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Virtual 3D flight of the Aachen Cathedral

Virtual 3D flight of the Aachen Cathedral

The Aachen Cathedral, also known as Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle is a church located in Aachen, western Germany. Being the oldest cathedral in northern Europe, this church has been built in the 8th century. With all that historic past, this church has been the chair of thirty German kings and twelve queens. Coming from all that history , we would like to present the awarding stunning work from the team over at Interactive Pioneers and their work at making a unique virtual 3D flight that is totally breathtaking of the Aachen Cathedral. To experience this flight, you'll be taking through a responsive site that will take you to the different sections of the Cathedral. Time to sit back and enjoy this ride. Start your 3D experience here. Applause is known to the bread of the artist, but awards are just the cake the creative. We are particularly proud that our performance by awarding the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 has been recognized for high design quality. Watch the Making Video  The triad "See, experience and learning" underlies the overall communication strategy of the Aachen Cathedral Chapter, forms the backbone for the content structure and the design concept of the website. It is reflected in the three areas of " Dom experience ", " Dom Story " and " Dom-date ", which both provide a visual-emotional as well as an informative-cognitive approach for the first German UNESCO World Heritage Site the User. More information: https://www.interactive-pioneers.de.

Ford GT40

Ford GT40 by INK Studio

I am always impressed by the level of quality and details that 3D images have nowadays. One industry that you see this exemplified is the auto industry. There are no more ads of cars that use real cars, it's all computer generated images. INK Studio illustrates that amazingly well with the beautiful work done with GT40 project. I love everything about this project, from the simplicity and minimalistic approach to showcase the even more stunning Ford GT40. To mark its historic victory at the 2016 Le Mans, we lined the legendary Ford GT up for our Plainbody treatment in the third installment of our series. Stripped of all livery and set against a clear white backdrop, these entirely CG images give full focus to the car’s brutal yet beautiful design. - Behance Ford GT40 About INK Studio INK is an award-winning production studio that delivers crafted digital content across film, print and interactive platforms. Specialising in the imaginative use of technical and creative direction; our willingness to experiment with new methods and technologies allows us to continue evolving our unique visual language and ensure our work is both relevant and striking. - Behance

Curriculum 3D

Curriculum 3D

Showcasing your portfolio is really important in the process of job hunting, I don't believe that is all about your education but what work did you worked on or were part on. Many things that we share to our next employer totally defines your first impression as a whole. I've done several interviews for design positions in the past and one thing that we mostly tend to forget or to finish off too quickly is the Curriculum Vitae (our resume). How you define yourself on that piece of paper is also a form of presentation of you. Let's take a look a cool 3D take on a Curriculum Vitae. Designed by Benjamin Benhaim, a motion designer, CG artist and art director based in Paris, France. I like the colour palette of this artwork and also how detailed it is from different angles. Artwork made with Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D, Octane Render   More information via Behance.

The "Sweet" Work of Andre Caputo

The "Sweet" Work of Andre Caputo

We just wanna warn you that the following article might be very "sweet" and you might get temptations at getting a snack. We just wanna warn you first! :) Let's talk about the ads that we are all encountered every single day. According to CBS News, we are exposed to an average to 5000 ads per day. This is an enormous number when we all know that there are only 24 hours in a day. Among ads about cars, events, campaigns and others; we'll see a lot of advertising about food. They triggered temptations to simply fulfill your desire to eat. Let's take a closer look at the work of Andre Caputo, he is a CGI artist and graphic designer based in São Paulo, Brazil. What I love about his work is how close it looks like a photograph, even though we know in the back of our mind that it's not real. Beautifully done! Here I gather: passion for working with image creation; creativity; disposition to search for new techniques and innovation; esthetic sense and seek for the best quality; eagerness for a great relationship with clients; and discipline, that allows the projects to be delivered on time.   More information: https://ac.myportfolio.com.

Beautiful iOS Game Design: Isometry

Beautiful iOS Game Design: Isometry

I've never had the opportunity to work on a game design in my entire career and as I was recently browsing the work of some designers I now understand why I've not made the venture into that space. The reality is, I would fail miserably with the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail required, especially in the concept and drawing phases. The game design project I discovered on Behance today exemplifies this to a T. The project is titled iOS Games | Isometry collection and it was shared and I believe created by Mike, a graphic designer from Prague with 12 years of experience. As you can see below, the drawings are absolutely beautiful, rich and full of details. Then the translation to 3D becomes much more subtle. My forte is beautiful and user-orientated graphic design. I create logotypes, icons,and illustrations. And design websites, applications, games, and user interfaces. - Mike Game Design For more information about Mike and to see more of his projects, make sure to check out his Behance profile. There are other great projects on game design, illustration and web design. You can also see a lot more of his drawing skills, especially the Sketchbooks, Character Design.

