3Dvalley site updates week 8

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Faizal Rahmat

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Dominance War first 9 day Mini challenges kick off!
It’s time to gather up your creativity, pull together your talents, and get ready for a new kind of warm up competition in the Dominance War series – Mini Challenges! Although the theme is separate from the main epic event, world champion standings are assured for the best mini comp entries! Dominance War, a huge annual game art competition unlike any other! Once a year, for three months, artists from all over the world come together to take part in a friendly 3D and 2D war between communities. How it works? Artists must choose and represent a community involved in the war. When the war is over, the community with the best 3d game art or best concept game art, wins each unique event. End Date: March 2nd 11:59pm Eastern Time


Book cover ilustration with Dan Dos Santos!
This DVD documents the painting of the cover for Brandon Sandersons newest book, Warbreaker. It begins with an interview with Irene Gallo, Art Director at Tor Books, and ends with photographing the final painting. Throughout each step, Chesley Award winner Dan Dos Santos talks at great length about everything from salary to color theory. Though the subject matter is a book cover, all the principles taught are easily translated towards almost any commercial illustration. With over five hours of content, this is a definitive guide for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge and understanding of painting as it relates to working for clients. 5 hours, NTSC / 720 x 480 quicktime

Website of Dan Dos Santos
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Click here to watch trailer 2


Feng Zhu to Launch School of Entertainment Design in Singapore
Leading Concept Designer from Hollywood, Feng Zhu, has announced his plans to launch a new school in Singapore – FZD School of Entertainment Design – come April 2009.

Feng Zhu brings with him an illustrious list of credentials including various Hollywood blockbusters Transformers, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, working directly with some of the biggest directors in the world such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and Michael Bay. He has also led the visual design for a variety of popular games including Superman, The Lord of the Rings, Unreal Tournament 2007, Gears of War, the James Bond franchise, Command and Conquer III and Battle for Middle Earth II. Enrollment for the Diploma in Entertainment Design will begin in February 2009 and the one-year fulltime program will commence in April 2009.

For more information about FZD school of Entertainment Design, please visit www.fzdschool.com

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