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Cinema 4D 9 review

Review:  Cinema 4D 9 review

Maxon has delivered a top upgrade to Cinema 4D, with plenty of new features. Leading the way is support for N-gons. These are polygons with more…

Piranesi 4 review

Review:  Piranesi 4 review

Piranesi is primarily used by architects. It’s a painting tool that imports 3D scenes or 2D plans, and allows you to apply textures and add…

Motion review

Review:  Motion review

Motion is Apple’s much anticipated motion-graphics product, providing real-time manipulation and rendering of motion graphics on the Power Mac G5.…

NaturalMotion Endorphin 1.5 review

Review:  NaturalMotion Endorphin 1.5 review

ACT, the concept behind Endorphin, uses intelligent behaviours to apply physical simulations of human movement, and allows real-time interactive…

Wirefusion 4.0 review

Review:  Wirefusion 4.0 review

Demicron’s latest version of this Web multimedia tool is as simple to use as its predecessors. It has the same logical structure and methodology…

Viral Marketing

In-Depth:  Viral Marketing

A viral marketing campaign can make or break a brand. It can increase a company's cred, but it has to be something special to have an impact.

Swift 3D 4 review

Review:  Swift 3D 4 review

For the creation of 3D vector animation and 3D Flash movies, Swift 3D, is one of the most successful tools on the market. This is largely thanks…

Review:  LightWave 8 review

Like many recent releases of 3D applications in the mid- to high-end range, version 8 of LightWave 3D has concentrated mainly on enhancements to…

Review:  DVDit 5 review

DVDit 5 is the latest mid-range DVD authoring tool from the only remaining member of the old guard of DVD developers – Apple, Pinnacle, or Sonic…

Review:  Encore DVD 1.5 review

The previous version of Encore DVD was great in terms of its integration with Adobe’s other video applications, but it suffered from narrow file…

In-Depth:  The state of Web 3D

There’s a way to go before we can visit an online 3D corner shop, but Web 3D continues to develop, and is an increasingly intriguing technology.

Review:  DVD Studio Pro 3 review

Apple’s premier DVD-formation package is now in its third incarnation, bringing new interface elements, workflow enhancements and wider format…

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…