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Issue Media Asset Category Title Vendor/Format OS Description
117
Jun
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Realsoft (version #5.1) (Full version)
RealSoft 3D
Realsoft 3D is a feature-packed 3D modelling, rendering and animation software package that suits many different(more) applications. This disc includes Realsoft 3D 5.1 for Windows, with a full commercial licence, plus trial versions of Realsoft 3D 6.1.

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117
Jun
2009
Plugin
SketchUp Plugins
A selection of 6 plugins for SketchUp:- Free Scale- Joint Push Pull- RoundEdgeWithBezier- SketchyBevel- SketchyFFD-(more) Tools on SurfaceFree Scale, Joint Push Pull, RoundEdgeWithBezier and Tools on Surface require LibFredo6, also included on this disc.

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117
Jun
2009
3D Model Collection
Bluebrain Models

(3 files)
Included in the folder are three low-polygon vehicles: an Audi R8, a silver Chevrolet pickup and a Volkswagen(more) Scirocco. The models are provided in 3DS, COB, LWO, MAX, OBJ, RH and XSI file formats. Licensing: Please read the EULA in the folder

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117
Jun
2009
3D Model Collection
Vanishing Point Car Models

(2 files)
Included in the folder are two high-polygon car models: an Acura MDX 2007 and an Infiniti FX45 2007. The models(more) are are available in 3DS, OBJ and LWO formats. Licensing: Commercial use

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117
Jun
2009
3D Model Collection
WireCASE low-polygon models

(5 files)
Included in the folder are models of a camera, a house, an escalator, a kitchen unit and an office building. The(more) models are provided in the following formats: 3DS and MAX (for 3ds Max 8 or later). Licensing: Commercial use.

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117
Jun
2009
3D Model Collection
3d02.com Helicopter Model

(1 file)
3d02.com has provided 3D World with a model of a Eurocopter EC 135 Helicopter. The model was created by design3d(more) berlin, and is provided in C4D format. For ideas of how to use this model in your animation projects, see our 10-Minute Tutorial in the magazine. Licensing: Commercial use

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117
Jun
2009
3D Model Collection
Poser Sports Theme Clothing

(4 files)
Included in the folder are four clothing sets with a sports theme, including a G2 Male sports set, a tennis set(more) for Michael 3, a football set for various figures, and a sports set for Victoria 3. Licensing: Commercial use

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117
Jun
2009
2D Texture Collection
Texture World Textures

(14 files)
14 textures such as: Ancillary Sewer Access, Beaver Pelt, Dungeon Rust, French Red, Jupiterish, Light Sand Dirt,(more) Mottled Patina Concrete, Mottled Shop Floor, Old Wood Siding, Old Painted Hinge, Rice Crispy Treat, Rusted White Rivet Plate, Sun Bleached Beach Brick, White Flax. Each texture comes with a bump map and is fully tileable. All files are provided in JPEG format. Licensing: Please read the licence in the textures' folder

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117
Jun
2009
2D Motion Tracking
Gnomon Matchmoving Tutorial
This CD includes the 18-minute chapter 'Automatic Tracking' from the Gnomon Workshop training DVD Matchmoving:(more) Essential Production Techniques - Camera Tracking Techniques with Tim Dobbert. In the complete DVD, Tim walks you through a typical production-level matchmove, also known as camera tracking. Tim demonstrates how matchmoving software uses photogrammetry to reproduce the camera move and how to get the best results possible. Licensing: Learning use only

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117
Jun
2009
Animation - General
Up, up and away
This issue, Nigel Doyle shows you how to animate the Eurocopter EC 135 helicopter model, included on the disc(more) courtesy of 3d02.com. Here's Nigel's narrated video tutorial showing the workflow in Cinema 4D, along with the necessary scene files.

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117
Jun
2009
Animation - Lip Syncing
Learn how to animate the Hollywood way.
This issue, character animator Kyle Balda (formerly at Pixar) takes you through the process of lip-synching in(more) Maya. This disc includes the scene files you need to follow the tutorial, along with playblasts for various stages and the original lip-sync video reference. Visit the 3D World website to download over 12 hours of video walkthroughs for in-depth study of this topic. Licensing: Personal use

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117
Jun
2009
Animation - Character
The Big Stretch
In a new series, Weta Workshop's Steve Lambert is guiding you through the 12 classic principles of Disney animation(more) - starting this issue with the concepts behind squash and stretch. This disc includes scene files and video examples of squash and stretch in action. Licensing: Personal use

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117
Jun
2009
Plugin
10 must-have SketchUp plug-ins
In the first of our new tips articles, Tim Danaher sifts through the add-ons available for Google's design package(more) to reveal the 10 essential plug-ins every SketchUp user should own.

