Have an old Apple computer? Don’t get rid of it! Instead, use these five tips to revive it and make something cool out of it (such as a TV box).
In this article we take a look at Roccat Browser 5 for Mac. Does it have what it takes to become your new default browser? Let’s find out.
Looking for the best way to create 3D printable models? In this article we will show you how to make and print 3D models with Sketchup Make.
The new cut-down version of the Raspberry Pi can run Retropie, but there are a few things you should know about using it as a retro gaming computer.
Adding custom graphics to your iPhone isn’t as easy as you may think. Here’s how to make the perfect custom wallpaper to match the lock screen and icons on an iPhone or iPad.
The free cross-platform 3D rendering program Daz 3D Studio comes with poseable human being objects and scenes to render. Here’s how to set up Daz 3D and get started.
Tired of using the same old music clips as ringtones? Why not create your own? Here are some great ideas for creating your own unique custom ringtones.
Looking for more tips regarding Sketchup Make software? Here are a few more tools to make better models. We cover using guides, snapping cursors, reference points and more.
Hot on the heels of the Raspberry Pi Zero came a new top-of-the-line RasPi, the Raspberry Pi 3. Let’s look at the new Pi’s features and performance.
Want to get the full retro gaming experience that you once had on a CRT display? In this article we’ll help you do that using Retropie via the careful application of the built-in shaders.
Feeling a little nostalgic and looking to play Sega Dreamcast games on your Mac? This article shares different ways to emulate this retro system on the Mac.
For those who have difficulty figuring out the joystick modes and file system problems in Retropie, here’s how you can properly configure Retropie in Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi Zero is one of the smallest full computers you can buy, but how does it stand up against its brothers in the Pi family? Let’s find out.
Sketchup is a CAD program. In this article, potentially the first of a series, we show you how to get up and running doing 3D modelling in Sketchup Make.
Some Mac machines do not have an optical drive. If you have a PC desktop or laptop, you can easily access optical drives over your network. Here’s how.
In this article we teach you how to put together virtual camera rigs for interesting camera work in your virtual 3D world.
The spin tool in Blender 3D is a powerful tool for making lathed objects and radial arrays of objects. In this article we prove this by making a model of a toy rocket.
Did you know that you can add video files to a plane in Blender to create a wall, floor tile, carpet, etc.? In this article, we show you how to make virtual video screens.
Using a camera in Blender 3D is the same as using a real camera; to get the best out of your shots you need to be a cinematographer. Here are some basic techniques you should know.
Want to create a custom ring for 3D printing? In this article we discuss how to design a ring object in Blender and output it to print so you can actually wear it on your finger.
Getting realistic renders in Blender 3D software is about more than textures and lighting. It’s about how you use a camera. In this article we will show you how to use Depth of Focus in your own Blender shots to add realism.
Texture mapping is the art of sticking a graphic to the outside of a 3D shape to provide colour and texture. In this article we explain how to do UV mapping in Blender 3D to make your objects look realistic.
The EasyCAP DC60 is a cheap old school video capture device. If you have a ton of old VHS or video game consoles, this is one of the very best cost-effective ways to grab walkthrough videos.
Stellar Speedup Mac is a powerful cleanup software that helps you improve the performance of your slow Mac by removing unwanted files and applications. Here’s a closer look.
HDR has come to mean those brightly coloured tone-mapped landscape images people post on the Internet. But that’s not what HDR is. This tutorial will explain what HDR environment lighting is and how to get the effects in Blender 3D.
To get good lighting in 3D graphics images, you need to have a grasp of lighting in the real world. This tutorial will help you master 3D lighting in Blender.
In this article we cover rendering engines, settings for rendering, quality levels & more for taking Blender scenes & turning them into still images & video sequences.
In this article we cover the basics of animation – keyframes and motion. We also give a quick-start intro to rendering your finished work as a video which will lead into a forthcoming article covering rendering in depth.
In this article you’ll learn to add MIDI files to Reaper and how to orchestrate & mix a final product, in this case, a fine example of Classical Chipmusic.
In this article we explain how to steal the sound of a real world space like a cave or tunnel, and use it in your music and sound design. All this is made possible by the magic of convolution reverbs.
Ever wished that you could download all images from Web pages at once? In this article we show you a simple three-part Automator script on Mac that does that.
The RasPi has a cheap camera module you can just plug right into the board, and you turn it into a surveillance camera. In this article you’ll learn to fit and set up the Raspberry Pi camera and adjust the basic settings to take stills or video.
Continuing from our previous article on Blender 3D modelling basics, this article discusses advanced modelling techniques using subdivisions and loop cuts.
If you are looking for a new graphics technique using layers, you may want to try this great retro 1960s pop art screen print effect. We’ll show you how to get this cool effect using Pixlr.
In this article we will teach you to light your scenes using virtual lights inside Blender 3D and render your scenes as a still, a cross-platform software.
In this article we show you how to texture objects that you make in Blender 3D using photographic bitmaps and graphics you create.
In this article we give you a beginners’ guide to building objects in 3D with Blender, a free cross-platform 3D graphics and video software.
There are a lot of effects that come with the DAW software Reaper. In this article we show how to create sounds and provide fun presets to get you started.
Blender is a wonderful 3D program. In this article we show the facility for camera tracking in Blender and suggest ways to use it for visual effects.
Blender is an open-source cross-platform 3D graphics program. This is an introduction to node-based compositing & how to do a green screen composite shot.
Linuxsampler is a cross-platform and open-source sampler project. In this article we show how to sample and configure instruments & create a retro drumbox.
Reaper is an affordable fully-featured DAW for Windows and Mac. If you’re looking to get into music production, here’s how to use Reaper to do the job.
In this article we describe the basic software & hardware needed to turn a Raspberry Pi into an easily portable desktop word processing machine.
Know the difference between 16:9 & 4:3 and 1.85:1 & 1.33:1? Here, we define video aspect ratios with examples so you know what size your screen should be.
In this article we show how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a looping video player, how to encode your videos, and how to get the videos in the Pi.
Pepakura Designer 3 is a popular Windows program for making real world papercraft models from 3D digital models. Here’s how to get it running on Mac.
In this article we will talk about how to use Audacity as a multitrack studio and making finished tracks using all the little tricks which make it easy.
Video encoding is sometimes hard to figure out. This article helps to demystify some of the settings you might come across in your encoding travels.
Making music on Mac is easy but sometimes suffers due to the speed of your system. In this article we show how to reduce latency and make your music flow.
In this article we will cover how SIP and VOIP hosting services can be used on your broadband connection to add another landline to your home for free.