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Pixar Revs Up With RenderMan

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Carrie Mok

Don’t miss 20 free BFX Festival 2017 tickets free with this issue!

Pixar Revs Up With RenderMan

Issue 111 of 3D Artist is out now!

Racing to a news stand near you this month are our two brilliant Pixar RenderMan covers! That’s right, you can pick up our two special covers in store for your collection as we get on track with industry firsts and blockbuster animation rendering secrets with RenderMan.

We go under the hood of Cars 3, too, and find out how Pixar created photoreal mud simulations and rendered thousands of lights.

Also, you can learn 30 Maya tips and tricks from the pros including Maya 2018 techniques and go behind the scenes at Bristol-based boutique studio axisVFX.

Plus, we take the HP Z2 Mini G3 out for a test run.

Elsewhere, check out our expert guides on photogrammetry and retopology, texturing and lighting still life, creating a fantasy vampire character, rendering frosted glass in V-Ray and much more!

Pixar Revs Up With RenderMan

Finally, we have a special announcement to make: we’re teaming up with BFX Festival 2017 to bring you 3D Artist masterclasses. You’ll be learning from experts such as 3D visualisation artist Jake Denham, who will break down how to light and render incredible arch vis, and from Saddington Baynes’ senior digital artist Mark Jackson who will discuss pro Houdini techniques. We still have more 3D Artist presented masterclasses to announce so make sure you follow our social media channels!

On top of that BFX Festival will feature presentations from Framestore, Double Negative, MPC, Animal Logic, Criterion Games, Random42, Creative Assembly and much more. Plus a recruitment fair at the Festival may help you find your next job!

We also have 20 free BFX Festival tickets to give away with our latest issue! Tickets are worth £140 each and are first come first served, so make sure you turn to page 80 in the magazine to find out how you can get your free ticket today!

PS. don’t miss our 4GB of free resources!

Enjoy the issue!


PS – Don’t forget that if you want to make big savings and get the issue delivered direct to your door every month, grab yourself a subscription!

This issue there’s also over 4GB of 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:

• Lighting fundamentals in Maya video tutorial from Pluralsight
• 3 premium CGAxis models
• 25 textures from 3DTotal
• ZBrush Pinch Plane brush and UI for the fantasy vampire tutorial
• Making-of video for the still life tutorial
• HDR, OBJ and Clarisse files for the Clarisse rendering tutorial
• Loads of hi-res images and WIPs to accompany our tutorials


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Pixar Revs Up With RenderMan

Rendering A Driving Force

Pixar Revs Up With RenderMan

RenderMan 21.5 Lights The Way

Pixar Revs Up With RenderMan

Texture A Still Life Scene


Pixar Revs Up With RenderMan

Industry Insider: Hilmar Koch

Pixar Revs Up With RenderMan

30 Pro Tips For Maya

Pixar Revs Up With RenderMan

Pro Retopology Techniques For A 3D Scanned Model

Pixar Revs Up With RenderMan

Excelling With axisVFX

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Create And Pose A Vampire Character

Pixar Revs Up With RenderMan


Create Realistic Materials With V-Ray