3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012

The new version of the Autodesk 3ds Max Creation Suite 2012 has a lot to brag about. While the Suite includes Motion Builder, Mudbox, and Softimage, this review will focus on 3ds Max. With that said, there are still plenty of cool new features, so let’s get to it.

Graslon Insight Dome Flash Diffuser

With the bigger-is-better mantra when it comes to light, getting that big light source from a small flash provides a challenge that Graslon, Inc. has tackled head on and done a fine job in the process.

Ask Dave Podcast: All About Tool Presets

In this episode Dave explains what Tool Presets are and how to use them.

Drawing with the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

Pete shows how he uses the smudge tool to add depth to his Photoshop illustrations by softening shadows.

Planet Photoshop: Special Effects Text

This tutorial shows a fun text effect that builds upon some previous techniques that have been posted by Corey on the Planet site.

Evolphin Zoom 2.8

Version Cue was a good idea that never took off. It was too hard to use for small agencies and not robust enough for large ones. Evolphin Zoom 2.8 fills the gap left by Version Cue’s demise—quite nicely, too. The software is easy to install and set up on either Macintosh or Windows.

Ask Dave Podcast: Create Scrolling Text in Photoshop

In this episode Dave shows users how to use Photoshop Extended’s animation panel to create scrolling text.

Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2012

This new release not only has killer upgrades to Maya but Autodesk has also made some long overdue improvements to Mudbox and MotionBuilder, as well as the addition of Softimage to the Premium bundle.

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