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3D World January 2020

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
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13 Issues

in this issue

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Fully animated movies and TV series are always popular and can often push the boundaries of CG, as they have fewer pressures from the execs, compared to the standard summer blockbuster. This issue we take a look at Guillermo Del Toro’s beautiful 3Below, which adorns our cover. We delve behind the scenes to find out how the popular Netflix show was put together. Not content with that we also explore Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which is laden with lush environments, quirky CG characters and a huge range of set pieces and visual effects. If that is a bit too light-hearted for your tastes then check out our feature on the VFX of horror movies, to discover how to give your own audience the willies! If you are looking to upskill then look no…

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spotlight on our contributors

Ian Failes Ian is a regular contributor to 3D World, and in this issue he takes you behind the scenes on the Netflix show 3Below. www.beforesandafters.com Brad Thorne Our in-house staff writer Brad writes our lead features and keeps up to date with the latest industry trends. creativebloq.com/tag/3d James Clarke Journalist and writer James Clarke returns this month with a behind-the-scenes look at Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil. bit.ly/33md0pE WEBSITE 3dworld.creativebloq.com FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/3dworldmagazine INSTAGRAM @3DWorldMag TWITTER @3DWorldMag ENJOY SIX MONTHS OF 3D WORLD FOR JUST £24.99! turn to page 28…

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the gallery

“IT WAS A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO HOW I USUALLY MODEL, BUT SNAPSHOT 3D IS A VERY POWERFUL FEATURE” BETA TEST ARTIST Franco Carlesimo SOFTWARE ZBrush, 3ds Max, V-Ray, After Effects 3D modeller Franco Carlesimo created this image during the beta stage of ZBrush 2019. “It took me around one month to do it from start to finish,” he tells 3D World. Carlesimo took full advantage of ZBrush’s new Snapshot 3D feature, which allows users to extrude 3D objects from a 2D image. “It was hard because it’s a different approach to how I usually model,” he adds, “but it was fun to test out and is a very powerful feature.” The ZRemesher 3.0 feature was employed in order to achieve the image’s detailed topology; according to Carlesimo, this feature works particularly well on models that don’t need…

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rewind cyborg

YEAR CREATED 2018 SOFTWARE ZBrush, Substance Painter, Autodesk Maya This project was for a brief from Rewind in collaboration with the MA Games Art at the University of Hertfordshire. My goal was to create a ‘human’ cyborg. Online we see many sci-fi projects, and while they are always cool to look at, I get annoyed that there are so many ‘lifeless’ projects. In my project I researched giving cyborgs emotions. ARTIST Marleen Vijgen After starting out as a game designer, I decided that I preferred creating characters. Joining the Game Art MA at the University of Hertfordshire, I stepped into the games industry. LOCATION Cambridge, United Kingdom www.marleenvijgen.com THE ROOKIES The Rookies is a platform to help digital artists get discovered without having to compete with professionals for attention. You’ll get to the front page of those sites one day,…

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oh… the horror!

A 3D WORLD FEATURE THE EARTH WILL NEVER FORGET! PRESENTED IN FULL CMYK COLOUR FOR THE FIRST TIME ARTISTS FROM RODEO FX AND MR X GIVE 3D WORLD THE LOWDOWN ON THE ROLE OF VFX IN HORROR CINEMA The horror genre is often celebrated for its use of practical effects, combining ghoulish makeup and grotesque prosthetics with sound and editing to elicit fear in an uneasy audience. Digital effects, however, are as important as any other element in creating scary stories on-screen, and studios like Rodeo FX and Mr. X have become masters of the art. 3D World has gathered top artists from these studios to discuss the role VFX plays in horror, the challenges it presents and their latest projects. Thomas Montminy-Brodeur oversaw Rodeo FX’s work on the killer alligator film Crawl,…

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plus 3 digital creative bookazines

The perfect gift for just £24.99 100 Best Typefaces Ever With a few additions from the experts at Computer Arts magazine, the best fonts ever were selected for this book. In addition to defining the list, we’ve brought you some insightful background on each one. Get Started in 3D A special one-off publication from the makers of 3D World magazine. In this 164-page guide, you’ll get to grips with key 3D concepts. The Ultimate Sketchbook Collection Take a peek inside the minds of artists from all over the world as they share their designs and creations. Your special Christmas offer • Three FREE digital bookazines worth £40 • Enjoy six months of 3D World for just £24.99 – that’s just £4.17 an issue!• Receive every issue delivered direct to your door• Free assets for your own projects each…