Motion Capture x 3 By Ko Maruyama The aptly named iPi Soft upgrade now stands at version 3. It's not just the iteration that follows 2, but it captures up to 3 people at once. Using multiple cameras (up to 16 USB cameras or multiple Kinect 2 sensors), the software allows you to capture and edit motion data on your PC. Later, you can export the data to your favorite 3D software to use as animation data. ...Read More »
Next Limit By Ko Maruyama Earlier this fall, Next Limit introduced an update to RealFlow 2014, and introduced some new pricing for node locked or floating licenses. The RenderKit is free and will help you with your RealFlow work pipeline. The main thing to consider is that this isn't a connectivity plugin, RealFlow RenderKit works within your 3D app as a tool with four separate sub-categories (see below). It isn't standalone, nor is it RealFlow. ...Read More »
Does My Business Need an App? By Dana Lindahl for America's Backbone Weekly Apps aren't useful for everyone, but if your business is going to have one, you need to do it right. ...Read More »
'Destiny' Rakes In $325 Million, But Reviews Paint Game As Mediocre By Clip Syndicate Destiny, the epic space opera that is part first-person shooter, part massive online game, sold through $325 million worth of games in the five days since it was released, publisher Activision said Wednesday. That number, which represents the number of copies already in consumers hands, is the biggest ever for the launch of a new gaming intellectual property. But it's also surprisingly high considering the game is receiving mediocre reviews from critics across the board. ...Read More »
Vectoraster by LostMinds By Ko Maruyama Vectorizer for the Mac (and iOS) allows you to create fantastic shape based translations of raster artwork or photography with just a few clicks. The great part about this new software is that it is really easy to use. Like any good design software, it?s full of options that will allow you to create unique pieces, even when you?re starting from presets. ...Read More »
Quick Sketching with Ron Husband By Ko Maruyama The first thing you should know about this book is that Ron Husband is not only a great teacher but an amazing animator who has worked on several movies, including Beauty and the Beast, The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron, The great Mouse Detective, The little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King and others you might share on your favorites list too. ...Read More »
No Instant Success By Larry O Connor We love the observations of people "he's an overnight success" and "boy it must be great to be the big boss and give everyone orders." There's no such thing as an overnight success and it's tough being the boss and making people really believe the ultimate success or destruction of the company is based on how well they manage what they do and how they manage their failures because...they'll come. The CEO of OWC has some great advice for dealing with the challenges, the opportunities. ...Read More »
ArtRage 4.5 Released for Mac By Ko Maruyama ArtRage from Ambient Design gets a significant speed and feature boost in the latest version upgrade. The Mac software is free for all registered users of ArtRage 4. In addition to a hefty speed increase in its 64-bit engine build, the new version also has support for stylus tilt and more. ...Read More »
One Marine's Journey By Miles Weston Over the years tens of thousands of young men and women have returned from war zones with significant physical and mental disabilities. Most adapt to their new life and some don't. Cirina Catania, founder of The Catania Group, has volunteered her time and talent to visually tell their path back and new goals. Her first documentary - still in post production - highlights the path Cpl Kionte Storey, USMC Ret, and best friend, Koja, a Siberian Husky service dog, are taking they hope will lead them to the 2016 International Paralymics. When completed in a few months the documentary will be available online and she hopes to be broadcast with all of the proceeds going to help other returned and returning military personnel. ...Read More »
Q&A With Larry O'Connor - Founder/CEO of Other World Computing We discuss with Other World Computing Founder and CEO Larry O'Connor the issues with memory and storage as the need for larger and faster memory and storage devices explodes. The difference between 4k imagry and HD or NTSC is stunning. So too is the difference in storage needs. From desktop to broadcast, from consumer devices to game development, the need for speed and capacity is becoming insatiable. ...Read More »
Using Nvidia`s SHIELD to help with Dementia Terminal Agitation By Mark Poppin This is a very personal story with its roots in Nvidia's GTC 2014 where a keynote presentation focused on video games and improving cognition in persons with Alzheimer's and dementia. Over five million Americans suffer from dementia or similar illnesses, and that number is expected to triple in the next 35 years as the population ages. My 89 year-old mother suffers from advanced dementia and is in a stage that doctors and nurses have called "terminal agitation", a type of delirium that refers to multiple signs of central nervous system irritability that may include restlessness, agitation, distressed babbling or singing, twitching, jerking and/or recurrent fits which generally result in the sufferer's inability to sleep. A lack of sleep coupled with continual movements may exhaust the patient and the caregivers. Although managing agitation is extremely challenging, this editor as primary caregiver, has found that using Nvidia's SHIELD is very helpful. ...Read More »
Microsofts Xbox One E3 Keynote Tells Console Owners That Yes, The Games Are Coming By DMO Affiliate Microsoft just spend a solid hour and a half answering the main complaint of every Xbox One owner, namely that theres nothing for them to play. The result was not thrilling live video for anyone watching who isnt completely enmeshed in the gaming industry, but it is good news for anyone currently staring at a powered down Xbox One wondering what to do with the thing. The E3 conference started with a clear statement about critics who think Microsoft focused too much on making the Xbox One a media entertainment center, instead of focusing on its core gaming audience.

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5 Advertising Integrations Used In Video Games By Adam Dawson Although advertising in games has been around since the dawning of the industry, it hasn't seen as rapid of growth and success as it has in the past 10 years. Offering low CPM rates and the potential to increase notoriety in the 13-35 age demographic, this space has become extremely sought after by companies when monetizing their brand. Currently, there are five ad integrations that have proven to be most effective in doing so. ...Read More »
Happy 25th Birthday, Game Boy By DMO Affiliate If you were a kid back in 1989, chances are you really, really wanted a Game Boy. The portable gaming system was released 25 years ago on Monday in Japan. The controls were limited, the graphics awful and the games were not interchangeable. ...Read More »
Gaming Is Big Business...for Those Employing Predictive Analytics For online and video gaming, the upheaval in industry practices toward digital has caused a drastic reconfiguration within business models, advertising revenue and the general approach to the industry at large. In this live webcast, you'll learn how predictive analytics can help you analyze a myriad of data, understand the attributes of high-value players, predict lifetime value and score individual players on various affinities so you can deliver the right offer at the right time. ...Read More »
Dong Nguyen On The Return Of Flappy Bird: "I'm Considering It" By DMO Affiliate In a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone, Dong Nguyen, the creator of the breakout mobile hit "Flappy Bird," details why he pulled the title. and what's next for his genius brand of addictive game design. ...Read More »
Is Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Too Hard? - Nintendo Podcast By DMO Affiliate IGN's Nintendo fans discuss their time with Donkey Kong's latest and the difference between challenging and frustrating game design. ...Read More »
Misha the Bear, Russias Beloved Olympic Mascot By DMO Affiliate The mascot of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow was Misha the bear, still fondly remembered by Russians today. A marvel of Olympic marketing, the chubby iconic bear was designed by Viktor Chizhikov. WSJs Lukas Alpert reports. ...Read More »
IGN Plays Broken Age with Tim Schafer (Part 3/3) By DMO Affiliate We conclude our hour-long chat with game design legend Tim Schafer while playing his latest game, the Kickstarter-funded point-and-click adventure Broken Age. ...Read More »
IGN Plays Broken Age with Tim Schafer (Part 2/3) By DMO Affiliate We continue our chat with game design legend Tim Schafer while playing his latest game, the Kickstarter-funded point-and-click adventure Broken Age. ...Read More »
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