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Issue Media Asset Category Title Vendor/Format OS Description
161
Nov
2012
Modeling - Landscapes
Forest Techniques: Creating Plants in Maya/Mental ray
A 22-minute sample chapter from the Gnomon Workshop's new Forest Techniques training series for Maya
161
Nov
2012
VFX - Compositing
Animate glowing plasma trails
Explore plasma effects with Christopher Kenworthy's video: This issue, Christopher Kenworthy shows you how to(more) create flowing plasma trails inside After Effects. The disc includes his full video tutorial, plus scene files. Requires: After Effects Licensing: Personal use

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161
Nov
2012
2D Compositing
Composite in post for better renders
Video tutorial and screenshots for Paul Hatton's compositing workshop: This issue, Paul Hatton explains how(more) to achieve better output with 16-bit compositing. Watch the video on the disc for the full workflow. Requires: 3ds Max, After Effects Licensing: Personal use

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161
Nov
2012
Modeling - Cloth, fabrics and/or clothing
Model soft interior funishings with Marvelous Designer
Videos and files for Jane Chambers' soft furnishings workshop: This issue, Jane Chambers explores the creation(more) of soft furnishings for interiors using Marvelous Designer. The disc includes her screen-capture videos and project files. Requires: 3ds Max, Marvelous Designer Licensing: Personal use

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160
Oct
2012
Texturing - Game Texture Creation
Digital-Tutors!: Texturing Game Props in 3ds Max and Photoshop
127 minutes of training from Digital-Tutors!: Texturing Game Props in 3ds Max and Photoshop is a complete guide(more) to using textures to communicate information so you can keep the poly count low. Requires: 3ds Max, Photoshop Licensing: Personal use

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160
Oct
2012
Program Integration - File management or restoration
Maya Alembic Demo
This issue, Patrick Finn tests Maya 2013 in our Reviews section. His video on the disc provides a clear overview(more) of using the Alembic file caching system introduced with this version. Requires: Maya 2013 Licensing: Personal use

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159
Sept
2012
Animation - Rigging
Rigging Revealed
A 21-minute chapter from NewTek's Rigging Revealed for Lightwave 10 or 11, a comprehensive animation workshop(more) video for LightWave artists.

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159
Sept
2012
Modeling - Character
Create a cute CG Illustration
Videos and project files for Antony Ward's character workshop: This issue, Antony Ward shows you how to create(more) characters with appeal in Maya. This disc includes 100 minutes of video from Antony, plus accompanying scene files. Requires: Maya Licensing: Personal use

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159
Sept
2012
Modeling - Character
Create an insectoid alien with DynaMesh
This issue, Scott Spencer combines DynaMesh and FiberMesh in ZBrush as he shows you how to sculpt an insectoid(more) alien. Click the link below to download Scott's accompanying files. (Internet connection required.) Requires: ZBrush 4R3 Licensing: Personal use

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159
Sept
2012
Lighting - Linear Workflow
Create accurate color with linear workflow
Videos and screenshots for Paul Hatton's guide to accurate output: This issue, Paul Hatton reveals the secrets(more) of ensuring accurate colour through linear workflow. The disc includes 14 minutes of video plus reference screenshots. Requires: 3ds Max Licensing: Personal use

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159
Sept
2012
Animation - Dynamics (Soft Body)
Understand soft body dynamics
In this issue's Fundamentals, Mike Griggs introduces the basics of soft-body dynamics. Requires: Any major(more) 3D software

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158
Aug
2012
Modeling - General
Digital-Tutors: Model Curved Surfaces in 3D Studio Max
72 minutes of 3ds Max training from Digital-Tutors: In this complete video from the leading online training(more) library Digital-Tutors, Justin Marshall shares techniques for preserving accurate forms as you model curved surfaces. Requires: 3ds Max Licensing: Personal use

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158
Aug
2012
Modeling - Hair
Create fur with FiberMesh
127 minutes of videos for Daniel Bystedt's ZBrush hair and fur workshop: The disc includes his videos, and(more) you can download a project file. (Internet connection required.) Requires: ZBrush 4R3 Licensing: Personal use

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157
Jul
2012
3D Visualization - Previsualization
VRED Essentials Trial (Full version)
PI-VR's VRED Essentials is a real-time visualisation tool with a powerful render engine and a large selection(more) of photo-real materials. This trial licence works until 31 August. See the magazine for details and important installation notes. Requires: Windows Licensing: Personal use

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157
Jul
2012
VFX - Weather
Make a splash with raindrops
This issue, The Neighbourhood's Stuart Dearnaley presents his workflow for adding rain effects to your scene.(more) The disc includes almost 55 minutes of video and scene files. Requires: 3ds Max Licensing: Personal use

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157
Jul
2012
Modeling - Landscapes
Create a realistic off-road scene
modo
In this issue's Fundamentals, Mike Griggs explains how to simulate an off-road driving scene. The disc includes(more) his 13 minute screen-capture video for a more in-depth look at the techniques he uses. Requires: modo Licensing: Personal use

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157
Jul
2012
Animation - Motion Graphics
Animate a logo sequence in Cinema 4D
This issue, Nejc Polovsak shows you how to create a disintegrating logo sequence in Cinema 4D. The disc includes(more) his 41 minute video and scene files. Requires: Cinema 4D Licensing: Personal use

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156
Jun
2012
Lighting
Exterior Rendering Techniques with mental ray and 3D Studio Max
3D Studio Max, mental ray
Complete 3ds Max project from Digital-Tutors containing over 83 minutes of video instruction: Kyle Green's videos(more) show you how to light an outdoor scene using physically accurate lighting behaviour. Requires: 3ds Max 2012 Licensing: Personal use

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156
Jun
2012
Animation - Character
Automate secondary animation in Maya
Almost one hour (59 minutes and 56 seconds to be exact) of videos and scene files for Antony Ward's secondary(more) animation workshop: This issue, Antony Ward shows you how to add life to your scenes with secondary animation. Requires: Maya Licensing: Personal use

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156
Jun
2012
Workflow and Efficiency
Manage scenes more efficiently
This issue, Paul Hatton helps you manage your 3ds Max scenes using containers. This disc includes his 12 minute(more) video tutorial and screenshots. Requires: 3ds Max Licensing: Personal use

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155
May
2012
Modeling - Character
Digital-Tutors: Creature Creation
Complete ZBrush project from Digital-Tutors: Justin Marshall's videos show you how to sculpt a creepy creature(more) and learn new skills. Over 72 minutes of training videos are on this disc; click the Download links to get the project files. (Internet connection required.) Requires: ZBrush 4 Licensing: Personal use

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155
May
2012
3D Model Collection
Victoria 5 Poses

(10 files)
Daz Studio
Extend your Victoria 5 library with these 10 poses, provided courtesy of Daz Productions. Requires: Daz Studio,(more) Victoria 5 Licensing: Commercial use

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155
May
2012
Animation - Particles
Create crowds with instanced particles.
Watch over 53 minutes of videos for Patrick Finn's ant swarm project: This issue, Patrick Finn shows you how(more) to create a swarm of ants in Maya using instanced particles. Requires: Maya Licensing: Personal use

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155
May
2012
Modeling - Character
Create a realistic model of the eye.
Mike Griggs' 15 minute video for his guide to eye modelling: This issue, Mike Griggs shows you how to model(more) an eye and apply realistic textures. The disc includes a video showing Mike's texturing stage in Photoshop and Cinema 4D but can be applied to any modelling software Licensing: Personal use

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154
Apr
2012
Renderer - Rendering and/or visualization application
Discover V-Ray 2.0
Explore V-Ray 2.0 with over 47 minutes of video guides and tutorials: Chapters include V-Ray 2.0 Hair and Fur(more) shading, V-Ray 2.0 SP2 improvements, V-Ray Car Paint, V-Ray Light Select, and V-Ray MultiSub Tex. Requires: V-Ray 2.0 Licensing: Personal use

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154
Apr
2012
2D Texture Collection
Photosculpt Textures

(29 files)
Photosculpt
Sample textures created with Photosculpt Textures 2: Photosculpt Textures 2 enables you to create tillable high-res(more) textures from your own photos. The software is free for non- commercial use. The disc includes a sampler of 29 textures made with the software, all with diffuse, bump, displacement, AO and normal maps. Format: JPEG Licensing: Commercial use

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153
Mar
2012
Missing Issue
Missing Issue
152
February
2012
VFX - Natural Phenomena
Digital Tutors: Complete Overview of Maya Oceans, Locators and Wakes
Complete video providing almost 76 minutes of training: Overview of Maya Ocean Locators and Wakes: This issue's(more) complete video course, comes from the popular training library Digital-Tutors, which offers hundreds of hours of training for a single subscription price. Format: MP4 Licensing: Personal use

