Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 by Julian Karsunky
"There's nothing you can do that can't be done." Lilian Alves, our December 2021 3D Artist of the Month, has taken that line to heart and is ready to rock. Spurred on by the hardships of the pandemic, Lilian rediscovered her long-lost love for 3D and founded her own studio, leaving a successful career in architecture. Now, she is on a tear, perfecting her craft and absorbing every piece of information she comes across. Combined with her architectural expertise, her dedication is sure to make for a bright future.
Continue reading to learn how Lilian overcame her fear of editable poly, the strength of the Brazilian CG community and why cacti are most certainly rock 'n' roll!
Wednesday, November 24th, 2014 by Arash Saeidi
Bright colors make for bright places! What a better example of this than the 'Vibrant Apartment'? Arash Saeidi shares tips and tricks on the modeling, lighting, texturing and rendering of his amazing project for a family home which integrates vibrant pastel colors with exciting textures and materials.
Let's hear him out!
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 by Julian Karsunky
At first glance, the distinction between interior and exterior in architecture and design seems clear-cut. However, liminal spaces such as gardens or rooftops blur this line: should we consider them separate entities or are they two sides of the same coin? In search of answers, we have reached out to Omnia Ahmed, a talented young CG artist from Egypt. An interior designer specialized in furniture, fixtures and equipment, Omnia has also enjoyed working on several outdoor areas as part of a series of projects for Balance Decoration.
In our interview, Omnia discusses consistency in interior and exterior, going freelance and bottom-up design.
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 by Alena Valyavko
Improvisation meets simplicity and functionality in this harmonious project called 'Light Interior'. The artist, Alena Valyavko, talks to us about the career leading her to be a great visualizer and about the creative and technical process necessary to bring her latest design to life in these amazing visual pieces.
Let's dive deep into the process of this peaceful yet elegant interior.
Friday, November 12th, 2021 by Mahmoud Salah
The impact of Grocodilla is undeniable and the power of his eyes and scary, dry skin is something that only great know-how and experience can achieve. Creature and character artist, Mahmoud Salah really details the process of creating this amazing character and shares tips that can take your work to another level.
Let's dive deep into the world of GROCODILLA!
Thursday, November 4th, 2021 by Ata Parhizkar
In this 'Making-of' edition, architect Ata Parhizkar gives us an insight into how he developed one of his latest projects. 'Denmark Dream House' shows great attention to detail and a minimalist and beautiful design that results in the visualization of a cozy and welcoming space.
Let's hear more about this amazing project and what Ata shared with us.
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 by Julian Karsunky
Too much monkey business? Not at all, this is just a sample of the work of French character and creature artist Flore Argentieri, our November 2021 3D Artist of the Month! Combining her anatomical studies with a message of species conservation, Flore's 'Orangutan' highlights the beauty of the critically endangered great ape. A fifth-year student at ARTFX School of Digital Arts, Flore, aspires to create strange and fantastical beasts, pushing the boundaries between reality and imagination.
In our interview, Flore talks about the magic of photorealism, reference materials and the surprising beginnings of her CG career in a children's hospital.
Friday, October 29th, 2021 by Julian Karsunky
For this month's ArtWanted! feature, we are thrilled to sit down with Gustavo Ribeiro, founder and CEO of Miralumo Films. The Brazilian studio recently released their first animated short to critical acclaim. Two years in production, 'Napo' tells the story of lost memories, the power of art and intergenerational bonding in both 2D and 3D. Exhibiting an immediately recognizable and appealing art style while tackling serious themes in a compassionate manner, 'Napo' was met with critical acclaim and has received accolades from all over the world.
Check out our interview with Gustavo to learn more about his entrepreneurial adventures, the growing pains of his directorial debut and the development of 'Napo'!
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 by Mirna Emad
Through the passing of time, many artists have been inspired by Paris and Egyptian interior designer and 3D visualizer, Mirna Emad, is not an exception. Imagining a beautiful design inspired by the city of lights was not an easy job, but using photorealism to bring it to life was the tricky part. In this 'Making-of' edition, Mirna herself gives us some advice on how to do it beautifully.
Let's hear her out.