Posts Tagged ‘Concept art’

Poser Webinar: Poser 11 New Features Overview Webinar

February 10, 2016

Poser Pro 11

I had a chance to check out the new Poser 11 overview.Their are new great features and updates that make this the best version of poser yet. Not sure? Check out the video overview for yourself.

Cick the link below to watch the poser 11 video

 Poser Webinar: Poser 11 New Features Overview Webina

Poser Pro 11 is the complete solution for creating art and animation with 3D characters. Includes over 5 GB of human and animal figures and 3D elements. Render scenes into photorealistic images and video for web, print, and film projects. As a standalone character animation system, or as a component in your production pipeline, Poser Pro 11 is the most efficient way for content creation professionals and production teams to add pre-rigged, fully-textured, posable and animation ready 3D characters in any project.

  • NEW! Physically Based Rendering
  • NEW! Improvements to Cartoon OpenGL Render
  • NEW! Area lights, caustics and volumetric materials
  • Fitting Room to convert your existing clothing and props to fit any figure Weight Map Creation Tools
  • Max, Maya, C4D, Lightwave and GoZ Integration
  • Network Rendering
  • 64 Bit Native Application
  • Game Development Features
  • 3D Content Creation Tools

Back to blogging

January 28, 2015

I know it seems like I’ve vanished from word press. I can assure you I’ll be posting more resources, news, info, reviews for art, illustration, concept art, 3D, animation, figure drawing, still life, art history, and more very soon. I will make an effort to post more often; at least twice a month. Stay tuned and continue to follow my blog.

Than You for following me

Urban Rockwell

New Mobile Artist Pose Tool by Riven Phoenix

January 16, 2013

 From the founder and creator of “The structure of Man Human Figure Drawing Course”- Riven Phoenix has developed a cool,  slick 3d figure application for smart phones(androids).

Description

Breakthrough figure posing tool for the artist. Declared the Top 10 must have App by ImagineFX magazine, Now you can always have your very own reference model with you. You can create any pose quickly with an easy to use pose interface. Its simple, just select the body part and then pose the figure. You can pose both the male and female figure. The coolest feature most important to artist is the figures use no constraints allowing geometry to intersect. This allows Artist to pose from realistic to extreme poses. Use it for Drawing, Manga, Illustration, Character Design, Animation, Story Boarding, Comic Books.The Post Tool 3D was designed by the Artist Riven Phoenix author of the breakthrough figure drawing course ‘The Structure of Man HD’ used in over 68 Countries.The Pose Tool uses state-of-the-art 3D Engine that allows you to pose organic figure models.”Top 10 Must-Have Art App” – ImagineFx magazine #92″Once you get a feel for it, Pose Tool 3D is a great little reference tool for digital artists” – ImagineFx magazine #92

“Pose Tool 3D is a great way for artists on the move to experiment with character poses.” – ImagineFx magazine #92

Touch Controls:

– One Finger – Orbit around figure

– One Finger Tap – Select body part

– Two Finger Pinch – Zoom in and Out and Pan at the same time. This feature gives you the ability to setup dramatic shots for your poses quickly. Very powerful feature.

Menu Features:

– Pose Buttons – Help Menu – Save Current Pose – Load Last Saved Pose – Center Figure – Reset Figure to T-Pose – Hide Menu Bar – 3 Point lighting System – Muscle Maps Mode – Gesture System mode – Life Drawing Mode – Mannequin Mode – Cube Guides – Average Male/Female body type  – Heavy Male/Female body type  – Old Male/Female body type  – Skinny Male/Female body type  – Muscular Male/Female body type

Male and Female Organic Moving Parts:

– Head – Neck – Shoulders – Upper Arm – Lower Arm – Hand – Finger – Chest – Abs – Upper Leg – Lower Leg – Feet

www.AlienThink.com

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alienthink.posetool3d

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJN677S

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Jason Manley – COLOR AND THE THEORY OF LIGHT

April 7, 2012

If you’re an artist looking to expand your knowledge on Color Theory and Light; this is definitely a must video to check out. If you have trouble getting your images to pop, or maybe they look to flat and saturated, or have trouble deciding what colors to use for a painting, or maybe you think you feel you have to use every color in your paint collection? Jason Manley gives a great presentation on Color Theory, gives great examples from the Old Masters approaches to handling light and color. He also gives advice and examples of how color theory and light are used in blockbuster films and video games.

