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The fourth annual MicroVisions auction is up and running. All proceeds go to the Society of Illustrators student scholarship fund.
These are 5×7 paintings created by the field’s leading illustrators and comic book artists. They are kept small so that the artist have fun doing them and to make them affordable by casual collectors.
3DValley Featured 2D Artist interview of May 2009 – Deborah Valentine. Deborah is an artist from the US. She has been interested in art from a very young age and studied at the California College of Art. She has worked many years as a tattoo artist and is well known on the internet for her contribution to many ExquisiteCorpses and her managing the TheExquisiteCorpse club on DeviantART. Her favorite tool is still the pencil although she do use photoshop to prepare her work for posting it online. Please get to know Deborah and her work a bit better by reading our interview with her below.
Terragen™ 2 is a powerful solution for rendering and animating realistic natural environments. Create entire worlds from your imagination, or import real world terrain datasets and use Terragen 2 to create the most realistic visualizations possible. You control the weather, landscape, rivers, lakes and oceans, suns, moons and stars.
Terragen is not a game engine; it has a sophisticated film- and broadcast-quality renderer and procedural modeling tools designed so that you can create the most realistic images possible without taking a photograph. Nor is it a general-purpose 3D program designed to render everything. We have dedicated more than a decade to specializing in algorithms that simulate skies, outdoor lighting, terrain textures, and to render extremely large and detailed terrains. Terragen 2 puts those algorithms in your control. When you need CG environments that don’t look CG, Terragen 2 will help you get there. If you want to go beyond reality, Terragen 2 is a toolbox with infinite possibilities.
The first release of Ultimate Papercraft 3D, is now available.
Ultimate Papercraft 3D is a specialty Windows tool for creating papercraft models from 3D models. It includes an easy-to-use layout editor for bringing your papercraft designs to reality and a 3D window for viewing your 3D models. It is ideal for artists, professionals, modelers, and hobbyists, and easy enough to use for all levels of computer users.
Import formats includes Collada DAE, Autodesk FBX/3DS, Autocad DXF, Lightwave LWO, WaveFront OBJ, DirectX,
Stereo Lithography STL, Metasequoia MQO, and Ultimate Unwrap3D U3D.
Export formats includes Windows Bitmap BMP, Autocad DXF, WaveFront OBJ, Encapsulated EPS, Windows Metafile EMF, and Postscript PDF (using PDFCreator).
3DValley Featured 3D Artist of May 2009 – Maurizio Pocci. Maurizio is an artist from Rome, Italy. He works as an 3D Graphic supervisor for an Multimedia Communication company. He belongs to the generation that after having seen Jurassic Park in 1992, decided life would no longer be the same. He is completely self-taught and works with Autodesk 3D Studio Max for modeling, Mental-ray for shading, lighting and the rendering, and Adobe Photoshop for mapping. Maurizio donated many free models to 3Dvalley and has become a dear friend of us. I enjoyed doing this interview very much, please take a moment to read our interview with Maurizio below and get to know him and his art a bit better.