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152
February
2012
Modeling - Hair
modo Fur Tutorial
modo
Rodrigo Gelmi's video and sample scene for his fur workshop: This issue, Rodrigo Gelmi shows how he added the(more) fur to his stunning lion render. The disc contains a simple sample file and a 6:53 minute screen-capture video. Requires: modo Licensing: Personal use

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151
Jan
2012
3D Model Collection
Evermotion Tree's from Archmodels Volume 100

(2 files)
Two complete tree models from Archmodels Volume 100: An evergreen tree covered in snow and a yellow maple tree.(more) Format: C4D, FBX, MAX, OBJ Licensing: Commercial use

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151
Jan
2012
3D Model Collection
CGWorld Model Collection: Furniture

(4 files)
Four complete furniture models: Sofa, bed, chair, and mirror. Format: 3DS, OBJ, MAX, FBX Licensing: Commercial(more) use

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151
Jan
2012
2D Texture Collection
3Docean Glass Textures

(4 files)
Four high-res textures created by Shawn Roelofsen for 3Docean: These four textures can be used in many different(more) situations, and are pre-matted on black for easy use. Format: JPEG, PSD, C4D Licensing: Commercial use

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151
Jan
2012
Lighting
Add light to an interior environment
Mike Griggs' video for his introduction to lighting: This issue, Mike Griggs introduces you to the fundamentals(more) of lighting an interior scene. The disc includes his screen-capture video showing a workflow in Cinema 4D. Format: MP4 Licensing: Personal use

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151
Jan
2012
Rendering
Create caustic effects in V-Ray
James Cutler's video and sample scene for his V-Ray workshop: This issue, James Cutler shows you how to generate(more) caustics effects in V-Ray. The disc includes a simple sample file and a screen-capture video. Requires: 3ds Max, V-Ray Licensing: Personal use

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150
Xmas
2011
2D Compositing
Digital Tutors: 10 Tips and Tricks for compositing 3D Renders in Maya and Nuke.
A complete 80 minute video tutorial course for Maya and Nuke. Includes project files. Format: MP4 Licensing:(more) Personal use

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150
Xmas
2011
3D Model Collection
CGWorld Model Collection: Household Items

(3 files)
Sunflowers in a yellow vase, a potted houseplant and a continental breakfast (muffin, juice, coffee and jam) models(more) from CGworld.com. Format: C4D, OBJ, MAX, FBX. Licensing: Commercial use

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150
Xmas
2011
3D Model Collection
Plasticboy Skull Model

(1 file)
3D Skull model from Plasticboy Anatomy Models. Format: C4D, OBJ, MAX, FBX, XSI, MA, LWO Licensing: Commercial(more) use

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150
Xmas
2011
2D HDRI Collection
Dutch Skies 360 HDRs

(2 files)
HDRI panorama photography from Dutch Skies 360 provided in sIBL format. Requires: HDR-compatible 2D/3D software(more) Licensing: Commercial use

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149
Dec
2011
Missing Issue
Missing Issue
Missing Issue due to a lapse in subscription.
148
Nov
2011
3D Model Collection
CGworld.com Model Collection

(2 files)
Notebook and pancake breakfast models: Format: C4D, OBJ, MAX, FBX Licensing: Commercial use
148
Nov
2011
Audio Editor and/or Collection
Soundsnap Sound FX and Music Loops

(50 files)
Sound effects and music loops: 10 short music loops, 10 long music loops, 10 ambient backgrounds, and 20 sound(more) effects from creaking ships, fireworks, ripping cloth, gunshots to nuclear bombs, For: WAV-compatible software Licensing: Commercial use

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148
Nov
2011
3D Modeling and Sculpting
Sculpt a creature in Mudbox 2012
Learn to sculpt workflows using this complete course from Digital-Tutors: There are over 91 minutes of training(more) in this series of lessons that will cover all of the different sculpting tools in Mudbox and talk about some workflow tips to keep in mind as you sculpt. Disc includes project files as well. Licensing: Learning use only

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147
Oct
2011
3D Model Collection
Digital-X Models: Office Model Collection

(39 files)
Office model collection: This collection of various office furniture items comes in a variety of formats. They've(more) been provided by Digital-X Models. Format: 3DS, FBX, MAX, OBJ Licensing: Commercial use

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147
Oct
2011
3D Model Collection
Greg Elzerman Models

(2 files)
Ford F-100 and Studebacker models: These models have been created by Greg Elzerman, a motion graphics and visual(more) effects artist in Chicago. Format: C4D Licensing: Commercial use

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147
Oct
2011
2D Texture Collection
iSource Texture Collection

(49 files)
iSourceTextures has provided 49 high-res textures in PNG format. Textures include: cement, rock, windows, stone,(more) brick, library walls, columns, architectural ornaments, stain glass windows, wood, and fur. Some are seamless. Licensing: Commercial use

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147
Oct
2011
Audio Editor and/or Collection
Soundsnap Sound FX and Music Loops

(50 files)
Sound effects and music loops: 50 free sounds: 10 ambient backgrounds, 20 sound effects (some sci-fi related),(more) 10 long music loops and 10 short music loops. For: WAV-compatible software Licensing: Commercial use

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147
Oct
2011
VFX - Fluid Simulation
Make a splash with Maya
Animate a stream of water with the help of Eric Keller's expert guide: In this issue, Eric Keller explains how(more) to use the enhanced fluid simulation tools introduced with Maya 2012. On the CD is his narrated 36 minute video tutorial. Licensing: Learning use only

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147
Oct
2011
Modeling - Displacement
Reading the map
Add tiny details to your model with Glen Southern's displacement tutorial: In this issue, Glen Southern shows(more) how you can deform a model in close detail using a displacement map. On the CD is his narrated 12 minute video tutorial. Licensing: Learning use only

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145
Aug
2011
3D Model Collection
Evermotion Motorcycle Model

(1 file)
Motorcycle model from Evermotion: This highly detailed model of a motorbike from Evermotion has all the textures,(more) shaders and materials you need to get started. It is ready to use: just put it into your scene. Format: C4D, FBX, MAX, OBJ Licensing: Commercial use

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145
Aug
2011
3D Model Collection
Tronitec Maze Models

(10 files)
Complete maze gaming model asset pack: This collection of ten unique mazes is only a sample of several that can(more) be found on the Tronitec site. The mazes are perfect for inclusion in games or other real-time applications. The collection includes four maze styles - hedge, brick, metal and wood - with a wall and ground texture for each style. Format: 3DS, FBX, OBJ Licensing: Commercial use

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145
Aug
2011
2D Texture Collection
3D.sk Head Textures

(30 files)
15 high resolution (3072 x 2048) head textures for life-like characters from 3D.sk : These head textures will(more) bring your models to life. Licensing: Commercial use

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145
Aug
2011
Audio Editor and/or Collection
Soundsnap Sound FX and Music Loops

(50 files)
Sound effects and music loops: 50 free sounds: 10 ambient backgrounds, 20 sound effects (some sci-fi related),(more) 10 long music loops and 10 short music loops. For: WAV-compatible software Licensing: Commercial use

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145
Aug
2011
Animation - Basics
Digital-Tutors: Easily Learn Animation Tips and Tricks in Maya
48 minutes of video training in this complete course from Digital-Tutors: This course covers how to use different(more) animation tools in Maya, such as Snapshot and motion trails. It then covers simple ways of how to apply weight to character, use silhouettes to strengthen poses, and add offsets to make your animations look more natural and less rigid. Licensing: Learning use only

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144
Jul
2011
3D Model Collection
3Docean Models

(5 files)
Five models and a texture from 3Docean: Donut (3DS, C4D, OBJ), M1-Abrams Tank (MAX, OBJ), Photo Realistic Lightbulb(more) (OBJ, MAX), Sleek Laptop (OBJ), Tactical Shotgun (3DS, DXF, MAX, OBJ). Licensing: Commercial use

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144
Jul
2011
2D Texture Collection
3Docean Textures

(1 file)
2048x20048 granite texture - includes both bump and specular channels.
144
Jul
2011
2D Texture Collection
AsileFX Texture Collection

(15 files)
15 textures from asileFX: The asileFX textures included with this disc have been selected from three collections.(more) archiTextures has a selection of 10 building elements and surface textures; then there's a couple from Seamless Bark and three from Sci-Fi Hulls. Bump and normal maps are provided with most textures. For: Any 3D software Licensing: Commercial use

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144
Jul
2011
Animation - Motion Capture Data
aXYZ MoCap Files

(28 files)
Motion-capture resources from aXYZ design: This disc includes 28 motion files such as walking, running, climbing(more) stairs, walking and turning, etc. to help get you started in motion-capture. Format: BIP, FBX Licensing: Commercial use

