Cooke Brings a New Look to the Star Trek Universe with Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Special Flare Lenses

I know this isn’t VR-related but being a huge Star Trek Fan and the new Strange New Worlds series I thought that my fellow Tech-minded Trekkies might enjoy this story about the fabulous new Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Special Flare Lenses. – Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, spin-off from Star Trek: Discovery, uses three sets […]

Biggest News At NAB 2022

NAB 2022 has come and gone. The rebirth of in-person events started modestly with a little over 50,000 in attendance. But the smaller numbers don’t reflect some of the advancements we saw.The following companies stand out to me, and this week I’ll highlight their announcements. Adobe In my mind, Adobe led the pack in more […]

New Canon EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II Firmware Enables Camera to Cloud Compatibility

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 21, 2022 — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today a firmware update for the Canon EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema cameras. The new firmware will enable these cameras to be Camera to Cloud (C2C) compatible devices. This cutting-edge workflow can […]

Cool African Jazz on a Hot Night in Bangkok at Smalls in Bangkok

African Ride Jazz performed recently at Smalls Jazz Club in Bangkok. This 5 minute cut of Dugu Kamalemba features Thong on bass, Yack on guitar 1, Darrell Kelly on guitar 2,  Jakob Dinesen on saxophone, and Didier Mpondo on drum and vocals. Smalls is a fantastic small club in Bangkok. In the owner’s […]

How Astronauts Are Using VR & AR Aboard The ISS

Originally posted on: From maintenance work to physics experiments, XR technology is playing a major role in the operations of the Expedition 65 crew. Thanks to jaw-dropping VR films like Space Explorers: An ISS Experience and educational games such as Mission: ISS, anyone with a VR headset has the ability to experience life aboard the International Space […]

‘Fruit Ninja VR 2’ Available For Early Playtesting

Originally posted on: Go hands-on with the highly-anticipated follow-up to Halfbrick Studios’ VR hack-and-slash game before its launch later this year. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the classic mobile game turned hit VR experience, Fruit Ninja VR, would be receiving a proper follow-up later this year, offering a new-and-improved arcade experience that will […]

Snapchat Says AR Is Becoming Part of the Shopping Norm

Originally posted on: A 2021 report from Snap Inc. details how AR technology will soon be a major part of your shopping experience. We’ve seen plenty of data explaining how AR and VR technology can help us learn more in less time, develop more efficient ways to collaborate with colleagues at work, and stay connected with loved ones. We’ve also seen how […]

Check Out How You Can Make a Blast From The Past Today!

Let’s Make the Sketchy Hand-Drawn Styling Of A-Ha Iconic “Take On Me” Music Video With VFX Side Quest all by yourself! This VFX Side Quest is a blast from the past as Hashi converts regular videos into the iconic sketchy hand-drawn styling of a-Ha’s iconic “Take on Me” music video. You can easily do it […]

“Template of Doom” Face-Melting VFX Tutorial

Today Maxon dropped another installment of its hit series, VFX Side Quest. In this episode, viewers get a face-meltingly cool template from Action Movie Dad, based on the iconic effect from Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Utilizing Trapcode Particular and Mir, this effect is customizable to footage, and is and is incredibly simple to use. Viewers will learn how to recreate this chilling effect plus some amazing […]

Unleash The Power of Splines with Ricochet

Maxon makes powerful, yet approachable software solutions for content creators working in 2D and 3D design, motion graphics, visual effects, and visualization. Maxon’s innovative product portfolio helps artists supercharge their creative workflows. The team at Rocket Lasso has once again released a groundbreaking plugin for Cinema 4D. The aptly named Ricochet, behaves like a particle system for […]