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Issue Media Asset Category Title Vendor/Format OS Description
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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137
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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137
Xmas
2010
Animation - Rigging
Rig and animate a game creature
This issue, Stuart Hogton helps you rig and animate an ogre for games use in 3ds Max 2011. The disc includes(more) scene files and more to help you follow the tutorial. Visit the 3D World website to download videos for further help. For: 3ds Max Licensing: Personal use

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137
Xmas
2010
Animation - Dynamics (Hard Body)
Discover rigid body dynamics in Houdini 11 with Robert Magee
This issue, Robert Magee helps you improve your Houdini simulation skills with a look at rigid body dynamics.(more) The disc includes the scene files and videos you need to follow his tutorial. Visit the 3D World website for a bonus video with Robert's rendering advice. For: Houdini 11 Licensing: Personal use

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137
Xmas
2010
3D Lighting
Lighting Basics: Part 1 - Type of Lights
In a new series of video tutorials starting this issue, Michael McCarthy will show you the fundamentals of(more) lighting 3D scenes and achieving the best results. The disc includes his first video, looking at basic light types, and scene files for further study. For: 3ds Max; various Licensing: Personal use

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137
Xmas
2010
Animation - Rigging
Rig an IK/FK leg
In this issue's Script Doctor, Malcolm Thomas-Gustave shares his Maya script to aid character rigging. The(more) disc includes the script itself, plus an annotated version and sample scene files for study. For: Maya Licensing: Personal use

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137
Xmas
2010
3D Lighting
Project Runway
Lightwave
Sean Joseph uses simple but effective techniques to light a plane model in Lightwave 3D for compositing against(more) a photo background.

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137
Xmas
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
How do I create a pile of rocks?
137
Xmas
2010
Rendering - Non photorealistic
How can I make models that look hand drawn?
137
Xmas
2010
VFX - Cloth Simulation
How can I animate streamers on a pinata that follow the pinata as it sways to and fro?
137
Xmas
2010
Animation - 2D Layers in 3D Space
How do I set up a realistic lens flare in 3D space?
137
Xmas
2010
Modeling - Procedural or Script Generated
How can I turbulise the position of a Locater with ICE kinematics?
137
Xmas
2010
Animation - Basics
How do I make a cube roll on its edges in Blender?
137
Xmas
2010
VFX - Fluid Simulation
How can I create a realistic animation of a nuclear explosion in Maya?
137
Xmas
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
How do I create vines using a particle streams?
137
Xmas
2010
3D Painting
Mari (version #1)
This production-tested texture-painting application is both powerful and elegant, says Weta Workshop's Scott Spencer.
137
Xmas
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Cinema 4D (version #12)
Anders Kjellberg takes a closer look at Maxon's update to its acclaimed 3D package and discovers both impressive(more) features and a bad marketing decision.

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137
Xmas
2010
3D Motion Tracking
PFMatchit (version #1)
Can The Pixel Farm's latest entry-level matchmoving software hold its own against the already established elite(more) of trackiing solutions, asks Mike Thompson.

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137
Xmas
2010
Renderer - External Plugin or Application
MachStudio Pro (version #2)
Seamless interoperability with RenderMan and mental ray, as well as its own real-time engine. Is MachStudio Pro(more) 2 the future of rendering, asks Andy Moorer?

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137
Xmas
2010
Modeling - Atmospheres and/or Environment Creation
Create realistic spacecraft scenes
Digital artist Rory McLeish gives us his expert tips for creating great-looking spacecraft and backgrounds
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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136
Dec
2010
Workflow and Efficiency
Get the most out of Lightwave 3D
Lightwave
This issue, four seasoned LightWave 3D artists offer a selection of tips and techniques to help you improve(more) your workflow and results. The disc includes sample scene files, video tutorials and the plug-in set db&w tools, provided courtesy of db&w. For: LightWave 3D Licensing: Personal use

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136
Dec
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
Xfrog for Cinema 4D tips and tricks
Follow this issue's tips to get to grips with Xfrog for Cinema 4D: This issue, Xfrog's Jan Walter Schliep shares(more) his tips and techniques for getting more out of Xfrog for Cinema 4D. This section provides a selection of sample scene files For: Cinema 4D Licensing: Personal use

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136
Dec
2010
Modeling - Character
Master character creation in Maya
Scene files for this issue's epic character modelling masterclass: This issue, Reinaldo Figueroa offers an extensive(more) workshop on modelling animation-ready characters in Maya. The disc includes all sample scene files and concept art to help you, while the 3D World website has all video tutorials for you to download. For: Maya Licensing: Personal use

