As a fan of sci-fi and the space subject it is always awesome to see other designers sharing the same love. For this post I would like to feature the work created by Flavio Montiel using Cinema 4D and Photoshop. The project is titled Astro Metal Front and as you can see it's beautiful. For more information about Flavio Montiel check out http://www.flaviomontiel.com
Over the past year, roller skating has taken over. Be it physically seeing professionals and amateurs alike in city parks and open spaces or on social media with mesmerizing choreographies and music, skating culture is finally getting the attention it so deserves. To pay tribute to roller skating’s legacy and cultural impact, Cynthia Erivo - English-born boundary-breaking artist, style icon and Emmy nominated actress – played the role of creative director in partnership with Adobe.
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.
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 :)
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.
Matt Jacobs shared a beautiful 3D project he created for Microsoft Teams for the Microsoft Teams Summit. Mat was also super generous with us and shared some details about the work including the brief, challenge and idea behind the project.
Chaoyu Yang shared a set of 3D illustrations created for a personal project aiming to practice and learn (I’d say improve) Cinema 4D. The project was done in partnership with Duoergun17 Lee and there’s not much detail besides the 3D tool used that the images were rendered with Octane.
Generator shared this beautiful 3D project that is a digital artwork which illustrates an attempt to present their vision on the process of making a creative idea. Where creativity transforms from routine factory production to a day in an amusement park. You enter, and you’re going to ride different rides in various parts of the park. You might ride some rides a few times, but the day is mainly about having as many bright and exciting experiences as possible which symbolize the creative process.
Tomasz Artur Bolek is a 3D artist based in Łódź, Poland. His works are inspired by the brutalist architecture of the second half of the 20th century. In his art, he tries to evoke the impression of being overwhelmed, lost and isolated, but at the same time find beauty and a sense of spirituality in it.
Michael Novia shared a beautiful 3D project of personal explorations using Cinema 4D titled Texere, which is an exploration of composition and color. I've experimented with organic cloth simulations and vibrant materials. Texere attempts to blend the complexity of cloth with simple, uncomplicated composition and dramatic lighting.
Sonny Nguyen shared an awesome 3D project created using Blender and Octane render. If you’re like me you will agree that Windows 11 wallpapers are beautiful. Sonny truly liked them so went a step farther and decided to create his own wallpapers in 3D using Blender with Octane render. But it doesn’t end there, Sonny also shared a tutorial on how to make them. There goes my weekend :)
Danny Ivan shared a collection of 3D images and abstract compositions for his Smooth Flow Series. This one for the second quarter of 2021. As usual it’s a beautiful set of smooth, colorful and simply beautiful images. Danny describes it as “shapes and Gradients Flow represents the interaction with technology and human behaviors.” — all the work was done using Maxon Cinema 4D and SideFX Houdini.
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.
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.
Mathieu Le Berre is an art director into motion and 3D based in Paris, France. We are taking a look at his series titled 'Andromeda' which is a 3D abstract piece as I quote: 'objects of the natural, real or imaginary world, but only shapes and colors for themselves.' It's purely imaginative, creative, vibrant, and I really dig the art direction. You should definitely check out more of his work via his Behance and other social feeds. He has lots of amazing projects and more to come I am sure.
Carlos Antón Varó used his 3D design skills to pay tribute to his 8 favorite rappers of this century. The 3D models have a quite playful look, looking like emojis. For this task Carlos used Maxon Cinema 4D and Redshift for rendering. The images are in no particular order.
Recently I was watching this novelty on Netflix titled 'Wish Dragon', it tells the story about a 'wish-granting dragon'. I would definitely recommend it. As I was searching for inspiration for kick-off the week, I stumbled across the work of KaoMing. He is a motion & CG artist based in Taipei, Taiwan Region. He shared a series named '預言 Prophecy' and it's basically a collection of jade pieces representing different traditional figures like a dragon, lion, fish, and so on.
In November 2020, Thibaut Crepelle came across an eye flashing lil compact film camera, the Konica Pop, the yellow one (coolest one). Thibaut completely fell in love with its design, its vibrancy and instantly bought it, because he knew a little bit about that camera.
Marcio Flausino shared a beautiful 3D project titled Breathing Nature. In this set of 3D compositions, Mario explores natural environments with abstract breathing wildlife. Take a moment to pay attention to your breath. The tools used were Maxon Cinema 4D and Redshift in addition to Adobe After Effects.
I think most of us have seen the release of the new Windows 11, whatever you like it or not. I think it was a bold release in terms of visuals and branding. I also think we all noticed that 'elegant cloth' texture, this is why this personal recreation by Vinicius Araújo caught my eye. Vinicius is a graphic & motion designer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and he has done beautiful attempts. I somehow enjoy the orange scheme somehow, it's probably because it's the warm season.