Announcing the winners of the VDB Cloud contest! There were tons of awesome entries, and it sounds like everybody learned a lot and had fun. Keep your eyes open for a new contest in the future! The top 3 entries win a free product of their choice. Congrats to them!
The cloud use in all of these is cloud 165 in our VDB Cloud Pack Volume 2, fyi.
We have a great new freebie today by our friends at renderking.it! It’s a pack of new kitbash elements which could be sci-fi or mechanical/hard surface pieces. These will be great for building up your scene and adding a lot of detail.
If you like these, please check out our Hard Surfaces Pack which has hundreds of similar elements and is one of our most popular products.
We’re rocking and rolling with our new Octane Lighting Essentials Volume 2! This is scene 13. It’s a animated logo reveal in a sci-fi hard surface type scene. Of course it doesn’t have to be a logo, the environment can be used in any type of scifi/hard surface mechanical style animation. Maybe sports graphics etc. How you use it is up to you!
This scene was created by the insanely talented Raphael Rau and Alessandro Boncio. Huge thanks to them for their work!
🚨🚨 Get the Mutating Materials Metal Pack here: thepixellab.net/redshift-mutating-materials-metal
In this quick Cinema 4D Redshift tip I’ll show you how to texture both sides of an object with the Ray Switch Node. I’ll also show you how to make an alpha mask using the Sprite Node. Hope you learn something new!
Alright, time for a new contest! Our last Motorcycle contest was AMAZING and we had some epic entries.
So many people really enjoyed the contest, especially with a lot of quarantining and lots of extra time. So, if you need a fun contest to motivate you into learning new things and possibly win some prizes let’s do another one!
The theme for May is: Cloud. The only requirement is to make a really rad render using a VDB Cloud that I will give you for free. It’s cloud #165 from our VDB Clouds Pack 2. Simply download it and use it as a part of an epic render. You can use any render engine and you can create any type of scene, vibe, style etc. Get creative! If you go to our Clouds 1 page there are a bunch of images that might inspire you from other artists.
We will internally vote on the top 3 entries and they will all get a free product of their choice from our store.
Here is what the cloud you will use looks like:
Download the cloud now and get started. The contest will end when the clock strikes midnight on the last day of May. Enjoy!!
(Note, you will need to use a render engine that supports VDBs)
The results of our latest texturing contest are in! I’m blown away by the incredible amount of insanely good entries. I couldn’t choose 3 winners, so instead we chose the top 10, and even that was too hard so I had a few of my artist friends each vote on their favorites. The results of all of their input has picked the top 10, who will all win a free product from our store, but honestly it was really hard to judge, and there are SO many incredible entries. I’m super proud of this community. It was awesome to see such a fun project come alive with all of your talent. We will do a new one soon, so stay tuned. Thank you to all who entered, I’m so impressed! Below are the top 10 listed first, followed by the rest of the entries in no particular order.
Also, just a quick reminder, the motorcycle is a 3D model of a Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer motorcycle. This model was created by Maciej Ptaszynski. You can see his work here: behance.net/maciekptaszynski
I have a great freebie today courtesy of my friend Mark Johnson, who is the creator of our brand new Arnold Mutating Materials Pack: Woods Edition. We’re giving away 10 of the materials for free! This is a great way to sample the product quality and see if you like it. The materials included are Pine Bark, White Cedar Plank Dirty, Black Walnut Plank Rotten, Pine Bark Mossy, Painted Wood Peeling Heavy, Brown Beech Parquet English, Ash Long Planks, Brown Hickory Parquet English Worn, African Mahogany Parquet English Rotten and American Cherry Parquet Herringbone. Feel free to use these however you want, I hope you find them useful!
Learn more about the full pack here: thepixellab.net/arnold-mutating-materials-wood