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136
Dec
2010
Animation - Character
Animation Shortcuts
A sample movie based on the techniques from our animation tips: In this issue's animation feature, Kenny Roy(more) offers a selection of tips to help you improve your craft. The disc includes a sample movie from AnimationMentor showing some of the techniques first-hand. Requires: QuickTime 7 Licensing: Personal use

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136
Dec
2010
VFX - Compositing
And in the end&
Part 6: In a series of tutorials, Andy Davenport is taking you through the fundamentals of render passes. The(more) disc includes his final video tutorial, where he discusses comping the render passes together, along with sample render passes. For: After Effects Licensing: Personal use

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136
Dec
2010
VFX - Fluid Simulation
Simulate water
Realflow
Get high-quality results in less time as Brian Looney creates stills and animations to show how the new toolsets(more) in Realflow 5 can slice into your simulation times

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136
Dec
2010
Animation - Rigging
Happy feet
Lionhead Studio's Mike Malinowski introduces his PoseBalls script for adding pivot points on any control in any(more) rig in an entirely non-destructive way.

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136
Dec
2010
Modeling - Cloth, fabrics and/or clothing
How can I make my conforming clothes look more realistic in my renders?
136
Dec
2010
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
Is there a way to add only a bump to an already textured model and have it affect all of the textures?
136
Dec
2010
Animation - Particles
How can I use particle sprites with ICE?
136
Dec
2010
Rendering - Non photorealistic
How can I make my render look like a vintage photo?
136
Dec
2010
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
How can make simple models look like clay?
136
Dec
2010
VFX - Fire, Flames and Explosions
How can I simulate a heat haze effect?
136
Dec
2010
Rendering - Non photorealistic
How can draw line art in 3D space?
Lightwave
136
Dec
2010
Animation - Particles
How can I create particles with the same mapping and material as their emitter?
136
Dec
2010
VFX - Fire, Flames and Explosions
Futuristic firepower
This issue, Ray Phelps shows you how to create a convincing and flexible sci-fi gun flare in Poser, with the(more) help of an asset from his own Dark Edge Design. This section includes scene files and Ray's video tutorial. The Resources section includes the complete asset. For: Poser Licensing: Personal use

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136
Dec
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Houdini 11 Master (version #11)
Side Effects' latest ujpdate has a clear focus on productivity: Jacob Clark picks his way through its expanded(more) feature list.

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136
Dec
2010
Plugin
Phoenix FD
Allan McKay finds Chaos Group's powerful new fluids technology for creating realistic fire, smoke and explosions(more) rivals current standards used in the visual effects industry.

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136
Dec
2010
Motion Capture - Recorder
iPi Desktop Motion Capture Studio
With its affordable approach to motion capture, Graig Crane asks if iPi Soft's new markerless solution can revolutionise(more) the industry.

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136
Dec
2010
Hardware - Computer
Armari Magnetar F4e-K0
Water cooling helps Armari create a 4GHz workstation, ably abetted by Nvidia's storming Quadro 4000 graphics,(more) says James Morris.

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135
Nov
2010
3D Landscapes
Bryce 3D (version #6.3) (Full version)
A full version of DAZ Productions' popular 3D landscape package: Using this version, users can combine imported(more) animations with Bryce 6 scenes to create seamless environments that can be populated with human figures, animals and other characters. Platform: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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135
Nov
2010
Animation - Motion Capture Data
Credo's MegaMoCap Files V2

(47 files)
This issue's disc includes a selection of assets from Credo's Mega Mocap V2, Lifeforms and DanceForms 2.0 collections(more) of motion capture files. For: Software capable of handling BVH and 3DS files Licensing: Commercial

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135
Nov
2010
Animation - Motion Capture Data
Eclipse Studios Assets
A collection of motion capture assets from Eclipse Studios: On the disc is a collection of 3ds Max Biped mocap(more) clips, as well as Poser and DAZ motion capture, 3D models and Poser props. For: Various Licensing: Commercial use

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135
Nov
2010
2D Texture Collection
Evermotion texture collection: Textures4ever Volume 4

(200 files)
On the disc is the complete Evermotion texture collection Textures4ever Volume 4. The collection includes 200(more) professional, highly detailed textures for clothes, with bump and specular maps. Licensing: Commercial use

