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The 11 Best 3D Modeling Software Packages

The most polarizing characteristic that separates phenomenal 3D artists from good 3D artists is raw talent. No amount of software will ever make up for a shortfall of raw talent. Having the best 3D software for the job will help one express their talent to the fullest—and knowing the best 3D modeling software for the job at hand will make that expression even fuller. Overview Among all the 3D modeling programs software packages out there are...

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A List of 3D Forums & Communities

Most of the 3D artists I've met over the years have one thing in common: they're all self-taught. Sure, maybe they've got a course or two under their belts, but the vast majority of their skillsets have been learned through scouring the Internet for hours at a time. That, and banging their head against the wall! 3D Forums & Online Tutorials There's a lot of places to learn about 3D modeling and rendering today but that's not...

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Implementing 3D Renderings to Improve Development Efficiency

The technology required to produce photo-realistic digital renderings and high-quality 3D models has become dramatically more affordable for small businesses. A combination of lower-priced computing power, more affordable software pricing, and larger numbers of skilled laborers have made 3D modeling and 3D rendering a much more cost-effective approach for smaller businesses to integrate within their product development pipeline, client presentations, and consumer marketing materials. This paper outlines specific points within the product development process...

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2018 Architectural Visualization Rendering Engine Survey Results

From CGArchitect: The 2018 Architectural Visualization Rendering Survey is an update to our original Rendering Survey conducted on CGarchitect.com in October and November of 2016. Responses were gathered between November 30, 2017 and February 3, 2018 via CGarchitect’s community (social media & email newsletter) and through Facebook groups associated with real-time engines and architectural visualization.  997 Responses came from Social media and 1,066 responses came from our email newsletter subscribers. For the purposes of Margin of Error calculations and...

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VRay Next: The Science Behind the New Hair Shader

From Vray: Rendering hair correctly in computer graphics is a fairly complex problem to solve. Because hair is made up of thousands of translucent and scaly cylinders, it’s a fairly complex surface. This makes it difficult to determine exactly how light interacts as it transmits, reflects and bounces off it. To make it even more challenging, an average head of human hair contains more than 100K hairs, and these hairs are very fine — usually...

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Maxon Cinema 4D Powers Territory Studio Workflow on Blade Runner 2049

FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany — December 06, 2017, MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced London-based Territory Studio made extensive use of its acclaimed 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a cornerstone digital content creation tool on Blade Runner 2049 to produce story specific screen graphics and concepts for on-set and post that appear extensively throughout the Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment iconic sci-fi sequel. Oscar Nominated VFX Blade Runner 2049, directed by the Oscar-nominated...

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