DARKN - Beauty of Light in Darkness

DARKN - Beauty of Light in Darkness

Ion Lucin shared an incredible project exploring light and darkness, I'd say more darkness than light but the result is fantastic. The minimalist representation of objects in black and white with subtle animations create an eerie yet elegant effect. As a fan of monochromatic compositions I had to feature these artworks here on ABDZ. For more information about Ion's work and portfolio check out https://www.behance.net/ionL Exploring the minimal beauty of light in darkness. 3D modeling, lighting, rendering.

Labyrinths

Labyrinths

I am a fan of the game Monument Valley, the aesthetics and the way the player have to solve puzzles is quite catching. Labyrinths, a project from JR Schmidt has the same feel, however JR adds the mazes to the formula to create an incredible composition. Just the maze pattern for me is already awesome, but the rest of the details really make the work shine. JR Smith is a motion designer from New York currently working for the Google Creative Lab. For more information check out http://cargocollective.com/jrschmidt/

Randomness with Peter Tarka

Randomness with Peter Tarka

Our good buddy Peter Tarka always been providing top-notch work to big clients as well. Being a fan of his digital 3D works, Peter (even with a busy schedule) always find time for personal work. As we know, initiating side-projects are the best way to explore new techniques, exploring different medias so you can find a little getaway to your daily routine. For certainty, we all need some creative freedom to recharge so eventually you can make more. self initiated projects between commercials (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Peter Tarka Peter Tarka is a talented designer based in Warsaw, Poland that uses as software: C4D, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Vray. Peter has an impressive list of clients including brands like: Honda, BMW, MTV, Adobe, Google RedBull and more. For more information, check out this profile on Behance.

 The 3D Works of Zigor Samaniego

The 3D Works of Zigor Samaniego

Way before digging my work into UX/UI, I was (and still) a big fan of Typography mixed with 3D. By the different techniques and how you can express yourself through words/quotes and choose how you wanna express it. Today, I look up to those who still work into these fields and asking myself when I'll do some typography and getting my hands into 3D. Time will tell. For now, let's look at the stunning work of Zigor Samaniego. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Zigor Samaniego Zigor is a freelance graphic & 3D illustrator based in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Focusing his work in graphic design, 3D, calligraphy and lettering; Zigor has worked with brands like American Express, Volkswagen and more. For more information: http://www.zigorsamaniego.net

Visa Rio 2016 Olympic Games Campaign

Visa Rio 2016 Olympic Games Campaign

The latest campaign for Visa’s Sponsorship of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games employs a creative execution based around a Heart. Visa created 5 Hearts, borne from the idea that 'The Heart of the Olympics is Always On'. Alongside the Heart of the Olympics, it uses other Hearts to symbolise different pillars of the Olympic Games - The Heart of Rio, The Heart of an Olympian, The Heart of the Fans. Each Heart is imagined as an individual world, made up of unique components that form a story around each theme. The creative concepts were developed by the Art Director and designer Gordon Reid and Head of Design Bruno Di Lucca, then the Hearts were crafted in the production process 3D – a process that involved first photographing individual elements, 3D modelling all elements, then merging and crafting into 3D Hearts. The print images will launch across Europe on all channels including billboards, posters, print, and online banners, in support of their hero film. Video Gordon Reid of Middle Boop who worked on the campaign says: “We used a metaphor of a heart to show that the Olympics and Visa are always ‘on' like a heart. Each piece of the artwork demonstrates this in a different way; so we have the Heart of the Athlete, the heart of Rio, the Heart of the Fan and the main key visual, the Heart of the Olympics. The campaign, which took around four months to deliver, comprises five images in total, which were created using a mixture of 3D rendered photography." (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Gordon Reid Gordon aka Middle Boop is an illustrator and designer currently based in London, United Kingdom that focuses his work in branding, web design, editorial illustration and large scale advertising. Over the years, Gordon has built a client list including BBC, Red Bull, Starbucks, American Express and more. For more information: http://middleboop.com