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135
Nov
2010
3D Model Collection
Intero's furniture collection

(17 files)
On the disc are 17 models from Intero's furniture collection, including models that are exclusive to 3D World(more) readers. The folder includes a selection of chairs, tables, light fixtures and sofas. The models are fully textured. For: Various packages Licensing: Commercial use

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135
Nov
2010
3D Model Collection
triplegangers Xerxes Character Model

(1 file)
This issue's disc includes Xerxes, a brand-new and realistic character model from triplegangers with four morph(more) expressions: Base, Eyesclosed, Roar and Smile. The model is provided in LWO and LWS formats. For: LightWave 3D Licensing: Commercial use

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135
Nov
2010
Animation - Motion Capture Data
Mixamo Motions

(2 files)
The disc includes two realistic and intricate dance motions, one ballet and one hip hop. For: Any software with(more) FBX support Licensing: Commercial use

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135
Nov
2010
Animation - Motion Capture Data
The Motion Capture Club
Motion capture assets from The Motion Capture Club: The disc includes a selection of different motions in a(more) variety of formats. Collections include: Circus Package, Dog Package, Game Package, plus many more. For: Various Licensing: Learning use

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135
Nov
2010
Animation - Motion Capture Data
NaturalPoint Capoeira dancer Motion Capture File

(1 file)
The disc includes a Capoeira dancer, captured with ARENA motion capture software and V100:R2 high-speed cameras.(more) For: Any software with FBX support Licensing: Commercial use

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135
Nov
2010
Animation - Motion Capture Data
PoserMocap.com Motion Capture Data

(10 files)
Ready-to-use assets from PoserMocap.com: The disc includes a two-person Back of Head Slap animation, as well(more) as single-character sci-fi poses such as characters reacting to a bridge hit, using a communicator in a shootout and more. Each pose is a PZ2 file that can be applied to M4 with a click. No props are provided in this sampler pack. For: Poser, DAZ Studio Licensing: Commercial use

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135
Nov
2010
3D Model Collection
Renderosity Models

(4 files)
The disc includes four Poser assets: Assassin for M4, Rosalie Hair, Steampunk Burlesque and Toon Suit. For:(more) Poser, DAZ 3D Licensing: Commercial use

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135
Nov
2010
Animation - Motion Capture Data
Vicon Motion Capture Data

(32 files)
Motion capture data from Vicon: The disc includes a selection of motion capture files for action, dancing, running,(more) sport, walking and general moves. For: Any software with FBX support Licensing: Commercial use

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135
Nov
2010
3D Model Collection
TurboSqud sterlet fish model

(1 file)
3DS, LWO, MAX, MAYA, VUE, XSI, OBJ
A quality model of a sterlet: On the disc this issue is a high-quality model of a sterlet. The model is available(more) in 3DS, LWO, MAX, MAYA, VUE, XSI and OBJ formats. The model accompanies this issue's 10-Minute Tutorial. For: Various; see magazine for details Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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135
Nov
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 (airfield, bus station, dog yelp,(more) sheep bleat, balloon squeak, plastic bottle movement, cupboard door open, curtain pull, teleophone booth door close, telephone receiver down, scissors cut, helicopter idle, electric train, rifle gunshot, machine gunfire, shallow pour) . The files are provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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135
Nov
2010
Color Theory
Gnomon Tutorial Excerpt: Color Theory - The Mechanics of Color Applied and Theoretical Color with Richard Keyes.
Discover low-poly modelling in this 14-minute video excerpt: This disc includes a 14-minute extract from Color(more) Theory: The Mechanics of Color Applied and Theoretical Color with Richard Keyes. Chapter 1: Defining the Concept of Color is included. In the complete DVD, Richard explains various methods people in history have used to systemise colour. These systems include the additive and subtractive colour wheels, which are addressed as metaphorical maps of colour. Licensing: Learning use only

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135
Nov
2010
Workflow and Efficiency
Get the most out of 3DS Max

(3 files)
The disc includes three scripts mentioned in the tips: Sam O'Hare's Architectural Selection Tools, Bertrand(more) Benoit's Floor Generator and Ken Turner's KeyBiped. For: 3ds Max Licensing: Personal use

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135
Nov
2010
Animation - Particles
Create a disintegration VFX Shot
This issue, Ola Madsen uses Softimage to construct a VFX shot of an object turning to dust. The disc includes(more) a screen-capture video showing the full workflow, as well as a sample animation, scene files and screenshots. For: Softimage 2011 Licensing: Personal use

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135
Nov
2010
Workflow and Efficiency
Get the most out of 3DS Max
Four seasoned 3ds Max artists share their tips and techniques to help you get more out of the software
135
Nov
2010
3D Visualization - Architectural
Add a Human Touch
Enhance you arch-viz renders as Dimitar Rashkov reveals 10 ways to add another dimension to your CG
135
Nov
2010
VFX - Compositing
Going Deeper
Part 5: Andy Davenport's series on rendering basics continues with an in-depth look at two types of pass that(more) take your image away from a CG and twoards reality.

