Reviews

Character Creator 3

Character Creator 3 and converting character to 'Game Base'

Nov 12, 2018 at 01:27 pm by Warlord720

When you open Character Creator 3 Pipeline there is a large button on the right-side Attribute menu that says, “Convert to Game Base.” This simple button is a bit.... Read More
Godot Engine

Review: Godot is a good light-weight game engine with 'pretty amazing renderer'

Nov 08, 2018 at 11:00 am by nemirc

Godot is a free and open source engine that you can download to make your own games. The engine is made and maintained by a group of developers from around the world. However,.... Read More
Character Creator 3

Character Creator 3 adds realism with Iray integration

Nov 01, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Warlord720

As animators and illustrators, we are always interested in a better render. In this day of faster computers and GPU assisted everything, we are used to faster renders. U.... Read More
Character Creator 3

Character Creator 3 adds ZBrush Integration with GoZ

Oct 25, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

GoZ… that magical word that most ZBrushers love to see on a menu choice. For those that aren’t in the loop… it’s a direct link from Character Creato.... Read More
Character Creator 3

InstaLOD Integration - Part 2: Game Character LODs

Oct 22, 2018 at 09:56 am by Warlord720

In the last installment, we talked about the poly reduction feature of InstaLOD in Character Creator 3. Now we are going to delve into another extremely unsexy and downright b.... Read More
InstaLOD

Character Creator 3: InstaLOD is the 'Holy Grail' for modelers

Oct 10, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

InstaLOD… I’m in love. Where have you been all my 3D life??? I am smitten with this new feature Reallusion has added to its new, standalone, third version of Cha.... Read More
Character Creator 3

Bringing DAZ & other 3rd-party assets Into Character Creator 3

Oct 04, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

There are so many new features in Reallusion’s standalone, Character Creator 3 Pipeline, that I will be devoting some entire articles to specific features such as the ne.... Read More
Character Creator 3

Reallusion releases Character Creator 3

Sep 26, 2018 at 05:54 pm by Warlord720

When the folks at Reallusion released their Character Creator awhile back it was noted to be a very powerful morph slider style custom character creator with a simple interfac.... Read More

Top Free Mandala Making Android Apps

Aug 14, 2018 at 11:00 am by Barbara Din

In one of my Art Candy articles, I showed you some nice digital mandalas being born. This time, I bring you some good options for you to start playing with digital mandalas.... Read More

Review: Outdoor Theater on a Budget

Jul 20, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Recently an opportunity arose to review an outdoor home theater projector. At first, I was reluctant to do a review thinking the cost of the projector alone would be a budget.... Read More

Game development tools: What you need to know about Sculptris by ZBrush

Jul 11, 2018 at 10:30 am by nemirc

Sculptris is a free sculpting tool from Pixologic, the creators of ZBrush, and it allows you to easily add details to your 3d models. Those details can be then used as normal.... Read More

Revisiting Cinema 4D Via Release 19

Jun 28, 2018 at 12:12 am by nickcharles

As it had been some time since I had tried Cinema 4D, I was curious to see how much had changed, especially since the last version I used was release 11.5. Cinema 4D's ease of.... Read More
Rebelle 3 Review

Review: Rebelle 3 feels like a real studio in your digital hands

Jun 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

Last year, I reviewed Rebelle 2 and I loved it. It's a great piece of software focused on wet media with a nice and intuitive UI. This year, Escape Motions release.... Read More

Affinity Spotlight Shines

Jun 19, 2018 at 12:19 am by nickcharles

Serif, the company behind the Affinity apps: Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, go to great lengths to ensure their users get the most out of their software. So much so, th.... Read More

Packed with Tools, Red Giant's Universe 2.2 is a Must Have

May 21, 2018 at 03:09 pm by nickcharles

If your work is in video editing or motion graphics, the latest Red Giant Universe 2.2 will blow you away. Seriously, packed with 76 gpu-accelerated tools, including 11 new tr.... Read More

Book Review: Creating Stylized Characters

May 12, 2018 at 01:46 am by nickcharles

Delve into the vibrant, exciting world of character design with Creating Stylized Characters! Join professional illustrators, animators, and comic artists as they demonstrate.... Read More

2D game creation with Unity’s 2D Game Kit

May 01, 2018 at 10:00 am by nemirc

During the past years, we’ve seen Unity being greatly improved in different areas: a new tool to create cinematics, a post-processing stack, better rendering engine, imp.... Read More

Review of Dabble, Online Novel Writing Software

Apr 30, 2018 at 10:00 am by mhaase75

With April's Camp NaNoWriMo coming to a close, I'm happy to say that I'm a "winner," meaning that I finished my writing goal of 70,000 words in a month. I enjoy the rush of th.... Read More
DesignCap free online poster maker Review

DesignCap | Free Online Poster Maker Review

Apr 13, 2018 at 04:00 pm by Barbara Din

DesignCap is a website app that lets you create custom posters and flyers quickly. They claim on the front page: "DesignCap helps you turn creativity into stunning posters and.... Read More

Autodesk SketchBook for Android Review

Mar 28, 2018 at 10:30 am by Barbara Din

Last November I did a review for the desktop version of Autodesk SketchBook and was thrilled about it. This time I will do the Android version. So What's New? The first thin.... Read More