Derek Elliott created a series of 21 3D animations inspired by user interfaces. They all stick to a theme of white and orange, with simple, machine-inspired animation. The work was done in my newest favorite tool, which I am trying to learn, Blender 3D.
Dmitriy Vorontzov is an art director and motion designer based in Moscow, Russian Federation. He shared an intriguing project titled: 'Geological art' and it's basically geological maps turned into 3D art. They look quite amazing and so creative! They are inspired by what we would call 'elevation maps', and pure nostalgic flashback to these big Atlas books. I am starting to be quite fascinated by these.
At abdz, we are on this 'rampage' to learn Blender 3D which is an amazing 3D tool and it's free! Fabio has been doing lots of cool stuff and me I am more learning the ropes at the moment. After watching a few video tutorials and surfing on Dribbble, I feel confident to take a deep dive into the 3D world. I have been trying to push myself for the last decade, I think it's time eh? As usual, when starting something new, it's always a tradition to go on Dribbble.
DSORDER shared a minimal artwork collection, inspired by the sensitive way that music inspires us. The images are created in 3Ds Max with Corona Render , looking for the incidence of light in the materials. They also have this retro/80s look. I remember growing up and seeing a lot of work inspired by the same theme, perhaps it’s because the mysterious way light travels to different materials showing the range of colors on its spectrum. I really don’t know.
Philip Lück shared the third installment of his series of abstract and playful scenarios titled Abstract Realities. As usual, Philip adds a little fun twist to the well known reality we all live in. The work was created using Cinema 4d and rendered with Octane Render. Just in case you were wondering.
Dan Zucco is an art & motion director based in London, United Kingdom. He had the honor to collaborate with the Greyscalegorilla on creating vibrant and playful 3D artworks for the launch campaign of their new Greyscalegorilla Plus experience. For those who are familiar with Nick Campbell's work, Dan used the GSG's modern surface materials pack and HDRI link to produce these striking visuals. They are right on the branding but it brings such a vibrant visual approach that can't go overlooked.
Bogdan Dreava has been creating some simple yet beautiful compositions using Blender 3D. I have been doing some Blender tutorials to improve my 3D work and the most difficult thing for me is to grasp the whole third dimension aspect of the composition. It looks like Bogdan doesn’t have the same problem. I might try to follow his steps.
Ben Fearnley shared a series of, as he says, very satisfying loops created using Cinema 4D and Octane Render. As a fan of 3D and trying to learn a bit more in my spare time, this type of work definitely gives me the boost of motivation to keep going.
Rachael is the world’s first fully automated autonomous 3D design influencer on Instagram. Built with Unreal Engine 4, her capabilities are specially designed to create “likeable” images representing popular visual languages on the platform. Since May 2020, she has been posting to the Instagram account @rachaellic one new image per day. She will continue posting without any human intervention, as long as the computer she is running on is online. That’s how Matthias Winckelmann the creator of Rachel describes the project.
Flow is a curious visual exploration journey into the world of mountain bikes and its elements. For some time Twistedpoly wanted to bridge his two passions, which is his creative side and the love for bikes. This film is the result of experimenting with different elements using Cinema 4D for 3D and motion graphics accompanied by music and sound design by White Noise Lab.
Rishav kumar is an exterior designer working at Polestar/Volvo based from the Gothenburg, Sweden offices. With the recent announcement of the Polestar PRECEPT which is a car (duh!) but it represents the next stage of Polestar's design journey and it's not too far distant from the near future. It also features the future of their infotainment system. In their words: "enabling better safety, decreased distraction, and a fully contextualized user experience.
A Malay Docu series that explores the multi-faceted communities living in the Southeast Asia countries that form ASEAN. Kelly KTKL shared this motion design and 3D project a couple of years ago, but it’s the first time I see it, otherwise I would have featured it here on abdz. - another quite extraordinary fact is that Kelly had 8 days to conceptualize and complete this whole project. By the way, this project was created using Cinema 4D if you are curious about.
Adrian & Gidi x Adobe AEM is a visual story for Adobe AEM's website. The ultimate goal was to show the transformation from a paper to a digital world. The result is quite elegant. The colors, subtle textures, shadows. It has that “real” look that is rarely achieved in 3D. They achieved this using Cinema 4D and Redshifit. For more information make sure to follow them on instagram.
Kyungrae yu one day got inspired by the word Paradox and made an awesome motion design and 3D work using Cinema 4D and Octane Render. The result is simply beautiful. Paradox is a combination of the Greek word 'para' which means 'opposition' and the word 'doxa' which means opinion. On the surface, it appears to be self-contradictory and absurd, but it is a statement that can convey its meaning correctly when it has gone through the process of interpretation, a statement that contains the truth.
The third installment of Ditroit Studio collaboration with Malaki concerns the Molasses essences. As the Molasses flavors are brought to life through abstract paintings, each one an artistic representation of the taste it is named for, the designers and motion designers drew inspiration from the iconic graphic element of the Molasses packs, the very brushstroke decoding this neat concept through 3D play involving liquid colorful paint, dynamic brush effects and product.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.