Monday, July 16th, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
In space, no one can hear you sing. Although extraterrestrial in nature, the tunes of Roman Fischer are perfectly audible on planet earth. After an extended hiatus from the music industry, the singer-songwriter returns to the public eye with HYPERKID, an ambitious audio-visual experience consisting of an EP and an ongoing series of 3D animated music videos.
Set in a not-so-distant future, HYPERKID tells the story of a young space nomad searching far and wide for survivors of a disastrous event of cosmic proportions. Like his main character, Roman Fischer seemingly went to infinity and beyond, producing the project entirely by himself. With the arrival of ‘Zero Gravity’, the first video release in the HYPERKID series, the multimedia artist sat down with us for an exclusive and down-to-earth interview.
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
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Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
Congratulations to Frederico Laruccia, our July 2018 3D Artist of the Month! Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, the 3D generalist learned his craft on the other side of the world. In Malaysia, his initiative and talent as a student earned him an award for academic excellence. Frederico’s desire to further specialize in lighting and rendering lead to the creation of the scorpion pictured above, the initial entry in his ongoing ‘Mini World Series’.
In our feature interview, Frederico talks about the development process of his submission, ways to combat the sometimes lonely life as a freelancer and recounts a decisive meeting with a famous director.
Friday, June 15th, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
3D reconstruction has become a popular exercise among the archviz crowd. Wittaya Wangpuk went the extra mile for his faithful recreation of the ‘Wine Ayutthaya’, repeatedly visiting the building in the Thai city of the same name in order to capture its unique atmosphere.
Continue reading to learn more about Wittaya’s remarkable approach to the project, his humble beginnings as a 3D artist and his unwavering dedication to his craft.
Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
Ring the alarm! We have a grand theft donut in progress, courtesy of Jin Hao Villa, our June 2018 3D Artist of the Month. Hailing from the Philippines, the accomplished digital sculptor and character designer recently won first place in the lighting and rendering category in the AMD Radeon Pro Challenge for his equally comedic and surreal ‘Roach Heist’.
We sat down with Jin and talked about the pros and cons of freelancing, translucent CG insects and more. Continue reading for an indepth look at the development of his winning image – but put down the insecticide first!
Monday, May 14th, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
Follow the brown rabbit for this month’s ArtWanted! feature! It takes us straight into the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, California, where we meet Bipolar Studio, a high end, boutique production company. Since its inception in 2015, the team of passionate 3D artists has built an impressive portfolio encompassing state of the art CGI work and pioneering VR achievements.
We sat down with Bipolar Studio for an indepth look at the company’s latest commercial work. Join us on a bunny-hopping journey through space and time and find out what it took to bring this technical marvel to life!
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
We’re thrilled to announce Hossein Yadollahpour as our May 2018 3D Artist of the Month! An incredible archviz talent from Iran, Hossein’s equally faithful and technically stunning 3D recreation of the Japanese ‘Nasu Tepee’ speaks for itself! In our interview he talks about the project, the importance of reference material and the state of the CGI industry in Iran.
Continue reading to find out how even mindless litter can become a source of inspiration in the observant eye of an artist!
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
“We spared no expense” in bringing you our April 2018 3D Artist of the Month: Up-and-coming 3D generalist Omar Taher’s immortalized ‘Timmy’, the precocious kid from 1993’s blockbuster movie ‘Jurassic Park’, to critical acclaim. His stylized, yet amazingly detailed rendition of the character won him the grand prize in the prestigious Gnomon Best of Term awards, showcasing his talent to a wider audience and jump-starting a promising career in the industry.
“Hold onto your butts” as we trace Omar’s professional journey halfway around the world, from Cairo, Egypt to the Hollywood Hills and from the canvas to the big screen.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
As a commercial service, architectural visualization usually leaves only limited room for artistic expression. Luong Thanh and his coworkers at Vietnamese studio NatrangDesign understand how to fully use the space available and produce astonishing designs that simultaneously defy and adhere to genre conventions. A 3D artist in an ever-fleeting world, Luong aims to create digital imagery that leave a lasting impression within mere seconds, never losing track of one of the most basic design principles: the human element.
Join us on a leisurely stroll through wide open spaces and homely yet elegant interiors as we explore how Luong Thanh captures and conveys atmosphere and emotion.
Thursday, March 1st, 2018 by Julian Karsunky
Buckle up and hold on tight, as our March 2018 3D Artist of the Month is about to take you for a wild ride! Just as his powerful ‘Gladiator 69’ jeep is ready to tackle any terrain head-on, Egyptian CGI generalist Bondok Max is always ready to dive into new challenges and equally quick to adept to the everchanging environments of the job of a freelancer.
Continue reading to find out which engine drives Bondok’s success as an artist and what it took to shift his latest project into high gear.