Archive | 3D Software


Old Fashioned?


Old Fashioned? (Image courtesy of DAZ) Well, I do not know about you, but, I have always loved black and white images… Done properly, they can express far more than color images… and there is always something in them that drives your imagination … I know I did a few quick renders in black and white a few weeks […]


Free 3D Models


Free 3D Models: As written on one of the Dreamlight 3D webpages, Creativity does not fit in a box. At times we need a little help in the way of some free 3d models, to get the creative juices flowing. Maybe all we need is a new background to spark a new story line to […]


3D Scenes From ‘Under The Sea’


Source image: ‘Under the sea’ is a virtual tour created for Scottish Natural Heritage by film and video company Bruizer Films, based in Suffolk, United Kingdom. The underwater scene was created using LightWave and Sculptris. From the Lightwave website, “This underwater scene is so realistic; it’s hard to believe it is actually CG”. And […]


Oculus Rift On The Farm And Out In Space

0 Chris Gayomali on FastCompany writes about the use of Oculus Rift in journalism, where the Des Moins Register, Iowa, USA, is using virtual reality and the Oculus Rift to reach out to its readers in a five-part interactive story ‘Harvest of Change’. Gayomall writes, “When you put on the Rift, you are beamed into […]


How Boxtrolls Was Made With Stop Motion And 3D CGI

0 When I wrote the post about animating with Daz3D, I was also thinking about stop motion linked with commuter generated images or CGI. So I was pleased to find that the film Boxtrolls is all over the news because it links old school stop motion and the latest in computer-generated imagery. Stop motion As […]


3D Animation Using Daz3D And Lightwave

7 This time I thought we’d take a look at the Daz3D products for animating your CG characters. AniMate As the name suggests AniMate is geared to helping you create movement for your Daz3D characters. You can also choose from many blocked animation options that will make the task of moving your characters around a […]


3D Animation – Essential Tools Of The Trade


Hardware and Software for your Animation Was wondering what was out there in terms of the basic hardware and software needed for animation. From the Animation School Online, they give you a list of what you will need. Hardware A PC or Mac that you can run the chosen software on, such as a free […]


Spheree – Around The Sun And Across The Universe


Spheree A while back we did a post about Siggraph 2014, so here is one technology that was presented there. Found out about this on the IEEE Spectrum website in a post by Jeremy Hsu, who was writing about Spheree, a spherical display that lets you see 3D animations at any angle. This technology was […]


3D Rendering That Pops


Source image: 3D Rendering – Improving your 3D Renders Taking a look around the web, I see there are a number of videos out there about improving your renders, using different techniques such as lighting, camera angles or painting. Here are a few. First, here is a video tutorial from Flipped Normals on YouTube, […]


Sell Your Stuff with 3DBin – 360 degree animation

2 3DBin – 360 degree animation We’ve looked at similar software before, where you make a 3D model by walking around an object and taking a bunch of photos, which then allows you to create a 3D-printed version. Animate your photos Here we find we can walk around an object and make a 3D animation. […]