Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Aladdin 4D Tutorial Videos Coming Soon!

We recently aquired over fours hours of Aladdin 4D tutorial videos. These are older videos using the interface of the previous version (4.0) but the techniques they guide you through are still very much valid. We had heard rumors about these videos for many years but had a hard time tracking them down since they are so rare. Don't worry we will not be hording them they are being transferred as we write this post. These were unfortunately released on VHS since that was the popular format of that era. The video quality is ok but shows the limits of that format. We are capturing them as uncompressed video on the VT[5] (Video Toaster). Then they will be uploaded to the Aladdin 4D YouTube account in 10 minute chunks. They should be easier to watch and learn from that way. These are very valuable for anyone wanting to learn Aladdin 4D. Please excuse the old interface of the version in the video and instead focus on the tips and awesome techniques from the original Mr. Aladdin 4D himself Greg Gorby.

In the future we will be releasing more modern video tutorials once the new versions of the application start shipping.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Snow Leopard Number #1 on

Even though it does not ship for four more days Snow Leopard is already #1 in's Software Category even beating out the Windows version of Microsoft Office for Home & Student. That product is number three, Snow Leopard Family pack is number two. This is great news for us since we are developing the OS X version of Aladdin 4D with Snow Leopard in mind. Congratulations to Apple for making alternative operating systems viable and mainstream again. Snow Leopard can be purchase via the link below if you own a Mac OS X based computer.

Snow Leopard via Amazon

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Limited Number of The Gate into The Mind's Eye DVD's Available

Mind's Eye was a exciting journey into advanced computer animation back in 1992. This VHS video showed what the best and brightest in 3D could achieve at that time period. Sadly Mind's Eye was only ever released on VHS but one of it's sequels The Gate Into the Mind's Eye is just as impressive and can be purchased on DVD via the link below.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

TrueSpace Dies!

Microsoft in it's strange wisdom killed Caligari Truespace! Sad to see this cool 3D animation software package that started on the Amiga die a horrible death on Windows. We predicted earlier in the Aladdin 4D blog that any 3D program that was only on one operating system would suffer. Link with sad news is listed below.

Truespace Dies!