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Issue Media Asset Category Title Vendor/Format OS Description
161
Nov
2012
3D Modeling and Sculpting
Z-Brush 4 R4 (version #4)
This is a fantastic revision to Z-Brush: so feature rich that it almost deserves to be a new version in itself.(more) As a free update, it's essential to upgrade.

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161
Nov
2012
3D Modeling and Sculpting
Mudbox 2013 (version #2013)
If you're an Autodesk user, Mudbox 2013 provides a total sculpting solution. If not, other apps offer more for(more) less money.

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159
Sept
2012
Video Editor and/or Compositor
Adobe CS6 Production Premium
The secondary applications found in the Creative Suite's post-production edition are, as Christopher Kenworthy(more) explains, strong workhorses without too many frills.

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158
Aug
2012
Video Editor and/or Compositor
After Effects (version #CS6)
With 3D camera tracking, feathered masks and raytracing, you never have to leave After Effects CS6 to finish a(more) complex job.

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158
Aug
2012
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
Photoshop Extended (version #CS6)
Although not a 3D powerhouse, the additional tools have uses. Along with the new interface and extra tool options,(more) Photoshop Extended CS6 is a powerful and usable image editor.

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155
May
2012
3D Model Collection
Victoria 5 Poses

(10 files)
Daz Studio
Extend your Victoria 5 library with these 10 poses, provided courtesy of Daz Productions. Requires: Daz Studio,(more) Victoria 5 Licensing: Commercial use

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155
May
2012
Hardware - Input
Wacom Intuos 5 touch M
Instant usability, excellent ergonomics and some intuitive extra features make the new Intuos5 a worthy upgrade(more) or new purchase.

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155
May
2012
Hardware - Input
3DConnexion SpaceMouse Pro.
Offers major benefits to productivity and comfort, and the lag in the Mac version's features is noticeable but(more) negligible.

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155
May
2012
Plugin
Reality 2
Daz Studio
Plugging into a real-world light renderer like LuxRender via Reality can help you take your renders a notch further.
154
Apr
2012
Renderer - Rendering and/or visualization application
Discover V-Ray 2.0
Explore V-Ray 2.0 with over 47 minutes of video guides and tutorials: Chapters include V-Ray 2.0 Hair and Fur(more) shading, V-Ray 2.0 SP2 improvements, V-Ray Car Paint, V-Ray Light Select, and V-Ray MultiSub Tex. Requires: V-Ray 2.0 Licensing: Personal use

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154
Apr
2012
Renderer - External Plugin or Application
Keyshot (version #3)
Keyshot is an absolute doddle to use, and it produces lovely renders, but it relies on models that have been carefully(more) organized.

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154
Apr
2012
Plugin
MentalCore (version #1)
MentalCore resolves common render workflow problems and puts mental ray integration on another, better level.
154
Apr
2012
Plugin
Monsters GT 7 for After Effects
With original effects, organic looks and great depth of control, Monsters GT 7 provides creative control for a(more) low price.

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152
February
2012
Hardware - Input
Wacom Inkling
The Inkling is a great idea, but it's sploit by a poor pen and a workflow no faster than existing pen and paper(more) sketching methods.

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151
Jan
2012
Animation - Character
Poser (version #9)
With the latest version, Smith Micro continues to refine Poser's interface and core performance, while providing(more) a measured release of new functionality.

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151
Jan
2012
Animation - Character
Poser Pro (version #2012)
It would have been nice to see more general scene-building improvements in this lastest version of Poser Pro,(more) but power animators, illustrators, content creators and dabblers will all find a few new features to please each of them.

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150
Xmas
2011
Animation - Character
Daz Sudio Pro (version #4)
Daz 3D
With a plethora of handy features, Daz Studio Pro eases old and new users into 3D image and content creation.
150
Xmas
2011
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Maya Subscription Advantage Pack. (version #2012)
The Maya 2012 SAP is nice to have, but most of the novelties are items everyone could get without a subsciption.
147
Oct
2011
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Shade Professional (version #12)
Shade in English returns from a long absence with a new GUI, better and more robust import, a much improved render(more) engine, and viewport preview rendering. Almost everything has been improved.

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147
Oct
2011
Plugin
Recoil
modo
recoil is fun and ambitious add-on, but stability issues (possibly stemming from its plug-in status) prevent it(more) from being wholeheartedly recommended.

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146
Sept
2011
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
DAZ Studio (version #4) (Demo version)
Try out the bold new release of the popular character art tool: DAZ Studio 4 includes Auto-Fit, which requires(more) a serial code to unlock it. 3D World readers are free to use Auto-Fit until the end of December 2011 using this unlock code: SDZAUFT-010-0005500-LYE-001-EBTOFMY Licensing: Commercial use

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146
Sept
2011
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Lightwave (version #10.1) (Demo version)
Newtek
Test-drive NewTek's animation suite with this trial edition: The new era for LightWave continues with the release(more) of LightWave 10.1. Test-drive its news feature with this trial edition for Windows and Mac OS X. Licensing: Evaluation use

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146
Sept
2011
3D Modeling and Sculpting
Sculptris (Full version)
Full versions of Pixologic's brilliant free sculpting tool for Windows and Mac: Newly released by Pixologic as(more) a companion to ZBrush, Sculptris is like a 3D sketchpad, with accessible tools that are powerful enough to match your skills as they develop. The disc includes the full installers for Windows and Mac OS X; visit the Resources section on the other side of the disc for a video tutorial. Licensing: Commercial use

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143
Jun
2011
Renderer - External Plugin or Application
Thea Render
Its support for both biased and unbiased rendering is just one of this new system's many delights, says Ed Ricketts.
142
May
2011
Plugin
Ikinema for Maya
Ikinema is a quality release that will benefit animators at any level, whether utilizing the straight-up full-body(more) tools or streamlining existing pipelines.

