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Hercules Unleashing The Beast


Source image: Hercules – Creating the beasts for the Legend of Hercules There is a good article on fxguide by Ian Failes (28 July 2014) about Brett Ratner’s Hercules, the Legend, for Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. You can find the link at the end of this post. For my part, I thought I would […]


Actors, Chainsaws, And Shark- Filled Tornadoes


News from LightWave 3D Actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together on TV (shown 30 July 2014). The creative team at The Asylum turned to LightWave 3D software for 99 percent of the visual effects for the sequel to the Syfy Network’s popular Sharknado. Here is the trailer on YouTube: LightWave also worked with […]


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, […]


Ribbit 3D – The Frog With An Identity Crisis


Source image: Ribbit 3D The frog with an identity crisis. This post is about 3D creations in Malaysia and a later post will be about 3D in South America. Ribbit, the Malaysian made film won best family film award at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) 2014 in Canada in June, it is a […]


Formica, First Your Kitchen Counter, Now A 3D Texturing Tool!


Source: Formica – 3D Texturing Tool Free online pattern design tool Remember that kitchen counter covering … Formica? They have come up with a tool to help their clients create their own designs. Originally created for the use of architects the platform also offers an opportunity for 3D modelers to create interesting textures. I stumbled upon […]


Another Amazing First For 3D World!


Source image: World’s First VR and Immersive Content Studio From FrameStore FrameStore is known for its work on Gravity, the stereoscopic 3D work on Avatar, the game engine technology used for the Coke Polar Bears, Beats by Dre Pills and the Game of Thrones elevator. On their Website we find, “Now, we’re ready to […]


Renderman: Shading Lighting & Rendering That Pops – Free?


Source : RenderMan to be offered FREE! This news has been bouncing around for a few days now. But I include it here because some of us may have been busy doing other things and not seen it. So here it is again: RenderMan is to be offered free for non-commercial use, which includes evaluations, […]


Get A Head Start On Everyone Else…!


Source: “Get the head start on everyone else and develop your art!” Featured Artist: Daniel Eskridge Daniel Eskridge lives in the Metro-Atlanta area, where, by day he works as a software engineer. But, by night he is a 3D render artist. He has dual degrees from the University of Georgia, one in Computer Science, the […]


First Men Walking On The Moon, Now This?


Source: Awesome future predicted! Took a quick look around the Web to see what was going on, here are just a few notes and links of things we may need to be keeping track of. Project Tango Project Tango is from Google Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division, which is developing a mobile device […]


Climb Inside The What? Feels Worse Than A Roller Coaster


Source: MoCap  Innovations… Here Oliver Kreylos, a researcher at the University of California, Davis, places himself in a virtual boardroom using 3D video capture with 3 Kinects (3D cameras) and an Oculus Rift. You can watch his video here: If you want to know more from the man himself go to his blog post ‘3D […]