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In this DVD, Erasmus Brosdau shows us how to create amazing renders using the extremely popular V-Ray rendering engine. Erasmus uses his many years of professional experience using V-Ray to give extremely practical and efficient ways to start rendering portfolio quality renders today.
If you haven't seen this yet, on Thursday, Pluralsight (who are also in the business of online training) bought Digital-Tutors for $45Million USD. This was pretty shocking news, primarily because this is proof that quantity really trumps quality (Eat3D, GNOMON, CMIVFX and others..must be hard pill to swallow). On the other hand, we nonetheless congratulate Piyush Patel on building Digital-Tutors to what it is today. Hell, we remember when he first started posting learning videos on the Alias Community for free .. and that was over 11 years ago. It's anyone's guess, the future of DT under Pluralsight...a company who's logo is the default *play* button. We wish the people at DT all the best!
For those of you who are venturing into doing pixel art and coming from a different background (like 3D for example), this is a good read for understanding the concepts and execution behind achieving the correct looks when working under the confines of pixel art.
Australian CG artist Grant Warwick has released a training course titled "Mastering VRay", which will give you access to HD video tutorials, Grant's material library (24 materials), bonus content and more. Grant has put out 1 free 30-minute lesson (video); subscription to "Mastering VRay" will be $199AUD. In addition, Grant says that completing this course will save you from the 'mind numbing task of reading the manual 2000 times..'! :-)
Cool - the second edition of VERTEX is out and available for download! In this eBook you will find information ranging from modeling & texture workflows to tips on working as or with outsourcing. This eBook features articles and workflows from studios such as Blizzard Entertainment and Ubisoft as well as tips and tricks from various freelancers in the movie and video game industries. This is another must read for any artist in the entertainment industries.
Time-lapsed videos showing how to create nice stones in Blender via Dynamic Topology. Spelle (aka Gleb Alexandrov) demonstrates the use of 3 brushes - Scrape/Peak brush, Clay Strips and Crease. In a separate video, you can also see how to quickly and easily simulate the ZBrush Trim brush, inside of Blender.
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