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Issue Media Asset Category Title Vendor/Format OS Description
116
May
2009
3D Model Collection
aXYZ Design vehicle models

(12 files)
10 high-quality cars (around 15,000 polygons) with V-Ray and mental ray materials plus a motorbike and rider that(more) are ready to animate. The V-ray materials are compatible with 3D Studio Max 9 or greater. If you have 3D Studio Max 2009, you can also use the mental ray proxies and materials provided.

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116
May
2009
3D Model Collection
Arte-3D car model

(1 file)
Hi-res model that uses over 147,000 polygons to model the exterior and interior of a car based on a Peugeot chassis.(more) The model comes complete with materials and textures and is compatible with 3D Studio Max 6 or later.

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116
May
2009
3D Model Collection
The Freak

(1 file)
A full version of DAZ 3D's popular figure
116
May
2009
3D Model Collection
Michael 4 Bodysuit

(1 file)
Includes fits for all M4 body morphs plus MAT poses to hide parts at will.
116
May
2009
2D Texture Collection
M4 Bodysuit Textures

(4 files)
Adds 4 sleek new looks to the M4 Bodysuit.
116
May
2009
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel audio effects

(21 files)
21 professional stock sound effects to add to yoru animations. Several suit domestic locations such as garage(more) doors and clock alarms. All assets licensed for commercial use.

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116
May
2009
2D Texture Collection
TexturePortal Textures

(15 files)
15 tileable surfaces with specular and normal maps.
116
May
2009
Animation - Lip Syncing
Gnomon Lip Sync Video Training.
Master basic lip-sync concepts with this eight-minute tutorial video that is taken from a 2 hour Gnomon Workshop(more) DVD: Character Animation: Acting and Lip Sync.

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116
May
2009
Modeling - Character
Heaven and Hell
In issue 116 of 3D World, Brian Haberlin shows how you can recreate a cover from the Spawn comic book, which Brian(more) worked on, using ZBrush, Poser and Photoshop.

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116
May
2009
Animation - Deformations
Muscle Man
In issue 116 of 3D World, Kent Schoberle explains how to rig a superhero character (modelled by Scott Spencer)(more) using Maya Complete's Maya Muscle system.

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116
May
2009
VFX - Compositing
Faster than a bullet
Combine footage and add effects to evoke a Smallville-style feeling of moving at super-speed to halt a villains(more) gunshot - without the need for complicated greenscreen.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Author: Ballistic Publishing

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116
May
2009
Book/DVD
Massive Black: Volume 1
A supurb collection of inspirational art that is particularly relevant for concept artists.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Author: Ballistic Publishing

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116
May
2009
Book/DVD
Blender for Dummies
A comprehensive 408 page reference guide, although less helpful for complete beginners.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 6/10
Author: Jason von Gumster

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116
May
2009
Book/DVD
Rendering with Softimage XSI: Volume 1 and Volume 2.
An artist-focused look at the different techniques available for realistic rendering using XSI. With Volume 1(more) DVD at 380 minutes and Volume 2 DVD at 244 minutes, it is an excellent resource if not a little lengthy.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Author: i3DTutorials

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116
May
2009
Plugin
LightUp (version #1.3)
The newly updated plugin for SketchUp automates the baking of light maps and produces photoreal, navigable environments(more) within SketchUp itself.

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

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116
May
2009
3D Landscapes
OnyxGRASS
Onyx Computings's new release is a powerful parametric tool for modeling grass(more)

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

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116
May
2009
Plugin
Onyx2Max
Onyx's latest plug-in enables Max users to import render-ready models from its standalone plant generators.(more)

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

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116
May
2009
3D Visualization - Previsualization
HyperMove
HyperMove enables even novice users to bring natural looking motion to 3D scenes.(more)

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

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116
May
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Shade 9 Professional (version #9)
An advanced curved surface 3D suite that has finally been converted to English.(more)

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

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116
May
2009
Hardware - Computer
CAD2 WS218
A single core i7 is powerful enough, but this workstation sports two Xeon equivalents!(more)

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

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116
May
2009
Animation - Lights
How do I simulate a daylight sun cycle?
Lightwave
116
May
2009
Animation - Dynamics (Hard Body)
How do I simulate a magnet, like balls rolling to a common point?
116
May
2009
Program Integration - Lighting
How can I re-light a scene in the compositor?
116
May
2009
Modeling - Landscapes
How can I easily create snowdrifts in 3D Studio Max
116
May
2009
Rendering - Non photorealistic
How can I create the look of a thermal imaging camera?
116
May
2009
Animation - Motion Paths
How do I apply ghosting to an animated character?
116
May
2009
Lighting
How do I render a volumetric light beam?
116
May
2009
VFX - Fluid Simulation
How do I realistically create a simulation of jam/jelly spreading onto a slice of bread and stay spread out without falling off?
Realflow
116
May
2009
Animation - Character
Is there an easy way to create strafe animations from a run?
116
May
2009
Animation - Rigging
How do I rig a piston in a car engine?