August 2008

Welcome to Issue 36 – August 2008. You’ll discover this month that we’re going to witness the finale of our Beginners Guide to ZBrush tutorial series. But we’re certainly going out on a high with this one, as Wayne Robson has sneakily been filming the progress of his tutorial in a dark cupboard somewhere in the UK, and he posted the movie to us last week for me to give away to you guys – for free – for all of you who’ve been following the ZBrush series! See page 92 for the final instalment from Wayne for this series, and click on the “View Movie” download icon to get your mitts on the movie which accompanies this fantastic series. And as one series ends, another tutorial series begins – this time in the form of a mega 6-part tutorial series covering the complete creation of an aged and weathered scene, specialising in texturing and lighting! Richard Tilbury kicks off this new series with the first of 6 parts on the ‘importance of references’ (page 86). Parts 1 – 3 are designed for artists to follow using any software versions, and parts 4 – 6 will be split up into our favourite 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, LightWave and Softimage XSI versions for some interesting and varied results from each of our talented tutorial artists. We will welcome back some old faces for Cinema 4D and XSI versions of this series, and we’ll introduce some new faces for both Maya and LightWave, so stay tuned over the next 6 months to follow the complete creation of an aged and weathered scene! In fact, why not grab yourselves a 6-month subscription today, to make sure you don’t miss out on any of this new series? You’ll save money and learn how to create a 3D image from scratch, all over the course of just 6 months. What more can you ask for?! Enjoy this month’s issue!


Rafael Grassetti
3D Sculpting Wizard

Jure Zagoricnik
Web Developer/3D Artist

The Incredible Hulk
Maxon BodyPaint Helps Rhythm & Hues

Vancouver Film School
A Insight into this Highly Regarded School

The Gallery:
10 of the Best 3D Artworks

Stylised Challenge
Last Month’s Making Ofs

Speed Sculpting:
The Threedy Forums Newest Challenge. Winners Gallery and Making Ofs

Aged & Weathered:
Creating an Environment from Concept to Render.

Our NEW Six Part Tutorial Series

Beginner’s Guide to ZBrush:


General Tips and Techniques:


Making Of:
Pursuit of Perfection
Project Overview by Jesse Sandifer

Making Of:
Architectural Visualisation
Project Overview by Giraffe

Digital Art Masters:v2
Free Chapter Book Promotion