Venice, Round Number 5!

October 2, 2014 |  by  |  News

October is here and so is the State of Art Academy Day #5. Years fly by fast for sure… it is a bit scary even. This time I post this from the podium with Roberto beside me fighting the Oculus Rift thingy with Unreal Engine 4. Pretty Damn Cool! Looking forward meeting every one. Speakers this year include DBOX, MIR. cityscape, ARQUI9, Juraj Talcik, iToo Software, Peter Guthrie and more. It’s going to be fun!

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Free Venice Loft's Dresser by Patric Verstraete

Free Venice Loft’s Dresser by Patric Verstraete

October 1, 2014 |  by  |  Freebies

In anticipation for SOA’s Academy Day #5 taking place this weekend, Patric Verstraete embarked on a personal project titled “The Venice Loft” which was published on the forums and awarded Best of Week 34/2014. He recently shared the full dresser model he made for this scene, ready to go with 3dsmax and V-Ray. Enjoy it!

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Making of Z'Axe Boutique

Making of Z’Axe Boutique

September 19, 2014 |  by  |  Making-Of, Native, Tutorials

Frank Raymond‘s ‘Z’Axe Boutique’ visual captured my attention for its color, light, composition and for being so rich in details to a point I awarded it the Best Visualization of the Week NO. 32/2014. Starting with SketchUP, Frank takes as through the process of creating this great visual using 3dsmax, V-Ray and Photoshop. Enjoy!

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Bauhaus Archiv by Bertrand Benoit

Bauhaus Archiv by Bertrand Benoit

September 18, 2014 |  by  |  Forum Spotlight, Inspiration, Visualization

Bertrand Benoit keeps on going with his series of reconstruction of existing architecture. After tackling Salle Labrouste in Paris, France – he went for the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin! As always, it is all modeled by him using 3dsmax and makes heavy use of iToo Software‘s Forest Pack PRO plugin for 3dsmax. Wonderful inspiration closing this week!

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Using Surfaces with Forest Pack Pro

Using Surfaces with Forest Pack Pro

September 16, 2014 |  by  |  Scripts & Plugins, Tips, Tutorials

Following the warm reception of the RailClone Tips & Tricks tutorials among users, iToo Software launches a similar initiative for Forest Pack Pro. In the first episode they examine the foundation skills needed for using surfaces, including using camera clipping to cover huge areas with scattered objects and the various falloff controls that allow you to control the density and scale of scattered objects based on altitude and surface angle.

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AXIS Viana Hotel by Leandro Silva & ROOM

AXIS Viana Hotel by Leandro Silva & ROOM

September 15, 2014 |  by  |  Forum Spotlight, Inspiration, Visualization

Two Braga, Portugal based ArchVIZ studios Leandro Silva ARCH.VIZ and the ROOM join forces and showcase their first shared in-house work – The AXIS Viana Hotel by VHM. With this project they explore both photorealistic and conceptual approach to visualization and promise more to come… What do you think? I’ve added references to the real building at the bottom.

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