OWC released its Accelsior 8M2, a speed demon PCIe SSD with capacities of up to 64TB

The OWC Accelsior 8M2 is a backwards compatible PCIe 4.0 expansion card for Windows PCs, Mac Pros (2019 model)m Linux workstations and PCIe expansion systems. It uses the total bandwidth of the latest PCIe technology and has a highly efficient heat dissipating design to provide ultra-reliable speeds up to 26,000MB/s.… Read More OWC released its Accelsior 8M2, a speed demon PCIe SSD with capacities of up to 64TB

Yanobox Storm: Procedural 3D in a plugin for FCPX and Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects

Yanobox recently released a brand new procedural modelling plug-in, called Storm. The plug-in that is available via FxFactory works with After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, and Premiere Pro. The term procedural modelling covers a number of techniques in computer graphics to create 3D models and textures from rules. For example, fractals and generative modelling are both procedural modelling techniques. In the case of Storm, the rules can be configured using parameters. Storm is built around a self-contained rendering engine, has multiple noise generators and supports volumetric and directional colours.… Read More Yanobox Storm: Procedural 3D in a plugin for FCPX and Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects

Yanobox Motype 1.5 improves particles, adds animated shutter

Titles, who doesn’t need them? And who doesn’t want them to be at least a bit appealing, drawing attention to what follows? Yanobox’s Jean Marc Noel, who we all know as the chap behind Yanobox Nodes 2 and Mosaic, has upgraded Motype with better particles, an animated shutter and a smart preset browser, and has made Motype 1.5 a lot more exciting in the process.… Read More Yanobox Motype 1.5 improves particles, adds animated shutter

FxFactory Paragraph Pop: review

If your video is a movie or a documentary on nature, you’ll probably never need to display titles or information snippets, but if you’re a vlogger or someone who creates video for TV programs — e.g. business presentations, urban reporting, human interest, etc. — it’s often a good idea to show information in textual form and for that we most often we use lower thirds or title plug-ins. Most such titles offer very limited space for text and if they do, they look boring and static. StupidRaisins’ Paragraph Pop takes care of all that.… Read More FxFactory Paragraph Pop: review

How to become a professional artist/illustrator

How do you become a professional artist in an age where almost everything we do is challenged by AI-driven generators, filters and what else is there? “Professional” means that you can live at least partly from what you create. If we hold on to that definition of the word, there are many categories of visual artists with some of them earning a lot more than others, so the first thing to decide when you’re thinking about making a career out of art is why you’re doing it and what you’re willing to sacrifice.… Read More How to become a professional artist/illustrator

Clip Studio Paint EX, the app of choice for animators, manga artists and illustrators

Clip Studio Paint EX is the most complete suite of drawing and painting tools available from Celsys in Japan. It’s perceived as the biggest competitor of Corel Painter. Both these apps were designed for creators who love to draw and paint with a brush feel that comes close to the real-world thing, but Clip Studio is also a complete comic strip and animation creations tool.… Read More Clip Studio Paint EX, the app of choice for animators, manga artists and illustrators