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3D World February 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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13 Issues


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editor’s welcome

As Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks box office records around the world, we pay a visit to Industrial Light & Magic to discover what it took to create the movie’s stunning VFX. On page 40 read how leading artists mixed CG and practical effects to pay homage to the original trilogy. Plus, VFX legend Richard Edlund shares an unheard story about getting the perfect shot for Star Wars: A New Hope. There’s more Star Wars in this issue’s tutorials (page 51), as Pascal Blanché, Josh Herman and Marko Ivanovic reveal how to harness Star Wars to create amazing art – including cult bounty hunters Boba Fett and IG-88!SUBSCRIBESubscribe to 3D World and get both the print and digital editions. Turn to page 50 for the latest offers!GET INSPIREDDiscover how…

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free resources

Follow the link to download your free files www.creativebloq.com/vault/3dw2042GB OF VIDEO & FILESGET YOUR RESOURCESYou’re three steps away from this issue’s video training and files…1. GO TO THE WEBSITEType this into your browser’s address bar: www.creativebloq.com/vault/3dw2042. FIND THE FILES YOU WANTSearch the list of free resources to find the video and files you want.3. DOWNLOAD WHAT YOU NEEDClick the Download buttons and your files will save to your PC or Mac.PLUS!There are more files, art and resources waiting online…Files Download the files to follow a unique cloth modelling techniqueFiles Download the training for this issue’s Artist Q&A tutorialsArtwork Download the extra tutorial images to accompany ShowcaseArtwork Download the files to get more from our Fusion trainingFILES+TEXTURES+VIDEO PHOTO REAL BOBA FETTDownload your free video walkthrough, files and textures to create this…

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artist showcase

MOTHER OF DRAGONS When creating this image of Khaleesi, Baolong most enjoyed using Unreal Engine 4 for materials and renderingGET PUBLISHEDEMAIL YOUR CG ART TOian.dean@futurenet.comVisit the online Vault to download extra process art for these projects: www.creativebloq.com/vault/3dw204KHALEESI: THE THRONE IS MINE!ARTIST Baolong ZhangSOFTWARE Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, Unreal Engine 4Baolong Zhang honed his 3D craft working for Architecture VIZ before becoming an environment artist in video games. This broad background means Baolong has a comprehensive skill set, allowing him to create magnificent realistic images.Capturing the likeness of actress Emilia Clarke came easily to UK-based Baolong. Created in just a month-and-a-half, the image of the Mother of Dragons is the latest in the fantasy fan’s set of pictures inspired by George RR Martin’s books. “The most exciting part was using Unreal Engine…

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is the cg industry gender-equal?

Although there are more women entering the CG industry many experts feel a gender imbalance still existsIs the CG industry a gender-equal playing field? Why are there so few women at the top, and what are the biggest obstacles preventing women from making it in the industry? These were just some of the questions discussed by Sony’s Tara Saunders, Escape Studios’ 2D head and compositing instructor Davi Stein, and film journalist Helen O’Hara in a recent hour-long live webinar, Women in Industry, hosted by Escape Studios.All extremely successful in their own fields, none of the women reported facing barriers based on their gender. Yet according to CG Architect’s 2015 survey, women represent just seven per cent of the architectural visualisation industry, and it was only a year ago that Marvel’s…

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make more of your models

Want a model of a coollooking drone, that’s highly detailed yet generic enough to personalise? Then this quadcopter drone is what you need. It’s the work of Graphics834, aka 3D artist Adrian Wise, whose work can be seen on Creative Market.ADRIAN WISEAdrian is owner of Graphics834, which undertakes custom asset creation for corporate clients, web graphics and video, and design visualisation. www.creativemarket.com/graphics834A 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 Adrian. “One of the ways it differs from other sites,” he explains, “is they assess you as an artist first. If your work meets quality standards you are approved, and once that happens, all the work you submit immediately goes…

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collaboration without borders

STUDIO STATISTICSLOCATIONLondon and ShanghaiTEAM SIZEAround 10; varies by projectKNOWN FOR3D and 2D computer and hand-drawn animation; live action/animation film, TV and branded entertainment content; games, smartphone applications, books, toys and other merchandising/licensing opportunitiesMANAGING DIRECTORPaul LaikinWe all dream of setting up our own company, one that focuses only on the kind of projects we love. But producer Paul Laikin and animation directors Jason Jameson and James Hall didn’t just dream about it – they actually did it, teaming up to found the independent production company and animation studio Unanico in 2009.PAUL LAIKINPaul is co-founder and managing director at Unanico Group. www.unanico.com“We grew out of a company Jason had previously run called Model Robot,” explains Paul. “They’d been working on music videos, ads and short films. But we wanted to move more…