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PixelMash Graphics Editor Review

Pixelmash 2020 Hands-On

Included in the currently running Humble Game Creator Bundle, today we go hands-on with Pixelmash, a pixel art graphics application for Windows and Mac OS.  Pixelmash is described as:A New, Easier Way To Make Pixel Art and Animated Sprites Pixelmash is a new kind of pixel art and animation tool that makes quick work of […]

Dust 3D Free 3D Graphics Application

Dust3D Modeling Application

Dust3D is an open source 3D modeling application we first looked at back in April of 2018.  Since that time Dust has improved a great deal, including winning a Epic MegaGrant award.  Dust3D is available for Windows, Mac and Linux and is open source on GitHub under the MIT open source library.  Key features of […]

Hands-On With Substance Alchemist

Substance Alchemist Hands-On

Allegorithmic (now Adobe) are well known for their excellent Substance Designer and Painter texturing tools have recently released a major update for Alchemist, their Quixel Mixer competitor.  The biggest new feature to Alchemist is the AI driven Image to Material, an image importing option along side the existing B2M functionality.  From the release notes, Image […]

Quixel Mixer 2020.1 Released

Quixel Mixer 2020.1.2 Released

There have been a lot of changes at Quixel since being acquired by Epic Games in late 2019, almost all for the better for developers.  Quixel Mixer 2020.1.2 is another example of that, with the texture generation tool getting a huge number of completely free smart materials, along side a new installer and resource manager.Details […]

ZBRush Core Mini Released

ZBrushCore Mini Released

Pixologic have just released a new free version of their ZBrush sculpting application, ZBrushCore Mini.  Details of the software from the homepage:ZBrushCoreMini is all about sculpting. Start with a simple sphere or a stone block, then use a select group of the most popular digital sculpting brushes from ZBrush to add or remove material and […]

Embergen Fluid Simulation Software

EMBERGEN Real-Time Fluid Simulation

Embergen, by JangaFX is a real-time fluid simulation software for creating fire and smoke effects for game and film projects.  You can create and modify fluid simulations in real-time on consumer class graphics hardware and export your results in flipbook or image sequence formats for use in games, or export in OpenVDB format, an open […]

ShaderMap 4 Review

ShaderMap 4 Hands-On

ShaderMap 4 is a Windows based commercial application for rapidly creating texture maps. You can start from a single diffuse map and rapidly generate normal, height, ambient occlusion and other maps. You can also generate maps from a 3D object, using a very quick and easy workflow.Key Shadermap 4 features include:Fast Map GenerationSelect a mode […]

ENVE Animation Software

ENVE–2D Animation Software

ENVE, or Enve is Not a Video Editor, is a new in development 2D animation software, completely free and open source.  Even in this early state, Enve is remarkably capable animation tool, with a full suite of drawing tools for both vector and result art, including MyPaint brush integration.ENVE is described as:Enve is a new […]

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