Reviews

Procedural Level Generator for Unreal Engine 4

Procedural Level Generator for Unreal Engine 4

Jan 22, 2022 at 06:45 am by nemirc

If you checked my Unreal Engine Free Stuff article earlier this month, then you must have seen the Procedural Level Generator. This time I am taking a quick look at the genera.... Read More

Window Snapping for Large/Wide Monitors

Jan 21, 2022 at 08:15 am by Warlord720

Currently, I am using and still loving my Samsung CRG9 curved monitor. At 49 inches, super widescreen format it has a lot of impressive screen space. I might also add its phys.... Read More
Material Maker: free node- based materials creator

Material Maker: free node- based materials creator

Jan 12, 2022 at 09:00 am by nemirc

There are different ways to create materials for pre-rendered 3D content or videogames. You can use 3D painting applications to paint the textures, normal and metallic maps di.... Read More

Creating 3D Crowds with Anima 4.5

Jan 05, 2022 at 05:17 pm by Warlord720

I have been an Anima Crowd user for a few years now. Most of that time it sits on the hard drive, forgotten until the need for a crowd comes along. Being retired from full-tim.... Read More

Vegas Effects: Vegas 19 POST

Dec 30, 2021 at 03:23 pm by Warlord720

Several weeks back I wrote about Vegas 19, the video editor that is part of the POST suite of tools over at Vegas Creative Software. I was surprised to see the depth of the to.... Read More
The Matrix Resurrections

The Matrix Resurrections

Dec 29, 2021 at 05:15 am by nemirc

I am going to start by saying it right off the bat: The Matrix Resurrections is a bad movie. It doesn’t matter how you look at it, it’s a bad movie. While the movi.... Read More

Vegas 19 POST Review - The Video Editor

Dec 03, 2021 at 04:00 am by Warlord720

The Vegas editor has long been my choice for editing videos. Before retiring from full-time freelancing, I was using Vegas 15, the last version I purchased. I&n.... Read More
Campaign Cartographer 3+

Campaign Cartographer 3+

Dec 02, 2021 at 06:14 pm by nemirc

Campaign Cartographer 3+ is part of the Maps Bonanza bundle I wrote about two weeks ago. As I mentioned when I wrote about Fractal Terrains 3+, I decided to purchase the entir.... Read More
Fractal Terrains 3

Fractal Terrains 3

Nov 24, 2021 at 06:00 am by nemirc

Last week I wrote about the Maps Bonanza Humble Bundle. I actually ended up getting the full bundle because I need map generation tools for a game I’m working on, so I w.... Read More

The ASUS Xonar SE Soundcard - Good Sound on a Budget

Nov 19, 2021 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

A while back I purchased a “renewed” i.e., refurbished Dell OptiPlex. It’s a small footprint computer that originally came with Windows 7 which was replaced.... Read More

Comics Review: Here Comes Calico #3

Nov 14, 2021 at 07:00 am by -gToon

The third issue of Here Comes Calico is out. The series just gets better and better. 

Book Review: Character Design Collection: Heroines

Nov 06, 2021 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

3dtotal Publishing launched a brand-new design series, with the recent release of Character Design Collection: Heroines. This series aims to present inspiration.... Read More
Dune (2021) movie review

Movie review: 'Dune' is a visual spectacle

Oct 26, 2021 at 09:26 am by nemirc

The original six-book series of "Dune" by Frank Herbert is one of my favorite book series ever. However, I can’t say I was excited when I heard Denis Villeneuve was.... Read More

Book Review: Beginner's Guide to Creating Characters in Blender

Oct 18, 2021 at 11:30 pm by nickcharles

In this digital age, I will never tire of having an actual book in my hands. The physical reading format I grew up with just simply cannot be fully replaced by PC, iPad, or e-.... Read More

Xencelabs Pen Tablet Review: An Excellent Tablet for Artists

Oct 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm by -gToon

gToon reviews a newcomer to the pen tablet market, Xencelabs, and their new Pen Tablet Small. 

Facial animation using iClone and an iPhone

Oct 13, 2021 at 05:30 am by nemirc

A couple of months ago, I got an iPhone Mini, and actually part of the reason was that I wanted to try out Live Face for iClone. As you may know, iClone has a variety of ways.... Read More

A Tech Writer Tries a $195 Refurb OptiPlex - The First Few Weeks

Oct 12, 2021 at 04:00 am by Warlord720

If you have ever cruised the computer section of Amazon or looked for computer parts you may have noticed ads for refurbished Windows-based computers. I must confess.... Read More

A Few Weeks with Photopea – Part 2

Oct 07, 2021 at 12:36 pm by Warlord720

In this follow-up to my initial article about browser-based Photopea, a free Photoshop alternative, I used the online tool to bash together a quick Halloween poster.  It.... Read More

Random Flow Blender Modifier - Greebles on Steroids

Oct 02, 2021 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Being a long-time 3DS Max user, have worked a majority of my freelance career in science fiction, I am very familiar with the Greeble modifier from 3D pioneer Tom Hudson..... Read More

A Few Weeks with Photopea - Free Photoshop Alternative

Sep 17, 2021 at 08:15 am by Warlord720

Like many of us, I’m a long-time Photoshop user. So long that I probably bleed blue with little Ps markers mixed in. I’ve been using Adobe long enough to learn som.... Read More
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