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Microsoft Beautiful, Moving & Coherent Icon System

Tendril * In collaboration with the team at Microsoft Design created this celebratory film to thank all the people who collaborated on developing the new Microsoft icon system. The film honors the expertise and creative process that went into creating the beautiful, moving, coherent icon system.

Quarantine Selects - Beautiful 3D Work by Santi Zoraidez

Santi Zoraidez, like many of us, has been using design and personal projects to alleviate the anxiety and stress of this weird year. Santi put together a beautiful collection of abstract 3D work. All super stylish and full of color. I am definitely using these as reference for me to try to recreate them in either Adobe Dimensions or Blender. 

NVIDIA Marbles at Night RTX is Simply Incredible

I am a fan of games. I am also looking forward to the next generation of consoles coming as well as an avid Stadia gamer. For me there’s something about the simplicity of the cloud. However, last night I saw this video of a demo game to showcase NVIDIAs real time graphics with Ray Trace and all the bells and whistles and WOW. I really want to either make a gaming PC with the best NVIDIA card or hope that comes to Geforce Now. You have to see to understand and that’s why the share here on abdz.

Translucent Inspiration by Tendril * for Microsoft 365

Glass and the blurred effect of refraction and reflection through transparent materials seem to be a big trend now. Well, I love it and have been using it on my Calmaria.app as well as here on the blog. Tendril * latest collaboration with the amazing team at Microsoft Design to celebrate three years of office 365 also explores this type of effect really well. With tons of beautifully created compositions with transparent and translucent materials.

Glassy 3D Refraction Effects over Typography

You have noticed I’ve been sharing quite a few projects featuring 3D compositions that mix the use of glass/crystal objects, most of the time in abstract form, over simple text. The result is some beautiful typography and some unique chromatic effects. I don’t know much about 3D. I played with Cinema 4d in the past, but it’s much more complex that my brain can follow. So for this effect I decided to try Adobe Dimension. The TLDR is I love the tool for this type of effect. It’s quite simple to use and produces awesome results.

3D Architecture - The ‘Japanese Garden’ Series

Six N. Five is an art direction and imagery studio based in Barcelona, Spain. They shared an experimental 3D art mixed with architecture titled 'the Japanese Garden' series. It's a full CGI illustration series about a culture that is truly fascinating to me. For those, you know me is fully knowledgeable of my love for Japan and everything that comes through this modern and contemporary traditions. First of all, just by looking through this series, they all look like photographs.

3D Rooms Project by Amrit Pal Singh

A good pal Amrit Pal Singh have shared with us his new project titled: '3D Rooms Project' which is basically a series of how iconic rooms would be represented during the pandemic. It's always rewarding and inspiring seeing what artists, designers, and entrepreneurs are putting together during these times. These playful and colorful 3D illustrations are inspired by arts, literature, and cinema.

Colorful 3D Illustrations for Tokyo Design Academy School

Ryogo Toyoda is a 3D illustrator based in Tokyo, Japan, he shared a colorful series of 3D illustrations he worked for the 'Tokyo Design Academy School'. These illustrations that would be used for the school guide purposes and Ryogo wanted to showcase 'how designers contribute to the society after graduation'. As you take a closer look at these playful illustrations, you can see the contribution of designers on public transportation, entertainment, retail businesses, restaurants, and more. It's really great!

3D Brand Illustrations for Pitch

Team duo Anna Kajda and Arek Kajda have shared on Behance, their 3D brand illustrations project they worked for Pitch, a collaborative tool to create beautiful & effective presentations. I am not surprised seeing illustrations making a comeback, especially for a case of product design or even 'brand' for this case. They are unique, quite recognizable in terms of what medium and to me 'brand design' is the next evolution. I mean that's how I see it.

Lovely 3D Library of Diverse Avatars

AVATARZ is a lovely 3D library of diverse avatars for any of your projects. You can use them in your products or for marketing purposes (social media posts, landing pages, blogs, newsletters, etc.). Or if you want - for your personal use.  

