Avatar 2 will be in theatres in 2014, with Avatar 3 following in 2015. So here is to the agonising 4 years we have to wait to see the 3D work James Cameron and his team pull out their sleeves.
According to Chris Nolan there’ll be no Riddler or 3D for the third in the Batman movie series, The Dark Knight Rises!
Put away your 3D glasses!
Although it comes as no surprise. Chris Nolan has mentioned how he’s ‘not of fan’ of 3D. Read why here.
A part of me is very happy because if I [...]
Thinking of it now, since the 3D movie boom went boom, it’s difficult to watch a new release without being handed the… stylish? glasses at the door. There have been times where I’ve left with a headache, after a 3D show (nauseas after the 4D one) and others surprisingly not.
Read this piece by Buzz Hays, [...]
Drum roll please.
The nominees for the 2010 CGArchitect Architectural Awards have been announced! Finalists in the categories for film/animation, stills and real-time animation are up and I’m happy to see that Alex Roman’s animation has made it.
You might recognize the images and finalists, have a look at them here.
Crystal CG is the largest 3D company in the world. They specialise in 3D renderings for architects (like us, but on steroids).
Their Chinese operation page is here: http://www.crystalcg.com/en/ and their UK site is here: http://www.crystalcg.co.uk/about
Amazingly, they have 2,200 staff, they also operate a 3D school, which has 5,500 students pass through a year.
They have branched [...]
Azureus Rising is a proof of concept for a potential 3D film.
The making of is here: http://azureusrising.com/index.php/making-of-the-teaser-trailer
Slobodan Denic from Barcelona has done a very cool render of what he thinks the room in Van Gogh’s “Bedroom in Arles” might have looked like.
Image and original painting below:
If you didn’t know (now you do), Neoscape has recently started their blog.
Neoscape are the pioneers of 3D architecure and film mashup.
Check it out here: http://blog.neoscape.com/
Adobe has a customer review from a client using their tools. The client were the team on Avatar (so we have to post it here, because Avatar is awesome).
Give it a look:
Check out the stadiums in 3D:
Some nice info here. I grabbed this from: http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tutorials/max/15tips/15tips_tricks.html and it was care of – http://www.florencedesignacademy.com/
Did you know that “architectural materials” and “self illuminated” materials are light emitting (for Mental Ray & Vray) ? If you apply them on a box you will get a similar effect as a “photometric area light” or [...]
Juan is one of my favourite 3D artists. He has a fantastic grasp of lighting and composition, and his post work is also really good. Juan was even kind enough to provide a MAKING OF PDF to CGarchitect.com a while back. I’m including it here:
Please do not hotlink the file.
A great source for premium 3D models and related stuff.
The CG Society just posted a Production Focus article on How To Train Your Dragon. Excellent film, and while the article is a little thin on content, still a good read. Click here.
Every year I’m impressed at the awesome renders and animations that are nominated for CGarchitect.com’s 3D awards.
An inspiration for any 3D artist, I’m sure. And it’s that time again – submissions are open and this year’s judges have been announced.
Let’s look at the largest entry points into this industry:
A hobbyist dabbles in 3D – they generally don’t have any formal education in this specific field. Hobbyists are good generalists who have a very good understanding of most parts of the 3D process – modeling, texturing and lighting. They’re good at doing research in [...]