3D Artist No. 127

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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Wrecking our cover this month is Wreck-It Ralph! Ralph has found time away from the release of his latest film, Ralph Breaks The Internet to mess around with our masthead. While we get that fixed, you can hear from our regular contributor, Ian Failes, who has headed into the depths of the web to find out how Walt Disney Animation Studios has made Ralph, Vanellope and the tech even better for the sequel on page 24. We’ve also kindly asked some animation pros this issue to tell us what we need to take our animating skills above and beyond. There are 20 incredible tips and techniques to learn from. Just head over to page 32 to see them all. Elsewhere, James Clarke heads into the new London office of ILM London on…

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the expert panel

IAN FAILES vfxblog.com Ian speaks to the geniuses of animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios to find out how they are re-rendering Wreck-It Ralph for brilliant new sequel, Ralph Breaks The Internet on page 24. 3DArtist username N/A ABSKETCHES absketches.com AbSketches is a visual creative studio who has kindly given us a masterclass on creating stunning architecture visualisation. Their seven-page tutorial is on page 56. 3DArtist username abSketches RAINER DUDA welovecgi.de Taking inspiration from Blade Runner 2049, studio owner and university lecturer Rainer has shown us how to make an awesome hologram in real time with UE4 on page 64. 3DArtist username rainerd STEFAN KANG CHUN YIH stefankang.com Based in LA and working at The Mill, Stefan teaches us how to create effective procedural lightning storms in Houdini this issue. You can read his guide on page 70. 3DArtist username stefankang MILAN BOJANIC artstation.com/25thportal Milan completed his mentorship…

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the gallery

“This is my passion project for everything I love – cyberpunk, motorcycles, sci-fi armour and tattoos!”Nelson Tai, FASTER, 2018 Nelson Tai artstation.com/nelsontai Tai is a concept designer working in the film industry. He specialises in designing sci-fi characters and weapons. Software ZBrush, Keyshot, Photoshop Work in progress… István Vastag artstation.com/dy217 István is a self-taught 3D artist currently based in Budapest. He makes a living by working as an environment artist. “I am an environment artist at a professional studio, I really wanted to try something different to my regular work. Creating a character portrait was a totally new field for me as well a super hard challenge. I learned a lot during the production”István Vastag, Portrait Of Bob, 2018 Software 3ds Max, ZBrush, Mari, V-Ray, Nuke Work in progress… Aaron Covrett aaroncovrett.com Aaron is a freelance artist focused on 3D visuals, with an emphasis…

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re-rendering ralph

In 2012, Walt Disney Animation Studios brought the world of videogame arcades to life for Wreck-It Ralph. Now the studio has gone into the world wide web for the film’s sequel, Ralph Breaks The Internet, directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, in which Ralph (voiced by John C Reilly) and his friend Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) stumble into cyberspace. That new world proved to be a complex thing to create, full of diverse characters, structures and vehicles, all of which needed to be designed, animated and rendered. But in the six years since the release of the original film Disney Animation has continued to refine its arsenal of tools and approach to the toughest effects and animation challenges, of which there were many in Ralph Breaks The Internet. HOW TO MAKE THE…