Issue 5 Oct - Nov 2010
Free Open Beta of CarbonScatter for 3ds Max Released
Beaverton, Oregon e-on software, the leader inDigital Nature solutions today announced the im-mediate availability of a free Open Beta of CarbonScatter, the company’s instancing plugin for themental ray™ and V-Ray™ renderers for 3DS Max.Carbon Scatter is the most simple and straightfor-ward solution for creating complex and detailedpopulations using the native instancing technolo-gies of 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, Cinema 4Dor LightWave*. Carbon Scatter integrates e-on’spatented EcoSystem™ algorithms directly insidethe end user’s favorite 3D application, allowingthe population of native scenes with millions of in-stances and rendering them with the user’s ren-derer of choice. Visit -www.e-onsoftware.com
High-end stock 3D charactersnow feature facial animation
Rocketbox Libraries’ latest release now provides de-velopers and studios with an easier implementation of AAA quality characters into their products. RocketboxStudios GmbH, specialized in 3D characters and ani-mations, has just released Complete Characters HD- this 3D model library is a collection of highly realisticanimated human characters. A key feature of thesenew generation character models is their facial bonerig, making them much more lifelike and believablethan competing stock models on the market. A widecollection of facial expressions including emotions andphonemes for lip-synced speech are already included.All characters are pre-rigged, ready to use, and avail-able for integration. The libraries can save companieslots of time, effort and money. Visit www.rocketbox-libraries.com for more details.
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T r a i n i n g
Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right, 3rd Edi-tion -
If you want to do character facial modeling and animation at thehigh levels achieved in today’s lms and games, Stop Staring: FacialModeling and Animation Done Right, Third Edition, is for you. While thor-oughly covering the basics such as squash and stretch, lip syncs, andmuch more, this new edition has been thoroughly updated to capturethe very newest professional design techniques, as well as changes insoftware, including using Python to automate tasks. ISBN: 978-0-470-60990-3
Eat 3D The Dozer: Part 1 -
In this DVD, Instructor Laurens Corijn dem-onstrates how to model and render an entire high poly military dozer from scratch. Laurens explains many hard surface modeling techniquesthat will help you create complex shapes without pinching artifacts whensmoothing. Next you will learn how to add a few simple materials andthen render out different element passes using Mental Ray. Finally allthe render passes are taken into Photoshop where Laurens shows a fewinteresting tricks on how to composite them and get a nal image for your portfolio.