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Getting Ready for Virtual Siggraph 2020

Aug 13, 2020 at 03:35 pm by -gToon

The oldest and largest computer graphics convention is taking place online this year. This is a radical change for Siggraph made necessary by the awful coronavirus pandemic. F.... Read More
Being More Productive Working at Home

How to Be More Productive Working at Home

Aug 12, 2020 at 11:19 am by Warlord720

By now we're all feeling a bit of COVID fatigue. The more social of us are certainly feeling the walls closing in when we don't leave our homes for work. Some people know they.... Read More
Thanatos And Eros as Forces of Creative Energy

Thanatos And Eros as Forces of Creative Energy

Aug 10, 2020 at 10:03 am by Barbara Din

We've all read and talked endlessly about inspiration. Take a walk, read a book, listen to music, all nice pieces of advice that seem a little obvious, sometimes. I'm not sayi.... Read More

Six HUGE Features Coming to Blender 2.9

Aug 09, 2020 at 01:03 pm by -gToon

Blender 2.9 is due to release around the 26th of this month. I've been testing the alpha release of 2.9 for some time now, so here is my rundown of the hottest new features.&n.... Read More

The Maxon 3D & Motion Design Show Next Wednesday Aug 12th!

Aug 08, 2020 at 11:45 am by -gToon

  Join us for our next online event for The Maxon 3D and Motion Design.... Read More

Chaos Group releases V-Ray 5 for Maya

Aug 06, 2020 at 01:56 pm by Press Release

Chaos Group released V-Ray 5 for Maya, a major new version of its Academy-Award winning production renderer. For more than a decade V-Ray has been used by the world’s le.... Read More

New AMD Radeon™ Pro 5000 Series GPUs Bring Strong Performance to Updated 27-inch iMac

Aug 06, 2020 at 10:00 am by Press Release

ANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced availability of new AMD Radeon™ Pro 5000 series GPUs for the updated 27.... Read More
Epic Games

Epic Games announces $1.78B funding round

Aug 06, 2020 at 08:00 am by Press Release

Epic Games announced on Aug. 6 a $1.78 billion round of funding consisting of primary capital and secondary purchases from employee equity holders. Epic's.... Read More

Making The Hulk in CC3

Aug 06, 2020 at 07:00 am by Warlord720

After getting some time under my belt with Character Creator 3.3, Headshot 1.1. and the Premium SkinGen Plugin I decided to create a character using the new Human Anatomy char.... Read More
Reallusion's Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen

Reallusion releases Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen

Aug 04, 2020 at 10:30 am by Press Release

Reallusion is devoted to the digital human design pipeline and now adds another link in the chain of tools to design the ultimate digital human, the company said in a press re.... Read More

V-Ray 5 gives great renders and is getting better

Jul 30, 2020 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

I have always had an "almost there" relationship with V-Ray over the years. When I was fulltime freelancing my main contracts were to 3DS Max shops, so V-Ray was always in the.... Read More

Restream: Maxon's 3D Motion & Design Show Siggraph 2020

Jul 30, 2020 at 07:30 am by -gToon

 Maxon’s 3D & Motion Design Show (formerly C4DLive) featuring the world’s top motion graphics and VFX artists showcasing 3D techniques and re.... Read More

Paint Across UV Tiles (UDIMs) in Substance Painter

Jul 28, 2020 at 12:58 pm by Press Release

A new workflow for VFX artists and optimizations for everyone! This is it. The moment you have been waiting for. Today, Substance Painter reaches new he.... Read More
Portrait Pro Studio Max Review

Review: Portrait Pro Studio Max is amazing

Jul 24, 2020 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

A few days ago, I stumbled upon this piece of software that sparked my interest, so I decided to give it a try and review it. A quick spoiler: it is amazing! PortraitPro clai.... Read More

Unity 2020.1 is now available

Jul 23, 2020 at 12:22 pm by -gToon

Our first TECH stream release of the year is available as of today. Unity 2020.1 includes a wide range of features and improvements that make Unity workflows even more intuiti.... Read More

Quick Look at Reallusions SkinGen Plugin for CC3

Jul 23, 2020 at 11:16 am by Warlord720

I hate to say it, but I might as well. This new plug-in from Reallusion has me excited as a teenager at a Beatles concert in the '60s. OK ... at my age I can't really get that.... Read More
Improve Your Image Composition

2 Easy Ways to Improve Your Image Composition

Jul 23, 2020 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

A long time ago, in a place not that far away a wise person took me aside and asked if I would like to make compelling image renders instead of "show off" renders. A "show-off.... Read More
Unity

Unity releases first TECH stream release of the year

Jul 23, 2020 at 09:30 am by Press Release

Unity's TECH stream release of the year is now available. Unity 2020.1 includes a wide range of features and improvements that make Unity workflows even more intuitive an.... Read More

David McGavran Keynote at the Maxon 3D & Motion Design Show

Jul 22, 2020 at 01:25 pm by -gToon

Maxon CEO David McGavran delivers the opening keynote address for the ongoing Maxon 3D & Motion Design show. He's got some interesting news for future Cinema 4D developmen.... Read More

Amazon Releases Lumberyard Version 1.25 of their Game Engine

Jul 21, 2020 at 01:25 pm by Press Release

Let's kick off the start of summer with the release of Lumberyard 1.25! It may not be sparkling white beaches and the gentle murmur of palm trees swaying in a soft coastal bre.... Read More

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