3Dvalley site updates week 9

3Dvalley site updates week 9

Off-site News
Steampunk CGsociety Challenge Winners announced!
CGSociety presents the winners of the latest CG Challenge ‘Steampunk: Myths and Legends’.

Corel Painter 11
Corel releases Painter 11 its painting and illustration software package.

Autodesk Softimage 7.5
Autodesk has launched Autodesk Softimage 7.5 software for visual effects and game production. With this release, Autodesk has renamed the SOFTIMAGE|XSI software acquired from Avid Technology, Inc. Autodesk Softimage. The 7.5 version offers time saving new features, such as UV unfolding technology, a multithreaded Syflex cloth simulator and an integrated mental ray 3.7+ renderer. Artists have used Softimage to create numerous movies, commercials and video games, including the Oscar-winning film “Happy Feet,” Coca Cola’s “Heist” Super Bowl ad, and the “Fable II”video game.
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3Dvalley site updates week 8

3Dvalley site updates week 8

3D Art Gallery
Faizal Rahmat

Off-site News
Dominance War first 9 day Mini challenges kick off!
It’s time to gather up your creativity, pull together your talents, and get ready for a new kind of warm up competition in the Dominance War series – Mini Challenges! Although the theme is separate from the main epic event, world champion standings are assured for the best mini comp entries! Dominance War, a huge annual game art competition unlike any other! Once a year, for three months, artists from all over the world come together to take part in a friendly 3D and 2D war between communities. How it works? Artists must choose and represent a community involved in the war. When the war is over, the community with the best 3d game art or best concept game art, wins each unique event. End Date: March 2nd 11:59pm Eastern Time

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Featured 3D Artist of March 2009 – Jason Godbey

3DValley Featured 3D Artist February 2009 – Jason Godbey. Jason grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in social psychology and a minor in philosophy. He started with 3D as a hobby about six years ago but it soon turned into a passion and today he  is making a living of it. He currently lives California and works at a video game company as an environment artist. Please read our interview with Jason below to get to know him and his work a bit better.
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Featured 2D Artist of March 2009 – Gareth Southwell

3DValley Featured 2D Artist of March 2009 – Gareth Southwell. Gareth is a freelance artist/illustrator based in the UK. He is specialized in figurative work and his preferred medium is black and white line drawing, though he does venture into color when the occasion demands. At the moment he is illustrating a series of philosophy books and working on his own comic project. He has published work in magazines in Europe, America, and Australia, and regularly contributes to The Philosophers’ Magazine. Please read our interview with Gareth below to get to know him and his work a bit better.
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3Dvalley site updates week 7

3Dvalley site updates week 7

3D Art Gallery
Svyat Lee

3D Models
Fishing float
Fishing bucket
Fishing chair

2D Art Gallery
I Heart LA show – Curated by Douglas Alvarez
If you live in LA area and you have a few hours to spare this Sunday, February 15th, from 3pm to 5pm is the closing reception for the “I Heart LA” show, curated by Douglas Alvarez.  It’s your last chance to see an incredible body of work by a variety of emerging artists showing love for LA.
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3Dvalley site updates week 6

3Dvalley.com site updates week 6

Gallery updates for week 6

3D Art Gallery
Svyat Lee

Off-site news – week 6

Show off your talent in the Autodesk Best of the Best Show Reel 2009
Looking to show off your company’s talent? Be part of the Autodesk 2009 Best of the Best Show Reel. Submit your latest film, commercial, broadcast, music video, and episodic projects created using Autodesk software, such as Autodesk® Inferno® software, Autodesk® Flame® software, Autodesk® Smoke® software,  Autodesk® Maya® software, Autodesk® 3ds Max® software, Softimage® tools, and many others.

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