SALES EXTENDED!

After opening this year’s Black Friday BBB3viz sales (my only sales of the year), I’ve had a couple of requests to extend it until the end of the month. Hence the sales will not end on Monday at midnight, as originally announced, but run through this weekend, ending on Sunday, Dec. 4th, at midnight (central … Continued

BBBLACK FRIDAY

Thanksgiving is upon us again, and this doesn’t just mean a lavish Turkey feast. It also means that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner. And so, as every year, is the BBB3viz Annual Discount Spectacular. The sales will kick off on Friday, November 25th at midnight, Central European Time (In the US, … Continued

Affinity for Me

When Adobe and Autodesk scrapped perpetual licenses and introduced rental-only models, forum posts starting sprouting all over the web about alternatives to Max, Maya, and Adobe’s Creative Cloud. I’m not going to go too much into what I think of the rental model, since I’ve written about it in the past. Suffice to say that it is … Continued

Trees for the forest

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You know I’ve developed something of an obsession with Agisoft’s Photoscan–an incredibly addicted piece of software. My latest experiment was to see whether I could combine GrowFX and Photoscan to create trees with scanned trunk. Well, it’s not easy, but you can. The seams are not perfect but it kind of works. And if you … Continued

Yale Center for British Art

This one has been a long time coming. I’ve always been fascinated by Louis Kahn and eager to do one of his buildings in 3D. But so have many CG artists, starting with the legendary Alex Roman, and it’s been a struggle to find a motive that wasn’t already overused. Recently, however, I read about the … Continued

Of the people

Here’s another project that I’m just going to call finished even though it isn’t. This is my interpretation of the Volksbühne, a theatre and yet another Berlin landmark. Although the architecture has a definite authoritarian feel, the building was actually built in 1913-14 to host cheap theater plays for the working masses. It was extensively redesigned … Continued

Baked assets

Damn the healthy diet. This is the high-carb, high-fat, high-sugar pendant to the previous post. Like the vegetable, these assets were scanned using Agisoft Photoscan. I used a turntable for all of these, a Sony A7 full frame camera with a prime 50mm lens, and four photographic soft boxes that give me absolutely flat lighting … Continued