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Archive Jan 2015
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Game Artisans have launched the Comicon Challenge 2015, this year's theme being Fusion between two superhero powers.
Maxwell 3.1 renderer has been released, as a free upgrade to version 3. Here are the full release notes.
Pixologic have released ZBrush 4R7, the final iteration of their ZBrush 4 series.
30 Jan, 2015
29 Jan, 2015
29 Jan, 2015
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At last ZBrush and KeyShot are seamlessly integrated through the new ZBrush to Keyshot Bridge.
Join Gnomon Thursday, February 5th for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and 3D asset development for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Physically based rendering and Custom PBR Materials have been introduced in the 3D-Coat 4.5 BETA.
29 Jan, 2015
29 Jan, 2015
28 Jan, 2015
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Digital-Tutors opens up it's entire online training library for 72 hours.
Chris Oatley has posted a great article about the state of the animation industry, following the DreamWorks layoffs.
You can now register to participate in the 2015 Animago Award competition.
27 Jan, 2015
27 Jan, 2015
27 Jan, 2015
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Allegorithmic brings you The Throne Room, an environment art challenge hosted by Polycount.
Take a look at the impressive, large-scale battle sequences that Weta designed for the final installment in The Hobbit trilogy.
Multi-Tile UV Bake Tool bakes multi-tile texture collections in 3ds Max using common naming conventions like MARI UDIM, Mudbox, Zbrush.
27 Jan, 2015
26 Jan, 2015
26 Jan, 2015
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Video Copilot have a new tutorial on how to create an intricate deform animation using 3D Noise & Twist in After Effects using Element 3D V2.
DreamWorks have announced the shutdown of their PDI/DreamWorks Studio, thus eliminating 500 jobs.
Microsoft has announced the Windows Holographic, a hologram-generating augmented reality headset.
24 Jan, 2015
24 Jan, 2015
23 Jan, 2015
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Registration is now open for the CG Master Academy's 3D Character Arts Program, with classes starting on the 2nd of February.
Platige Image go behind the scenes on their Ambition short film and how they used Houdini for the effects.
YURdigital releases exclusive 3d models, digital art assets and free content.
23 Jan, 2015
22 Jan, 2015
22 Jan, 2015
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Autodesk have released 123D Sculpt+, a free app for the App Store and Google Play.
The cast of Strange Magic talk about their characters for the animated feature film.
Andy Jones has made a quick video on how to create scales in ZBrush.
22 Jan, 2015
22 Jan, 2015
22 Jan, 2015
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An unlimited free version of FurryBall is now available for non-commercial use.
Join the SIGGRAPH
On One Animation School are offering Jin & Joe, professional 3d rigged models.
20 Jan, 2015
20 Jan, 2015
19 Jan, 2015
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Here's an fx breakdown of VFX from the Atlantis, Crossbones and Constantine tv series.
Graham Collier has created some sweet sand and snow tests using the new Houdini 14.
See how Postmodern Studio created their live action trailer for War Thunder.
19 Jan, 2015
19 Jan, 2015
19 Jan, 2015
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Here's a tutorial on how to use the DEM Earth 2.0 plug-in for Cinema 4D, courtesy of The Pixel Lab.
Read about how MPC created the complex VFX for Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Side Effects Software have announced the release of Houdini 14, with sand and crowd tools.
17 Jan, 2015
17 Jan, 2015
16 Jan, 2015
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Several professional artists have made available their Photoshop brushes for free.
Here are this year's nominees for the Annual Academy Awards. (scroll down for Visual Effects)
Tool Box is a free template file for Cinema 4D that includes presets for setting up a scene for rendering.
15 Jan, 2015
15 Jan, 2015
15 Jan, 2015
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Rodeo FX have created all the VFX for the Birdman film and are breaking it down in this article.
BonesPro, the skinning plug-in for 3ds Max has been updated to version 4.70.
See the new features and improvements available with Blender 2.73.
15 Jan, 2015
14 Jan, 2015
14 Jan, 2015
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While some of these steps can be common sense, this article on 15 Steps to Being a Better Artist is a recommended read for everyone.
Weta Digital's Joe Letteri talks about working on The Hobbit, Batman vs Superman and the upcoming Avatar films.
Here's a sneak peek of Quantum Human for Maya.
13 Jan, 2015
12 Jan, 2015
12 Jan, 2015
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Allegorithmic have released the first volume of two on a comprehensive PBR guide.
Corridor Digital talk about how they created their recent Portal Trick Shots short film.
Fuel3D have announced the launch of SCANIFY, a handheld 3d scanner, at CES 2015.
12 Jan, 2015
10 Jan, 2015
09 Jan, 2015
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The Foundry's Brad Peebler shares his thoughts on CES 2015 and 3D printing.
Game developers Zombie Studios are sadly shutting their doors, but the story's not over for the Blacklight franchise.
Create fun custom miniatures straight in your browser with Hero Forge - from dwarves to robots to samurai!
09 Jan, 2015
09 Jan, 2015
09 Jan, 2015
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Learn how to create cascading polygons in After Effects with this new tutorial from Video Copilot.
Here's the latest 2014 edition of the BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts' Post With The Most.
Greg Jonkaktys has been announced as the ninth (of many more) speaker at Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn 2015.
08 Jan, 2015
08 Jan, 2015
08 Jan, 2015
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Ultimaker have unveiled their Ultimaker2 Extended and Go 3D printers at CES 2015.
Luxion has announced the release of KeyShot Enterprise Edition with integration for Siemens NX.
Industrial Light & Magic go behind the magic on the VFX for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
08 Jan, 2015
08 Jan, 2015
07 Jan, 2015
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MakerBot and The Foundry have unveiled the MakerBot Kit for MODO at CES 2015.
Michael McCarthy has created a free tutorial on how to mix paints using Phoenix FD in 3ds Max.
Weta Workshop go behind the scenes on their work for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
07 Jan, 2015
05 Jan, 2015
05 Jan, 2015
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Natron, a cross-platform open source compositing software, has been released.
Go behind the scenes on all aspects of the creation of the Transformers: Age of Extinction film.
Director Christopher Nolan talks about using practical effects and locations in his Interstellar sci-fi movie.
05 Jan, 2015
03 Jan, 2015
02 Jan, 2015
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Shawn Hendriks shows how to animate the text field of a text object in 3ds Max.
02 Jan, 2015