Book Review: GAST by Carol Swain

Apr 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm by -gToon

Title: GAST Author: Carol Swain Publisher: Fantagraphics Pages:176 Colors: black & white Format: Softcover ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-755-0 Year: 2014 Synopsis: Helen is an am.... Read More

3 Point Light from iClone Reallusion

Apr 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm by nemirc

One of the tenants in Cinematography is the 3-point lighting setup, which covers even distribution of lighting among subjects. This is done by avoiding deep shadows while allo.... Read More

The Foundry Releases NUKE 10

Apr 27, 2016 at 10:57 pm by -gToon

[source: The Foundry blog post] The NUKE 10 release focuses on enhancing performance, increasing stability and delivering new functionality in the areas you told us matter m.... Read More

Curiscope's 360° Video Lets You Swim with Great Whites

Apr 27, 2016 at 10:56 am by -gToon

Breaking away for the norm, London-based animation studio Hamilton+Kidd launched educational VR startup Curiscope earlier this year. The Kickstarter-funded brand makes challen.... Read More

Writing Wednesdays with Michael Haase: Review of Ulysses, an App for Writers

Apr 27, 2016 at 10:01 am by mhaase75


I am writing my first published novel. Knowing that others will buy and read my work, I often find myself in a state of high anxiety about writing. The anxiety does not ari.... Read More

Motion Weekly 12

Apr 26, 2016 at 09:59 am by nickcharles

BLOSSOMS Very cool particle animation and some great lighting, done with Houdini and After Effects. Watch this one full-screen. Excellent message: "We are tomorrow's Spring.".... Read More

Franklin Businesses Work Together to Expand Local Art Event

Apr 25, 2016 at 12:49 pm by -gToon

Franklin, Tennessee - April 22, 2016 Ansbach Artisans Fine Art Gallery and On Track Studios have joined forces to double the size of the popular Saturday Night Live Art (SNL A.... Read More

Autodesk Releases Latest Versions of Creative Finishing and 3D Animation Offerings

Apr 23, 2016 at 10:08 pm by -gToon

[from the Autodesk News Flash] Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Stand SL3316 (April 18, 2016) -- At NAB 2016, Autodesk announced the latest versions of its flexible, subscriptio.... Read More

Third Party Rendering is Coming to Houdini Indie

Apr 23, 2016 at 09:21 pm by -gToon

[from the Side Effects press release]TORONTO: April 22, 2016 -SideFX is pleased to announce that Third Party Rendering is being added to Houdini Indie. Now independent artists.... Read More

Apocalypse Redux by Egressor

Apr 23, 2016 at 12:06 am by -gToon

Apocalypse Redux by Egressor Egressor's Apocalypse Redux is a remarkable digtial artwork that expresses strong feeling with striking color and composition. Centering a young b.... Read More

Hardware Review: NVIDIA's New Quadro M2000

Apr 22, 2016 at 09:20 pm by Warlord720

In the world of nVidia there exists two distinct paths towards pixel enlightenment. I'm just going to be plain spoken here. Today's digital artist has a lot to keep up with e.... Read More

Chaos Group's V-Ray 3.3 for NUKE Brings GPU Speeds and VR Output to Top Compositing Application

Apr 22, 2016 at 11:34 am by -gToon

SOFIA, Bulgaria - April 21, 2016 - Today, Chaos Group, a worldwide leader in computer graphics, releases the most powerful renderer currently available for NUKE, NUKEX, and NU.... Read More

HP Re-Imagines Their All-In-One Workstation - The Z1

Apr 21, 2016 at 09:20 pm by -gToon

When your work needs a boost, the affordable HP Z1 G3 All-in-One has what it takes. Transform your desk with the only desktop that combines a jaw-dropping 4K display and full-.... Read More

HP Introduces 3rd Generation of its Z1 Workstations

Apr 21, 2016 at 08:41 pm by -gToon

[From the HP press release] PALO ALTO, Calif., April 18, 2016 - HP Inc. today announced a bold evolution and a series of updates to the world's first workstation all-in-one1 -.... Read More

How Denise Garbis Switched To Digital Art And Never Looked Back

Apr 21, 2016 at 09:28 am by -gToon

Denise Garbis - who is originally from New York - lives in Texas with her wonderful husband, Dino, Yorkie Cierra and Jax the cat. She says from a child, she always loved art..... Read More

Learning Houdini Journal 19: Simpler Modeling Tutorials

Apr 20, 2016 at 10:59 pm by -gToon

This is the nineteenth entry of what will be a year-long journal on learning the 3D application, Houdini, created by Side Effects Software. Houdini is a sophisticated applica.... Read More

Game development tips: Animating characters with Mixamo

Apr 20, 2016 at 10:52 am by nemirc

I recently wrote an article about Adobe Fuse CC (formerly known as Mixamo Fuse), a software you can use to create human characters for your projects. This time, I am going to.... Read More

Writing Wednesdays with Michael Haase: Four Things Editors Want You To Know

Apr 19, 2016 at 03:17 pm by mhaase75

I am overjoyed to find many people locally who are immersed in the writing community on both a local and national level. In my local networking efforts, I had the pleasure to.... Read More

Lisa Eisenga : Art is My Life

Apr 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm by -gToon

"Art is my soul. I can't not create art," says Lisa Eisenga. "It's simply part of who I am." Lisa was born into a family of musicians and artists, so art was engraved into her.... Read More

Motion Weekly 11

Apr 18, 2016 at 11:48 am by nickcharles

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 professional st.... Read More