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This intuitive software for web animation allows you to draw directly into the computer. It also offers a revolutionary approach to handling vectors; instead of grabbing vector points, you can pull or bend a vector by clicking anywhere on an image. The UI comes with four separate rooms (screens) designed [...]
If you’re in the market for creating brave, new worlds, alien planets, or actual geographical locations rich with streams, lakes and flowers, World Construction Set 6 can be your best little helper. You can import objects and textures from your own programs and add them to this sublimely rich library [...]
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 [...]
This plug-in for 3ds max and Rhino helps animators create complex models and shapes with quality meshes and fewer faces. This new version features Level Editing and Quad Meshing. The Good News: Power Booleans 2.0 lets you choose any object you used in your operation and neatly modify it. The [...]
EZQuest’s new line of USB 2.0 hard drives are available in 40, 60, 80, 120 and even 250GB. The Cobra 250 GB USB 2.0 drive we tested delivered the superb transfer rate of 470 MB/S. Cobra 250 GB worked smoothly as our video drive when we were using Avid Xpress [...]
The Pioneer DVR-A05U is one of the most reliable DVD writers on the market right now. It is versatile and very easy to use. The DVR-A05U executes well when authoring DVD video onto DVD-R or DVD-RW media. The Good News: DVR-A05U comes with Roxio’s easy CD, Sonic’s My DVD 4.0, [...]
MindAvenue’s AXELedge V2 is an interactive web authoring software designed for 3D modeling. After going through a few tutorials, I was able to create some interactive objects without using a single line of code. But don’t let its simplicity fool you: This is a very powerful tool which zeroes in [...]
The Fire GL X1-128 is one of ATI’s latest products and boasts better performance than most other graphic cards out there. It can handle tons of textures and high poly models with ease, enabling users to view their work in realtime. It has a 128mb DDR memory, AGP 8X/4X and [...]
Avid Xpress Pro offers the same tools high-end Avid products are famous for, plus DV resolution. You can work on a low-res version of your movie in Xpress and then transfer your final edit into Avid Film Composer or other Avid editing/compositing products. The Good News: The system works on [...]
The super speedy xw4100 workstation that I tested came with a 3.0GHz/800 Pentium 4 processor, an 80GB harddrive, six USB ports (two front ones), three firewire ports, one DVD+R/+RW, an NVIDIA Quadro 4200 NVS 64mb graphics card, one Gig of RAM and Windows XP Pro OS. Now all of that [...]