We were so impressed by the work of Mao Lin Liao on his cover image ‘Alex’ that we just had to get in touch to find out how he achieved the final result. Inside 3D Artist issue 65 you’ll find his tips and tricks for a photoreal workflow, including the use of ZBrush as a grooming tool for hair.
3D scanners are becoming increasingly more affordable yet also far more powerful. Could the days of regular modelling be over? We spoke to some of the top 3D scanning companies about their tech to discover what it all means for the future of the industry.
The demands on compositors today are growing all the greater, with the final stage of the visual effects pipeline requiring an insane amount of skill. We spoke to top compositors from MPC, Framestore, Cinesite and The Mill to discover some useful advice for those looking to get into the industry.
There are very few blockbuster films released these days that don’t include visual effects in some shape or form; they just tend to be so well hidden we don’t even know we’re looking at them. This issue we take a closer look at how top artists are hiding their top VFX work in plain view.
There’s plenty of other tutorial content to get your teeth stuck into too, including David Vincent Finlay Jr.’s tutorial on setting up exhilarating action images that can supercharge your portfolio!
Meanwhile, Jesus Fernandez Calderon reveals his workflow for creating jungle scenes overtaken by foliage…
As ever, the remainder of the mag is packed to the brim with interesting articles, such as this look at how VISUALFORENSIC breathes life into historical figures using CG.
If you buy 3D Artist issue 65 today, you’ll also get access to all of this exciting content. Please note that digital purchasers are currently only able to gain access to the magazine tutorial files.
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