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135
Nov
2010
Modeling - Character
Sculpt Characters and clothing
Ryan Kingslien explores sculpting anatomy and clothing in ZBrush, including a look at the new tools in ZBrush(more) 4. The disc includes four hours of video tutorials as Ryan goes in-depth on the topic. You can also study his work with scene files and screenshots. For: ZBrush 3.5 Licensing: Personal use

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135
Nov
2010
Modeling - Character
Sculpt Characters and clothing
Ryan Kingslien explores sculpting anatomy and clothing in ZBrush, including a look at the new tools in ZBrush(more) 4. For: ZBrush 3.5 Licensing: Personal use

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135
Nov
2010
Animation - Scripting
In-Between Days
Firat Enderoglu's script for automating animation in Maya: This issue, Firat Enderoglu offers a Maya script(more) to help you create in-between frames of animated characters, quickly and easily. For: Maya Licensing: Personal use

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135
Nov
2010
Animation - Scripting
In-Between Days
Firat Enderoglu's script for automating animation in Maya: This issue, Firat Enderoglu offers a Maya script(more) to help you create in-between frames of animated characters, quickly and easily. The disc includes the installable script with instructions, an annotated version for study and a video showing how to use the script. For: Maya Licensing: Personal use

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135
Nov
2010
VFX - Compositing
Big Fish, little Fish
Using an asset from TurboSquid on the DVD, Jamie Gwilliam explores the built-in compositor in 3DS Max 2011, along(more) with other time-saving features and workflows

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135
Nov
2010
VFX - Compositing
Is there an effective alternative to 3D particles for creating smoke?
135
Nov
2010
Rendering - Network
How can remove flickering in my GI when I render over a network?
135
Nov
2010
Animation - Motion Paths
How do I create a light cycle effect, where the light trail is created behind the bike?
135
Nov
2010
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
How do I make more realistic specular highlights on shiny surfaces?
Lightwave
135
Nov
2010
VFX - Compositing
How can I simulate the effect of poor digital reception on a monitor or TV?
135
Nov
2010
Animation - Constraints
How do I use a relation constraint to control object parenting?
135
Nov
2010
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
How can I texture a model to look worn along its edges, but not use bitmaps?
135
Nov
2010
Modeling - Character
How can I make a cool medical mannequin?
135
Nov
2010
3D Modeling and Sculpting
Z-Brush 4.0

(4 files)
Scott Spencer puts the leading digital sculpting application's improved features and new functionality through(more) their paces.

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135
Nov
2010
3D Landscapes
Bryce 7 Pro

(7 files)
One of the oldest landscaping programs around, Bryce 7 Pro's new functionality works hard to show us it's still(more) got what it takes, says Cirstyn Bech-Yagher

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135
Nov
2010
Plugin
CameraTracker
Taking match-moving technology from Nuke and adding it to After Effects works so well that Adobe should just buy(more) this AE plug-in, says Steve Jarrett

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135
Nov
2010
Plugin
Filter Forge 2.0

(2 files)
A host of new features manages to shift Filter Forge version 2.0 from "nice" to "essential"(more) says Cirstyn Bech-Yagher

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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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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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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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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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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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134
Oct
2010
Modeling - Game Asset Development
Control a game character
This issue, Okan Arikan shows you how to create a controllable game character using a combination of stock assets(more) and dedicated software. The disc includes the scene files. Click the download link for video tutorials. For: Animeeple, Quidam and Unity Licensing: Personal use

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134
Oct
2010
2D HDRI Creation, Management and/or Editing
10 Techniques for perfect HDR images
Computer graphics pioneer, Paul Debevec shares his methods for capturing HDR reference of the highest quality.
134
Oct
2010
VFX - Compositing
Comp a fairy forest scene
Get to grips with compositing backplates and solving greenscreen issues as Melania Fodritto creates a magical(more) woodland sequence.

