All posts for the day June 4th, 2011

3D World
English | HQ PDF | 116 pages | 73.32 MB
3D World the best-selling international magazine for 3D artists

3D World is the best-selling international magazine for 3D artists, covering the fields of animation, VFX, games, illustration and architecture. Each issue provides analysis of latest trends in the market, artistic and technical advice, impartial product reviews, and exclusive behind-the-scenes articles on the making of key projects in this fast-paced industry. For those wanting to improve their technical skills, the magazine provides tutorials, tips and step-by-step guides covering every major 3D software package, from freeware to professional applications such as 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, LightWave 3D and Softimage.


Luxology Modo 501.42548 ServicePack 3 | 335MB
modo delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and accelerated package for the Mac and PC. And now, modo is a true end-to-end solution that includes true 3D sculpting tools, animation and network rendering! More than just features, modo is a truly elegant integration of technology, raw horsepower and refined workflow. modo is the unique, artist-friendly 3D software that combines modeling, painting, animation and rendering in a fused workflow for designers and artists working in the areas of industrial design, architectural visualization, package design, game development, film and broadcast, education and scientific studies. When you buy modo, you can use it on both the PC and Mac as we license the software to you, not your computer.

Main features:
– Polygon/Subdivision Surface Modeler
– Precision construct geometry
– Two kinds of sculpting tools are provided in modo: mesh-based and image-based
– World-Class UV Editing
– Powerful, flexible painting system works in 2D and in 3D
– Fast rendering
– Instance and replicator rendering to trillion polygon detail
– Powerfull animation features
– Powerfull sculpting features


SHIVA V1.9.0.1 Advanced + Device Development Tools

ShiVa3D is the developers? tool of choice for easily creating amazing 3D real-time applications and games for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iPhone, Android, Palm, Wii and the iPad. ShiVa is a powerful multi-platform 3D game engine, WYSIWYG 3D Editor and MMO Server

ShiVa3D Editor
The Editor is a WYSIWYG software for designing games and applications.
Create particle effects, trails, animation; design HUDs, materials, terrains, ocean, script AIs in LUA and assign sounds with ease.

ShiVa3D Game Engine
The ShiVa3D engine is a true multi-platform 3D game engine, which handles advanced shading systems, physics engine , HUD rendering and the sound library.
The engine will is extendable with ssl-securized plug-ins like PhysX, Fmod, ARToolkit and so on.

ShiVa3D Authoring Tool
This free single tool compiles projects generated by ShiVa Editor into executable applications for all the supported devices : Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, WebOS, Airplay SDK and Wii.

ShiVa3D Server
ShiVa Server is the perfect solution for multi-user applications.
With users per server ranging from two into the thousands, ShiVa Server makes it easy to create MMOs with VOIP

Compatible 3d dcc software:
ShiVa is compatible with 3ds Max, Maya, XSI, Lightwave and Cinema4D, Blender, Modo, Sketchup, Truespace, Houdini, Revit, Inventor and more.

Compatible 3d data :
Textured meshes, multiple UV sets, object and bone animations, vertex colour, lights and cameras.

Archive Contents :
Shiva 3D Engine Advanced (Patch included)
Device Development Tools
Tools For 3DS Max
Various code samples







3DTotal Tutorial Collection Pack
| PDF | +Project Files |6.87 Gb – Zip – 2.75 Gb

1. 3D Total ? Introduction To V-Ray ? 3DSMax + V-Ray
2. 3D Total 3D Environment Lighting ? Cinema4D
3. 3D Total Beginner?s Guide to Digital Painting
4. 3D Total Custom Brushes V1
5. 3D Total GW Matcaps ZBrush Shaders ? Collection 1
6. 3D Total Hair & Face Painting
7. 3D Total Introduction to V-Ray ? 3DSMax-V-Ray
8. 3D Total Joan of Arc ? Maya
9. 3D Total Lighting La Salle Cinema 4D + Mental Ray
10. 3D Total Lighting La Salle Maya + Mental Ray
11. 3D Total Matte Painting
12. 3D Total Next gen Character 3ds max ebook
13. 3D Total Photoshop for 3D
14. 3D Total Texturing Techniques
15. 3D Total Digital Painting Tutorial Series ? Speed Painting ? Volume 3
16. 3D Total Elements ? Digital Painting Tutorial Series
17. 3D Total Lighting La Ruelle ? 3dsmax + Vray




English | 05:29:23 | 1280×720 | AAC | 1.94GB
On this DVD training – with over 2 hours of videos – David Revoy explains step-by-step his 3D paint-over techniques. De training starts with an introduction to Blender 2.5, to provide 2D artists with not much 3D experience a quick overview of the key features of Blender.

It introduces the basics of the UI, modeling meshes and setting up light and rendering. This render is then taken to MyPaint and GIMP for further processing, importing and setting up several layers and showing how to efficiently add detail, texture and more dramatic lighting with manual paint-overs and layering techniques.


Blender Quickstart

This section is for beginners, especially targeted at 2D artists, who want to learn the essential 3D tools to produce a 3D render for a paint-over.

1) Blender UI
2) Blender Basics
3) Blender Modeling part 1
4) Blender Modeling part 2
5) Blender Light/Camera/Render

Making the Illustration “The mission”

The main section shows all steps for 3d modeling and painting a highly detailed environment with a city, trees, spaceship and people. This section is still work in progress, and the author might take side-steps with other illustrations to demonstrate techniques.

1) Mission – Modeling the spaceship
2) Mission – Modeling the background
3) Mission – Light and rendering
4) Mission – Texturing
5) Mission – Render and layers
6) Mission – Import in Gimp
7) Mission – Gimp part-1
8) Mission – Gimp part-2
9) Mission – Gimp part-3
10) Mission – Gimp part-4
11) Mission – Mypaint part-1
12) Mission – Mypaint part-2
13) Mission – Mypaint part-3
14) Mission – Mypaint part-4