02.28.12

There are some pretty kick ass 3D illustrations in the portfolio of Rizon Parein not the least of which includes a seriously awesome set of poster concepts for last year’s thriller Drive.

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08.21.11

Animator, 3D artist and Director Jesse Kanda is at it again with another experimental 3D animation titled ‘Dutch Wife’. Strange, artistic and etherial.

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07.20.11

Whoah, here is some crazy weird but also totally awesome 3D mograph action by studio Sehsucht™ for an Mtv ident. There was a huge list of folks involved in this little bit of video and you can see who they all are by clicking here.

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05.25.11

“Partitura is a custom software built in vvvv.org to generate realtime graphics aimed at visualising sound. The term “Partitura” (score) implies a connection with music, and this metaphor is the main focus of the project. Partitura aims to create a new system for translating sound into visual forms. Inspired by the studies of artists such as Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oscar Fischinger and Norman McLaren, the images generated by Partitura are based on a precise and coherent system of relationships between various types of geometries. The main characteristic of this system is its horizontal linear structure, like that of a musical score. It is along this linear environment that the different classes of abstract elements are created and evolve over time according to the sound. Partitura creates endless ever-evolving abstract landscapes that can respond to musical structures, audio analysis and manual gestural inputs. It is an instrument that visualises sound with both the freedom of spontaneous personal interpretation/improvisation and at the same time maintaining the automations and triggers of mathematical precision.

Partitura defines a coherent language of its own for the creation of new contemporary abstractions. It is within this system that Partitura creates worlds that expand from a single dot to multiple galaxies, from minimalism to complexity, from rigid to elastic, from solid to liquid, from angular to smoothness, from tentative to boldness, from calm to agitation, from slow to fast, from desaturated to saturation, from dark to lightness, from predictable to unpredictability. Literally ‘everything’ and its opposite… just like a musical flow.”

Awesome ongoing collaboration between Abstract Birds and Quayola.

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02.21.11

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There are some interesting abstract 3D renders utilizing dramatic lighting and minimal typography within the Behance-folio of German designer/illustrator Kid Grandios.

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French 3D illustrator, photographer and animator Andreas Shabelnikov has updated with some beautiful and often apocalyptic new imagery. It’s an unusual body of work and looks like a powerful niche to be currently occupying.

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01.15.11

Double G Studios put together this little mashup from 20 idents created for Channel 4′s T4. The ident series was inspired by an obvious love of robots.

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11.17.10

“Start from the Beginning” is the single from Egyptrixx off of their Bible Eyes LP (Night Slugs 2011) and serves as the track for this animated short by Berlin artist A. N. Fischer / Datdatdat. The video examines the relationship between the simulated 3D image of the art model and the actual physical art model itself. The undulating landscape in the video is based on one of Fischer´s relief sculptures.

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10.21.10

Mike Winkelmann AKA Beeple created this 3D animated video for Flying Lotus’s single ‘Kill Your Co-Workers’. You can actually download all of the 3d characters in the video for free at beeple-crap.com/​resources.php. Strange but good (just like Flying Lotus).

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10.15.10

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3D and motion studio Blur has updated with a spectacular body of work including some downright mind blowing cinematic video game trailers. It’s amazing they even had time to put a site online considering how involved producing such work must be.

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07.30.10


A Day in Paris is a short film by Benoît MILLOT that composites some amazing 3D over live action. It’s a fun little film and the amount of work required to create such a seamless effect on behalf of Millot must have been intensely draining. You have to admire his commitment to craft.

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07.14.10


There is a lot of things happening in this artistic short 3D film including voice over talent from Whoopi Goldberg. It’s a very aspirational piece of art that aims toward a very cosmic philosophical core. It’s exciting to see some big talent interested in something like this. I recommend going fullscreen on this one to experience it at it’s fullest expression.

3D Core Team:
Heiko van der Scherm . . . Writer, Director, Design, Modeling
Bernhard Haux . . . . . . . . .Character TD Flower main actors
Goro Fujita . . . . . . . . . . . Supervising Animator
Felix Graf . . . . . . . . . . . . Animator
Holger Schönberger . . . . .Pipeline, Shading, Lighting, Compositing

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06.13.10

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Greg Tsadilas’s VFX reel was uploaded 4 months ago but already contains samples of work he completed for Tron Legacy. His effects work is seriously mind-blowing and his reel will knock you clean off of your seat so brace yourself. He is remarkable.

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05.28.10


“Originally created for the Darklight Festival’s ’4 Day Movie’ project, Avatar Days is a portrait of four online gamers in Dublin whose daily lives contrast with their virtual identities. Advanced 3D technologies and Motion Capture animation were used to insert the players’ in-game characters in place of their real selves against the backdrop of the banal urban landscape which they inhabit.”

Produced and directed by Piranha Bar.

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04.22.10

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My guess is that it takes 3D artist Chris Labrooy a lot of time to generate one of his highly-detailed typographical illustrations. I wish I could say more about him but all that is up at his site is his work, his name, his email and his number.

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03.29.10

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‘Slices, Spheres and Limm’ are the titles for a series of 3D renders created by Christoph Bader, a member of the art collective DepotArt along with Dominik Kolb and Julian Rohbach.

Discovered via Human Resources.

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03.09.10


Round 6 is a made up video game trailer for a nonexistent game created by Snowball Studios. It’s a highly effective exercise and self-promotional piece to be sure. The attention to detail is staggering and it’s an impressive bit of 3D animation accomplished in a highly cinematic style.

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11.30.09


Here is a 3D exploration of Picasso’s famous painting, Guernica. 3D by Lena Gieseke with music by Manuel de Falla, Christopher Johns and Matthew Anderson. Beautiful little video.

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