Wacom Intuos4 Wireless

My favorite tablet has just gotten better. You might ask, ‘How can the Intuos4 get any better? I mean, its sleek and black. Ambidexterous. Customizable buttons and a wheel. A ... Continue Reading →

Unwrella

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I really hate setting up UVs. I’d rather have bamboo shoved under my fingernails and undergo Chinese Water Torture. There ... Continue Reading →

Craft Director Studio

Years ago, I took a look at Craft Animations’ rigs when it was exclusive to 3ds Max, and found it to be indispensable not only for pipelines with vehicles, but also for camera ... Continue Reading →

Pixologic’s ZBrush 3.5

I have to admit that I only became familiar with ZBrush last year despite its excellent initial reputation as a hobbyist’s tool. The well-designed 3.5 version was introduced around ... Continue Reading →

ZBrush Digital Sculpting Human Anatomy By Scott Spencer (Sybex Books, 416 pages)

To celebrate the arrival of my newly found friend, ZBrush 3.5, I picked up the new book: ZBrush Digital Sculpting Human Anatomy by the ZBrush Guy, Scott Spencer. Spencer, who also ... Continue Reading →

StudioGPU’s MachStudio Pro

As many have pointed out in recent months, expectations for speed in the 3D community have reached a breaking point. However, some companies are stepping up and pushing the envelope ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Maya 2010

Back around SIGGRAPH this year, which in CG time is a LONG time ago, Autodesk released Maya 2010 with a plethora of other Autodesk acquisitions. Within that release were some internal ... Continue Reading →

Unity 3D’s Unity iPhone

You know the iPhone app. phenom has reached its tipping point when even the Louvre Museum has jumped on the bandwagon. Meanwhile, I think the number of iPhone users has reach a gazillion ... Continue Reading →

Planetside’s Terragen 2

The last time I used Terragen was around a million years ago to create a matte painting background to be the stand in for Oahu. I recently discovered that the Planetside software has ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk’s 3ds Max 2010

A few months ago, Autodesk released Max 2010 with a brand new coat of paint to enter the Vista age, as well as some new features that fortunately have some chops. The first noticeable ... Continue Reading →