Tag Archives: 3D
The Volumetric Eye

The Volumetric Eye

The 3D modeller is an expert in volumetric analysis. They can look at complex objects in the real world such as trees, vehicles and architecture, and see volumetric primitives (cubes, spheres, tubes etc.) underlying the complexity. Without this ability, a would-be 3D modeller would flounder. Industry software like 3D Studio Max quickly trains modellers to [...]

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The Magic of Surface Detail

The Magic of Surface Detail

Surface detail is core to the achievement of visual verisimilitude, or the convincing representation of reality.  The classical philosophers including Plato considered verisimilitude to be an indispensable feature of powerful art and literature – in that verisimilitude was the medium in which to suspend disbelief. Renaissance painters embraced this principle.   In an age before [...]

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