Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
Have you ever looked at an interior scene and wondered who might live there? 3D generalist and architectural designer Farzad Firoozi has the answers in mind: Powered by his imagination, his unusual, character-driven approach to archviz yields the most impressive results. This month’s ArtWanted! feature explores the humane element that is always present, yet rarely discussed in architectural design.
Friday, August 10th 2018, by Julian Karsunky
Last month saw the thrilling conclusion of the Anymotion Battle 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil. Held in front of a live audience, the contestants relentlessly worked under various stipulations to produce short animations from scratch within a tight time limit. Although competition was fierce, 2D animator Ricardo Mendes convinced the judges with his stylish submission and claimed first place.
As part of our support of the event, it is our great pleasure to bring you an exclusive interview with Ricardo. Continue reading to find out how he approached the contest and what it took to take home Anymotion Battle 2018.
Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
Messatsu! This is the war cry of demonic martial artist Akuma, main antagonist of Japanese video game developer Capcom’s ‘Street Fighter’ series. Brought to life by Philippe Nguyen, our August 2018 3D Artist of the Month, evil has never looked this good. Growing up drawing the heroes of his childhood, Philippe nowadays designs the characters that are sure to fuel the imagination of future generations.
Monday, July 16th, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
In space, no one can hear you sing. Although extraterrestrial in nature, the tunes of Roman Fischer are perfectly audible on planet earth. After an extended hiatus from the music industry, the singer-songwriter returns to the public eye with HYPERKID, an ambitious audio-visual experience consisting of an EP and an ongoing series of 3D animated music videos.
Set in a not-so-distant future, HYPERKID tells the story of a young space nomad searching far and wide for survivors of a disastrous event of cosmic proportions. Like his main character, Roman Fischer seemingly went to infinity and beyond, producing the project entirely by himself. With the arrival of ‘Zero Gravity’, the first video release in the HYPERKID series, the multimedia artist sat down with us for an exclusive and down-to-earth interview.
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
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Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
Congratulations to Frederico Laruccia, our July 2018 3D Artist of the Month! Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, the 3D generalist learned his craft on the other side of the world. In Malaysia, his initiative and talent as a student earned him an award for academic excellence. Frederico’s desire to further specialize in lighting and rendering lead to the creation of the scorpion pictured above, the initial entry in his ongoing ‘Mini World Series’.
In our feature interview, Frederico talks about the development process of his submission, ways to combat the sometimes lonely life as a freelancer and recounts a decisive meeting with a famous director.
Friday, June 15th, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
3D reconstruction has become a popular exercise among the archviz crowd. Wittaya Wangpuk went the extra mile for his faithful recreation of the ‘Wine Ayutthaya’, repeatedly visiting the building in the Thai city of the same name in order to capture its unique atmosphere.
Continue reading to learn more about Wittaya’s remarkable approach to the project, his humble beginnings as a 3D artist and his unwavering dedication to his craft.
Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
Ring the alarm! We have a grand theft donut in progress, courtesy of Jin Hao Villa, our June 2018 3D Artist of the Month. Hailing from the Philippines, the accomplished digital sculptor and character designer recently won first place in the lighting and rendering category in the AMD Radeon Pro Challenge for his equally comedic and surreal ‘Roach Heist’.
We sat down with Jin and talked about the pros and cons of freelancing, translucent CG insects and more. Continue reading for an indepth look at the development of his winning image – but put down the insecticide first!
Monday, May 14th, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
Follow the brown rabbit for this month’s ArtWanted! feature! It takes us straight into the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, California, where we meet Bipolar Studio, a high end, boutique production company. Since its inception in 2015, the team of passionate 3D artists has built an impressive portfolio encompassing state of the art CGI work and pioneering VR achievements.
We sat down with Bipolar Studio for an indepth look at the company’s latest commercial work. Join us on a bunny-hopping journey through space and time and find out what it took to bring this technical marvel to life!
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
We’re thrilled to announce Hossein Yadollahpour as our May 2018 3D Artist of the Month! An incredible archviz talent from Iran, Hossein’s equally faithful and technically stunning 3D recreation of the Japanese ‘Nasu Tepee’ speaks for itself! In our interview he talks about the project, the importance of reference material and the state of the CGI industry in Iran.
Continue reading to find out how even mindless litter can become a source of inspiration in the observant eye of an artist!