3D Production Artist at Neoscape, Jerry Chen, wrote a lengthy review for Max Underground about iToo Softwares 3dsmax parametric modeling plugin RailClone 2. It is no secret I use this plugin myself and actively promote it too. It got way better with the recent version 2 release and is now a very robust parametric modeling tool for 3dsmax that can help you quickly create and modify things like complete building facades, roads, stadiums, walls, fences, bookcases and much more.
I never heard of Peter and Alison Smithson and their Upper Lawn Pavilion that they designed for themselves as a weekend house. Loving brutalist architecture, I have to thank Lasse Rode form studio xoio for doing such a remarkable 3d recreation of this house. This set shows the house in the way it probably looked early on in its life. Brutalist creations have a tendency not to age so well if not kept in check… especially in landscaped, humid areas. However, I kind of like that derelict, rustic look.
The Mill is a conceptual design project, done by Vancouver based 3D Artist Chris Kowal, to showcase MP Lighting‘s LED lights. Chris started his WIP thread about this project on the forums back in July 2011 and kept updating us about his progress. Yesterday the work was finally published in the form of an interactive website, best viewed on a tablet device and designed with the sales team of MP Lighting in mind offering them a portable tool to help their clients visualize lighting designs. All the work (design, modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering) was done by Chris except the coding of the site.
Ramon Zancanaro mentions in his latest forum thread that he’s been “far from the 3d by long time…”, and I ask – Where Were You??? I would like to go too!!! Just glancing over his latest renders tells us it was a good place to be. This scene was intended as a cloth study, and a remarkable one in turned out.