Hello and welcome to another exciting issue of 3D Artist! We have loads of great content in store for you this month. First up is our beautiful beast Gorilo – he’s the star of our cover and his artist, Luis Arizaga Rico, reveals how to create realistic hair and fur for your own creatures.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Federico Scarbini takes you through sculpting a stunning phoenix in ZBrush 4. Federico covers how you create feathers and flames and it’s really not to be missed. As for features, if you’re a bit of a car fanatic then you’ll love the in-depth interview with Scott Robertson – this awesome vehicle designer showcases his work and talks about techniques.
On the subject of interviews, we had a cup of tea and a sit down with 3D artist Mark Gmehling – he blends his street art influences with Cinema 4D to great effect. We also go behind the scenes of the sci-fi horror game Dead Space 2 with three artists that worked on it. It’s full of terrifying artwork and provides an excellent insight into the game’s development.
Other tutorials to look forward to this issue include: perfecting your image with postproduction, part two of the Futuristic Femme step-by-step, and how to master glass and liquids using 3ds Max and mental ray. If you’re looking to bring a little movement to your models then check out the Back to Basics – Christian Darkin explains how to rig and move using 3ds Max’s Character Animation tools. And, while you’re in the Workshop section, you should also take a look at how to create ambient occlusion with edges and making custom HDR images for Final Gather lighting.
There’s all this and loads more besides. 3D Artist is available to buy from all good newsagents and supermarkets and online here.
Thanks for reading, guys!