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91 minutes | 3 days ago
s02 e09: Nodevember procedural magic with Erindale.xyz
In this episode of CG Talks, Marco, DJ and Michal sit down with Erin Woodford of Erindale fame. Erin is an artist, designer and entrepreneur specializing in creating procedural objects and surfaces in Blender. We learn about his discovery of procedural design and the experience he's had on the journey so far.Erin also demystifies proceduralism and explains how despite the nuances in this workflow calling for a less intuitive or conventionally artistic mindset, it isn't something reserved for people with coding experience or mathematical thinkers.If you've been curious but apprehensive about learning proceduralism, this episode is for you. Procedural workflows are certainly key for the future of CG so if you want to jump on the bandwagon, it's about time (and lots of fun anyway)! This might just be the thing that motivates you into participating in next year's Nodevember!Resources:Erin Woodford Youtube -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGMyyn2FdEFcDfP1wQRh5lQErin Woodford - https://www.artstation.com/erindaleProdesktop CAD tool - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro/DESKTOPNodevember 2020 results video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhLVzcCl1ugNodevember website - https://nodevember.ioCG Matter tutorials - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1f4m64dwCwk8CBZ_vHfPgErin's Discord server - discord.gg/qEmdVC3Gabe interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Kpv8M4MxM&feature=emb_logoFuture Systems architecture - https://www.dezeen.com/tag/future-systems/Artlantis - https://artlantis.com/en/Enscape - https://enscape3d.comEevee renderer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-9rYUwY47YGrasshopper - https://www.grasshopper3d.comHoudini basics tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsv8UGqDibcBifrost Maya - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsv8UGqDibcSverchok addon for Blender - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UA_A-LLolwPlant Factory - https://info.e-onsoftware.com/more-info-plantfactoryMandelbulb 3D - https://www.mandelbulb.comErindale Art Deco video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m8LeMBMwAgSimon Thommes - https://www.artstation.com/simonthommesGumroad - https://gumroad.comblenderBinge Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrXMyWVRmiXdMTpxxCsPuCQGabe CG Matter website - https://www.cgmatter.comScripting for Artists Sybren A. Stüvel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOS2ID1ZN3AAI proceduralism Kate Compton presentation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WumyfLEa6bUBlender Python scripting beginner tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyt0O7saU4QLSystems in Animation nodes Blender - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tsBZp5T2CUHERO – Blender Grease Pencil Showcase - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKmSdY56VtYBlender Tissue addon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoQtC9qnX1YCell Fracturing Blender - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2nsntEzlAw
67 minutes | 11 days ago
s02 e08: October updates
In this episode, DJ, Marco and Andrew are discussing about happenings which took place in October around our farm, 3d world, and not only! Take a seat and listen to our latest CG Talks!Resources:Inktober - https://inktober.comNodevember - https://nodevember.ioNick Campbell - https://www.behance.net/NickVegasGrease pen in Blender - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N-glGarYuMBlender 2.91 new features overview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c65WvF8u4kArnold 6.1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLEymbGuX8YHoudini 18.5 Sneak Peak - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p_8eSaUfJMAdobe Photoshop 2020 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz0qLMmdOg4Deoldify - https://deoldify.aiJake Parker YT channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/jakeparker44Alphonso Dunn YT channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoBapgfK_m6G7airg1rdn8wRealistic paint - https://realisticpaint.com/index.htmlKrita ACES -https://docs.krita.org/en/general_concepts/colors/color_space_size.html
91 minutes | a month ago
s02 e07: A living with Blender - interview with Sayan Mondal
This episode of CG talks - the podcast where CG artists talk about computer graphics is very special. We introduce an exclusive interview with Sayan Mondal - founder of blueinversion.comSayan is a Blender 3D artist with (despite young age) quite a long experience in on-line tutorials. He was formerly publishing his tutorials and procedural shaders under a different name - Boundless Blending. His new rebranded channel Blue Inversion has up till now got over 6K subscribers and his best-performing tutorials reached over 55K views, and the count is still rising. He also had experience with podcasting which made the conversation a real pleasure for us and him.The interview includes Sayan's origin story and how he decided to pursue his own path as an artist and entrepreneur instead of continuing a regular education curriculum. What led him to dive deep into procedural shaders in Blender. We talk about constant learning and improvement as well as art and important inspirations and role models. The conversation develops into sharing thoughts about the modern CG industry, young and older CG artists, and their pros and cons. Along