Reviews

Maya LT 2020 Review

Maya LT 2020 is 'one of the best 3D modeling and animation packages out there'

Feb 11, 2020 at 10:00 am by nemirc

Last December, Autodesk released Maya LT 2020, and, as always, I am curious to see what's new and what has improved from the previous version. A while ago, my main focus was.... Read More
Unreal Engine tool LiveLink

Is LiveLink\Unreal Worth the Time to Learn?

Feb 06, 2020 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

It wasn't that long ago that Reallusion released its Unreal Engine tool LiveLink to indie devs for free and since that time I keep getting the question of how hard it is to us.... Read More
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Review of KeyShot 9

Review: KeyShot 9 is an amazing rendering application

Jan 29, 2020 at 11:00 am by nemirc

KeyShot 9 is a real time ray-tracing rendering software developed by Luxion. KeyShot uses a physically correct render engine to accurately replicate the materials from the re.... Read More
Super-wide format monitor

Digital Nirvana in Super Wide Format

Jan 29, 2020 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Last week I wrote about my search for a new monitor. Specifically, a large, super-wide format, digital beast that could replace two aging monitors.  I also wrote about my.... Read More
The Exigency

Movie Review: The Exigency is weirdly watchable

Jan 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm by nemirc

Almost one year ago, I wrote about The Exigency, an animated feature-length movie made in Poser. The movie was released on New Year's Eve, and I recently had the chance to wat.... Read More

Review: Using KAPWING (KA-PWING) Online Tools was 'a pleasant experience'

Jan 02, 2020 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

As some of you know I'm an avid desktop user when it comes to digital art. I don't mind using a tablet or other device when it's called for, but I want my tower power to do my.... Read More
Redragon S-101 Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

Reviewing the REDRAGON S101-3 Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

Dec 26, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

I can admit it now that the Puget system is gone. I straight up used a cheap, shipped with a PC, HP keyboard, and mouse that was just short of not being input device.... Read More
Maxon Cinema 4D Release 21

Review: Maxon's Cinema 4D Release 21

Dec 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm by nemirc

Cinema 4D R21, the 3D modeling, animation and 3D painting software from Maxon, was released recently, featuring some interesting changes, and also a change in the software lic.... Read More
ZBrush 2020

Is ZBrush 2020 Making Substance Painter Obsolete?

Dec 19, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

ZBrush 2020 brings us a lot of fantastic functional tools least of which is the vast improvement to that little Morph UV button hiding under the UV Map menu. What was once a h.... Read More
Puget Systems Workstation

Pass the tissues: Returning the Puget System Workstation

Dec 12, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

For some reason, I feel like I'm writing an obituary instead of a follow-up review for the Puget workstation. The computer itself has been flawless and that is the problem. I.... Read More

Review: AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Professional Graphics Card

Dec 06, 2019 at 01:07 pm by -gToon

Over the last decade, the market for home PC’s has seen a sharp decline. The primary reason for this is a massive smartphone and portable device market surge. However,.... Read More

Materialize: a free texture creation tool

Dec 04, 2019 at 10:00 am by nemirc

Materialize is a free and easy to use (yet, very good) tool to create texture channels from a single image. The basic idea is this: you import your diffuse map (also known as.... Read More

Book Review - Stop Motion Filmmaking: The Complete Guide to Fabrication and Animation

Nov 29, 2019 at 09:10 pm by nickcharles

If you've ever considered delving into stop motion filmmaking, or even if you just have a fascination for the craft, you would be hard-pressed to find a more complete and deta.... Read More
Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Versus the Puget Workstation

Nov 27, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

This isn't going to be your usual review about gameplay but rather about installing Red Dead Redemption 2 PC (RDR2) on a pc and how it handles it. The gaming news is full of R.... Read More
InstaLOD Studio XL

What about InstaLOD Studio XL, the Heavy Duty Poly Cruncher?

Nov 22, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

A few weeks ago, I was given an opportunity to add InstaLOD Studio XL to my 3D creation pipeline. This is the big brother, standalone version of InstaLOD t.... Read More

Free digital painting on the web: Pixlr Photo Editor

Nov 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm by nemirc

Pixlr Editor is another free tool from Pixlr. While Pixlr X was a simpler, easier to use online photo editing tool, Pixlr Editor is a fully featured online photo editor that i.... Read More

AI Driven Headshot - New Character Creator Plugin

Nov 21, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Ah… nothing like this time of year and I don't mean the holidays. However, it is an early Christmas for a lot of digital artists out there as our creative products get.... Read More

Free Online Photo Editing with Pixlr X

Nov 14, 2019 at 02:00 pm by nemirc

You have surely noticed we now live in a time when technology has allowed web apps to evolve a lot, and let you do a lot of things you were unable to do only a few years ago..... Read More
Puget Systems Workstation

Puget Systems Workstation - The First Two Weeks go better than expected

Nov 14, 2019 at 10:41 am by Warlord720

For the past two weeks or so I have been using the Puget system for everyday work from character creation to clothing creation and then checking that work in VR. It has been a.... Read More

Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 in Review

Nov 10, 2019 at 10:15 pm by nickcharles

It's wonderful to have a decent drawing tablet for art and creative work. It's even better to have a large enough surface on which to work and get in finer details, drawing di.... Read More

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