Matthew Attard is a 24-year old digital artist born, raised and still living near Sydney, Australia. He has been drawing since early childhood and for many years worked primarily as a traditional artist, drawing and painting things just for the fun of it. He got his first taste of digital art as early as 2001 but didn’t recognize its potential as an art form until 2006 when he joined deviantART and finally became connected to the digital art world. Since then he has abandoned traditional tools in favor of digital painting and 3D art. The only thing unchanged is the fact the subjects of his art still reflect all of his personal hobbies and interests.
Can a hobby in computer games and graphics lead to a notable visual effects business? Yes it can! Tobias Richter directly had that experience and his business based in Cologne, Germany called “The Light Works” is now used by large clients such as Atari, CBS Digital and LucasArts. He also creates for indie film producers providing the same high quality visual effects.
Oshyan Greene from Planetside Software shares the features and benefits of the new Terragen 3 Professional landscape generation software.
He talks about render layers, new global illumination surface details option, depth of field with noise reduction, population instance modification and spherical camera. Terragen 3 was used in last years sci-fi films of Elysium and