The Big Red A

Everything dies

What a day! My father just passed away this morning with all the full bells and whistles – emergency ambulance, resuscitation attempts for 45 minutes and all that and my mum and I were there all the time. Not that we weren’t expecting it after his liver cancer diagnosis, but how fast things went downhill […]

Merged away Sapphire

The world of plug-in vendors is a strange one and in constant flux, not always for the better. There’s an unhealthy tendency towards market concentration and monopolization, which isn’t always a good thing for customers. You know, that thing with prices being higher than they possibly have to be due to lack of competition and lack of […]


There used to be a time when I had my eyes firmly on those tradeshow dates, but these days I’m glad when I can keep my medical appointments straight. Yepp, it’s IBC again and as per the usual routine, it’s one of those events that most companies in the media industry use to make some […]

It’s Plexus – with Plexus this time!

When I was writing this post about Plexus‘ Photoshop knock-off I already knew about version 3 of the original and now, after a rather short Beta phase that I was involved in, if only peripherally at times, it is here for your pleasure. So what’s new? Now everybody has their own new favorite feature, but […]

It’s still 2015…

Well, at least according to Adobe. Thus this year’s first new Creative Cloud versions are labeled as 2015.something, which is actually pretty terrible. It’s like the company being in full Corel mode and having zero confidence in their products because they know that a) they are still full of bugs and unresolved issues (trust me, […]

It’s Plexus… only without Plexus

I guess it was only a matter of time and actually it’s quite amazing that it took so long, but now indeed Plexus has been copied. Of course one can’t copyright every idea, but this feels like a bit of a painful rip-off. Some of the things in there sound all too familiar if you’ve ever […]

Modo+P, Cinema+RF, Element+SW

A bit of news is making the rounds, which has people a bit jazzed up with excitement and that news is Modo 10.1 coming and as a Public Beta at that to boot. Before getting too carried away with dances of joy at the prospect of trying out the new procedural tools, you might want […]