Tag Archive | NewTek

Clone me a Modo (procedurally, that is)

If it wasn’t bad enough that we have to update our software every few months or every year, tiered roll-outs of major versions have now become all the latest trend. Aside from the devastating psychological effects – you always feel like you paid for something that you are not getting and have to continue to […]

Every Rose has its Thorn…

…and every Babylon 5 had its Thornton. Yepp, exactly that one. Unfortunately the B5 curse seems to strike again and now Ron Thornton has some serious health troubles it seems and needs to raise some cash. The Larry Schulz story happening all over again? I hope not! After all, the effects on Babylon 5 were […]

Adult Cinema

It’s SIGGRAPH time again and pretty much like every year, Maxon is getting the “new release” carousel spinning with their announcement of Cinema 4D R 18. Being 18 years so happens to be the age where you are considered an adult in legal terms in many countries around the globe, so this seems fitting. Like in […]

Fresh (Body)Paint

I admit, I really don’t like any form of digital painting. It’s always like you have to futz around with ten different brushes and a million brush strokes forever to achieve something that takes a minute with a piece of paper and a pencil. That also extends to texturing 3D stuff. Luckily, I did CAD […]

Non-gro(o)vy Trees, Godzilla and then some…

With things ramping up for NAB the usual wave of news – some more, some less interesting – starts building and so it should come as no surprise that the usual suspects join the dance. Traditionally one of those has always been NewTek and despite Lightwave running as an independent business unit these days, somehow […]

Core 4D

Just this moment everyone is going batshit crazy over the latest announcement on Maxon‘s corporate blog touting a massive rewrite that has been going on for years. I say: So what? This is just a confirmation of what anyone has suspected/ guessed anyway. It’s amazing how naive people tend to be and then rave over […]

What Santa will bring

It’s almost Christmas, so everyone is taking their last breaths and doing a bit of end-of-year cleanout. As a result, news are scarce, but some interesting random notes have popped up in the last few days, regardless. First, the long-expected Maxon blog has gone live just in time for you to ponder its deeper meaning […]