at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles this month, and to drive home the point the studio ... Continue Reading →

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D 17

MAXON has announced Cinema 4D Release 17, scheduled to ship in September for Mac OS X and Windows systems. This milestone release of the company’s cornerstone 3D animation, graphics, ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →