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How to create 3D models for Android game development using Blender

Being able to create your own 3D models is something that can come in handy for a wide range of reasons. Whether you want to create some attractive 3D art, design a product to get 3D printed, or even make animations and special effects. Of course, 3D models also come in very handy for game developers, so […]

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Oculus Medium 2.0 makes the VR-based 3D modelling and sculpting software even more creative

 3D artists will find a lot going on under the hood in the latest iteration of Oculus Medium. It’s only been 18 months since VR big name Oculus released its immersive creation platform Medium, but a new version of their flagship sculpting tool is now out, offering artists some of their biggest wish list requests. The […]

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2018’s Best Free CAD Software (2D/3D CAD Programs)

CAD software is an important tool for professional architects, engineers, animators, and graphic designers. With the proliferation of open-source projects, free CAD software is in many cases no less sophisticated than its commercial counterparts. But given the many differences between the CAD programs, it can be difficult to choose the right one. This selection is […]

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Best Architecture Software 2018

Designing buildings is a complex task that’s all about detail as much as the grand vision of the designer. The architectural software enables the original concept to be honed into a practical work or home space. The first computing tools to aid architects addressed the logistical issues of producing the numerous drawings needed for any […]

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Computer-generated models’ social media influence on the rise

Many things you see online are not what they appear to be. In the case of social media influencers – people who are paid to promote brands and products – some aren’t even real people. In what is part of a growing online trend, some of these computer-generated influencers have more than one million followers […]

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How ANSEP uses drones to teach 3D modeling

Tina Shrader, 12, wants to be an artist, but she also likes science and thought being a part of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) would be fun. “I really like sketching,” Tina said. “I’m practicing trying to draw people in a cartoony-ish style” The soon-to-be Kotzebue eighth-grader asked her parents when she was […]

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Why India Is Great For game Artist

The gaming industry wasn’t growing as fast in India as in many other developed countries for quite some time because we didn’t have high computer availability in every region. But now, with the arrival of smartphones, people in remote corners of the country are also downloading games to play. Nasscom predicts the gaming industry to […]

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Character Animation 101: Creating a 2D Mesh

Gamasutra started a really awesome guide for Character Animation, let’s check it. Learn the basics of 2D character animation for film and game design through this introductory series, led by artist and DeepMotion intern, Frances Sierra. Follow her as she uses Creature for the first time, bringing to life an original character. This series will […]

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How 3D artist Joshua Slice became a millionaire in 30 days

Changing all that is Lucas the Spider, the brainchild of American animator Joshua Slice which has managed to not only bring its creator viral fame but that Holy Grail of a big paycheck without selling one’s soul. It all makes sense when examined closely – we have a cute character voiced by a kid, as based […]

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Reverse Engineering

A model of a UConn competition car. How a team from UConn used 3D scanning in a competition The Formula SAE competitions challenge teams of university undergraduate and graduate students to design and fabricate a small, formula-style vehicle. There are very few restrictions to the overall car design. Teams typically spend eight to twelve months […]

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E3 expo highlights virtual reality’s challenge to get real

LOS ANGELES — When Elizabeth Ching took off her headset, she was panting. She had just finished playing a new virtual-reality boxing game called “Creed: Rise to Glory” at E3, the nation’s biggest video-game convention, and she’d knocked her computer opponent out cold. With the exception of a few boxing classes she’d taken, this was […]

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Unity Gives Developers the Keys to ARKit 2.0 Capabilities via Updated Plugin

With developers chomping at the bit to play with ARKit 2.0, Unity has updated its ARKit plugin to enable access to the new augmented reality superpowers of the toolkit. The updated plugin is available now for developers via Bitbucket. “Apple announced exciting news for AR developers last week at WWDC, including ARKit 2. Unity has worked closely […]

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A New Layer Of Architectural Innovation Has Arrived For CAD Artists

The evolution of Computer Aided Design, a.k.a. CAD, made drafting easier, more precise and gave artists the ability to produce a quicker turnaround time. With this new technology, drawings suddenly came to life with 3D representation difficult to replicate by hand. Drawing precisely to scale became possible. Designs could be rotated in three dimensions, and […]

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Six Top Tools to Build Augmented Reality Mobile Apps

Augmented reality (AR) has become the new trend in the digital world and you can hardly meet a person who is not familiar with it after the boom that Pokemon Go brought into the lives of the average mobile user.  Though many people consider AR to be only an entertainment technology, it’s actually widely used in multiple industries like healthcare, e-commerce, architecture and […]

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Creating 3D Models from Photos

The general rule of thumb is that you want sharp, well-exposed photos, however, the software will automatically reject images that aren’t good enough. This means that photos from any camera will work and, indeed, the proof-of-concept for SfM was crowdsourcing photos from the internet. However, the quality of your 3D model will depend upon the […]

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