FurryBall 2013 Competition

aaa-studio announced the FurryBall Competition 2013 for 3x FurryBall 4 licenses. From all received images they will select 3 winners and they will receive FREE NON-Commercial licences. The competition is focused on hobbyists and students with the theme „any topic“. Deadline for your submission is 31st October 2013. Follow the link for more information: aaa-studio

Krita 2.7 released

Open-source paint package Krita continues to evolve in directions that many professional CG artists will find interesting, following the recent addition of support for OpenColorIO in version 2.6. Find out more..

Autodesk announces 2014 Extension releases

Autodesk has announced details of the upcoming subscriber-only Extensions to its entertainment products – or at least, to 3ds Max, Maya and Mudbox. The updates, which add new features to the 2014 product releases, will become available to customers with active Subscription contracts on or after 16 September. Find out more..

Substance in Modo

Substance is now fully and natively supported within Modo, bringing all the power of substances into your favorite DCC tool. Find out more..

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Making of Elektrobot by Sait Bakırcı

Making of Elektrobot by Sait Bakırcı

Sait Bakırcı shared with us the construction stages of his work on a project called ElectroBot. If you would like to contact Sait Bakırcı, use the contact information on the bottom of this article.  I have been working on for a while and have...

Modelling different screwdrivers using 3…

Modelling different screwdrivers using 3ds Max

Screwdrivers belong between the objects which are used daily in our life and could be called common. In this tutorial I decided to model three different types of screwdrivers where every single one has a different handle and a diffe...

Explaining reflections and using array f…

Explaining reflections and using array function in 3ds Max

Recently I was confronted with one question from our users regarding a picture made from small boxes which were forming a larger box together with reflective material to this surface. The overall modelling by this case isn’t a...

Modelling an egg chair using 3ds Max

Modelling an egg chair using 3ds Max

Browsing the net I found out that many users are interested in modelling so called egg chairs which are representing the modern art and are a nice piece of furniture. Because we need quite a lot of materials and models inside our interior whi...

Modelling a home theatre system in 3ds M…

Modelling a home theatre system in 3ds Max

In this tutorial we will continue modelling objects for our interior and model a home theatre system using reference pictures. These objects will be used later by creating and building our interior at the end of this section. The system ...

Creating the floating-castle using Photo…

Creating the floating-castle using Photoshop

In the tutorials before I already showed that the options of Photoshop are almost unlimited and that these options are only bounded by your imagination. To proceed with this I decided to create a tutorial where we will create a floating castl...

Modelling MockingJay pin and GDI logo us…

Modelling MockingJay pin and GDI logo using 3ds Max

Some time ago we received a direct mail with a question about modelling a Mocking Jay pin and GDI logo using 3ds Max and because we try to fulfil the needs of our users we decided to create an tutorial about modelling both items. Lo...

Creating a romantic card using Photoshop

Creating a romantic card using Photoshop

Slowly but for sure the 14th November is coming and with this day also the St. Valentine’s Day. To this occasion I decided to create a romantic card using Photoshop. The initial idea was taken from s stock photo I sa...

Modelling a living room wall using 3ds M…

Modelling a living room wall using 3ds Max

In this tutorial we will model a living room wall and get again a bit closer to the final scene which would be an interior render merging all our model did before. This part of furniture is very popular and you can basically find it...

Using MAXScript to animate an advertisem…

Using MAXScript to animate an advertisement inside 3ds Max

In this tutorial we will for the first time get into the animation process inside 3ds Max and create a changing advertisement using the tools available inside 3ds Max. The tutorial will start with creating the appropriated shapes for the...

Autodesk 3ds max tips & tricks

Autodesk 3ds max tips & tricks

If you are a new user of 3ds max or an experienced one you know that if you want to improve your workflow you need to see inside the application a bit more. Every application can be used in a so called general way whe...

Merging two animals together using Photo…

Merging two animals together using Photoshop

Everyone who used Photoshop for some time knows that the features and the possibilities which are included inside Photoshop are limited just by your imagination. Literally you can do almost everything and these include also some advanced phot...

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Luxion intergrated KeyShot into Autodesk…

Luxion intergrated KeyShot into Autodesk® Fusion 360 software

Luxion, the company which is behind of KeyShot® and a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology, and Autodesk, the leader in cloud-based design and engineering software, today announced a partnership expansion between the two companies that ...

Luxion Releases KeyShot 4.2

Luxion Releases KeyShot 4.2

Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot®, announced the release of KeyShot 4.2 with new features and updates to existing tools that simplify the rendering and animation process. KeyShot® is the first real...

