18 episodes

In this series of podcasts, Dj, Marco, Tom, and Andrew discuss the ever-evolving CG industry. They draw from their personal experiences and those of their featured guests to shed light on key issues for those beginning their 3d careers, and seasoned professionals alike.

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In this series of podcasts, Dj, Marco, Tom, and Andrew discuss the ever-evolving CG industry. They draw from their personal experiences and those of their featured guests to shed light on key issues for those beginning their 3d careers, and seasoned professionals alike.

    s02 e06: Why and how to optimize your scenes?

    s02 e06: Why and how to optimize your scenes?

    In this episode, Andrew, DJ, and Marco talk about how optimizing your 3d scene can save your sanity, what aspects of your project could be adding unnecessary render time what you can do to render your scenes faster on a render farm even without much technical rendering knowledge!

    Resources:

    Optimizing 3ds Max scenes through Textures – Part I - https://www.garagefarm.net/blog/guide-to-rendering-optimizing-scenes-in-3ds-max-through-textures

    Optimizing 3ds Max scenes through Textures – Part II https://www.garagefarm.net/blog/guide-to-rendering-optimizing-scenes-in-3ds-max-through-textures-2

    Optimizing scenes in 3ds max geometry - https://www.garagefarm.net/blog/guide-to-rendering-optimizing-scenes-in-3ds-max-through-geometry

    How to optimize displacement maps in V-ray – part I https://www.garagefarm.net/blog/how-displacement-maps-work-and-how-to-optimize-them-in-v-ray-part-1

    How to optimize displacement maps in V-ray – part II https://www.garagefarm.net/blog/how-displacement-maps-work-and-how-to-optimize-them-in-v-ray-part-2

    How to optimize buckets in V-Ray part I - Option analysis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnBI97xBD_g

    How to optimize buckets in V-Ray part II - Troubleshooting hanging buckets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_xp5mK2UB0

    optimize viewport settings

    LOD - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_of_detail

    Mipmap - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mipmap

    Optimizing settings in V-Ray - http://www.peterguthrie.net/blog/2014/7/hdr-sky-lighting-for-interiors

    Optimizing viewport - http://www.peterguthrie.net/blog/2017/4/pg-tips-clipping-planes-focal-point-trick

    Blender simplify - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1joLsRZ7VEA

    How to link character (or any) assets using collections in Blender - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyDK7U8jl_I

    C4D Viewport optimization - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tzHQD3cRJE

    • 1 hr 4 min
    s02 e05: September updates

    s02 e05: September updates

    In this Episode, Dj Marco and Andrew round up some interesting developments from the CG world as well as our render farm and server rental service for the month of September!

    Resources:

    Renderman 24 for Blender - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKh2taqONg8

    Renderman 23 feature reel - https://vimeo.com/376885270

    Renderman non-photorealistic shaders – painter shaders - http://www.lollipopshaders.com/case-studies/9to3animation/?fbclid=IwAR2ByS7ibRUFRZg3OsgZyQg2BX62juXKoUw6QqunkzaE7_1NVHljkdJVwJY

    Epic apple hearing - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/09/apple-vs-epic-hearing-previews-a-long-hard-fought-trial-to-come/

    Autodesk joined open design alliance - https://adsknews.autodesk.com/news/open-design-alliance-membership

    Epic Megagrant for Maxon - https://www.maxon.net/en-us/news/press-releases/article/maxon-receives-200000-epic-megagrant/

    Epic Megagrant for Instant Terra - https://www.wysilab.com/

    C4D R23 release - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URZXyR4VJzo

    Cycles for Houdini by Tangents Studios - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XE7e0zycYU

    CgArchitect render engines survey - https://www.cgarchitect.com/features/articles/a9976335-2020-architectural-visualization-rendering-engine-survey-results

    Blender newest version release – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtYCjoTqeEA

    Blender cloth brushes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dJYKmyNxLY

    Blender multiresolution modifier - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86lVXEneVfc