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142
May
2011
3D Motion Tracking
SynthEyes (version #2011)
A keenly priced piece of software, considering the powerful and production proven match-moving toolset.
142
May
2011
Plugin
Ozone (version #5)
Ozone 5 quickly creates photo-real backgrounds for your renders, freeing you to focus on the foreground elements(more) and stay productive.

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140
Mar
2011
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Lightwave (version #10)
Industry veteran NewTek has brought out an update to its 3D application. Ben Vost finds out whether it's worth(more) the upgrade.

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140
Mar
2011
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
modo (version #501)
Expectations are high for the latest version of Luxology's flagship application, says Paul Beards, but does modo(more) 501 deliver?

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140
Mar
2011
Compositing and/or Rotoscoping Application
Mocha Pro (version #2.5)
Mocha Pro offers rotoscoping and compositing as well as tracking. Marc Rice finds out if it's the complete package.
140
Mar
2011
Hardware - Computer
Scan 3XS 2600K
Intel's latest process powers Scan's new machine to a high level of performance for the money, as James Morris(more) discovers.

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139
February
2011
Modeling - Landscapes
Vue 8 Frontier (version #8) (Full version)
Full version of Vue 8 Frontier for Windows and Mac OS X: Create vast expanses of terrains, add trees, import(more) your Poser & Daz Studio characters, select the best point of view and render hyper-realistic images with moody atmospheres... in just a few mouse clicks. For: Windows/Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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139
February
2011
Modeling - Landscapes
Vue (version #9)
As reliably as ever, version 9 of the venerable environment/vegetation/atmosphere 3D modeler and renderer swings(more) around. Eran Dinur looks at the improvements

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139
February
2011
Modeling - Landscapes
Onyx Garden Suite (version #2.1)
With new terrain import and billboarding features, Onyx Computing's Garden Suite is one of the better vegetation(more) generator options on the market, says Cirstyn Bech-Yagher.

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139
February
2011
Modeling - Landscapes
SpeedTree Cinema (version #5.2)
Probably the most feature-rich vegetation software available& but also the most expensive, says Cirstyn Bech-Yagher.
139
February
2011
Hardware - Computer
Apple Mac Pro
Apple's latest workstation upgrade brings power and performance, but at a premium price. Steve Jarratt tests its(more) CG credentials.

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138
Jan
2011
3D Game Creation
Unity 3D Pro (version #3)
With new lightmapping and render options, version 3 maintains Unity's considerable market momentum, says Adam(more) Watkins.

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138
Jan
2011
3D Modeling and Sculpting
3D-Coat (version #3.5)
With multi-res workflow and Auto-retopology, this sculpting package has taken a huge leap forward,says Scott Spencer.
138
Jan
2011
2D Compositing
Conduit Suite (version #2)
dvGarage's Mac-only nodal compositing tools for Apple and Adobe apps receive a solid update, says Jeremy Smith.
137
Xmas
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Cinema 4D (version #12)
Anders Kjellberg takes a closer look at Maxon's update to its acclaimed 3D package and discovers both impressive(more) features and a bad marketing decision.

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137
Xmas
2010
3D Motion Tracking
PFMatchit (version #1)
Can The Pixel Farm's latest entry-level matchmoving software hold its own against the already established elite(more) of trackiing solutions, asks Mike Thompson.

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136
Dec
2010
Plugin
Xfrog 4.2 for C4D (version #4.2) (Full version)
Xfrog 4.2 adds procedural objects to Cinema 4D R9. Combining these powerful new Objects together with existing(more) Objects allows you to easily create complex organic models and animations beyond the existing capabilities of Cinema 4D software. For: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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136
Dec
2010
Plugin
Xfrog 4.4 for C4D (version #4.4) (Demo version)
Xfrog 4.4 adds procedural objects to Cinema 4D R11. By combining these with C4D components, you can create a(more) wide variety of organic models and animations using procedures based on some of the building blocks of nature. Copy the Xfrog44 folder into your Cinema 4D plugins folder, then run Cinema 4D and select Plugins : Xfrog to request your 30-day licence. For: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Evaluation use

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135
Nov
2010
3D Landscapes
Bryce 3D (version #6.3) (Full version)
A full version of DAZ Productions' popular 3D landscape package: Using this version, users can combine imported(more) animations with Bryce 6 scenes to create seamless environments that can be populated with human figures, animals and other characters. Platform: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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134
Oct
2010
Plugin
X-Frog for Maya (version #4) (Full version)
A full version of Xfrog 4 for Maya: Xfrog 4 adds procedural objects to Maya. By combining these with Maya components,(more) you can create a wide variety of organic models and animations using procedures based on some of the building blocks of nature. Xfrog tools behave exactly like Maya components, so that they can be keyframed and combined with PaintEffects or particle animations. It's also possible to use MEL scripts to drive them. For: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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134
Oct
2010
Plugin
X-Frog for Maya (version #5) (Demo version)
A trial version of Xfrog 5 for Maya: Xfrog 5 adds procedural objects to Maya. By combining these with Maya components,(more) you can create a wide variety of organic models and animations using procedures based on some of the building blocks of nature. Xfrog tools behave exactly like Maya components, so that they can be keyframed and combined with PaintEffects or particle animations. It's also possible to use MEL scripts to drive them. For: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Evaluation use

