Volume: 29 Issue: 2 (Feb 2006)

Features

Starting a Small Studio, Part Two
In Part One of this two-part series concerning starting a small studio, we covered making the commitment, finding the partners, and creating a business plan. The next course of action is finding a ...
The Fast Track Part 2
In Part 1 of this two-part series, we examined the technology behind Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 game console. In Part 2, we look at how one developer, Bizarre Creations, utilized this new horsepower to ...
Short and Sweet
For many, the art of animation reaches its highest peak in the smallest medium-short animated films. Free from the strictures of box-office appeal and client approvals, these artists express personal ...
Point Person
Although modeling and animation software-and the images they create-tend to be the stars of the computer graphics industry, 3D scanning plays a quiet but integral role in the origin of many digital ...

Department

Bauhaus Mirage 1.5
Animation studios and many independent animators have struggled to keep 2D animation alive in the competitive digital world, but unfortunately 2D animation has not had the software variability that 3D ...
Digital Training to Challenge the Brain
Digital-Tutors offers training videos for Maya, Softimage XSI, ZBrush, RealFlow, and Apple, and Adobe products, focusing on digital content creation, 3D graphics and animation, game development, ...
French Inspiration
On a recent trip to Lille and Valenciennes, two cosmopolitan towns near Paris, I was introduced to a new way of teaching and inspiring artists to pursue their passions while helping them to “achieve ...
Adobe's Suite Production
There are plenty of contenders for the attention of video professionals, including Avid’s Pinnacle line of products, Sony’s Vegas+ DVD suite and a swarm of upstarts led by Sonic and Ulead, Adobe ...
Products - 2/06
In addition to multi-layered match-moving capabilities, Silhouette Paint can nondestructively apply color, tint, erase, blemish, mosaic, and grain brushes to 8-bit, 16-bit, and floating-point clips. ...
Jiri Adamec
Most digital fine artists begin crafting their artwork within the traditional realm, and later apply those concepts to a virtual canvas. However, for Jiri Adamec of the Czech Republic...
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