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The Best of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: behind the scenes

Plenty of filmmakers are looking for ‘organic’ forms to represent alien worlds or magical moments in their movies. So it’s perhaps unsurprising that they would seek to embrace fractals. After all, fractals tend to look like naturally occurring and infinitely repeatable objects, yet can often be simulated with mathematics.  And …

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The Best of How to make a Mandelbulb

A Mandelbulb is a three-dimensional fractal that is becoming increasingly popular in 3D art and VFX. In this article, I’ll walk through how to quickly make a Mandelbulb in Houdini, using an SDF (signed distance field volume). In each voxel, an SDF stores the distance to the nearest point on …

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The Best of CG Awards 2019: cast your votes now

The CG Awards is a celebration of recent achievements in the world of computer graphics, from art created by the lone student artist, to the biggest Soho studios and everybody inbetween. This year we are opening the vote up to the public too, so head over to the CG Awards …

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The Best of 7 tips for the perfect 3D gaming portfolio

Thanks to its creative opportunities and booming economic success, the gaming industry is a popular route for 3D artists looking for work. However, just like any successful sector, getting your foot in the door is easier said than done. Studying portfolio examples is a great way to learn how to …

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The Best of Create a leather material in Substance Designer

Although there are plenty of pre-made free textures around, if you want a specific material to use in your 3D art, it isn’t that difficult to make your own. In this article, I’ll show you how to create a simple leather material (shown above) using Substance Designer. You can watch …

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The Best of Model 3D textures quickly with Normal maps

If you’re new to the world of 3D art and CGI in particular, you may feel that there are far too many tools to choose from. In my articles I aim to break everything down to the very basics, so that every artist can be armed with the knowledge of …

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When it was first released, Modo quickly developed a reputation as the pre-eminent subdivision polygon modeller on the 3D art market. Now over a decade later, the latest version of the 3D modelling software steps into an increasingly rich landscape of competing applications all looking for new users.   27 …

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The Best of 25 tips for Unreal Engine 4

Since public release in 2014, Unreal Engine 4 has set and raised the bar for third party engines. It’s now free 
to use and there’s no better time to get creating 3D art on your own.  Epic’s engine is capable of producing truly incredible  visuals. Its deferred rendering, custom materials …

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The Best of How to create a photorealistic room scene

Want to know how to create a realistic 3D architectural fly-through but aren’t sure where to focus your efforts within the pipeline? If you know the basics of 3D art, this tutorial is for you. Although we will use XSI as a frontend, the steps should be fairly software agnostic. More …

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The Best of 10 movies that pushed VFX to a new level

Every now and again, a film comes out which is a VFX game-changer. It might be a 3d movie, it might involve some incredible explosions or character design, or even some invisible VFX that most viewers won’t notice. We asked the readers of Creative Bloq and 3D World which VFX …

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