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3D World May 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.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

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1 min.
editor’s welcome

SAVE UP TO 67%* on your bundle subscription when you double up! – turn to page 28 Our cover this issue is a bit of a break from the norm for us, with a scrumptious-looking CG meal, complete with sauces, condiments and all you can eat. The usual cover subjects of awesome characters, VFX blockbuster art and so on all have their place, but it’s a pleasant change to take a closer look at a fresher topic. If the image whets your appetite, then you can create your own tasty treat by following along with the artist’s workflow tutorial. As lovely as this is, sometimes we do need to turn to Hollywood to get the lowdown on the best of the best, and this issue we turn to 1917, the Oscar-winning war…

1 min.
spotlight on our contributors

James Brady Co-founder/art lead at Next-Gen Dreams 3D, James Brady is an experienced artist hailing from Ireland. www.next-gendreams3d.com Iñaki González Iñaki González has worked freelance for national and international clients since 2005, and he also teaches 3D. vimeo.com/inakiarte Mike Griggs 3D World regular Mike Griggs returns with the latest instalments of our long-running Basics and Bootcamp series. www.creativebloke.com WEBSITE 3dworld.creativebloq.com FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/3dworldmagazine INSTAGRAM @3DWorldMag TWITTER @3DWorldMag…

6 min.
the gallery

“FLESHING OUT THE WORLD INFORMS THE VISUAL DESIGN, AS WELL AS PROVIDING CONTEXT AND PURPOSE” NATIONAL MECH LEAGUE ARTIST Jake Woodruff SOFTWARE 3ds Max, Substance Painter, Marmoset Toolbag, Maya This sporty mech is the work of Jake Woodruff, an environment artist at Playground Games, and Kyle Moody, Cloud Imperium’s lead mocap specialist. Around three months was spent creating the character, with the pair working on it whenever they had time to spare. “At the beginning I built a library of kitbash parts to build up the high-poly model,” explains Woodruff. “This is something I do on most hard-surface projects to speed up the process and ensure consistent details.” For Woodruff, the most enjoyable aspect of creating this mech was envisioning a backstory and the world that the character inhabits. “Fleshing out the world informs the visual design, as…

10 min.
one shot wonder

“IT WAS CRITICAL THAT WHATEVER WE DID TO ASSEMBLE AND CONNECT THE SHOTS TOGETHER NEVER BETRAYED THE CAMERA WORK”Guillaume Rocheron, production VFX supervisor In order to honour the stories told by his grandfather about being a soldier during World War I and immerse the audience in the experience, filmmaker Sam Mendes (Skyfall) decided to follow the mission of British lance corporals Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and William Schofield (George MacKay) to call off an attack through war-torn France as if it was a single shot. The concept led to a rethinking of the traditional way of tackling visual effects, which are normally divided by shots and sequences. The post-production period for 1917 lasted 17 weeks with digital augmented imagery encompassing 91 per cent of the theatrical runtime. “Visual effects pipelines are not…

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9 min.
how to build worlds

3D artists are highly skilled digital builders, combining creativity with their software of choice to build anything, from robots to entire cityscapes. World building, however, is an entirely different discipline – one that exists at the intersection of artistry, storytelling and technicality. 3D World has gathered experts in production design across film, television and video games to lift the lid on the art of building worlds. BELIEVABLE IMMERSION “World building in VFX means that we are creating an environment that looks and feels naturalistic to our viewers,” explains Paul DeOliveira, a VFX supervisor at Spin VFX. DeOliveira and the team at Spin have been behind VFX for The Expanse since its first season in 2015. He adds: “The audience needs to identify with the concept, and believe in the photorealism of the…