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3dtotal's Christmas Cracker!

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Those fine people over at 3dTotal have announced their 2014 Christmas Cracker!

On purchasing any physical product in their shop, the fantastic seasonal deal offers 3 free gifts, 20% off your order & an additional 20% discount to use in January 2015!

Simply enter the coupon code CRACKER20 when purchasing your physical product to receive the gifts! Smiling

Check it out HERE

3DTotal Master Your 3D Pen: Tips, Techniques, and Inspiration for 3D Designs Kickstarter

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Our good friends over at 3dTotal are currently running a new Kickstarter for an amazing looking book entitled Master Your 3D Pen: Tips, Techniques, and Inspiration for 3D Designs

Knowing the fantastic quality content that 3dTotal regularly produce, this book is sure to be essential primer for:

Marmoset Northern Italy HDR Panorama Pack Released!

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Those realtime rendering wizards over at Marmoset.co have released the an absolutely fantastic panorama pack containing 50 ultra high resolution panoramas taken in northern Italy.

3DTotal Sketching from the Imagination

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Our good friends over at 3dTotal have released another fantastic looking new book entitled Sketching from the Imagination

The 320 page book, which retails for £17.99 ($29.99/€21.99 Approx.) contains content from 50 featured artists in an exclusive selection of awe-inspiring concept designs and sketches.

Marmoset Toolbag 2.0 Released!

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Those realtime rendering wizards over at Marmoset.co have released the highly anticipated Toolbag 2.0!

The major update of Marmoset Toolbag includes goodies such as:

Knald 1.0 Released!

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After a long public beta Knald Technologies has released Knald 1.0!

The ultra-fast GPU powered solution for generating “bake quality” textures from any 2D source texture can now be purchased from HERE along with the ability to download a demo for testing purposes.

 

3DTotal Sketch Workshop Kickstarter

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Our good friends over at 3dTotal have been running a new Kickstarter for Sketch Workshop!

The Sketch Workshop is an innovative and fun way for people of all ages to find the inspiration to pick up a pencil - and draw! We've created a number of workbooks that cover popular topics including:

3dcreative Magazine 100th Issue!

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Our good friends over at 3dcreative magazine are celebrating their 100th issue with a bunch of freebies and as usual it's packed  with tons of quality content including tutorials, project overviews and content from Joshua Harker & Rafael Grassetti!

Definitely something to get in the Christmas list! Smiling

 

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e338: The Art of Loïc Zimmermann

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Those fine people over at 3DTotal have just started a new Kickstarter campaign!

e338: The Art of Loïc Zimmermann is an epic collection of personal work by master artist Loïc Zimmermann (VFX Concept Artist on Thor, Iron Man 3, True Grit & more)

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3DTotal's Sketching from the imagination Available For Pre Order

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 Our good friends over at 3DTotal are giving away free 3dtotal sketchbooks and mechanical pencils with pre orders of their stunning new book Sketching from the imagination!

The 320 pagebook, which has an estimated release of the 7th of October, 2013, contains an exclusive selection of awe-inspiring concept designs and sketches from some of the world's most talented artists.

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New CRYENGINE announced

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Crytek have announced the next version of their spectacular game engine.

CRYENGINE includes many new features and improvements to the previously released version of the engine; many of which will also be propagated over to the  to Crytek's free CRYENGINE® SDK later this week!

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3DTotal Release ZBrush Jouster Tutorial For Free!

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Our good friends over at 3DTotal have released a fantastic ZBrush character creation tutorial entitled 'Jouster' by Adam Fisher

The tutorial goes over subjects such as Blocking in the proportions, Sculpting the face, Sculpting the armour, Creating the armour meshes, Finalizing the details, Creating the low poly model, UV unwrapping and texture baking, Texturing the armor, Texturing the face & finally Model presentation in Marmoset!

Marmoset Toolbag 2.0 Teasers Ahoy!

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Those realtime rendering wizards over at Marmoset.co have posted a few amazing shots of the highly anticipated Toolbag 2.0 on their Twitter account.

3DTotal Art Fundamentals Book Available For Pre Order - 10% Off!

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Our good friends over at 3DTotal are giving a 10% discount on pre orders of their stunning 3DTotal Art Fundamentals.

Marmoset Skyshop! Image-Based Lighting Tools.

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Those crazy cats over at Marmoset.co have been busy working in their underground lair creating some amazing rendering goodies for those of us who use Unity.

Skyshop will enable full Marmoset flavour lighting within Untiy and just to tease us they have been posting images and wizard powered magic on the interwebs.

 

What is Skyshop?

Skyshop takes sky images (panoramas, crosses, or cubemaps) as input and will generate diffuse and specular IBL cubemaps from them.

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Blender 2.67 Released!

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The Blender Foundation have released  Blender 2.67!

The release adds some really big changes including new mesh modelling tools, a new 3d printing addon, improvements to the 3d painting system and the ability to render SSS in cycles.

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The Game Dev Cast - Episode 2 Released!

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Episode 2 of the new game development podcast - The Game Dev Cast - has been released, along with episodes 1 & 2 of ChillOutSunday!

The weekly podcast, which is hosted by our good friends Mattias Van Camp, Wiktor Öhman & Jason Lavoie, covers all the ins and outs of game development and broach various weekly news topics and other matters of interest.

Zbrush - QuickTips # 1 - BulletHoles/Custom Decal Brushes!

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Joe Harford has released another fantastic tutorial!

In the first of a series of QuickTips, Joe goes over how to create convincing  Bullet Holes/Custom Decal Brushes within ZBrush! Laughing out loud

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In the first of the Zbrush quick tips I cover creating bulletholes in objects using custom 'decal' brushes and alphas. I also cover creating your own brush icons and how to use your new brushes.

 

 You can watch the tutorial in glorious HD over at his YouTube page.

 

Mastering UDK Game Development eBook/Book - Released!

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John Doran has authored an impressive looking book for Packt Publishing entitled 'Mastering UDK Game Development'

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