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Final Effects Complete's first major upgrade since being brought into the Boris FX family three years ago keeps the same core 108 plug-ins, as…
Review: Antics V3 ProPack review
Antics is a scene-planning tool that creates a 3D animated previsualization of live action and animated productions in real-time.
Review: Autodesk Combustion 2008 review
Combustion has been idling in the Autodesk back room, but is now back for 2008, with some workflow improvements and the addition of the Colour…
Review: Modo 301 review
A hybrid modelling and painting tool in the tradition of ZBrush, Modo has evolved to introduce organic sculpting and some animation capabilities,…
Review: ZBrush 3.1 review
ZBrush allows you to sculpt and manipulate 3D models and paint and work with 2D images, but also combines both concepts in a unique ‘2.5D’ workspace.
Expression Design is a vector graphics creation tool, suited to producing content for Microsoft’s Web tools Expression Blend and Silverlight.
Review: Expression Blend review
Blend, formerly known as Sparkle, allows designers to develop user interfaces for applications and ships as standalone or part of Microsoft's…
Review: Softimage|XSI 6.5 review
Point releases in 3D packages generally don’t deliver the biggest new feature sets, but the big news with this update is that Softimage has…
Review: 3DS Max 2008 review
3DS Max 2008 is the tenth full release of the venerable Autodesk suite, supporting Windows Vista and XP in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Review: Toon Boom Studio 4.0 review
Toon Boom Studio offers many advanced features for animation, particularly among the vector-drawing tools used to create the scenes.
Review: Autodesk Maya 2008 review
As with previous versions, Maya 2008 comes in two flavours: Maya Complete and the Unlimited version, which adds nCloth simulations, Fluid Effects,…
Review: Adobe Ultra CS3 review
Adobe Ultra is tool for keying, compositing and virtual set work derived for the most part from technology from the Adobe acquisition of Serious…
Review: Electric Rain Swift 3D 5 review
Swift 3D is a tool for creating 3D interactive Flash material for the Web and mobile devices, rendering 3D objects as vector files.
Boris Continuum Complete 5 (BCC) is a library of filters and presets for Adobe, Apple, Avid, Apple and Autodesk's editing and compositing suites.
Review: Strata 3D[in] review
Strata, on the other hand, is well known for 3D content creation and three of the latest plug-ins dovetail neatly with the Photoshop Extended's…
In-Depth: Light and magic
Digital art has revolutionized the field of fantasy and sci-fi imaging. We spoke to some of the leading exponents of fantasy art.
In-Depth: Spreading the green message
With sustainablity issues infiltrating brand communication, designers need their own green credentials.
Review: Premiere Pro CS3 review
Premiere Pro has not received as much of a features boost as stablemate After Effects, though it too has been touched with the CS3 makeover brush.
Review: trueSpace 7.5 review
Beneath trueSpace’s strange-looking interface lies an efficient 3D tool offering a range of dedicated views for modelling and assembling scenes.