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144
Jul
2011
Audio Editor and/or Collection
Soundsnap Sound FX and Music Loops

(50 files)
Sound effects and music loops: 10 ambient backgrounds, 20 foley and sound FX, 10 long music loops, and 10 short(more) music loops. For: WAV-compatible software Licensing: Commercial use

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144
Jul
2011
Modeling - General
Graphite modeling tools in 3ds Max
Nearly an hour of video training in this complete course from Digital-Tutors: This course covers the Graphite(more) modelling tools in 3ds Max and how you can use them in your own projects. Course highlights include using Flow Connect and Set Flow to add resolution while maintaining an object's shape; and using tools like Paint Connect, Distance Connect and Build Corners to quickly create custom topology. Visit Digital-Tutors to find out how to access more great videos. Licensing: Learning use only

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144
Jul
2011
Animation - Dynamics (Hard Body)
Dynamic animation
This issue, Ben Miners guides you through animating using the dynamics toolset in Cinema 4D R12 to assemble(more) a complex formation from the simplest of ingredients. Licensing: Personal use

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144
Jul
2011
Modeling - Landscapes
Create a formal garden in 3D Studio Max
This issue, Simon Moir shows you how to add custom-designed plants to your scenes using 3ds Max. Licensing:(more) Personal use

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144
Jul
2011
Animation - Lights
Light in Motion
This issue, Michael McCarthy looks at the basics of animating lighting and offers an example created in 3ds(more) Max. Licensing: Personal use

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144
Jul
2011
3D Modeling and Sculpting
Create a weapon model in Z-Brush
This issue, Scott Spencer provides a complete workflow for sculpting a weapon prop in ZBrush. Licensing: Personal(more) use

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144
Jul
2011
Lighting - HDRI
See the light
HDR imagery is the most effective route to bringing a real-world feel to your renders. Cirstyn-Bech-Yagher explains(more) how you can create your own HDR light maps

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143
Jun
2011
2D Texture Collection
3Docean Textures

(73 files)
Eight texture packs from 3Docean: Canvas textures (3); brick (1) including spec, normal, and bump maps; alpine(more) rock with lichen (1) including specular and bump maps; tile patterns (20); dark dotted textures (12); carbon fiber textures (30); bamboo texture (1); and Nature pack (rock (2), ground (2) and a bush (1) - each with specular, normal and diffuse maps). Licensing: Commercial use

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143
Jun
2011
3D Model Collection
Wizard's Study Models: Fantasy Furniture for DAZ Studio and Poser
Fantasy furniture for DAZ Studio and Poser: Utilise these furniture models from DAZ 3D to create great-looking(more) fantasy environments. For: DAZ Studio or Poser Licensing: Commercial use

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143
Jun
2011
Audio Editor and/or Collection
Soundsnap Sound FX and Music Loops

(50 files)
Sound effects and music loops: 10 ambient backgrounds, 20 foley and sound FX, 10 long music loops, and 10 short(more) music loops. For: WAV-compatible software Licensing: Commercial use

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143
Jun
2011
Animation - Motion Capture Data
mocapdata.com Clips

(10 files)
10 mocap clips for your character animation projects: The disc includes 10 motion: 8 premium (boxing jab, bongo(more) drummer, golf swing, kung fu punch, hip hop dance, karate back kick, tennis forehand and a pole dance) motions and 2 free (soccer free kick and soccer trap and shoot) Licensing: Commercial use

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143
Jun
2011
3D Motion Tracking
Matchmover 2011 Tutorial
This 55 minute tutorial is intended for users who are new to MatchMover and goes over how to integrate 3D objects(more) into live footage. The first part covers some of the basics. From there you'll see how to clean up data to make it more usable. The third part covers the coordinates system in preparation for bringing your project into your 3D application. The final part of the tutorial goes over the integration of MatchMover and Maya. This part will show you the principles behind making a 3D object fit into live footage. Licensing: Learning use only

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142
May
2011
2D Texture Collection
Pro-Viz Tree Textures

(25 files)
25 Pro-Viz Tree Textures: All the tree textures from the Pro-Viz Tree Textures Vol. 03 product. They have been(more) provided by 3dRender Ltd, based in Sheffield. For: Any image editor or modelling package Licensing: Commercial use

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142
May
2011
3D Model Collection
Panebianco3d Model Collection

(3 files)
Three models from Panebianco3d: Panebianco3d is a personal website created by Gianluca Panebianco on 1996.(more) Models include an Iphone, Recognizer from the original Tron movie and Zureul (an anime robot) from the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Formats: LWO Licensing: Not for resale.

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142
May
2011
Audio Editor and/or Collection
Soundsnap Sound FX and Music Loops

(50 files)
Sound effects and music loops: 10 ambient backgrounds, 20 foley sound FX, 10 long music loops and 10 short music(more) loops. For: WAV-compatible software Licensing: Commercial use

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142
May
2011
Modeling - Character
Z-Brush Hard Surface Techniques
Learn hard surface techniques in ZBrush in these 4 videos from Eat3D that total over 59 minutes of instruction:(more) In these video tutorial samples you'll take a look at interface customisation, gain an insight into using stamps and see how easy it is to create legs. They all come from a DVD that show Instructor Mike Jensen going into depth on the many hard surface techniques in ZBrush. Licensing: Learning use only

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142
May
2011
Modeling - Character
New Features in Z-Brush 4
Eat3D video 6 minute presentation on the new features of Z-Brush 4.
142
May
2011
3D Lighting
Under the Sea
Michael McCarthy continues his series on lighting techniques this issue with a look at lighting underwater scenes.(more) His video on the 3D World website applies the techniques to 3ds Max. Use the scene files on the disc to follow the tutorial. Licensing: Personal use

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142
May
2011
Modeling - Character
Sculpt a demonic creature in Z-Brush
This issue, Scott Spencer begins a two-part exploration of creature design by sculpting a demonic bust. The(more) scene files on the disc help you follow the tutorial; visit the 3D World website to watch Scott's video tutorial. Part 2 is next issue. Licensing: Personal use

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142
May
2011
Animation - Character
Get the most out of messiah:Studio
This issue, Vegard Myklebust offers a series of tips for anyone using the animation tool messiahStudio. The(more) scene files on the disc help you follow the tips; visit the 3D World website to watch Vegard's workflow videos. Licensing: Personal use

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142
May
2011
3D Visualization - Scientific
Build a virus in Maya
This issue, Eric Keller guides you through creating scientific animations with Maya and the free mMaya plug-in.(more) The scene files on the disc help you follow the tutorial; visit the 3D World website to watch Eric's video tutorial. Licensing: Personal use

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141
Apr
2011
2D Texture Collection
3DExport Textures

(26 files)
26 Textures From 3DExport: The collection include bark, rock, stone, ground, walls, stone, and pebbles. The(more) textures are provided in BMP format, along with JPEG preview thumbnails. For: Any image editor or modelling package Licensing: Commercial use

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141
Apr
2011
3D Model Collection
Mesh Factory Models

(2 files)
Two models from Mesh Factory: These two models, a guitar and ANPVS-14 with weapon mount, have been provided by(more) Mesh Factory. Formats: 3DS, FBX, LWO, MAX, MB, OBJ Licensing: Evaluation only

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141
Apr
2011
Audio Editor and/or Collection
Soundsnap Sound FX

(50 files)
Sound effects and music loops: 50 free sounds: 10 ambient backgrounds, 20 sound effects (some sci-fi related),(more) 10 long music loops and 10 short music loops. For: WAV-compatible software Licensing: Commercial use

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141
Apr
2011
Modeling - General
DAZ Studio Webinar
a.Create fire and torchlight in DAZ Studio: Lots of options in this live 26-minute webinar on creating a fire(more) or torch light in DAZ Studio presented by Waldemar Belwon. Licensing: Learning use only

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140
Mar
2011
2D HDRI Collection
Dutch Skies 360 HDRs

(2 files)
HDRI assets from Bob Groothuis and Dutch Skies: This issue, Bob has provided two HDRI sets. One is from his(more) Dutch Skies 360 collection; the other is a harbour scene from a new project, Dutch Light 360. For: HDR-compatible software Licensing: Commercial use

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140
Mar
2011
2D Texture Collection
3D.sk Head Textures

(15 files)
15 high resolution (3072 x 2048) head textures for life-like characters : These head textures will bring your(more) models to life. Licensing: Commercial use

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140
Mar
2011
3D Model Collection
QuadSpinner Vue Assets: HyperTerrain Arches

(1 file)
Vue resources: Creator of 3D products and tutorials, QuadSpinner is considered by users and critics to be the(more) best source of learning for realism in Vue. This issue Quadspinner provides HyperTerrain arches (The Bridge of Bethel.vob). For: Vue 8 or later Licensing: Commercial use

