The secrets of creating realistic VFX revealed in the new-look 3D World

From Superman's cape to X-Men ripping apart boats, the 3D World team speak to the leading researchers at University of California at Berkeley and the creators of DMM - the tool that brings destruction to the big screen - on creating realistic VFX.

Featuring an exclusive cover image from CG illustrator Daniele Scerra (opens in new tab) and a companion tutorial, learn to light and texture a female figure. Plus artist Dan Crossland (opens in new tab) begins the first part of his anatomy sculpting course - the next five parts will follow in new issues of 3D World.

If you want to get a job in the mocap industry, then issue 180 is for you! The Imaginarium (opens in new tab)'s Rebecca-Louise Leybourne shares her workflow, offers her expert mocap tips and reveals what it takes to work in this growing industry.

Buy your copy now! (opens in new tab)

Don't forget, every issue comes with free video tutorials, resource files and step-by-step screens to help you learn.

Features this issue include:

  • Tracking the field - essential mocap advice and insights from The Imaginarium
  • Critical reality - discover the research being done into bring VFX realism to the cinema
  • Behind the virtual camera - our expert explains the theory behind using a virtual camera
  • Awards ceremonies Oscar winners and awards nominees reveal the real reasons a good awards show matters

Tutorials this issue include:

  • Texture and light a complex figure in ZBrush and Maya
  • Master hard surface sculpting in ZBrush
  • Create leak effects in Substance Designer 4
  • Reimagine a classic character using Marvelous Designer
  • Artist Q&A - our team of pro artist share their tips to modelling photo real eyes, compositing renders into photos, creating atmosphere and much more!

On test this issue:

  • Substance Designer 4
  • Mesh Fusion for Modo
  • X-Particles 2.5

How to get hold of 3D World #180

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.