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Monday, October 30, 2006

HARDCORE DIGITAL CULTURE - 2004 - 2006 | CG Artists



- M&M Hardcore Magazine, features the Yucky visually intense 2d/3d digital images which represents the Hardcore digital culture. The 5th issue of M&M Hardcore CG Magazine, with new visions and new ideas for the future is available for free download. You may also submit your 2d/3d digital images which make your mamma sick to her stomach for next issue... And Layman’s who happens to be stumbled upon our website, don’t be in misconception; these featured images in magazine's like this one; are Real Master Peaces and created by the CG Artists who's patience level is much more greater than the Great wall of China.... _/\_ !! (digg this)
Download Chapter 005
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Dosch Design Today Offers New Product line of 3D-models for CAD users


- The product line DOSCH CAD contains many of the popular DOSCH 3D models in additional and optimized file formats, so you can directly use them in most CAD-applications such as ArchiCAD, Autodesk AutoCAD, CATIA, form.Z, MicroStation, Ngrain Producer, RenderWorks, Rhino, SketchUp, solidThinking, Solidworks, Think ID, UGS NX, VectorWorks and many more. Use these time saving 3D-models for architectural visualizations, illustrations, animations and all kind of computer graphics design.
Direct link to Dosch CAD:
www.doschdesign.com/products/Dosch_CAD

ArtRage 2.2 Released



- Ambient Design Ltd. has announced the release of ArtRage 2.2 Full Edition in French, English, and German for Windows and OSX (PPC and Intel Universal Binary). This version of ArtRage includes new
features, layer blend modes, an automatic updater, and much more. ArtRage 1 was released as a free product in 2004 and went on to win a number of online awards, followed by the first place in Microsoft’s ‘Does Your App Think In Ink’ contest for Tablet PC applications (2004).......... (demo available)!!
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Hyperion - Realtime 3D Solutions


- Hyperion is a tool designed to help developers and artists quickly create and prototype realtime 3D solutions: demos, benchmarks, little applications or games. Hyperion aims to put realtime 3D graphics in everybody's hands by using a new and very understandable scripting language that will ensure an efficient understanding of the latest 3D technologies.
Related Link:
http://www.ozone3d.net/hyperion.php

Photoshop Lightroom beta 4.1 released



- Adobe Systems Incorporated has released Photoshop Lightroom beta 4.1. The Photoshop Lightroom beta is a new, exciting product built from the ground up for professional photographers. It is an efficient, powerful way to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes of digital images. It allows you to spend less time sorting and organizing images, so you have more time to actually shoot and perfect them. The
Lightroom beta program aims to get direct product feedback from the photography community, via the Adobe Labs web site, so that photographers will have an impact in what Adobe actually ships.
Download Photoshop Lightroom Beta 4.1
Features list - Photoshop Lightroom Beta 4.1
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Thursday, October 26, 2006

PolyBoost 2.5 Released - Now supports 3DS Max 9



- PolyBoost 2.5 Plugin for 3ds Max has now been released and available for download. This new release adds support for 3ds max 9 and new features like PolyShift - a new interactive transform tool, Quadrify, ShrinkRing and many more additions and optimizations. The upgrade is free for exsisting users.
PolyBoost plug-in will now work in 3ds Max versions 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Most of the tools work on all subobject levels, so it's one tool for all modes. UVW-mapping is kept intact for all the modelling tools. Many tools have an optional functionality when the shift key is pressed. This will either apply the tool on the current selection only, or do another variation of the tool. Shortcuts are available for all tools that do not require an interface in order to be useful. The
' PolyBoost main interface, where all tools can be found is always available by shortcut key or from a quadmenu.
Download PolyBoost 2.5 Now
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P I C T O P L A S M A - the character encyclopedia



