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Review: Premiere Pro CS5 review
Ramp up video production with GPU-powered innovation in Premiere Pro CS5
In-Depth: 10 ways to... be more creative
Whether it’s a blinding flash of inspiration or a reliable stream of functional ideas you can build on, creativity is something that no designer…
Review: E-on Software Vue 8 review
3D landscape-generation software Vue 8 has gone from strength to strength, continuing to innovate way past old competitors like Bryce.
Augmented reality allows designers to add another dimension to their projects.
Review: Maxon Cinema 4D R11.5 review
Maxon’s modelling, animation and rendering software fills a technical and economic niche between the likes of quick modellers, such as SketchUp,…
Review: Autodesk Softimage 2010 review
The 2010 version of the formidable Softimage modelling and animation suite – formerly Softimage|XSI – runs faster, thanks to the updated engine,…
Review: Autodesk Maya 2010 review
Compared to the raft of new additions in Maya 2009, this version might seem rather light in terms of groundbreaking features in the main package…
Expression Studio 3 adds some innovative tools for interactive design to the Microsoft suite's arsenal -- but can it match up to Adobe's Flash?
Review: Poser 8 review
Poser 8 offers a quick way to create and digitally shape humans, animals and entire scenes in 3D for use in creative applications such as Photoshop.
Review: Electric Rain Swift 3D v6 review
Adobe Flash has some basic tools for creating 3D animations and website elements, but Swift 3D takes it to the next level with a whole host of…
Review: QuarkXpress 8.1 review
QuarkXPress 8 was a fairly thorough restructuring of the venerable DTP application. The 8.1 update, is mainly concerned with sorting out the workflow.
Review: Luxology modo 401 review
Already a great modelling tool, modo gets stronger in animation and particularly rendering with the 401 release, gaining a preset library and fur…
In-Depth: Game On
The indie games market is booming, and creatives with Flash skills, talent and imagination are cashing in. You, too, can get on board the Games…
Review: Bonzai3d 1.0 review
AutoDesSys’ Bonzai3d is a brand-new 3D sketching tool aimed illustrators and digital artists who want to mock up scenes in 3D, as well as 3D artists.
Review: Adobe Director 11.5 review
Director, Adobe’s tool for creating interactive content, for both online and standalone applications, gains several key features with version 11.5.
In-Depth: Be more creative
Even in a gloomy economy, design remains a fantastic way to make a living. Here’s how to love your design career.