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Illustration Age Blog

July 26, 2015

I’ve been following Illustration Age blog for a few years now. I recommend it to artists, illustrators, and other creatives related to writing, drawing, designing, publishing, etc. Their are tons of resources to help aid in artists careers; as well as continuing creative education. Check out some of the brief details below on what Illustration Age is about.

We regularly feature new, inspiring, and sometimes groundbreaking artwork from professional Illustrators all over the world. Whether you’re an Artist, Art Director, Artist Representative, or a lover of Illustration, Illustration Age is for you.

We also produce our own illustration-related content, such as:

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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Blender 2.5 alpha release (3D program)

March 20, 2010

 Blender 2.5 is a powerful all in one free 3d program. Familar with Poser, Daz3d, etc.  It’s very similar to those 3d programs and if buying programs aren’t in your budget right now, I highly recommend getting this program.

model • shade • animate • render • composite • interactive 3d

Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

 http://www.blender.org/

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Main_Page

  • Revolutionary non-overlapping and non-blocking UI delivers unsurpassed workflow
  • Flexible and fully configurable window layout with as many screen setups as you prefer
  • Undo support on all levels
  • Anti-aliased fonts with international translation support
  • Any window space can be easily switched to any window type (curve editor, NLA, 3D view etc)
  • Built-in text editor for annotations and editing Python scripts
  • Graphical user interface for Python scripts
  • Custom themes
  • Consistent interface across all platforms
  • Rigging

             Fast skeleton creation mode

    • Interactive 3D paint for vertex weighting
    • Fast envelope based skinning
    • Automatic Skinning that really works (heat equilibrium based)
    • Mirror editing (bone creation and weight painting)
    • Double Quaternions reduce shrinking and other bone deformation errors
    • Volume deformer uses a mesh cage to deform complex meshes with great results
    • Bone layers and colored groups for better rig organization
    • B-spline interpolated bones; forget about elbow twists
    • Constraint stack for IK solver setup and other constraints
    • PyConstraints; if you need something not yet implemented code it in python with real time feed back, no compiling needed

    Animation

    • Armature (skeleton) deformation with forward/inverse kinematics with pole target support
    • Auto IK allows posing FK chains easily
    • Non-linear animation editor for mixing individual actions created in Action editor
    • Automated walkcycles along paths
    • Animated constraint system
    • Vertex key framing for morphing, with controlling sliders
    • Edit and create new blendshapes from existing targets
    • Character animation pose editor
    • ‘Ipo’ system integrates both motion curve and traditional key-frame editing
    • Audio playback, mixing and editing support for sound synchronisation
    • Timeline offers fast acces to many playback functions, autokey, help markers
    • Python scripting access for custom and procedural animation effects