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133
Sept
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
Vue 8.5 PLE (version #8.5) (Learning E version)
Vue Infinite and Vue xStream offer CG professionals the premiere solution for creating exceptionally rich and(more) realistic digital nature environments with seamless integration into any production workflow. While Vue Infinite is a standalone application, Vue xStream operates seamlessly inside of 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave 3D, Cinema 4D and Softimage. The disc includes a special magazine covermount version of Vue 8.5 PLE. For: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: PLE licensing

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133
Sept
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Carrara Pro (version #7) (Full version)
The full version of DAZ Productions' popular 3D package: Carrara 7 Pro offers a complete 3D graphic development(more) environment in one package, enabling you to create a scene, model objects that populate it, and create environmental effects. You can then animate the results and render the resulting scene, using one application. Carrara can also be an invaluable tool for interactive multimedia, and supports popular 3D and 2D formats. Platform: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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133
Sept
2010
Plugin
Mimic Pro (Full version)
The full version of DAZ Productions' Mimic Pro plug-in for Carrara: Mimic Pro for Carrara is a plug-in that(more) provides the ability to add facial animation to your Carrara characters. Mimic Pro for Carrara has an intuitive, customisable interface, along with enhanced features that cut production time. Platform: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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133
Sept
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Carrara Pro (version #8) (Demo version)
A trial version of DAZ Productions' popular 3D package: Carrara 8 Pro offers a complete 3D graphic development(more) environment in one package, enabling you to create a scene, model objects that populate it, and create environmental effects. You can then animate the results and render the resulting scene, using one application. Carrara can also be an invaluable tool for interactive multimedia, and supports popular 3D and 2D formats. Platform: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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133
Sept
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Maya (version #2011)
This year's update sees performance and workflow boosts, and a focus on the app's traditional strengths, reveals(more) Peter Duncan.

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133
Sept
2010
Renderer - Rendering and/or visualization application
KeyShot (version #2)
Now competing against similar apps, Mark Pritchard asks if Keyshot 2.0 can maintain the lead set by its predecessor,(more) Hypershot.

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133
Sept
2010
Fluid simulation
Realflow (version #5)
With the introduction of a host of new features, is Realflow 5 evolving into the tool that answers the hopes of(more) users and the aspirations of creatives? Wayne England takes a closer look.

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132
Aug
2010
3D Modeling
Mudbox 2011 (version #2011)
With an unrivalled 3D paint system, intuitive posing tools, and new vector displacement, this release impresses(more) Mike de la Flor

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132
Aug
2010
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
Photoshop Extended CS5 (version #CS5)
As Photoshop advances into 3D, Lance Evans sees a growing spot for it in production pipelines.
132
Aug
2010
Video Editor and/or Compositor
After Effects CS5 (version #CS5)
Motion graphics and visual effects just got faster and easier, but Christopher Kenworthy suggests this upgrade(more) lacks real impact.

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132
Aug
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Carrara Pro (version #8)
Carrara has a lengthy development pedigree and a devoted userbase, but will this release keep the diehard application(more) alive? Mike de la Flor explores the ups and downs of its new features.

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130
Jun
2010
3D Model Collection
Dinosaur content from DAZ Productions

(20 files)
The disc includes 20 detailed, poseable dinosaurs for use in DAZ Studio or Poser. The models have been created(more) by Dinoraul and include high-resolution textures. The models are provided as installers for both Windows and Mac OS X. For: DAZ Studio and Poser Licensing: Commercial use

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130
Jun
2010
3D Game Creation
Unity 3D
Complete 3D development toolkit
130
Jun
2010
3D Modeling
bonzai3D (version #2)
A quickly released version 2.0 sees the 3D modeller address some features missing in the original, such as dimensioning(more) and active components, says Tim Danaher.

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126
February
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
Vue xStream (version #8)
e-on's 3D scenery creation software's latest release improves on the past and adds innovative new features, says(more) Erin Dinur.

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126
February
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Maya (version #2010)
With few new features, is Maya 2010 basically Maya 2009 with bundled applications? Fred Galpern investigates&(more) .

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126
February
2010
Renderer - Rendering and/or visualization application
Artlantis Studio (version #3)
With a new rendering engine, Artlantis Studio 3.0 reinvents itself. Jorge Barrero examines if the improvements(more) are worth the wait.

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125
Jan
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Cheetah3D (version #5)
This long awaited upgrade to an elegant Mac 3D application promises significant render speed increases.
125
Jan
2010
Renderer - Rendering and/or visualization application
Maxwell Renderer (version #2)
Next Limit's latest release introduces many new features, says Brian Looney, as well as welcome render speed improvements.
124
Xmas
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Cinema 4D (version #11.5)
As Maxon delivers the latest ujpdate to its flagship 3D suite, Simon Danaher discovers some significant improvements
124
Xmas
2009
3D Modeling
Mudbox (version #2010)
Mudbox has become one of the best digital sculpting and 3D painting tools available, says Mike de la Flor of the(more) latest version.

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124
Xmas
2009
3D Animation and Rendering
EIAS (version #8)
Is this ElectricImage's biggest upgrade in ten years, as the publisher claims? And is it worth your CG dollars,(more) asks Lance Evans.

