Archviz artist Bertrand Benoit has updated his portfolio with some great images inspired by the Parisian interiors of the 1860s, a period during which 60% of the city was rebuilt by civic planner Georges-Eugène Haussmann. More on BBB3viz.
A music visualization video by NYC-based artist Daniel Sierra that is generous in both particles and waves. The music was composed by the artist himself. Watch it on Vimeo. (Note: not created with Max)
Another great SIGGRAPH paper has made its way to the web. This time it’s a paper by Linjie Luo, Hao Li and Szymon Rusinkiewicz on how to recreate hair styles simply by inputting photographs. Check out the video on Youtube.
A nice, CG character oriented, commercial for HBO with VFX done by Pixomondo has been posted for everyone to see. Check it out on Youtube.
USC researcher and HDRI pioneer Paul Debevec gave a talk recently at SIGGRAPH’s Paris chapter. 3DVF has published a summary of the conference plus an interview on current topics, including the situation of the VFX industry. (French|English online translation)
Barcelona-based DVein studio created a video for the band The Vein at the request of Adobe, mixing real paint with various fluid simulations. Watch it on Vimeo.
Architools 3D has posted a video showing a recreation of a medieval city made with Building Editor, their upcoming urban environment creation plugin. Watch the video on YouTube.
Autodesk’s Chris Murray discusses various useful, lesser known features in the latest 2014 release. More on Autodesk’s Max Nation blog.
A quick tip on Håkan “Zap” Andersson’s blog.
A thorough tutorial by UK artist James Cutler on setting lights, cameras and render settings for an interior scene using Max and V-Ray 2.0. More on MintViz.
Students from Supinfocom Arles have produced a number of 1 minute solo projects using 3DS Max and the scanline renderer. Highlights include Amélie Graffet’s Crapules, Valentin Panisset’s Maria, Juliette Coutellier’s Sale Attente, Alexia Rubod’s The Spring and Mateo Ravot’s Lab’Rat.