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Oct
2010
Animation - Motion Graphics
Create a 3D title sequence.
Use 3D geometry and shaders as the basis for a composited video as Gary Noden presents a Maya/Photosop Extended/After(more) Effects pipeline.

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134
Oct
2010
VFX - Compositing
Be Selective
Part 4: Improve your output as Andy Davenport takes you through the basics of render passes. In this issue, it's(more) the turn of matte passes, including object ID and material ID passes.

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134
Oct
2010
Lighting - HDRI
Let there be light
3D Buzz's Steve Twist introduces his Python script on the 3D World website for generating a lighting rig in Houdini(more) from an HDR environment map.

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134
Oct
2010
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
Vintage Tech
Using a birchwood texture from Arroway, Cirstyn Bech-Yagher shows how to modify and apply a map as an aged and(more) grungy surface for a steampunk-style thumb drive.

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134
Oct
2010
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
How can I create backdrop planets?
Gimp
134
Oct
2010
Animation - 2D Layers in 3D Space
How can I recreate the look of a "captured moment" commercial?
134
Oct
2010
Modeling - UV Projections
How can I properly align UV's on a water slide?
134
Oct
2010
VFX - Fire, Flames and Explosions
How can I easily create debris from an explosion?
Lightwave
134
Oct
2010
Animation - Particles
How can I create a Transformers-style text effect?
134
Oct
2010
3D Modeling from Images
How can I make usable geometry out of existing 2D images?
134
Oct
2010
VFX - Compositing
How do I make Fusion interpolate a smooth gradient?
134
Oct
2010
Animation - Deformations
How can I set up a squash 'n' stretch rig for a ball?
134
Oct
2010
3D Modeling
City Engine (version #2010)
With a host of user-friendly features and a great price tag, Steve Jarratt says this is a one-trick pony you can(more) afford to have around.

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134
Oct
2010
3D Modeling and Sculpting
Acropora (version #1)
The new kid on the voxel-modeling block nicely fills the niche between the free and high-end tools, says Cirstyn(more) Bech-Yagher.

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134
Oct
2010
Hardware - Computer
Scan 3XS 3D Modeling Workstation
An overclocked Intel Core i7 CPU and powerful ATI graphics make for a heady combination concludes James Morris.
134
Oct
2010
Plugin
X-Frog for Maya (version #5)
If realistic 3D organic modeling is vital to your work, then this latest release adds some invaluable tools, says(more) Chris Carignan.

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134
Oct
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
Power tips for X-Frog Users
Get more out of the vegetation-generation app on your disc with Jan Walter Schliep's tips for smarter, more reliable(more) workflow.

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133
Sept
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
Vue 8.5 PLE (version #8.5) (Learning E version)
Vue Infinite and Vue xStream offer CG professionals the premiere solution for creating exceptionally rich and(more) realistic digital nature environments with seamless integration into any production workflow. While Vue Infinite is a standalone application, Vue xStream operates seamlessly inside of 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave 3D, Cinema 4D and Softimage. The disc includes a special magazine covermount version of Vue 8.5 PLE. For: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: PLE licensing

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Sept
2010
Modeling - Object Import and Export
Reference Image (version #1.5) (Learning E version)
Reference Image is simple but clever software that allows users to keep their reference images on screen at(more) all times, enabling an unhampered workflow. Reference Image 1.5 allows repositioning, scaling, zooming, panning, and horizontal and vertical flipping, as well as rotation using context sensitive hotkeys that are fully customisable. The disc includes a trial version of Reference Image 1.5. For: Windows Licensing: Commercial use

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133
Sept
2010
3D Model Collection
Intero Visual Models: Furniture Collection

(10 files)
Ten architectural 3D models: The Intero Visuals collection of architectural 3D models is carefully created with(more) great attention to detail, and provided textured and ready to use. On the disc are ten models from Intero's furniture collection, including four models that are exclusive to 3D World readers. The folder includes a chair, two tables, a bed, a cooker, a sofa, a set of jars, a light fixture and two cabinets. The models are fully textured. For: Various packages Licensing: Commercial use

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Sept
2010
3D Model Collection
Falling Pixel Building Model

(1 file)
On the disc is a high-detail building model that includes V-Ray materials. The model accompanies this issue's(more) 10-Minute Tutorial. For: 3ds Max Licensing: Commercial use

