The Original Nick Fury - Before SHIELD

Feb 13, 2022 at 06:45 am by Warlord720

Last year, during a busy time, my mother, near 90 and going strong, brought me a nice surprise. A red plastic, Texas Tech University bookstore bag stuffed with comics from my.... Read More

Brave Browser Follow Up - Ad Taming Browser

Feb 02, 2022 at 07:15 am by Warlord720

I reviewed the Brave browser back in September of 2021 and surmised that it might be working its way into more usage on a daily basis. That turned out to be an accurate predic.... Read More

NVIDIA Canvas - Improved AI Update

Jan 29, 2022 at 07:00 am by Warlord720

If you are a graphics artist that struggles with finding or licensing landscape images that can be used as a basis for future derivative works and composites, then Canvas migh.... Read More

Window Snapping for Large/Wide Monitors

Jan 21, 2022 at 08:15 am by Warlord720

Currently, I am using and still loving my Samsung CRG9 curved monitor. At 49 inches, super widescreen format it has a lot of impressive screen space. I might also add its phys.... Read More

Creating and Using Morphs for Beginners

Jan 18, 2022 at 04:00 am by Warlord720

Of all the concepts, terms, and techniques that beginners have to digest, one of the more confusing appears to be morphs. Even novice modelers can be caught off guard by the f.... Read More

Creating 3D Crowds with Anima 4.5

Jan 05, 2022 at 05:17 pm by Warlord720

I have been an Anima Crowd user for a few years now. Most of that time it sits on the hard drive, forgotten until the need for a crowd comes along. Being retired from full-tim.... Read More

Vegas Effects: Vegas 19 POST

Dec 30, 2021 at 03:23 pm by Warlord720

Several weeks back I wrote about Vegas 19, the video editor that is part of the POST suite of tools over at Vegas Creative Software. I was surprised to see the depth of the to.... Read More

UE5 Quick Start Cinematic Tutorial

Dec 25, 2021 at 08:15 am by Warlord720

After spending the last several weeks using Nvidia’s Omniverse tools I kept having this desire to download and try the Unreal Engine 5 Beta which by now I’m hoping.... Read More

Don't Do it All in One Scene

Dec 17, 2021 at 07:30 am by Warlord720

Some animators, perhaps even most of us early on in our animation journey, have been guilty of trying to do too much in one scene. What is a general indicator of such a scene?.... Read More

Making Video Tutorials - Staying on Point

Dec 12, 2021 at 08:00 am by Warlord720

Making a video tutorial sounds like it might be fun. It can come naturally to some people while others labor on with ponderous explanations that take more time than the actual.... Read More

Vegas 19 POST Review - The Video Editor

Dec 03, 2021 at 04:00 am by Warlord720

The Vegas editor has long been my choice for editing videos. Before retiring from full-time freelancing, I was using Vegas 15, the last version I purchased. I&n.... Read More

Is Dell Chat Compromised? Scammers Come Calling this Holiday Season

Nov 27, 2021 at 08:30 am by Warlord720

I decided to take advantage of the Holiday savings over at Dell to get my hands on a new work computer. What I didn’t expect was the scam phone call that came in minutes.... Read More

Pay Close Attention to That Windows 10 Restart Icon

Nov 25, 2021 at 05:45 am by Warlord720

A funny thing happened the other day when I glanced down at the taskbar to see the notification that the system needed to restart. The only real difference was the dot was blu.... Read More

The ASUS Xonar SE Soundcard - Good Sound on a Budget

Nov 19, 2021 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

A while back I purchased a “renewed” i.e., refurbished Dell OptiPlex. It’s a small footprint computer that originally came with Windows 7 which was replaced.... Read More

3D Asset Theft – An Uncomfortable Topic

Nov 14, 2021 at 12:13 pm by Warlord720

It's no surprise that Intellectual Property (IP) theft is rampant on the internet. It’s not unusual for a recently released product to appear in a 3D marketplace for sal.... Read More

Baking High Poly Detail to Low Poly Mesh in Substance Painter

Nov 06, 2021 at 04:45 am by Warlord720

When you first take up 3D, there is so much to it that it can overwhelm a new user. There is a lot to learn about making game or film assets besides the basic sculpting or mol.... Read More

Rokoko Launches Smartsuit Pro II

Oct 28, 2021 at 04:00 am by Warlord720

Motion capture suit maker Rokoko announced the release of the new Smartsuit Pro II - “a motion capture suit for independent creators”. Preorder's ($2745) open Octo.... Read More
Hide Body Mesh Tool & Visibility Dummies for Custom Characters

How to Hide Body Mesh Tool & Visibility Dummies for Custom Characters

Oct 21, 2021 at 09:19 am by Warlord720

One thing iClone and Character Creator 3 can do is hide body parts. You have several ways of accomplishing this if you need to replace a limb with a prosthetic or robotic limb.... Read More

A Tech Writer Tries a $195 Refurb OptiPlex - The First Few Weeks

Oct 12, 2021 at 04:00 am by Warlord720

If you have ever cruised the computer section of Amazon or looked for computer parts you may have noticed ads for refurbished Windows-based computers. I must confess.... Read More

Reallusion’s Charles Chen, John Martin Talk Ai & the BMW Omniverse Collaboration

Oct 09, 2021 at 05:00 am by Warlord720

When BMW was looking to simulate its factory floor for layout, testing, and efficiency they ran into one need that was outside of their area of expertise, creating real-time c.... Read More
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