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Issue Media Asset Category Title Vendor/Format OS Description
121
Oct
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
DAZ Studio (version #3)
DAZ Studio is a free, feature-rich 3D figure design and 3D animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning(more) digital imagery. This disc includes DAZ Studio 3.0.1 for 32-bit Windows and Mac.

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121
Oct
2009
3D Model Collection
3d02.com Model Collection (version #5)
On this disc are five high-quality models worth $148, including an Air France A380, a beach lifeguard station,(more) two antique chairs and a bath sponge. The models are provided in various formats: please check each folder for details. Licensing: Commercial use

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121
Oct
2009
2D HDRI Collection
3SIX0 Landscape HDR Sample

(1 file)
This disc includes a single HDR of a country road, normally sold for 100 euros. The HDR file is offered for use(more) with this issue's compositing masterclass, but you can also use it in HDR-compatible render engines such as V-Ray, mental ray and Maxwell Render. Licensing: Commercial use

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121
Oct
2009
3D Model Collection
Sci-fi content from DAZ Productions

(3 files)
This issue, the disc includes a Jet Bike, a Wasp Class Space Fighter and an IFD Scorpion, together worth over(more) $76. For: DAZ Studio and Poser Licensing: Commercial use

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121
Oct
2009
3D Model Collection
Flat Pyramid Models

(1 file)
This issue, Flat Pyramid has provided a detailed and textured model of a human brain worth $55. The model accompanies(more) the 10-Minute Tutorial in the magazine. The file is supplied in FBX, MA and OBJ formats. Licensing: Commercial

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121
Oct
2009
2D Texture Collection
Digital Reality Texture Collection

(12 files)
Enjoy this set of 12 textures, provided courtesy of DigitalReality. Textures include a leaf (with alpha matte),(more) brick street, green sofa, handicap sign, ivory tile, stone wall, leather, plaster, shingles, tarnished black vessle, bark and "sporkula" (whatever that is). Most textures come with a bump map, diffuse maps, alpha maps, and many are tileable. All files are provided in JPEG format and range in sizes from 512x512 to 1296x1296. Licensing: Commercial use

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121
Oct
2009
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(25 files)
On the disc is a selection of 25 useful car sounds and noises for games and other multimedia projects, provided(more) in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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121
Oct
2009
Lighting
Gnomon Workshop Video Clip from "Mental Ray Production Practices with Matt Hartle"
This CD includes the six-minute chapter 'Lighting' from the Gnomon Workshop video "Mental Ray Production(more) Practices with Matt Hartle". Licensing: Learning use only

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121
Oct
2009
VFX - Compositing
Composite an Effects Shot
Framestore compositing specialist Sam Osborne hosts a 2 part visual effects masterclass, helping you create a(more) video sequence of an actor riding a floating hoverboard in the style of scenes from the Back To The Future trilogy. In part 2 of 2, he discusses how to composite and animate a CG hoverboard into video footage.

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121
Oct
2009
VFX - Rotoscoping
Create an Effects Shot
Framestore compositing specialist Sam Osborne hosts a 2 part visual effects masterclass, helping you create a(more) video sequence of an actor riding a floating hoverboard in the style of scenes from the Back To The Future trilogy. In part 1 of 2, he discusses how to rotoscope.

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121
Oct
2009
Animation - Character
Poetry in Motion
In our regular series of tutorials on the fundamentals of CG, Weta's Steve Lambert explains how to apply Disney's(more) 12 classic principles of animation to 3D work. This issue, Steve looks at the fifth of those principles: follow-through and overlapping action. This disc includes scene files and video examples showing the principles in action. For: Maya Licensing: Personal use

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121
Oct
2009
Modeling - Object Import and Export
Coordination Skills
his issue, DreamWorks Animation's Sean Fennell looks at a long-standing script for bringing 3D geometry into(more) a compositing app and reveals why it's still relevant today. You can find the fully annotated script and a sample scene file showing it in use on the disc this issue. For: Maya Licensing: Personal use

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121
Oct
2009
Lighting
10 Tips for Lighting Video Games
This issue, games artist Riki Babington provides his expert tips for improving your videogame lighting. The(more) disc includes full-sized versions of the images included in the magazine. For: Any software Licensing: Personal use

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121
Oct
2009
VFX - Fluid Simulation
Faking Liquid Levels
This issue, Gary Noden uses a Flat Pyramid brain model and a classic B-movie scenario to explain how you can(more) fake water levels in Maya. You can find the final project file and Gary's supporting video tutorial via the link below. The original model can be found in the Resources section of the disc. For: Maya Licensing: Personal use

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121
Oct
2009
Animation - Timeline, Keyframes and F-Curves
Is there a way to edit shots together inside Poser?
121
Oct
2009
Animation - Deformations
How can I get skin contact to look softer and more believable?
121
Oct
2009
Modeling - Object Replacement or Proxies
How do I change the level of detail in a busy scene?
121
Oct
2009
Animation - Timeline, Keyframes and F-Curves
Is there an easy way to create a walk cycle for an insect that has multiple legs?
121
Oct
2009
Animation - Dynamics (Cloth)
How do you create realistic cigar smoke with cloth dynamics?
Lightwave
121
Oct
2009
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
What's a good way to sharpen details in low resolution textures?
121
Oct
2009
Animation - Expressions
How do I add random vibration to an object?
121
Oct
2009
Animation - Timeline, Keyframes and F-Curves
How do you assign particles to either use a goal or follow a curve?
121
Oct
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
modo (version #401)
modo's continued evolution sets new standards in advanced modelling and rendering, as Mike de la Flor finds out(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Verdict (upgrade): 8/10

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121
Oct
2009
3D Landscapes
Vue xStream (version #7.5)
Eran Dinur finds out whether this feature-packed update reinforces Vue's position as the best landscape-generation(more) application.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Verdict (upgrade): 8/10

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121
Oct
2009
2D Image Joining
AutoPano Giga (version #2)
Kolor's budget image-stitching program has a few new features, but Mat Broomfield discovers that it offers quality(more) over quantity.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Verdict (upgrade): 7/10

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121
Oct
2009
3D Modeling and Rendering
bonzai3D
bonzai3D is a new 3D sketching tool from the makers of form.Z. Tim Danaher explains why it's an intuitive and(more) slick modeller.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10

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121
Oct
2009
Hardware - Computer
Lenovo Thinkstation D20
The Thinkstation was a dependable choice under IBM. James Morris wonders whether Lenovo maintains the solid reputation.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Verdict (upgrade): 7/10
Value for money: 7/10

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