FurryBall 4 Final release

FurryBall 4 Final release

Art And Animation studio released the final version of their GPU based renderer FurryBall 4. FurryBall is a unique real-time GPU based renderer with advanced rendering techniques which can be directly implemented into Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max featuring network rende...

E-on Software released Plant Factory

E-on Software released Plant Factory

E-on Software announced the releasing and the immediately availability of Plant Factory, their revolutionary new technology for creating and rendering high-quality 3D plants. Plant Factory was designed and offers solutions custom-tailored to fulfil the needs of the C...

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max BETA is Open

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max BETA is Open

Chaos Group has announced the beta program for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max - the most complete lighting, shading and rendering toolkit on the market. V-Ray for 3ds Max is the core development of Chaos Group, which allows users to quickly and easily create realistic images ...

Basefount releases Miarmy 2.5

Basefount releases Miarmy 2.5

Basefount Technology has shipped Miarmy 2.5, another impressive update to its Maya crowd-animation system. New features in the update include the option to make crowd agents avoid one another automatically without the need to set up logic states; and the option t...

Blender 2.68 is released

Blender 2.68 is released

The Blender Foundation has released Blender 2.67. This release contains many different mesh modelling tools. Cycles render performance was also improved on Windows and on GPU's. The motion tracker can now automate placement and choice of markers more with new too...

Terragen 3 pre-release now available

Terragen 3 pre-release now available

Terragen is a powerful solution and photorealistic 3D environment design and rendering software, providing powerful and flexible tools for professional artists to bring to life the worlds and realistic natural environments of their imagination. Terragen is used widel...

Pixologic releases ZBrush 4R6

Pixologic releases ZBrush 4R6

ZBrush 4R6 continues to improve and enhance ZBrush functionality by giving artists access to a rich toolset of new features designed to excite their creativity and boost productivity. Central to Release 6 is ZRemesher: an evolution of ZBrush's automatic retop...

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Maxon's workshop at VIEW Conference 2013

Maxon's workshop at VIEW Conference 2013

VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy focused on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX. Every year, VIEW offers the latest most advanced and latest applications of virtual reality and interac...

3DCreative Issue 94 is out

3DCreative Issue 94 is out

Last issue of 3D Creative is again full loaded of interesting tutorials. This issue brings you an introductions to character creation in both 3ds Max and Maya. To begin, Shareyko Dmitry Petrovich takes a 2D concept by Denis Zilber (created by Denis for our sister mag...

3D Artist Issue 55 is out

3D Artist Issue 55 is out

Another issue of 3D Artist is out with a lot of interesting articles and free stuff. 3D Artis is an invaluable guide to the world of 3D, whether you are a budding artist or experienced professional. Each issue includes interesting articles also from the movie industr...

NFB releases free iPad animation app

NFB releases free iPad animation app

The National Film Board of Canada has released McLaren’s Workshop, an iPad app that enables users to create films “using three different techniques used by Oscar-winning animator Normal McLaren”. The McLaren’s Workshop also gives users free ac...

3DCreative Issue 93 is out

3DCreative Issue 93 is out

Last issue of 3D Creative is again full loaded of interesting tutorials. Amazing cover picture is created by Tudor Fat. In his in-depth and comprehensive tutorial he shows us how to create a wheeled alien figure. And this is also a start of brand new series on c...

3D World #169 is out

3D World #169 is out

New issue of 3D World magazine is coming out. In this issue you can find Future CGI trends and technologies, Framestore ad tips, Disney Paperman techniques, making muscles in Maya and much, much more. There are really hot topics. So when you want to know what it&...

3D Artist Issue 54 is out

3D Artist Issue 54 is out

Another issue of 3D Artist is out with a lot of interesting articles and free stuff. 3D Artis is an invaluable guide to the world of 3D, whether you are a budding artist or experienced professional. Each issue includes interesting articles also from the movie industr...

AMD Unleashes the World’s Fastest Graphi…

AMD Unleashes the World’s Fastest Graphics Card

AMD announced the release of the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990, the world’s fastest graphics card, designed for gamers who want to take their PC gaming experience to the highest level. AMD Radeon HD 7990 is based on award-winning AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) archit...

The sleep is over

The sleep is over

After a longer time of being a bit passive at 3D-Sphere we are restarting the work here. The main reason for this was the fact that i had my wedding before me. Everyone who experienced this social occasion will agree with me that it’s one of the ...