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117
Jun
2009
Modeling - Character
Climate modelling
RealSoft 3D
In the magazine, Andy Jones introduces you to Realsoft 3D's tools by modelling a penguin, then instancing the(more) model along a path in an Antarctic landscape. The CD contains the scene files you need to follow the tutorial. Visit the 3D World website to download video walkthroughs showing the full workflow. Licensing: Personal use

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117
Jun
2009
Modeling - UV Projections
The ABC's of Uvs
In the first of 3D World's regular guides to scripting, Splash Damage's Paul Greveson offers a 3ds Max macro that(more) recalculates vertices in a model to make its UV map more space-efficient and easier to paint. This disc includes the full script with comprehensive annotations, enabling you to apply its principles to your own scripts. There's also a sample scene file so you can see the script in operation. Licensing: Personal use

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117
Jun
2009
Rendering - Textures and/or Materials
How can I get accurate results when rendering with a displacement map?
This issue's Questions and Answers section tackles topics including making a wet or slimy material in Blender,(more) how to get better displacement maps in 3ds Max, building an analog odometer in Carrara and adding automatic wrinkles to a bending arm in LightWave 3D. This disc includes scene files and full-size screenshots to help you follow any question. Visit the 3D World website to download video walkthroughs providing further assistance.

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117
Jun
2009
VFX - Fire, Flames and Explosions
How can I create distant smoke?
This issue's Questions and Answers section tackles topics including making a wet or slimy material in Blender,(more) how to get better displacement maps in 3ds Max, building an analog odometer in Carrara and adding automatic wrinkles to a bending arm in LightWave 3D. This disc includes scene files and full-size screenshots to help you follow any question. Visit the 3D World website to download video walkthroughs providing further assistance.

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117
Jun
2009
Animation - Scripting
How can I animate the odometer of a car without too much keyframing?
This issue's Questions and Answers section tackles topics including making a wet or slimy material in Blender,(more) how to get better displacement maps in 3ds Max, building an analog odometer in Carrara and adding automatic wrinkles to a bending arm in LightWave 3D. This disc includes scene files and full-size screenshots to help you follow any question. Visit the 3D World website to download video walkthroughs providing further assistance.

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117
Jun
2009
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
How can I make a material look wet?
This issue's Questions and Answers section tackles topics including making a wet or slimy material in Blender,(more) how to get better displacement maps in 3ds Max, building an analog odometer in Carrara and adding automatic wrinkles to a bending arm in LightWave 3D. This disc includes scene files and full-size screenshots to help you follow any question. Visit the 3D World website to download video walkthroughs providing further assistance.

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117
Jun
2009
Texturing
How can I add streaks and spots to an asphalt texture?
This issue's Questions and Answers section tackles topics including making a wet or slimy material in Blender,(more) how to get better displacement maps in 3ds Max, building an analog odometer in Carrara and adding automatic wrinkles to a bending arm in LightWave 3D. This disc includes scene files and full-size screenshots to help you follow any question. Visit the 3D World website to download video walkthroughs providing further assistance.

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117
Jun
2009
Modeling - Skinning
How can I add automated wrinkle details to an arm as it bends?
Lightwave
This issue's Questions and Answers section tackles topics including making a wet or slimy material in Blender,(more) how to get better displacement maps in 3ds Max, building an analog odometer in Carrara and adding automatic wrinkles to a bending arm in LightWave 3D. This disc includes scene files and full-size screenshots to help you follow any question. Visit the 3D World website to download video walkthroughs providing further assistance.

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117
Jun
2009
Modeling - Cloth, fabrics and/or clothing
How do I scale a figure and clothes at the same time?
This issue's Questions and Answers section tackles topics including making a wet or slimy material in Blender,(more) how to get better displacement maps in 3ds Max, building an analog odometer in Carrara and adding automatic wrinkles to a bending arm in LightWave 3D. This disc includes scene files and full-size screenshots to help you follow any question. Visit the 3D World website to download video walkthroughs providing further assistance.

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117
Jun
2009
Animation - Dynamics (Hard Body)
How do you fill a large volume with objects without them intersecting?
This issue's Questions and Answers section tackles topics including making a wet or slimy material in Blender,(more) how to get better displacement maps in 3ds Max, building an analog odometer in Carrara and adding automatic wrinkles to a bending arm in LightWave 3D. This disc includes scene files and full-size screenshots to help you follow any question. Visit the 3D World website to download video walkthroughs providing further assistance.

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117
Jun
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
3D Studio Max Design 2010 (version #2010)
With around 350 new features, Autodesk's latest release has all sectors of its user based covered.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Verdict (upgrade): 9/10

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117
Jun
2009
Plugin
Shader FX (version #3)
Luminox brings real-time shader creation to the masses with its 3D Studio Max plugin, now free to individual artists.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Verdict (upgrade): 7/10

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117
Jun
2009
Plugin
Swift 3D PS
Electric Rain ups the ante with a new plug-in that adds true 3D modeling and animation to Photoshop CS4 Extended.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10

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