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Farid Ghanbari: The Making of ‘Bottles of Life’

Thursday, June 1st  2017 by Farid Ghanbari

My name is Farid Ghanbari and I have been working as a CG Generalist Artist for about 10 years. My overall experience includes games, advertising, architectural visualization, motion design, and VFX. 

In this post, it’s my great pleasure to breakdown the development process of my latest artwork ‘Bottles of Life’, for you, the readers of the RebusFarm blog.

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A Look 'Beyond the Screen': FMX 2017

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, by Nadine Obst

From 2nd until 5th of May, one of Europe's biggest conferences dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business, FMX2017, took place in Stuttgart, Germany. Influential players from the international animation, VR, Games, VFX, and Transmedia industries came together at „Haus der Wirtschaft“  to take a look ‘Beyond the Screen’. Of course, we at RebusFarm didn’t miss the chance to once again be a part of this great event!

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May the 4th Be With You: Graphic Designer Andreas Clausen on the Star Wars Fan Film ‘The Last Padawan’

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Actually, it was just a couple of months back when Danish actor and filmmaker Jesper Tønnes released his live action Star Wars fan film ‘The Last Padawan’ to the public.
The story of a young Jedi on his quest to assemble his lightsaber has received unanimous praise from the community, currently sporting over 660,000 views on YouTube.

To celebrate Star Wars Day, we had the chance to talk with the film’s visual effects supervisor, Andreas Clausen.

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3D Artist of the Month May 2017: Milivoj Popovic

Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

We're excited to announce Milivoj Popovic as our May 2017 3D Artist of the Month! 
His winning image, the charming ‘Turtago’, won over the affections of the entire RebusFarm team in a heartbeat. From the rough skin to the amazingly detailed smooth and shiny shell – every line on Turtago’s body seems to be telling its own story.

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Milivoj Popovic: The Making of 'Turtago'

Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Milivoj Popovic

When we asked Milivoj Popovic, the RebusFarm May 2017 3D Artist of the Month, whether he wanted to do a piece detailing the development process of his winning image, we were hoping for additional work in progress pictures to go along with our regular interview. Surpassing even our wildest expectations, Milivoj went above and beyond to provide our readers with an exclusive making-of, jam-packed with insider tips from the artist himself.

Make sure to read up on our interview with Milivoj here. Now without further ado, RebusFarm is proud to present The Making of ‘Turtago’.

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ArtWanted! Featuring Pablo Marcovecchio

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

Today’s "ArtWanted! Feature" takes us all the way to Montevideo, Uruguay. Here we meet Pablo Marcovecchio, designer and founder of Enano Maldito, a high-profile audiovisual studio specializing in CG post-production. With only five years since its inception, Pablo and his team of directors, artists, designers and producers have worked with some of the world’s most valuable brands including Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Unilever – an impressive list of clients for a time period that is often referred to as ‘the survival years’ in the industry.

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Beyond the Screen: RebusFarm at FMX 2017

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

FMX 2017: This is why you should come! 

We are looking forward meeting you all at FMX 2017, taking place May 02-05 in Stuttgart, Germany. It's Europe's most influential conference on Animation, Effects, VR, Games, and Transmedia, assembling around 260 speakers and daily visitors 3 400 for one week in spring.

Visit us at booth #2.7 and win RenderPoints!

By the way: Our technical support will be available May 3 & 4 to answer your technical questions and walk you through the usage of our render farm service. 

You can find the program of FMX 2017 here.

See you all in May!

Easter Special

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Get 15 eggstra RenderPoints!

Take your chance and add our Easter egg to your RebusFarm account.
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Look carefully - check images and icons. Good luck!

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Eggsclusively one egg per user.

This Easter special is up from April 13th to April 17th (CET).

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In the Eye of the Beholder: Independent filmmaker Nikita Diakur

Wednesday, April 5th,  2017 by Julian Karsunky


CGI and Computer animation generally aim to produce the most polished and aesthetically pleasing results for the viewer, for obvious reasons. Enter Ugly, an experimental animated short that seemingly defies all rules and conventions of traditional animation, directed and produced by Russian-born filmmaker Nikita Diakur.

Exhibiting unique visuals and art direction bordering on the avant-garde, “Ugly” tells the story of a Native American chief and an ugly cat trying to find peace in a harsh environment. Having successfully received crowdfunding, the now finished short is about to hit this year’s festival circuit before its public release, starting with the prestigious Animafest Zagreb.

We had the chance to talk to Nikita about ‘Ugly’, the creative vision behind it and the experimental approach his team took in animating.

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3D Artist of the Month April 2017: Daniel Karner

 Saturday, April 1st, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

“Look behind you, a three-headed monkey!” No wait, it's actually Daniel Karner, our April 2017 3D Artist of the Month, taking us on a trip down memory lane. Titled “Back in 1991”, his winning image is an homage to the golden age of computer gaming, depicting a scene filled to the brim with memorabilia from the early nineties. The photorealistic imagery showcases stunning lighting and an expert understanding of compositing, while the amazing attention to detail is sure to make every geek of sufficient age squeal with nostalgic glee. Continue reading to learn more about the artist behind the image and for an in-depth making-of by Daniel Karner himself.

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