3D Inspiration featuring Danilo Gusmao Silveira

I keep bumping into Danilo Gusmão Silveira work while browsing Behance. It’s funny because I always think to myself, I need to post about him. But for some reason, or just a billion tabs open, that thought gets lost. Not today. Today, after I saw the awesome dune image, done entirely in 3D I went straight to write the post. It was long overdue.

Never Been Done is a 3D Surreal Skateboarding Journey

Never Been Done is an exploration of the adaptable nature of skateboarding created by Sebastian Marek using 3ds Max, Cinema 4D and Vray. Sebastian takes the viewer through a surreal journey by experimenting with design and form. As a fan of skateboarding, I had to post about this :)

Big Names & Small Trivia in 3D Illustrations

Braća Burazeri and Vlada Stevanovic shared a really cool/funny set of 3D illustrations for a calendar for 2020/21 featuring big names for each month. From Bruce Lee to Gandhi these illustrations have a lot of character and alongside with them a little trivia about the personality of the month. Definitely worth checking out.

Gokusaishiki - Abstract 3D Explorations

I love side-projects, I particularly comprehend the personal explorations that one can do to pursue to learn new things, explore new mediums or just to perfect your craft. It's not always easy with keeping a schedule, living a pandemic, going through phases of life and etc... We will always have a place for 'personal explorations' on abdz. Let's feature atom63, a designer based in New York, NY, USA. He shared on Behance, a series of abstract 3d explorations titled: Gokusaishiki. Made entirely in Cinema 4D and Octane Render.

Set Design for Klarna on Google and Apple Pay

SNASK is a production design studio based in the stunning city of Stockholm, Sweden. You might have probably seen their work featured on Behance and even here on abdz. Personally, I really dig their commercial ad campaigns, they are always creative, vibrant, and inspirational in some ways. To kick it off, we wanted to share the project they worked for Klarna, a banking company based in Sweden as well. For this campaign, let's take a look at their take on Apple and Google Pay on its art direction, set design and filmmaking.

Mischievous take on classic cartoon characters in 3D

Gal Yosef, a 3D artist from Israel, has been working on a cartoon series of old and lovely characters like Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny... and bringing them to life in some mischievous, yet hilarious compositions. Because of this Gal in June he was featured as the 3D artist of the month from Autodesk. If you don’t know who Autodesk is, they are the makers of some of the most popular 3D applications like Maya, 3ds Max and AutoCAD.

Whimsical Balance in 3D

Pol Solà has an incredible portfolio with some beautiful projects like Rings Of Saturn which was featured on Behance. There’s something about his projects that capture the 80s, in special, that sense of discovering what 3D and CGI could bring to the world in terms of visual design. With “Whimsical Balance” Pol creates a new a series of 3D explorations in collaboration with Guasch Studio. This project expands a bit more the use of textures and other materials.

COLLECTED, 3D explorations by Wes L Cockx

Let's kick it off with colors and 3D. We are sharing the work of Wes L Cockx who is a 3D designer based in Brooklyn, NY, USA. As 3D is becoming more and more part of the process of product design, it's really nice to see it applied elsewhere than marketing and communications. It served its purpose to communicate the key message whatever that you are selling a product or showing a new product feature for example. It's really nice to see this divergent move in our industry.

Uncut Gems Exploring Light & Refraction in 3D

Mark Dearman shared some awesome 3D explorations on his Behance page titled Uncut Gems. The 3d work is a collection of generative crystals, exploring light and refraction. The core structures were created procedurally in Houdini, then textured in Substance Designer and finally, lit and animated in Cinema 4D. As part of my creative process I spend a lot of time experimenting with 3D, exploring the juxtaposition of nature and technology. 

Personal Digital Explorations in Cinema 4D by Danny Ivan

I am a fan of Danny Ivan's work, following his experiments on Instagram. It's always inspiring and giving me enough boost to learn more Cinema 4D. Danny is a visual 3D artist based in Porto, Portugal and he recently released what he titled: 'Q2 2020 Personal Series'. A dedicated series of experiments with new gradients and forms; simple as that. As a follower of his work, you can notice right away that Danny really is playing with colors and shapes.

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