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123
Dec
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Shade 8 Professional (version #8.5) (Full version)
Shade Professional is a 3D modelling, rendering and animation suite that makes it easy to create striking models(more) with natural 3D curves that are easy to modify, transform and animate. Online registration is required to use this software. Please click Registration for full instructions. instructions.

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123
Dec
2009
3D Model Collection
Sci-fi content from DAZ Productions

(4 files)
Sci-fi content from DAZ Productions: DAZ Productions provides high-quality digital 3D content and software at(more) affordable prices. This issue, the disc includes the models Generic Sci-Fi Corridor, Sci-Fi Crates 'n Containers and The Core, together worth almost $40. For: DAZ Studio and Poser Licensing: Commercial use Licensing: Commercial use

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123
Dec
2009
3D Model Collection
TurboSquid USS Gato submarine

(1 file)
A high-quality model of a USS Gato submarine from TurboSquid: TurboSquid is one of the leading online marketplaces(more) for 3D assets, providing a huge collection of 3D models and textures. On the disc this issue is the high-resolution fully detailed and textured Submarine USS Gato model, created by 3d_molier. The model accompanies this issue's 10-Minute Tutorial. For: Various; see magazine for details Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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123
Dec
2009
3D Model Collection
Vanishing Point Vincent Parker Model

(1 file)
An optimised Poser figure from Vanishing Point created especially for animators: Vanishing Point is a multinational(more) 3D production company, specialising in building, texturing and rigging models, animation, video and film production, corporate design and graphics. Included in the folder is Vincent Parker, an optimised Poser figure created especially for animators. Created in 3ds Max, ZBrush and Poser, the figure is a fresh concept in Poser characters. For: Poser Licensing: Commercial use

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123
Dec
2009
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(12 files)
12 audio clips for games and multimedia: On the disc is a selection of 12 useful alien and spaceship sounds and(more) noises for games and other multimedia projects, provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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123
Dec
2009
3D Modeling and Sculpting
Z-Brush (version #3.5)
This update introduces an array of new brushes, tools and advanced workflows to the digital sculpting community,(more) says Scott Spencer.

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122
Nov
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
DAZ Studio 3.0 Advanced (version #3)
Major shader and scripting capacities take DAZ Studio 3.0 Advanced to a whole new level, discovers Cirstyn Bech-Yagher.
122
Nov
2009
Modeling - Character
Poser (version #8)
If you thought that Smith Micro was going to let Poser falter against DAZ's concerted onslaught, guess again.(more) Mat Broomfield reveals the new features of the revamped figure-posing tool.

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122
Nov
2009
Presentation and/or Web Authoring Tool
Swift 3D (version #6)
The sixth edition of Electric Rain's popular 3D-to-Flash package is quick to learn and feels smooth to use, says(more) Simon Cornish

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122
Nov
2009
Asset Management Software
Flow (version #1)
Gridiron's visual asset management system is precisely the sort of thing you never knew you needed, says Steve(more) Jarratt

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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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120
Sept
2009
3D Landscapes
Terragen (version #2) (Learning E version)
Reviewed in 3D World last issue, Terragen is a versatile terrain-generation package, capable of creating ultra-high-quality(more) digital landscapes. This disc includes the non-commercial edition of Terragen 2 for Windows and Mac OS X. This version is limited to a maximum render size of 800 x 600 pixels, and does not provide the advanced detail and anti-aliasing options of the commercial edition. Licensing: See website for details

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120
Sept
2009
Plugin
Ozone (version #4)
Everything in e-on's software updated atmospheric plug-in is sky high: quality, stability and render times, says(more) Steve Jarratt

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

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119
Aug
2009
3D Landscapes
Terragen (version #2)
Despite the protracted wait, Terragen 2.0 gives other landscape generators a run for their money, says Cirstyn(more) Bech-Yagher.

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

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119
Aug
2009
Presentation and/or Web Authoring Tool
Director (version #11.5)
With a new upgrade hot on the heels of the last, Lance Evans argues that Adobe's revamped Director is staging(more) a comeback.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Verdict (upgrade): 7/10

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119
Aug
2009
Renderer - Rendering and/or visualization application
Turtle (version #5)
A unified user interface and baking workflow boosts the power of the Maya compatible games renderer, says Kenny(more) Lammers

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

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118
Jul
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Houdini 10 Master (version #10)
Guided by user feedback, Side Effects has expanded Houdini's feature list. Jacob Clark picks his way through(more) its latest tricks.

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

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118
Jul
2009
3D Game Creation
Unity (version #2.5)
While the transition to Windows is a reason enough for a new release, Mike Tully asks what else Unity 2.5 brings(more) to the table.

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

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118
Jul
2009
Modeling - Character
Quidam (version #3)
Despite the revamped 3D paint system and direct bridge to Photoshop, Steve Jarratt asks whether the latest version(more) truly delivers.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Verdict (upgrade): 8/10

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118
Jul
2009
Plugin
Craft Director Tools (version #8.1)
Proven 3D Studio Max and Maya vehicle and camera add-on (for realistically creating realistic camera and vehicle(more) dynamic simulations) now supports Cinema 4D. Nigel Doyle asks how C4D users will benefit.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10

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117
Jun
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Realsoft (version #5.1) (Full version)
RealSoft 3D
Realsoft 3D is a feature-packed 3D modelling, rendering and animation software package that suits many different(more) applications. This disc includes Realsoft 3D 5.1 for Windows, with a full commercial licence, plus trial versions of Realsoft 3D 6.1.

