Monday, September 12, 2011

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

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Meet the Staff: The 3DOcean Team

Posted: 11 Sep 2011 11:00 PM PDT

Traveling the world, dreaming of becoming the German Jacky Chan, rocking an Alienware machine and … creating 3D models. Meet the 3DOcean team.

Matthias Andre, 3DOcean Reviewer

Marketplace Profile: MatthiasAndre
Location: Germany

Matt has been kicked out of more countries than bars. That said, he's only been kicked out of one country (Australia) and zero bars. And that was only because his visa ran out after finishing his studies. Also, he's not so much the bar fighting type despite dreams of becoming the German Jackie Chan.

Matt is quite the globe trekker. Before getting the boot from Australia he lived in Indonesia for 2 years and before that he lived in Germany, which is where he currently resides. In addition to emigration, Matt also enjoys a steady diet of adrenaline. Skiing, snowboarding, and paragliding were his sports of choice, though there's little time for that these days.

Between work, a 3-year-old, a less than 1-year-old, and the occasional 3DOcean item, the adrenaline days may be over. In fact, he's so busy that he won't even have time to proofread this so I can say pretty much whatever I want. Oh, by the way, he's one of the most amazing artists and 3d modelers you'll ever meet!

Allen Dellinger, 3DOcean Reviewer

Marketplace Profile: Vibes35
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Allen rocks an Alienware machine with 8 gigs ram, SLI nVidia 8800, Dual Core, and (2) 24″ monitors. That's like a Harley for nerds except that no one is afraid to look you in the eye when they pull up next to you at a stoplight.

Despite his fancy computer, Allen is old school, sportin' Atari 2600, Commodore 64, and anything with the rainbow colored Apple logo (don't feel left out -  this is all before my time too).

Having been born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT, USA, he couldn't help but get into hiking, boating, fishing, and other outdoorsy sports.  He also loves spending time with his loving family.

So next time you get an acceptance or rejection letter from Allen, just remember, he's a human being with a heart, soul, and electronics that you and I would call antiques. P.S. I don't know what's wrong with that dog, but it likes to sleep on Allen's porch.

Psdtuts+ Editor Grant Friedman at Photoshop World

Posted: 11 Sep 2011 07:06 PM PDT

Our Psdtuts+ editor Grant Friedman recently attended Photoshop World in Las Vegas. It’s great to see that he’s in uniform!

Photoshop World is the world’s largest Photoshop convention. The Vegas event ran from 7-9 September. If you missed it you can check out the photo gallery at

It sounds like Grant had a great time. If you’re interested, you can read about his experiences on Psdtuts+ – Photoshop World 2011, Las Vegas Recap.

Here’s how he sums up his time at the convention:

I had a fantastic time in Las Vegas for Photoshop World. I really enjoy Las Vegas and try to make the best of it whenever I am there. Aside from attending the conference, I managed to eat some great meals, lay out by the pool, and even enjoy some of the Vegas nightlife. I also really enjoyed meeting some people that I've never met offline. I got to speak with Sr. Photoshop Product Manager, Bryan O'Neil Hughes, and Photoshop Product Manager, Zorana Gee, Scott ValentinePatrick LaMontagneDave CrossKevin Stohlmeyer, and many others.

I’m glad to hear you worked so hard, Grant!

Were you at the event? What did you enjoy most?



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