As gamers and moviegoers expect CGI effects to get more realistic and more fantastic, the demand grows for the digital artists who dream up the next big explosion or alien life form. Thirty-year-old Justin Fields is one of the young, talented concept artists whose imagination will lead to the next generation of CGI effects.
3D Animator Nathan Chojnacki’s job is to get the crowd on its feet. He does it without a ball, or a t-shirt gun for that matter. Instead, Chojnacki keeps a Wacom pen tablet, Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Premiere in his digital toolbox.
How do artists transform the stuff of dreams (or nightmares) to life? An accomplished 3D artist describes the digital tools he uses to take characters from his imagination to the big screen.
If you spend time analyzing successful people, you will tend to find a repeating list of similarities. Attributes like talent and charisma often get the most ink, but more often than not, a person’s drive and the quality of their education is a far better determinant of a bright future.
Characters modeled in programs like Autodesk® Mudbox™ and Pixologic™ ZBrush® are the virtual stars that make animated games worth playing and films worth watching. When it comes to bringing ideas to life, the precision, control and natural feel of a Wacom pen makes all the difference.
Video is all about the story. The motion. The flow. And as any editor can tell you, knowing what to cut is part of the magic. With the intuitive control of a pen and built-in technology to help you make the most of your editing software, Wacom pen tablets and interactive pen displays help you create stories that move.