VR Village at Siggraph 2015 | Virtual Reality, VR, Siggraph 2015, VR Village

VR Village at Siggraph 2015

Debuting in 2015 at Siggraph, The VR Village is a virtual screening room for cutting-edge Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and immersive media programming. The world’s best content is curated for a 5-day long opportunity that explores the power of these new formats through telling stories, engaging audiences, and in providing real–world applications for health, education, design, and gaming.  Ricky Grove [gtoon]
Renderosity's "News of the Week"  | News of the Week, Adobe Illustrator, Lightwave Gallery, Siggraph, Red Giant, Light Factory 5, Christmas in July sale, Da Vince Resolve 12

Renderosity's "News of the Week"

Renderosity's weekly video news series covers Renderosity sales, reviews and info along with a sampling of CG Industry news. Ricky Grove [gtoon]
Interview with Red Giant Films' Aharon Rabinowitz and Seth Worley | Red Giant, Magic Bullet Suite, Adam Rabinowitz, Seth Worley

Interview with Red Giant Films' Aharon Rabinowitz and Seth Worley

Back in February of this year, Red Giant released a short film entitled Old/New, to show off the latest updates of their Magic Bullet Suite, a set of tools for filmmakers. Red Giant's Head of Marketing, Aharon Rabinowitz, and film director, Seth Worley talk about their work and what went into their latest film. Nick C Sorbin [nickcharles]
Hive FX and the Creative Pipeline | VFX, HiveFX, Special Effects, Pipelines, Monster Making

Hive FX and the Creative Pipeline

Portland, Oregon-based HIVE-FX has been making a name for itself creating gruesome effects for the TV series Grimm. Writer Maleah Maynard takes a look at the company and how it manages to get several CG applications to work effectively in their creative pipeline. Maleah Maynard
Comic Life 3 Review | Comic Life Application, Graphic Novel, Comics, Cartoons

Comic Life 3 Review

Comic Life is a great tool at a budget price for anyone that wants to quickly and easily create a comic, graphic novel or other artwork driven publication.
 
M.D. McCallum [warlord720] - 2 opinions posted
Meet Hope Kumor, Renderosity's New Community Manager | Hope Kumor, Renderosity Community Manager, PR, Media Management

Meet Hope Kumor, Renderosity's New Community Manager

Renderosity would like to welcome our new Community Manager, Hope Kumor. Hope took some time out of her busy schedule and told us about her life and goals for Renderosity. Ricky Grove [gtoon] - 7 opinions posted
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Each month Renderosity members vote on the Artist of the Month (AOM) from nominations made by the moderators. This August, 2015, the AOM is Richardphotos.

Each month the Renderosity staff chooses the Vendor of the Month (VOM). This month's VOM is outoftouch. 

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Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month - eyeofthebeholder | eyeofthebeholder, artist of the month, Paul Henshaw, Terragen
Artist of the Month - eyeofthebeholder
Each month the Renderosity community votes on the Renderosity "Artist of the Month" [AOM] ... July's AOM is eyeofthebeholder!
Ricky Grove [gtoon] - 9 opinions posted

Artist of the Month - RICHARDPHOTOS | Artist of the Month, Photography, Richardphotos
Artist of the Month - RICHARDPHOTOS
Each month Renderosity members vote on the Artist of the Month (AOM) from nominations made by the moderators. This August, 2015, the AOM is Richardphotos.
Ricky Grove [gtoon] - 2 opinions posted

Artist of the Month - UteBigSmile | Artist of the Month, Mixed Media, UteBigSmile
Artist of the Month - UteBigSmile
Our "Artist of the Month" for June is UteBigSmile, a mixed media artist who lives in Luxembourg. Interview and video profile to come in the next few days.
Ricky Grove [gtoon] - 51 opinions posted

Artist of the Month for May - DOCHTERSIONS | Artist of the Month, dochtersions, fractal art, photography
Artist of the Month for May - DOCHTERSIONS
Our Artist of the Month for May, 2015, is Jacomina de Graaf, aka dochtersions, who is a fractal artist and digital photographer. Hailing from the Netherlands, she uses her art to help her enjoy life and give flight to her remarkable imagination.
Ricky Grove [gtoon] - 26 opinions posted

April "Artist of the Month" - MIWI | Artist of the Month, AOW, Miwi, Bryce, Fantasy Art
April "Artist of the Month" - MIWI
Our Artist of the Month (AOM) for April, 2015, is MIWI (aka Michael Wischniewski). Voted AOM by his peers at Renderosity, MIWI creates primarily fantasy art using the application BRYCE. We are very proud to profile MIWI's digital art through the entire month of April.
31 opinions posted

Vendor of the Month

Vendor of the Month -  outoftouch | Vendor of the Month, outoftouch,
Vendor of the Month - outoftouch

Each month the Renderosity staff chooses the Vendor of the Month (VOM). This month's VOM is outoftouch. 


