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Self-Portraits 2050 — 3D series by Omar Aqil

We are sharing the work of Omar Aqil who is an illustrator & art director based in Lahore, Pakistan. We are truly fans of Omar's work, from the diverse set of colors, textures, shapes, and lighting. With this new series titled: 'Self-Portraits 2050', we follow Omar through this experimental journey and I totally dig them. It's playful, filled with details and easter eggs of some sort. Overall it's just an 'assemble' of beautiful and stunning pieces. Make sure to give it a look!

Face on the Wall — Surreal Sculputres in 3D

KOD3D STUDIOS shared a 3D project titled “Face on the Wall”. It was inspired by the surreal sculpture of a face melted to the wall. The set of images were created using Cinema 4D, rendered with Redshift 3D with post-production in Photoshop.

Nike Air Max 1 — 3D & Motion Experiments

Pranav R Raj shared a 3D and motion design project using After Effects, Cinema 4D, Houdini and Redshift. The Non-commercial personal project done for animation and lighting practice using Nike Air Max 1 as a source of inspiration. The result is quite awesome.

Everything's Gonna Be Alright — 3D Quarantine Explorations

Carlos Antón Varó shared a beautiful 3D project last year in the beginning of the shelter in place. Carlos described the motivation saying that “In these hard quarantines, it's mentally healing doing what you really feel inside as a creative.”  He added “It's like a forced introspection period when we have all the time to face our doubts and demons.

Naturae - Exploring Nature in Houdini and X-particles

Ian Frederick shared a motion design project that is a combination of a few things. It originally started as R & D and early concept development centering around nature and organic growth for a project that was sadly cancelled.

Motion Design for weekly TV culture magazine OP

T O L M has tons of awesome 3D and motion design projects. We have posted about them in the past but we’d love to share a project they idi for TV culture magazine OP. Finished in 2014, it was TOLM second time working on the show's opening sequence and other graphical elements.

MUSIC TIME — Texture and Lighting experiments in Cinema 4D

TianChen Deng is a 3D artist based in Shanghai, China. Having a background in 3D and motion graphics; TianChen will find himself pushing the limits of Cinema 4D. We are featuring his series titled 'MUSIC TIME' which is a nostalgia recap of some of the Sony products and their iconic industrial design. The most compelling aspect of this series is also the details. Damn, these are so incredible.

Alignment to Air - Motion Design & Typography

As personal experimental projects, when starting with the alphabet "A" for the typography animation, J2Motion(Jin Jeon) just came up with the conflicting words in some way such as "Alignment" to "Air" which is the title of this project. With that in mind, the animation presents more precise and elaborate moments for the first word. On the other hand, this ends up with a rather flexible and loose vibe to manifest the last letter.

Volcano - 3D Experiments in Cinema 4D and Octane

Soz Maya shared a stunning 3D project titled VOLCANO. Soz used Cinema 4D and Octane render to create this mix of human forms with lava type of effect. The dramatic look and the contrast of light and dark are for me what really sets the compositions apart. Definitely on my list of things to learn how to do.

OP Launch Film - 3D & Motion Design

T O L M shared a beautiful 3D and motion design project for OP Launch Film. They invited us to come along to a visual exploration of light and dark, of what is present and what is not. A studio film and an opening sequence to a weekly cultural magazine wrapped in one. If something is in the dark, does it really exist? Maybe life only appears once we cast light and our eyes on it at the same time? Or will life only appear once we catch shadows and become an everlasting battleground between light and darkness?

The Shards of Triptych. Observable Universes — NFT

Sergey Maslov shared a 3D project and NFT titled The Shards of Triptych. Observable Universes. The collection is a creative visualization of a real multiverse theory, which describes the probability of the existence of countless different universes with the same laws of gravity and physics, but with slight differences. The project was created as part of the art film Triptych, where the theories and laws of astrophysics and quantum mechanics are revealed in artistic form.

90's TOYpography

Noah Camp shared a 3D project that will bring memories for those who were kids in the 80s. It’s time to dig out your best pair of JNCOs, put your crystal Pepsi on ice, and join Noah on a trip down memory lane. 36 Days of Type is all about your favorite childhood toys from the 90s.  "90s Toypography" is going to make you nostalgic for a time when Blockbuster was alive, Sun-In was all the rage, and hacky sack was cool. Although I am still game for a hack circle anytime.

Monday Motion Spotlight - Javier Torres

Javier Torres shared his first Design Reel with some of the work done for projects in Design and 3D Animation including branding, logo design and graphic design in general during  the years 2018 to 2020. It’s awesome to see the difference in the range and quality of the work. Tools used were the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator…)as well as Maxon Cinema 4D andOctane Render.

Foam Reactions in 3D

Ruye is a super talented 3D and motion designer with a rich portfolio of commercial and personal projects. I am a fan of personal projects as you might already know, so of course I tend to get quite excited when I see other folks doing incredible work as a side gig. That’s what Ruye did with this set of foam exploration using Houdini and Cinema 4D. Simply awesome! 

MONDRIAN 3.0 — NFT by ethikdesign©

Yanis Georges (ethikdesign©) shared another amazing 3D project, this time inspired by one of my favorite artists, Mondrian. Mondrian 3.0 is a nod to the Dutch pioneer of 20thcentury abstract art. But whereas the father of Modernism limited his visual vocabulary to three primary colours, Yanis, has set aside any such formalism in his palette.

Beneath the Surface — 3D Experiments in Houdini

Ian Frederick shared a 3D project that is an experimental art piece created as a method for him to learn Houdini, specifically its cloth and soft body system called Vellum. “It started out as just seeing if I could model a good looking octopus tentacle.

CHARACTERZ — The Biggest 3D Characters Library

CHARACTERZ is the biggest single library of 3D diverse characters in the world. 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.

Motion Design Spotlight — Sam Burton

Sam Burton is a freelance motion designer and animator. For the last 10 years, he has worked across a large variety of projects including animated commercials, broadcast design, music videos and pretty much everything in between. If you look at Sam’s work you will understand why we love it and feature it here on the blog. It has that nostalgic/retro feeling, especially his NFTs.

Ornate & Highly Decorative 3D Typography

Katt Phatt™ shared a beautiful 3D project on Behance featuring some ornate and highly decorative design. A typographic piece which accentuates curves within typography. With the addition of 3D to further enhance the effects. The tools used were: Autodesk 3ds MaxPixologic ZbrushCorona Renderer.

3D & Typography for KOBU Foundry

Brígida Lourenço Guerreiro and the folks over at KOBU Agency shared a really cool 3D project exploring glass texture and typography. The project from my understanding was created to celebrate KOBU Foundry’s first anniversary.

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