September 20th, 2013
There are a lot of things in the world that are hard to believe. Face the truth eyes lie to us. Or, more specifically, our mind does not let us understand simple visual information which is used in optical illusion tricks.
Optical illusion is visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. I bet, you remember all those visual puzzles of a rabbit and a duck as the same object and so on. Well, that is just a simple example of the capability of visual artists who play with our vision and our mind. Furthermore, there are artists who specialize in the art form of illusion. Magicians produce something from nothing, literary. Probably, the first magicians were witches, who created all that hocus pocus stuff, which led them to be burnt on the fire.
Later, the art of magic evolved and illusionists, who had the power to make things disappear or, vice versa, appear in from of the eyes of the audience, became very popular. For example, David Copperfield or David Blane are one of the most popular illusionists in the world, who attract the attention of the huge audience. David Copperfield had once made a jet disappear. Next time his audience could not believe their eyes The Statue of Liberty simply vanished!
Nowadays, there is another kind of artists, who play with our mind. They create pictures which are a great enigma of visual perception. Dare to tell whether it is real or not. You know these artists very well. There is a high probability that they would be burnt alive if it would still be the Medieval Ages. However, it is the 21st century right now, so the magic is a lot more tangible it lies behind the keyboard and the screen. And those magicians are 3D artists.
So, once again, CGTrader wants to introduce you to some of the most photorealistic 3D renderings.
March 18th, 2013
Marek Denko is a 3D designer who attracted the whole computer graphics community with his artwork. The artist had no training in the field of 3D design. But he was always learning from his own mistakes and successes.
Marek Denko's first job in the industry was as a low polymodeling freelancer for a company in Bratislava. Today he is a world-known 3D designer. The designer's artwork is highly distinctive with a peculiar touch of his. It definitely bewitches with the level of realism and intense atmosphere. Marek Denko shares with us the secrets of his profession, inspirations, and reveals how to find a way in the labyrinth of computer graphics world.
March 8th, 2013
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. Joseph Conrad
Firstly, I would like to point out that this blog post is balanced for women. Okay, okay. This is suitable for men also. It is impossible to forget such a nice event as International Woman's Day. This holiday announces the very beginning of spring and calls each man on Earth to remember a woman. Once in a year at least.
Yes, we know that 3D designers' society is mostly comprised of men. But let's face it - most of them have wives or girlfriends or at least female friends. I am sure most of them tried to design a model of a woman or still dream about it. There are dozens of 3D women models. Some of them are created as cartoon, game or movie characters, others remind photographs or paintings, other ones can come from the dreams or be just a visual expression of inspiration a 3D designer caught on the street in the morning. Women are the Muses inspiring 3D feminine models to appear. There is no question about this.
Dear ladies, we cannot send a pot of roses to each of you. Considering this occasion, we have prepared a list of the most fascinating 3D portraits of women. These are the ones no men on the planet could ever have. So you do not have to be jealous at all if your second-half pays more attention to an image than he should.
February 27th, 2013
Some people like to highlight that all the glorious art has already been created. Those who say so perhaps forget to count in the endless possibilities of 3D design. Today movies can be filmed in a quarry of stone and 3D designers will add the turquoise sea, verdant pinewood and a surreal house on the shore.
The audience could suspect a house being improved using 3D design technique. But it is much easier to bribe with a landscape selling a matte-painting as the real one. Moreover, 3D designers are passionate to confuse questioning: What do you think: is this a photograph or the art of 3D?
This phenomenon is called photorealism. It is like a magic wand that brings a fantasy into the life while is used by a skilled artist. Obtaining render which is indistinguishable from a photograph became the Holy Grail of 3D design since 1960s. The target in this work is to reach perfection. In this particular case it means to imitate the reality to the smallest dots. It requires high level of attention even to the rarest details.
So we want to share our thorough list of the highly professional 3D artwork of photorealism. Hopefully, it will give you new ideas and inspire for the masterpieces.
August 29th, 2012
We continue to interview best digital artists and this time we are glad to introduce an expert of 3D modeling, who could be a perfect example, how fantastic high-class 3D models should look like.
Alex Huguet is a professional Spanish digital artist currently living and continuing his career in United Kingdom, London. Mostly he is known for creating characters from sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres. However, you can also admire Alex for his incredible realistic characters. He has a great and varied portfolio as well as a unique experience in freelance work, commercials and movie making.