Posts Tagged ‘review’

Review: Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for iPad

As the iPad grows into its own as a convergence media consumption and creation device, we’re on the lookout for new applications that might be of interest to our readers.  Our first review comes from Konstantin Golovchinsky (@bespokephoto) who reviews Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro app for the iPad, currently available for $7.99. In truth, I’m not […]

Data Flow 2: The Book Review from Information Aesthetics

Back in February, Data Flow 2 was the Resource Of The Week. Containing several high-resolution infographics and charts combined with pages of beautiful text, the first book was a must-have for anyone working in the field.  The sequel is no different, improving on the first in several ways, and is the subject of an in-depth […]


Review: We Feel Fine @ Flowing Data

One of my favorite websites to visit, FlowingData, has posted a review of the on-line book We Feel Fine by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar. The book is the product of an accompanying website, also called We Feel Fine, which explores the emotions found in blog posts. They do this by searching for phrases that […]

Renderosity reviews MachStudio Pro on the FirePro V8750

Tony DeYoung frequently extolls the virtues of MachStudio Pro on his blog, and points to a review of the product on Renderosity which contains a few tidbits of what we’ll see in the upcoming new version: Raytracing using DX11 Compute Shaders – “I had a first-hand demonstration of what looks to be the first […]

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Creature FX Volume 1 DVD review

MaxUnderground has a review of Allan McKay’s new tutorial DVD, Creature FX Volume 1, aimed at Particle Flow, FumeFX, and 3dsMax. The end result is professional and good looking for a tutorial. If you are interested in learning how to create procedural texture animations for creatures and how to use Particle Flow with animated characters […]

EagerEyes’ The State of Information Visualization

Robert Kosara, known to many as @EagerEyes, has written up his views on Information Visualization and access to data in 2009, and where he thinks 2010 is going. In addition to the practical visualization uses, 2010 might be the year of visualization theory. While our field is certainly an applied one, we still need a […]

Looking at Smoke on Mac

FXGuide got a great look at Autodesk’s new Smoke on the Mac and is publishing a 3-part expose on the whole affair, the first part already available.  It’s got great detail including hardware requirements (both stated and actual), and several advanced configuration details.  He gets into details like Autodesk states the NVidia QuadrofX card as […]

Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2010 Review

Designorati’s Jeremy Schultz has a nice review up of the new Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2010, which includes Maya 2010, Mudbox 2010, MotionBuilder 2010, and more. Maya 2010 is also the first Maya release that can serve as a start-to-finish computer graphics workflow. Maya Unlimited tools are included as described above, and so are Maya […]

John Graham-Cumming’s review of The Visual Miscellaneum

The Visual Miscellaneum from David McCandless has been out for a few weeks now, and while it was a previously Recommended Resource, I wonder if perhaps I was mistaken.  John Graham-Cumming, a well known computer programmer responsible for many developments in email, spam prevention, and software build strategies, has a somewhat damning review of the […]

Product Review: Strata’s Foto3D CX 2

Earlier this month, Strata announced a new version of Foto3d CX with improved accuracy and several new features.  The idea of scanning physical models, reversing the traditional digital prototype to physical model pipeline, is not new and laser scanners have been around for some time.  Doing this with nothing but a run-of-the-mill digital camera intrigued […]