- Pictoplasma : The Character Encyclopedia, book features contemporary
and illustration by more than 250 . This book also features some awesome creations by recently featured website Candykiller. The Character Encyclopaedia delivers an in-depth exploration of the latest tendencies in contemporary character design and art, illustration, spanning drawing, design and painting to its use in installations and sculpture.
Building on the graphical roots of today’s character culture, the selection examines the essential qualities that enable these reduced character depictions to hit home with the universal power of anthropomorphic appeal. But Pictoplasma not only creates the world’s first Encyclopaedia of figurative Character design - by cataloguing the characters as independent life-forms of their own right, the compilation enables to examine similarities and permutations of globally recurring motifs and styles. The Character Encyclopedia, is published by Pictoplasma Publishing, Berlin.
Preview Pictoplasma- The Character Encyclopedia
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Dosch Design Has Released Hign-End 3D Products



Dosch Design, which offers ready to use computer graphics 3d products has Released a range of new fabulous 3d products, as usual with Great deal of attention to product detail and quality. Dosch released the following new products:
DOSCH 3D: Antique Furniture - 50 detailed 3d-models of antique furniture elements.
DOSCH 3D: Building Interiors - 10 buildings including the interior.
DOSCH 3D: Electric Tools - 60 3D Models of electric tools.
DOSCH 3D: Truck Details - 3d-model with all critical parts and systems found in a truck.
DOSCH CAD: Airplanes - 10 3D-models of airplanes (including one helicopter).
DOSCH CAD: Architectural Details V2 - 200 objects for professional architectural visualization.
DOSCH CAD: Complete 14 -The bundle contains 14 Dosch CAD products at a special price. The products are delivered on a USB hard drive - for easy and comfortable use.
DOSCH CAD: Concept Cars - 12 very detailed 3D-models of concept cars.
DOSCH CAD: Engineered Structures - 50 textured 3D models of engineered structures like bridges, oil rig etc.
DOSCH CAD: Job Poses - 216 detailed 3D models of typical job poses from 15 different uniformed professions.
DOSCH CAD: Lo-Poly Cars - 225 3D-models of cars.
DOSCH CAD: Lo-Poly People - 130 3D-models of people for architectural visualizations.
DOSCH Layer FX: Construction PSD design templates for the architecture and building industry.
For more information about the about latest Dosch Products please - Click here

Sony Bravia Spot | VFX



- When you're introducing the next generation television, you have to make a spot which inturn makes an Impact and leave a lasting impression on viewers. Its takes 70,000 liters of paint, 358 single bottle bombs, 33 sextuple air cluster bombs, 22 Triple hung cluster bombs, 268 mortars, 33 Triple Mortars, 22 Double mortars, 358 meters of weld, 330 meters of steel pipe, 57 km of copper wire’ to create the New Commercial Spot of Sony Bravia featuring stunning Visual effects. The new Bravia TV commercial will be directed by award-winning director Jonathan Glazer and long awaited 2006 commercial for Sony BRAVIA is now live on www.bravia-advert.com. Accompanying the launch this week is a 5 minute behind the scenes documentary, a host of new gallery images, and a range of downloads including a High Definition version of the full length ad. I wonder why didn’t they simply use
professionals to do da job,......70,000 liters of paint - Ahmm?? Anyways the Spot is really great!!
Watch da flow at -
www.bravia-advert.com
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DAZ 3D Now Shipping Bryce 6.0



- DAZ Productions, Inc., a leading developer of professional quality and software, today announced the immediate availability of Bryce 6.0, the first name in 3D landscapes. For over a decade, Bryce software has been a favorite among CG Artists developing
and animations for print, multimedia, video and the Web. Bryce 6 now offers this audience more powerful features than ever before with advanced rendering effects, animation import capabilities and a simplified workflow. DAZ is celebrating now by offering the full version of Bryce 6 at just $6 for Platinum Club members............Read On!!
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Download RhinoART 1.0 Plug-in For Rhino 3.0



- RhinoART 1.0 is a Rhinoceros 3.0 plug-in is used to convert artwork into geometry suitable for machining. This Rhino 3.0 plug-in introduces exciting new modeling techniques for modeling artistic shapes using raster bitmap images. Used in conjunction with Rhino's rich set of , it offers a complementary set of modeling techniques for jewelry design, sign making and model making.
Download RhinoART 1.0 Demo
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Nontzeflash 2007 Animation Festival


