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Tinkercad allows you to quickly turn an idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer. This acquisition actually makes sense for Autodesk given their software portfolio. One can hope that with Autodesk's backing, we can all get onboard the 3D printing train...that is, hopefully that we can all afford 3D printers for home use, along with the assortment of materials that'll allow us to print to our heart's content. Until someone develops the replicator from Star Trek TNG. Side note: no mention of how much Autodesk bought Tinkercad for.
The guys behind CreatureBox (Dave Guertin, Greg Baldwin) have squeezed together 6 years of their work into an art book via a super successful Kickstarter campaign. They now have the remaining printed books for sale and basically it's going to be some time before they do a print like this again. There are printed and digital versions, so if you are looking for some great inspirational art, you should definitely check this out!
Pixelmator is an easy-to-use image editor built to help you create stunning new images and edit your existing photos. Pixelmator 2.2 is a major update introducing more than 100 new features and improvements which include new Paint Selection Tool, new Light Leak Effect and more. Full list of new features after the break. You can check out Pixelmator via a free 30-day trial or pick it up for $15. For MAC OSX-only.
Following the announcement of the next generation of Adobe apps moving to the Creative Cloud, Adobe has quietly killed off development of Fireworks. Fireworks is one of the best secretly useful software for web development that nobody really talks about. Sadly, it's now getting attention for the wrong reason. Adobe will continue to sell Fireworks CS6, and move it to the Creative Cloud...but without development, it will just mean a slow death of a product for those who wish to continue using it. Official Adobe word on this after the break.
So the big news today is Adobe announcing that all product updates from hereon out, will only be available via their Creative Cloud offerings (through subscriptions). This move could signal a few things - option (a) people will stick to their current versions of any Adobe app they currently own and keep using it until they eventually give in and sign up for a monthly cellphone plan, I mean, Creative Cloud subscription; option (b): people will finally discover that free opensource graphic applications can hold their own and switch over, then will laugh at the notion of paying for software; option (c): a combination of option (a)+(b) will result in bad quarterly losses and Adobe will be forced to revert back to what worked. On a side note, anyone find that Behance kinda sold out a bit? All this hype about community, connectivity and "up-to-date" alerts is souring what Behance used to be.... what happened to just posting your shit online and people responding to it. That's what it is at the end of the day, so leave it alone and stop trying to commercialize every goddamned thing in sight.
Curious how Adobe's Creative Cloud holds up for the average CG user, specially those doing freelance work? Certainly there are questions floating about, since most people are used to the notion of owning licenses and not having to think about software being turned off at any given time. While nothing is ever perfect, there are some benefits to take notice of from Adobe's Cloud offerings. Matt Guetta signed up and has given his evaluation of what it's like to work to use software in this new way. We're not jumping on the idea of paying monthly subscription for using software (and highly relieved that opensource applications are maturing nicely these days), but it actually doesn't sound all that bad.
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