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117
Jun
2009
Plugin
SketchUp Plugins
A selection of 6 plugins for SketchUp:- Free Scale- Joint Push Pull- RoundEdgeWithBezier- SketchyBevel- SketchyFFD-(more) Tools on SurfaceFree Scale, Joint Push Pull, RoundEdgeWithBezier and Tools on Surface require LibFredo6, also included on this disc.

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116
May
2009
Plugin
LightUp (version #1.3)
The newly updated plugin for SketchUp automates the baking of light maps and produces photoreal, navigable environments(more) within SketchUp itself.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 9/10

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116
May
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Shade 9 Professional (version #9)
An advanced curved surface 3D suite that has finally been converted to English.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 8/10

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115
Apr
2009
Video Editor and/or Compositor
Toxik (version #2009)
FBX support, a new file management system, stereo viewing capabilities - and now an OS-X version - add up to Toxik's(more) first truly strong release.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 8/10

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115
Apr
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Carrara Pro (version #7)
After almost three years and two major updates under the DAZ Production banner, Carrara continues to advance,(more) gaining much needed new features.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 7/10

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114
Mar
2009
2D Texture Creation and/or Editing
imageSynth (version #2)
Dual-core support and improved memory handling make for a solid, if not exactly show-stopping, update to Luxology's(more) texture-creation tool.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 7/10

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114
Mar
2009
3D Modeling
SketchUp Pro (version #7)
Despite adding few new core features, Google's professional visualization suite gains improved performance, and(more) rolls in the LayOut presentation module.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 7/10

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113
February
2009
Plugin
aniMate Plugin for DAZ Studio (Demo version)
aniMate (created by GoFigure for DAZ Studio 2.3.3.89) puts animations together using editable chunks called aniBlocks,(more) which can be stored and reused just like video clips. Animations are assembled by stacking aniBlocks in the aniTimeline. You can create new aniBlocks from DAZ Studio keyframes, which means BVH animation files, Puppeteer animation or hand keyframing can all be used to create new aniBlocks. Licensed for commercial use.

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113
February
2009
Animation - Prescripted Motions (General)
aniMate aniBlock Sampler (Demo version)
aniBlocks are animations that have been broken down into editable chunks that can be stored and reused like video(more) clips. Animations are created by stacking aniBlocks in the aniTimeline. AniBlocks can be dragged around and rearranged inside the timeline and they are always automatically blended one to another. AniBlocks can be trimmed, cropped, split and combined to create just the effect you need, or to create completely new aniBlocks. On the CD is a sampler collection of 11 aniBlocks provided by GoFigure and DAZ 3D. REQUIREMENTS: DAZ Studio 2.3.3.89, aniMate (trial version on this CD). Licensed for commercial use

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113
February
2009
2D Image Joining
Stitcher Unlimited (version #2009)
Autodesk's first update to its newly acquired image-stitching software adds HDR support and GPU acceleration,(more) but feels a sadly unpolished release.

Verdict (new purchase): 6/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 8/10

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113
February
2009
3D Model Collection
Michael 4 Pro Bundle
Five years after Michael 3, DAZ 3D has finally updated its popular male character.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 10/10
Range of features: 9/10

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113
February
2009
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
Photoshop CS4 Extended (version #CS4)
The deluxe edition of the industry-standard image-editing tool adds true 3D painting abilities and OpenGL acceleration.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 10/10

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113
February
2009
Modeling - Landscapes
Vue 7 xStream (version #7)
Although not as groundbreaking as previous releases, this robust update to the leading environment generator offers(more) incredible integration with host software.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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112
Jan
2009
Plugin
aniMate
At first glance, it may look like a toy, but this easy-to-use plug-in opens up a new world of animation for DAZ(more) Studio owners

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 10/10
Range of features: 6/10

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112
Jan
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Maya 2009 (version #2009)
As Maya reaches its tenth anniversary, Autodesk delivers a well-balanced update, ranging from workflow enhancements(more) to the new nParticles system

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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111
Xmas
2008
Video Editor and/or Compositor
Nuke 5.1 PLE (version #5.1) (Learning E version)
Nuke Personal Learning Edition provides all of the major functionality of the software with the exception of watermarked(more) output, limited support for plug-ins and exporting of project files. This version is free to use, is not time-limited and does not require you to install a licence key

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111
Xmas
2008
3D Modeling
GroBoto (version #2.3)
Showcased at Siggraph this year, has this one-of-a-kind '3D array' tool evolved from an interesting novelty to(more) part of the serious illustrator's toolbox?

