Sponsored by Autodesk, The Rookies has announced the call for entries to its global competition for young designers, creators, innovators, and artists. The final submission deadline is May 29th, 2017.
Allegorithmic talked with the talented folks at Theory Studios and Barnstorm VFX about how they used Substance in their production pipeline for the TV series “The Man in the High Castle.” Read an excerpt here and follow the link to the full article, which includes a case study.
Mar 22, 2017
Chips Ahoy! and Oreo are both cookies that are well known throughout the world and their advertising is top-notch. These campaigns take totally different approaches to market cookies but they’re both creative and a lot of fun. Both of these campaigns come from The Martin Agency.
Mar 22, 2017
In Maya 2017, Autodesk has replaced NVIDIA’s mental ray with Arnold for Maya software. mental ray is no longer being licensed by Autodesk. This is really only a problem if you’re opening older projects or want to follow an older tutorial that uses it.
Mar 17, 2017
Here’s a fresh pack of 10 photoscanned fruit models, including mangos, bananas, pears and more, all with 2K textures, created by ‘The Mantissa’ Midge Sinnaeve.
Mar 15, 2017 Autodesk Maya
Swordfish, a San Francisco based motion design studio, was asked by Autodesk to show the world what Maya’s new motion graphics toolkit is all about, through the creation of an explainer video. Watch the promo video and then go behind the scenes with Swordfish to see how they accomplished the task.
Mar 15, 2017
‘The Lego Batman Movie’ uses an impressive style of animation that replicates the look of real lego bricks. But how did they do that? Mike Seymour, with Wired, explains the complex animation techniques of a few of the key scenes that allowed the performance of the characters to come through without breaking the rules of real Lego bricks.
The new Zoetrope FOLD is a perpetually folding 3D generative design plug-in that creates simple or complex geometric forms in 3D space. Part of the FXFactory family of products. Buy it at the special introductory price of only $29, today only!
Simulate fire, smoke, liquid and oceans from within Maya with Phoenix FD 3, now with a reduced price on new licenses plus special bundle pricing.
From the makers of X-Particles comes Cycles 4D; the new bridge between Blender’s ray-tracing production render engine and Cinema 4D. INSYDIUM Cycles 4D is now available at Toolfarm.
SketchUp’s most powerful rendering plug-in just got better with new features like Denoiser, V-Ray Swarm, Aerial Perspective a new UI and more. Plus, it’s now compatible with SketchUp 2017.
Mar 08, 2017
Chris Schmidt from Greyscalegorilla teaches you the most important settings for soft body dynamics in Cinema 4D, so you can quickly and intuitively create whatever consistency you want on your objects.
Mar 01, 2017
This catchy tune from English duo Shy Luv sounds great on my headphones, but this video is really surreal! It was created by Directors Jules Janaud and Fabrice Le Nezet, a French VFX and animation duo known as bif, part of the collective at production company Mill+.
Modeling is the most fun part of working in 3D, for me, anyway. Check out this fantastic 2 part tutorial about creating a low-poly lighthouse and it is a wonderful introduction to the Modeling Toolkit in Maya. If you’re just learning Maya, definitely check this one out!