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Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration of Video Game Cities - Konstantinos Dimopoulos/Maria Kallikaki

Konstantinos Dimopoulos about Virtual Architecture and Urbanism

Game urbanist Konstantinos Dimopoulos from Athens, Greece, is working on an ambitious project - Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration of Video Game Cities - a 200 pages book rich with maps, illustrations and analysis of cities in video games. We invited Konstantinos to speak about virtual cities, real architecture, art, science and current trends of the digital world.
Entrance of animago 2016

Behind the scenes of animago Award

Less than two weeks remain till the new edition of animago Award in the beginning of September. While we all are waiting to find out the names of the winners of this year, 3D Architettura decided to look a little bit backward and to speak with Günter Hagedorn, Jury Chairman and animago AWARD Management, about the long way that animago has made during the last 20 years and to learn about behind the scenes of this famous CGI competition.

Portugal: best CG and ArchViz artists

Here comes the second part of our new series of articles devoted to the artists interviewed on 3D Architettura during the previous years.  Let's see together new projects of the best CG and ArchViz artists from Portugal chosen by 3D Architettura editorial team.

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Sandra Vasques on 3D Architettura

Sandra Vasques

"I started 20 years ago doing 3d environments for educational software. Then move to an engineering company making mostly very technic images to help construction. Finally, in 2007, I opened my own company, Zorg."
Skilled Architect and Interior Designer with over ten years of experience in architecture. My projects experience includes residential, commercial, mixed-use projects and Interior Design.

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Do you want to share your experience in architectural visualization?
Do you want to see your story published on 3D Architettura?
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We are always looking forward to meeting CG-professionals
from different countries all around the world.

I started to make my first steps as a designer about 2 years ago and my passion gives me the possibilities to grow up in architectural visualization field. Now I work with Cinema4D for modeling and compositions, rendering is done with Corona Render and Vray. For the post-production, I always use Camera Raw in Photoshop that allows me to treat my renders like real photos.

ID STUDIO

Our target is to achieve photorealistic 3D visualizations for individual clients, companies, large institutions and anyone interested in the 3D industry.

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and visualization artists?

Are you developing a 3d software, a plugin, a digital utility
or an instrument?
Our readers are always curious to learn about new tools that make the work of a 3D-artist or an architect easier and faster.

Juan Hiriart

I started working with CG in 2007, I've learned a lot from this work in ten years and still learning a lot every day. I'm a professional architect and a founder of DOD3dstudio since 2015. I like the art that involves this whole arch-viz world and the way it impacts on others. Every project is different to me, every one of them has a special message to deliver and so is the way I face them.
Today we continue our animago Award 2017 series of articles by introducing you the winner in Best Still nomination - 3D visualization artist Marek Denko. We talk about his way in CGI and behind the scenes of creation and development of his latest awarded project, "Her Eventual Hesitation".

During the last years 3D Architettura has become an international community that unites 3D-visualization artists,
architects and designers.
We share interesting stories of success, inspiring renders and practical information about everything connected to architectural visualizations, both offline and realtime.

Hello, my name is Jacinto Monteiro, I graduated as an architect, back in 2001, in Portugal, and started working in this profession for 6 years. In the peak of 2007/8 crisis, with my girlfriend pregnant of my only child, I decided to quit my architectural job and had a fresh start as a digital artist. High risk and drastic decision that changed my life completely, luckily for better.
OKDRAW studio interview for 3D Architettura

OKDRAW

Our names are Hugo Ferreira and Pedro Teixeira, we are an architect and product designer managing the Okdraw Studio in Portugal. We always knew each other since the young age, and when in 2012 we realized that we were both working in the 3D area but in different ways, we decided to merge our knowledge and work towards architectural and product visualization.
For every new project, we try to understand the clients’ needs and to offer him a feedback of solutions and artistic guidelines adapted to the project.

ARCHITECTOOLS

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Lumion 9 is out

ACT-3D has released Lumion 9, real-time rendering software for arch-viz. The developers promise "photorealistic environments faster than ever before" with the photorealistic sky, rain, grass and improved UX features.
Real HDR for Mac and Windows

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animago AWARD: winners of 2018

The winners of the animago AWARD – an internationally renowned competition for 3D animation and still, visual effects, visualization and VR/AR/360° – were awarded their trophies on October 25th in Munich. The show was attended by 500 guests and took place for the third time at the Gasteig Centre.
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Quixel Bridge 2018.4 is out now

Developers of Quixel Megascans have released Quixel Bridge 2018.4 that allows browsing, batch download and batch export assets to 3d and rendering software.

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KeyShot 8 Available

Luxion released KeyShot 8 with new updates focused on materials and volume, lighting and optics, advanced geometry, image and output, and collaboration. 
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Real IES 3 is released

Real IES 3, software to create photometric lights, is released with some new features added, a slight redesign of UI and general usability improvements.
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3ds Max 2019.2

Autodesk has recently released 3dsMax 2019.2 update with Arnold 5.2, fluids loader, alembic UV exporter and other cool stuff.

NEW ON ARCHITECTOOLS

video

Lumion 9 is out

ACT-3D has released Lumion 9, real-time rendering software for arch-viz. The developers promise "photorealistic environments faster than ever before" with the photorealistic sky, rain, grass and improved UX features.

Are you a 3D-artist?
Do you want to see your story published on 3D Architettura?

NEW INTERVIEW

Sandra Vasques on 3D Architettura

Sandra Vasques

"I started 20 years ago doing 3d environments for educational software. Then move to an engineering company making mostly very technic images to help construction. Finally, in 2007, I opened my own company, Zorg."
Real HDR for Mac and Windows

Do you provide services to designers
and 3D-artists?

Are you developing a 3d software, a plugin, a digital utility
or an instrument?

EDITORIALS

Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration of Video Game Cities - Konstantinos Dimopoulos/Maria Kallikaki

Konstantinos Dimopoulos about Virtual Architecture and Urbanism

Game urbanist Konstantinos Dimopoulos from Athens, Greece, is working on an ambitious project - Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration of Video Game Cities - a 200 pages book rich with maps, illustrations and analysis of cities in video games. We invited Konstantinos to speak about virtual cities, real architecture, art, science and current trends of the digital world.

During the last years 3D Architettura has become an international community that unites 3D-visualization artists, architects and designers.