3D Artist No. 124

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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Good lighting can make or break your image, and getting that all-important setup just right is key. Whether you want to create a better atmosphere or just build a stronger composition, you can’t miss the 23 top tips that we’ve compiled this issue. Our cover artist Aviral Agarwal as well as artists from VFX, games and more break down how to achieve better lighting on page 22. We’ve also broken down ACES, the new colour industry standard that will be an essential piece of knowledge for all 3D artists; explore the art of crafting top titles with the likes of Elastic for Westworld, Method Studios for Deadpool 2, Storm Studios for Black Panther and yU+co for Tomb Raider; and speak to veteran Scott Ross about the future of VFX. Our tutorials this…

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the expert panel

AVIRAL AGARWAL avi.artstation.com Our cover artist this month, Aviral Agarwal is a CG artist creating incredible compelling characters. He goes through essential lighting tips for lighting them over on page 22. 3DArtist username N/A ABRAÃO SEGUNDO artstation.com/abraao_segundo Character artist Abraão has lent his artistry and techniques to this issue of 3D Artist with a killer guide on creating stunning, believable fan art. Check it out on page 60. 3DArtist username abraaosegundo MATHEW O artstation.com/mathewo Mathew is a senior environment artist at Ubisoft Massive and he’s broken down his process for making a Mars ranger in Modo. Read his expert tutorial over on page 52. 3DArtist username MathewO LUIS YRISARRY LABADíA bilfrok.com Luis has 15 years’ of experience in the advertising industry. This issue he has detailed how to make frog-like amphibious skin for his image, King Of The Streets on page 68. 3DArtist username bilfrok TIMOTHY…

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the gallery

“This image is a part of my personal sci-fi project titled Fracton 8. The action takes place in the distant future where humanity is exploring new worlds using super advanced technology. The entire project is divided into three chapters. First, futuristic cities/constructions on Earth. Second, human colonies in spaces and third, discovering mega alien constructions by human expeditions”Jacek Pilarski, Vegas N27, 2018 Jacek Pilarski jacekpilarski.com Jacek is a senior digital matte painter/generalist and concept artist at Framestore. He also specialises in photogrammetry Software Photoshop, Mandelbulb 3D Work in progress… “An image always starts with a fantasy, then develops into a good idea, and comes together when you have the pleasure of creating. The character in my other image The Gray People, the prince of an isolated world, long sought a wife of his rank. He found…

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AVIRAL AGARWAL Digital artist avi.artstation.com CARLOS DATTOLI Illustrator and concept artist artstation.com/carlosdattoliart MAREK DENKO Partner at noemotion.net marekdenko.net ALEX LANGLETZ 3D artist alex-langletz.de PATRICK NANTON VFX lighter, Method methodstudios.com THUAN NGUYEN MINH DUONG CG character artist artstation.com/duongnguyenminhthuan TIM PALGUT Senior VFX lighter, Method methodstudios.com LUIS TORNEL Technical director, Kilograph kilograph.com MARIA YUE Lighting artist, Cloud Imperium Games artstation.com/xiaowantou…