W. Mckenzie

Top Reviewer Ranking: 9,762
Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (178 of 183)
Location: Essex, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 9,762 - Total Helpful Votes: 178 of 183
The Lego Movie [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Chris Pratt
Surprising that this has received so much praise. Certainly the production values and the effects in the 3D version are quite good. But the frenetic pace, incoherent story, and laboured jokes, just left me with a headache. Perhaps I missed something, but it seemed to me to be entirely without any of the characterisation, wit, or charm that you get from a good children’s movie, and for sure it is not nearly as clever as it thinks it is.
SketchUp for Interior Design: 3D Visualizing, Desi&hellip by Lydia Cline
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful book., 21 July 2014
I was very impressed by this book, which has been key to me getting to grips with Sketchup for the first time after several previous failed attempts. It is well laid out, attractively presented and illustrated, and – most important – extremely clear and coherent in its teaching. It is also supplemented with some good online material including videos, demos etc. The lessons go from creating a simple table, up to a fully-fitted two-storey building from an imported floorplan.
For my money this is what a software tutorial book should be like – genuinely instructive, and enjoyable to use.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 (PC/DVD) by Corel
As a long-time Corel user, I liked this latest version - it's stable and efficient, with an cleaner interface and improved tools. That said, there is nothing here I would describe as a major new feature. But it is a solid, reliable Windows product, very stable in this version, steadily refined over the years, to do everything you need in a vector graphics program, and to do it well. Also it enjoys a certain level of commercial credibility, without being as exorbitantly priced as Adobe Illustrator. Even so, it is still a bit too expensive, and burdened with the baggage of unnecessary (for me) extras like Photo-Paint, Connect, Capture, Website Creator etc. (To be fair, Corel does offer the… Read more

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