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The Foundry’s Nuke 7.0 U.K.-based vfx software tool designer The Foundry has certainly carved out a nice niche for itself in the world. After buying out Digital Domain’s internal compositing system Nuke, Foundry made it available to the public. And, with the demise of Shake at the hands of Apple, [...]
Montreal-based animation software creator Toon Boom has launched its new Storyboard Pro 3D yesterday. This new tool is billed as the only storyboarding application that combines 3D assets and vector smoothly and efficiently. Adding the ability to import 3D CGI objects lets users work artistically while streamlining their workflow. Ideal [...]
Red Giant’s Trapcode Particular Usually creating particle systems requires a 3D package with an fx geek behind the controls spinning spinners on turbulence, wind, gravity, etc. to get cool looking stuff. Trapcode Particular from Red Giant Software brought those controls into the 2D world of After Effects, and back not [...]
Cebas’ thinkingParticles 4 What makes a Houdini FX artist drool? ThinkingParticles 4. A relative latecomer in the slew of Cebas products that have arrived on the market, it has grown to be the covergirl of the German-based company. This dynamics system really showed its stuff in many of the destruction sequences [...]
Online Animation & VFX Courses There isn’t much point of having software for making pretty pictures if you don’t know how to use it. Many of us have learned a lot of what we know while on jobs and running into situations where we have to troubleshoot. I’ve been doing [...]
Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 It’s about that time of year—to look at the features of the Big Three, which are under the umbrella of the Big One. Autodesk released 2011 versions of Max, Maya, and Softimage a few months ago in Vegas. But with all the other releases, its taken [...]
We live in a world of high-capacity and low-spatial volume—a trend started by Sony when they started releasing Walkmans that were physically smaller than the cassette tapes they played. And now with data storage, not only do we need a lot of capacity (on a personal computing level soon to [...]
I have to preface this review by stating that I have a bias toward Digital-Tutors because I’m already a subscriber, and I can’t count the number of times they saved my butt—not to mention hours and perhaps days of troubleshooting. Now, Digital-Tutors has been around for a while, providing us [...]
Anime Studio is one of those 2D programs in a 3D saturated market that has been running with larger systems, and appears to be holding its own. Up to version 7, Anime Studio has some tricks up its sleeve that I haven’t really seen in a 2D animation package. Sure, [...]
A graphic designer has filed a lawsuit alleging New York-based studio Animation Collective has failed to pay her royalties owed her under contract for designing what became the lead character of the animated TV series Ellen’s Acres, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The suit seeking more [...]