This months 3D Artist magazine is a Blender special issue, featuring lots of blender related tutorials and articles. I had the pleasure of working on an image for the cover of the magazine, that is also featured in a 17-step tutorial inside. In the tutorial I go through modeling and textuing the jet, creating materials for rendering in cycles, and creating a final scene using linked libraries and multiple scenes with smoke and explosions.
You can also find a full-page review of blender master class as well as a small Q&A section about Gecko Animation in the magazine. There’s also a bunch of other cool content and tutorials, including tips and tricks from the Tears of Steel crew, and a load of textures and resources on the disc that comes with the magazine.
Over at GeckoAnimation, @laxy and I recently got to do some visual effects for the last episode in the latest series of Red Dwarf. We’re both fans of the show and really proud to have been able to contribute to it, and after the Premier last night I can safely say its as funny as ever. We were dead chuffed to see that some of our work had made it into the opening titles too, so now we get to see a bit of our stuff in every episode!
Anyway, the series starts tonight at 9pm on Dave, with Episode 6 (the one we worked on) going out sometime in November. Watch it!