Nontzeflash 2007 4th animated film competition
- This is an on-line competition on the site Nontzeflash.The best animated films will be awarded by judges and they will be shown on Bilbao's Fantastic Film Festival FANT 2007. Just like the last time, It is open to everybody who wants to take part, no matter where they are from and with no limited number of animated films. Registeration is free.The will be produced in SWF and the file should be no bigger than 2.5 Mb. Each film should be submitted in a single file, and if it includes some music it should also be included in the same file.
Nontzeflash 2007 Animation Festival Link
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Featured CG Artists - Nicholas Ainley



- This months our Featured CG Artists is Nicholas Ainley, who needs no introduction and his awesome expressive illustrations says much more than i can barely explain. Nik Ainley after teaching himself Photoshop in his spare time while gaining a degree in physics at Imperial College London, has moved into full time web design and illustration. He was listed as one of the 'Top 10 up-and-coming creative talents of 2006' by Computer Arts magazine, and his work has appeared at the 2006 OFFF exhibition in Barcelona. Though Photoshop is his primary tool for creating illustration, Nik has also utilized other applications including Illustrator, 3D Studio max,
, Bryce, Poser and Xara 3D.....well their is always more to say... , but you go n check out his Amazing Artwork.
-->> Nik Ainley website - Shinybinary <<--

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RhinoScript101 Project Online



- RhinoScript101 is a project by Robert McNeel & Associates, which aims to ease the transition from user to developer. Scripting is an extremely powerful yet relatively easy to learn way of automating Rhino. However, since it involves programming the mental threshold for beginners is rather high. RhinoScript101 offers a set of articles about the subject, starting at the very beginning. RhinoScript101 project will provide downloadable article about Rhino 3D scripting in .PDF format bundled with all the required scripts for making the learning process effective and easy.

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Call for Entries' for Digital Art Masters : Vol 2



- Good news for CG Artists,... After the success of their first
CG book premier 3d portal 3DTotal.com has announced the Call for Entries' for Digital Art Masters : Vol 2 (Deadline - 31st December 2006) . Digital Art Masters: Vol 2' will again be showcasing some of the finest 2d and 3d images from talented CG artists across the globe. Initial submissions need to be of your final image only to enable entrance into the selection process. Chosen then need to supply an additional text overview with 'making of' and 'work in progress' images............more Info !!

RTSquare 1.3 For 3ds Max And Viz Released



- GPU-Tech. has released Version 1.3 of RTSquare plugin for AutoDesk's 3ds Max and 3ds Viz. In this new version you will find improved global illumination, motion blur, area lights, blurry reflections, render elements, a new more intuitive interface and real time camera preview... to render even greater looking images in the shortest of times. Ulrich Duvent the GPU-Tech Developer says " With feedback from the community we have made several improvements to suit different needs in different domains like architecture,
animation and CG graphics. RTSquare is the perfect rendering tool if you are looking for ways to gain time and beat deadlines".
More on RTSquare 1.3*
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Photorealistic CG Water | VFX



- Scanline's Flowline VFX Reel, showing Photorealistic CG water from
. Flowline is Scanline's in house software designed to handle all types of visual effects. Designed as an internal production tool, Flowline evolved to meet internal production challenges. Now, after more than 5 years of R&D, Flowline 2 has become full robust system for fluid related effects. Scanline VFX Studio's software Flowline was recently used by, The Moving Picture Company (MPC; London) for Producing Some of the stunning Visual effects in Hollywood blockbuster film Poseidon’s including the most impressive lobby shot, an enormous simulation created with FlowLine, while ILM used its Physbam particle-level set (PLS) fluid solver, created in collaboration with Ron Fedkiw at Stanford University for some of VFX shots in Poseidon's......Hmmm so much for the technology and all-n-all future always seems so bright......Next Limit’s , are you listening ???
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Evermotion Archmodel Vol. 37 Released


Archmodels Vol. 37 :- The CD comes with almost 100 professional, highly detailed 3D objects of beds ready to be added in your 3d scene's...........Link!!

New Tutorials 2D/3D


Modelling a planet (3ds max) - 3DM published tutorial where will be shown as possible to create planets for a foreground......................Link!!

