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If you are dealing with digital animation or video, the need for more storage space is never-ending. Fortunately, the number of available Firewire and USB 2 drives is increasing while prices are constantly decreasing. Recently I tried a Maxtor 5000DV, a 200GB external hard drive (other options are 120 or [...]
Samsung i500 is the first color Palm OS phone that actually fits in the palm of your hand and weighs only 5.1 ounces. The i500 display might be smaller than a few other palm phones, but it supports 65,536 colors and has a bright backlight. Samsung has married the best [...]
The latest addition to the NVIDIA Quadro graphics-card family is the new QUADRO FX 3000 for high-end digital animation and professional video solutions. With relatively good graphic cards now costing under $500, should you pay almost $2300 for the new FX 3000? The answer depends upon the power you need’and [...]
RoboDemo is a handy tutorial/ demo-creation software that enables users to make tutorials for other software packages in Flash format. It basically records the steps you take in any application, while you’re using it. You choose the recording size (Application, Custom, Full Screen or Pocket PC), and start recording by [...]
Web pop-up ads have replaced telemarketers and pushy girl-scout cookie agents as one of the main annoyances of daily life. For some reason, companies don’t seem to get the message that we’re really not interested in ‘The world’s best casino online,’ even after we’ve closed that window a thousand times. [...]
ParticleIllusion is a stand-alone particle effects application that utilizes Open GL hardware acceleration to produce near or real-time renders. It has been used in big-budget studio fare such as The Italian Job and Final Destination 2. Animators who have a hard time learning 3D programs and their particle tools will [...]
Anark Studio 2 is a multimedia-authoring software with 3D interaction capabilities. Anark Studio 2′s UI consists of a preview window, a toolbox, a scene library, a storage window, a parameter inspector and a timeline. The timeline is sharply set up and easy to use, and you can grab behaviors, textures, [...]
You can customize this new IBM workstation to meet your needs, but the one I reviewed for this column had a 3.00 GHz processor, 1 Gig of Ram, a 80 GB HD, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 (128mb) graphics card, a DVD-Rom and a CD/RW drives. This workstation also comes with [...]
The new 3Com OfficeConnect wireless cable/DSL gateway and the 3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 8200 helped me get over my networking phobia. Both devices were easy to install and didn’t require any technical knowledge. I was able to connect two desktops and three mobile workstations in a matter of minutes. [...]
Clayton’s well-researched tome covers almost all the steps and details of game development from planning to lighting to texture. The author also spends the time to explain the ins and outs of gmax, a free game editor from Discreet. Future game development artists will do themselves a big favor by [...]