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M.D. McCallum

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Commercial Artist, 3D Animator and Character Creator, Published Author, Project Manager and Legend in his own Mind.


User Since

Mar 08, 2018

Warlord720

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
DAZ to Character Creator 3

First Look: DAZ to Character Creator 3

Sep 21, 2018 at 01:52 pm by Warlord720

Reallusion is nearing release of Character Creator 3 and new details of character import and pipeline features have some hefty possibilities for content creators of Daz 3D cha.... Read More
Software sucks

How your attitude influences how you deal with software

Sep 20, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

DISCLAIMER: I am not a mental health professional or a doctor nor have I portrayed one on TV. END DISCLAIMER. Attitude effects a lot of things in life from how we get along.... Read More

AI and the Future of Automobile Ownership

Sep 13, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

It’s very difficult for me to imagine beginning my life as a young adult without my 1969 Chevy Camaro. It had a 350 and a four-speed Hurst on the floor. I was in love wi.... Read More

Web Hosting for the Freelancer/Artist

Sep 05, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

Like a lot of digital artists, I have been, and to some degree still am, a webmaster as I maintain my own site with Adobe Portfolio.  For years, I have also hosted custo.... Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing, Part 7: Taking Direction

Aug 30, 2018 at 02:00 pm by Warlord720

Taking Direction I’ve covered this topic before. Its importance cannot be overstated. It bears going over once again as following direction can be the difference i.... Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing - Part 6

Aug 23, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

Everyone’s a critic. We’ve all heard that before. Old sayings persist in some measure of truth. It’s why they endure over the ages. Even a critic has criti.... Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing - Part 5

Aug 16, 2018 at 08:00 am by Warlord720

Can you take professional criticism? A Skype conversation goes from normal to eerily quiet in a manner of seconds. The person on the other end is coming to terms wi.... Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing - Part 4

Aug 08, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

Does taking orders from everyone at your employer bother you? This is a rather simple concept that is commonly overlooked by novice freelancers. It is also a difficult conc.... Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing - Part 3

Aug 01, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

Are you inclined to say no or to say yes when assigned tasks are changed or other assignments are given to you on top of your already busy schedule? It is going to happen e.... Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing, Part 2

Jul 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Warlord720

Are you the “go to” freelancer? If you are fortunate enough to already have repeat contract business, then you are doing something right but are you the “go.... 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

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Freelancing, Part 1

Jul 19, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Since retiring from full-time employment as a freelancer I have devoted some of my time to mentoring other digital artists in the creative arena. My main goal is to help them.... Read More

AI and the Future of Employment and Universal Basic Income

Jul 12, 2018 at 09:00 am by Warlord720

For as long as I can remember, particularly being a science fiction fan, automation would one day lead to a major loss of jobs as we know them today. The prevailing themes be.... Read More

How the power of the pug is distracting you

Jul 05, 2018 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

About 25 years ago the thought that a Pug—yes… the love them or hate them dog breed—has most likely cost your company thousands if not millions of doll.... Read More

Are you the Visionary or the Workhorse?

Jun 27, 2018 at 10:53 am by Warlord720

In my freelance career, I was blessed to work with all sorts of people who had varied work habits as any group would have. There were hard drivers, self-motivators, laid.... Read More

Home Based Animation is better than you'd think

Jun 21, 2018 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Let’s get right to the point. This segment -- home-based animation -- is a difficult to label group. Some are professionals taking a break from the tight control of scr.... Read More

Pac-Man, Space Janitors and softporn adventures in the early days of gaming

Jun 13, 2018 at 10:30 am by Warlord720

Roger Wilco was certainly an unlikely hero. Before Leisure Suit Larry, Roger was out there, and I mean way out there, in space, mopping, cleaning and otherwise fulfilling his.... Read More