Maxwell Material setup (C4D) - New Tutorial by Dave Davidson on using Maxwell render plugin in Cinema 4D....................Link!!

Digital Painting (painter & CS2) - TDT3D has published a new tutorial on digital 2D painting from A to Z, by David Revoy.........................Link*(recomended)!!

Some Free MaxScripts by 3idee



- Download some free and Handy scripts for 3D Studio Max by 3idee. Camera Animator v1.5 - This script creates a new animated camera that animates along the scene cameras. Every position and rotation is stored in an animation key. It lets you render a number of cameras without making numerous network renderjobs or having to set up the video post every time. Random Replacer v3 - The same as my random replacer
script, but it now supports groups as well. There is also a checkbox if you want to delete the old objects and the undo works...and many more useful scripts.
Download 3diee MaxScripts Now
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WAC Is Back Online | Animation



- Good news for people in animation as well as animation fans, WAC Is Back Online!...World Animation Celebration (WAC) is Animation Magazine's Online Short Film Festival. Now CG artists/animators can submit thier Animated short films for more exposer. Snip: Your votes will determine four quarterly winners and one year-end Grand Prize recipient. In addition to worldwide exposure, WAC winners will receive valuable hardware and software products from sponsors Bauhaus Software, NVIDIA and Autodesk. New movies will be added on a regular basis, so keep checking back. And tell your friends! Information on submitting your own short animated film can be found at
Wac-Entryform.
World Animation Celebration (WAC) Link
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CGW Online Archives: 1981 - 2006


Tip by : kambiz mahmoudi
- Good news for CG artists in Gaming Industry as well as computer game hobbyists, we would like to bring to your notice (if you haven’t known about it yet) the, Official Online archive of Computer Gaming World magazine, where you can read and download digitized versions* of the first 100 issues of the magazine, beginning with the first issue in November 1981, and then see covers of all the rest of the magazine's run through the final issue in November 2006. Founded in 1981 by Russell Sipe, Computer Gaming World began life as a small, self-published, Independent magazine for the then small community of computer game hobbyists (it was, in fact, the first magazine dedicated to the hobby), but grew over the years into one of the most important and powerful media voices in all of digital entertainment, thanks to its strong editorial voice and reputation for tough but fair reviews.
CGW Online Archives Link
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Animation Shorts - Action !!



- A very nicely done 3d animated short film. Story is about a Monk who, uncovers his real identity to save his fellow brothers, When their monastery is invaded by Vikings. For more information and to watch monks in action, please visit..
www.supermoine.com/!!

- Animated short film /
Machinima Deviation was shot using an online game engine with the virtual actors and director never having met one another. Macintyre, an online-game character and member of a four-man counter-terrorist squad, attempts to break out of the cycle of futile violence that has been his sole existence. Dropped into the middle of a mission and faced with the prospect of climbing into an ambush at the end of a manhole tunnel, Macintyre strives to convince the other squad members that there is another way.......ahnnmmm!!
Watch the Deviation video
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Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Art of realism - 3D World



- Computerarts.uk (3d world) has published new tutorial "Virtual statue, Real setting", In which 3D World shows you how to harness the power of Renderman for Maya to shade and light a 3D model to match its photographic backplate. Snip: The release of RenderMan for
(RfM) marks the first time this powerful, production-hardened rendering technology has been made accessible to the wider Maya user base. RfM couples the power, speed and stability of Pixar's production renderer with the familiar workflow of shading in Maya's Hypershade. In this tutorial, for Maya will be put through its paces in an attempt to shade, light and integrate a sculpture of the Greek Titan Prometheus into a background plate from the British Museum. During this process, we'll explore many of the advanced features that RfM offers: , ambient occlusion, brickmaps, micropolygon displacements, and secondary outputs. RenderMan for Maya Eval is available here. First, we'll develop a marble shader that approximates the main surface characteristics of our reference images. It will need to ..................Tutorial link!!
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VFX, Post And Motion Graphics Studio EdgeWorks Reel



