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The Best Books for 3D Modelers to Buy in 2018

The Rundown Best for Learning ZBrush: Beginner’s Guide to ZBrush at Amazon, “Use ZBrush to design for film, video games, toys and even industrial applications.” Best for Learning Blender: Creating Animated Characters at Amazon, “Has a companion website with video tutorials, project files and extra resources.” Best for Learning AutoCad: Mastering AutoCAD 2018 at Amazon, “Complete walkthroughs for AutoCAD’s tools and […]

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Will 3D-printed Design Ever Be More Than a Tech Fetish?

There’s not much that hasn’t already been said of 3D printing or the predicted revolution that promised to transform manufacturing and put a MakerBot in every home. While the technology continues to evolve, with new applications like cutting-edge medical uses and building-size structures, it has yet to truly overtake industrial production in the mainstream market–though not for lack […]

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Metal Tutorial: Getting Started

In iOS 8, Apple released its own API for GPU-accelerated 3D graphics: Metal. Metal is similar to OpenGL ES in that it’s a low-level API for interacting with 3D graphics hardware. The difference is that Metal is not cross-platform. Instead, it’s designed to be extremely efficient with Apple hardware, offering improved speed and low overhead […]

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SketchUp for 3D Printing: A Tutorial for Beginners

SketchUp first came to the spotlight after winning the DigitalCAD Community Choice Award by Digital Media Net at its first trade show. It’s a perfect example of a mix of both simplicity and quality. Since then, the software has been a great help to a lot of users due to its user-friendly interface and short […]

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17 Cinema 4D Tutorials To Up Your 3D skills

Maxon’s Cinema 4D is one of the CG industry’s most popular 3D modelling, animation and rendering applications. Boasting a designer-friendly interface and powerful toolset, Cinema 4D has become a favourite among digital artists wanting to create show-stopping 3D art. Want to create some 3D artwork of your own? These Cinema 4D tutorials will help you master […]

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How 3D-printed House Was Built In a Week

 Engineering firm Arup and architecture studio CLS Architetti collaborated on the project, which was exhibited during Milan design week this year. Arup and CLS Architetti unveiled the 3D-printed house during Milan design week Named 3D Housing 05, the structure was printed within Milan’s Piazza Cesare Beccaria square in just a week. After construction, the 100-square-meter house contained a living area, […]

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3D Modeling & Design – Do you REALLY need a Xeon and Quadro??

What exactly makes Solidworks work.. solidly?  Linus tests a whole bunch of hardware to give you the answer. 

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Cute 3D Modeling Related Cartoon

‘Animation General’ by Sawyer Geffert “In a hospital for animated characters, a classic 2d doctor and a clay animation nurse must operate on a broken 3d model.” Thesis film by Sawyer Geffert made at Ringling College of Art and Design, USA, 2018. Music by Kare Wade. Voice credits: Margaret Manning (Nurse Clay), Sawyer Geffert (Dr. Paper)

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What Are the Best Schools for 3D Computer Animation?

Picking a school is a huge decision. It’s probably one of the most important decisions that most people are faced with in their young lives. The schools on this list all have fantastic 3D computer animation programs, and they’re all well connected with professionals and animation studios. However, at the end of the day, the best 3D animation school […]

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Design a Suit of Armor

Polish your 3D skills by creating this amazing suit of armor that could be a perfect prop for a video game. Make the most of the tools ZBrush has to offer and see what you can do! Just Enroll in the free course by Dídac Soto. About this course On this course, we’ll create a suit of […]

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Autodesk And Kickstarter Designed A 3d File To Help You Test 3d Printers

Kickstarter and Autodesk are arguably the two biggest companies heavily invested in the 3D printing industry. Autodesk is a pioneer in the 3D CAD modeling world, developing software that a majority of designers, architects, and engineers use to prototype and manufacture their products. Kickstarter, a community of creators, relies on 3D printing too as makers […]

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The most bizarre and brilliant projects from a Dutch design fair

At the Design Academy Eindhoven’s presentation for Dutch Design Week, graduating students presented brilliant pieces made using unexpected techniques. Femke Rijerman, courtesy Design Academy Eindhoven Peruse the shelves of any shop and you’re likely to encounter products made from a very short list of techniques: injection-molding, slip casting, pressing, and maybe CNC machining. These processes have […]

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3D Model of Ancient Narona Successfully Completed After 15 Months

After 15 months of work, the 3D model of the ancient Narona in Vid was completed by Stipan Ujdur and Ivan Popić from Opuzen. An incredible effort by the pair, Ujdur says the first five months of the project was anything but easy, as the modeling was slowed down because of a poorly working computer. […]

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Finding the Right 3D Modeling Software For You

Looking for the best 3D modeling software? Look no further! This simple guide will solve your problem and get you moving in the right direction. Whether you are new to 3D design or at the professional level, there are several 3D modeling software packages to meet your needs and level of expertise. Having the correct […]

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Modeling a Judge Dredd Helmet for 3D Printing!

In this video, Darrell walks us through his process for 3D modeling a helmet replica using photo reference. Follow along as Darrell explains how he approaches creating digital forms to exacting detail. Shot and edited by Darrell Maloney 

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