2016 started and it’s time to look back and reflect upon the best works posted by you on the forums during 2015. This time there is no need to specifically showcase the 52 best of week projects as they where and still are on the display here – Best of Week 2015. Go ahead and take a look at them all, drop a good word and check here who entered the best 12 of the year. I’m very proud to share these great visuals with you and hope to see all of you keep sharing your remarkable works this year too! Top image has nothing to do with the final best of year pick.
Bertrand Benoit showcases his latest creation, three months in the making – The 3d recreation of the 1972 Metabolistic Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo by the late architect Kisho Kurokawa. This is a full-CG attempt at modeling and rendering a detail-heavy urban scene, and a pretty successful one (no surprise here!). We’ve seen this project being referenced before by Jean-Marc Emy in his winning CityLIFE challenge entry. It is unique and so is Bertrand’s work on it.
Bertrand Benoit seems to have more and more fun with Corona. After uploading a few full V-Ray scenes to his warehouse, seeing a full Corona interior scene up there seemed like the next logical thing, and indeed – The Corona Loft is up their for grabs. As Bertrand puts it – “It’s a full, high-quality, ready-to-render industrial loft scene. Use it for fun, learning, for commercial projects, or to plunder and cannibalize for your own Corona projects”. Just pay attention to the fact it is a heavy and demanding scene.
Romuald Chaigneau traveled back in time, to the days he played Final Fantasy 9, by creating THE BRINK. A matte painting turned into animation inspired by the game that he posted on the forums today. The result of this personal improvement project is captivating and it is very interesting to see what went on behind the scenes in the breakdown video provided. Cool Stuff!
I’m trying something new here. A making-of Pikcells Best of Week 10/2105 project is in the making and Richard Benson sent me this great breakdown video I’d like to share with you all right away. The article is scheduled for next week, but seeing this you might have questions I would love to slide in as we prep it all up.
Carlos Mazon posted two impressive images on the forums this week, along with two process videos showing how he takes it from model to final image. This work was done for Wire Collective LTD and designed by Crystalzoo Architecture. Both images were rendered using Blender and Cycles. Check it out!