Nexus Studios' creator Jaime Álvarez Sobreviela, in partnership with film and design studio Le Cube and composer David Kamp, have created a 50’ animated film, ‘The Enlightenment of Cosmic Panda’ . The film tells the story of the Mr. Kat & Friends ‘Cosmic Panda’ character as his true nature is revealed. The style mixes 3D with motion graphic design and it's super fluid especially the scene transitions where it goes from 3D to regular illustration style. Check out below and also more details and stills of this project. 3D and Motion Graphic Design Speaking of how the animation project came about Jaime says: “Le Cube and I met in Cutout Fest Mexico where we were invited to speak. Turns out we got along very well, they liked the Mr. Kat & Friends brand and the latest Mr. Kat collaboration was born." It was clear to me that we should show Cosmic Panda having a lysergic experience. The vibe of the character was asking for that. With Claudio Iriarte, who was the project animation director, we came up with the D.M.T experience. Jaime liked the idea as well, so we moved on under this concept. - Ralph Karam (Le Cube) Cosmic Panda has recurrent themes such as space, mysticism, meditation, nature and overcoming. Depending on which state he’s in, he’ll acquire different levels of wisdom. For example when he’s golden or transparent, he's in his highest levels of consciousness. When not in a supernatural condition, Cosmic Panda is a wild and carefree panda. - Jaime (Mr. Kat & Friends) “We’re always looking for opportunities to mix techniques in our work. The mixing between the environments here of the exterior (Cosmic Panda’s real universe) and the interior (his mind) was a perfect excuse to play with our favourite techniques 2D cell animation and 3D” - Juan Manuel Friere (Le Cube) notes I liked the idea of keeping the "real universe" of the character into this technic. For the trip, I called another colleague and brilliant animator Dante Zaballa to help us with one of his specialties: handmade painting in cell animation. - Ralph Karam The film was premiered at the amazing OFFF Festival in Barcelona where Jaime was invited to speak. Ralph, Gustavo and Juanma joined him on stage to present the brand new animation! 👊 CREDITS: Production and Animation: Le Cube Starring an original character created by: Mr. Kat & Friends, represented by Nexus Studios Direction: Ralph Karam and Jaime Álvarez Sobreviela (Mr Kat & Friends) Executive Production: Gustavo Karam and Juan Manuel Freire Production: Antonela Castro Animation Direction: Claudio Iriarte 3D Backgrounds: Jaime Álvarez Sobreviela (Mr. Kat & Friends) Illustrations: Martin Vinograd 2D Animation: Dante Zaballa, Sergio Kechu, and Martin Lara 2D Animation Assistants: Matheus Muñiz and Katherine Pryor 3D Animation: Chris Rey Willis Composition: Ralph Karam Music and Sound Design: David Kamp For more information make sure to check out the original Behance project
Stuart Lippincott has been posting some incredible 3D rendering on his Behance profile. They are part of his everyday challenge and as the name suggest, he has been creating one illustration every day. I particular love the style and I can see that it's becoming more and more a trend. The surreal mood withe small people or just a small person facing a massive object, usually with strong light effects. It reminds me of the 80s, very abstract and sometimes stark, but with this futurist vibe. Anyway check out below some beautiful 3D rendering work. Stuart is an animator, motion designer and sound designer from Bentonville, Arkansas, USA. As he mentions on his profile, "he is just trying to do things he loves and hope you enjoy his work" - I do enjoy your work Stuart, I love it so much that I will dust off my Cinema 4D and will try to improve my 3D rendering game. For more information and to check out all images make sure to check out his Behance profile at Stuart Lippincott on Behance 3D rendering
It's just amazing to see 3D renders that look like real pictures. Estonian designer Artur Saljukov comes up with life-like computer graphics that will stun you! These are really unsettling renders... at times you don't really know if you're actually seeing a picture or a computer generated image. Of course, these are only a handful of Artur's work. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at CGSociety.
