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Pixel Squid: New Rubble By Ko Maruyama PixelSquid, a company built by the same creatives behind TurboSquid, offers amazingly easy ways to add 3D objects from an existing library to your Adobe Photoshop compositions. If you don't have Photoshop, there's an iOS app that allows you to add 3D objects on your iPhone! ...Read More »
Muzzle Flash and Smoke By Ko Maruyama Many compositors rely on stock media to complete their visual effects work. Having larger libraries offer potential for diverse types of VFX elements in a single project. Rampant Design has teamed up with FilmRiot and Triune to produce a new library for filmmakers ...Read More »
Tale of Design By Larry O Connor The relationship of Apple and Adobe has been strained at times especially in the areas of design and photography. Thru the years Rick Redfern has been involved in testing, using key products with Adobe pushing the products beyond their initial designed limits in applications that today seem commonplace and routine. It's an interesting tale of the creative evolution of the two firms. ...Read More »
Beholder Gimbal By Ko Maruyama ikan has looked at the most common cameras that photographers use and given us the Beholder Gimbal. The gimbal stabilizes the movement of your arms against the weight of your DSLR or mirrorless camera when you're shooting video. Not all cameras bodies and lenses have the same weight, so ikan has created a grid for photographers to create their own custom rig. Depending on what you shoot with, some lenses may not offer a perfect balance. The rig is small enough to take with you everywhere you want to shoot video with your DSLR. ...Read More »
Top Web-to-Print Online Editor Delivers Unparalleled Customization By Clip Syndicate SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#HTML5--Silicon Publishing announces a new version of Silicon Designer, the first white-label online editing solution to offer complete standards-based customization for modern web developers. ...Read More »
Tips On Running a Successful Virtual Business By Paul Fitzgerald for America's Backbone Weekly 21st century technology is allowing small and medium sized businesses to grow their online presence ...Read More »
Facilis at NAB By Ko Maruyama One of the studios I lead for recently switched to FACILIS TECHNOLOGY for their storage upgrade. It's obvious that studios are going to need more space as video footage continues to require more space and faster connections. Despite some bumps, I was glad to get quick feedback and news while at the show. Here's what Facilis Technology has in store from NABShow... ...Read More »
Anatomy of an Optimized Wordpress Theme Designed for Conversions By Jonathon Ohayon The life of a digital marketer is an interesting one. There is never a dull moment- there are new trends to read about, new social media platforms to master, a countless supply of SEO tips and tricks to try, content and creative to develop and so forth. It can be exciting, inspiring, and overwhelming, all at once. And while these are all necessary functions that we are tasked with performing, they can also distract from the #1 thing that digital marketing needs to help achieve: CONVERSIONS! ...Read More »
Manga Studio becomes Clip Studio Paint By Ko Maruyama SmithMicro has many software options for illustrators, but for fans at ComicCon in Silicon Valley Comic Con in San Jose http://svcomiccon.com this week will get a first look at the demos of this software. The new version of Manga Studio also brings a new name. Clip Studio Paint offers a better description of the potential it offers artists, cel animation. ...Read More »
Pack Light, Pack Right By Miles Weston Photographers travel the world over to get inspiring, breathtaking shots. The toughest part of the trip is planning just the right equipment and making your way through airport and airplane security while keeping within rigid weight restrictions. Use my years of experience as a guide. ...Read More »
The Wrap - Apple Music, Twitter CEO, Sony digital cameras By IDG.TV Apple debuts a streaming music service, Twitter's CEO is stepping down and Sony wants to sell you a digital camera. Follow host Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb ...Read More »
Planar Demonstrates Market Leadership and Innovation with Breakthrough Planar LookThru OLED Transparent Display By Clip Syndicate NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, at the Xlab 2015 Conference presented by the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in display and digital signage technology, debuted the Planar® LookThru™ OLED transparent display, a breakthrough product that creates a new category for see-through displays, achieving the vision of futurists and science fiction filmmakers who have predicted a world filled with clear displays that present video conte ...Read More »
PIXELSQUID By Ko Maruyama PixelSquid? You may know TurboSquid - Yeah, same team. But this time, the new team is offering resources for the 2D artist who is interested in finding 3D objects to use in their compositions. If you've ever wanted to use a 3D object in your Adobe Photoshop composite, but just didn't have the chops (or time) to make the 3D object happen, this (extension/service) is perfect. PixelSquid has taken out all of the complexity of modeling, lighting, layering, and rendering 3D, and delivers a truly 3D object that you can easily customize for your Photoshop workflow. ...Read More »
THE NINE OLD MEN By Ko Maruyama Chances are, if you?re an animator, you?ve heard about the nine old men from Disney as told in a way that might seem like a folktale. Andreas Deja and Focal Press have crafted a book that takes you on an inspiring ride through the wonderful world of The Nine Old Men and their techniques. But even more than simple rules and technique, the book illuminates the personality and character that each artist brought to the table. ...Read More »
Content Insider #415 - It's Delicate By Miles Weston You know it and I know it -- there is inequality in business. If the business isn't doing well one of the first things senior management will do is cut the workforce to save money. It's called fiscal adjustment. Of course you seldom hear the boss say, "I'll take a salary cut as will my senior staff first and we're forgoing our annual bonuses." If we are going to have equality then we should have equality for all up and down the organization, in good times and bad. ...Read More »
What To Look For In a Business Desktop By Keith Loria for America's Backbone Weekly How much power, storage, graphics, expansion capacity, security features and warranty do you need? ...Read More »
State of Play Games at SIGGRAPH 2015 By Ko Maruyama During the SIGGRAPH convention, State of Play games introduced attendees to creating games with physical environments. By using paper, glue, markers, and other art supplies, anyone could become part of the game making process. Once the stage was set each day, an interactive experience was built in a few minutes. ...Read More »
State of Play Games at SIGGRAPH 2015 By Ko Maruyama During the SIGGRAPH convention, State of Play games introduced attendees to creating games with physical environments. By using paper, glue, markers, and other art supplies, anyone could become part of the game making process. Once the stage was set each day, an interactive experience was built in a few minutes. ...Read More »
What's The Best Tablet For Your Business? By Nick Pell for America's Backbone Weekly Android, Windows Phone or iOS? 6", 7" or 10"? There's a lot of variables to consider when choosing the right tablet for your enterprise. ...Read More »
NVIDIA introduces DesignWorks By Ko Maruyama NVIDIA has always been about visual computing. We often think of them as the video card and hardware company to make display and rendering happen (I accidentally typed 'happy' before editing it). Perhaps it isnt too far off base to say that NVIDIA is considered the company to make rendering happy. This year at SIGGRAPH, they are announcing a new concept: DesignWorks. Not hardware, the DesignWorks announcement brings an array of new software tools. ...Read More »
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