“Let’s all go make movies.” Neil Blevins advices artists to follow their call. He quotes Gareth Edwards: “most people who are in this business who do visual effects for a living, they’re in it really because they want to make movies” and adds “find some method to express (…) artistically, maybe a book, fine arts paintings, whatever.” More on Neil Blevins’ site.
The latest great work by talented Archviz artist Bertrand Benoit. More on BBB3viz.com.
New features in Kostadin Kotev’s commercial set of scripts for making tedious tasks in Max faster and easier include additions and improvements to Attach Link, Easy Peel and Align Verts To Vert. More on ScriptSpot.
On 3D Printing interviews the Smithsonian’s X 3D team on the project of scanning and releasing historic artifacts online. Visit On 3D Printing for more.
Otoy has been releasing a number of plugins for integrating Octane into various 3D applications. They are now previewing Octane Render 1.5, which sports a rewrite of its node system and implements several new features including Alembic support and improved node editing functionality. More on Octane Render’s blog.
A tutorial by Itoo Software that explains how to create 3 parquet floor styles from individual planks using RailClone 2.1. More on Itoo Software.
New features in the latest version of Andersson Technologies’ camera tracking software include: [more...]
Side Effects Software has released the first experimental Houdini Engine plugins, in this case for Unity and Maya. The plugins bring the first public release of Side Effects’ integration of Houdini technology into other 3D applications. More on Side Effects’ site: Unity plugin, Maya plugin.
Barcelona-based studio Big Lazy Robot VFX, has released a new animated short film titled, Idiots. The film pokes fun at society’s obsession with, and planned obsolescence of technology. You can watch the animated short via the BLR_VFX Vimeo Channel.
Venice-based studio Blur, has delivered work using 3DS Max for Marvel’s latest film, Thor: The Dark World. In an interview with FXGuide, Blur describes their pipeline for delivering effects in the last blockbuster. For the full interview, you can head over to the FXGuide website.
The video of the Autodesk Expert Challenge session focusing on 3DS Max that took place recently is now available online. The session covered a number of interesting subjects, including 3DS Max development, a renewed attention to users’ requests through UserVoice, Tom Hudson’s participation, Eddie Perlberg’s views as the new Product Manager and more. Watch the video on Autodesk’s Area.
Evermotion has released new commercial architectural visualisation training by Jakub Dabrowski with a focus on interior renders. Over a 10 hour duration the video series covers modelling, materials, lighting, cameras, rendering with V-Ray, and post production. Find out more on Evermotion.