Monday, 13 August 2018

12 resources you need for Maya

The human imagination is a powerful thing. It has built thriving metropolises, constructed awe inspiring automation, and designed groundbreaking inventions to improve our quality of life. It’s even created a wealth of entertainment, which gives us some much needed escapism and tells the stories that we as a species crave, taking us to distant planets to discover new life or giving us powers that defy our reality.

Tuesday, 07 August 2018

New update for Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D Release 20 is the latest update for Maxon’s 3D animation solution, featuring node-based materials, MoGraph fields, and ProRender enhancements.

Friday, 03 August 2018

13 ZBrush resources

Since 1999 Pixologic has been providing artists with tools for sculpting, painting, and texturing 3D models. 

Monday, 30 July 2018

Photoshop: 11 Great Resources

For nearly three decades, Photoshop has been the go-to tool for working with digital images. From basic contrast enhancements all the way through to compositing complete worlds we’ve been using Adobe’s most well-known package in all sorts of industries. 

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Kings of the Wired Frontier (or when to use >1Gb networks)

Most wired network connections are 1 gigabit per second (1Gb/sec or just 1G) using a Cat5e or Cat6(e) cable. In real-world use this allows data transfer of 90-100 megabytes per second (MB/sec). There are many faster ways to connect workstations or storage, but they tend to come with a corresponding increase in price. But when should you use >1Gb networking? And what’s available?

Monday, 23 July 2018

Supporting the industries we serve

For many years Escape Technology has been involved in the CG industry - from our early days as part of Escape Studios to establishing a standalone services business in 2012. And it’s important for us to give back.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Storage in startups

Creative companies start in various ways - normally from a small beginning. It could be the freelancer who gets together with a few like-minded people, friends with a shared passion, or even part of an existing business splitting away to stand alone.

Monday, 09 July 2018

22 Resources for Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro has all but taken over as the editor of choice for self shooters and indie production companies. It’s subscription based, integrates well with other packages, and provides a nice smooth user experience. In the last few years it’s even been used on Hollywood blockbusters like Deadpool, Hail Caesar, and Gone Girl. Avatar used it for dailies and basic edits alongside Avid, too.

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Develop: Brighton

We’ll be attending Develop: Brighton this month from 10th to 12th July at the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel.

Monday, 02 July 2018

Adobe After Effects tutorials: Top Six Sources

Looking for the ideal After Effects tutorial can be time consuming. There are so many tutorials published on the internet it can be hard to find the right one. So we’ve scoured the internet and compiled our favourite resources for After Effects tutorials. 

Monday, 02 July 2018

An Overview of Storage

There are several different types of shared storage systems out there and they’re all good at different things. But what are they all and what storage should you go for?

Sunday, 01 July 2018

Why Arnold?

Technology is constantly evolving within the computer graphics industry and there’s an ever growing market of renderers. Whether you’re creating visual effects for commercials, TV, or film it’s important to find the right solution for your workflow.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

It’s all about luminance

In recent years we’ve seen some interesting developments from manufacturers in their endeavours for us to purchase bigger and better TVs. The move from SD to HD, Stereo 3D, Smart TVs, 4K, and now the arena of HDR has enabled the format wars that always follow a bout of new technology.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Corona 2 for 3ds Max

Corona 2 for 3ds Max is out, and we’re seeing the influence of Chaos Group’s merger with Render Legion. Less than a year on from joining forces and there’s another new and improved version of Corona.