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BMPCC 6k, other goodies and more tutorials

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  Hi all,   thought it was time for an update. This year has been quite the busy one for me, what with doing a bunch of client CG, editing 3D World magazine and taking on 3D Artist as well. I’ve travelled a load too, both presenting and attending everything from FMX and THU to Siggraph and I’m still not done. I have a week off next week, then straight on to Turin for View conference (what a show that should be. The line up is amazing; Brad Bird and Michael Giaccino!) That said, I am currently in the process…

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ProMats Vol 1 is here!

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  Hi all, I’m really excited to announce the launch of Volume 1, from my series of hires textures for CG artists ( a selection of which you see above). This is the first of many and includes an assortment of textures for use in many scenarios, from Archviz work to motion graphics. Each material is completely image based, using hires photography and included are maps for all kinds of effects, from standard diffuse and specular, to normal maps and displacement. Using the pack you can create some beautiful, photorealistic materials, from old vintage brickwork, to bamboo flooring and so…

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Promats Vol 1: Coming soon

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I’ve been hard at work on new ways to help you get better results easily and it’s nearly ready. Promats is a collection of material packs, each with a particular focus, to give you the best results possible. Each pack will have Diffuse, Displacement, Normal, Weight and more channels as texture files ready for use with any material editor and render engine. Better yet, the packs will contain ready made materials for Cinema 4D, Cycles4D and Maxwell, so if you use them, then you are set to go the moment your download completes. The materials are all high resolution, so…

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Apple iPhone 7 renders in T3

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  Like many tech magazines and blogs T3 magazine likes to invetsigate what the future might hold for us and in the latest issue they have done just that. This time they have looked at what might be coming in the autumn ofr iPhone 7 and they asked me to produce some renders based on their thoughts. You can see the pages here but for full res, detailed, images check out T3 either in print or on the ipad. The model was built in Cinema 4D, where the scene was set up, materials added, then lighting set up and fiunally…

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FMX 2015 Creative showcasing

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FMX, like almost all trade shows of any kind, is home to a large number of booths, where developers and resellers show off their latest and greatest. This is great and allows people to investigate possible options and talk to the people involved in their creation, before committing to investing any cold hard cash. What has been great to see though is a different approach to this kind of strategy from certain areas. Following on from last year at FMX the collaboration between HP, Cut & Paste, Intel and Wacom has continued and I think it’s the future. Rather than…

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Syrp Magic Carpet

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While doing a spate of video production gear reviews I got my hands on a Magic Carpet from Syrp and I love it. I wont repeat myself by typing it all out here but you can head over to RGBHQ to watch the video and see a few photos. If you just want to see a few shots made with it check it out below. I shot this using the Canon C100 mk 2, with a 24-105 L f4. Graded in Premiere using Magic Bullet Colorista and Film.  

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Computer Graphics Masters

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One of the last projects I worked on at Future (3D World) was Computer Graphics Masters, a book for which I was commissioning and contributing editor. The book, created on behalf of HP and NVIDIA, is a collection of opinion pieces, features and case studies, looking at some of the most prominent technologies, people and projects in our industries. Split into Film, Broadcast and Commercial sections there is plenty to read and lots to learn about how some of the most memorable visuals of the last few years have been made. Anything from Oblivion, Gravity and Guardians of the Galaxy…

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Pixellab Pipes Generator

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My buddy Joren Kandel, from the Pixel Lab, recently revealed his latest product, the Pipes Generator. This is one of those plugins that you probably never knew you needed but is both fun and useful. If you do any kind of archviz work, or use 3D environments at all then this could be really handy. If you want to see it in action I’ll be adding a video to this post, so you can see how it works and what can be done with it. Pop back for that or sign up to the newsletter for news on new reviews…

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3D World 188 | reviews

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  The latest issue of 3D World magazine sees a couple of pieces of my pieces, both in the review section. First up is a review of Cinema 4D R16. I’ve said a lot about the newest release from Maxon online but it’s great to see some print material, so have a read and see if you agree. It was also a nice way to resurrect the shiny stripy sphere, which I haven’t used in a long while but helped quickly highlight the new reflectance channel. As you may have noticed I’ve been getting into a lot of 3D printing…

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