November 2013 Tech Reviews

Hewlett-Packard’s z820 Workstation I have to speak up about the Hewlett-Packard z820 workstation. As a product reviewer, I need a robust machine to test things like the NVIDIA ... Continue Reading →

The Making of ‘Justin and the Knights of Valour’

Kandor Graphics’ Justin and the Knights of Valour delivers a charming adventure set in an enchanted kingdom. After a summer packed with animated movies about racing snails and ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Introduces Pay-As-You-Go Plans

Entertainment creation software giant Autodesk is now offering its customers pay-as-you-go plans for its latest Design and Creation Suites, 3ds Max, Maya and Maya LT. The new payment ... Continue Reading →

Chaos Group Offers V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Beta

Chaos Group has announced the beta program for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max – one of the most complete lighting, shading and rendering toolkit on the market. Everything an artist or full ... Continue Reading →

Shotgun Pipeline Kit Released at Siggraph

Shotgun Software today released the Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit at the SIGGRAPH event in Anaheim, CA. The kit provides studios with a set of out-of-the-box pipeline tools tailored for ... Continue Reading →


+ Faceware Technologies, purveyor of markerless 3D facial motion-capture solutions, announced a new realtime product called Faceware Live which can capture a live actor’s facial ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Debuts 2014 EC Suite

Autodesk has announced the new features of its 2014 Entertainment Creation Suite, which comprises the latest editions of award-winning 3D animation, visual effects and creative tools ... Continue Reading →

Faceware Technologies Releases Retargeter 4.0

Sherman Oaks, Calif-based Faceware Technologies has unveiled the new Retargeter 4.0, a major upgrade to its award-winning Faceware software. The new software’s key features, which ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Kicks Off ‘Gwen & Dave’ Animation Contest

Autodesk is calling on artists/aspiring travel agents to design the ultimate animated getaway for Gwen and Dave–stars of the new short from Autodesk and Hatch Studios–for ... Continue Reading →

Shotgun Introduces New Unified Toolset and Prices

Shotgun Software is offering a new new integrated package and price point for its popular production management system. The tool now encompasses production tracking, scheduling, review ... Continue Reading →