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3DAD 004 : Creating steampunk art with Poser Pro 2012 – Interview with digital artist Suzi Amberson

Suzi Amberson is from sunny Phoenix, Arizona. She worked in the Insurance industry for 24 years before discovering a passion for digital art. Once Suzi realized she was not following her intended path she took a huge leap of faith and left the Insurance business to pursue her enthusiasm for creating 3D art.

Suzi is a self-taught artist. She started out with Poser 6 in 2007. Her CG toolbox has expanded over the past few years and now includes Poser Pro 2012, Photoshop CS5 Extended, a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet, Marvelous Designer 2, Hexagon and Bryce as her tools of choice.

She entered her first official art contest in 2009 over on the Daz3D website. The challenge was to create an image in the spirit of the infamous fantasy artist, Frank Frazetta. The final judging was conducted by Frank Frazetta Jr. One of her entries took third place and fuelled her desire to pursue 3D art as she sought to add interest and depth to her spectacular body of work.

We interview her for Session 4 of the podcast which you can

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3DAD 003 : Science Fiction DAZ Studio Artist – Interview with Rob Caswell

The third session of the 3D Art Direct Podcast is here, complete with an interview with Daz Studio artist Robert Caswell.

You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here on the blog. Additionally, you’ll be able to listen to this session and subscribe via iTunes.

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I’d like to introduce Rob Caswell, a DAZ 3D Studio artist who grew up during the space race and spent his time watching the Apollo moonshots as well as bat girl on TV, and then managed to avoid these distractions just enough to gain a degree in astronomy. We originally interviewed him in issue 13.

He has a popular space on DeviantArt, with the moniker as “Arcas-Art”, that includes a well written blog and gallery of renders created with DAZ 3D Studio and post processing with Photoshop.

Rob has a good grounding in multiple visual art zones, including science fiction & fantasy illustration for paper and pen RPGs, computer game art and comic book lettering.… Read the rest

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How to be a Digital Artist and survive hardware failure

Ever suffered a hardware crash when in the middle of an important render? It’s the wolf at the door for many 3D digital artists, where computer resources are stretched to the limit by demanding and hungry applications.

It’s well worth purchasing software that can recover the whole computer operating system and applications, not just the user files. Here at 3D Art Direct we use Symantec’s Backup Exec System Recovery, saving time by not having to reinstall every application and resource all over again if the unwelcome crash event occurs.

Irvin L Jackson is a journalist, professional writer and artist in the sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres with work in the role-playing game, collectible card game and other industries. He’s had a hardware crash recently, so knows the bain of this event but used it to just build a better system instead.

We interview him for issue 10 at 3D Art Direct, out at the end of this month and include some of his best artwork from his prolific portfolio. Here’s an excerpt:-

3DAD: At your Deviant Art (DA) gallery you list yourself as a “Journalist, professional writer and artist in the sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres.” Which came first, the sci-fi writing, or the sci-fi art?

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