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140
Mar
2011
Shader
QuadSpinner Vue Assets: HyperTerrain Arches

(1 file)
Vue resources: Creator of 3D products and tutorials, QuadSpinner is considered by users and critics to be the(more) best source of learning for realism in Vue. This issue Quadspinner provides sandstone materials (Iroxos) For: Vue 8 or later Licensing: Commercial use

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140
Mar
2011
Application Files
QuadSpinner Vue Assets: HyperTerrain Arches

(3 files)
Vue resources: Creator of 3D products and tutorials, QuadSpinner is considered by users and critics to be the(more) best source of learning for realism in Vue. This issue Quadspinner provides three scenes: Distant Frontier, The Burrows and Terra Incognita. For: Vue 8 or later Licensing: Commercial use

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140
Mar
2011
Modeling - Character
Zombie Bunny Maya Tutorial
Model a zombie bunny in this 90-minute video excerpt: This disc includes the first hour-and-a-half of Kurt Boutilier's(more) tutorial on creating a bizarre-looking character. In this Maya modelling video, Kurt models a stylised zombie bunny. An ideal video for new and beginning artists, the entire segment covers subject matter such as polygon modelling, lighting and rendering. Licensing: Learning use only

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139
February
2011
Modeling - Landscapes
Vue 8 Frontier (version #8) (Full version)
Full version of Vue 8 Frontier for Windows and Mac OS X: Create vast expanses of terrains, add trees, import(more) your Poser & Daz Studio characters, select the best point of view and render hyper-realistic images with moody atmospheres... in just a few mouse clicks. For: Windows/Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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137
Xmas
2010
3D Model Collection
WireCASE Space Shuttle Model
WireCASE provides a detailed 3D model of a Discovery space shuttle with boosters. All textures are included,(more) as well as V-Ray materials. For: Various; see magazine for details Licensing: Commercial use

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Xmas
2010
3D Model Collection
3d02 Model of a CF-18 Aeroplane

(1 file)
On this disc is a model of a CF-18 aeroplane. The model accompanies this issue's 10-Minute Tutorial. For: Various;(more) see magazine for details Licensing: Learning use only

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137
Xmas
2010
3D Model Collection
TurboSquid cartoon-style baby hammerhead shark

(1 file)
A quality model of a cartoon-style baby hammerhead shark from TurboSquid: On the disc this issue is a rigged(more) and animated baby hammerhead shark by Jeffrey Oswald Jr. Several eye and mouth morphs are included, and the rig allows for fluid, fish-like movements. The model is provided in 3DS, MAX and OBJ formats. For: Various; see magazine for details Licensing: Commercial use

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137
Xmas
2010
3D Model Collection
Technophilia Retro assets for DAZ's V4 figure

(2 files)
Two models from Runtime DNA's Technophilia Retro range of Poser models: On the disc this issue are two Technophilia(more) Retro assets for DAZ's V4 figure. Gynoids V2: Cyber Chic and Gynoids V3: Rock-It were created for Runtime DNA by Eric Van Dycke, who is well-known in the Poser community as Traveler. For: Poser 6+ (requires Victoria 4) Licensing: Please read the licensing agreement included in the folder

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137
Xmas
2010
3D Model Collection
Tronitec Game Studio's Planet texture maps

(8 files)
Eight planet texture maps from Tronitec Game Studios. This issue, the disc includes eight planet texture maps(more) from Tronitec's 24 Alien Planets Collection. The planets are ideal for inclusion in sci-fi games or space simulations to create an alien planetary solar system, and include multiple resolution textures as spherical maps. Also included is a model of planet rings with a texture map, which can be added to any of the planets. For: Various; see magazine for details Licensing: Commercial use

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137
Xmas
2010
2D Texture Collection
PhotoSculpt Textures

(20 files)
20 high-resolution texture sets from PhotoSculpt: including normal, specular, diffuse, depth and ambient occlusion(more) maps. Textures include autumn leaves, branches, bush, creeper, deep bark, pebbles, stone wall, ivy, metal, mud, roots, bricks, rock, and a used wall. Licensing: Commercial use

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137
Xmas
2010
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(25 files)
25 audio clips for use in animation: On the disc is a selection of 25 useful sound effects such as houshold doors,(more) plastic tub lids, opening umbrellas, washing machine door, window shutting, footsteps in snow, tape measure, machine gun burst, semi-automatic machine gun, and a rifle shot to use in animations. The files are provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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137
Xmas
2010
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
Texture Painting: Fundamentals - Photorealistic Texturing with Paul Campion
This disc includes a 19-minute extract from Texture Painting: Fundamentals - Photorealistic Texturing with Paul(more) Campion. Chapter 8: 10 Minute Textures is included. The accompanying project files are also included in the folder. Licensing: Learning use only

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137
Xmas
2010
Modeling - UV Projections
UV Mapping for beginners
In this issue's 'UV mapping for beginners', Cirstyn Bech-Yagher takes you through the basics of this vital skill(more) for modellers and texture artists. The PDF on the disc presents a full UV mapping workflow for a quadruped model in UVLayout. Visit the 3D World website to download a bonus video showing the same workflow. For: UVLayout Licensing: Personal use

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136
Dec
2010
Plugin
Xfrog 4.2 for C4D (version #4.2) (Full version)
Xfrog 4.2 adds procedural objects to Cinema 4D R9. Combining these powerful new Objects together with existing(more) Objects allows you to easily create complex organic models and animations beyond the existing capabilities of Cinema 4D software. For: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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136
Dec
2010
Plugin
Xfrog 4.4 for C4D (version #4.4) (Demo version)
Xfrog 4.4 adds procedural objects to Cinema 4D R11. By combining these with C4D components, you can create a(more) wide variety of organic models and animations using procedures based on some of the building blocks of nature. Copy the Xfrog44 folder into your Cinema 4D plugins folder, then run Cinema 4D and select Plugins : Xfrog to request your 30-day licence. For: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Evaluation use

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136
Dec
2010
3D Model Collection
Nokia E72 mobile phone from Shade CGI
A detailed model of a Nokia E72 mobile phone from Joseph Harford of Shade CGI: In the folder is a detailed 3D(more) model of a Nokia E-72 mobile phone, a luxury smartphone with the latest features and design. The model can be easily imported into a project or scene. The model is supplied in MAX, OBJ and FBX formats. Licensing: Commercial use

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136
Dec
2010
3D Model Collection
SciFi Guns and Muzzle Flash from Dark Edge Design

(6 files)
On the disc this issue there is a SciFi Guns and Muzzle Flash set. There are two sections that make up the muzzle(more) flash, an inner and outer cone with morphs included for each section, allowing for more creative control of the effect. The model is worth $15 and accompanies the 10-Minute Tutorial. For: Poser 5 or later Licensing: Commercial use

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136
Dec
2010
3D Model Collection
Poser World Models

(6 files)
Poser assets from Poser World: This issue, Poser World has provided six high-quality assets for Poser, including(more) a city block, a horse-drawn hearse, an old cart, a sauna, a sporty outfit for Michael 4, and a Trondhiem outfit for Victoria 4. For: Poser Licensing: Commercial use

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136
Dec
2010
2D Texture Collection
Virtual Land Textures

(10 files)
A collection of high-resolution textures and terrains from Virtual Lands: On the disc is a collection of high-resolution(more) textures and terrains. For: Software capable of handling JPG, BMP and TIF files Licensing: Non-commercial use

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136
Dec
2010
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(20 files)
On the disc is a selection of 20 useful sound effects to use in animations. The sounds in this collection are(more) household related in the areas of doors, jewelry box, hair dryers, sinks, and glass related. The files are provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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136
Dec
2010
Modeling - Character
Gnomon Tutorial Excerpt: Discover Sculpting Wrinkles in Zbrush
Discover Sculpting Wrinkles in ZBrush in this 10-minute video excerpt: This disc includes a 10-minute extract(more) from Sculpting Wrinkles in ZBrush: Realistic Surface Anatomy with Cesar Dacol Jr. Chapter 6: Lips is included. In the complete DVD, Cesar unlocks the secrets that he uses in the feature film industry. He navigates through the processes of the internal and external forces that cause wrinkles. Licensing: Learning use only

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134
Oct
2010
Plugin
X-Frog for Maya (version #4) (Full version)
A full version of Xfrog 4 for Maya: Xfrog 4 adds procedural objects to Maya. By combining these with Maya components,(more) you can create a wide variety of organic models and animations using procedures based on some of the building blocks of nature. Xfrog tools behave exactly like Maya components, so that they can be keyframed and combined with PaintEffects or particle animations. It's also possible to use MEL scripts to drive them. For: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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134
Oct
2010
Plugin
X-Frog for Maya (version #5) (Demo version)
A trial version of Xfrog 5 for Maya: Xfrog 5 adds procedural objects to Maya. By combining these with Maya components,(more) you can create a wide variety of organic models and animations using procedures based on some of the building blocks of nature. Xfrog tools behave exactly like Maya components, so that they can be keyframed and combined with PaintEffects or particle animations. It's also possible to use MEL scripts to drive them. For: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Evaluation use

