pixelfondue Newsletter February 2017

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  Welcome to the first pixelfondue newsletter.  We started pixelfondue with the goal of capturing the community spirit that developed alongside MODO many years ago.  We enjoy sharing experiences, tips, training and content with our fellow creators and spreading the message that we are all in this together.  After roughly 5 months we've posted over 150 blogs on pixelfondue.com and have added nearly 150 videos with over 100,000 views to our YouTube channel.  We've had a tremendously positive response from the community and quite a few of you have volunteered to join us as pixelfondue contributors.  We want to continue to build upon what we've started and branch out into other areas of content creation (see the survey at the bottom of the page).  As for the newsletter?  This is a bit of an experiment and we will see if we can gain some momentum.  Where there's people and energy there's opportunity and with enough momentum I think the pixelfondue community will stand out and be noticed by the tool providers in our world.  Perhaps that will allow us to bring some special deals via the newsletter (it's a pretty small world after all.)  Like I said, it's an experiment - and we're glad that you're part of it.

Image created by Chris O'Riley using the Polystein Kit for MODO.

Image created by Chris O'Riley using the Polystein Kit for MODO.

Massive Update to the Polystein Kit  

The Pushing Points Polystein Kit is a MODO KIT consisting of an array of custom character feature presets that can be seamlessly added to an organic model with a single click of the mouse, making character creation incredibly easy. After just being released a week ago, already has a massive update. This is a free update to existing customers.

Material samples created in MODO by Richard Yot.

Material samples created in MODO by Richard Yot.

Four Free Materials For Product Viz

In anticipation of a new product visualization material kit created by Richard Yot and Adam OHern we are giving away four free materials from the pack to give you a taste of what's in store.

You can download the kit from here, and keep an eye out on Pixel Fondue for the release of VizPak: Products later this month.

V-Ray for MODO render created by Greg Leuenberger

V-Ray for MODO render created by Greg Leuenberger

MODO vs. Octane vs. V-Ray

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Yazan Malkosh

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Ellery Connell

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Alexander Kucera during a Nuke training group session

Alexander Kucera during a Nuke training group session

One on One Training

If you enjoyed our pixelfondue compositing videos, you might also be interested in some one on one training. As luck would have it, we do have our resident compositing teacher Alex on hand. He recently has been labeled "the Rosetta stone of compositing" and he still is not sure if that was a compliment or if he just looks like an old stone. Nevertheless, he still has some compositing wisdom to share. So be sure to watch out for new compositing videos on our YouTube channel or go ahead and book a one on one training session with him for bespoke training that is sure to elevate your game.


"No Helmet" PSA for DV Leap Gling-Glang Studio Production Directed by Pascal Nocquet Music/SFX Karim Lekehal

"No Helmet" PSA for DV Leap
Gling-Glang Studio Production
Directed by Pascal Nocquet
Music/SFX Karim Lekehal

Pascal Nocquet

To show that you can do some nice animation in Modo.. This is a campaign that I started working on more than two years ago,. A lawyer friend who works with DV Leap, a small association in DC, reached out to me following the Ray Rice scandal.  All the 3D work was created and rendered in Modo801. The animation was done with a combination of dynamics and keyframing, compositing in After Effects, editing in Premiere.

Chris Puzzle Provine

Hello everyone!

This series will show ZBrush users some basics of taking the default ZB interface and making it their own.  It's not too hard and it can be kinda fun!

 

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