Starting off the week with this stunning magazine that is a spread for the Kiplinger Magazine located in Washington, DC. Designed by Pakistan-based Omar Aqil, he used a combination of Phoshop, Illustration and Cinema 4D. The result as you can imagine is right down colourful and you can't help to appreciate all the details. Make sure to give him some love on Instagram. Omar Aqil is a designer, art director and illustrator currently based in Lahore, Pakistan. You can follow his work and features from like Behance, Wacom, Adobe and more. I am quite supprised that we haven't his work ever before. Kiplinger's Magazine Spread Illustrations | 2017 August Issue Links Make sure to follow Omar on Behance Follow Omar on Instagram
Noelia Lozano is a Madrid-based graphic designer and art director that specializes her work into paper craft, CGI and 3D. For her latest project, she had to put those skills in action to create a set design for Adobe at the prestigious 2017 OFFF edition. In collaboration (Art Direction) with DR Digital Agency, it must have been quite an honour to be able to create something that would have been seen by more than 4000 attendees. You should definitely check out the full project as well on her Behance. Noelia Lozano a freelance graphic designer and art director based in Madrid, Spain. Focusing her work into paper craft, CGI and 3D; we've seen her work before on ABDZ, you should follow her work on Behance. Video Adobe at OFFF 2017 branding imagery, I was reach to design the visual Imagery campaign for Adobe at OFFF 2017 creative festival in Barcelona at Museo del Disseny. OFFF festival has become one of the most popular creative and design event across Europe, with more than 4000 assistants for all over the world. The main task was to develop a bold visual imagery to be used for the campaign on different applications as well as design the stands for Adobe at the festival, two main different areas where the participants to the event could explore new senses with Adobe, becoming their experience at the festival unique and memorable. The references that DR Digital Agency, the agency in charge of the art direction, used for the style and art direction was a colorful, tactile and bold graphic… kind of memphis style. Links Check out Noelia Lozano's site at: http://www.noelialozano.com Follow Noelia on Behance Find out more on DR Digital Agency
Mixing both 3D Illustration, Typography, and design, let's take a look at the 2016 Salary Guide of Harnham. A guide that revealed the positive trends in the UK for Analytics and Data professionals and a distinctly candidate driven market. Designed by Craig Minchington and Radim Malinic, they both combined their skills into a composition of 3D, CGI, typography and a vibrant colour palette. Personally knowing both of their styles, the final result is a delightful mixture of a well-defined conceptual layout, props for their work. This is a collaboration between Craig Minchington on the 3D Illustrations and Radim Malinic on the creative direction and design. See the full project on Behance. Harnham's Annual Salary Guide for 2016 reveals more positive trends in the UK for Analytics and Data professionals and a distinctly candidate driven market. This is a collaborative guide that is made possible by the participation of data and analytics professionals completing our survey. With their help, Harnham are not only able to put together our ever popular salary tables but a comprehensive view of the data and analytics market trends that will impact business hiring decisions in the coming year and beyond. Project Gallery Credits Creative direction and design: Radim Malinic / Brand Nu 3d Illustration: Craig Minchington / Adora Attack More Links Check out Craig's site: adoraattack.com Check out Radim's site: brandnu.co.uk
Let's kick it off with 3D rendering from the mighty folks from RoomCR6 with their series entitled: Suprematism & Constructivism. Based on their fascination with Russian Art, they have been playing with Cinema4D and Arnold Render to bring the Suprematism Art movement from 1915 back to our modern time but by keeping its fundamental roots with circles, squares, lines, rectangles, and with a specific colour palette. The term Suprematism refers to an art based on “the supremacy of pure artistic feeling” rather than on visual depiction of objects. RoomCR6 is design studio based in London, UK. Founded by Hashmukh Kerai & Paul Stayt; they work mainly in Motion Graphics, Digital Design and Film Production. But they also work on self-initiated projects too, kind of like this one that we are featuring now. Suprematism was an art movement, focused on basic geometric forms, such as circles, squares, lines, and rectangles, painted in a limited range of colors. It was founded by Kazimir Malevich in Russia, in 1915. Photo Gallery More Links Make sure to follow RoomCR6 on Behance
Take a couple of minutes now to enter the mesmerizing low poly world of Polish artist Mat Szulik. He's got a great vision for building beautiful scenarios, from sketch to final computer graphics art! These are pretty awesome, but if you want to see more of his work, please visit his portfolio at Behance! I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)
