Issue 63 of 3D Artist is now on sale! It’s an absolutely packed issue, starting with this mental ray tutorial from 3D Artist contributor Iliya Atanasov, of the fantastic Pixelhunters. Here he reveals how to create stunning lighting and rendering effects that are sure to punch from the page of your portfolio.
Following the brilliant success of Escape Studios‘ VFX Festival last year, we wanted to catch up with some of the big names from the panel debate. We sat down with the top brass at The Mill, Framestore, Cinesite and Prime Focus to discover just where the visual effects industry is heading next.
Rigging has always been something of a daunting subject, and one of the less well known sides of the animation process. We decided to shine some light on it this issue, asking top industry riggers to discuss their approach to a subject that can often feel frighteningly complex.
We also sat down with some incredibly accomplished digital matte painting artists to discover how this traditionally 2D process has been affected by the rise of 3D over the past decade, and what those looking to get into the business will need to learn in order to succeed.
If you fancy giving your own matte painting a go using Vue, then follow this tutorial by Dark Hoffman, who has previously worked on the likes of Hotel Transylvania, Thor, Green Lantern and a whole lot more besides.
We also wanted to highlight the rising success of Marvelous Designer this issue, so we had Sander Boerefijn create this stunning dress design. In it you’ll learn a variety of techniques and processes that can be applied to a wide variety of projects.
Digital Tutors also lent its endless expertise to the mag this issue. Inside you’ll find a wealth of tips, tricks and techniques for Maya animation. Follow this tutorial and you’ll come out with a far better understanding of how to create facial dialogue shots that feel like the real thing.
Of course there’s plenty more to find inside too. Jahirul Amin concludes his steam locomotive series; we review Vue xSteam, Marmoset Toolbag, Caustic Visualizer, the SpaceMouse Wireless and more; Cinesite discusses its first in-house animation; there’s tutorials on 3ds Max, MARI, RayFire and CINEMA 4D…the list goes on!
If you buy 3D Artist issue 63 today, you’ll also get access to all of this exciting content. Please be aware that digital purchasers are currently only able to gain access to the magazine tutorial files.
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