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134
Oct
2010
3D Model Collection
X-Frog Plants Home Garden Library

(27 files)
On the disc are nine different version of three models from the XfrogPlants Home Garden Library series: onion,(more) watermelon and carrot. The models are provided in various formats; please see the folder for details. Please read the important installation notes in the READMEFIRST file. For: Various packages Licensing: Commercial use

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134
Oct
2010
3D Model Collection
The Game Creators Game Ready Models

(101 files)
Game-ready models from The Game Creators: The disc includes a selection of game-ready models that can be used(more) in any game creation tool that supports the DirectX file formats X and DDS. The collection includes 3D models for characters (26 models), weapons (14 models), vehicles (24 models), sky-boxes (20 items), sky-spheres (10 items) and general items (7 items). For: Any software with DirectX file support Licensing: Commercial use

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134
Oct
2010
3D Model Collection
PROVIZ3D Low Polygon People Collection

(8 files)
A collection of low-polygon 3D people: On the disc are eight low-polygon 3D people for 3ds Max. Each is rigged(more) with biped/skin and is ready to be animated for basic movement such as standing and walking. Each character has up to 3,500 faces and is optimised for 3D architectural rendering and animation for medium-distance viewing. Single texture maps are provided at up to 2,048x2,048 pixels. For: 3ds Max 2009 or later Licensing: Commercial use

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134
Oct
2010
3D Model Collection
Architectural Poser World Model Collection

(6 files)
Architectural Poser assets and more: This issue, Poser World has provided six high-quality assets for Poser, including(more) a bus, a department store, a dining room, a Mediterranean villa, a Paris corner and a summer sports outfit for Victoria 4. For: Poser Licensing: Commercial use

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134
Oct
2010
3D Model Collection
Blitz Academy Training Module: Low Polygon Trash

(1 file)
A Blitz Academy training module to teach essential game development skills: On the disc is a Blitz Academy training(more) module that provides the brief, reference and final example files for producing low-polygon trash to dress a gritty game level. For: Any 3D software Licensing: Learning use only

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134
Oct
2010
2D Texture Collection
Game Beep Texture Pack

(46 files)
A comprehensive sidewalk texture pack: On the disc is a comprehensive sidewalk texture pack developed by Bret(more) Truchan for Game Beep. The textures are designed to be mixed and matched. There are approximately 46 textures, each split into four sidewalk squares. Over 160 photographs went into making the entire set, shot from the grungy streets of San Francisco. For: Software capable of handling BMP files Licensing: Commercial use

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134
Oct
2010
2D Texture Collection
Arroway High Resolution Wooden Floor Texture

(5 files)
A high-resolution floor texture from Arroway: This issue's disc includes a high-resolution floor texture, complete(more) with bump, diffuse and specular maps, for use in environments. The texture accompanies this issue's 10-Minute Tutorial. Licensing: Commercial - please read the Arroway Textures EULA.txt document included in the folder

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134
Oct
2010
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(25 files)
25 audio clips for use in animation: On the disc is a selection of 25 useful sound effects to use in animations(more) such as: Urban city ambient sounds, dog barking, sheep bleating, plastic lid screw, plastic bottle movements, cable whoosh, card ripping, bubble wrap popping, plastic packaging movement, paper rip, plastic bad rustle, stirring cup of tea, beer glass clinking, telephone dial tone, apple crunch, human swallow gulping, pencil/pens rummaging, scissor cutting cardboard, machine gun and rifle gunshots, and a shallow water pour. The files are provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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134
Oct
2010
3D Modeling from Images
Gnomon Tutorial Extract: Modeling a Next-Gen Weapon: Colt 1911 with Joe Simanello
Discover low-poly modelling in this 33-minute video excerpt: This disc includes a 33-minute extract from Modeling(more) a Next-Gen Weapon: Colt 1911 with Joe Simanello. Chapter 1: Low Poly Modeling is included. In the complete DVD, Joe reveals his process for modelling a Colt 1911. Using an image plane for reference, he creates the low-polygon slide, handle, trigger guard, trigger, barrel, hammer and sights. Licensing: Learning use only

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132
Aug
2010
Motion Capture - Editor
iPi Desktop Motion Capture Studio (version #1.0.0.98 B)
Markerless motion capture technology: iPi Desktop Motion Capture Studio is motion capture software that enables(more) you to record video using affordable Sony PlayStation 3 Eye cameras or even webcams. Footage can then be converted to 3D animation on a regular PC. Captured animations have no visible jitter or footskate, and the integrated motion transfer technology allows animations to be quickly tuned for different 3D character rigs. Animations can also be exported to the 3ds Max Biped in one click. The disc includes a trial version of iPi Desktop Motion Capture Studio 1.0.0.98 Beta 2 and iPi Recorder 1.4.0.72 Beta. For: Windows Licensing: Commercial use

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132
Aug
2010
Motion Capture - Recorder
iPi Recorder (version #1.4.0.72 B)
Markerless motion capture technology: iPi Desktop Motion Capture Studio is motion capture software that enables(more) you to record video using affordable Sony PlayStation 3 Eye cameras or even webcams. Footage can then be converted to 3D animation on a regular PC. Captured animations have no visible jitter or footskate, and the integrated motion transfer technology allows animations to be quickly tuned for different 3D character rigs. Animations can also be exported to the 3ds Max Biped in one click. The disc includes a trial version of iPi Desktop Motion Capture Studio 1.0.0.98 Beta 2 and iPi Recorder 1.4.0.72 Beta. For: Windows Licensing: Commercial use

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132
Aug
2010
3D Model Collection
iClone Bonus Pack
Characters, scenes and props to use with your copy of iClone 3 SE (see Issue 131): This issue's disc extends(more) your software's value with a Bonus Pack of characters, 3D scenes and props for use with iClone 3 SE. For: iClone 3 SE Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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132
Aug
2010
3D Model Collection
Intero Visual Models: Furniture Collection

(9 files)
Nine architectural 3D models: On the disc are nine models from Intero's furniture collection. The folder includes(more) a chair, a table, a sofa, a cheeseboard, a set of bowls, a rocking horse, a decorative candle holder and two light fixtures. The models are provided fully textured. For: Various packages Licensing: Commercial use

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132
Aug
2010
3D Model Collection
Cornicopia 3D Model Collection: Pre-Historic Scene

(5 files)
Five pre-historic assets from environment content vendor Cornucopia3D: On the disc this issue are five assets(more) that form a prehistoric scene: a Cycade tree, two carboniferous Horsetails, and an Iguanodon with an accompanying motion file. For: Vue Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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132
Aug
2010
3D Model Collection
Poser World Models

(6 files)
A selection of Poser assets: This issue, Poser World has provided six assets for use in Poser, including a retro-style(more) barber shop, an Anglo-Saxon warrior outfit for Michael 3, an assassin outfit for Victoria 3, a scoop neck dress for Stephanie 3, a milk float and a vintage pram. For: Poser Licensing: Commercial use

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132
Aug
2010
2D Texture Collection
Texturespot Texture Collection

(10 files)
10 tileable textures: On the disc is a selection of 10 large-format, tileable textures of fabric, food, ground,(more) paper, sky, stone, wicker and wood. Licensing: Commercial use

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132
Aug
2010
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(25 files)
25 audio clips for use in animation: On the disc is a selection of 25 useful sound effects to use in animations(more) in the categories of ambience (bus and train stations), animals (dogs, sheep) , comedy (ruler twang), foley, toys, warfare (rifle gunfire) and water. The files are provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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132
Aug
2010
Rendering
The Gnomon Workshop: Advanced Rendering Techniques
This disc includes a 17-minute extract from Look Development with mental ray: 3ds Max Techniques with Alessandro(more) Cangelosi. An extract from Chapter 3: Introduction to Live Integration is included. In the complete DVD, Alessandro will lead you through various rendering techniques necessary to accomplish different tasks such as architectural realistic rendering, creating procedural natural environments, live integration, scripting, and secondary effects such as depth of field and volume lighting. Licensing: Learning use only

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132
Aug
2010
3D Model Collection
Xfrog Tomato Plant Model
A tomato plant model from Xfrog. Please note that this does not include a commercial licence. For: 3ds Max(more) Licensing: Personal use

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132
Aug
2010
3D Model Collection
3d02.com Ferrari Model

(1 file)
A shiny Ferrari from 3d02.com for our series on rendering workflow. The series uses a Ferrari California car(more) model, courtesy of 3d02.com. Please note that this asset does not include a commercial licence.