We have posted about the amazing 3D rendering work of Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple. It' never to much to share his work especially if you are not following him on Twitter or Instagram. He posts daily 3D rendering graphics full of style. What I love the most, you might have guessed, is the 80s feeling of the pieces, including the abduction subject that was the main theme of this blog for a long time. We selected some super stylish images for you to start your week inspired. About Beeple A graphic designer from Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. His short films have screened at onedotzero, Prix Ars Electronica, the Sydney Biennale, Ann Arbor Film Festival and many others. He has also released a series of Creative Commons live visuals that have been used by electronic acts such as deadmau5, Skrillex, Avicii, Zedd, Taio Cruz, Tiësto, Amon Tobin, Wolfgang Gartner, and Flying Lotus and many others. He currently releases work on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint. For more information check it out: http://beeple-crap.com/ 3D Rendering A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on Feb 25, 2017 at 8:54pm PST CRUSHED LIGHT #everyday #cinema4d #c4d #3d A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on Feb 22, 2017 at 9:13pm PST BLUE DAWN #everyday A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on May 31, 2017 at 8:49pm PDT LEVEL NINE #everyday A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on May 23, 2017 at 10:16am PDT MAXIMAL.GRADIENT9 #everyday A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on May 15, 2017 at 8:25pm PDT HYPERLIGHT78 #everyday #octanerender #cinema4d #c4d #3d A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on May 13, 2017 at 9:58pm PDT BLANK FUTURE #everyday #c4d #cinema4d #octanerender #3d A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on May 7, 2017 at 8:28pm PDT DECOMPRESSED GLOW #everyday #cinema4d #c4d A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on May 3, 2017 at 8:43pm PDT FOCUS #everyday #cinema4d #scifi #c4d #tenyears A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on Apr 30, 2017 at 9:52pm PDT PINKDIRT #everyday #cinema4d #c4d #3d A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on Apr 18, 2017 at 12:12pm PDT BASE #everyday #cinema4d #c4d #3d A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on Feb 18, 2017 at 6:55pm PST LIFE #everyday #cinema4d #c4d #3d #scifi A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on Feb 10, 2017 at 10:39pm PST LIFTED #everyday #cinema4d #c4d #3d A post shared by beeple (@beeple_crap) on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:05pm PST
Impossible interior is a 3D and graphic design project created and shared by Anton Egorov on his Behance profile. It's amazing to see how designers and artists can express themselves in super creative ways, especially when having the right tools to do so. This project is a great example. Anton used the Penrose triangle, a geometric form that seems impossible due to the way our brain parses the information. He applied that to a imaginary bar. The result is mind-twisting. Anton is a self-taught artist living in a small town in Russia. He's worked with many major brands around the world like Adobe, AMD, Asus and Toyota. Sometimes he worked directly sometimes via advertising agencies like DDB, Edelman, Saatchi&Saatchi and Y&R. Anton's key tools are Photoshop and a bunch of 3D apps. I enjoy any kind of photo-real illustrations but my major passion is infographics the reason being I'm fond of simple explanations of complicated things. I prefer to begin projects from scratch creating ideas and sketches which evoke emotions and deliver clear and precise messages. Graphic design and 3D concept For more information check out https://www.behance.net/egorov
We have been posting a lot about UI/UX, architecture, photography and branding. I know some of you think we forgot about Photoshop or 3D but we have not forgotten. To prove that to you I want to share this incredible project created by Yan Blanco titled Homeless. I have no words to describe how amazing the 3D rendering is, so here is from Yan's words: the project is tribute to all those who are forgotten and ignored. To those who have incredible stories never told. To those who make the streets their home, during the day, at night, in the heat, in the cold. They are always there. The level of realism, especially the expression and the eyes are just astounding. The best thing is that Yan shared a bunch of screenshots of the process behind. He used Maya, Pixologic, Zbrush, Blender 3D and Cycles Render. Below you can see from the references till the modeling, texturing, lighting and final 3D rendering. 3D Rendering Process Yan Blanc is an illustrator and 3D artist from Brazil. For more information make sure to check out his amazing work at http://www.artstation.com/artist/yanblanco
Mohamed Chahin is a 3D artist from Alexandria, Egypt with an incredible portfolio full of 3D projects and compositions that are just awesome. I love his Low Poly personal challenges like the 30 Days of Low Poly which is always been featured at Dribbble. There's a lot to love about his work, the color palettes, the simplicity and especially how clever the comps are. In terms of tools, he seems to use Blender, which is a free 3D tool. That makes it even more compelling and exciting for us willing to jump on the 3D train. If you are interested in learning more about his process, Mohamed Chahin shared some super useful time-lapse videos of on some of his 3D projects pages on Behance. It gives a good overview of the level of details and how long it takes to get to the results he get. At the end of the day is totally worth it. 3D projects
Let's take a look at this cool series of digital art and set designs named: Unsmart Devices. Designed by the mighty folks from FOREAL Studio, it's a great study of creative explorations of what could be our everyday things if they were "unsmart". Having our share of several viral fail videos, let's just say that some of the concepts in this series revealed another aspect of us humans experimenting with objects that aren't necessarily right for its purpose. I let you be the judge! This is the work from FOREAL Studio who is a creative bunch from Trier, Germany. They focus their work mostly into art direction, illustration and digital art; we've also featured their work before on Abduzeedo. You should definitely follow their work on Behance if you haven't yet.
