Blender 3D Inspiration

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.

Lights & Crystals 3D Inspired by Incidence of Light in the Materials

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.

Abstract Realities in 3D - Third Edition

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.

3D Launch Artworks for Greyscalegorilla Plus

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.

Simple yet Beautiful 3D Compositions using Blender 3D

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.

Satisfying Loops using Cinema 4D and Octane Render

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 First Fully Automated Autonomous 3D Design Influencer

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 - Motion Design Exploring the World of Mountain Bikes

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.

Polestar PRECEPT Official Sketch Renders

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.

Motion Design Monday - Rising ASEAN Opening Title

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.

Transforming from a Paper to a Digital World

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. 

Paradox by Kyungrae yu

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.

Liquid Colorful Paint in 3D by Ditroit Studio & Malaki

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.

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.

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