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3D Art Direct Podcast Session 1 : Introduction to 3D Art Direct magazine and tribute to Ralph McQuarrie

It’s here! The first session of the 3D Art Direct Podcast!

You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here on the blog. Additionally, I will be submitting the podcast feed to iTunes soon, so you can subscribe there as well – but I’ll let you know when it’s up and ready to go.

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In this session we introduce 3D Art Direct’s mission statement to help and inspire 3D digital artists. There’s a brief introduction about me, Paul Bussey, the editor of 3D Art Direct magazine, and I promote four artists published in issue 16 of our magazine; Tarik Keskin, Neil Thacker, DeeDee Davies and Les Garner from Sixus1 Media.

There’s also a tribute to Ralph McQuarrie who inspired many a digital artist. We paint a potted history of his involvement with George Lucas and Star Wars in his influence on the eventual box office success of this movie and its sequels.

Artists Promoted in this Session

Tarik Keskin (3DS Max)

DeeDee Davies (Vue Studio, Poser Pro and Carrara Pro)

Neil Thacker (Bryce, Vue)

Les Garner  from Sixus1 Media (Poser models and props)

Artwork examined in this Session

Heartbeat of Stone by DeeDee Davies

Space Dock I06 by Tarik Keskin

Links mentioned in this Session

Ralph McQuarrie’s official website

Paul Bussey’s gallery at Renderosity

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3D Art Direct Magazine Issue 16

3D Art Direct is now back! Get the Latest 3D Art Direct on-line Magazine for FREE

Earlier this year the 3D Art Direct website was closed, the decision to do this wasn’t easy to make, and at the time a number of factors had to have me stop work on the magazine and website. The WordPress site also became hacked and infected, so I certainly didn’t want any of our readers to get bitten by this problem.

Now though I’ve decided to bring back the magazine and add a good amount of security to the website, including a service that now scans for malware every few hours. As you’ve noticed, I’ve changed the format of the site – so I’m really hoping that you’ll find it easier to read, browse and navigate. I’d love to get your feedback on the new appearance.

As you can see at the moment, I’m still fixing previous posts and restoring some of the associated post images.

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