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We all know that animating 3D characters is a time-consuming and sophisticated task. For Discreet’s 3ds max users (before version 5 and 6) the only tools for character animation were Bones and Character Studio plug-ins. The situation improved when max added several smart character animation tools in its latest versions, [...]
Although there are presumably more instructional books written about Photoshop than all other graphic software together, artists and photographers continue to look for the ultimate, comprehensive tome on this omnipresent tool. Total Training’s instructional video and DVD (and a Project Files CD) series on Adobe Photoshop CS could very well [...]
For many years Kaydara’s FilmBox was the animation industry standard program for editing, cleaning up and modifying motion capture and computer character animation data. When developers of 3D packages added features similar to FilmBox to their programs, some began to question the future of the utilitarian software. But then Kaydara [...]
We tested the latest mobile workstation from IBM, the ThinkPad R50, which comes with a speedy Intel M 1700 MHZ processor and one GB of RAM. What’s striking about the ThinkPad is its graphic card, ATI Mobility Fire GL T2. Not only does the card have 128 MB of RAM, [...]
If you’ve been looking for an affordable hard-drive-based MP3 player that can compete with Apple’s i-POD, then Creative’s NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX is the answer to your prayers. The 30gb Jukebox Zen MX can hold up to 8,000 WMA or MP3 songs. That means you can certainly carry your voice-overs, [...]
We all know that learning a 3D application on your own can be as tough as Sam and Frodo’s journey to Mount Doom: You play with the program for a few months, but then you hit a brick wall and can’t get passed the initial few steps. To get to [...]
321 Studios has a good reputation among digital video connoisseurs for its practical DVD back-up and archiving tools. Trying DVD X Copy Platinum convinced me that this latest 321 Studios product is actually their very best effort to date. DVD disks may last longer than videotapes, but they are also [...]
Many beginning 3D animators assume that rendering is the easiest step in the process, but, in reality, it is one of the most difficult parts of the job. 3D artists should have a good knowledge of lighting techniques and keen eyes to observe the world around them in order to [...]
Here’s one of the first major upgrades of the year that is bound to make artists happy. Yes, I’m ecstatic about Photoshop CS’ new version, and here are a few reasons why: I needed to work with a 24′x10′ sketch of a showroom. Without Photoshop CS I had to scan [...]
The team at e-on software who gave us Vue d’Esprit 4 (Seal of Excellence) have improved on the existing software and come up with Vue 4 Professional. To refresh your memory, Vue 4 is a 3D natural scenery creation software, that is unbelievably easy to learn. Thanks to the Kick-Start [...]