Ricky Grove [gtoon] - 21 opinions posted

Vendor of the Month - Sixus1 | Vendor of the Month, Sixus1, Digital Art, Renderosity Marketplace
Vendor of the Month - Sixus1
Our Renderosity "Vendor of the Month" for June, 2015, is Sixus1 (Les Garner). Sixus1 has been a member of the Renderosity community for over a decade. His work is stylish and well-crafted. Read the interview with Sixus1 and find out more about his life and works.
Ricky Grove [gtoon] - 32 opinions posted

May, 2015, Vendor of the Month - VYKTOHRIA | Vendor of the Month, Vyktohria, Poser, Daz3D, Pin-ups, Digital Art
May, 2015, Vendor of the Month - VYKTOHRIA
Our Vendor of the Month for May, 2015, is the excellent artist VYKTOHRIA. She works primarily in Poser and DAZ3D creating imaginative and well-crafted 3D models, accessories, clothing and more. VYKTOHRIA took time out of her busy schedule to talk about her store and artworks.
46 opinions posted

April Vendor of the Month - SVEVA | Artist of the Month, SVEVA, Digital Art, Renderosity Marketplace
April Vendor of the Month - SVEVA
Our Renderosity "Vendor of the Month" for April, 2015, is SVEVA. She has been a member of Renderosity since 2003. Sveva has been a top seller in the Renderosity Marketplace for over 6 years! A remarkable achievement.
Ricky Grove - 20 opinions posted

March 2015 Vendor of the Month - 3D-Age
March 2015 Vendor of the Month - 3D-Age
Congratulations to 3D-Age for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for March!
15 opinions posted

February 2015 Vendor of the Month - StudioArtVartanian | VOM, StudioArtVartanian
February 2015 Vendor of the Month - StudioArtVartanian
Congratulations to StudioArtVartanian for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for February!
39 opinions posted

CG Industry News

VR Village at Siggraph 2015 | Virtual Reality, VR, Siggraph 2015, VR Village
VR Village at Siggraph 2015
Debuting in 2015 at Siggraph, The VR Village is a virtual screening room for cutting-edge Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and immersive media programming. The world’s best content is curated for a 5-day long opportunity that explores the power of these new formats through telling stories, engaging audiences, and in providing real–world applications for health, education, design, and gaming. 
Ricky Grove [gtoon]

Renderosity's "News of the Week"  | News of the Week, Adobe Illustrator, Lightwave Gallery, Siggraph, Red Giant, Light Factory 5, Christmas in July sale, Da Vince Resolve 12
Renderosity's "News of the Week"
Renderosity's weekly video news series covers Renderosity sales, reviews and info along with a sampling of CG Industry news.
Ricky Grove [gtoon]

Interview with Red Giant Films' Aharon Rabinowitz and Seth Worley | Red Giant, Magic Bullet Suite, Adam Rabinowitz, Seth Worley
Interview with Red Giant Films' Aharon Rabinowitz and Seth Worley
Back in February of this year, Red Giant released a short film entitled Old/New, to show off the latest updates of their Magic Bullet Suite, a set of tools for filmmakers. Red Giant's Head of Marketing, Aharon Rabinowitz, and film director, Seth Worley talk about their work and what went into their latest film.
Nick C Sorbin [nickcharles]

Hive FX and the Creative Pipeline | VFX, HiveFX, Special Effects, Pipelines, Monster Making
Hive FX and the Creative Pipeline
Portland, Oregon-based HIVE-FX has been making a name for itself creating gruesome effects for the TV series Grimm. Writer Maleah Maynard takes a look at the company and how it manages to get several CG applications to work effectively in their creative pipeline.
Maleah Maynard

Comic Life 3 Review | Comic Life Application, Graphic Novel, Comics, Cartoons
Comic Life 3 Review
Comic Life is a great tool at a budget price for anyone that wants to quickly and easily create a comic, graphic novel or other artwork driven publication.
 

