Days Go By Blog 1:
A Nice Hand

 Hands can be difficult. They’re tricky to model, rig, and weight, and they’re not particularly easy to animate. I thought I had a modeled a good hand a while ago and saved it to my computer for future use. However, while I was working on the main character for Days Go By, I realized that … Continue reading Days Go By Blog 1:
A Nice Hand

Days Go By Blog: Introduction

 In addition to being interested in filmmaking, animation, visual effects and the arts, I also happen to like writing songs. In fact, I’d love to make a musical one day since musicals combine so many of the things I’m interested in such as storytelling, art, design, animation, and music. It’s hard for me to imagine … Continue reading Days Go By Blog: Introduction

A Video Tutorial on Voronoi Fracturing in CINEMA 4D R18

 One of the greatest features in CINEMA 4D R18 is Voronoi fracturing, the ability to fracture a 3D models into hundreds, or thousands of pieces (to read a full analysis of C4D R18, click here). Besides the fact that it can be used to great effect for explosions and collisions, Voronoi Fracturing also has great … Continue reading A Video Tutorial on Voronoi Fracturing in CINEMA 4D R18

HP’s HOT New DreamColor Displays: The Z31x Studio and the Z24x G2

 I recently caught up with HP in New York to look at some hot new product announcements for creative artists and animators users as well as upgrades and enhancements to existing mobile workstation products. One of the most impressive new products was the HP 4K Dreamcolor Z31x Studio display. At the meeting, I was fortunate … Continue reading HP’s HOT New DreamColor Displays: The Z31x Studio and the Z24x G2

Review of the HP ZBook 15u G4 Mobile Workstation

 When we think about workstations for serious production and post work, HP’s line of Z Workstations immediately come to mind. And we’re not talking the huge desktop workhorses such as the towering Z840 (which I have reviewed here), but also HP’s highly esteemed line of ZBook Mobile Workstations which offer intense power in a mobile … Continue reading Review of the HP ZBook 15u G4 Mobile Workstation

MAXON Unveils CINEMA 4D R18: Voronoi Fracturing, Object Tracking and More

 If you think about it, August is kind of like December, but not due to the weather of course. Every August at SIGGRAPH, MAXON unveils a new version of CINEMA 4D, their popular 3D modeling, rendering and animation package. For C4D users, it’s a little like the holidays. After months of anticipation, each new feature … Continue reading MAXON Unveils CINEMA 4D R18: Voronoi Fracturing, Object Tracking and More

Review of the HP Z240: Workstation Power Anyone Can Afford

 When it comes to powerful workstations, very few make them as good as HP, and practically no one makes them better. Therefore, if you are looking for a machine that can take on serious production and post challenges, an HP workstation should be high, if not at the top of your list. If money is … Continue reading Review of the HP Z240: Workstation Power Anyone Can Afford

Leader of the Pack: Review of the HP Z840 Workstation & Z27s Display

 If you work in high-end post production, visual effects, animation, video editing, matte painting, audio recording or any creative field for that matter, you probably have already heard about HP’s top of the line workstation, the Z840, found throughout the industry in leading computer animation studios, color suites, editing facilities, production companies and by creative … Continue reading Leader of the Pack: Review of the HP Z840 Workstation & Z27s Display

Lenovo’s Unique ThinkPad P40 Yoga Mobile Workstation

 Lenovo has introduced an innovative new member to their mobile workstation family, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga. What makes the P40 Yoga compelling is, besides containing impressive processing and graphics capabilities, the machine can be transformed into four different user modes. You can use it as a traditional laptop, but you can also fold back the … Continue reading Lenovo’s Unique ThinkPad P40 Yoga Mobile Workstation

HP Reveals Exciting New ZBooks at Their Global Workstations Event in New York

 Last week, after much anticipation, HP rolled out their fleet of new ZBook mobile workstations to an assembled audience of journalists and industry analysts at their Global Workstations Event on the West Side of Manhattan. Aside from this article all about the new machines (and the event), there is a link to a video I … Continue reading HP Reveals Exciting New ZBooks at Their Global Workstations Event in New York

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