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Amazing resources free with this issue, including Octane video guide, Houdini cheatsheet and more!

Master Arch VizIssue 126 of 3D Artist is out now!

Build your best arch viz renders with our top tips from pro studios and artists! You’ll be able to discover 27 ways of creating better interiors and exteriors.

The newly released Houdini 17 is set to be the best version yet from SideFX, so we’ve got techniques from the developers themselves to help you work smarter with new features. Unsure of the latest update? Weta FX TD Daniel Bukovec and freelance rigging TD Henry Dean also gives us their expert opinion.

Our expert tutorials this month are led by freelance character artist Shayleen Hulbert, who takes a 2D character and transforms her into a production-ready asset for games, and Method Studios modeller Crystal Bretz who shows you how to create stylised hair with XGen using her 3D model S W I R L Y 3D. Tyler Bay also kindly shows beginners how to get to grips with Houdini, while Amazon Games Studio senior game artist Amaru Zeas goes through creating believable textures for tyres in Substance Painter, and senior motion designer and 3D generalist Jesus Suarez makes incredible terrains with Cinema 4D and Octane.

We also head to Jellyfish Pictures to go behind the scenes at their London studios, check out Lenovo’s new ThinkPad P1, learn all about real-time directing for Baymax Dreams – the new shorts from Disney – and speak to Audiomotion’s Brian Mitchell about celebrating 21 years with the performance capture masters and more!

Plus, find out what’s in store as we announce the changes coming to Vertex 2019. It’s bound to be bigger and better and we hope to see you at the Olympia, London on Friday 8 March 2019!

Finally, don’t forget our amazing resources available with every issue including free models, textures and more that are also on our FileSilo. This issue it includes a cheatsheet for Houdini from Tyler Bay, and an Octane video guide and working files from Jesus Suarez as well as our usual models courtesy of CGAxis, textures from 3DTotal and more.

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 200 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:
• 3 premium CGAxis models
• Octane video guide and files
• Houdini cheatsheet
• 28 textures from 3DTotal
• Loads of hi-res images and WIPs to accompany our tutorials


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Master Arch Viz

27 Ways to Build Better Arch Viz


Master Arch Viz

Develop a Next-Gen Stylised Character

Master Arch Viz


Photorealistic tyres in Substance Painter


Master Arch Viz

In Bloom

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Render Realistic Alien Terrains with Octane

Master Arch Viz

Industry Insider: Brian Mitchell

Master Arch Viz


Top tricks for Houdini 17

Master Arch Viz

Create Wind-Swept Hairstyles in Maya

Master Arch Viz


Industry Insider: Brett Ineson

Master Arch Viz

Essential Houdini Tips for the New User