Graduates of Superinfocom Arles 2012, have posted the full version of their short film entitled, A la Française. The film has won numerous awards from around the world, and is definitely worth a watch. You can watch the film over at the A la Française Vimeo Channel.
Imagefront 3D & VFX has launched a new web store selling advanced water caustic patterns for use as light or projection maps in 3d scenes. Each set comprises eight 200 frame loopable .exr sequences for a single environment simulated at several different depths, environments currently offered include sea, pool, fishtank, and miniature. Find out more on advcaustics.imagefront.de.
John O’Connell has published a video tutorial on his approach to sampling for arch vis renders, using Vray 2.4 and 3DS Max. You can watch said tutorial on John’s Vimeo Channel.
Skies Collection is a new site dedicated to providing 3d artists with panoramas and sky domes. Images are offered in a premium high resolution .tiff format or a free 3000px wide jpg. More on skiescollection.com.
Cory Mogk has posted a step by step explanation of how to get up and running with Autodesk software on AWS using Otoy’s Octane Cloud Workstation Edition. Read it on Mr. Entertainment’s blog.
CG Channel have published an interview with former Blizzard 3d art director, Fausto de Martini. In the interview, Fausto discusses his use of 3DS Max for concept designing, and modeling, plus offers some tips on how to improve your workflow. You can read the full interview on the CG Channel website.
Chaos Group has released their renderer, V-Ray 3.0, for 3DS Max. V-Ray 3.0 brings Deep Image support. including OpenEXR 2.0, Alembic support, faster ray tracing, and a simplified user interface to 3DS Max users. For the full feature list, visit the new home for the V-Ray community, V-ray.com.
Chad Ashley has posted Digital Kitchen’s latest project for the Lenovo Yoga Ideapad. You can watch the spot that was created using 3DS Max, on Chad Ashley’s Vimeo Channel.
Colin Senner has released a handy free script that enable you to copy and paste properties between objects with an option to include or exclude specified parameters. More on ScriptSpot.
London based 3D artist Ravinder Sembi has opened a new web store selling HDRI lens flares. Each image is captured from real lens flare in full float 32bit at a resolution of 5472×3648. Find out more on HDRI-flares.
CLO has released an update to their cloth simulation package Marvelous Designer 3. New features include the ability to import and simulate geometry from OBJ files, the ability to export meshes with thickness and overlays as well as an option to consolidate mesh and texture files into a single Zip, and support for double sided surfaces. Read more on the Marvelous Designer Forum.
Check out this informal discussion between three 3DS Max experts, Chris Murray, Gary Davis, and Louis Marcoux. They hung out and discussed topics submitted from Twitter participants. You can watch it here on YouTube.