M.D. McCallum [warlord720] - 2 opinions posted

Meet Hope Kumor, Renderosity's New Community Manager | Hope Kumor, Renderosity Community Manager, PR, Media Management
Meet Hope Kumor, Renderosity's New Community Manager
Renderosity would like to welcome our new Community Manager, Hope Kumor. Hope took some time out of her busy schedule and told us about her life and goals for Renderosity.
Ricky Grove [gtoon] - 7 opinions posted

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Q&A With Kristy Pron 2015 Emerging Technologies Program Chair | Siggraph conference, Emerging Technologies, Kristy Pron
Q&A With Kristy Pron 2015 Emerging Technologies Program Chair
Siggraph 2015 will be taking place this August and one of the most interesting parts of the conference will be the Emerging Technologies exhibit. The Siggraph Foundation sent us this recent Q&A with the chair of that exhibit, Kristy Pron.

Rapid and Effective Visualization with Lumion Pro | Lumion, Architectural Rendering, Digital Environments, Urban Visualization
Rapid and Effective Visualization with Lumion Pro
Lumion: Create stunning presentations with little learning curve and amazing effects using a visual point and click interface without hidden commands or drill down menus
M.D. McCallum [warlord720]

Adobe Creative Cloud 2015: What's New | Adobe, Creative Cloud, Adobe Stock, Character Animator, Adobe Hue
Adobe Creative Cloud 2015: What's New
Adobe has just release their updates and additions to their Creative Cloud 2015 applications. We take a quick overall look at programs like Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and brand new apps like Adobe Hue and Character Animator.
Ricky Grove [gtoon]

Q&A with Siggraph 2015 Programming Chair: Jean Kaneko | Making, Jean Kaneko, Siggraph, Art Education
Q&A with Siggraph 2015 Programming Chair: Jean Kaneko
Siggraph 2015's Programming chair, Jean Kaneko, a sought-after educator who promotes the idea that "Making", in design, creation, science and the arts, is a powerful tool of self expression. This excellent interview with Ms. Kaneko comes from the Siggraph 2015 press department.

Shader Forge: A Review | Unity Game Engine, Unity, Shader Forge, Shaders,
Shader Forge: A Review
Shader Forge is the ultimate node-based shader editor for the Unity game engine. Its goal is to push the visual quality of Unity to new heights, giving you the freedom of shader creation in a visual and intuitive way - with no code required.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc]

Michael J. Shepherd Digital Artist Extraordinaire | Michael J. Shepard, ReBorne, Digital Artist, Artist Interview
Michael J. Shepherd Digital Artist Extraordinaire
In the world of art Michael J. Shepherd is better known by his artistic persona: ReBorne. His digital images are unique as well as hauntingly beautiful. He is a rising young artist worthy of greatness. Get to know Michael J. Shepherd aka ReBorne as Dee Marie interviews him for the Artist You Need To Know series.
Dee Marie [deemarie]

Adobe Lightroom CC Review | Adobe, Lightroom CC, Photography
Adobe Lightroom CC Review
Adobe Lightroom has always been about organization, enhancement and sharing. Adobe Lightroom CC pushes the digital envelope in working with photographs anywhere. If you are looking for a truly mobile editing tool, Adobe Lightroom CC is for you!
Dee Marie [deemarie]

Corel Painter 2015 in Review | Corel Painter 2015, Paint Program, Sketching Application
Corel Painter 2015 in Review
While there are a number of painting and sketching applications available, Corel's Painter stands out on top, with its huge assortment of natural media brushes, plentiful features, and innovative advances. Nick Sorbin [nickcharles] reviews the newest version, Corel Painter 2015.
Nick C. Sorbin [nickcharles]

Substance Designer 5 Review | Substance Designer 5, Allegorithmic, Texture Painting
Substance Designer 5 Review
Substance Designer is a node-based texture compositing tool that allows you to create Substance files or bitmap textures. You can use it to texture assets and it contains a wide library of tools, materials and procedural effects to help you achieve your goals in a fully non-destructive workflow.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc]

Adobe Comp CC in Review | Adobe, Comp CC, Ipad mobile app, web design, print media
Adobe Comp CC in Review
With the creation of the Adobe Comp CC iPad mobile app, once again the Adobe team has developed a solution to a universal designer dilemma: how to effortlessly turn an idea that was first conceived on paper, to a polished design for either web or print media.
Dee Marie, Contributing Columnist

Lenovo's ThinkStation P900 Review | Lenovo, ThinkStation, Workstation, Review, P900
Lenovo's ThinkStation P900 Review
M.D. McCallum, our newest writer on the Renderosity News staff, takes a close look at Lenovo's ThinkStation P900; a muscle car among workstations.
M.D. McCallum - 5 opinions posted