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133
Sept
2010
3D Model Collection
TuboSquid Toy Model Collection

(4 files)
On the disc this issue are four high-resolution fully detailed and textured models of toys created by JoseVK(more) and joshuab_1970. The models are provided in MAX, 3DS and OBJ formats; some include V-Ray files. For: Various; see magazine for details Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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Sept
2010
3D Model Collection
Runtime DNA Toon-Bot Model

(2 files)
Robot figures plus poses and textures for Poser : On the disc this issue are two ToonBot assets for Poser and(more) DAZ Studio. ToonBot Stumpy and ToonBot Tank were created for Runtime DNA by Mark 'tate' Holmes. For: Poser and DAZ Studio Licensing: Please read the licensing agreement included in the folder

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Sept
2010
Animation - Motion Capture Data
Mixamo Motions

(5 files)
Animation assets from Mixamo: The disc includes five FBX files: a cat walk, a dog trot, an idle horse, a soccer(more) header and a soccer pass. For: Any software with FBX support Licensing: Commercial use

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133
Sept
2010
2D Texture Collection
Evermotion Texture Collection: Textures4ever Volume 6

(137 files)
137 tileable textures including 72 reference images: On the disc is the complete Evermotion texture collection(more) 'Textures4ever Volume 6'. The collection includes 137 professional, highly detailed textures of metal surfaces, complete with bump maps and reflection maps, and 72 high-resolution reference images. Licensing: Commercial use

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Sept
2010
Audio Editor and/or Collection
SoundScalpel Sound FX

(21 files)
21 audio clips for use in animation: On the disc is a selection of 21 useful sound effects of toys to use in(more) animations. The files are provided in WAV format. Licensing: Commercial use

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133
Sept
2010
2D HDRI Collection
Hyperfocal Design Sky VHRDI

(1 file)
A VHDRI sky for use in this issue's 10-Minute Tutorial: This issue's disc includes a VHDRI sky from Hyperfocal(more) Design's collection 'VHDRI Skies'. The VHDRI file accompanies this issue's 10-Minute Tutorial. For: Any software with HDR support Licensing: Licensed for commercial use

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Sept
2010
3D Related Magazine
The Artists Guide Malaysia
On the disc this issue is an e-zine version of 'The Artist's Guide to Malaysia' as featured on the 3D World(more) website. For: Any current web browser, Flash Player 10 Licensing: Learning use only

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133
Sept
2010
Stereoscopic 3D
Gnomon Workshop in S-3D Stereo
Maya, Lightwave
This disc includes a 13-minute extract from Stereoscopic Camera Fundamentals: Maya and LightWave Setup with(more) Aristomenis Tsirbas. An extract from Chapter 5: Stereo Camera Basics and Maya is included. In the complete DVD, Aristomenis reveals the essentials for creating properly animated stereoscopic imagery. Viewers are guided through a comprehensive overview of all the major principles of stereo filmmaking. Licensing: Learning use only

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Sept
2010
Animation - Rigging
3D Buzz Maya Video - Mastering Maya: Developing Modular Rigging Systems with Python
This disc includes almost six hours' worth of video training from 3D Buzz's DVD 'Mastering Maya: Developing(more) Modular Rigging Systems with Python'. In the complete DVD, viewers are guided through the entire process of creating a robust rigging toolset for the non-destructive application of powerful animation rigs. Licensing: Learning use only

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Sept
2010
Animation - Rigging
Rig a cartoon character in Maya
This issue, Malcolm Thomas-Gustave shows you how to rig a cartoon character. The scene files you need are on(more) this disc, along with Malcolm's video tutorial showing the entire workflow. For: Maya 2009 Licensing: Personal use

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Sept
2010
3D Lighting
Light a sci-fi scene in Carrara
Use your free version of Carrara 7 Pro to light this sci-fi scene: This issue, Mark Bremmer introduces you to(more) the full version of Carrara 7 Pro on the disc as he adds light effects to an interior scene. The disc includes scene files and Mark's video tutorial. For: Carrara 7 Pro Licensing: Personal use

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Sept
2010
Animation - Character
10 steps to better walk cycles
This issue, Andrew Gordon offers 10 tips for perfecting your walk cycle for character animation. The disc includes(more) sample walk cycle clips: the three winning entries from the 2010 Walk Challenge at the Spline Doctors blog. For: QuickTime or VLC Licensing: Personal use

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Sept
2010
3D Model Collection
3d02.com Ferrari Model
A shiny Ferrari from 3d02.com for our series on rendering workflow: Please note that this asset does not include(more) a commercial licence.

