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Case Study: Inter x Gremio Stadium

Case Study: Inter x Gremio Stadium

In this case study you will learn step by step how this image was created, with a mix of 3d, photoshop, and photography. The authors also narrated how everything was done so you can understand all the process. Enjoy! We were approached by TIM with a big challenge: to recreate a stadium during a soccer match with players on the field being watched by a huge crowd. We also needed to keep a symmetric balance between the two crowds of fans from rival teams. The first part of productions was to decide how to create the stadium in a way that it wouldn't look like the stadium of either team, making it a neutral ground. After long research for the ideal stadium we realized that the modern stadiums are very alike and we opted to go with 3D so we could actually create our own instead of replicating a stadium that already exists. Once we modeled the stadium we needed to give it some life by adding the fans making the stadium look as full as possible with both crowds divided exactly in the middle. The result we got using 3D was incredible, we were able to put thousands of people in the stadium making it full capacity. But the scene still needed to look more real so we added some small details using photoshop, using real photos to add details made all the difference. Many small flags, big flags, small colorful papers flying and we did the same with the players on the field. Now that the background was ready we moved into the second part of the process. We did a casting to select fans for the photo shoot. The jerseys were blank so the numbers could be added digitally, we also used big flags of the teams. We weren't sure if we should shoot the photos on the studio or outside so we decided that the best place for it would be outside on an actually stairway so we picked the famous "Escadaria da Lapa" that way we could reproduce the same angle and light needed. After the photos were done we just needed to finish the post production by positioning the models on the stadium and to finish up some last color details. Hope you guys liked the final result. Credits: CGI - Felipe Eckhardt Retouch - Helena Lopes / Marc Recco Photo - Alexandre Salgado

3D Typography Inspiration by Benoit Challand

3D Typography Inspiration by Benoit Challand

Friday is the best day of the week for me and it's always a good day to get inspired, especially for the weekend. To help you with that I want to share some incredible artwork mixing text and day to day objects done by Benoit Challand, a french creative image maker specialized in CGI design and art direction. The idea is simple and the great execution makes his work truly inspiring. For more information visit http://www.benoitchalland.com/ Fold Yard Renovate - Rexona Campaign '13 Lost Ray Ban Anamorphic Fancy Wood Others

Motion Design by Metin Akcakoca

Motion Design by Metin Akcakoca

Metin Akcakoca is an 3D Artist and Generalist based in Turkey with a background in graphic design and always interested in everything about CG. We selected some of his work mixing animation, 3D and mad motion design skills. Metin's work is really inspiring, especially for those looking for motion design inspiration. For more information about Metin visit http://www.metinakcakoca.com/ Shapes Shapes from Metin Akcakoca on Vimeo. Mtv -01 Mtv from Metin Akcakoca on Vimeo. Spline Typo Mtv / 2 Mtv / 2 from Metin Akcakoca on Vimeo. Mtv - 03 Mtv / 3 from Metin Akcakoca on Vimeo.

Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC

Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC

It has been quite a long time I've been thinking about creating a design with those very realistic shadows. This weekend I decided to give it a try. I started to think about what would be the best way, manually recreating that would be too much work. So I decided to try the 3D capabilities of Photoshop. It turned out to be the easiest and quickest way. The result was also very good. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a design with beautiful and dramatic shadows using the 3D in Photoshop CC. The process is very straightforward and it will take you less than 1 hour to achieve the same result. Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document, I used 2880x1800 pixels for the size. After that add some letters or the text you want to apply the shadow. I used "ABDZ" using Futura Medium for the font. Step 2 Go to 3D>New 3D Extrusion from Selected Layer. Then select the 3D layer. In the 3D panel select the Extrusion layer and then start editing the properties. Step 3 For the Extrusion Depth use 300. Also Rotate the object so you can use the Top view. Step 4 For the Cap, use 100% Width with Contour and 45º for the Angle. For the Bevel use 45º too. Step 5 Select the Infinite Light and rotate it a little bit. In the Properties, use 1000 for the Intensity and 75% for the Softness. Then go to 3D>Render. Step 6 After a few minutes this would be the result you will get. If you are not happy with the results, change the extrusion and the light source. Also, make sure that the object is right on the floor. Step 7 Add a layer underneath all the other layers and fill it with a Pattern. I used one from Subtlepatterns.com Step 8 Add some more elements just to fill the canvas and to create a nice composition. Step 9 Import a paper texture. I used an old paper texture that I found on Google Images. Step 10 Change the blending mode of the texture to Lighten at 50%. Conclusion Select all layers and then merge them into one. Change the Blend Mode of the merged layer to Multiply and your composition will be done. Photoshop CC has improved the 3D features quite a bit and it's way faster to experiment, especially if you want to create this type of effect. Now it's up to you, have fun! Download Photoshop File Download the Photoshop file used for this tutorial