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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110
Dec
2008
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Cinema 4D (version #11)
With improved GI, no-linear animation, matte painting and Collada suppport, Maxon responds to demand with a solid(more) upgrade for all users.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 8/10

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110
Dec
2008
Plugin
LightUP (version #1.2)
Produce photorealistic environments navigable directly within SketchUp with this innovative plug-in for baking(more) light maps.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 6/10

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110
Dec
2008
Plugin
SU Podium (version #1.5)
This well established plugin promises one-click photorealistic rendering directly within SketchUp.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 6/10

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109
Nov
2008
Plugin
Horizon
Create backgrounds for After Effects compositions from environment maps, video layers or even pre-comps with Trapcodes'(more) ingenious new plug-in

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 5/10

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109
Nov
2008
Renderer - External Plugin or Application
IDX Renditioner (version #1.1)
Based on TurboSketch Studio, this bolt-on renderer for SketchUp promises easy one-click rendering, including radiosity(more) and GI support.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 7/10

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109
Nov
2008
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
RV (version #3.4)
Tweak Film's in-house image-viewer gets its commercial release, boasting a slick interface, basic compositing(more) tools and support for stereo playback.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 9/10

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108
Oct
2008
Plugin
Mimic Pro
Lip-Sync software Mimic Pro joins Carrara's growing arsenal of character animation tools, but the plug-in lacks(more) some of the features of the original.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 6/10
Range of features: 8/10

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108
Oct
2008
3D Painting
Argile (version #1.1)
Add mesh sculpting and real-time texturing to your workflow for less than the price of a night out with new tool(more) from N-Sided.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 6/10

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107
Sept
2008
3D Modeling
Hexagon (version #1.2) (Full version)
Hexagon was designed to deliver direct polygon modelling and surface subdivision, complex curves and surfaces(more) creation, dynamic construction history and more. Hexagon allows you to create realistic or imaginary characters, as well as design complex technical objects. Licensed for commercial use

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106
Aug
2008
Presentation and/or Web Authoring Tool
Director (version #11)
After 4 years, Adobe has released a new update to this long-ignored multimedia authoring stalwart.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 7/10

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106
Aug
2008
Hardware - Storage
Avastor HDX-800 1TB Hard Disk
This triple-interface storage unit comes at a premium price, but that's reflected in strong performance and impressive(more) build quality.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 6/10
Range of features: 9/10

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105
Jul
2008
Hardware - Storage
Data Robotics Drobo and Drobo Share
This four-bay hard disk enclosure and its optional network enabler make storage and back-up more accessible and(more) affordable.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 8/10

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104
Jun
2008
Animation - Motion Capture Data
Audiomotion mocap files

(20 files)
The files emulate various human movement sequences, including walking, running, jumping, pushing, chin-ups, body-checking,(more) and aiming a gun. All mocap files are for use in personal or commercial projects

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104
Jun
2008
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Maya 2008 Extensions
Autodesk's latest technology updates give Maya a powerful new muscle system and new soft selection tool - provided(more) you've signed up for a subscription.

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104
Jun
2008
Renderer - Rendering and/or visualization application
Artlantis Studio (version #2)
The second full point release of this achitectural rendering mainstay offers great quality improvements yet maintains(more) a simple workflow.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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104
Jun
2008
Video Editor and/or Compositor
Nuke (version #5)
With its revamped interface, new tools and peerless EXR workflow, the Foundry's first major release of Nuke is(more) the complete pipeline compositing tool.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 8/10

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103
May
2008
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Cheetah3D (version #4.4)
The latest update to this cut-price Mac-only 3D suite takes it acclaimed render engine and throws it out in favor(more) of an even better one.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 10/10
Range of features: 7/10

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102
Apr
2008
Plugin
imageSynth
A Photoshop-compatible plug-in, imageSynth takes your photos and creates seamless texture tiles out of different(more) parts of the images.

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102
Apr
2008
Plugin
T-Splines for Rhino
Subdivision-style modelling comes to Rhino, courtesy of an innovative technology that offers artists the best(more) of NURBS and Sub-D workflows. Requires Rhino 4.0

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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101
Mar
2008
Plugin
Form
Create chaos from order in After Effects with this new grid-based particle plug-in from leading third-party developer(more) Trapcode.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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101
Mar
2008
Video Editor and/or Compositor
Combustion 2008
The latest release of Autodesk's compositing package features the Color Warper from big brother, Flame. But is(more) this sufficient reason to upgrade?

Verdict (new purchase): 5/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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101
Mar
2008
3D Modeling
Strata 3D CX (version #5.5)
It may not be the most advanced tool around, but Strata is continuing to carve out a niche as the 3D package most(more) likely to appeal to 2D artists.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 6/10
Range of features: 7/10

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101
Mar
2008
Modeling - Character
Quidam (version #2)
The second full point release of N-Sided's human figure sculpting and posing tool sees Quidam gain a bit of weight(more) and some color in its cheeks.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 7/10

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101
Mar
2008
3D Animation and Rendering
EIAS (version #7)
The veteran animation and rendering package gets a much-needed round of feature catch-ups and support for Intel(more) Macs - but is that enough for new users?

Verdict (new purchase): 6/10
Value for money: 6/10
Range of features: 7/10

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100
February
2008
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Carrara Pro (version #5) (Full version)
The full commercial version of DAZ Productions professional 3D animation package.
100
February
2008
Video Editor and/or Compositor
Fusion (version #5.2) (Learning E version)
Fully functional version with a few limitations: all images written to disk will contain a watermark, 3rd party(more) plugins can not be loaded, and compositions saved with the LE edition can not be opened with a commercial edition.

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98
Xmas
2007
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Lightwave 3D (version #9.3)
The new updates improve the toolset (rendering and shading) but the software continues to lack in other areas(more) (UV tools, displacement modeling and workflow).

