Orbaz’s Particle Flow Tools Box#2

Particle Flow, for those outside of the loop, is the quite powerful particle system within 3ds Max. It’s not quite Houdini, but it does have some remarkable tricks’including ... Continue Reading →

Luxology’s modo 401

Luxology is seriously out of control! I’m going to recommend that you go visit their website to check out all the colorful candy they have to offer in the Easter basket they are ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Toxik

For the purposes of this review, I sat down with an artist who has been using Toxik in production so that I could see how the software dealt with real day-to-day challenges. Autodesk ... Continue Reading →

Wacom’s Intuos4

I know I’ve said this many times before, but seriously, folks: I love my Wacom. For what I do in the visual effects world, I get to rely on my Wacom tablet a lot. My productivity ... Continue Reading →

3DAliens glu3D

Fluids are difficult! Just ask anyone’scientists, physics students, crabbers in the Bering Sea will all agree. In 3D animation and visual effects, the goal is to make them not ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Maya 2009

This past year was a very busy period for Autodesk, which has added a few new jewels to its crown while keeping on top of its own current slate for products. One of the company’s ... Continue Reading →

MotionBuilder 2009

MotionBuilder 2009 is a new version of an Autodesk 3D tool which focuses exclusively on animation and all things animated. It is often used to edit data in motion-capture pipelines ... Continue Reading →

SoftimagelXSI 7

Softimage’s latest release of XSI is leaps and bounds beyond the previous one’which is saying a lot since XSI was already an extremely powerful piece of software to begin ... Continue Reading →

Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 (CS4)

You can’t really discuss any one component from Adobe without discussing the entire suite and how the programs work together. However, we can only fit so much info into such a ... Continue Reading →

Luxology’s modo 302

Sometimes I get the feeling that I’m constantly writing reviews of modo. But that’s because the talented team at Luxology keeps coming up with new versions of their popular ... Continue Reading →