January 2008

Hello and Happy New Year to all of you from all of us behind 3DCreative Magazine! We trust that you all had a great Christmas, and we hope you’ve all been readying yourselves for our all-new tutorial series, as our five new artists, each specialising in either 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, LightWave or Softimage XSi, have been working hard to kick 2008 off with a bang with a fantastic car modelling tutorial series on the supercar, the Bugatti Veyron (tutorials start on Page 125). A personal favourite of mine this month is the article on the two amazing Snickers TV ads: “Race” and “Robosoccer” (see page 39). The guys from Unexpected in Germany have written a fantastic article on the making of the two adverts, which were created for Russian TV, and both the ads and the Making Of movies are available for download at the end of the article, so please don’t miss them as they’re really quite something!! We have two great interviews for you this month, as always, with André Cantarel and Herbert Lowis, as well as our regular Galleries and Making Ofs. If you were following Wayne Robson’s Post Production tutorial, which started last month (Issue 028), then make sure you don’t miss out on the finale in this issue (see page 85). We’ll have more to come for ZBrush users this year, so stay hooked throughout 2008 and we’ll do our best to keep providing your eyes with treats and your skills with workouts. Enjoy this month’s issue! Ed

André Cantarel
3D Freelance Artist

Herbert Lowis
Character Artist at BioWare

Or College Educated. Which is best?

The Embassy Uses modo 301 for Short Film

‘Robosoccer’ & ‘Race’ Spots for Russia

10 of the best images from around the World

Stylised Animal Challenge
This months 10 Carbivore Finalists

Tutorial Series:
Bugatti Veyron
Car Modelling Tutorial Series: Part 1 for 3DSMax, Maya, LW, C4D & XSI! Part 1 of 7

Modelling a Character
For Animation, by Gavin Goulden

Post Production
Part 2 by Wayne Robson

The Mirror
Project Overview by Sergio Santos

Project Overview by Luis Ramos

Making Of
Far, Far Away
Project Overview by Vladimir Venkov