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 7/10

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98
Xmas
2007
Plugin
Turtle (version #4.1)
The latest upgrade to Illuminate Labs high-end renderer adds additional functionality for next-gen games artists(more) - including powerful renderview baking.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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98
Xmas
2007
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Maya 2008 (version #2008)
Workflow wins out over headline-grabbing new features in what is nevertheless a worthwhile upgrade to Maya, especially(more) for game artists.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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98
Xmas
2007
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Carrara Pro (version #6)
DAZ Productions has re-engineered Carrara to appeal to the Poser community.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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97
Dec
2007
Plugin
drUtilSuite (Full version)
drUtilSuite for Fusion offers 25 plug-ins including clamp, Compress, Panoramic Warp, Set Alpha and Switch Matte.
97
Dec
2007
Plugin
drUtilSuite (Full version)
drUtilSuite for mental ray provides dozens of shaders. Each comes with PDF instructions.
97
Dec
2007
Plugin
Ozone (version #3)
Add attractive photo-realistic skies directly inside any of 5 key 3D applications.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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97
Dec
2007
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
modo (version #301)
Expanding on its own initial incarnation as a sub-division modeller, modo 301 gains a powerful new sculpting and(more) a elementary animation tools.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 8/10

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95
Oct
2007
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Cheetah3D (version #2.6.1) (Full version)
A versatile set of tools and an accessible interface that give you everything you need to get started modeling(more) and texturing.

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95
Oct
2007
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Cheetah3D (version #4.2) (Demo version)
More extensive modeling, UV editing, and rendering options including radiosity, caustics, HDRI backgrounds and(more) ambient occlusion.

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95
Oct
2007
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Blender (version #2.44) (Full version)
The latest version of your favorite open source application.
95
Oct
2007
3D Game Creation
Crystal Space (Full version)
A perfect companion to Blender, this open source 3D game engine is a cross-platform system designed specifically(more) for real-time display (which obviously makes it great for games).

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95
Oct
2007
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
Photoshop CS3 Extended (version #CS3)
With its new interface and professional tools, Adobe is targeting the 3D market with this upgrade.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 10/10

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95
Oct
2007
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
CS3 Production Bundle (version #CS3)
Offers a suite of suite of industry-standard packages, including After Effects Professional, Photoshop Extended,(more) Illustrator and Flash Professional.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 9/10

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94
Sept
2007
3D Landscapes
Bryce 3D (version #5.5) (Full version)
On-line registration required.
94
Sept
2007
3D Modeling and Animation
AC3D (version #6.2) (Demo version)
14 day trial plus 33% off full version.
94
Sept
2007
3D Landscapes
Vue 6 Easel (version #6)
A lite version of Vue 6 Infinte's landscape generation program for the mass user.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 10/10
Range of features: 9/10

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94
Sept
2007
Renderer - Rendering and/or visualization application
Maxwell Renderer (version #1.5)
The first upgrade to Next Limit's architectural renderer adds a set of tools that bring and already powerful package(more) more in line with standard workflow.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 9/10

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94
Sept
2007
Renderer - External Plugin or Application
RenderMan for Maya (version #2)
The original RenderMan for Maya is still one of the best rendering packages on the market today. This version(more) is even better& .and faster!

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 9/10

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94
Sept
2007
Video Editor and/or Compositor
Motion (version #3)
A motion graphics and effects tool from Apple(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 7/10

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92
Jul
2007
3D Motion Tracking
PFTrack (version #4)
The Pixel Farm's match-moving solution achieves even greater VFX pipeline usefulness, with new tools to solve(more) every day problems.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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92
Jul
2007
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Cheetah3D (version #4.1)
Well appointed and easy animation suite, complete with multiprocessor rendering.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 7/10

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91
Jun
2007
3D Modeling
TurboCAD Mac Pro (version #2)
Bolts on a substantial 3D toolset to this well established 2D CAD drafting package.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 6/10
Range of features: 8/10

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91
Jun
2007
Plugin
FPrime (version #3)
Lightwave
Lightwaves real-time raytracer gains speed, works with more cameras and now has the muscle to preview nodal textures.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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91
Jun
2007
3D Landscapes
Vue Infinite (version #6)
This final release of this long awaited update gives you a subtle way of generating landscapes, skies, water and(more) light.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 10/10
Range of features: 9/10

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90
May
2007
Renderer - Rendering and/or visualization application
Maxwell Renderer (Demo version)
Try out this excellent light-bouncing render engine that is built around the concept of simulating the physical(more) interactions between light and objects.

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90
May
2007
3D Motion Tracking
PFHoe Pro
The Pixel Farm has cultivated a professional edition of its popular entry-level match mover with some distinctive(more) new features.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 8/10

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90
May
2007
3D Modeling
SketchUp Pro (version #6)
This free upgrade for all version 5.0 license holders offers OpenGL, Mac speed boosts and a brand new layout package.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 6/10
Range of features: 8/10

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90
May
2007
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Maya (version #8.5)
A superb and worthwhile release that should make up for what many considered to be a clean-up operation with release(more) 8.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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89
Apr
2007
3D Model Collection
Victoria 4 Complete
Victoria 4 looks good and has improved controls when used in Daz Studio though at considerable cost to user friendliness.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 9/10

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88
Mar
2007
3D Painting
Bodypaint 3D (version #3)
This release sees a handful of new features, a UI overhaul and merge with the Cinema 4D package.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 9/10

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88
Mar
2007
Modeling - Character
Poser (version #7)
An upgrade that provides dramatic improvement to productivity and usability.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 8/10

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87
February
2007
3D Landscapes
Bryce 3D (version #6)
The affordable landscape generator now boasts DAZ Studio integration and HDRI support.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 7/10

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87
February
2007
3D Landscapes
Vue 6 Infinite (version #6)
An exclusive preview (no verdicts yet) of Vue 6 Infinite that boasts a new interface, spectral atmosphere engine,(more) meta-clouds and improved workflow.

