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Issue Media Asset Category Title Vendor/Format OS Description
101
Mar
2008
3D Motion Tracking
boujou bullet SD (Demo version)
Derived directly from boujou 4, but designed to work only with standard definition footage and a limited range(more) of export formats. This save-enabled demo, exclusive to the 3D World CD, saves in its own unique file format, and will not export camera solves, but is otherwise identical to the commercial edition.

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101
Mar
2008
Plugin
VRay for 3D Studio Max (Demo version)
This brand-new trial version of V-Ray for 3ds Max expires on 1 July 2008
101
Mar
2008
3D Model Collection
3d02.com models

(3 files)
Included in this folder are three high-quality vehicle models including a M1 Abrams Camouflage tank, a Race Car(more) Transporter and a Mercedes Actros Space Truck. All of the models include textures.

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101
Mar
2008
3D Model Collection
Bluebrain Multimedia model of a Country House

(1 file)
A high-quality model of a country house. This is a moderately low-polygon model (12,281 polys), created from reference(more) photos of real building. The model includes textures.

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101
Mar
2008
3D Model Collection
Dynamic Gowns for Miki

(4 files)
Two in the Deco Dynamic Gowns collection and a further design in the form of Foxie from Traveler. Also includes(more) two volumes of costume jewellery. Lightworks Studio Series Vol 1 is a set of lights from Traveler's popular Lightworks series. Colm extends the offering with texture sets for all three of Traveler's fashion designs, while Littlefox offers Starlight, a fourth dress design with a shawl and train. Licensed for commercial use. Requires Poser 5 or later, Miki 1

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101
Mar
2008
3D Model Collection
The3dStudio.com Architectural models and textures

(2 files)
Two architectural models: an office building and a park bench. Both of the models include textures. The folder(more) also includes three billboard-style textures of desert plants, suitable for use as entourage elements in architectural scenes, each complete with an alpha map. Licensed for commercial use.

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101
Mar
2008
2D HDRI Collection
RealTexture HDR images

(5 files)
All RealTexture HDR images are 360-degree, full-sphere HDRIs. They are available in four different mappings (Fisheye/Lightprobe,(more) P-Sphere, vertical cube and horizontal cube). Every format is supplied in different resolutions up to 2,500 x 2,500 pixels. Licensed for commercial use. Images are from the Eiffel Tower, a market place, Dresden at night, an entrance hall and an old storage warehouse.

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101
Mar
2008
Texturing - Characters
Gnomonology training on skin shading in mental ray
The 68-minute tutorial deals with the subject of rendering skin with the natural appearance of translucency, using(more) the mental ray SSS Fast Skin material. The tutorial demonstrates how to build the necessary shading network and manage the many attributes available, also explaining how to implement a layered shader that allows for higher-level control over these phenomena.

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101
Mar
2008
3D Visualization - Architectural
3DS Max 2008 Architectural Visualization - Intermediate to Advanced
This sample chapter from its upcoming book, 3ds Max 2008 Architectural Visualization - Intermediate to Advanced,(more) due for publication on 31 March 2008, explains how to read architectural drawings.

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101
Mar
2008
Book/DVD
Creating Cartoon Characters in Maya
At over 7 hours, this DVD is a refreshing and recommended alternative to the car/mech tutorials currently on offer.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Author: Digital - Tutors

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101
Mar
2008
Book/DVD
Cartoon Character Rigging in Maya
At seven hours, this DVD is a highly enjoyable and useful rigging resource which teaches the subject to a high(more) standard

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Author: Digital - Tutors

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101
Mar
2008
Book/DVD
Materials and Rendering in Z-Brush 3.1
At four hours, this DVD provides concise, clear instruction revealing a lesser-known facet of the popular modeling(more) application.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Author: Digital - Tutors

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101
Mar
2008
Book/DVD
The HDRI Handbook
This comprehensive guide will surely become the required reading for all 3D artists and photographers.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Author: Christian Bloch

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101
Mar
2008
3D Modeling from Images
Image Sculpturer
Standard image based modelers now have a new ultra-budget competitor.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 6/10
Value for money: 10/10
Range of features: 7/10

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101
Mar
2008
Plugin
Form
Create chaos from order in After Effects with this new grid-based particle plug-in from leading third-party developer(more) Trapcode.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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101
Mar
2008
Video Editor and/or Compositor
Combustion 2008
The latest release of Autodesk's compositing package features the Color Warper from big brother, Flame. But is(more) this sufficient reason to upgrade?

Verdict (new purchase): 5/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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101
Mar
2008
3D Modeling
Strata 3D CX (version #5.5)
It may not be the most advanced tool around, but Strata is continuing to carve out a niche as the 3D package most(more) likely to appeal to 2D artists.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 6/10
Range of features: 7/10

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101
Mar
2008
Modeling - Character
Quidam (version #2)
The second full point release of N-Sided's human figure sculpting and posing tool sees Quidam gain a bit of weight(more) and some color in its cheeks.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 7/10

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101
Mar
2008
3D Animation and Rendering
EIAS (version #7)
The veteran animation and rendering package gets a much-needed round of feature catch-ups and support for Intel(more) Macs - but is that enough for new users?

Verdict (new purchase): 6/10
Value for money: 6/10
Range of features: 7/10

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101
Mar
2008
Hardware - Input
Wacom Cintiq 12WX
A slick combination of Wacom's existing Intuous and Cintiq product lines makes for a terrific - if rather pricey(more) - sculpting, texturing and sketching tool.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 9/10

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101
Mar
2008
Texturing - Procedural Texture Creation
How can I texture and render photoreal planets correctly?
101
Mar
2008
Animation - Lights
How can I create a disco scene for a dance animation?
Motionbuilder
101
Mar
2008
Animation - Particles
How can I animate an effervescent tablet in a glass of water?
101
Mar
2008
Animation - Scripting
How do I animate a camshaft and valve so that they move in tandem?
Provided by Nigel Doyle - aka: 3DKiwi. Founder of the Cinema 4D Café and author of over 25 hours of C4D training(more) videos freely available at www.c4dcafe.com.

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101
Mar
2008
VFX - Fluid Simulation
How do you animate a realistic splash, like the one you get when an object is thrown into a liquid?
101
Mar
2008
Animation - Dynamics (Hard Body)
How do I simulate ice cracking?
Lightwave
101
Mar
2008
Texturing
How do I create textures for a wet surface?
101
Mar
2008
Modeling - Character
How can I make my figures faces more distinctive?
101
Mar
2008
Animation - Particles
How can I animate a bunch of image tiles coming together to form a large image?
101
Mar
2008
Modeling - General
Do you have any tips for re-topologising in Silo 2?
101
Mar
2008
Lighting
Night and Day
Recreate these images of an architectural interior at different times of day with the help of our masterclass(more) on realistic lighting in V-Ray

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101
Mar
2008
3D Visualization - Architectural
Smarter Visualization
Trond Greve Andersen sets out five time-saving tricks his studio used in creating this months cover image.
101
Mar
2008
3D Motion Tracking
Take Flight
Use the trial edition of Boujou Bullet SD on the CD to create your very own aerial visualization shot, matching(more) a 3D building in the footage supplied to create a seamless blend of CG and live action.

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101
Mar
2008
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
Street Spirit
Master the compositing and retouching techniques necessary to transform a standard city street into an architectural(more) visualized new building.

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