What in this month…
Breaking into the mainstream
Acclaimed director Juan José Campanella shares a fresh perspective on the film industry
Pursuing a diverse industry career
Louie Tucci talks about his varied occupations as an artist, teacher and brand manager
Sketch epic creatures in ZBrush
Creature artist João Fiuza shares his dynamic sketching process
10 of the most inspiring 3D images from the world of CG, hand-picked just for you!
Coloring with Polypaint in ZBrush
Kurt Papstein reveals how to enhance your characters with the ZBrush Polypaint feature
Master still-life textures and shading
Improve your still-life skills with John A. Martini’s expert guidance
Texture an expert exterior
Create a convincing outdoor scene with Richard Tilbury’s texturing and mapping techniques
Light and render realistic cars
Hasan Bajramović shares how to light and render the perfect vintage car in 3ds Max
Create photoreal car materials
Alexandr Novitsky shares how to create and light the materials of a realistic vintage car in Maya
Create emotive images
Cézar Brandão reveals the techniques behind his image, Pure
Design alien explorers in ZBrush
Discover how James Suret brought these alien archeologists and their enormous mech to life
Digital Art Master: Mafia Man
Learn how Siamak Roshani crafted his stunning character image, Mafia Man
Emalee’s left us, and everyone at 3dtotal HQ is going to miss her! It’s my first month as editor, and I hope you enjoy all the great content in this issue.
We’ve also got a whole host of excellent images, tutorials, and resources to aid and inspire you, so get stuck in!
This month we speak to Argentine animation legend Juan José Campanella ahead of his star-studded new family movie, The Unbeatables. Louie Tucci shares his pearls of industry wisdom and gives us a sneaky peek at a 3D printer in action. John A. Martini cooks an actual burger in pursuit of his art, and Cézar Brandão shares a look behind one of his beautiful portraits.
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