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 →

Softimage CAT 3.0

As a digital artist and frequent animator, I’m always keeping my eyes open for tools to make my job easier. CAT (Character Animation Tools) 3.0 is one of those that I’m ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk 3ds Max 2009

I’m not sure when Autodesk is ever going to pull the trigger and just marry Maya and Max together; probably because the marriage is going to end up in death and violence like ... Continue Reading →

Alienware Area-51 m9750 Notebook

I have to begin this review with a little confession: I already own an Alienware laptop computer, and it has treated me with the utmost love from the first day it came into my life. ... Continue Reading →

Eyeon’s Rotation and Vision

I’ve been a Digital Fusion user for the past decade and have seen the evolution of the software to its current form. (The Toronto-based company unveiled the Fusion 5.2 at the ... Continue Reading →

NVIDIA Helps Bring Short to Life

We meet the two slacker stars of animator/director Tim Heath’s short film Plush Life as they drive to work one morning. Lundo is furry and looks a little like a Muppet. Flint ... Continue Reading →

Maxon BodyPaint 3D V.10

BodyPaint comes to us from the developers of Cinema4D, and it’s now in its third generation. Obviously, with new generations comes more maturity and stability ‘ and new ... Continue Reading →

Massive 3.0: A Real Crowd-Pleaser

The rat pack in Ratatouille, the armies of thousands in 300, the herds of animals in Evan Almighty, and before that, in 20 other feature films, all animated with Massive, might lead ... Continue Reading →