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Master lighting with 3D Artist issue 86!

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5GB of incredible free resources with issue 86 of 3D Artist magazine

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3D Artist issue 86 is on sale now!


Lighting is such a crucial part of the pipeline, and yet it’s such an easy thing to get wrong when developing a 3D scene.

In response to this, we’ve pulled together a comprehensive guide to lighting that is guaranteed to get you treating your scenes with the same finesse that the pros do on a daily basis, with workflow tips and theoretical musings from people like Ian Spriggs, Maarten Verhoeven and more.

Also in the issue this month is a smorgasbord of wonderful tutorials, including Maya concept car techniques, tips for making your renders look indistinguishable from photographs, an abstract masterclass in Blender, awesome Houdini explosions, a look at the 3ds Max 2016 Max Creation Graph, ZBrush Fibermesh hair pointers and an antique texturing lesson.

Plus, we’ve gathered a slew of fantastic arch-vis practitioners and asked them to provide 20 style secrets for you to employ in your work.

Check out The Hub for an awesome 3D printing filament competition from Verbatim, as well as a look at how Elastic VFX created the stunning opening titles for Marvel’s Daredevil. Plus, as usual, we’ve brought you a tone of free resources to download from FileSilo, including models, textures and videos.

Enjoy the mag and, as ever, feel free to contact us with your thoughts.

Steve Holmes 🙂


This issue there is also a massive 5GB of free resources courtesy of some really cool people to download for free from FileSilo.co.uk when you buy the magazine.

Your free downloads this month are:

• Three exclusive Renderpeople models, made especially for readers of 3D Artist!

• Over three hours of quality video tuition from the experts at Digital-Tutors

• 25 awesome textures from 3DTotal for you to use in your work

• Premium 3D models courtesy of CGAxis

• A selection of images, videos and files from our tutorials


Get your copy!

Purchase your physical copy through the Imagine Shop or get a digital copy for just £3.99 through greatdigitalmags.com. Alternatively, why not make big savings with a subscription?

Let there be light

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20 arch-vis style secrets

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Design a high-tech racing machine

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Make your renders look like photos

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Create abstract art with Blender

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Set up a huge pyro explosion in Houdini

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Build modifiers with the Max Creation Graph

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Style FiberMesh hair

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Texture a realistic pocket watch

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