- Edgeworx Inc. is a VFX, Motion graphics, production and post production studio having office in New York, London, and Los Angeles. Check out their latest 2006 Reel.........Link!!
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Friday, October 20, 2006

MAXWELL RENDER 1.1 OSX UNIVERSAL BINARY EDITION



- Next Limit Technologies is pleased to announce the release of Maxwell Render 1.1 OSX Universal Binary Edition, which includes native support for OSX Intel machines. It is also a performance and bug-fix release for existing ppc machines so it is highly recommended for all OSX
users. When you install this release it is very important to delete any previous versions from your machine and update your plug-ins to the latest versions to ensure a smooth installation and working process. Many changes and improvements have been made to the different applications. The following plug-ins are currently compatible with the Universal Binary Edition: Cinema4D PPC, , Maya, and LightWave 3D.
Fill the following form to download it.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006

FrameStore CFC New Vauxhall Spots | VFX



- Framestore Gives Visual effects shots for New Vauxhall Spots. Framestore CFC visual effects and computer animation studio's amazingly versatile Commercials animators have created some wonderful new characters for the new Vauxhall spots, "Follow That Car and Get Up & Go". Created by agency DLKW, directed by Dom and Nic, and produced by John Madsen for Outsider, the two 40-second spots began airing in the UK in October........"We did the work in Maya,
Shake and used Zbrush, which is a displacement painting package, to paint a lot of the creasing. In order to do it as well as we needed to, we had to do some extra creasing into the actual displacement maps on an frame by frame basis for some shots."....The final Framestore CFC touch for the two spots was the Telecine, created by Dave Ludlam. "Both spots needed an urban feel - natural and not too polished," he says, "Although Get Up and Go had a bit more gloss, to capture that night-life vibe." It's this frame-by-frame attention to detail, characteristic of the Framestore CFC approach, that helps the C'mons to come alive on the screen, creating a set of..............Read full article!!
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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Ah and MouTons, Supinfocom's Students Animation Shorts



-Ah, a 3d animation short made by supinfocoms students......
www.ah-lefilm.com/site/

- MouTons, Another good animation short made by students of Supinfocom in France.....Made animation short lately..? To Get featured on our humble Blog/website shoot us an email at cgindia[at]gmail.com......And yes herez da link of MouTons.......
http://moutonslefilm.free.fr/index.html
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Evermotion's Archinteriors Vol. 6 and Archmodels Vol. 36 Available


- Archinteriors vol. 6 - comprises of 10 textured and shadered visualization scenes ready to be rendered.......Link!!
- Archmodels Vol. 36 - The CD comes with almost 100 professional, highly detailed objects ready to be added in your 3d scene's...........Link!!

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Ipod Mock Ad - Animated Short



- Animation short made independently by George Pinherio as part of his student project. The short is a mock animated Ad for Ipod Nano. George used Nemo from Pixar's animated flick "Finding Nemo" as main character in this Animation. You may find this short a little less on details, but animation is good enough for an independent short film at student level......."Bravo - George".
Catch da animated short ->>
Click me Meeee
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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Cebas Plugins For 3dsmax 9


Upcoming!
- cebas Computer today announces readiness and update procedures for the 3dsmax 9 rollout. The 3dsmax 9 requires that ALL plugins be completely recompiled because of their changes in SDK, API, and 64 bit support. We have been working with 3ds Max 9 for some time compiling and recompiling our plugins. Some plugins will take more time and testing than others as there have been significant changes in 3dsmax. We have had to work very hard to recompile, recode, and fix bugs that were introduced by the changes in 3ds Max 9. For each plugin there will be a small update fee (between $50-$95) in order to upgrade your plugins to work with 3dsmax 9. Some products like
and will likely have a completely new release for 3ds Max 9. Please be advised that your old plugins will not work with 3dsmax 9. Updates should become available within the next month or two. Please look to the cebas newsletter, cebas home-page, or cebas forum for information on when your plugin updates will be available.
For more info please visit
www.cebas.com
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Monday, October 16, 2006