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Sept
2010
VFX - Compositing
Passage of Light
Part 3: Andy Davenport is taking you through the fundamentals of render passes. The series uses a Ferrari California(more) car model, courtesy of 3d02.com. The disc also includes render pass files, scene files and Andy's video tutorial. For: Any 3D package with OBJ support Licensing: Personal use

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133
Sept
2010
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
Enhance your texturing workflow
modo
This issue, Fredrik Stenson shares his script for applying multiple custom textures in modo. You can find the(more) script on this disc, along with an annotated version for study and a scene file to try the script on. For: modo 401 Licensing: Personal use

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Sept
2010
Prototype Development
Effective concept prototyping tips
Rory McLeish shares his techniques for generating outstanding creature and vehicle designs for production.
133
Sept
2010
3D Lighting
In the mood
This issue, James Hindley uses assets from Falling Pixel and Hyperfocal Design to add mood to an architectural(more) render in his tutorial. The disc includes the video plus scene files. See the Resources section for the commercial assets. For: 3ds Max Licensing: Personal use

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Sept
2010
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
How can I make gradient transparencies?
133
Sept
2010
Animation - Constraints
How can I distribute objects along surface normals without MoGraph?
133
Sept
2010
2D Texture Creation and/or Editing
How can I use Gimp to re-texture game models?
Gimp
133
Sept
2010
VFX - Fluid Simulation
How can I make high viscous fluids like honey in Realflow?
Realflow
133
Sept
2010
Animation - Particles
How can I make dimples appear as particles collide with a surface?
133
Sept
2010
2D Texture Creation and/or Editing
How do I make a tileable pattern?
133
Sept
2010
Animation - Constraints
How can I control bone rotations with a Locator?
133
Sept
2010
Animation - Textures/Materials/Shaders
How can I create a sequence of flashing lights?
Lightwave
133
Sept
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Carrara Pro (version #7) (Full version)
The full version of DAZ Productions' popular 3D package: Carrara 7 Pro offers a complete 3D graphic development(more) environment in one package, enabling you to create a scene, model objects that populate it, and create environmental effects. You can then animate the results and render the resulting scene, using one application. Carrara can also be an invaluable tool for interactive multimedia, and supports popular 3D and 2D formats. Platform: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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Sept
2010
Plugin
Mimic Pro (Full version)
The full version of DAZ Productions' Mimic Pro plug-in for Carrara: Mimic Pro for Carrara is a plug-in that(more) provides the ability to add facial animation to your Carrara characters. Mimic Pro for Carrara has an intuitive, customisable interface, along with enhanced features that cut production time. Platform: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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Sept
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Carrara Pro (version #8) (Demo version)
A trial version of DAZ Productions' popular 3D package: Carrara 8 Pro offers a complete 3D graphic development(more) environment in one package, enabling you to create a scene, model objects that populate it, and create environmental effects. You can then animate the results and render the resulting scene, using one application. Carrara can also be an invaluable tool for interactive multimedia, and supports popular 3D and 2D formats. Platform: Windows and Mac OS X Licensing: Commercial use

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133
Sept
2010
Shader
DigitalPainters Shaders Vol II for Carrara
This disc includes the DigitalPainters Shaders Vol II collection for Carrara. It includes 176 procedural shaders(more) for Carrara 7 that bring stunning realism to your Carrara scenes. These shaders support sub-surface scattering, transparency absorption, fresnel, refraction, and much more. For: Carrara 7 Licensing: Commercial use

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Sept
2010
General - 3D
Infinite Skills 'Learning Carrara 7' Training DVD
Learn Carrara 7 with an hour and a half's worth of video training: This disc includes almost an hour and a half's(more) worth of video training from the 'Learning Carrara 7' Training DVD. The first three chapters from the DVD are included. Licensing: Learning use only

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Sept
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Maya (version #2011)
This year's update sees performance and workflow boosts, and a focus on the app's traditional strengths, reveals(more) Peter Duncan.

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Sept
2010
3D Modeling
Curvy 3D (version #2)
The 3D sculpting program for artists who like to draw, sketch and paint adds some exciting new features, says(more) Scott Spencer.

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133
Sept
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
3D Studio Max (version #2011)
While the latest release of 3D Studio Max adds significant improvements, Neil Roberts wonders if they are worth(more) the price.

