The Big Red A


After we had a bit of fun speculating on when the next release of Cinema 4D will hit, we are now considerably closer to the truth. While I was away for a job interview in Berlin, Maxon jumped the gun and released some preliminary info. As always, it’s a somewhat mixed bag and final judgement […]


Curious little buggers that you are you keep poking my site for a Cinema 4D R16 release date, but in all honesty I can’t tell you. Still, the annual update spiral of death keeps spinning and in August there’s SIGGRAPH shortly followed by IBC, so you can expect the new release to drop in September […]

Some Color on the Way

The CG world is still buzzing with the latest news from The Foundry and I suppose most people got their guesses just as wrong as I did. When you hear Colorway and The Foundry in one sentence one inevitably tends to think of some derived/ branched out technology from Nuke packed into a color correction tool. But […]


Over the previously noted 2014 release debacle for Creative Cloud (What else is new?) a few discussions unspun in a number of places and since I have commented on some of them, let me summarize a few of my thoughts. Why are the CC 2014 a full separate install and not just updates/ patches? Well, because […]

2014 is just like last Year…

…at least with regards to Adobe‘s release of new product versions. Yepp, they never learn and once again instead of waiting until the programs are actually ready, someone set a fixed release date and unleashed a package that is far from being fit for release. Barely 24 hours later every second post on any forum […]


One of those days… No doubt many people are sitting at home counting the hours/ minutes until Adobe‘s this year’s Creative Cloud presentation and I’m in that “I couldn’t care less” mood because I already know most of the boring details just as I know that inevitably many people are going to be disappointed (once again). But more […]


In my eternal quest to make the world a better place I often stumble across stuff on forums and web sites that, while it usually solves the immediate problem, makes me think “There must be a more elegant way!” This is one of these cases. It must have been the time around Christmas when this came […]


Sometimes there is simple little plug-ins out there that you never knew you wanted until you actually used them. Video CoPilot‘s latest, Color Vibrance, is one of those to fall in love with. While it doesn’t do anything you couldn’t do with blending modes and a few other tricks, it simplifies the process by wrapping […]

Züri, i spür di…

That, my friends is a crude approximation of what “Zürich, I feel you…” might sound in Schwyzerdütsch – yes that language that sounds a bit like German, but not quite, and is intermingled with pieces of Italian, French, Rätho-Roman (a regional Swiss language) and some other ingredients. The last few days I had some trials for […]

Cloud Lock-Out, Cloud Knock-Out

If you haven’t been convinced that Creative Cloud is a bad idea, then the last two days have given you enough evidence to turn you to the dark side. Yepp, after last year’s debacle with stolen user info Adobe once more proved that they really have no handle on managing their user database in a safe […]


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