3dtotal Kickstarter Campaign for Extended Anatomy Reference Collection

Nov 15, 2016 at 01:30 pm by nickcharles

3dtotal is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund an extension to their excellent Anatomy reference range. With nine figures currently available, this campaign adds.... Read More

Designing for Contest at Creative Allies

Nov 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm by nickcharles

I'm on an e-mail list from one of my favorite bands and recently received an invite to a design contest they are partnered in. The band is The Infamous Stringdusters, and they.... Read More

TEN THINGS ANNOUNCED AT THE MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 EVENT

Oct 29, 2016 at 12:15 am by nickcharles

Microsoft, in a bid to steal some of Apple's thunder, held an important press conference on October 26, 2016. They announced major updates to windows 10 in the near future,.... Read More

Nick's Notes: Fleetwood Mac's Alternate Tusk

Oct 27, 2016 at 09:06 pm by nickcharles

I have been a huge fan of the Mac since I first heard their Rumours album in 1977. That album was a huge success for the band, and as such, an impossible one to follow up. If.... Read More

Book Review: Fluid Frames by Corrie Francis Parks

Oct 05, 2016 at 08:54 pm by nickcharles

Book Review: Fluid Frames by Corrie Francis Parks I have a great fascination with stop motion animation. It is an incredibly tedious way to make films, yet it is an area of an.... Read More

Framestore's VR Field Trip to Mars

Sep 29, 2016 at 11:44 pm by nickcharles

BAFTA, Oscar and Cannes Lions-winning VFX house Framestore recently took a group of school children on a Field Trip to Mars, courtesy of a one-of-a-kind US school bus, Unreal.... Read More

Wacom's Cintiq 27QHD Creative Pen & Touch Display in Review

Sep 19, 2016 at 06:26 pm by nickcharles

It's wonderful to have a decent drawing tablet for art and creative work. It's even better to have a large surface on which to work and get in finer details, while drawing dir.... Read More

Beginner's Guide to Sketching

Sep 19, 2016 at 06:17 pm by nickcharles

There are a number of books on sketching that I've come across, and while very good, I haven't seen one quite like 3D Total's Beginner's Guide to Sketching. This book is a wel.... Read More

Kyle Webster Chats About His Book Please Say Please

Aug 31, 2016 at 07:03 pm by nickcharles

Not only is Kyle Webster a writer, he's also a designer, illustrator and photoshop wizard. "Drawing has always been my main interest in life, so illustration has been the righ.... Read More

How Laika Crafted Kubo and the Two Strings' Epic Opener

Aug 26, 2016 at 11:32 pm by nickcharles

The first moments of the new animated film Kubo are breathtaking. WIRED spoke to LAIKA animation studio about how they made it all possible. - Wired You can also catch the.... Read More
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Red Giant's Shooter Suite 13 in Review

Aug 19, 2016 at 08:17 pm by nickcharles

Red Giant's Shooter Suite 13 is a fantastic set of tools that gives filmmakers the confidence that their footage will be the best it can be from shoot to post. You want as l.... Read More

Edmond by Nina Gantz

Aug 12, 2016 at 08:25 pm by nickcharles

EDMOND from ninagantz on Vimeo. Edmond's impulse to love and be close to others is strong... Maybe too strong. As he stands alone by a lake contemplating his options, he goes.... Read More

Book Review: Digital Painting Techniques Volumes 6 and 7

Aug 11, 2016 at 01:41 pm by nickcharles

For anyone looking to improve their digital art skills, or even someone just getting started, there is an excellent series of books from 3DTotal Publishing, titled Digital P.... Read More

Book Review: Anatomy for 3D Artists

Aug 05, 2016 at 08:51 pm by nickcharles

Anatomy for 3D Artists Paperback: 288 pages 3DTotal Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1909414242 I've recently been perusing a wonderful book from 3DTotal Publishing, titled Anatomy fo.... Read More

SideFX 2016 Houdini Customer Demo Reel

Aug 04, 2016 at 08:27 pm by nickcharles

SideFX is proud to present the 2016 Demo Reel featuring the amazing work of Houdini customers worldwide. The shots in this reel are a small sampling of the creativity and hard.... Read More

An Interview with Professional Artist, Mary Poplin (Part Two)

Aug 03, 2016 at 03:18 pm by nickcharles

What are your proudest achievements? Is there anything you would consider highlights of your career thus far? I painted the matte paintings for Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Raven.... Read More

An Interview with Professional Artist, Mary Poplin (Part One)

Jul 18, 2016 at 08:58 pm by nickcharles

An Interview with Professional Artist, Mary Poplin (Part One) I love a fun interview, where you get more out of it than originally intended. And, my recent interview with Mary.... Read More

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 in Review

Jul 18, 2016 at 08:19 pm by nickcharles

In March of this year, Corel released CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 (with the 'X8' meaning it is now in its 18th version). The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 is an outstanding tool.... Read More

Motion Weekly 19

Jul 15, 2016 at 09:15 pm by nickcharles

Motion Weekly The Motion Weekly is a showcase of awe-inspiring short films, animation and motion graphic works from around the web. Some pieces featured have been created by p.... Read More

Motion Weekly 18

Jul 08, 2016 at 10:31 am by nickcharles

The Innovator Entertaining and funny short created for an Australian wool company. The Innovator from Buck on Vimeo. Wool. Merino Wool. Soft, cuddly, odour-resistant, warm.... Read More

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