3d Art

Interesting Developments in Digital Art

Interesting Developments in Digital Art

There are some interesting things to look at in the world of digital art I’d like to share here with you. Vexel: Marrying Pixels with Vector for organic Digital Painting Nelson Chu, developer of Eastern watercolour digital painting software Expresii, has written a really detailed article about the novel Vexel Rendering system in the software….

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…

Digital Art Software News 2021

There are some new versions of art software coming along this year. I’ll mention the ones which have caught my eye and a few others which are of general interest. If you are interested in more software and technology developments I recommend you also check out bigger blogs such as CG Channel and 80 Level…

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…

Digital Solutions for Physical Arts and Crafts

Digital technology can be used to help create physical art in the real world. This article discusses some methods. This is just a general overview but I hope it is interesting. Prints, Stickers and Card Making Artists have been turning their digital art files into real world prints, cards and stickers for many years now. This…