3DS Max 9 Download Available



- Register to get the FREE* Autodesk® 3ds Max® 9 30-day trial software and as they says; Bring 3D film effects to the big screen. Generate realistic characters for a top-selling game. Create rich and complex design visualization. Autodesk® 3ds Max® 9 3D animation, rendering and modeling software lets game developers, design visualization professionals, and visual effects artists maximize their productivity and tackle challenging animation projects.
Download 3ds Max 9 Now
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TOM & JERRY In 3D | animated Spot



- They are loved by everyone, make you smile or may I say, they are the most hilarious n' dynamic animated character of all time. You have seen them in 2d animation; now watch the MGM duo full featured 3d animation with their typical mischievous style in this Israeli dairy drink commercial spot.
Watch the Animated Spot ->
Click meow Video
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Toofy 12 Award Winning Short films DVD | Animation



- The Toofy Film Fest 2006 was a success and the Call for entries for the Toofy Film Fest 2007 will open on Nov. 1, 2006. The real Good news is that now you can watch 12 Award winning short films on DVD featuring animation shorts like Chris Harding's - "Learn Self Defense" as well as animation short "Eat Your Peas" by Paul Hargrave. The creators of Boulder, Colorado's Toofy Film Fest have assembled the finest independent short films onto this DVD.
Get Toofy Shorts Vol. 1
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Red Giant VFX Plug-ins Upgraded


- Red Giant Software, the distributer of high-end special fx tools for digital video professionals has released (Via - Digit) updates to its Magic Bullet Editors and Knoll Light Factory visual effects plug-ins, adding support for the latest Macs and Avid software. Magic Bullet Editors 2.1 and Knoll Light Factory 2.5.1 can work under Final Cut Pro 5.1 on Intel-based Macs including the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro. According to Red Giant, render speed should be the same as on Power Mac-based systems. The updates also add support for the Mac OS X versions of Avid Xpress Pro 5.5 and Media Composer 2. As with Avid's applications, these updates only work on PowerPC-based Macs -- though Red Giant will be releasing another set of updates after Avid releases Intel versions of these suites. Both updates are free for current owners of the plugins. Magic Bullet Editors and Knoll Light Factory cost £225 plus VAT each.
For more info visit Red Giant software's website - Click here

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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Tank Modeling Tips For 3DS Max Users



- We Tradin war stories, we Outlawz on the rise - Jealous niggaz I despise, look in my eyeZ....ahnnmm, tank reminded me of an old song by 2PAC. So if your childhood dream is to get your own Tank, just like in the movie - "Life is Beautiful"....ahmmm....here i go again :) ....Anyways Check out the latest 3ds Max Tutorial on EverMotion about 3d modeling a "Tank". In this 3d modeling tutorial, Piotr 'P' Kolus show you few tricks that will help you make very detailed tank.
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Tank In 3ds Max*
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Shader FX and Skin FX Plugins For 3D Studio MAX



- Skin FX - is a 3ds Max based modifier (deformer) that gives the artist the ability to simulate mesh being deformed or 'sliding over' other objects such as skin sliding over bone or muscle. Skin FX can also help to control 'volume loss', which is a common problem with regular skinning techniques. Taking advantage of parametric objects, Skin FX will make it possible to simulate effects such as skin sliding at very little performance cost..... Shader FX - is a full-featured real-time shader editor for 3ds Max. It allows artists with no previous programming experience to build complex HLSL FX shaders for use in
Max's viewport and in external game engines. Build right into 3dsmax, it offers a gradual learning curve to .fx shaders for artists who are used to the 3ds max material editor. ShaderFX's powerful schematic interface lets you quickly assemble shaders that support complex effects such as parallax mapping, fresnel fall-off, and cube map reflection, all by simply connecting nodes together. Your shader progress is displayed and updated in 3ds Max's viewport as you build the shader so you can always see your results in real-time.
--->>Download demo of SKin FX
--->>Download demo of Shader FX
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e frontier Announces Poser 7



- e frontier today announced the anticipated release of the new English version of Poser, the company’s popular 3D figure design and animation software. Poser 7 will include many new features, new content and improvements to its architecture. Poser was first introduced in 1995 and is used by graphic artists, illustrators, hobbyists and animators worldwide. The launch of Poser 7 begins with a limited time offer of the Poser 7 Special Edition that includes an exclusive “High Stakes Content Pack” of Secret agent and casino themed Poser content worth $79.99. This offer will be available only during the preorder period and will expire when Poser 7 ships. The key new features of Poser 7 will be individually introduced with e frontier’s, “7 Reasons to Get Poser 7” campaign. The campaign starts on October 12, 2006 and can be viewed at
www.e-frontier.com/go/Poser_7.
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CGChallenge XX - EON!