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131
Jul
2010
3D Visualization - Previsualization
iClone 3 SE (version #3)
Reallusion develops 3D cinematic animation tools that provide easy-to-use avatar animation, facial morphing(more) and voice lip-sync solutions for real-time 3D filmmaking, and revisualisation for professional post-production. On the disc is a special edition of Reallusion's iClone 3 SE, a powerful production tool for 3D animation, motion graphics and video compositing. For: Windows Licensing: Commercial use

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131
Jul
2010
3D Model Collection
Falling Pixel Car and Weapon Model Collection

(6 files)
Six models of cars and weapons: On the disc are six models, including a Fiat 500c, a Lancia Ypsilon 2006, a(more) double axe, a Skeleton sword, a shield and a rifle. The models were created by 0utsider and Xtreme Machines. For: Various packages Licensing: Commercial use

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131
Jul
2010
3D Model Collection
Vectorium 3D Models

(2 files)
A collection of low-polygon assets from Vectorium 3D: Vectorium 3D specialises in low-poly models for games(more) and real-time applications. On the disc this issue are two game-ready models from the Vectorium model collections: a Doberman Pinscher and a hen. For: Various packages Licensing: Commercial use

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131
Jul
2010
3D Model Collection
QuadSpinner Assets: Terrains and Materials for Vue

(2 files)
Terrains and materials for Vue: QuadSpinner describes its mission as portraying the magnificence of nature in(more) 3D, using Vue as its base platform. This issue, the disc includes a Mineral Infinity Sampler that includes a collection of rock and mud materials. There are also two high-resolution terrains for Vue. Requires: Vue 8 Licensing: Commercial use

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131
Jul
2010
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(18 files)
On the disc is a selection of 18 useful sound effects to use in animations in the categories of comedy, foley(more) (balloon air release squeak, screwing on a plastic bottle lid) motorcycles, office (tape rip, scissors cutting cardboard), transport (helicopter idle), warfare (intense urban battle, exterior gunshot, target range fire) and water (fast river, pouring water in a glass, glass submerging). The files are provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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131
Jul
2010
3D Game Creation
Intro to the Unreal Development Kit: Terrain Object
This disc includes a 22-minute extract from 'Intro to the Unreal Development Kit: A Step-by-Step Deconstruction'(more) with Waylon Brinck. An extract from Chapter 5: Terrain is included. In the complete DVD, Waylon demonstrates the core features of the Unreal Development Kit Editor. Waylon goes through the editor step-by-step, exploring each of the tools needed to build a level, integrate art assets, and ultimately create a finished scene. Licensing: Learning use only

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131
Jul
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
QuadSpinner Tutorials: HyperTerrains in Vue
20 minutes of QuadSpinner training dealing with HyperTerrains in Vue: On the disc this issue is a 20-minute(more) training video from Dax Pandhi, founder of QuadSpinner dealing with the subject of HyperTerrains in Vue. Dax shows Vue users how to create alcoves, overhangs, boulders, arches, monuments and even fantastic terrains using his innovative fractal modelling techniques to produce HyperTerrains. For: Vue 6, 7 and 8 Licensing: Learning use only

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129
May
2010
Plugin
Render Studio Bundle
On the disc this issue is the Render Studio Bundle for Poser, an exclusive product from Runtime DNA that is based(more) on classic professional photographic studio settings. The plug-in includes 30 studio lights, a classic studio paper roll backdrop, a set of 10 IBL lights, projector images and gels. Render Studio is created by Colm Jackson and Basil Gass of Runtime DNA. For: Poser Licensing: Please read the licensing agreement included in the folder

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129
May
2010
3D Model Collection
3d02.com Model Collection

(3 files)
On this disc are three models of a Can-Am Spyder by Arte 3D, a compact fluorescent lamp by Mesh Factory and(more) a mobile phone by cgmobile. The models are provided in various formats: please see the folder for more details. Licensing: Commercial use

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129
May
2010
3D Model Collection
aXYZ design Realistic Male Character

(1 file)
In the folder is a super-realistic T-Pose model of a male character, which is ready to be rigged. The model(more) is from the Metropoly HD Evolution 2 series for 3ds Max. For: 3ds Max 2009, V-Ray Licensing: Commercial use

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129
May
2010
3D Model Collection
Runtime DNA Goblinz Model

(1 file)
A high-quality model of a goblin from Runtime DNA and Sixus1 Media: On the disc this issue is a professionally(more) rigged Goblinz base model from Runtime DNA and Sixus1 Media. The model includes a complete texture package and a morph set. The model accompanies this issue's 10-Minute Tutorial. For: Poser 6 and above Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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129
May
2010
2D Texture Collection
Texture FX Texture Collection

(20 files)
This issue's disc includes 20 high-resolution tileable textures of concrete, antique basket, attic venting, bark,(more) metal, building facing, skin, fabric, house siding, bushes, pebbles, putty exterior, shingles and metal grating. All are complete with bump maps, all for use in environments. Licensing: Commercial use

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129
May
2010
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(15 files)
On the disc is a selection of 15 useful fireworks sound effects to use in animations. The files are provided(more) in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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129
May
2010
Lighting
The Gnomon Workshop 'Creating a Photo-Realistic Render in mental ray: Rendering Digital Sculptures'
This disc includes a 16-minute extract from 'Creating a Photo-Realistic Render in mental ray: Rendering Digital(more) Sculptures' with Ryan Kingslien. Chapter 2: Setting up your Lights is included. In the complete DVD, Ryan Kingslien takes you through the techniques he uses for achieving photo-real renders of digital sculptures. He shows you how to create a setup for rendering your Maya or ZBrush sculptures, allowing you to both analyse and present your digital sculptures in more realistic lighting using Maya and mental ray. Licensing: Learning use only

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129
May
2010
Modeling - Character
Create a warrior of ancient myth
Neil Roberts shares his 3D illustration as he models and textures a Greek warrior's armour and weapons in 3ds(more) Max

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129
May
2010
Modeling - Character
Sculpt and Paint Medusa
Ryan Kingslien offers a ZBrush workshop on sculpting and painting a bust of the Greek monster Medusa in Z-Brush
129
May
2010
Animation - Rigging
Rig a Tank
Framestore's Marco Godhino introduces his script for simplifying the process of preparing tank tracks for animation.
129
May
2010
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
Make your goblin ready for battle
Take the Sixus1 Media Goblinz creature on the disc and watch Ray Phelps give him clothes and a weapon.
127
Mar
2010
2D HDRI Editor
HDR Light Studio (version #1.5) (Demo version)
HDR Light Studio software allows 3D artists to quickly design, create and adjust HDRI lighting and reflection(more) maps containing photo studio-style lighting. HDR Light Studio partners any 3D application that supports image based lighting and reflections from spherical HDRI maps. It's also suitable for renderers such as Maxwell Render, fryrender, V-Ray and mental ray. The installer also includes four sample HDRI maps made with HDR Light Studio. Licensing: Please read the EULA in the folder for full details.

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127
Mar
2010
3D Model Collection
Falling Pixel Car Model Collection

(8 files)
On the disc are eight high-quality models, including: a Kubota RTV 500, a Honda Big, a Fiat 500 2009, a Mercedes(more) SL 1995, a McLaren F1 G1, a Volkswagen W-12 GTX, a Riva Rivale yacht, and a Mercedes-Benz W125. For: Various packages Licensing: Commercial use

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127
Mar
2010
3D Model Collection
3DStudio.com Car Model

(1 file)
The disc includes a highly detailed model of a 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric plug-in hybrid vehicle from The3Dstudio.com's(more) library. The model is provided in several formats including 3DS, MAX and OBJ. For: See folder for details Licensing: Commercial use

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127
Mar
2010
3D Model Collection
Penny Farthing bicycle from modelLab

(1 file)
In the folder is a detailed 3D model of a Penny Farthing bicycle. The model includes spokes, tyres and pedals,(more) and can be easily be imported into a project or scene. The model is supplied in MAX format. Licensing: Commercial use

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127
Mar
2010
3D Model Collection
VW Jetta model with V-Ray materials by Arte-3D

(1 file)
Included on this issue's CD is a polygonal model of a VW Jetta. The model is provided in MAX format. It includes(more) V-Ray materials, but the lighting and rendering setup is not included. For: 3ds Max, V-Ray Licensing: Commercial use

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127
Mar
2010
3D Model Collection
Maritime Content from DAZ Productions

(2 files)
This issue, the disc includes two maritime assets: a Clyde Puffer, a small steamboat; and a RattleSnake RumRunner,(more) the preferred maritime vessel of the early 20th-century smuggler. For: DAZ Studio and Poser Licensing: Commercial use

