Posts Tagged ‘review’

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 […]

A Review of Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2010

EpochTimes has a great review of Autodesk’s Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2010 where they detail not only the new features available in Maya 2010, but also in MotionBuilder and Mudbox. Replacing the Maya Live module, MatchMover 2010 allows users to better map 3-D imagery onto a scene, such as adding a 3-D image to a […]

NVIDIA GTX 285 on an 8-core Mac Pro

The NVidia GTX285 for Mac has been out for a while now, and Dave Girard takes one for a test drive.  He shows the GTS285 on both Mac and Windows, and compares it against another popular high-end MAc graphics card, the Radeom 4870.  He puts it through a variety of gaming tests on Windows, and […]

Toms Hardware researches Render Farms

As more and more people get into computer graphics, the bar on “awesome” is being continually raised.  As render times climb ever higher and higher, rather than investing in a huge workstation, maybe you want to rethink the process. If you’re looking at buying a new machine and are thinking of spending big bucks to […]

Review Modo 401 by Marc Hermitte

Marc Hermitte sits down and compares the new Modo401 against Modo302 to find it slightly slower, but far more feature complete.