- CGTalk has announced ->> CG Challenge XX - EON! .....Visit the
challenge page for more information about the challenge theme!

First Flight - Official Website Online



- DreamWorks Animation SKG's award winning CG Short - "First Flight" official Website goes live recently. The website features preview, behind the scene's clipping and other information about the short film "First Flight"..............
take the Flight!!
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Animated Commercial Spot: Lemming City | VFX



- Two new Animated Commercials Spots by
BUG Studio's, a Norwegian design studio creating motion graphics, visual effects and 3D animation for film, broadcast and commercial Spots, as well as post production and editing in SD and HD..... Snip: (via) We were asked to come up with ideas for commercials for a Norwegian broadband company that was also delivering a "All-in-One" box for internet connections, WiFi and phone, without the hassle of having too many cables.The idea spun around showing angry animals using computers and their frustrations dealing with cables. This is the "international" version, allthough they're not advertising internationally , in the original we had norwegian voices and text.
Download Film 1 .mov Video
Download Film 2 .mov Video
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PuppetShop Rigging Plugin For 3DS Max



- Puppetshop is a Rigging and Animation plugin for 3ds Max 8 (or higher). Its offers a unique blend of easy to use animator tools, while keeping the 'backdoor' open for technical directors. Puppetshop has been used extensively in production environments (both film and games). Some of the features of PuppetShop includes; Create an infinite number of rigs with any number of parts and store them to re-use again and again ,
expandable Library system to manage your assests , Store any number of animation clips in a single max file and switch seamlessly , Use animation layers to tweak and blend existing animation , Copy and Mirror animation data between bodyparts , Unique 'TD Mode' allows the technical director complete access to change anything in the rig, and many more.....Education/demo version of puppetshop is also available by request, but too bad that you cannot Render or Export............ PS Link!!
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Blast Code 1.5 For Maya Released



- BlastCode, Inc. has Released BlastCode Version 1.5. Blast Code are set of plug-ins for the Autodesk' Maya 3D animation program. The plug-in is available for Maya versions 6.0, 6.5 and 7.0. (Maya 8.0 will be available in late October). This new, highly anticipated version of Blast Code incorporates many of the advanced features that were developed for the Academy Award winning film
King Kong. Additionally the software has been production proven on X-Men3 - The Last Stand and numerous television and commercial productions. This new version of BlastCode is groundbreaking. It incorporates the...........Read on!!
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Graphis Poster Annual 2007



- Graphis Poster Annual 2007 , Call for Entry Deadline: October 30,2006 .
All eligible work must have been produced between January 1, 2005 and one month before the entry deadline for each Call for Entry...............more info!!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Featured: CandyKiller - illustrations and Design Ideas


Utterly Imaginative !
A collection of illustrations, Design ideas and assorted visual ramblings......
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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Honda Visual Effects Spots | VFX


- FAD (superfad.com) has been chosen by Honda to deliver VFX Spots for the latest and forth coming new model of Honda -CRV. FAD has created six themed based spots for delivering the Honda Mean-Machine message. New Honda - CRV model probably will hit Indian roads in late 2007...... [ watch Spot - FAD video ]
- It is Sleek and with a futuristic cockpit..Ahmmm,.. Nexus Productions, is up to the task in hand and done it magnificently of Honda Civic new Commercials spot. Use of Computer graphics is quite prominent and used in full extent. Nexus Productions Owned and operated by producers Chris O'Reilly and Charlotte Bavasso, award-winning Nexus Productions makes animation / Visual effects for television, commercials, music videos........[ Watch Spot- Nexus video ]

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