Discover Disney’s most ambitious movie yet!

3D World issue 215 features an exclusive look at the making of Disney’s Moana, the new movie from the team behind Frozen – in which Maya and Houdini were harnessed to animate the South Pacific ocean.

There’s more watery wonders this issue too, with tutorials for liquid pouring and splashing using RealFlow and procedural techniques in Clarisse. Also, get closer to the training with our artists’ video walkthroughs and project files.

Get your copy of 3D World issue 215 here!

With over 50 pages of training this issue there’s plenty to explore, including advice to create a concept creature in ZBrush and Quixel, mastering Blender’s texture workflow and tips for perfecting anatomy modelling from professional medical illustrator Matt Briggs.

Our team of Q&A artists go all out this issue to solve your CG problems, with short training in Blender, ZBrush and Substance Painter – plus this issue get quick video tips to accompany the advice.

The issue rounds off with inspirational advice from Ubisoft’s Pascal Blanché, who shares his process for designing dynamic characters in ZBrush. Plus, Media Molecule’s Emilie Stabell reveals her unique project to turn a piece of 2D concept art into a 3D illustration – a year in the making, it’s unmissable! 

3D World has partnered again with Plural Sight to offer a free video course. This issue you will learn to rig Human IK characters for mocap. The download includes the full video course and project files.

If you’ve missed 3D World #215 then order a copy from our subscriptions site. If you want to feature in 3D World, email the editor Ian Dean, at

Also in this issue:

  • How previz changed Game of Thrones VFX
  • Making of VR experience Everest
  • The latest software reviewed
  • Animation career advice from Alex Williams

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & Design

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & Design at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.