Articles by Nikola Novak

Doomsday scene

I'm 3d modeler but sometimes to brake my routine I need to try to create creative art with other tools too.For this picture I was used a photo which was created before the thunderstorm.From tutorials I've learned so far,I saw you can create,different scene moods just by adjusting image with levels and rgb curves.So I played around with settings to see what will come out of it.When I've got dark doomsday scene I thought it would be nice to create a vortex with swirl tool so I did it.To add more action... continue reading

Pickup truck and sports car 3d renderings

Here are my latest 3d renderings of my vehicle 3d models.Both models have been created with blender3d 2.75 version.Blender software now has it's own realistic rendering,so for my realistic renderings I've been using cycles rendering engine.The yellow one is my redesigned 3d model of Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 2015.Sometimes I'm carry away,so I create something different then it's on my image references.My creative soul is always trying to alter something what is already created.Now to popup more my carbody... continue reading

Beechcraft Starship 2000 aircraft concept

I like to often to create 3d models of aircrafts,but I didn't know that there is something like this and existed for real.Also I didn'tknow that this aircraft was developed in the year 1979.It looks like it is from scifi movies,but at the end they developed only 53 aircrafts.You can read more about the destiny of this pretty futuristic aircraft on wikipedia on link below.beechcraft starship aircraftMy 3d model and rendering has been created similar to original,with some changes and lack of details.... continue reading

Retouching 3d renderings with gimp

After I've created my 3d model of Lamborghini Huracan,I've also wanted to enhance it even more.At first I didn't know what to do with lighter background,but when I've put black airbrush at he back of my vehicle,it was much easier to create amazing artwork.I've got used to 3d modeling and 3d rendering,but since I've been practicing sketching cars with my graphic tablet,I also use that knowledge to enhance my 3d renderings.On link below you can see what I've made from my 3d rendering,by using brushes,... continue reading

Realistic 3d rendering with new rendering software

Since I started to learn 3d graphics 12 years ago,my aim was always to represent my ideas on more realistic way.I sell my 3d models on 3d stock markets,so I needed something fast and very realistic,to see how my final 3d model will look like.My aim was to work on freelance projects,and to invest in some kind of rendering software.This year I've got Simlab Composer 2014 animation version from my client I'm working for,and I must say I'm pretty impressed with the speed and realism of the software.... continue reading

3d animations with blender3d compositing tools

I'm not using blender3d just for 3d modeling and rendering my objects.Sometimes I create 3d animations with particle effects, or create some turntable 3d animations of my 3d models. Blender3d is awesome software for modeling, but there are also awesome tools for video compositing.So for example I can create motion blur and dof effects and enhance my videos with rgb curves or by mixing different nodes. By experimenting with different effects I can get happy accidentresults.Below you can see some... continue reading

3d animations created with blender3d

When I started to learn 3d graphics 12 years ago, I was very curious and wanted to learn everything for a short time. I didn't have internet, didn't know about help, and wanted to giveup from learning many times. At start I openned icons and tabs to see what will happend, and remembered what was fun to me.I spreaded a lot at first. I wanted to learn advanced 3d modeling, 3d animation,particle effects,special fx, etc.Then I saw during my learning,that there are not to much progress as I wanted,... continue reading

Chevrolet Stingray 2013 redesign

Few months ago Chevrolet revealed new modern Chevy Stingray c7 for the year 2013.Before it went in to the serial production,more futuristic concept showed us how it will look like in Transformers movie.I'm glad they didn't changed to much from stingray concept on final serial model.When I saw the final look of chevy stingray c7 I was amazed,but I wasn't pleased to much at first with short rear view of the car.To build this 3d model I had side,rear and front view photos.I couldn't find top view photo,... continue reading

Latest supercar 3d rendering

My latest 3d rendering of lamborghini gallardo superleggera redesigned by me. At start I followed the blueprint reference image, and while i modeled it I saw I made some changes in form in comparing to reference images. At first I want it to delete it,but then I saw it looks also nice as the real model,so I left it. Again my creative and designer mind mixed with the reality. I simply like to play with forms and create something new or similar to real one. The basic shapes were modeled with blender3d... continue reading

New realistic render engine for blender3d

I'v been working with blender3d intense for about 3 years.It is pretty nice software for modeling and animation.For realistic rendering there are some external plugins like yafaray,luxrender,etc.My favorite external render is yafaray.It gives me the speed in my renderings and realism.With new blender3d 2.60 version it came also the new realistic rendering engine called cycles.It renders in realtime,so you can rotate ,zoom and out and see the final render very quickly.To get very quick results in realtime... continue reading

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