Discover groundbreaking animation FX

If you want to know how pro animators tackle FX then you’ll love 3D World issue 214, landing on your doorstep very soon.

This issue explores animation FX with Blizzard and DreamWorks. Discover how Houdini helped Blizzard bring a dense forest to life in The Last Bastion. Then, you can read how DreamWorks’ artists created a world of wool and hair for it’s new movie Trolls. 

The hair theme continues into this issue’s tutorials which cover hair modelling in ZBrush and 3ds Max, and rendering cartoon wool in Yeti for Maya. 

More training this issue covers the ultimate ZBrush workflow to sculpt a zombie Batman from start to finish, plus master photogrammetry to improve your game character textures and discover the Blender tricks you never knew you needed!

Get your copy of 3D World issue 214 here!

There’s a free Pluralsight video course this issue too, as the leading online training provider shares a course to master game asset creation using 3ds Max.

If you’re looking to push your simulation techniques then we have the perfect tutorials for you too, as our pro artists share their processes for rendering a landscape for VFX in Clarisse and a simple process for rendering better clouds in VUE xStream.

There’s also a treat this issue for iPad subscribers as they get a special animated DreamWorks Trolls cover. If you don’t have a digital sub, then why not take advantage of our special print & digital combo, check out page 26 for details this issue or go online to order.

Also in issue 214: 

  • The best CG art from the community
  • Render better clouds in VUE xStream
  • Reviewed: Cinema 4D R18
  • How Marvel's VFX team took over Hollywood

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D 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.