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Fully biased: Redshift CTO Panagiotis Zompolas

Monday, September 25th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Redshift, the world’s first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer, used by thousands of creative professionals and leading studios worldwide. In the course of our newest joint venture, we had the chance to sit down with Panagiotis "Panos" Zompolas, co-founder and CTO at Redshift and talk about the company history, the advantages of GPU rendering and upcoming features.

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Art Wanted! Featuring Trix

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

 

This month’s ArtWanted! Feature once again takes us to the wonderful world of character animation. The talented staff at Trix, a full service production company based in Lisbon, Portugal, has been perfecting this craft for more than 20 years – and the experience shows! From storyboarding to animating, Trix infuses characters with life and humanity and tells charming short stories in 2D and 3D planes. Reduced, yet impressively pointed visual design and skillful art direction are hallmarks of their productions, which manage to evoke emotions with no need for many words.

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3D Artist of the Month September 2017: Harun Kaymaz

Friday, September 1st, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

Check out our September 2017 3D Artist of the Month, Harun Kaymaz! His latest work 'Brown Bedroom' is an impressive excercise in architectural vizualisation and interior design, created in 3ds Max and V-Ray. From the highly detailed textures to the elaborate reflections in the glass objects, the Turkish 3D artist has perfected his craft down to a T.

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Art Wanted! Featuring Alberto Luque

Wednesday, August 7th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

Fasten your seatbelts and make yourself comfortable for this month’s ArtWanted! Feature, as Alberto Luque is about to take you for a ride. The self-taught 3D artist and graphic designer from Spain is currently building up a 3D motion department at his employer Scholz & Volkmer, a high-profile German creative agency for digital brand management that works for prestigious clients such as Coca Cola, Adidas, Mercedes-Benz and Deutsche Bahn. Continue reading to join us on a cross country trip that is Alberto’s career retrospective as he recalls his journey from street art to digital art.

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3D Artist of the Month August 2017: Daniel Wichterich

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

It’s party time! Join us in celebrating Daniel Wichterich, the August 2017 winner of our 3D Artist of the Month competition. An expertly composed promotional still for a planned feature film, his submission offers but a small glimpse into the bright and colorful world of ‘Jason and the Nucleonauts’, a fast-paced story of adventure, friendship and nuclear physics. Put on your party hats and continue reading to find out more about what just might end up becoming the next animated smash hit at the box office.    

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Creating Virtual Worlds: Ólafur Haraldsson, Cinematic Director at CCP Games

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

 

EVE: Online, the long-running massive multiplayer online space simulation by Icelandic developer and publisher CCP Games, is a cultural phenomenon. Every day, tens of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure amidst the nearly 8.000 star systems that make up the game’s vast universe. Even though generally more known for its intricate player interactions and fascinating history, the visual appeal of its futuristic setting plays an important part in its continued success.
We had the chance to sit down with Cinematic Director Ólafur Haraldsson and talked trailers, immersion and VR.

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3D Artist of the Month July 2017: Mateusz Adamski

Friday, June 30th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

We proudly present you our July 2017 3D Artist of the Month, Mateusz Adamski! His submission ‘Her’ pushes the boundaries of CG imagery, with the lines between reality and animation becoming increasingly blurry. A creative link between architectural visualization and storytelling, ‘Her’ is a visual love letter to the artist’s girlfriend, beautifully painted on the canvas of contemporary interior design. 

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Mateusz Adamski: The Making of ‘Her‘

Friday, June 30th  2017 by Mateusz Adamski

 

There’s a lot more to say about ‘Her’, the stunning animation by our July 2017 3D Artist of the Month, Mateusz Adamski. The following making-of, written by Mateusz himself, is an edited republishing of an article courtesy of The Rookies

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ArtWanted! Featuring DWanimations

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2017, by Julian Karsunky

Our latest “ArtWanted! Feature” takes us back to the fascinating realm of architectural design and 3D-visualization. The image above is just one example of the impressive work done by the talented staff at DWanimations, a high profile studio located in the small town of Beesd, Netherlands. Founder Dirk de Jongh tells us that while the company’s main focus lies on providing high-quality renderings for architects and real-estate developers, their diverse customer base also includes product developers, shipbuilders, museums, schools and even amusement parks!

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Shifting the paradigm: Isotropix CEO Sam Assadian

Monday, June 5th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

Just recently we proudly announced our new partnership with Clarisse, the high-end 2D/3D animation software by French developer Isotropix. Designed to streamline the workflow of CG artists, Clarisse is specialized in the creation and assembly of immense environments, look development, lighting and rendering.
We had the chance to talk with Sam Assadian, CEO and founder of Isotropix. Continue reading to find out about the company’s history, the development of Clarisse and the upcoming version 3.5.

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