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127
Mar
2010
3D Model Collection
Cornicopia 3D Model Collection

(6 files)
On the disc this issue are three high-res car models of a Corvette StingRay, AC Cobra 427 and a Ford GT40. An(more) accessory pack accompanies the vehicles and includes a tyre pile, a gasoline dispenser, an old Route 66 style cafe sign, and more. This collection is exclusive to 3D World readers and will be available for purchase as a themed scene in the future. For: Vue Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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127
Mar
2010
2D Texture Collection
Texturama Texture Collection

(10 files)
This issue's disc includes ten high-resolution, tileable textures, complete with with specular, bump and normal(more) maps, for use in environments of brick, stone, cloth and tile. Licensing: Standard commercial licence for use in artwork and games. Not to be distributed

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127
Mar
2010
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(17 files)
On the disc is a selection of 17 useful sound effects to use in animations of vehciles (airplanes, buses and(more) trains). The files are provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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127
Mar
2010
Modeling - Camera Mapping
The Gnomon Workshop: 'High Resolution 3D Vehicle Illustration: 3D Rendering and Compositing' with Brendan McCaffrey
This disc includes a nine-minute extract from 'High Resolution 3D Vehicle Illustration: 3D Rendering and Compositing'(more) with Brendan McCaffrey. In the complete DVD, Brendan presents an in-depth look at an automotive illustration project from wire-frame to finished product, using Maya, mental ray and Photoshop. The disc includes Chapter 2: Initial Setup and Camera Matching. Licensing: Learning use only

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127
Mar
2010
Renderer - External Plugin or Application
Learning resources for Shaderlight 1.0
Shaderlight 1.0 is the first full-release version of ArtVPS's interactive rendering plug-in for 3ds Max. Shaderlight(more) is a physically based progressive raytracer that enables interactive changes to be made to materials, environments, lighting and textures. The assets on the disc allow you to render a 3ds Max scene, with a fully textured model of Dr Shaderlight, an HDR environment map and a backplate. Included are: a video tutorial, scene files, and the final renders. Licensing: Learning use only

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126
February
2010
3D Model Collection
Mixamo Assets

(9 files)
This issue, the disc includes nine FBX files that feature Mixamo's Vincent character at three resolutions, with(more) three different motions baked on. Together, these are worth almost $270. The models accompany this issue's 10-Minute Tutorial. For: Any software with FBX support Licensing: Commercial use

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126
February
2010
3D Model Collection
3d02 Models

(4 files)
On this disc are four models of a bathroom, a bull, a family house and a living room together worth $151. The(more) models are provided in 3DS, LWO, MAX, OBJ and XSI formats. Licensing: Commercial use

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126
February
2010
3D Model Collection
aXYZ Design Model

(1 file)
In the folder is a super-realistic T-Pose model of a male character which is ready to be rigged. The model is(more) from the Metropoly HD Evolution 2 series for LightWave 3D and is worth $49. For: LightWave 3D Licensing: Commercial use

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126
February
2010
3D Model Collection
Oceania 3D Plant Models from Xfrog

(4 files)
On the disc are four high-quality models from the Oceania series. The models are provided in 3DS, MAX, MB, OBJ,(more) VOB and Xfrog formats. For: Various packages Licensing: Commercial use

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126
February
2010
Modeling - Character
3DTotal Zbrush Character Creation

(1 file)
An extract from ZBrush Character Creation ebook and a free base mesh from 3DTotal. This issue, the disc includes(more) a 38-page extract from the ebook ZBrush Character Creation, a comprehensive look at the techniques and tools used to sculpt a variety of physical characteristics. A base mesh that is available with the ebook is also provided in OBJ format. For: ZBrush Licensing: Learning use only

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126
February
2010
2D Texture Collection
Arroway Textures

(10 files)
This issue's disc includes ten high-resolution, tileable textures complete with bump, diffuse and specular maps(more) for use in environments. Textures are brick wall and ceramic tile related. Licensing: Commercial - please read the Arroway Textures EULA.txt document included in the folder

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126
February
2010
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(17 files)
On the disc is a selection of 17 useful sound effects for games and other multimedia projects: Ocean sounds(more) and shopping mall and supermarket interior/exterior sounds. The files are provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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126
February
2010
VFX - Image Tracking
The Gnomon Workshop: 'Matchmoving Advanced Production Techniques: Camera Tracking' with Tim Dobbert
This disc includes a 26-minute extract from 'Matchmoving Advanced Production Techniques: Camera Tracking' with(more) Tim Dobbert. In the complete DVD, Tim takes you through the more advanced aspects of matchmoving and camera tracking. He discusses how to use survey data to force a camera solution to fit a pre-built environment, and how to use camera tracking for paint work. Licensing: Learning use only

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125
Jan
2010
3D Model Collection
ShineFX Character Model: Mature Man

(1 file)
ZTL, OBJ, MAX
In the folder is a detailed 3D model of a mature man. The model is anatomically correct and is an accurate depiction(more) of how the body looks at age 70. It can be used for rendering in scenes, rigged and animated, or used for anatomy studies and is worth $80 NB: The model displays full-frontal nudity The model is supplied in ZTL, OBJ and MAX (3ds Max 9 and above) formats. Licensing: Commercial use

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125
Jan
2010
3D Model Collection
DAZ Production Assets: Sea Creatures

(3 files)
This issue, the disc includes three sea creatures including a Bass, a Marlin and an Octopus, together worth(more) almost $35. For: DAZ Studio and Poser Licensing: Commercial use 9 and above) formats. Licensing: Commercial use

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125
Jan
2010
3D Model Collection
TurboSquid Armed Cave Troll

(1 file)
On the disc this issue is a high-resolution fully detailed and textured armed cave troll model worth $149 and(more) created by 3DRivers. The model is provided in 3DS, C4D, MAX and OBJ formats and is from the Fantasy Creatures collection. Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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125
Jan
2010
2D Texture Collection
Bit Brush Texture Collection

(10 files)
This issue's disc includes ten high-resolution, tileable textures complete with bump and specular maps for use(more) in environments. Textures include: bark, barnacles, cloth, ivy, stone, pebble, sand, concrete wall, wooden fence and coral reef. Licensing: Commercial Use

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125
Jan
2010
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(9 files)
On the disc is a selection of nine useful horror related soundscapes for games and other multimedia projects.(more) The files are provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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125
Jan
2010
Texturing - Characters
Gnomon Workshop video clip from 'Character Texturing and Rendering: The Making of Jester, Volume Two'
This disc includes a 19-minute extract from 'Character Texturing and Rendering: The Making of Jester, Volume(more) Two' with Alex Alvarez. Alex explores different looks for the various components, settling on weathered leather, metal, cloth and skin. By layering, colour correcting and painting over photographic textures, Alex arrives at a photoreal result where each component has its own custom colour, bump and specular map. Licensing: Learning use only

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124
Xmas
2009
3D Model Collection
Bluebrain Model Collection

(6 files)
A collection of low-polygon assets from Bluebrain 3D: On the disc this issue are six low-poly, game-ready models(more) from the Vectorium model collection. The folder includes three Humvees and a selection of US soldiers worth almost $600. The models are provided in 3DS, COB, FBX, OBJ, LWO 6, MAX 9, MB 5 and XSI 2 formats. Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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124
Xmas
2009
3D Model Collection
The3DStudio.com Architectural Models

(2 files)
Architectural models from The3DStudio.com: This issue, the disc includes two brand-new architectural models of(more) high-rise buildings from The3Dstudio.com's library, together worth $300. For: 3ds Max 7 or higher Licensing: Commercial use

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124
Xmas
2009
3D Model Collection
Runtime DNA Scavanged Weapon and Technophilia Collection

(16 files)
The Runtime DNA collective offers a massive range of clothing, props, textures and other Poser assets online.(more) On the disc this issue are assets from Technophilia Volume 1: Techno Tentacles and Scavenged: JunkYard Weapons. Both sets of assets have been created by Eric VanDycke (Traveler) and are worth almost $35. For: Poser Licensing: Please read the licensing agreement included in the folder.

