Visualisation studio Beauty and the Bit has released a short architectural film called Landmark. According to the studio, it was made with the intention of "exploring other languages in architectural animation. It is our attempt to add emotional content, strong storytelling and art direction [...] to achieve a cinematographic experience to show that a solid narrative is not at odds with architecture films." Watch the film on Vimeo including a 20-minute making-of.
Tutorials - 3DS Max
Jamie Cardoso, the author of several books on Architectural Visualisation, has released two new tutorials explaining the basics of Forest Pack, RailClone, V-Ray MultiLightSelect and Multimatte elements. Though these tutorials standalone, Jamie is also providing paid tutorials via Patreon and Udemy. Watch the tutorials on YouTube.
Capturing Reality has released a new series of 17 tutorials on its photo scanning software RealityCapture. The series starts with the interface and moves on to demonstrate several common workflows. You can see the full list of tutorials on YouTube.
CGAxis, the stock models site aimed at the archviz industry, has launched a new subscription service that gives users access to its complete library for a monthly or annual fee. Prices start at $39 for 50 downloads per month or $49 a month for 100 downloads. An annual subscription of $349 allows unrestricted downloads. Find out more on the CGAxis website.
Behind The Scenes
Mindbender has released a preview and behind the scenes video for an upcoming short film called The Food Thief. The behind the scenes video is particularly interesting, showing a highly flexible rig created with the help of Kippcase Rigging Studio. Watch the teaser video and the making-of on Vimeo.
Vimeo has launched a new video stock marketplace that promises quality “highly curated” content. Prices are fixed based on resolution, HD clips cost $79 while 4K footage costs $199. There will also be higher priced footage that's exclusive to Vimeo, these clips will cost $299 for HD and $499 for 4K. Members of Vimeo's existing paid plans will get a 20% discount. Find out more on the Vimeo website.