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85
Xmas
2006
Plugin
interPoser Pro
Makes browsing, loading, posing and animation of Poser content right inside C4D 8.2 or greater and effortless(more) reality

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 9/10

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85
Xmas
2006
3D Modeling from Images
Strata Foto 3D
Strata has released its own image based modelling software, but to users of 3D SOM Pro, it will look strangely(more) familiar.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 7/10

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85
Xmas
2006
3D Motion Tracking
Boujou (version #4)
2d3
Adds geometry-based tracking to 2d3's flagship product.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 8/10

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85
Xmas
2006
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Cheetah3D (version #3.4)
This well-rounded approachable and inexpensive application offers a good selection of modelling tools and high-quality(more) rendering and render management.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 10/10
Range of features: 7/10

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85
Xmas
2006
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Cinema 4D (version #10)
Maxon's 3D application has received a total UI makeover and improved character animation tools.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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84
Dec
2006
2D Image Joining
Stitcher (version #5.5)
Create Panoramas and skydomes from 2D images(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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84
Dec
2006
Plugin
IFW2 Nodal
Lightwave
A set of procedural pre-sets and shader nodes for Lightwave 9.0's new nodal based shader system.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 9/10

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84
Dec
2006
3D Animation and Rendering
Art*lantis Studio
Builds on Artlantis R's (reviewed in Issue 70) by adding animation controls.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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84
Dec
2006
3D Modeling and Rendering
solidThinking Design (version #7)
Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10
84
Dec
2006
Modeling - Character
Quidam
Modelling program in the figure generation, posing and sculpting market.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 5/10
Range of features: 7/10

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83
Nov
2006
3D Motion Tracking
3D-Equalizer PLE (Learning E version)
Contains all the main features of the commercial version, but 2D/3D curve export, the export filters, and TCL(more) interface are disabled.

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83
Nov
2006
3D Modeling
AC3D (version #6)
Though its been around for 10 years, the latest version brings it into line with current standards, featuring(more) N-gon based subdivision surfaces, speedier OpenGL performance plus workflow enhancements.

Verdict (new purchase): 6/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 6/10

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83
Nov
2006
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Maya (version #8)
While version 8 is a solid update, it doesn't feel like a big one (more like a half-point release) with many enhancements(more) of limited benefit to non-game artists.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 7/10

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82
Oct
2006
3D Landscapes
LandZone Terrain (Demo version)
This demo from Cybia provides you with a single prop containing 8 morph targets (one from each of the individual(more) props in the full pack), plus a sample texture map.

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82
Oct
2006
3D Modeling and Animation
Blender (version #2.42) (Full version)
Full featured open-source animation and modelling package.
82
Oct
2006
Plugin
LWCAD (version #2)
Lightwave
A collection of technical drawing tools to compliment Lightwave's Modeler toolset, its main function is to enable(more) the precision placement of elements using a sophisticated snapping system.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 6/10
Range of features: 9/10

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82
Oct
2006
Presentation and/or Web Authoring Tool
Strata Live 3D
Enables users to add interactivity to existing models ready for on-line use.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 6/10
Value for money: 6/10
Range of features: 8/10

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82
Oct
2006
3D Modeling
Strata 3D CX (version #5)
Allows 2D minded artists to work with similar tools in a 3D environment.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 8/10

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82
Oct
2006
3D Modeling
Form Z (version #6)
Sophisticated new animation capabilities transform this industrial modelling package into an enterprise-wide,(more) form-generating and finishing tool.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 10/10

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81
Sept
2006
Renderer - External Plugin or Application
Turtle (version #3)
High speed rendering engine for Maya.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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81
Sept
2006
Plugin
MoGraph
A motion graphics creation module for Cinema 4D R9.6(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 10/10

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81
Sept
2006
3D Modeling
Hexagon (version #2.1)
A low cost but powerful subdivision modeler.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 10/10
Range of features: 8/10

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81
Sept
2006
3D Modeling and Rendering
modo (version #201)
A powerful subdivision modeling application with excellent UV tools, interface, workflow and now a powerful internal(more) renderer.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 9/10

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80
Aug
2006
3D Modeling and Animation
Blender (version #2.41) (Full version)
Full featured open-source animation and modelling package.
80
Aug
2006
3D Landscapes
Terragan (version #0.94) (Full version)
The non-commercial version of the 3D landscape generation package licensed only for personal work.
80
Aug
2006
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
The Gimp (version #2.2) (Full version)
Leading image editing package.
79
Jul
2006
Renderer - External Plugin or Application
RenderMan for Maya (Learning E version)
Renderman plugin for Maya versions 6, 6.5 and 7. Some features of Renderman require Maya 6.5 and 7 as well as(more) Maya Unlimited.

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79
Jul
2006
Plugin
Shave and a Haircut (version #4)
Joe Alter's versatile hair rendering, dynamics and grooming plugin for Maya 6 or above.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 9/10

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79
Jul
2006
3D Motion Tracking
PFTrack (version #3.5)
An advanced motion tracking package.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 9/10

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79
Jul
2006
Animation - Character
MotionBuilder (version #7.5)
Stand alone package to help create, edit character-driven animations(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 8/10

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79
Jul
2006
Video Editor and/or Compositor
Nuke (version #4.5)
A powerful 3D tool aimed squarely at the studio compositor.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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