3D World

December 2021

3D World magazine is the world's biggest-selling monthly title for the 3D artist covering all aspects of the CG creation, inclduing animation, visual effects, vidoegames and architectural visualisation, and includes expert training in apps such as 3ds max, Maya, Cinema 4D, ZBrush, LightWave, Vue, Photoshop and After Effects. Every issue the magazine features an artist showcase, making of features and reviews of new products.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
6,04 €(TVA Incluse)
56,22 €(TVA Incluse)
13 Numéros

dans ce numéro

1 min

Isaac Asimov’s classic sci-fi epic has finally hit our screens with Apple’s Foundation series; this issue, we delve into the spectacular visual effects in our deep dive feature. We also take a look at the wonderful real-time work done by Blue Zoo, in the final instalment of our studio series. If you are looking to upskill then we have a host of tutorials for you, including an in-depth article on getting started with Adobe Substance, training on beginning your journey with virtual reality projects, how to layout a scene like a Pixar pro, using Luca as a case study, and we show you how to convert your Corona scenes for use in Epic’s Unreal Engine. Plus, our expert panel is here to answer your questions, and if you are looking for a new…

1 min
ira and amina

ARTIST Obafunso Sylvester Dorgu SOFTWARE PureRef, ZBrush, xNormal, Substance Painter, Cycles, Photoshop 3D character artist and graphic design student Obafunso Sylvester Dorgu created this majestic character piece in a little under three weeks. The piece depicts Princess Ira Giselle, a fictional African princess with gold gifted powers alongside her companion Amina the Lion. The Princess’ face painting was inspired by Nigerian traditional face decorations and her crown, adorned with crystals, crosses and chains, incorporates several design elements from different cultures that portray unity. Dorgu stuck to tried and tested techniques throughout the creative process. “Sculpting and texturing are some of my favourite parts of 3D art,” he tells 3D World, “but for this piece, I would say creating the composition and lookdev were the parts I ended up enjoying the most.” Sculpting begins with a pre-created…

1 min
cozy zangief

ARTIST Darío Riquelme Fernández SOFTWARE ZBrush, Maya, Polypaint, Marmoset Toolbag 4, Photoshop With this charming character, 3D artist Darío Riquelme Fernández tried to achieve a fast workflow by working almost entirely in ZBrush and Marmoset Toolbag. “I made a quick retopology for some areas using ZRemesher and UVs in Maya for texturing in Marmoset, but other parts were just decimated and sent to the engine,” he explains. Fernández then gave the model some colour using the Polypaint tool and used the texture feature in Marmoset Toolbag to add the final details. The image was rendered using raytracing in Marmoset Toolbag. When it came to adding details to the character, taking advantage of the Polypaint tool meant Fernández only had to work on the shaders, setting up the roughness in each material. He opted to use…

1 min
the aspire tower

ARTIST Ramees Muhammed SOFTWARE 3ds Max, Corona Renderer CGI specialist, industrial designer and student Ramees Muhammed spent around a week working on this impressive project. “It was about setting the scene,” he explains to 3D World, “creating the right look and the way the image is presented was the most enjoyable thing. It took some time for me to settle with the desired camera angle.” The dramatic mood and lighting proved a challenge for Muhammed, but he cites it as another fun part of the process. Muhammed’s creative process on The Aspire Tower was relatively straightforward. “I haven't used any plugins other than the render engine,” he adds. The model was created using 3ds Max’s primitive tools and basic modifiers like Lathe, Edge to Spline and Spline to Surface. “I used some available drawings from…

1 min
metal slug tribute dragon nosuke

I MAKE MATERIALS IN SUBSTANCE PAINTER, ALSO SCULPTING CUSTOM MATERIAL TILEABLES IN ZBRUSH IF NEEDED ARTIST Ranko Prozo SOFTWARE 3ds Max, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Marmoset Toolbag Ranko Prozo has been working in game art for over 15 years, from modelling and FX to lighting, layout, animation and concept art. He is currently a senior environment artist at Firaxis Games. This detailed tribute to Metal Slug 2’s Dragon Nosuke took one month of Prozo’s spare time. Prozo hand-sculpted kit pieces to assemble the vehicle, trying to match the original art direction as best as he could whilst retaining his own style. The creative process began with Prozo breaking apart the concept and reference from the Metal Slug artbook so that he knew which pieces needed building. Next, he builds his scene using blocked-out models and refines them…

1 min

ARTIST Mehdi Hadi SOFTWARE Cinema 4D, Octane Render, Topaz Studio, Photoshop, Lightroom VFX motion designer Mehdi Hadi came to this atmospheric project with a clear idea of what he wanted to achieve and assets ready to use. Hadi enjoyed the process as an opportunity to experiment and play with light, materials and moods. “At some level, I consider my work more of a game than a job. I can lose myself for hours in an image to get the result I find satisfying,” he says. “Having the chance to create images that can trigger strong emotions in an audience is extremely fascinating and rewarding for me.” The hand was created using a hand scan from 3D Scan Store, an asset platform that is particularly useful for human assets. The skulls come from an ArtStation collection…