Digital Art Live provides in-depth interviews of digital artists who share their inspirations, workflows and stunning artwork from their portfolios.
Welcome to our ‘Creature Creators’ themed issue, in which we meet several people known for making creatures and/or rigging them for animation. We’re pleased to interview a veteran of the Poser/DAZ 3D scene, Ken Gilliland. Many readers will have Ken’s superb 3D work in their runtimes in the form of his ‘Songbird ReMix’ bird packs or the realistic insects, reptiles and frogs of his ‘Nature’s Wonders’ series. We also interview one of the movie industry’s leading young 3D creature riggers and rig-builders.
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Ken is an experienced veteran designer of superb 3D creatures for Poser and DAZ Studio, making birds and more.
POSER | DAZ | PAINTER
“I’ve always used Painter, as it emulates traditional art tools I'm familiar with. Many people ask why I ‘paint’ my models rather than use photographic sources. It’s pretty simple… painting them adds personality, life, and they actually seem more real in renders.”
When you see a Minion animate, it’s probably Nims’s rig. Nims has worked on rigs for many other major movies.
3D CREATURE RIGGING
“… imagine me, being a true fan of the Final Fantasy franchise, being told in a meeting ‘we will work on a big Final Fantasy movie’. I stopped them and asked ‘WAIT, the real Final Fantasy??.’ I was then the Lead Character TD on Final Fantasy XV.”
A new interview with HPL — one of the greatest creature creators of all time — on making monsters and aliens.
“… as a boy I began to have nightmares of the most hideous description, of things I called ‘night-gaunts’. I used to draw them after waking. Black, lean, rubbery things with bat-wings, and no faces at all. They would carry me off over the towers of dead and horrible cities.”
Also in the mag...
- SURVEY OF UNUSUAL K4 MAKEOVERS
- BACK ISSUES
- PAPERBACK COVERS
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