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124
Xmas
2009
3D Model Collection
Cornicopia 3D Model Collection

(3 files)
Three 3D assets for Vue from the leading environment content vendor Cornucopia3D: On the disc this issue are three(more) products provided to accompany this issue's 10-Minute Tutorial: a flying boat, a seagull and a bird flock EcoSystem material. For: Various; see magazine for details Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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124
Xmas
2009
2D Texture Collection
TextureSpace Texture Collection

(35 files)
35 high-quality textures from TextureSpace: This issue's disc includes 35 high-resolution (up to 2000x3008),(more) tileable textures in the categories of moss, stones, stucco, trees, wood, windows and doors for use in environments. Licensing: Commercial

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124
Xmas
2009
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(19 files)
On the disc is a selection of 19 useful weather sounds and noises (thunder, rain and wind) for games and other(more) multimedia projects, provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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124
Xmas
2009
Modeling - UV Projections
Gnomon Workshop video clip from 'Advanced UV Layout for Production' with Kevin Hudson
Learn production UV layout techniques with this Gnomon Workshop video clip: This disc includes a 13-minute extract(more) from 'Advanced UV Layout for Production' with Kevin Hudson. Kevin guides the more advanced modeller through the steps of laying out UVs on complicated organic objects, where no single simple projection will work. Kevin provides a clear approach to breaking down objects into pieces that can be laid out and reassembled. Licensing: Learning use only

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124
Xmas
2009
Modeling - Atmospheres and/or Environment Creation
The Sky's the limit
Full supporting files for Chris Ayling's guide to creating a skyboat scene in Vue: This issue, Chris Ayling shows(more) you how to build a fantasy skyboat scene in Vue using assets provided on the disc courtesy of Cornucopia3D. Chris's scene files and video tutorial are on the disc. The original assets can be found in the Resources section of the disc. For: Vue Licensing: Personal use

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123
Dec
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Shade 8 Professional (version #8.5) (Full version)
Shade Professional is a 3D modelling, rendering and animation suite that makes it easy to create striking models(more) with natural 3D curves that are easy to modify, transform and animate. Online registration is required to use this software. Please click Registration for full instructions. instructions.

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123
Dec
2009
3D Model Collection
Sci-fi content from DAZ Productions

(4 files)
Sci-fi content from DAZ Productions: DAZ Productions provides high-quality digital 3D content and software at(more) affordable prices. This issue, the disc includes the models Generic Sci-Fi Corridor, Sci-Fi Crates 'n Containers and The Core, together worth almost $40. For: DAZ Studio and Poser Licensing: Commercial use Licensing: Commercial use

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123
Dec
2009
3D Model Collection
TurboSquid USS Gato submarine

(1 file)
A high-quality model of a USS Gato submarine from TurboSquid: TurboSquid is one of the leading online marketplaces(more) for 3D assets, providing a huge collection of 3D models and textures. On the disc this issue is the high-resolution fully detailed and textured Submarine USS Gato model, created by 3d_molier. The model accompanies this issue's 10-Minute Tutorial. For: Various; see magazine for details Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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123
Dec
2009
3D Model Collection
Vanishing Point Vincent Parker Model

(1 file)
An optimised Poser figure from Vanishing Point created especially for animators: Vanishing Point is a multinational(more) 3D production company, specialising in building, texturing and rigging models, animation, video and film production, corporate design and graphics. Included in the folder is Vincent Parker, an optimised Poser figure created especially for animators. Created in 3ds Max, ZBrush and Poser, the figure is a fresh concept in Poser characters. For: Poser Licensing: Commercial use

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123
Dec
2009
2D Texture Collection
TextureSpace Texture Collection

(15 files)
15 high-quality textures (up to 3008x2000) from TextureSpace: This issue's disc includes 15 high-resolution,(more) tileable textures for use in urban environments (concrete, bricks and industrial). Licensing: Commercial

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123
Dec
2009
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(12 files)
12 audio clips for games and multimedia: On the disc is a selection of 12 useful alien and spaceship sounds and(more) noises for games and other multimedia projects, provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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123
Dec
2009
Texturing
Gnomon Workshop Video Clip from 'Hard Surface Shading and Texturing' with Neil Blevins
Learn shading and texturing techniques with this Gnomon Workshop video clip: This disc includes a 11:42 minute(more) extract from 'Hard Surface Shading and Texturing' with Neil Blevins. In the complete video, Neil introduces his pipeline for shading and texturing hard surface models. This pipeline can be applied to any high-res model, such as models for photoreal effects work, animated feature films, ride films or videogame cinematics. Licensing: Learning use only

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121
Oct
2009
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
DAZ Studio (version #3)
DAZ Studio is a free, feature-rich 3D figure design and 3D animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning(more) digital imagery. This disc includes DAZ Studio 3.0.1 for 32-bit Windows and Mac.

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121
Oct
2009
3D Model Collection
3d02.com Model Collection (version #5)
On this disc are five high-quality models worth $148, including an Air France A380, a beach lifeguard station,(more) two antique chairs and a bath sponge. The models are provided in various formats: please check each folder for details. Licensing: Commercial use

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121
Oct
2009
2D HDRI Collection
3SIX0 Landscape HDR Sample

(1 file)
This disc includes a single HDR of a country road, normally sold for 100 euros. The HDR file is offered for use(more) with this issue's compositing masterclass, but you can also use it in HDR-compatible render engines such as V-Ray, mental ray and Maxwell Render. Licensing: Commercial use

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121
Oct
2009
3D Model Collection
Sci-fi content from DAZ Productions

(3 files)
This issue, the disc includes a Jet Bike, a Wasp Class Space Fighter and an IFD Scorpion, together worth over(more) $76. For: DAZ Studio and Poser Licensing: Commercial use

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121
Oct
2009
3D Model Collection
Flat Pyramid Models

(1 file)
This issue, Flat Pyramid has provided a detailed and textured model of a human brain worth $55. The model accompanies(more) the 10-Minute Tutorial in the magazine. The file is supplied in FBX, MA and OBJ formats. Licensing: Commercial

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121
Oct
2009
2D Texture Collection
Digital Reality Texture Collection

(12 files)
Enjoy this set of 12 textures, provided courtesy of DigitalReality. Textures include a leaf (with alpha matte),(more) brick street, green sofa, handicap sign, ivory tile, stone wall, leather, plaster, shingles, tarnished black vessle, bark and "sporkula" (whatever that is). Most textures come with a bump map, diffuse maps, alpha maps, and many are tileable. All files are provided in JPEG format and range in sizes from 512x512 to 1296x1296. Licensing: Commercial use

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121
Oct
2009
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(25 files)
On the disc is a selection of 25 useful car sounds and noises for games and other multimedia projects, provided(more) in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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121
Oct
2009
Lighting
Gnomon Workshop Video Clip from "Mental Ray Production Practices with Matt Hartle"
This CD includes the six-minute chapter 'Lighting' from the Gnomon Workshop video "Mental Ray Production(more) Practices with Matt Hartle". Licensing: Learning use only

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121
Oct
2009
VFX - Fluid Simulation
Faking Liquid Levels
This issue, Gary Noden uses a Flat Pyramid brain model and a classic B-movie scenario to explain how you can(more) fake water levels in Maya. You can find the final project file and Gary's supporting video tutorial via the link below. The original model can be found in the Resources section of the disc. For: Maya Licensing: Personal use

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120
Sept
2009
3D Landscapes
Terragen (version #2) (Learning E version)
Reviewed in 3D World last issue, Terragen is a versatile terrain-generation package, capable of creating ultra-high-quality(more) digital landscapes. This disc includes the non-commercial edition of Terragen 2 for Windows and Mac OS X. This version is limited to a maximum render size of 800 x 600 pixels, and does not provide the advanced detail and anti-aliasing options of the commercial edition. Licensing: See website for details

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120
Sept
2009
3D Model Collection
Amazing 3D Graphics Model Collection

(5 files)
This issue, Amazing 3D Graphics has provided five quality models: a research vessel, a garbage truck, a house,(more) a pair of work boots and a Sony PDA. The files are supplied in 3DS and OBJ formats. Licensing: Please read the individual licensing agreements included with each model.

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120
Sept
2009
3D Model Collection
ShineFX Character Model

(1 file)
In the folder is a detailed 3D model of a mature woman. The model is anatomically correct and is an accurate(more) depiction of how the body looks at age 80. It can be used for rendering in scenes, rigged and animated, or used for anatomy studies. NB: The model displays full-frontal nudity The model is supplied in ZTl, OBJ and MAX (3ds Max 9 and above) formats. Licensing: Commercial use; please read the license.txt document in the folder

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120
Sept
2009
3D Model Collection
The Girl 4: Base Figure and Clothing Packs

(4 files)
This issue, the disc includes The Girl 4 Base, a V4 bodysuit, a V4 bodysuit for The Girl 4, and DreamWeaver, a(more) conforming clothing set that includes a luxury-style dress and shoes. All assets are provided as installers for both Windows and Mac OS X. For: Poser, DAZ Studio. Licensing: Commercial use

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120
Sept
2009
2D Texture Collection
Absolute Texture Collection

(50 files)
In the folder there are 50 high-quality textures from each of Absolute Textures' two best-selling collections:(more) Landscape Architecture and Cityscape. Most of the textures include an Alpha channel. All files are provided in JPEG format. Licensing: Commercial use and rights-free. Please read the license agreement in the folder for more information.

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