the way, we touch upon topics like A.I. Crypto Art, Inktober, November, and NPR rendering.Here are some inspiring links about things mentioned in the interview:Syan Mondal Artstation - https://www.artstation.com/iamsayanBlue Inversion - https://blueinversion.comBlue Inversion podcast - https://blueinversion.com/podcast/Sayan Mondal \ Blue Inversion tutorials - https://www.youtube.com/SayanMondalBBlendingBlue Inversion on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/blueinversionx/Blue Inversion store - https://www.store.blueinversion.comAndrew Price - https://www.youtube.com/user/AndrewPPriceIan Hubert tutorials – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbmxZRQk-X0p-TOxd6PEYJAGleb Alexandrov - https://www.creativeshrimp.comRecording of Live Stream interview with Midge "Mantissa" Sinnaeve - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MbmIUzUAeARecording of Live stream interview with Simon Thommes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MbmIUzUAeABlender Nest - long vs short content - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdTJ0B9wezY&list=PLltL62OFtThLEuA7apIysjkPEMJr_H4uK&index=4CG Matter - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1f4m64dwCwk8CBZ_vHfPgCurtis Holt - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzghqpGuEmk4YdVewxA79GAReynante Martinez – http://www.reynantemartinez.comInktober - https://inktober.comNodevember - https://nodevember.ioBlender grease pencil feature - https://www.blender.org/features/grease-pencil/Gumroad - https://gumroad.comSubstance Designer - https://www.substance3d.com/products/substance-designer/Artbreeder - https://www.artbreeder.comEevee vs Cycles render engines - https://cgcookie.com/articles/blender-cycles-vs-eevee-15-limitations-of-real-time-renderingBlender freestyle rendering – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajIjebE6vkoBeer – Blender NPR rendering engine - https://blendernpr.org/beer/Deoldify – https://deoldify.aiBorderlands game look - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x1nzZ8-FbIDead static drive game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTfZzwydEWQCrypto art - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypto_artRarible - https://rarible.comSuper Rare - https://superrare.coKnown Origin - https://knownorigin.io/Makers place - https://makersplace.comAlpha go documentary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXuK6gekU1YFasten your seat belts and enjoy this inspiring ride with DJ, Michał and Sayan Mondal!
65 minutes | a month ago
s02 e06: Why and how to optimize your scenes?
In this episode, Andrew, DJ, and Marco talk about how optimizing your 3d scene can save your sanity, what aspects of your project could be adding unnecessary render time what you can do to render your scenes faster on a render farm even without much technical rendering knowledge!Resources:Optimizing 3ds Max scenes through Textures – Part I - https://www.garagefarm.net/blog/guide-to-rendering-optimizing-scenes-in-3ds-max-through-texturesOptimizing 3ds Max scenes through Textures – Part II https://www.garagefarm.net/blog/guide-to-rendering-optimizing-scenes-in-3ds-max-through-textures-2Optimizing scenes in 3ds max geometry - https://www.garagefarm.net/blog/guide-to-rendering-optimizing-scenes-in-3ds-max-through-geometryHow to optimize displacement maps in V-ray – part I https://www.garagefarm.net/blog/how-displacement-maps-work-and-how-to-optimize-them-in-v-ray-part-1How to optimize displacement maps in V-ray – part II https://www.garagefarm.net/blog/how-displacement-maps-work-and-how-to-optimize-them-in-v-ray-part-2How to optimize buckets in V-Ray part I - Option analysis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnBI97xBD_gHow to optimize buckets in V-Ray part II - Troubleshooting hanging buckets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_xp5mK2UB0optimize viewport settingsLOD - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_of_detailMipmap - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MipmapOptimizing settings in V-Ray - http://www.peterguthrie.net/blog/2014/7/hdr-sky-lighting-for-interiorsOptimizing viewport - http://www.peterguthrie.net/blog/2017/4/pg-tips-clipping-planes-focal-point-trickBlender simplify - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1joLsRZ7VEAHow to link character (or any) assets using collections in Blender -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyDK7U8jl_IC4D Viewport optimization - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tzHQD3cRJE
59 minutes | a month ago
s02 e05: September updates
In this Episode, Dj Marco and Andrew round up some interesting developments from the CG world as well as our render farm and server rental service for the month of September!Resources:Renderman 24 for Blender - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKh2taqONg8Renderman 23 feature reel - https://vimeo.com/376885270Renderman non-photorealistic shaders – painter shaders - http://www.lollipopshaders.com/case-studies/9to3animation/?fbclid=IwAR2ByS7ibRUFRZg3OsgZyQg2BX62juXKoUw6QqunkzaE7_1NVHljkdJVwJYEpic apple hearing - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/09/apple-vs-epic-hearing-previews-a-long-hard-fought-trial-to-come/Autodesk joined open design alliance - https://adsknews.autodesk.com/news/open-design-alliance-membershipEpic Megagrant for Maxon - https://www.maxon.net/en-us/news/press-releases/article/maxon-receives-200000-epic-megagrant/Epic Megagrant for Instant Terra - https://www.wysilab.com/C4D R23 release - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URZXyR4VJzoCycles for Houdini by Tangents Studios - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XE7e0zycYUCgArchitect render engines survey - https://www.cgarchitect.com/features/articles/a9976335-2020-architectural-visualization-rendering-engine-survey-resultsBlender newest version release – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtYCjoTqeEABlender cloth brushes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dJYKmyNxLYBlender multiresolution modifier - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86lVXEneVfcBlender Extrude manifold - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roahtQgoXg4Blender new sky texture Nichita - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXZueIyiEfcZbrush – cloth simulator brush - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyaMwGSsrb8Vector tracing in Blender grease pen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-vd-9G6BgQClip studio paint - https://www.clipstudio.net/en/Links to news mentioned in our podcast:Xesktop – 8 x V100 16GB GPU rendering server - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTa2iQjdrIGarageFarmNET - Rendering C4D using camera animation mode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mHUqqEHfmwGarageFarm.NET – Rendering C4D + Redshift on cloud farm - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfAW7szL124GarageFarm.NET – Auto submit feature - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCEuNnUdUZAGaragefarmNET – Web manager – frames preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C15XKtdeIQA
70 minutes | 2 months ago
s02 e04: What is the best approach to modeling?
In this episode, Andrew, DJ, and Marco touch on the different aspects of modeling, what to look out for, when some rules can be broken and what lies on the horizon for 3d modeling in general.Resources:PiFuHD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxk-ijYY4n4Mixamo – https://www.mixamo.com/#/Anastasia Opara – https://www.anastasiaopara.comZbrush Shadow box - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WosEyotDb4Gleb alexandov 50 modeling issues from hell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O8kXTAr1wAPlant factory - https://info.e-onsoftware.com/more-info-plantfactoryMidge ‘Mantissa’ Sinnaeve - https://mantissa.xyz/pages/work.html3ds bee - https://3dbee.it
51 minutes | 2 months ago
s02 e03: Are there really rules in Art?
In this episode, Andrew, Marco, and DJ go over the timeless practices in art, the outlook on these practices today, and how our digital world has affected our perspectives on what Art is in the first place!Here are links to the materials mentioned in this episode:Mozart and Salieri - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IHptqZiDxcPirates code - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJVBvvS57j0EAGER animation - https://youtu.be/YbKasfNak4UAleksandra Waliszewska - https://www.facebook.com/Aleksandra-Waliszewska-152642531244/?fref=tsElliot smith - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IplcACGoSxg&list=PLeGTygRJdeYN6nifAT58Ty8GbAU5cHoiw&index=64Happy Trails - Winter - https://happytrailsanimation.com/about/our-films/winter/Cool 3D world - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzNZlJzmjomyl00ewlxHqOA
49 minutes | 3 months ago
s02 e02: Epic Games battle is epic
In this podcast, Dj and Andrew discuss their thoughts and feelings on the current legal struggle between Epic Games and Apple, and how that impacts the CG industries, tools and creators!Resources:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtvjbmoDx-Ihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euiSHuaw6Q4
62 minutes | 3 months ago
s02 e01: DOES SIZE REALLY MATTER? Maps, and frames- when and when not to go big.
There's a lot of buzz about 4k frames or higher as a future standard for film. How might that affect the 3d animation industry, and in what other ways do hi res images play a part in the CG workflow? In this episode, DJ Andrew and Marco look into it.Resources:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9K9oU_VTQ8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqz-KE-bpKQhttps://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/4Khttps://www.c4dcafe.com/ipb/forums/topic/111515-4k-and-8k-resolution-new-challenges/https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?board=25.0https://community.foundry.com/discuss/topic/153418/4k-and-8k-resolution-new-challengeshttps://blenderartists.org/t/4k-and-8k-resolution-new-challenges/1244031
103 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 12: Photorealism and beyond part 2
In this second part of the discussion on Photorealism, DJ Marco and Andrew go over some of the more grounded aspects of achieving photorealism in 3d rendering.
80 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 11. Photorealism and beyond
In this episode, DJ, Andrew and Marco revisit the idea of Photorealism in CG - tracing the origin of the practice, distinguishing it from realism, discussing it's value in the industry and its place in the practice of art.Some resources:The Hudsucker Proxy scene : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SwvSu3jxAAN-VIDIA's StyleGEN2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QuDh3W3lOYPhotorealism art movement : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photorealismhttps://www.britannica.com/art/Photo-realismTomin Works - "Outside" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o1orHS3w5A
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