Smooth Alphabet is a typography project created and shared by Jose Carlos on his Behance profile. As the title suggests, it's about it's all about a 36 letter alphabet done in 3D with very smooth forms. The most fascinating thing besides the typography design itself, is the fact that Jose created a letter per day. In addition to that, it wasn't the first time he challenged himself to achieve that feat, it's actually the 4th edition of this personal challenge. I have to say, I struggle to post a photo a day, and it only requires me to snap a photo. Imagine creating a 3D artwork every day. That is one of the reasons to feature his work here on ABDZ. Jose Carlos is a designer and digital artist from San Jose, Costa Rica. His focus is on Digital Art, Art Direction, Cartooning, but of course there's a lot of 3D work on his portfolio. For more information make sure to check out his portfolio at https://www.behance.net/josekrlos Typography
We would like to share a typography set of experiments for 36 days of type by the mighty folks over BÜRO UFHO. Based in Singapore, they are multi-disciplinary creative studio that focus their work into making brand stories through type, images, illustrations and layout. Working with clients like: BMW, Coca-Cola, HBO and more; I really like their motto at thinking that good design is a good life and being small = freedom to do things that matter. What is 36 Days of Type? It's a yearly open call inviting designers, illustrators and visual artists to share their view on the letters and numbers from our alphabet.
Super Saturday Night is a graphic design, typography and illustration project created and shared by Alex Schlegel on his Behance profile. He used Maxon Cinema 4D to create a beautiful set of 3D letters with even more awesome light effects. Other set has a cutout style, as if there were layers of paper. All of the illustrations have greate usage of textures and spot on composition. They were all visual explorations on the typographic treatment for DIRECTV’s Super Saturday Night, the client was AT&T. Alex Schlegel is a freelancer motion designer and illustrator from Hamburg, Germany. For more information make sure to check out his website at http://www.alexschlegel.de/ - Alex also runs a blog with some incredible 3D explorations, it's like his lab for experimentation. Graphic Design
Daily Renders: Dimensional UI is an illustration, motion graphics and UI/UX project created and shared by Fyn Ng on his Behance profile. There's a not a lot of information shared by Fyn but the illustrations are quite descriptive in terms of what the project is all about. Basically Fyn created three dimensional user interface, literally. The toggles, map and Instagram examples are quite clever and beautiful. I don't believe there is any desire on having interfaces like that, however it's a lovely daily challenge and I am sure Fyn learned quite a bit by doing it. In terms of tools, Maxon Cinema 4D and Octane were using to create the illustration pieces shared in this post. About Fyn Ng Fyn is a motion designer from Singapore, currently based in New York working at Razorfish. For more information make sure to check out his website at http://fynng.com/ Perhaps due to my INFJ personality, my passion towards design heightened after being introduced to user-centered design during an internship at Apple. I am intrigued by how it can provide people with smooth, meaningful experiences. Defining a brand's motion language greatly enhances emotional connection with its users. I look forward to the day I can apply my Motion Design skills in a user-centered company to help build its brand and bring joy to users. Illustration