Creating a Battlefield Scene with iClone 8 and Midjourney

Aug 15, 2022 at 10:45 am by Warlord720

One of the simplest forms of using Midjourney in a cinematic scene is as a background plane. I’m not getting into mattes and plates as they are different things in diffe.... Read More

Can AI Generated Images Be Copyrighted in the US?

Aug 09, 2022 at 09:00 am by Warlord720

With all the excitement around Artificial Intelligence image generators Midjourney and Dall E 2 come the inevitable questions of copyright. Who owns it?  Midjourney grant.... Read More

A Reluctant Upgrade to Windows 11

Aug 02, 2022 at 09:43 am by Warlord720

The time had come to throw caution to the wind and upgrade to Windows 11. After all, it seemed they had ironed out a lot of the problems that kept me from upgrading in the fir.... Read More

Midjourney AI Imagery: Getting Started

Jul 25, 2022 at 03:30 pm by Warlord720

With AI-powered image creation tool Midjourney going into open beta there is now an opportunity for everyone to give it a try. In the past few weeks, we’ve been seeing s.... Read More

Will Digital Art Skills Become Obsolete

Jul 11, 2022 at 02:23 pm by Warlord720

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is both wonderful and scary at the same time. While it holds the potential for being one of the most important breakthroughs in history… ev.... Read More

Beware of that Used 3080

Jul 08, 2022 at 02:51 pm by Warlord720

With the drop in cryptocurrency prices recently there might be an opportunity to purchase a much-needed video card like a nice 3080 at a reduced price. Hold on though, if thos.... Read More

iClone 8 Versus 7 - Is it worth it?

Jul 05, 2022 at 03:45 pm by Warlord720

Reallusion’s iClone 8 has been out long enough now for some talented users to get their hands on it and it will only be a matter of time until we see some jewels coming.... Read More

Creating Armor with Cloth Thickness in Marvelous Designer

Jun 24, 2022 at 10:30 am by Warlord720

Marvelous Designer has been around long enough to have matured into a valuable clothing tool many versions ago and gets even better with each version. While it looks to be an.... Read More

iClone 8 Motion Director - The Swiss Army Knife of Animation

Jun 10, 2022 at 08:45 am by Warlord720

iClone 8 Motion Director is a tool I never saw coming. When introduced to it I was stunned by both its power and its simplicity in design and use. Motion Director (MD) as a to.... Read More

iClone 8 - So Much - Where to Start

May 11, 2022 at 11:52 pm by Warlord720

IClone 8 has so many improvements and additions that it is hard to find a place to start.  As a longtime user (since version 1) I am accustomed to and somewhat spoiled by.... Read More

New to Animation? Temper Your Expectations

May 11, 2022 at 07:00 am by Warlord720

From full 3D production applications like Blender to animation-specific tools like iClone, more casual computer users are becoming animators and/or modelers.  These tools.... Read More

Vegas 19 Review Follow Up

Apr 29, 2022 at 03:10 pm by Warlord720

For several months now I have been testing Vegas 19 and it has become my go-to video editor. Not only that but I’m just as likely to use Vegas Effects as I am After Effe.... Read More

Prioritize Wi-Fi or Ethernet When Using Both

Apr 22, 2022 at 07:00 am by Warlord720

Recently I started using Starlink as my ISP as I live in the middle of nowhere and was confined to 15 Mbps service from a local phone cooperative. It was a great DSL service w.... Read More

Starlink Nirvana in the Middle of Nowhere

Apr 13, 2022 at 04:30 am by Warlord720

Some people go to great lengths to reach Nirvana including personal discovery, self-reflection, and philosophic exploration. For myself, being a simple old country boy, I got.... Read More

3D on a Budget - AMD W6400

Apr 02, 2022 at 09:30 am by Warlord720

About a month or so ago I got the opportunity to test one of the AMD 6000 series Radeon cards. To be honest, the one I tested (W6400) is the type of card that most of us would.... Read More

How Hard can it be to give away $500,000 in Technology?

Apr 01, 2022 at 07:00 am by Warlord720

One day about twenty years ago I got a call from the local school district Superintendent’s office wanting me to stop by when I could. It has been a few decades since I.... Read More

Easy Glass in iClone 7

Mar 23, 2022 at 02:44 pm by Warlord720

Glass, particularly bottles and tableware can be a bit perplexing for beginners. The first inclination is to just lower the opacity but this in itself only allows us to look t.... Read More

Easy iClone to Omniverse Projects

Mar 17, 2022 at 05:15 am by Warlord720

With more iClone users getting access to RTX video cards there are more questions about how to get a quick start in the Omniverse/iClone pipeline. As I stated in previous arti.... Read More

Kitbashing Creatures in ZBrush

Mar 06, 2022 at 06:15 am by Warlord720

Way back in 2020… you know… the year everyone’s life changed… I wrote an article about Kitbashing in the Digital Age which covered what kitbashing i.... Read More

Easy Geometry Nodes for Blender 3

Feb 25, 2022 at 06:30 am by Warlord720

  If you are a Blender user then you are probably aware of Geometry Nodes introduced in the past year. Unless you live under a digital rock it’s difficult to miss.... Read More
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