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The 11 Best 3D Modeling Software Packages

Different 3D modeling software caters to different workflow demands. Finding the best 3d modeling program is no easy feat—but knowing where to start can help. This list is all about helping discover the best 3d modelers on the market today, how much they cost, and the benefits of each. Overview Among all the 3D modeling programs software packages out there are several regarded as "industry standards." This article is about highlighting some 3D design programs that...

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Autodesk’s Announces “Indie” License for 3DS Max & Maya

Autodesk has announced a new licensing model for two of their flagship design software products; 3D Studio Max and Maya. Each of these programs is used for 3D modeling, Animation, and 3D Rendering and are considered among the best 3D modeling and rendering software on the market today. The new Autodesk Indie license looks to make these powerful programs more accessible to smaller studios and freelancers. Limited Eligibility 3D Studio Max licenses retail for $1,545/year or...

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Chaos Group Announces V-Ray Next for 3DS Max

Chaos Group recently announced the launch of the much-anticipated V-Ray Next update to their industry-standard rendering engine. This next-generation rendering engine comes packed with speed and workflow optimizations that look to keep it at the top of most studio's favorites list. V-Ray Next: The Next Generation Render Engine In CGArchitect's 2018 Architectural Visualization Render Engine survey, it V-Ray was reported to have an overwhelming market share among architectural visualization artists and studios. Second to Cornoa and...

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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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