Outstanding 3D Works

Outstanding 3D Works

Checking a fresh set of 3D works is a true delight! If it was up to me, 3D artists would get very well paid and get tons of amazing jobs to show case, which would be a perfect world. But that doesn't happen much often, so we must enjoy a few pieces from time to time. These are some pretty outstanding 3d pieces, computer graphics at its best! These artists are very talented and I just love to share their work with you, hoping they get lots of contacts, job offers, and get to inspire you! It would be awesome. So, for more of these you must visit each artist's portfolio simply by clicking the images. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Francesc Camos Munoz Velazquez David Domingo Jimenez Dan Roarty ZhiPeng Song Gilberto Magno Marek Denko Anthony Guebels Daniil Alikov David Domingo Jimenez Marcel Haladej Andrea Bertaccini Brahim Azizi Rohith Rao

Character Design by FooD

Character Design by FooD

It has been quite a long time since we posted about character design. Today we feature the work of Furio Tedeschi aka FooD, a Freelance 3D Character Artist at Digital Extremes. FooD is from the Johannesburg Area, South Africa and is specialized in Motion Pictures and Film. He has worked for great companies such as Gameloft, MicroSoft Studio 343 / Liquid Development, Mr. X Inc. For more information visit http://www.smokeflames.blogspot.com/ ADX ZBWorkshop Mech RC ADG Siraged Systems O.S.U Siraged Systems O.S.U Units Aviator Beetle Lord

Realm of The White Lion - 3D Typography

Realm of The White Lion - 3D Typography

I love to browse through the advertising section on Behance for inspiration, discovering amazing new artwork along the way. The coolest aspect is that you can explore all sorts of photo montages and different compositions. Every time I indulge in this activity I'm encouraged to recreate some in Photoshop just to learn how to do some of the effects. Thomas Bernos exemplifies this with perfection on the project titled "Realm of The White Lion." I hope you enjoy this really nice mix of typography and 3D as much as I do. For more information about Thomas and to check out his full portfolio visit http://www.behance.net/ATHOMIK

Awesome 3D Works by Veprikov

Awesome 3D Works by Veprikov

Time for quality 3D works here at Abduzeedo! This time we're featuring the amazing work of Ukrarian artist Veprikov. He's got some pretty amazing pieces at his DeviantART portfolio, but we could only select a few to show you! You really gotta visit him to see his whole set! I hope you enjoy these, and don't forget to tell us if you got your own 3D pieces! Cheers. ;)

Revolved Forms Experiment & Wallpapers

Revolved Forms Experiment & Wallpapers

Črtomir Just is a Digital Artist & Designer from Slovenia who decided to do a 3D experiment with illuminated cloned shapes that have slightly unrealistic materials. The result is some incredible forms with shine textures and beautiful colors, and they are also available as wallpaper. Enjoy! For more from Črtomir Just visit behance.net/crtomirjust9b11. The close ups can be downloaded as Wallpaper - Download Walpapers The close ups can be downloaded as Wallpaper - Download Walpapers

Black Water Snake Typography

Black Water Snake Typography

Following our posts about creative typographic artworks, we bring to you the amazing piece titled "2013 - Year of the Snake" by David McLeod. The multi-talented McLeod is an Australian living and working in NYC specializing in Typography, Digital Art, Illustration, Branding and Identity. The level of detail and precision of the composition is simply incredible. I'd love to see a wallpaper of the version with black background. For more information visit http://www.davidmcleod.com.au/ Details

Incredible Latte Art by Kazuki Yamamoto

Incredible Latte Art by Kazuki Yamamoto

I am addicted to coffee, I can't work in the morning without a few good cups of coffee, it doesn't matter which type, regular, americano, cappuccino or latte. Some of my friends at Google are really good at making latte and even they are able to make some latte art. Latte foam design could be considered an art, but after all these years I have to say, I've never seen anything that could compare with these 3D foam arts by Kazuki Yamamoto. I had to post about it because it's just amazing. 2D 3D For more information follow Kazuki Yamamoto on Twitter at https://twitter.com/george_10g

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Icons embody certain qualities that represent something else of greater significance through literal or figurative meaning, from a bottle of Coca Cola, the red tab on a pair of Levi's to the smooth lines and timeless headlights of a Porsche. Today on Abduzeedo we bring you a stunning gallery featuring a vintage 3D render of a Porsche 550 Spider. This beautiful icon has maintained its longevity and design integrity over the years, evolving ever so slightly to deliver each new generation the Porsche it dreamed. I grew up in Brazil driving around in my dad's VW Beetle born from the same designer, Ferdinand Porsche, and have always had an obsession with the design of this car. One day I'll own one but for now I can only post about my dream car and channel my inner Hank Moody. - "If you analyse the function of an object, its form often becomes obvious." - Ferdinand Alexander Porsche When you spend all that time creating one really detailed 3d model, it only seemed logical to create a series. This time we wanted to explore closeups and use depth of field and bokeh effects - additive studios About Additive Studios Additive is a post-production studio based in London, Comprising two talented CG artists / retouchers (Matt and Pete) with over 20 years’ experience between them (Saddington & Baynes, Um CGI and Solid), you benefit from tightly costed estimates (no flashy offices or leggy secretaries, sorry) and the undivided attention of the two key people. Of course we have the support of specialist friends when needed (character artists, animators, digital sculptors, etc) and are involved with all the most cutting edge medias including the latest Augmented Reality. For more information visit http://www.additivestudios.co.uk/

