Hello and welcome to the latest issue of 3D Artist magazine! We’ve got tons of exciting content awaiting you this month.
First up is the first of a two-part exclusive tutorial from the pinup pro, Andrew Hickinbottom. He provides a detailed guide to creating the stylised character Belle from concept – it’s a fantastic tutorial that you can’t afford to miss.
Elsewhere in the mag there’s an awesome interview with the guys at Massive Black, as well as a focus on the UK agency Uniform. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to improve your work and your artistic standing within the community then definitely check out our Top Tips, Tricks and Fixes feature – it contains over 50 nuggets of advice from an expert panel of artists.
Artem’s back in the workshop this issue with the second (and final) part of his muscle car tutorial – in it he covers texturing and rendering this flippin’ sweet ride. There are also some techniques for setting exterior light from Marcin Jastrzebski, a beginner’s guide to rigging, modelling pipes and ropes in LightWave, plus loads more.
If you’d like to tackle texturing, take advantage of this issue’s cover disc – it contains an exclusive 45-day trial of The Foundry’s revolutionary software Mari. What’s even better is that our Masterclass, courtesy of Digital-Tutors, covers everything you need to know to get you started. Other disc freebies include 3 hours and 23 minutes of video training, some high quality people models and motion clips (great for arch-vis scenes… and worth £504!), 50 sound effects and loops, plus seven models from CGAxis.com
There’s all this and loads more besides. 3D Artist issue 31 is available to buy from all good newsagents and supermarkets, and online at the Imagine Publishing store here. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch owners can purchase digital versions of the magazine, including back issues, from Apple’s iTunes store.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the issue!