News & Features

Substance Designer 5.3: Texture, Render!

Oct 04, 2015 at 01:12 pm by -gToon

Allegorithmic made a lot of noise at SIGGRAPH when they brought NVIDIA's Iray renderer into Substance Painter, now they are doing the same for Substance Designer. With SD 5.3.... Read More

HP Updates the World's No. 1 Entry-Level Workstation

Oct 03, 2015 at 02:11 pm by -gToon

HP has announced the HP Z240 Tower and Z240 SFF Workstations, raising the bar for entry-level workstations, while providing the reliability of a workstation at the price point.... Read More
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SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 to shine world spotlight on Japan

Oct 03, 2015 at 09:10 am by -gToon

[from the Siggraph Asia press release] KOBE, Japan, 2 October 2015 - Come 2 to 5 November 2015, the international computer graphics and interactive techniques community will c.... Read More

Mocap with a Cause: Amnesty International Uses VFX to Prove a Point

Oct 02, 2015 at 02:00 pm by -gToon

In a colorful Brazilian favela, young people go about their day-to-day lives. They play soccer, skateboard and listen to music on the subway just like any normal young person.... Read More

Microsoft Announces Project Spark is Now Free.

Oct 01, 2015 at 08:15 pm by -gToon

Microsoft announces that on October 5, their movie and game-making tool, Project Spark, will be free Microsoft's Project Spark was launched in 2014 for the Xbox 1 and for th.... Read More

Free Open Source Software You Should Know

Sep 28, 2015 at 06:36 am by nickcharles

Recognize these logos? These logos are, in part, indicators that the open source software movement is still alive and well. For artists everywhere, this is great news as ther.... Read More

Trailer for Chinese Animated Feature "Little Door Gods"

Sep 26, 2015 at 07:22 am by -gToon

China's animated feature film market is heating up. This summers huge hit, Monkey King: Hero is Back (a wonderful film), which grossed over $150 million dollars in China, is o.... Read More

Adobe Introduces Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14 for the Mac

Sep 25, 2015 at 12:51 am by -gToon

Adobe Announces New Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14 for the Mac Adobe, has released new versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements for the Macintosh o.... Read More

Art of Renderosity - Fractal Art

Sep 24, 2015 at 04:26 pm by -gToon

Fractal art (especially in the western world) is not drawn or painted by hand. It is usually created indirectly with the assistance of fractal-generating software, iterating.... Read More

NVIDIA Announces "New Breed of Gaming Laptop" GPU: The GeForce GTX 980

Sep 24, 2015 at 01:57 pm by -gToon

NVIDIA, a leader in Graphics technology, has announced the release of a new graphics card for notebooks: The GeForce GTX 980. It's a card NIVIDA says is "built for enthusiasts.... Read More

The Cartoon Network has announced a competition aimed at kids 6-12

Sep 23, 2015 at 03:41 pm by -gToon

The Cartoon Network has announced a competition aimed at kids 6-12. In conjunction with their Imagination Studios, the Cartoon Network is looking for entries in three categori.... Read More

The Blender Institute has released Seventh Open Movie project

Sep 23, 2015 at 05:37 am by -gToon

The Blender Institute has released its seventh Open Movie project, Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle. It's a 10-minute short 3D film created entirely using Blender and other Open.... Read More

Desktop Publishing with Adobe's InDesign CC

Sep 23, 2015 at 05:13 am by Warlord720

InDesign is arguably one of the most powerful applications in the Creative Cloud and that is saying something when you consider some of its sister applications. If you have ne.... Read More

PES releases new commercial ad for Honda, "Paper"

Sep 22, 2015 at 07:25 am by -gToon

PES, the brilliant Oscar-nominated stop-motion artist, has just released a remarkable ad created for Honda motors. "Paper" was created entirely of hand-made paper items and wa.... Read More

Juice Creates Interstellar Effects for Cult Viral Promo "Ares: Our Greatest Adventure

Sep 22, 2015 at 03:30 am by -gToon

Juice Creates Interstellar Effects for Cult Viral Promo "Ares: Our Greatest Adventure" The Martian, Ridley Scott's upcoming movie about an astronaut stranded on the Red Plan.... Read More

Interview: FX Artist Jon Finger On Using Xsens Motion Capture Technology

Sep 17, 2015 at 05:06 pm by -gToon

Interview: FX Artist Jon Finger On Using Xsens Motion Capture Technology Why don't we start with how you got involved with using Xsens and why you chose their motion-capture.... Read More

Red Giant Partners with Automatic Duck

Sep 17, 2015 at 10:59 am by -gToon

Red Giant Partners with Automatic Duck to Make Project Transfer Between Host Apps and Locations a Dream. Automatic Duck Ximport AE. From Final Cut Pro X to After Effects. Auto.... Read More

Animation ABC, A New Training Website for Beginning Animators

Sep 17, 2015 at 09:44 am by -gToon

Animation ABC, a New Training Website for Beginners Animation ABC is a new online site which offers training for beginning animators. The site states that they will teach you.... Read More

Lightwave 2015 Upgrade Offer

Sep 17, 2015 at 04:13 am by -gToon

Lightwave 2015 Upgrade Offer Ready to move to LightWave 2015 and take advantage of the many new features and enhancements it offers? Make the move now from LightWave 11.6 or e.... Read More

E-on Software Acquired by Bently Systems

Sep 15, 2015 at 04:27 am by -gToon

Bently Systems Acquires E-on Software E-on software, makers of digital nature solutions like Vue, LumenRT and Plant Factory, has been acquired byBently Systems, a "the glob.... Read More

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