Autodesk's 3D Scanning Application, Memento (Beta): In Review | Autodesk, 3D scanning, Memento, 3D models
Autodesk's 3D Scanning Application, Memento (Beta): In Review
Senior staff writer, Sergio Rosa [nemirc} reviews Autodesk's new (beta) application, Memento. This application is designed to help the user created 3D models from photographs and scans.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - 1 opinion posted

NVIDIA'S GTC: A Signal Event in Graphics Technology | NVIDIA, GTC, Graphics Technology, Titan X, Deep Learning, Autonomous Cars
NVIDIA'S GTC: A Signal Event in Graphics Technology
A brief overview of the 2015 GTC (Graphic Design Conference) hosted by NVIDIA. The event took place in March in the beautiful city of San Jose, CA. Coverage includes information on "Deep Learning", "Autonomous Cars" and NVIDIA'S graphics technology updates.
Ricky Grove - 1 opinion posted

Interview with Renderosity Artist Mike Wilkinson (Mechanismo) | Renderosity Artist, Mechanismo, Dee Marie, Interview, Digital Art Creation
Interview with Renderosity Artist Mike Wilkinson (Mechanismo)
Complex computer graphic software, created by innovative forward-thinking programmers, provides digital artist's unlimited tools to feed their creativity. Over the centuries, each art movement's masters-of-their-craft rise to the top. Get to know one of Renderosity's modern digital art masters: Mike Wilkinson (Mechanismo). Interview by Dee Marie
Dee Marie, Contributing Columnist - 5 opinions posted

Interview with Renderosity Artist - L.James Lucas (Bampster) | fractals, L. James Lucas, bampster, Fan art
Interview with Renderosity Artist - L.James Lucas (Bampster)
When we featured the FAN ART section as gallery of the week recently, we came across the work of L.James Lucas, otherwise known as "Bampster", whose work is especially striking and imaginative. We contacted Bampster and asked him to tell us a bit about himself and his work.

Happy 25th Birthday Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Photoshop, Image Editing, Photoshop Anniversary
Happy 25th Birthday Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is celebrating a milestone birthday. This February Adobe’s most popular software turned a quarter of a century. Over the past twenty-five years, Adobe Photoshop has turned into a global household name, both as a noun and a verb. How many software programs can claim that distinction?
Dee Marie - 2 opinions posted

Adobe Muse in Review | Adobe, Muse, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe CC, Web Design
Adobe Muse in Review
Adobe Muse is an innovative program that takes the time, hassle, and frustration out of creating a website. It is the non-coder, Graphic Designer’s solution for creating websites from scratch. Even those who only use code to design websites will appreciate the freedom of creativity that has inspired designers of print media.
Dee-Marie - Contributing Columnist - 2 opinions posted

Game Development Tools: PlayMaker for Unity | Games, Game Development, Unity, PlayMaker, Plug-ins
Game Development Tools: PlayMaker for Unity
The game development scene has opened up a lot in recent years. Better and easier to use tools have been released and are now available to pretty much anyone. One of the most interesting tools around is Unity, a game engine I wrote about some months ago. This time I will tell you about a very interesting Unity tool called PlayMaker.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer - 3 opinions posted

MAXON’s CINEMA 4D R16: An Excellent Upgrade | Maxon, Cinema 4D, C4D, modeling, 3D, Animation
MAXON’s CINEMA 4D R16: An Excellent Upgrade
CINEMA 4D R16 is a significant release for MAXON. Large and small, MAXON has updated and improved practically every aspect of their already excellent program. Let’s take a look at some of the most important new additions...
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2015 in Review | Autodesk, MotionBuilder, Softimage, Maya, 3ds Max
Autodesk MotionBuilder 2015 in Review
MotionBuilder is basically a character animation tool that Autodesk absorbed from Kaydara eons ago. It provides tools for both traditional key frame animation, as well as advanced tools for dealing with dense motion capture data. It is a real-time environment where you can set up hardware devices to drive animation controllers.
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist

Maya 2015: A Game Development Perspective | Autodesk, Maya, Maya LT, Game Development
Maya 2015: A Game Development Perspective
Maya 2015 is the latest release of this 3d modeling and animation package from Autodesk. I decided to check how some the features found in this new version work with game development. Maya can be bought as a stand-alone software, or part of an Autodesk Suite that includes other packages, such as MotionBuilder and Mudbox.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer

Red Giant Shooter Suite in Review | Red Giant Software, Shooter Suite, Filmmaking
Red Giant Shooter Suite in Review
Red Giant's Shooter Suite has everything from a denoising plugin, to utilities to help you safely get footage off your camera and onto your computer. I picked a few of the tools from the suite for review: PluralEyes, Offload and BulletProof.
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist

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