3D Artist
Oct
30

Why you need issue 47 of 3D Artist in your life!

News & Features
by
stephen.holmes

We’ve compiled a list of top reasons to treat yourself to a copy of issue 47. Issue 48 will be out next week so be sure to get 47 while you can!

Why you need issue 47 of 3D Artist in your life!

In issue 47, we’ll show you how to:

 

• Create striking characters! Kurt Papstein’s tutorial teaching the art of character creation has been getting a lot of love from readers and the community alike, with Tweeters sharing their excitement for the tutorial on Twitter, too. We were also happy to see our cover girl and star of Kurt’s step-by-step tutorial make the top row on ZBrushCentral.com – a fantastic nod from the Pixologic crew! Learn Kurt’s skills in a 6-page tutorial in issue 47 and check out a feature interview with this talented chap. There’s also a bunch of assets on the disc, including free bags and buckles to jazz up your character designs!

Why you need issue 47 of 3D Artist in your life!

• You wanted Blender, you got it! We’ve found just the man to teach us the hows, whys and whats of Blender. Felippo Veneiro is dedicated to free software, using Blender, Inkscape and GIMP to bring images to life without any loss in quality. And now you can do it too. Simply follow his 6-step guide in issue 47 and see how Blender can work for you. In such an expensive industry, anything that can be created well in free software is a real bonus! Stay tuned to future issues for more from Filippo…

Why you need issue 47 of 3D Artist in your life!

• Learn to light! Richard Yot, the author of ‘Lighting for Visual Artists’, dropped by this issue to teach us the importance of lighting for storytelling. Packed with practical tips, lighting theory and advice for those who want to use it wisely in their 3D scenes, check out an extensive 8-page feature in issue 47 – plus an additional 6-step tutorial with project files to get you stuck in!

Why you need issue 47 of 3D Artist in your life!

• Model like a Hollywood pro! Sean Hargreaves takes a breather from designing for the movies to give us a masterclass in set design. Check out his feature tutorial showing how to design and create a starship cockpit in LightWave, and perhaps you too will see your design in a Hollywood flick, some day?

Why you need issue 47 of 3D Artist in your life!

• Get perfect skin! Discover how V-Ray can help you master photorealistic skin in 3ds Max. Discover the VRayFastSSS2 material, pick up a few tips about the importance of light on skin, and find out all the settings you need to get the best results. This 6-step guide is led by the awesome Dmitry Cheremsin.

Why you need issue 47 of 3D Artist in your life!

• Render like a pro! Follow our Masterclass tutorial by Craig Clark to learn how to model and render photorealistic objects. The tutorial is divided to show you how to get results with different renderers, with a focus on how KeyShot Pro and Bunkspeed PRO can help you achieve incredibly photoreal results.

Why you need issue 47 of 3D Artist in your life!

• Model with scripts! Our arch-vis expert Chris Kowal takes on the eighth wonder of the world (well, we think so!) to create a building that represents key periods from our architectural history. Learn to model a variety of styles, from columns to skyscrapers, and discover how scripts can help you get there faster. You’ll find a bunch of helpful assets on the disc, too.

Why you need issue 47 of 3D Artist in your life!

• Free disc! And if all that isn’t enough, there’s a CD packed with even more 3D assets to help you become even more awesome. You’ll find 5 hours of ZBrush video training from Digital-Tutors, a fantastic sofa model in OBJ format, skin textures galore, LightWave video guides, free scripts and tons of tutorial files.

Why you need issue 47 of 3D Artist in your life!

Issue 47 is available now in print and digital versions. You can save money if you subscribe, too! Here are a few helpful dates if you’re thinking about subscribing:

  • To get issue 49 delivered to your door (out on 5 Dec), you’ll need to subscribe by Wednesday 21 November
  • If you subscribe after 21 Nov and before 13 December, your subscription will start from #50