COLOR AND THE THEORY OF LIGHT is one of the most elusive courses in education. We will be delving deeply into the importance of lighting theory for illustration, concept design, Fine Art, 3D, film, games, comics, and visual media of all kinds. Communicating the visual feeling of light, and depth of mood is of the utmost importance when making art, no matter the field or industry. Accurate visual, abstract, and emotional qualities of color will be focused on. We will cover basic, intermediate and advanced color theory as directly related to making visual art. Students will learn how to create focal areas, pictorial space through color movements and atmospheric perspective as well as narrative color control for precise and purposeful visual storytelling.

http://theartdepartment.org/streaming-classes/color-and-the-theory-of-art

Do you want to be an Illustrator or Concept Artist? Feng Zhu breaks it down

March 20, 2012

Many creative people in visual arts or other design fields have so many options and directions they can go into career wise. It can also get a little confusing as there are similarities and interchangeable roles an artist and or designer can use his knowledge and skills. If you are uncertain about your major, or maybe you want to change your major from an illustrator to a concept artist, industrial design; maybe it’s vice versa or both; then you should definitely check out this video by master concept artist and teacher Feng Zhu.

fzdschool.com

Poser Debut

June 16, 2011

Poser debut is great for 3d operations, but its also great for 2D artists that need refrence for figures, models, lighting, characer studies and development, etc.,

We’ve all watched 3D movies or played 3D games, and most of us have dreamed about making our own 3D art and animation. You probably thought that 3D software is too hard to learn, or too challenging to be fun. Now, there’s Poser Debut. Finally there’s an easy way to learn 3D and be creative, even if you can’t draw or have never taken an art class. Poser Debut is a 3D playground. Create scenes, add 3D characters, pose them, animate them and make cool images or videos. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s Poser Debut.

Poser Debut comes with everything you need to get started in 3D. You’ll quickly learn 3D with our easy to follow, step by step project guide. And Poser Debut’s library includes dozens of ready to pose 3D characters from cute cartoon characters and animals to robots and accurate photo-realistic humans. Poser Debut also includes lots of clothing, props to build scenes, cameras, lights and pre-built poses that can be dropped right onto your characters. Within minutes you can start to render 3D scenes into gorgeous art and cool animations that will impress your family and friends.

Why Use Poser Debut?

The easiest way to learn 3D and have fun at the same time!

Create cool 3D art even if you can’t draw or have never taken an art class.

Affordable, yet fully featured, Poser Debut creates still images or animated videos

Poser Debut includes over a gigabyte of ready-to-go 3D content so you can get started right away.

Learn the basics of 3D and 3D character animation with our easy to follow, step by step project guide.

Expand your 3D skills with included training videos and tutorials.

Features

Over 80 fully rigged, fully posable, 3D characters

Includes 2GB of clothing, hair, props, textures, pose sets, cameras, lights facial expressions and hand poses.

In-app Project Guide teaches how to use Poser with video and easy to follow instructions.

Drag and drop content into the scene from the Library Search.

Content Paradise™ from within Library for additional Poser content.

Turn 3D scenes into images or animation with Poser FireFly rendering engine.

Supports advanced Poser 8 rigging system for better bending 3D characters.

OpenGL real-time scene preview.

Supports spot light lights, point lights and infinite lights.

Performance optimizations for posing and rendering improvements on multi-processor systems.

System Requirements

512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended); OpenGL enabled graphics card or chipsetrecommended (recent NVIDIA GeForce and ATI Radeon preferred); 24-bit color display, 1024×768 minimum resolution; 2GB free hard disk space (4GB recommended); Internet connection required for Content Paradise; Adobe® Flash® Player 9; DVD-ROM drive (physical product only).

