VR desktop computer buying guide

Virtual reality is demanding and requires a desktop of at least $600 and high-end VR requires highly upgradable and overclockable desktops that can do SLI in the future. If you are doing VR development, you will need a VR-ready laptop, a laptop with a Thunderbolt 3 EGPU and a desktop GTX 1080 in it, or…

MacBook Pro 2016 with a Thunderbolt 3 EGPU

There is finally a good guide to the setup steps required to get Thunderbolt 3 EGPUs working on different MacBook Pro 2016 machines. You lost about 10% of the maximum performance, but a 980 Ti for example in a Bizon 2 enclosure will give you macOS-compatible VR capability beyond the 460 in the top 2016…

Solar Powered Studio Buying Guide

Solar power cost is now cheaper than grid power and it can power your studio in an RV or through power outages. The complete solar power kit ingredients list Deep cycle battery stores the power Solar panel collects the power Solar charge controller distributes power from panel to battery to inverter AC Power inverter turns…

Art Tablet Buying Guide

Artists need tablets to draw and sculpt. Tablet choice depends on what you have, need to do and can afford. What do you need a tablet to do? To choose a tablet, first consider which apps you want to use with stylus input. 2D Drawing, storyboarding & concept art If 2D drawing is the only thing you…

Rolling Adjustable Desks

Rolling adjustable desks make it easy to organize and collaborate. Why should teams use rolling desks? AAA studios like Valve, Bungie and Blizzard use rolling desks to help teams organize. Teams can self-organize next to the people they need to work with. IT setups are manageable units with cables accessible without crawling. Electrical gear and data is safer off of the ground…

VR Game Dev Hardware Buying Guide

What to buy and why for differet game dev budgets. You may not be doing VR yet but you will want to get hardware that can handle it and it may make a believer out of you. The basic checklist depends on what kind of games you want to develop but here’s the basic checklist…

Audio Gear Buying Guide

The right audio gear can help you get started without spending much till you get more experienced and serious about upgrading for live performance. Mac Only Music Software Apple makes two superb music programs that are Mac only, so if you have a Mac use them! Garage Band (Free) This is probably bundled with your Mac already. It…