3d characters

Meet Renderosity Artist, Pepsel

Nov 22, 2021 at 11:30 am by nickcharles

Rian, or as she is better known on Renderosity, Pepsel, is a wonderful artist who creates both in and outside of the digital realm. When she is not creating gorgeous portraits.... Read More

Book Review: Beginner's Guide to Creating Characters in Blender

Oct 18, 2021 at 11:30 pm by nickcharles

In this digital age, I will never tire of having an actual book in my hands. The physical reading format I grew up with just simply cannot be fully replaced by PC, iPad, or e-.... Read More

Character creation with MetaHumanCreator

Apr 20, 2021 at 04:00 pm by nemirc

Last week, I was given access to the MetaHuman app from Epic Games. In case you don’t know, MetaHuman is an online human creation tool that lets you create photorealisti.... Read More

FiberShop: Hair card texture generator

Mar 05, 2021 at 06:00 am by nemirc

This time I am taking a look at FiberShop. FiberShop is a hair card texture generator, and you can use these textures for your video game characters (or any other character th.... Read More

Reallusion’s Digital Human Contest 2020

Jan 19, 2021 at 07:30 am by Press Release

Winners of Reallusion’s Digital Human Contest 2020 are Announced!

Digital human creation with Reallusion: Animating in iClone part 3

Nov 26, 2020 at 02:00 pm by nemirc

After a brief pause, I’m coming back to my Reallusion series with a new iClone article. This time I am exploring a little bit more about animation. I.... Read More

New Release of MakeHuman (1.2) is Now Available for Free

Nov 23, 2020 at 01:01 pm by -gToon

The upgraded codebase The main focus of this release has been to modernize the code. In the prior version, large parts were written more than ten years ago, and relied on lib.... Read More

Digital human creation with Reallusion: Using SkinGen

Oct 20, 2020 at 10:00 am by nemirc

Welcome back to this series. This time I continue working on Amelia, as we explore Character Creator more deeply. Her body and face are pretty much finished (I still make chan.... Read More

Digital human creation with Reallusion: Headshot

Sep 29, 2020 at 10:00 am by nemirc

In my quest for a better and faster game development pipeline, I try to test out different applications, including web apps (for example, Mixamo). I've now decided to test out.... Read More

Review: Physics-based animation with Cascadeur isn't 'groundbreaking' but has potential

Aug 12, 2020 at 10:00 am by nemirc

Although I like flashy technology (and flashy visuals ingeneral), character animation is still one of my main interests in computer graphics. That's why Cascadeur sounded lik.... Read More

Character writing ideas: marks, personality, contrast

Jul 28, 2020 at 10:00 am by nemirc

Last time I shared some thoughts about visual design and backstory of the characters. This time I want to go a little deeper into using biography elements to write other parts.... Read More
Character writing ideas: visuals and background

Character writing ideas: visuals and background

Jul 21, 2020 at 10:00 am by nemirc

My journey into computer graphics, then video, then game development, was mainly driven by two things. First, I like technology and visual arts. Second, I like stories and w.... Read More
Make Human

Review Make Human is easy to use and gives good results

May 12, 2020 at 10:00 am by nemirc

MakeHuman is a software that, as I understand, began as a module for Blender. However, it's been available as a stand-alone application for some time. The software is basicall.... Read More
Ziva VFX projects The Meg, Pacific Rim, Venom and Suicide Squad

Ziva VFX Academic Licenses Are Now Free

Apr 09, 2020 at 08:13 am by Press Release

Ziva Dynamics announced Thursday, April 9 that Ziva VFX, the world's most advanced character simulation software, is now free for students and educators. The same tools used o.... Read More

Kitbashing in the Digital Age

Mar 02, 2020 at 12:00 pm by Warlord720

From Wikipedia: Kitbashing or model bashing is a practice whereby a new scale model is created by taking pieces out of commercial kits. These pieces may be added to a custo.... Read More

5 Tools in my Character Toolbox

Jul 18, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

My last article on CC3 changing the way characters are made spurred new questions about what tools are in my character pipeline? While these are not the only tools I use, they.... Read More
Maya LT

Using Maya LT's 2019 Quick Rig Feature

Jun 17, 2019 at 04:00 pm by nemirc

Maya LT has an interesting feature that might be useful in some scenarios, the Quick Rig tool. Quick Rig is a tool that allows you to quickly and easily create a skeleton to b.... Read More
6 Weeks with Character Creator 3 Pipeline

6 Weeks with Character Creator 3 Pipeline: Week 2

Jun 04, 2019 at 04:10 pm by -gToon

For a period of 6 weeks, I'll be learning and creating with Reallusion's Character Creator 3 Pipeline. I'll be starting out fresh, learning the basics and working on a few cre.... Read More
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