ANIMA 2 came on the market in June 2016 and after several updates, it has been consolidated as the best solution for quickly and easily creating stunning 3D animations in very little time. ANIMA 2.5 becomes a software for daily usage to populate scenes mainly due to the introduction of Metropoly Ready-Posed model support for still imagery.
People in motion add a unique and vivid atmosphere to any 3d rendered animation. However, one must get the hang of it before doing so and pulling it off nicely! Even tough we can easily get realistic high poly scanned 3D people on the market, who look pretty realistic when standing still, making them move is a tricky business. We’re so used to natural human movements that our eyes detect the slightest misplaced move in an instant. Follow Dorka Somlói from ZOA as she describes their method for this. Enjoy!
The Boundary showcases their latest and remarkable visuals for Renzo Piano’s 87 Park residential building in Miami. I had the pleasure seeing this remarkable piece of work for the first time during SOA Academy Day #6, during which The Boundary shared more information about the creation of the stills and animation this project called for. It is a pleasure for me to spotlight this project here, accompanied by some slides from The Boundary’s SOA Talk. Enjoy!
Patric Verstraete recently published his latest work for VEELAERT ARCHITECTEN’s Astridhof Residence project, showcasing extensive environmental work to achieve similar look to that on site without relying on photography. He kindly share his process of making it using 3dsmax and V-Ray as his main tools, as well as Forest Pack Pro, RailClone and Mighty Tiles Pro. Enjoy!