3D Animation & Illustration Blog

VFX, Animation and 3D Illustration blog featuring recent work and posts on 3D in F1, motorsport and Japan.

Japanese VFX Artist on Animation in the UK & Canada

To complement my interview with ex Disney animator Stephane Mangin, I caught up with Japanese VFX artist Yasunobu Arahori to get his thoughts on the differences between animating in Japan, Canada and England. Having animated in multiple companies, countries and roles over the past 12 years, he shares his thoughts on the differences in the work…

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See the Real Japan. 9 Reasons Japan is Great for Cycle Touring

Living and working in Tokyo is a fantastic experience, but to appreciate the real Japan you have got to leave the cities and take a deep breath of the countryside. That’s why to finish off our year and a half in the country, my fiance and I embarked on a tour of Japan by bicycle,…

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Get to the Point Tutorials

A lot of the time when looking for a run down on a topic in Maya you will find long explanations or a lengthy video tutorial full of fluff which when working to a deadline, is really not all that helpful! So if you are looking for bite sized overviews full with seriously cool hidden gems that…

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2015 Williams FW37 Concept and Classic Livery

UPDATE The classic livery went down a storm, so to thank everyone and now the real car has officially launched, here is an extra render of the FW37 with old school livery out in the wild, on track. With the Williams Martini Racing FW37 launch only a few days away I’ve got just enough time…

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Cerberus Hell Hound 3D Sculpture

As much as I wanted to be enjoying my new games purchased in the Steam sale this winter, alas, this hell hound demanded my attention instead. Toiling for dozens of hours over a tablet and frankly tiny laptop screen, I have been bringing this beast into being to hone my Zbrush skills and eventually put…

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Animation Studio Post-it Gallery

Happy 2015! For the first post of the year I’m sharing this collection of illustrations drawn by talented artists at animation studios across the UK and Japan. As a fun way to remember all my great colleagues I coerce as many people as possible into showing off their creativity in micro Post-it form. Everyone draws whatever…

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