Posts Tagged ‘review’

Review: Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for iPad

by Randall Handon April 6, 2010
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 […]


Review: We Feel Fine @ Flowing Data

by Paul Adamson March 11, 2010
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 […]

Strata Enfold 3D: Bring your packaging designs straight into 3D

by Albert Kieferon February 23, 2010
I already mentioned in my previous review, Strata Design 3D CX’s potential power for graphic designers. Typically they know their way around the Adobe Suite of programs but are looking for ways to expand their presentation punch into the third dimension and further. For those among you that actually are looking to do exactly this, […]


Renderosity reviews MachStudio Pro on the FirePro V8750

by Randall Handon February 5, 2010
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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Strata Design 3D CX 6: the designers’ key to unlock 3D

by Albert Kieferon January 25, 2010
The roots of the developers behind Strata Design go back all the way to the late eighties. When Apple Macintoshes with tiny computer displays, ram measured in single digit megabytes and hard disks packed in whopping double digits ruled the computer graphic design landscape. Desktop publishing had only just started. Two Bringham Young University Students, […]

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Creature FX Volume 1 DVD review

by Randall Handon January 11, 2010
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

by Randall Handon January 6, 2010
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

by Randall Handon December 15, 2009
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

by Randall Handon December 14, 2009
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 […]