3D Artist No. 115

3D Artist magazine is a luxury title for fans of 3D software and the phenomenal images that can be created. Each issue is packed with advice and inspiration for 3D devotees, all written by first-class artists. The tutorials give readers valuable insight into the techniques used by 3D professionals, while interviews and features focus on the latest projects being created by commercial studios and freelancers. 3D Artist looks at the entire 3D world, from TV and architecture design, through to film work, concept art and character development. The unique 'Workspace' mini-mag is for people training for a 3D career and shines the spotlight on 3D university and college courses, in addition to specific career advice from experts in the field, interviews with 3D studios and recruitment agencies, plus tips for anyone starting out as a freelancer. Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

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in this issue

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This year marks 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK. Though we’ve come a long way since then, 2017 proved to be a momentous year for highlighting issues that some women may face across all industries – including ours. One of the responsibilities that we, as a magazine, have is to carry on the conversations with the aim to improve equality. There are so many ways to help, and Animated Women UK is just one organisation supporting women and promoting equal representation, so this issue we’ve brought them in to curate a special gallery. We’re celebrating women across a variety of artist roles, with expert tips so you can achieve amazing art yourselves. We’ve also harnessed the force to bring you some of the behind-the-scenes secrets…

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the expert panel

LIUDMILA KIRDIASHKINA artstation.com/liu_k Amazing artists like Liudmila show off their skills in a special gallery, curated by Animated Women UK. Learn top tips on textures, hair, modelling, posing and more from page 12. 3DArtist username Liu K JAHIRUL AMIN jahirulamin.com Double Negative VFX trainer Jahirul has returned to 3D Artist this issue with some unmissable expert advice on UV unwrapping a vehicle in Maya. Read it on page 64. 3DArtist username aminjahirul RAINER DUDA rd-innovations.de Rainer gives Maxon’s new release: Cinema 4D R19 a spin this month to look at the improved 3D tracking, new VR features and much more. Read his verdict on page 84. 3DArtist username N/A DANIEL D’AVILA davilastudio.com Daniel owns his own illustration studio in Sao Paolo, Brazil and this issue he takes us through the process of re-creating a 2D concept in 3D over on page 58. Read it…

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Nuke deep compositing video Boost your VFX skills with expert insights on Nuke 3 Premium CGAxis models A collection of images to use in your work 25 Textures from 3DTotal.com Download plenty of high-quality textures Plus: all of this is yours too… • Geotracker video tutorial to accompany the written Nuke object tracking tutorial by Josh Gotto • Maya files for every single step of the pro UV vehicle unwrapping tutorial from Double Negative VFX trainer Jahirul Amin • A huge selection of high-resolution images and WIPs to accompany the rest of our unmissable tutorials in Blender, Modo, 3ds Max and Corona! Log in to www.filesilo.co.uk/3DArtist Register to get instant access to this pack of must-have creative resources, how-to videos and tutorial assets Free for digital readers too! Read on your tablet, download on your computer The home of great downloads –…

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wonder women

The work of artists such as Julia Margaret Cameron or Käthe Kollwitz stands out for me because it is so different to that of their male contemporaries. Despite working at times controlled by the patriarchy, these women did not try to compete by expressing themselves as men did, but instead embraced their female point of view. With that came a warmth we all recognise from our mothers and grandmothers – something that could be said to be uniquely female. We have come far in the decades since, as more and more female artists come to the fore, but still have a long way to travel before the perspectives of all genders are considered of equal value. Diversity is only achieved if the world we represent is as varied as the views…

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the gallery

“In Maya I made several nHair systems based on the curves exported from ZBrush. Then I assigned a Paint Effects brush to those nHair systems and used the output curves to generate XGen hair. Later on I made about seven VRay Hair shaders for different types of hair strands.” Liudmila Kirdiashkina, Portrait of the Girl, 2017 Liudmila Kirdiashkina artstation.com/artist/liu_k Liudmila is a 3D artist focused on hard surface objects Software ZBrush, Maya, Substance Painter, Mari, XGen, V-Ray, Marvelous Designer Work in progress… “ I’m the director of this test scene, working with Laurent Harduin, Jacob Norris, and Colin Thomas. The power of real-time rendering has come such a long way. This shot demonstrates the high-quality we are achieving internally when exploring content from an artist’s perspective” Yibing Jiang, Art Test by Unity Technologies, 2017 “I like…

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going forward in vr with rewind

“We made a decision we wouldn’t ever white label again… we are proud of the work we do and stand by it” Solomon Rogers, REWIND CEO and founder In St Albans, UK, you’ll find a historic Roman market city just 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of London’s Soho – the undisputed capital of the UK’s visual effects and animation industry. But tucked beside an ornate 14th century clocktower in this peaceful location is REWIND, the creative digital studio that is making waves across the globe with its immersive experiences. “About three years ago, we had a choice of being in Soho with a hundred other small visual effects and animation companies and agencies – or not,“ says REWIND’s CEO and founder, Solomon Rogers. “I just made the decision…