You can gain access to all of this fantastic content by purchasing issue 51 of 3D Artist today! Get your copy through the Imagine Shop, or alternatively, save money and set yourself up with a subscription.
For issue 51, 3D Artist has partnered with the maker of iClone, Reallusion, to offer our lucky readers the full version of iClone4 PRO – for free! Part of Reallusion’s flagship animation product line, iClone4 PRO combines video production with 3D real-time animation, resulting in a powerful production tool for motion graphics, 3D animation and video compositing. Features include fast drag-and-drop editing, advanced timeline keyframe animation, on-screen motion editing, a 3D facial puppeteering panel, a motion-capture library and much more. Pop in the disc to find out how to gain access to this absolutely fantastic software right now!
Discover the latest version of Marvelous Designer, packed with all the features of the personal-licence version, only minus the ability to save. This is a never-ending version, so you can experiment with it as much as you like without worrying about your time running out.
Marvelous Designer 2 offers artists an easy way to piece together new creations, whether they’re clothes for characters or soft furnishings for arch-vis scenes. The software boasts features such as Polyline, Free Curve and dart drawing. Grab your trial on the disc to see the future of arch vis and fashion design, and use it to follow issue 51’s Marvelous Designer tutorial!
3DOcean has kindly offered 3D Artist readers three of its superb quality architectural interiors, worth $95 US. You’ll find a bathroom, office and bedroom – all available in both MAX and OBJ formats – with the disc. They’re perfect for your arch-vis projects! Visit 3DOcean.net to see more excellent models just like these.
Digital-Tutors brings 3D Artist readers a three-hour 3ds Max tutorial for exterior arch vis enthusiasts. The lesson takes you through several stages, including modelling and preparing vegetation elements, as well as lighting, texturing and post- production techniques. If you like what you see, you’ll find more expert tuition at digitaltutors.com.
You can see Quixel’s normal-mapping tool, nDo2, in action in Luís Santos’ seven-page texture tutorial in issue 51. nDo2 enables artists to create Normal maps directly in Photoshop, using familiar tools to streamline the pipeline. There’s a free trial on the discount and a 20% discount.
Also featured in Luís Santos’ seven-page chameleon tutorial is Marmoset Toolbag, a full- featured, real-time material editor and renderer bundled into one awesome package. The software is designed to offer high-quality results as quickly as possible. You can access a trial and 20% discount for this too.
Trapcode Suite 12
The perfect accompaniment to issue 51′s ‘Know your VFX tools’ feature, Red Giant’s Trapcode Suite 12 offers ten tools for broadcast-ready effects and flexible 3D content. Its flagship tool is Particular 2, a speedy 3D particle system with options for custom particles, shading and movement. Again, you can access a trial and a 20% discount through the disc.
As ever we’ve included tutorial files to help follow the work of artists in the mag. This month we have:
To gain access to all of these files all you need to is buy issue 51 of 3D Artist today! You can purchase the magazine through the Imagine Shop, or if you want more of this content in the future then sort yourself with a subscription. Alternatively you can purchase a digital copy of the magazine through greatdigitalmags.com, although you’ll miss out on some of the great on the disc content. The tutorial files, however, can be accessed here.