Way back in 2010, I was the biggest proponent of Apple’s iPad, but even with the ability to carry 10,000 digital comics in the palm of my hand, the biggest problem was that comic readers were never getting a 1:1 reading experience. Apple solved that today with the introduction of the iPad Pro.
I’ve been sitting on the fence deciding on the best time to purchase an Inspire 1 from DJI. The drone manufacturer announced Intelligent Flight Modes for the Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 today, so the time to purchase might be right now.
Maxon has announced that the new release of Cinema 4D (17) is now available for everyone to purchase, install, and start generating awesome animations.
If you saw the entire WWDC 2015 presentation, you probably heard that Adobe is committed to bringing Metal to all of its applications. What does that mean for After Effects users? It means speed, dammit, SPEED!
Apple says that the new Metal API will offer up 8X the rendering speed, which is great. I just hope it doesn’t also mean I will need to get a Mac Pro to do it, as I’m kinda poor right now. Still, if this works seamlessly on my iMac, then a lot of the post work I’ve been doing on the Major Spoilers Video YouTube channel is going to be a breeze.
I’ll find out more, and see exactly how well it performs when everything is released.
A lot of people ask me what podcasts I subscribe to. Zach Woolf and I did a recent Major Spoilers Top Five episode where we run down our top five shows, but people are still wondering what else is on my list.
Stephen Schleicher runs through the new Motion Tracker in Cinema 4D R16, and shows how you can track 3D objects into your shot without the need of an additional application.
I have a lot of GoPro cameras.
DJI, the company behind most of the remote controlled quad copters that I fly, has just announced the Inspire 1, an elegant copter that combines the best of high end and affordability.
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, announced today the availability of mocha Pro 4.1 and mocha Plus 4.1. A free update for existing mocha 4 users, version 4.1 adds a number of new features, including open spline mask export, spline warp export for NUKE, and support for OpenEXR 2.0.
For the last several months I’ve been flying drones a lot. The most recent has been the DJI S900; a monster of a drone that caries a Lumix LX-7 camera that can capture HD video or 10MP still images. This morning I took the drone up, and with FHSU student Ken Moreno, we took still images of possible university use.