Making 3D Models and Art

Exploring the World of 3D Model Making and Rendering

If you’re a digital artist on a budget, wanting to get more from your software and models, keep reading. I use Blender (free) and DAZ Studio (free) as my tools, alongside GIMP and Inkscape (yes, both free). When starting out I also used Hexagon ($20, often less) and know of many 3D vendors who wouldn’t be without it. Since going pro, I have added other paid-for/subscription software, but never underestimate what you can do legitimately at no-cost or low-cost.

While I enjoy creating content, I’m still a buyer too and know how great it is to get a bargain. While my focus is now on making models, if you want to see historic sale data and get a feel for discounts and sale events on a major 3D marketplace, the older posts will be an interesting read.

New Year, New Directions

First 3D Model Render by Indigo JansonHeading in a new direction is always exciting. The road unfurls before us, full of opportunities just waiting for us to seize them.

Taking a new path doesn’t mean abandoning what went before, though. Everything builds on everything. As I have learnt new things in this first week of 2013 and look forward to learning many more, I see this. What I learn in photography has a positive impact on my art. Similarly, one online activity paves the way for another.

This week I fell in love with 3D digital art. And how! I have been immersed in an exciting new world.

But I find that I have taken a circular route back to an old love. A few years ago I was taking my first steps with … Continue reading