Bone-Studio's Juan Gea has released a recording of the first in a series of livestream explaining how to animate in create character animations in Blender. The first instalment looks at several production ready rigging solutions for Blender and makes connections with 3dsMax or Maya for artists that are already familiar with Biped, CAT or Human IK. Watch the recording on YouTube and check out Juan's channel for many more Blender videos in English and Spanish.
Adam Brown has launched a Kickstarter for WorldKit, a new procedural terrain generation tool for creating large scale worlds. Features include the ability to generate large detailed worlds in seconds with a couple clicks by procedurally creating landmasses, dividing it into biomes, adding watercourses and calculating the resultant terrain. For more precise control, the world can be modified using paint-like tools and rivers mountains and other features can be placed by drawing splines. The resultant terrain is built in such a way that adjacent waterways and biomes "flow together seamlessly". (more...)
Joaquim Montserrat has shared a breakdown video for the Huawei Mate 20 Marmots spot. Watch it on Vimeo. Also of note, the project used 3Ds Max including a script for feathers and wings developed by the project's rigger Hamed Pourkerman. The tool is available on Scriptspot and a tutorial on Vimeo.
Software - 3DS Max
Effective TD's Eloi Andaluz Fullà has released a tutorial with a compilation of handy tips for 3DS Max, including how to display procedural materials correctly in viewports, how to detach all elements without a script and procedurally using MCG, using the Substitute modifier, creating procedural animations and using flex plus more. Watch it on Youtube.
CGPress is pleased to announce it is the official media partner for 3DS London, a free and independent monthly get-together of 3D artists from the UK (and beyond's) advertising, architectural, visual effects, games, animation and interactive industries. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month where users are invited to share presentations, ideas, jobs, tech and projects in a friendly, relaxed setting. (more...)