Monday, December 28, 2009

Modbook® by Axiotron

The Modbook is the only Mac tablet available and a fully functioning computer on it's own. Working in Mac OS® X, Modbook users can draw on the screen using popular applications like Autodesk, SketchBook, Express and Photoshop — or any other Mac-based application.

It has an etched ForceGlass™ screen to simulate paper, giving a natural experience when using the included digitizer pen. Its magnesium frame and top shell give it superior structural strength, yet it is only slightly heavier than its original MacBook base system — a 100% mobile creative tool.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Photoshop CS5 shows a preview into the next generation of Adobe developments. Painter-style brushes and an advanced warp tool are a few of the new features of CS5 due to be released in 2010. A video shows ‘wet’ paints being smudged, smeared and blended. It also shows an on-screen representation of the 3D properties of a brush, being twisted to lay down different stroke types. read more...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Robin Hood Trailer

Universal has just debuted the first international trailer for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett (via ComingSoon). The first official photos from the film are postet at More information on the movie and a plot summary has Some more photographs and behind-the-scenes footage can be found on this blog.

more tutorials and both have various tutorials online. They are a 100% free of use and cover traditional and digital working techniques such as 3ds Max, Photoshop, Maya, After Effects, ZBrush etc.

Friday, December 11, 2009

15th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media

May 04.-07.2010, Suttgart, Germany

FMX 2010 is a non-profit event by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, AIAS Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, ACM Siggraph and 5D Conference. It is funded by the Ministry of State and the Ministry of Economics Baden-Wuerttemberg, MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg Public Film Fund & Public Innovation Agency for Information Technology and Media, and the FFA German Federal Film Board.

Artists, specialists, scientists, producers, and other key people give presentations on their latest projects and challenges in the conference. Top names in the industry show their solutions on the trade floor or share their special knowledge in the workshops. Companies look for new employees seeking a job in the industy. New talents and the most interesting film and animation schools present themselves in the Education section and top films of other events will be featured in the screenings.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

call for entries

Ballistic Publishing is now calling on artists to submit digital images for consideration in EXPOSÉ 8. Images can be created in any 3D or digital illustration application. Photoshop and digitally manipulated photography is also welcome. There is no cost or limit to enter work for inclusion. Each artists with work published in EXPOSÉ 8 will receive a complementary copy of the book. Submissions can be entered here:

graphic design contest

7sins contest is an international contest, aimed at visual artists, either individual or collective.

The art work presented must be related directly or indirectly with all or each of the 7 deadly sins. Each artist may submit as many pieces of works as they think appropriate. The style and technique are free.

There is an only prize of € 3,000 for the best piece of art work. A further selection of the best works will be part of a collective exhibition that will travel through some of the main capitals and major cities worldwide in 2010 and 2011. The final Top 10 works will receive a free copy of the memorial book that will be published at the end of the call.