FX artist Paul Parneix created some lava tests using Naiad, 3DS Max, Frost, V-Ray and FumeFX/Phoenix FD, after being inspired by the works of Graham Matthew Collier and Thomas Marqué. Watch the video on Vimeo.
RealtimeUK’s senior artist James Kirkham has posted online his latest reel showing some impressive work created with 3DS Max, V-Ray and AE. Watch it on Vimeo.
The latest work from Israel-based Studio Aiko, a promotional video for an Italian firm that develops automation system for gates, doors and garden lights. Watch it on Vimeo.
Hristo Velev from Bottleship VFX provides a look at the company’s VFX pipeline and custom tools. Watch the video on Vimeo.
A&G Tool Company developers of Studio Light Rig, Bevel Mill and MassFX Toolkit, have released their latest product, DomeLight Pro for V-Ray. The tool simulates a photographic lightbox with controls for mapping separate HDRI maps to the front, back, sides, top and bottom. 15 HDRI maps are included, with 10 built in presets and the ability for users to create and share their own. 3 additional preset packs have also been released titled Studio Classic, Heavy Metal, and Movie Moods. Watch a video and find out more at A&G Tool Co.
A great experimental short by French VFX artist Julien Vanhoenacker with refreshing use of CG, created with 3DS Max, V-Ray and Nuke. Watch it on Filmnosis.
New features in Itoo Software’s parametric modeling plugin include: [more...]
A tutorial by Bertrand Benoit on modifying the shape of bokehs using custom aperture maps in V-Ray. More on BBB3viz.com.
The developers of Krita have launched a Kickstarter campaign to accelerate the development of the open source image editing software and implement functionality such as improved Photoshop PSD format compatibility. An official build of Krita was recently released for Windows. More on Kickstarter.
New features in Faceshift AG’s real-time markerless facial performance capture software include improved tracking quality, optimized UI, streamlined workflow, etc. Watch a new features video and find out more on Faceshift’s site.
(Updated) Allan McKay has provided more information on the TD course he is offering. Read his comment on this news item.
VFX Supervisor and artist Allan Mckay is hosting a 14 week intense technical director course that focuses on writing your own pipeline tools and turning you into a next-level artist. Admission closes on Friday, June 20th, with the course starting on July 1st. For full details on this course, you can visit the TD Transformation website.