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3D World April 2016

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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Complete game character course!SUBSCRIBESubscribe to 3D World and get both the print and digital editions. Turn to page 50 for the latest offers!If you dream of creating characters for Naughty Dog or environments for Infinity Ward, then this issue is for you. On page 42 leading art directors, artists and graduates share their experiences of the games industry... and advice on how you can land your dream job! Plus, on page 36, Epic Games’ artists reveal what it takes to create photoreal hair, in real-time, using Unreal Engine 4.11. Training this issue comes from professional artists at Cloud Imperium Games, Guerrilla Games, Ninja Theory and MachineGames, who tackle modelling, rigging, concept design, texture asset creation and more, beginning on page 51. If you want to break into the games industry,…

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free resources

Complete game character course!VIDEO+RIGGING FILES MODEL AND RIG A GAME CHARACTERDownload video walkthroughs and rigging files to create a game-ready modelVIDEO+SCENE FILES+TEXTURES GAME ENVIRONMENTGet the video walkthrough, 3ds Max work files and textures to create this environmentVIDEO+TEXTURES SCENERYFollow the video and download the texuresPROJECT FILES STINGRAYDownload the project files to try StingraySTEP FILES CONCEPT DESIGNDownload the step-by-step screens ■…

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MOSASAURUS ATTACKARTISTAnders RådéSOFTWARE V-Ray, Photoshop,After Effects“I’m inspired by the animal world at large,” says Swedish freelance illustrator and animator Anders Rådén, whose interest in creatures and history has led to him working with the Natural History Museum and Helsinki Zoo. “I get lots of ideas for 3D art by watching the of my idol, David Attenborough,” he adds. Using references from modern documentaries also helped Anders to create a realistic prehistoric predator swimming through modern waters. “I wanted to create a variation of the classic Jurassic World poster, with the Mosasaurus scaring the living daylights out of a great white shark,” he explains. “Which was a bit of a challenge since sharks aren’t very expressive!”Created in just a week, Mosasaurus Attack posed a fun challenge for Anders. “I liked cracking…

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what goes into winning a vfx oscar?

The Academy Awards are the high point of the year for the film industry. Beyond the headline awards there’s a raft of recognition for the essential supporting elements of filmmaking, and for the VFX industry there’s only one award that matters: Best Visual Effects.But as our panel of industry experts explain, the process of how the Academy come up with their final five nominees is a story in itself. However, does this process take the focus away from the VFX work itself? And is a single Oscar enough to reflect the contribution made by the industry?The process begins in December, as Greg Butler from MPC Vancouver explains: “The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee meets to select 20 films that they feel meet the criteria for nomination. Every film that…

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heaven’s above

Creative marketFREE! DOWNLOAD NOW!When you’re creating amazing new 3D worlds, you need a sky. And we’ve fallen in love with this 3D Clouds pack, the work of Quantum Theory, aka Pete Sekula.A 12 year veteran of the Triple-A console game industry, Quantum Theory’s work can be seen on Creative Market, where he’s committed to providing the best quality and best optimised artwork for your projects.A platform for digital design content from independent creatives around the world, Creative Market recently launched a 3D art section. It’s a great place to sell your content, says Pete. “I was approached to set up a marketplace there months ago,” he reveals. “Given Autodesk’s name recognition and their entry into the game engine space, I thought it would be a good strategic move. ”PETE SEKULAAAA…

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zeroing in on the pursuit of happiness

Zero VFX places great importance on giving its artists a good work/life balanceSTUDIO STATISTICSLOCATIONLos Angeles, BostonTEAM SIZE68 employeesKNOWN FORPhoto-real visual effects and finishing services for commercials and feature filmsCO-FOUNDERSBrian Drewes, Sean DevereauxOver two decades working in animation and VFX, you’d think creative director Sean Devereaux would have seen it all. But working at Zero VFX, the company he co-founded in 2010, never gets boring and continues to make him smile.SEAN DEVEREAUXSean is co-founder and creative director of Zero VFX. He has created visual effects for more than 50 feature films, including American Hustle, Transformers and Fury. www.zerovfx.com“Honestly, today is the high point, but tomorrow will be as well,” he says. “We’ve grown and evolved so much in six years that every day brings a high point. Even the hard days…