The August 2007 3D World Magazine has some interesting headline articles.
Chris Bullen looks at realistic interiors and Pete Draper returns to the badlands. But the one that will be making me get a copy is Matt Roussel's rendering technique to simulate clay. The turorial looks at both texturing and lighting this style using Cinema 4D. It will be interesting to see how it looks compaired to my attempts and programmes like the Island of Innis Cool.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
DAZ Productions are now giving away version 5.5 of the Environmental modelling software Bryce. They are also selling upgrades from 5.5 to version 6.1 at a price even lower than Bryce 1 was sold for back in the 1990s when I first saw Metacreations' software in a bargain bin at the back of PCWorld. The software has gone through a few changes since the earliest version, there are more presets, higher quality results, more sophisticate tools and now support for Daz Studio so you can import figures into your landscapes. If you find that there's anything that you can't do (or can't be bothered to do) in Bryce then you can always purchase one of the models from the extensive catalogue of objects, buildings, vehicles, animals, people and clothes that Daz3d have for sale.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
This month the BFI is showing a range of Jan Svankmajer films and talks.
Those who attended last year's London International Animation Festival will know that Vaclav Svankmajer, the son of Jan is also making some excellent films. The "Torchbearer" (Svetlonos) made in 2005 is 25 minutes of glorious stop motion. Although there are some parallels, Vaclav has developped his own style of thought provoking animation. His models and sets are more real than sureal but the plots and actions of his characters are still quite nightmarish. I look forward to more films (of any technique) from Vaclav.
Friday, June 01, 2007
I've collected together some handy links from around the internet and there's also some books that might be of help.
Books on Storyboarding from the Aceanim Shop