    Blender Extrude manifold - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roahtQgoXg4

    Blender new sky texture Nichita - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXZueIyiEfc

    Zbrush – cloth simulator brush - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyaMwGSsrb8

    Vector tracing in Blender grease pen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-vd-9G6BgQ

    Clip studio paint - https://www.clipstudio.net/en/

    Links to news mentioned in our podcast:

    Xesktop – 8 x V100 16GB GPU rendering server - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTa2iQjdrI

    GarageFarmNET - Rendering C4D using camera animation mode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mHUqqEHfmw

    GarageFarm.NET – Rendering C4D + Redshift on cloud farm - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfAW7szL124

    GarageFarm.NET – Auto submit feature - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCEuNnUdUZA

    GaragefarmNET – Web manager – frames preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C15XKtdeIQA

    • 59 min
    s02 e04: What is the best approach to modeling?

    s02 e04: What is the best approach to modeling?

    In this episode, Andrew, DJ, and Marco touch on the different aspects of modeling, what to look out for, when some rules can be broken and what lies on the horizon for 3d modeling in general.

     Resources:

    PiFuHD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxk-ijYY4n4

    Mixamo – https://www.mixamo.com/#/

    Anastasia Opara – https://www.anastasiaopara.com

    Zbrush Shadow box - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WosEyotDb4

    Gleb alexandov 50 modeling issues from hell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O8kXTAr1wA

    Plant factory - https://info.e-onsoftware.com/more-info-plantfactory

    Midge ‘Mantissa’ Sinnaeve - https://mantissa.xyz/pages/work.html

    3ds bee - https://3dbee.it

    • 1 hr 9 min
    s02 e03: Are there really rules in Art?

    s02 e03: Are there really rules in Art?

    In this episode, Andrew, Marco, and DJ go over the timeless practices in art, the outlook on these practices today, and how our digital world has affected our perspectives on what Art is in the first place!

    Here are links to the materials mentioned in this episode:

    Mozart and Salieri - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IHptqZiDxc

    Pirates code - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJVBvvS57j0

    EAGER animation - https://youtu.be/YbKasfNak4U

    Aleksandra Waliszewska - https://www.facebook.com/Aleksandra-Waliszewska-152642531244/?fref=ts

    Elliot smith - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IplcACGoSxg&list=PLeGTygRJdeYN6nifAT58Ty8GbAU5cHoiw&index=64 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?index=64&list=PLeGTygRJdeYN6nifAT58Ty8GbAU5cHoiw&v=IplcACGoSxg )

    Happy Trails - Winter - https://happytrailsanimation.com/about/our-films/winter/

    Cool 3D world - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzNZlJzmjomyl00ewlxHqOA

    • 51 min
    s02 e02: Epic Games battle is epic

    s02 e02: Epic Games battle is epic

    In this podcast, Dj and Andrew discuss their thoughts and feelings on the current legal struggle between Epic Games and Apple, and how that impacts the CG industries, tools and creators!

    Resources:

    * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtvjbmoDx-I

    * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euiSHuaw6Q4

    • 48 min
    s02 e01: DOES SIZE REALLY MATTER? Maps, and frames- when and when not to go big.

    s02 e01: DOES SIZE REALLY MATTER? Maps, and frames- when and when not to go big.

    There's a lot of buzz about 4k frames or higher as a future standard for film. How might that affect the 3d animation industry, and in what other ways do hi res images play a part in the CG workflow? In this episode, DJ Andrew and Marco look into it.

    Resources:

    * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9K9oU_VTQ8

    * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqz-KE-bpKQ

    * https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K

    * https://www.c4dcafe.com/ipb/forums/topic/111515-4k-and-8k-resolution-new-challenges/

    * https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?board=25.0

    * https://community.foundry.com/discuss/topic/153418/4k-and-8k-resolution-new-challenges

    * https://blenderartists.org/t/4k-and-8k-resolution-new-challenges/1244031

    • 1 hr 2 min

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