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3D Model Job (Week 18)

Last week I somehow got my friend’s 5years old son (little Kelvin) suspended from school for wearing an inappropriate Halloween costume. So I started the week off reluctantly having to call and apologize to the principal of his elementary school to rescind on the suspension. The cheeky principal guy was not satisfied with my phone apology and requested that I send in a formal letter of... read more »

How Game Freak built the new creatures and 3D models of Pokemon X and Y

Pokemon X and Y is a big hit worldwide, selling 4 million copies in the first two days of worldwide release (2.3 million in Japan alone as of this week). It's heady times for Ken Sugimori, character art director at Game Freak and the main man responsible for the franchise's look and feel. "My first gut reaction is 'Oh, man, it's finally out,'" he said in an interview published in ... read more »

New 3D Model Virus Explains The Lack Of Common Cold Cure

With all of the medical advances in recent history, it is sometimes surprising that we have not yet found a cure for the common cold. But a new model for rhinovirus C shows unexpected structural differences, creating potential for the development of new cold drugs.   Researchers from the University of Wisconson-Madison, led by Prof. Ann Palmenberg, successfully constructed a 3D model of the... read more »

Halloween (Week 17)

This week was Halloween and I was actually very busy trying to deliver all the last minute Halloween themed 3d modeling jobs on my plate. So nothing much happened as I was hunkered down in my apartment all week working like a dog to ensure I meet all the aggressive deadlines.   However, on Halloween day I took my friend’s son to his school’s Halloween parade at his Kindergarten.... read more »

Box World Effects Template Tutorial - ConnectFX Graphics Template For Autodesk Smoke

The Box World effects template features a series of dynamic 3D cubes that can easily be customized to display your own content on the cubes' sides. The scene is fully customizable so you can rotate and move the cubes around and adjust the camera angle, lighting, and textures in the scene. Visit AREA to download the archive for this template: http://area.autodesk.com/freetemplates read more »

Learning How To Market My 3D Modeling Services (Week 16)

This week I decided to attend a marketing seminar to learn how to market my custom 3d modeling services better and generate more business. It was only a one day workshop… which I felt was great.   Day one began with us all introducing ourselves and then been put into groups of fives. Unfortunately, for me there was a lady by the name of Sarah in my group. Now Sarah was a lady that I... read more »

Google Glass Hints Future Features Including 3D Model Creation

Google Glass was recently graced with another firmware update, something the folks over at Android Police have dug into for a detailed look. With this latest software comes hints of a slew of new features that Glass owners could expect to see in the future, among them being the ability to tune an instrument and create a 3D model.     A lot of the most interesting hidden features are... read more »

3D Party (Week 15)

Cornelius had a very big face with a balding hair line and big popping eye balls. He knocked on my door early Sunday morning and as I looked through the peep hole, I saw his very large face staring back at me. I was still recovering from my hangover from the night before so I freaked out thinking it was one of the 3d creatures from one of my reoccurring bad dreams. He yelled “open the door... read more »

3D Modeling History Lesson (Week 14)

This week was a very busy week for me. It started off with my Mum calling saying she was not feeling well and requesting that I come see her immediately. So I said I would stop by that evening around 6pm after my appointment. However, my appointment was rescheduled so I decided to visit a friend of mine that lives about a 1 mile from her to kill time.  As I was approaching my friends place I... read more »

Autodesk ReCap Photo - Photo scan software for image-based modeling

You can now create high-quality textured 3D mesh models and point clouds from photos for digital or physical use with Autodesk® ReCap™ Photo, an advanced professional-grade service. Capture and upload photos into this cloud service where you can automatically stitch them together to create an image-based model, as well as add survey points or known distances for improved precision.  ... read more »

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