The Ex­pert Panel

This is­sue’s team of pro artists…

3D Artist - - WELCOME -

ALEX LAN­GLETZ ALEX-LAN­GLETZ.DE Alex is a 3D artist and his amaz­ing vi­su­al­i­sa­tion skills has landed him our cover art this month. He’s also given us his top arch viz tips along­side a whole host of other ex­perts on page 24. 3Dartist user­name N/A TYLER BAY TYLERBAY3D.COM Tyler Bay has worked on pro­jects in­clud­ing Pixar’s Coco and teaches on­line at cg­cir­cuit.com. He’s kindly writ­ten a begin­ner’s guide for Houdini on page 60.

3Dartist user­name N/A PAUL CHAM­BERS PAULCHAMBERS3D.COM Paul is a free­lance CG gen­er­al­ist with plenty of ex­pe­ri­ence in vir­tual re­al­ity. He’s taken a look at 3D VR de­sign tool Grav­ity Sketch and finds out whether it’s worth a down­load on page 72. 3Dartist user­name paulchambers3d SHAYLEEN HULBERT ARTSTATION.COM/SHAYLEENHULBERT Char­ac­ter artist Shayleen di­vulges her top tech­niques for tak­ing a char­ac­ter con­cept from 2D into 3D with plenty of pro­duc­tion-ready tips. Read her tu­to­rial on page 46.

3Dartist user­name N/A AMARU ZEAS AMARUZEAS3D.COM Amaru is a se­nior 3D artist work­ing at Ama­zon Game Stu­dios, so we thought he’d be per­fect for ex­plain­ing how to achieve in­cred­i­ble tex­ture de­tails for tyres. His guide is on page 64. 3Dartist user­name amaruzeas IAN FAILES VFXBLOG.COM VFX jour­nal­ist and reg­u­lar 3D Artist con­trib­u­tor Ian has spo­ken to Si­mon J Smith on real-time di­rect­ing and Unity for Dis­ney’s lat­est shorts – Bay­max Dreams. Learn more on page 92. 3Dartist user­name N/A CRYS­TAL BRETZ CRYSTALMODELSTHINGS.COM Crys­tal is a mod­eller at Method

Stu­dios, and when we saw SWIRLY 3D on In­sta­gram we knew we had to get it in the mag! Find out how she cre­ated the char­ac­ter’s hair on page 54. 3Dartist user­name N/A JE­SUS SUAREZ JESUSSUAREZ.TV Se­nior mo­tion de­signer and 3D gen­er­al­ist Je­sus Suarez talks us through how he cre­ated th­ese amaz­ing moun­tain ter­rains in Cinema 4D and Oc­tane Ren­der on page 68.

3Dartist user­name js­suarez ORESTIS BASTOUNIS TWIT­TER.COM/MRBASTOUNIS Orestis is test­ing an­other Len­ovo ma­chine for us this is­sue, but this time it’s the ul­tra light­weight Thinkpad P1. Find out how it com­pares to oth­ers on the mar­ket on page 74.

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