|CG Industry News|
Our weekly news program at Renderosity for May 4, 2015.
Ricky Grove [gtoon]
With the creation of the Adobe Comp CC iPad mobile app, once again the Adobe team has developed a solution to a universal designer dilemma: how to effortlessly turn an idea that was first conceived on paper, to a polished design for either web or print media.
Dee Marie, Contributing Columnist
M.D. McCallum, our newest writer on the Renderosity News staff, takes a close look at Lenovo's ThinkStation P900; a muscle car among workstations.
M.D. McCallum - 5 opinions posted
Senior staff writer, Sergio Rosa [nemirc} reviews Autodesk's new (beta) application, Memento. This application is designed to help the user created 3D models from photographs and scans.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - 1 opinion posted
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A brief overview of the 2015 GTC (Graphic Design Conference) hosted by NVIDIA. The event took place in March in the beautiful city of San Jose, CA. Coverage includes information on "Deep Learning", "Autonomous Cars" and NVIDIA'S graphics technology updates.
Ricky Grove - 1 opinion posted
Complex computer graphic software, created by innovative forward-thinking programmers, provides digital artist's unlimited tools to feed their creativity. Over the centuries, each art movement's masters-of-their-craft rise to the top. Get to know one of Renderosity's modern digital art masters: Mike Wilkinson (Mechanismo). Interview by Dee Marie
Dee Marie, Contributing Columnist - 5 opinions posted
When we featured the FAN ART section as gallery of the week recently, we came across the work of L.James Lucas, otherwise known as "Bampster", whose work is especially striking and imaginative. We contacted Bampster and asked him to tell us a bit about himself and his work.
Adobe Photoshop is celebrating a milestone birthday. This February Adobe’s most popular software turned a quarter of a century. Over the past twenty-five years, Adobe Photoshop has turned into a global household name, both as a noun and a verb. How many software programs can claim that distinction?
Dee Marie - 2 opinions posted
Adobe Muse is an innovative program that takes the time, hassle, and frustration out of creating a website. It is the non-coder, Graphic Designer’s solution for creating websites from scratch. Even those who only use code to design websites will appreciate the freedom of creativity that has inspired designers of print media.
Dee-Marie - Contributing Columnist - 2 opinions posted
The game development scene has opened up a lot in recent years. Better and easier to use tools have been released and are now available to pretty much anyone. One of the most interesting tools around is Unity, a game engine I wrote about some months ago. This time I will tell you about a very interesting Unity tool called PlayMaker.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer - 3 opinions posted
CINEMA 4D R16 is a significant release for MAXON. Large and small, MAXON has updated and improved practically every aspect of their already excellent program. Let’s take a look at some of the most important new additions...
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist
MotionBuilder is basically a character animation tool that Autodesk absorbed from Kaydara eons ago. It provides tools for both traditional key frame animation, as well as advanced tools for dealing with dense motion capture data. It is a real-time environment where you can set up hardware devices to drive animation controllers.
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist
Maya 2015 is the latest release of this 3d modeling and animation package from Autodesk. I decided to check how some the features found in this new version work with game development. Maya can be bought as a stand-alone software, or part of an Autodesk Suite that includes other packages, such as MotionBuilder and Mudbox.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer
Red Giant's Shooter Suite has everything from a denoising plugin, to utilities to help you safely get footage off your camera and onto your computer. I picked a few of the tools from the suite for review: PluralEyes, Offload and BulletProof.
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist