Wednesday, June 29th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel
After a month full of power rendering we are coming back to the 3D Artist of the month competition on facebook.com/RebusFarm.
We are glad to present the new Artist of the Month June, Gustavo Groppo! He is living and working in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work successfully made the trip to Germany and he won a one month Promotion by our renderfarm. Congratulations!
Take a look at his portfolio: http://gugroppo.com/
If you want to be our next winner in the upcoming month July just visit our Facebook page, upload a selfmade 3D image and send us a personal message containing your mail address. The next deadline is July 25th.
Good luck to all of you!
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel
The Phoenix fluid dynamics tool is a great implement to simulate fire and liquids in an easy way. Now Chaos Group released the service pack Phoenix FD 2.1 with new features and updates. Phoenix FD can be now used for Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 and V-Ray 2.41. With this update bugs are fixed that occurred in the previous version. A new feature are the ocean surface tools which enable to create large scale liquid simulations, with realistic waves and more realistic foam by improved simulation of particle behaviour and shading.
A detail list of changes you can see on this file.
All customers who bought Phoenix FD between September 1st , 2011 and November 21st, 2011 get the new update for free. You can download the new service pack on the Chaos Group download page.
Monday, June 24th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel
Platige Image is a polish company that is specialized in computer graphics, 3d animation and digital effects. Over 150 artists including graphic designers, directors, art directors and producers are employed by the company. Take a look at the new Showreel of Platige Image, with great 3D Animations and Special Effects that were assembled to a pulsating movie.
Thursday, June 20th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel
Like every year CGarchitect is presenting the Architectural 3D Awards. This Competition is the largest event in the architectural visualization industry. Since 2004 this Award is accompanied by fantastic architectural 3d renderings, movies and interactive projects.
A lot of very talented people pushed their careers with new cooperations and partnerships over the last nine years. The Architectural 3D Award provides 7 categories and right now each category has 5 nominees with fantastic works. See for yourself: http://3dawards.cgarchitect.com/categories/2013/film
RebusFarm is one of the sponsors of the Architectural 3D Award in the Category “film (commissioned)” and offers free RenderPoints to the winners with a total value of 1.750 € (2.335 USD).
Here you can see one of the nominated movies of Craig McDonald (Hooper CGI) in the category film (commissioned)
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel
We are proud to present our first winner of the "3D Artist of the Month" contest: facebook.com/RebusFarm
The 3D artist of the month May is Yeray Rodriv!
He outdistanced every other participant with a great rendering of an Aprilia Shiver 750 which led him to the goa. Yeray Rodriv is 32 years old, lives in Gran Canaria and is an official Autodesk Instructor. He loves to learn new things and will change his residence to UK in September for new professional challenges. Take a look at his portfolio and contact him: http://yerayrodriv.com/
Congratulations to our winner Yeray Rodriv!
You want to be our next featured 3D Artist of the Month during the upcoming month of June and win 250 Renderpoints? Then, just visit our facebook page, upload one of your self-made 3D images and send us a personal message containing your email address. We'll choose the best image and contact the winner.
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel
This year the Maxon User Meeting will take place in Cologne and in Munich. The event comprises numerous making-of presentations of student projects and commercial film and tv productions that deliver insight into production processes with CINEMA 4D. You can also attend workshops. There you have the opportunity to try out operational procedures with CINEMA 4D yourself and take part in a subsequent discussion with experts and other visitors.
14.06.13, Cologne, Mediapark
05.07.13, München, Haus der bayrischen Wirtschaft
For more information about th event and for registration, check out the homepage:
Friday, May 24th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel
A new showreel of the fast and high quality rendering framework has been published. The rendering system, developed by Solid Angle is optimized for the requirements of visual effects and animation. By now many visual effects studios utilize the advantage and work with the Arnold Renderer. You will soon be able to use the Arnold Renderer on RebusFarm.
See yourself and check out the Arnold Showreel 2013:
Wednesday, May 22th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel
A pioneer in the field of animation and special effects recently passed away with 92 years. He was an important person for the Science Fiction development.
The film King Kong that he saw with 13 years inspired and fascinated him. The special effects in the film that were made by Willis O'Brian captivated him. He started to create his own figurines and practiced the stop-motion technique at a young age. He got in touch with Willis O'Brian who tought him.
Willis O'Brian employed Ray Harryhausen as his assistant for the production of Mighty Joe Young. He studied gorillas at the zoo to make the movements look more realistic. Willis O'Brian employed Ray Harryhausen as his assistant for the production of Mighty Joe Young. He studied gorillas at the zoo to make the movements look more realistic. In the course of time he optimized the stop-motion technique and collaborated on a lot of famous film productions.
His creatures in popular films like “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad”, “Clash of the Titans“ or „Jason and the Argonauts“ have inspired a lot of famous directors and special effect artists, and still do. In contrast to today's computer animation technique, Ray Harryhausen worked with small movable figurines and brought them to life with stop-motion technique.
You can read more about the technique and biography of the VFX and animation artist on the official website:
Ray Harryhausens career in pictures:
Tim Burton, a famous film director meets Ray Harryhausen. They are talking about the career of Ray Harryhausen, the animation technique and his impressions:
Monday, May 20th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel
Autodesk recently released its latest version of 3ds Max that comes with a couple of great new features that offer new opportunities for creating 3D scenes.
Apart from the improved viewport system the improvements include an advanced Particle Flow System that helps to create more complex and realistic particle simulations with a simple operation in less time.
The Perspective Match Tool simplifies combining a 2d photograph with 3d objects. You can easily set up the camera views in your scene to match the perspective of the background.
A great feature is the Populate crowd animation. This tool provides you with the opportunity to bring your 3D scene to life. You can easily create crowds in background situations, that are moving along a path or are situated in idle areas.
Another neat feature is using vector graphics for maps on materials. This guarantees a high quality of the textures no matter how much the object is zoomed in. It is possible to create textures that change over time with the PDF support that includes animated page transitions.
For more information of the new features in 3ds Max 2014 you can check out the Autodesk website:
Thursday, May 2th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel
RebusFarm is searching for a 3D artist whose work we will promote on the RebusFarm websites and newsletter for a whole month. You can participate easily: Just visit our facebook page, upload one of your self-made 3D images and send us your email address as personal message. We'll choose the best image and will contact the winner.
The promotion will run for 5 months and each month we will choose another winner.
The first deadline is May 26th.
Take your chance and promote yourself on RebusFarm!