3D Geometric Illustrations by Giampaolo Miraglia

3D Geometric Illustrations by Giampaolo Miraglia

I like to spend my time browsing Behance, DeviantArt, Dribbble and other websites to see what people are doing. I used to do that back in the 90s and early 2000s with books, going to bookstores and just browsing through design books and magazines tirelessly. The web made this process easier in terms of the amount of information and talent we can draw inspiration from but more difficult when it comes to seeking quality. Some works simply stand out among the rest. That's the case of Giampaolo Miraglia illustrations. Giampaolo is an art director and graphic designer based in Rome. His work mixes geometric 3D renderings with a nice retro style. VOID OLYMPIC GAMES 2012 No Man's Land HYPER SPORTS For more information visit http://www.giampaolomiraglia.com/

Insane 3D Artworks

Insane 3D Artworks

It's been some time since we last checked the insanely good artworks from the guys at the CGSociety. It is a never-ending source of mesmerizing 3d pieces, which we are very pleased to share with you! This time we chose some great examples of recent artworks and more! As the days pass us by, these are getting more realistic... I wonder who long will it take for us to have all of these looking like perfect photographs. Maybe not that long, right? In the meanwhile, check each artist's portfolio for more (simply click each image). I hope you enjoy these, and if you got any 3d works of your own, share it with us in the comments! Cheers. ;) Simon Blanc Alexander Beim Cornelius Dämmrich Alexander Tomchuk Baolong Zhang Baolong Zhang Toni Bratincevic Kiyong, Sim Paul Tosca Seid Tursic Shang-peng Leng Hasan Bajramovic Chao Luo

Super Realistic 3D Paintings by Keng Lye

Super Realistic 3D Paintings by Keng Lye

Is it a photograph or a painting? It's normal to ask that question after you see some of Keng Lye's work, the level of realism on his paintings is incredible. This series is called "Alive without Breath" and it's all created by layering epoxy resin and acrylic paint. For more from Keng Lye visit his DeviantART Gallery and his Facebook. Keng uses a technique based on Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori who would paint 3D gold fish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it's such an odd process that results in something that's both a painting and sculptural. I started my first series in 2012 where all the illustrations were “flat” and depth was created using the layering of resin and acrylic over the different parts of the illustration. This year, I started on the octopus and it was purely an experiment; I just wanted to see whether I could push this technique to a higher level. After applying acrylic paint straight onto the resin, I incorporated a 3-D element in this instance, it was a small pebble for the ranchu and octopus. For the turtle, I used an egg shell for the turtle shell and acrylic paint for the rest of the finishing. The whole idea here was to give the art work an even more 3D effect therefore you can have a better view from any angle. I think there are still many other techniques to explore. For more from Keng Lye visit his DeviantART Gallery and his Facebook.

Anaglyph 3D Inspiration by Mark Ramsey

Anaglyph 3D Inspiration by Mark Ramsey

Anaglyph 3D is the name given to the stereoscopic 3D effect achieved by means of encoding each eye's image using filters of different (usually chromatically opposite) colors, typically red and cyan. Anaglyph 3D images contain two differently filtered colored images, one for each eye. When viewed through the "color-coded" "anaglyph glasses", each of the two images reaches one eye, revealing an integrated stereoscopic image. The visual cortex of the brain fuses this into perception of a three dimensional scene or composition. Via Wikipedia In this post we selected some really cool Anaglyph images from Mark Ramsey, a 41-year old guy with a Graphic Design degree, he says it's unused but the work you can see today here might prove him wrong. Zombie Playground 3-D conversion Future City 3-D conversion Neuron 3-D conversion Cool Cat 3-D conversion Don't Look Down! 3-D conversion Drawing Hands 3-D Valkyrie 3-D conversion The Avengers 3-D conversion Game of Life 3-D conversion Cobbled Wings 3-D conversion The Amazing Spiderman 3-D conversion Creatng a God 3-D conversion Nation Red 3-D conversion Zombie Horde 3-D conversion For more information visit http://mvramsey.deviantart.com/#

Drunk Aliens by Rafael Vallaperde - CGSociety TEN winner

Drunk Aliens by Rafael Vallaperde - CGSociety TEN winner

We have featured the work of the very talented Rafael Vallaperde here on Abduzeedo in the past and we are very happy to post about him and his work once again. This time, with an awesome making-of video of his beautiful artwork called "Drunk Aliens", winner of the Modeling prize in TEN CGChallenge by CGSociety. 'I’m really happy to know this! Also surprised, because I didn't think of nailing the modeling prize! Thank you very much CGSociety The inspiration to create this image came from friends as we were playing on brainstorming something about TEN. This image was created in two months working on a second shift after work. There are many things I'd like to keep working on, but at some point you’ve just got to call it done. Final piece Details David Hornick: Great technique, attention to detail and the emotion conveyed by the three characters is bang on. Makes me smile and want to have a shot with these guys. - Judges' comments Making of CG Challenge-Ten Drunk Aliens from Rafael Vallaperde on Vimeo. For more information and to check out Rafael's portfolio visit http://rafaelvallaperde.tumblr.com/