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My review criteria fell within a set of initial questions I ask of any new package before I invest in it: 1) Were the features in the new release worth an upgrade for those who have a previous version of the software? 2) Was Cinema 4D a viable package for doing the kind of work we do as 3D artists? 3) Was there a good reason why a studio using other software might add Cinema 4D to its toolset? 4) What were Cinema 4D's advantages and disadvantages once you sat down and actually started using it?
The new version of ZBrush brings both Mac and Window users to an equal playing field and offers a variety of new sculpting features. This version is definitely not a facelift of former incarnations of ZBrush, but instead is overstuffed with new and powerful features.
In this video tutorial, Digieffects' Dustin Klein shows you how to create a depth map with one click while working in After Effects. Using the company's recent plug-in, Depth, he shows you how to add more accurate and photoreal results to your comps than you can create with the default tools inside AE.
In this stereo 3D tutorial, you'll learn how to add a 3D camera move and apply rack focus to turn a classic work of art into a 3D anaglyph image. Once again, 3D glasses are required to watch your progress and see the final result.
Learn how to capture and export adjusted tracking data, use various features to set optimal reference points, and eliminate tracking drift in a rotospline in this advanced tutorial from master trainer Steve Wright.
I can say without reservation that Avid Media Composer 5 is an upgrade that truly deserves the "Hot" rating from our product review ranking index. Media Composer has been a top nonlinear editor as long as there have been NLEs. In fact, it pretty much jump-started the whole NLE revolution. Version 5 contains a ton of new features (several quite earth-shattering, if you're a longtime Avid editor) that answered many previous customer requests and complaints.
Editing video on a laptop computer has always been something of a kluge. If you do find a good solution, it’s likely to weigh more than you’ll want to carry and have too-short a battery life. It won’t have the processor and display needed to do more than a cursory edit. For most projects, it’s a desktop computer or nothing at all. That may change with the introduction of the HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation.