3D

Substance Modeler Beta

Substance Modeler Beta

There is an open Beta for a new 3D sculpting application being developed by Adobe called Substance Modeler. You can read more about this and sign up here. At present it is Windows only software. Interestingly it looks like this program is designed to work for both VR and desktop and uses a voxel based…

Making a 3D frog

Making a 3D frog

One of my recent projects to practice 3D sculpting and painting was a frog. I decided to do a 3D sculpt of a frog study I had painted using Krita. I used Curvy3D Go to make the base mesh for the sculpt and then I took it into ZBrush to do more work. I like…

Texture Painting 3D Models

Texture Painting 3D Models

I’m currently working through texturing some 3D models I’ve made and in the process I’ve been learning a few more things about the software I use and trying some different workflow and technical approaches. At present I am using a program called 3D Coat to do the UV mapping, baking and the PBR based texture…

Fun and Intuitive 3D Art Software

3D software can be intimidating to beginners. This article describes how I gradually overcame my fear of using 3D software and lists some 3D tools here: Solutions for making 3D art easier. My experience so far I’ve been learning Blender and 3D Coat since late 2018. I found that the learning curve was steep and for…

Software for Painting 3D Models

I’m still fairly new to digital 3D art, but I have learned the basics on how to add materials and create texture maps for painting 3D models digitally. Here is an Easter themed scene with one of my latest models: I wrote a blog post about the creation of this picture here. Painting in real-time…

Introduction For Texturing 3D Models

This article describes more technical things than usual about the 3D workflow for texturing models. I wanted to write something that might help explain things I mention in future articles. I’ll keep it at an introductory level and I’m not going into too much detail at this stage. I hope this article will be useful,…

Using 3D Software for Illustration and Design

This article will describe some ways that primarily 2D Illustrators, comic and manga artists, concept artists and digital painters use 3D software in their workflow and give some examples of 2D artists utilising 3D technology in their creative process. I’ll keep it basic because 3D is a rabbit hole you can quite happily fall into…