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Review:  Opus Pro 04 review

Although billed with the creative tag of an interactive multimedia tool, Opus Pro 04 is clearly designed with the business user in mind. While…

In-Depth:  Living dolls

Gamers demand realism, and with next generation consoles on the way, ragdoll physics technology is making lifelike human movement a reality.

Review:  FileMaker Pro 7 review

FileMaker seems to be aiming straight at the content creation market with version 7 of this database solution. There is a new field type called a…

In-Depth:  Preview: Director MX 2004

Director is a formidable application. Its long-term users are dedicated to its Byzantine workflow, and fluent in its scripting environment. The…

Review:  Director MX 2004 review

Director MX 2004 is finally shipping, and the upgrade to the premier multimedia-authoring tool boasts some improvements that you’ll notice at…

Review:  DVD Workshop 2 review

There seems to be a plethora of mid-range DVD authoring tools on the Windows platform at the moment, including Adobe’s Encore DVD. In terms…

Review:  The TAB 2.0 review

The TAB is a curious little animation tool from the maker of Toonz – the previously Softimage-affiliated product that was used in the making of…

Review:  Motionbuilder 5 review

MotionBuilder is now available in two versions – standard and professional. The professional version of this real-time character animation suite…

Review:  DVD Studio Pro 2.0 review

The first thing that hits you about DVD Studio Pro 2 is the big interface improvement. Highly customizable, you have great freedom to choose which…

Review:  Encore DVD review

When you open Encore DVD, you are greeted with a faintly familiar tabbed palette setup – but with a cut-down five-piece toolset. The timeline…

Review:  Anark Studio 2 review

Anark Studio 2 uses layers, inspector palettes, scenes, and timelines that will be familiar to anyone used to Director or Flash. Veteran users…

Review:  onViz review

onViz is intended to create interactive multimedia applications with online connectivity and QuickTime multimedia support. Although this is a…

Review:  LiveStage Pro 4.0 review

LiveStage Professional (LSP) is a media-integration tool for adding polish to content prepared in other packages. Users may want to customize…

Review:  WireFusion 3 review

WireFusion 3 is a tool for developing dynamic Web presentations. It uses an arrangement of objects and connections to create behaviours for…