Nancy Phelps discusses the 12 collected essays analyzing women and their history and involvement in animation.
Fred Patten reviews Dart's unusual but delightful first in the Yuki 7 Gadget Girls series that combines an original secret-agent novel with a Flash-animation “complete movie trailer” DVD.
Fred Patten reviews a must-have book for fans of Pixar's individual films and students of modern animation in general.
Adam Beckett’s tragically short career as experimental animator and budding effects master are celebrated in a collection of his restored films.
Adam Abraham’s new book smartly tells the story of UPA’s meteoric rise, eventual decline and lasting artistic and creative impact still felt today.
The Rigging Dojo co-founder gives the Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012 a test run to see if it's worth the purchase.
Brad Clark tests some long overdue improvements along with the unification of Autodesk's latest super software mashup.
A 3D illustrator and concept designer explores how Luxology's flagship animation software has raised its game to stay competitive.
Our VFX Beat blogger tries to figure out if the new VES tome is the definitive textbook for our times.
A Houdini artist test drives the latest edition from Side Effects for efficiency and other improvements.
Nancy Denney-Phelps reports back from the 50th Annecy festivities while Don Duga once again provides a vicarious sketchbook of festival highlights.
Brad Clark test drives the new Maya Entertainment Creation Suite featuring Maya, MotionBuilder and Mudbox all in one package with refinements and additions.