Alphabet Illustrations

Alphabet Illustrations

We posted about the work of Flavio Montiel a few times here on ABDZ and he always keep surprising us. I saw that he has been doing a daily series on Dribbble of beautiful compositions of the alphabet letters. He is already on the letter M so we decided that it should be featured here on ABDZ Flavio Montiel, is an Art Director and 3D Artist based in São Paulo, Brazil. After 4 years working as an Art Director for Harley-Davidson, he quit his job and started his own studio called Bodi Multimedia, which is more focused on web. It was around that time he realized that he couldn’t hold back his love for illustration anymore and started to work as freelance illustrator as well. 3D for me was always more like a hobby and i’ve been learning it for about 10 years. Even though i’ve worked for a few agencies and a very wide range of clients as a Designer and Art Director, and even as a freelancer developer, 3D was always with me on those moments when you want to create something cool from the top of your head, without the pressure of it being a paid job, nothing more. For more information check out Flavio's work at http://flaviomontiel.com/

Royal Caribbean Productions: 1887 Project

Royal Caribbean Productions: 1887 Project

Luminous Creative Imaging is a group of talented creatives that focuses on putting their team together to create beautiful visuals. As simple as it sounds, Luminous specialized in 3D/CGI, Illustration, Digital Art, Manipulation, Photography and just to name a few and they are currenly based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For the project we are featuring today, we are giving you guys a closer of the "1887" project for Royal Caribbean Productions. ...we were asked to work on a challenging project for the Royal Caribbean Productions. They had a 1887 steampunk styled ice show planned and needed a cool visual for their promotional poster. We were asked to design and sketch out the visual and all the elements in it. After this we proceeded modeling and texturing everything in 3D. Once all the elements were put togeher we proceeded lighting the scene, rendering it and bringing it to post. In post many elements were added (like a sky, smoke, etc) to finish the piece. The skater couple was illustrated from scratch based on people in the 1800's and then upfraded and shaded with photographic material. Great project to have worked on and very happy with the result. For more information: http://www.luminous-ci.com/index.html

The Conceptual Work of Rafael Merino

The Conceptual Work of Rafael Merino

To me, conceptual work/art has more than one meaning. It could expressed as being abstract or freshly innovative. For Rafael Merino, his work is way more above that, it's the creation of engagements combined with graphics for all kinds of purposes. Currently based in Madrid, Spain; Rafael focuses his work in art direction, visual identity and motion. My first aim is to tell stories with my images, working as a graphics' craftsman. For more information check out: http://www.rafamerino.pro

New Works of Machineast

New Works of Machineast

In the past year, we have featured these guys on the blog. And with the recent update of their site, there's a ton new work that needs a closer look since the level of attention to details and typography concepts are highly aesthetic by the very own Machineast. Currently based in Singapore, Machineast is a team of two design directors Rezaliando and Fizah Rahim that specializes in art direction, 3D illustration, typography, branding and design. We are Machineast. For more information check out: http://machineast.com

Raw & Rendered 3D Graphics

Raw & Rendered 3D Graphics

Raw & Rendered is Joey Camacho, a freelance 3d motion designer from Candada. Joey started a 365 project using Cinema 4D, creating a render everyday for a year in order improve his craft and produce work more efficiently. Check it out! For more from Raw & Rendered visit instagram.com/rawandrendered.

Boxes

Boxes

Peter Tarka is a designer and illustrator from Warsaw, Poland. He has been featured in several digital publications, even listed at the Photoshop’s 25 Under 25. His talented is visible especially on projects like the Boxes, in which he mixes 3D, Photoshop and abstracted ideas to create quite inspiring artworks. For more information about Peter check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/trk

OVDI - 3D Interactive Projection Mapping Sculpture

OVDI - 3D Interactive Projection Mapping Sculpture

Yesterday I finished reading The Icarus Deception, a book written by Seth Godin. The cool thing about this book is that Seth illustrates the importance of artistry in this day and age. How the old model doesn’t work anymore and if you want to succeed you have to be unique. After reading the book I noticed that my view had already changed, it’s like I have a new appreciation for unique projects, especially those mixing digital and analog like the OVDI project I want to share with you on this post. OVID is a three-dimensional, interactive projection mapping sculpture. Controlled by a MIDI controller, the user can change the visual appearance of the sculpture OVDI is a project created by Lukas Brüggen, a student from Cologne, Germany. For more information check out http://www.luk1.com