Windows

Windows: 7, Vista, XP; 700 MHz Pentium class or compatible (1 GHz or faster recommended); Windows® Internet Explorer® 7.

Macintosh

Mac OS X 10.6, 10.5; 700 MHz G4 processor (Intel Core Duo or 1 GHz G4 or faster recommended).

http://www.contentparadise.com/productDetails.aspx?id=17194

Douglas Klauba “A Favorite Artist”

March 28, 2011

This is a special “Favorite Artist” segment. Douglas Klauba is a fellow alumnus from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and art friend.

Doug’s work is very creative, inspiring and mind-blowing. When you see it you just shake your head in wonder of how he created that piece. His work is all done traditionally; in fact, his painting method is so intense and clean that it almost looks impossible for him to pull off so much detail, textures, and transparent effects, that it looked like he would have needed to retouch it in the computer to add finishing touches to his paintings. He just has an amazing eye and a great touch with the brush that works for him and his style.

I was also content to finally see him grace the pages of  Imagine Fx magazine(issue 65); as I feel people need to be aware of his exceptional contributions to the Fantasy-Sci-Fi, Illustration, Comic Book, and conceptual work along with any other elites in the field.

More on Douglas Klauba:

As a kid growing up in Chicago, Doug collected illustrated paperback covers, printed his own comic books and made movies with friends. His creative impulses lead him to a serious interest in painting, and he went on to graduate from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1985. After gaining valuable professional experience by working at several downtown illustration studios, Doug moved to California to study at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.

Upon returning to Chicago, Doug established his own studio where his illustrations have been commissioned for posters, advertising, book covers, magazines, corporate communications, calendars and collector plates by various national and international agencies and design firms. His work has been recognized for its heroic-deco style that includes influences of WPA murals and Art Nouveau design.

Website & Blog:

http://www.douglasklauba.com

 

 

 

 

Digital Character Design and Painting by Don Seegmiller

February 27, 2011

I know it’s been a couple of months since my last updates. I assure you that I’m still passionate about providing resources and information for the visual art, design and entertainment.

I would like to introduce you to this great book by Don Seegmiller. This book on Digital Character Design and painting is a wonderful start to approaching digital painting in corel painter. Seegmiller explains step by step fundamentals of researching characters, writing a characters profile, traditional art fundamentals and how to apply them to digital art. Such as lighting, rendering, color theory basics, to tricks and tips in painter. If you’re a beginner to character design I highly recommend this book. Also, one thing to note; Seegmiller is using an older version of corel painter 7; but most of the information is still relevant to later versions of painter.

Advanced Painter Techniques

December 18, 2010

Ok. Here’s the latest on book recommendations for serious digital artists’ that want to turn there skills up a notch in Corel Painter. Don Seegmiller is definitely a great seasoned artist with a unique approach to painting digitally, without letting his work look digital. In this book y you’ll learn how to use painter on a new level; you can make your work look like an actual oil painting on canvas. Also, you’ll learn how to use the hose, textures, papers, make custom brushes, use Don Seegmillers special custom brushes, create a 3D effect look to your work, as well as wonderful illustration working files created by Seegmiller himself.

Check out his work, as well as info on the book at:

www.seegmillerart.com

Free 3D modeling program Sculptris

October 12, 2010

 Check out this 3D program sculptris.  It’s a very powerful but simple modeling program sponsored by the makers of  Zbrush. This program has gotten great reviews from users as well as credited professional graphics magazines.

Sculptris wants you to make 3D models. Download it and have a go! I’m sure you will enjoy.Watch the trailer!
Instructions can be found in documentation.txt within the zip archive, but I recommend visiting the forum and watching some videos to get an idea of how to really use the application.

Sculptris Alpha 5 is a prototype of software currently being developed by Pixologic™.



http://sculptris.com/download.html