Category 3D and VFX

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Games and such things

  Metaverse: Open for business? XR What Is XR, and How Is It Radically Transforming Industries? Autodesk to Acquire The Wild, Extended Reality (XR) Solutions Provider for Immersive and Collaborative Workspaces for Design and Construction VR VR VIRTUAL REALITY CINEMA MELBOURNE -Sessions are generally 25-30 mins and you will see 4 shorts. -Screens Local & […]

HDR Images

High Dynamic Range Images – HDRI  HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging)  is a technology that expands the dynamic range of an image and shows details in both shadows and highlights. Dynamic Range is a range of brightness values that can be recorded on media (film, photographic plate, photographic paper) or on the matrix of a digital […]

Texturing and Shading

SHADING is a term used for applying renderable colours, surface bumps, transparency, reflection, shine, luminescence, glow or similar attributes. Shading defines the look of your model when it is rendered. Shaders are based on nodes that hold attributes that define the shader. TEXTURES give objects relevance to their surroundings, believability, quality. Textures are applied to shader […]

Compositing

Compositing is the process of putting back together elements of a shot or scene that have been rendered separately.  These layers give the compositor the ability to alter elements when finishing before bringing them together in the final image.  In the Post-Production Visual Effects Industry, compositing is a vital step to achieving final, finished shot imagery.  Utilizing […]

Professional

See also ‘Business’ post AWARDS AEAF  Animation Effects Awards Festival is an international competition and screening and speaker program, now in its 20th year with entries from around the world.  The awards are given for creative and technical excellence in the use of visual effects and animation in the creation of screened work. The judging criteria […]

Dynamics

MY  REFERENCE  FOR  LEARNING and SOME RESOURCES I’M COLLECTING ALONG THE WAY Dynamics is the complex physical mechanism that determines how objects move to simulate real-world forces using physical laws Specifying the different actions for the object to take and the software will figure out how to animate that object in the most realistic way […]

Programming

w3schools.com: The language for building web pages Women Who Code:  Sydney and Meetup Sydney Python User Group (SyPy) Monthly Meetup EAT 3D Autodesk Maya Scripting – An introduction and Applications Luiz Kruel LEARN COED the HARD WAY  THE NEW BOSTON LESTER BANKS:  LEARN ARTIST FRIENDLY PYTHON FOR MAYA FROM DHRUV GOVIL Quality Coding, Inc.  YouTube STACK […]

Rendering Process Diary

V-RAY WINS ACADEMY AWARD Vector-based or 3D software uses mathematical algorithms and geometric functions and rendering is the process of calculating this information, converting into raster images, to produce a 2D picture. The rendered picture is made up of pixels that create the image or movie file.  The lights, shadows, colours, movement, placement of textures and […]

Lighting and Rendering

This post is made up of information that I have collected and continually adding to along my journey about lighting, shaders, rendering. Top 10 reasons to take part in student rendering challenges 3drender.com – Three D lighting and rendering including challenges The Science of Rendering Photorealistic CGI Disney’s Practical Guide to Path Tracing CG Channel.com MAXDEPTH Resolution Revolution Redux: […]

Texture Process Diary

3D TEXTURING PROCESS DIARY Texturing is the process of applying the surface qualities to objects such as colours and texture, assigning 2D images to 3D objects. Notes from Lanier, L., 2011. Maya studio projects. Texturing and lighting. Sybex, Indianapolis, Ind. p123 UV snapshot and bitmap texture resolutions of 512, 1024, 2048 are resolutions commonly used in […]