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Sept
2010
Hardware - Computer
Workstation Specialists WSX-6
James Morris discovers this powerful modeling workstation takes full advantage of Intel's Core i7 processor technology.
133
Sept
2010
Renderer - Rendering and/or visualization application
KeyShot (version #2)
Now competing against similar apps, Mark Pritchard asks if Keyshot 2.0 can maintain the lead set by its predecessor,(more) Hypershot.

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Sept
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Softimage (version #2011)
Support for ICE kinematics has finally been addressed in this latest update and is bound to make huge difference(more) to how you go about rigging in the future, says Ola Madsen

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133
Sept
2010
Fluid simulation
Realflow (version #5)
With the introduction of a host of new features, is Realflow 5 evolving into the tool that answers the hopes of(more) users and the aspirations of creatives? Wayne England takes a closer look.

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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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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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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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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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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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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
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
Texture a sci-fi environment
This issue, Richard Tilbury takes you through textures and materials in 3ds Max. The scene files you need are(more) on the disc. For: 3ds Max 2010 Licensing: Personal use

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132
Aug
2010
Animation - Character
Master the Illusion of movement in Maya
This issue, Seth Gollub shows you how to animate a character interacting with his environment in Maya.
132
Aug
2010
Modeling - Character
Create a Concept Creature Sculpt
In the second of his two-part workshop, Gio Nakpil concludes his detailed look at creature sculpting, using(more) modo, Mudbox, ZBrush and Photoshop. The disc includes the full-size screenshots provided with this tutorial. For: modo, Mudbox, ZBrush, Photoshop Licensing: Personal use

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Aug
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
Long ago, far away
Create a prehistoric scene using the Vue assets on this disc: This issue, Ami Chopine offers a video showing(more) you how to assemble and animate a prehistoric landscape in Vue. The disc includes the video plus scene files. See the Resources section for the assets from Cornucopia3D. For: Vue 8 Licensing: Personal use

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Aug
2010
VFX - Compositing
Light and Shade
In a series of tutorials, Andy Davenport is taking you through the fundamentals of render passes. The series(more) uses a Ferrari California car model, courtesy of 3d02.com. The disc also includes render pass files, scene files and Andy's video tutorial. For: Any 3D package with OBJ support Licensing: Personal use

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132
Aug
2010
Modeling - Procedural or Script Generated
Sum of its Parts
The complete annotated script for this issue's Script Doctor: This issue, Panayot Karabakalov shares his script(more) for separating models into individual parts in 3ds Max. You can find the script on this disc, along with an annotated version for study and project files to try the script on, including a plant model from Xfrog. Please note that this does not include a commercial licence. For: 3ds Max Licensing: Personal use

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132
Aug
2010
Stereoscopic 3D
Stereoscopic 3D game design tips
Blitz Games Studio's Andrew Oliver and Aaron Allport share their expert stereoscopic 3D console gaming techniques
132
Aug
2010
Rendering - Multi-Pass Rendering
How can I render floor reflections separately from their source object?
132
Aug
2010
Workflow and Efficiency
How do I reduce memory overhead while using figures?
132
Aug
2010
2D Animation
How can I create a lava lamp effect?
132
Aug
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
How can I scatte rocks over a piece of rugged terrain?
132
Aug
2010
Animation - Dynamics (Soft Body)
What's the best way to animate a wobbling jelly?
132
Aug
2010
Workflow and Efficiency
How can I make a simple adjustment to several files at the same time?
132
Aug
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
How do I use the Sandbox tools?
132
Aug
2010
Animation - Constraints
How can make a pen follow handwriting?
132
Aug
2010
3D Modeling
Mudbox 2011 (version #2011)
With an unrivalled 3D paint system, intuitive posing tools, and new vector displacement, this release impresses(more) Mike de la Flor

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132
Aug
2010
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
Photoshop Extended CS5 (version #CS5)
As Photoshop advances into 3D, Lance Evans sees a growing spot for it in production pipelines.
132
Aug
2010
Video Editor and/or Compositor
After Effects CS5 (version #CS5)
Motion graphics and visual effects just got faster and easier, but Christopher Kenworthy suggests this upgrade(more) lacks real impact.

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Aug
2010
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Carrara Pro (version #8)
Carrara has a lengthy development pedigree and a devoted userbase, but will this release keep the diehard application(more) alive? Mike de la Flor explores the ups and downs of its new features.

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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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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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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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