Category: 3D

25 ideas for Unreal Engine four

Since public launch in 2014, Unreal four has set and raised the bar for third get together engines. It is now free 
to make use of and there is not any higher time to...

Master personality in your 3D illustrations

Before starting off a new piece of 3D art for my design portfolio, I like to brainstorm and choose wisely (to my best ability) why I want to be modelling a certain subject. What...

The 5 best new 3D tools for April

This time of year can often be a quiet one for those of us working in 3D art and visual effects, with developers gearing up for the events season and new releases being a...

Review: Maxwell Render

I’ve always loved the Maxwell Render Engine and yet have never used it as part of my everyday workflow. For some reason it’s never surpassed or replaced my love for V-Ray, but who knows,...

Custom 3D type uses moving bicycle parts

London-based CG and motion designer Marcel Piekarski has created a custom typeface from bicycle parts, Type-Cycle. Combining 3D forms with spliced bike components, each letterform takes on a unique character. The typeface is eye-catching...

Sky rebrand brings order from chaos

Satellite television network Sky has revealed a colourful new look for its entertainment portfolio. The rebrand includes a new logo design for its Sky 1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts channels along with accompanying...

Building a 3D virtual studio in Unity

We’ve been using Unity to create stunning 3D art for more than five years, so when Unity 5 launched we wanted to test its new features, particularly the physically-based shader and realtime GI (global...

5 best new tools for 3D artists in May

Show season is upon us and the animation festivals, expos and conferences are underway. Now is a great time to start adding that impressive 3D art to yourdesign portfolio. This is also a good...

Review: Redshift

Everyone who creates 3D art knows what a time-consuming process rendering can be. But GPU rendering has revolutionised the CGI industry over the past couple of years. Redshift has become one of the most...