Automap Beta

Thursday, August 15th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel

Vizpark has published Automap (beta), a map-plugin for 3ds Max which enables you to create a material with three different source maps very fast and easy. After uploading a simple Bitmap in Automap, the plugin creates automated height maps, specular maps and diffuse maps. After adjusting the materials with Automaps several extraction algorithms your final render is ready to go.

More information and a detailed instruction of how to use Automap you can find on Vizpark.



Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 Service Pack 2

Monday, August 5th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel

Autodesk released Service Pack 2 for 3ds Max 2014. The Service Pack 2 contains all corrections previously included in the Service Pack 1 and two new bug fixes. You can find more information and the download link on the Autodesk website.



3D Artist of the Month July: Victor Hugo Queiroz

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by Margarete Kitel

Today we are coming back to the 3D Artist of the Month competition on

Victor Hugo Queiroz is the new 3D Artist of the Month July. The great character artist is 27 years old, lives in São Paulo (Brazil) and works at TechnoImage as a 3D Artist.

Take a look at his work and visit his portfolio and his facebook page.

Congratulations to our winner Victor Hugo Queiroz!

You want to be our next featured 3D Artist of the Month and win 250 Renderpoints?
Just visit our facebook page, upload one of your self-made 3D images and send us a personal message containing your email address. We'll choose the best image and contact the winner.



CGarchitect 3D Awards Winners 2013

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel

The Long wait is finally over. The winner of the CGArchitect 3D Awards are announced. CGArchitect has awarded the winners of all 7 categories on July 6, 2013 at the Mundos Digitales Conference in La Coruna, Spain. For more Information about this Event click here.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! And a big shoutout to CGArchitect for making this awesome event possible!


Winner of the category Image (Commissioned) 


 Winner of the category Image (Non-Commissioned) 



Winner of the category Film (Commissioned)



Winner of the category Film (Non-Commissioned)


Winner of the category Interactive



Winner of the category Student (Image)



Winner of the category Student (Film)



3D Artist of the month June

Wednesday, June 29th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel

After a month full of power rendering we are coming back to the 3D Artist of the month competition on

We are glad to present the new Artist of the Month June, Gustavo Groppo! He is living and working in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work successfully made the trip to Germany and he won a one month Promotion by our renderfarm. Congratulations!

Take a look at his portfolio:

If you want to be our next winner in the upcoming month July just visit our Facebook page, upload a selfmade 3D image and send us a personal message containing your mail address. The next deadline is July 25th.

Good luck to all of you!



Phoenix FD Service Pack for 3ds Max

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel

The Phoenix fluid dynamics tool is a great implement to simulate fire and liquids in an easy way. Now Chaos Group released the service pack Phoenix FD 2.1 with new features and updates. Phoenix FD can be now used for Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 and V-Ray 2.41. With this update bugs are fixed that occurred in the previous version. A new feature are the ocean surface tools which enable to create large scale liquid simulations, with realistic waves and more realistic foam by improved simulation of particle behaviour and shading.

A detail list of changes you can see on this file.

All customers who bought Phoenix FD between September 1st , 2011 and November 21st, 2011 get the new update for free. You can download the new service pack on the Chaos Group download page


Sample Video:



Platige Image Showreel

Monday, June 24th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel

Platige Image is a polish company that is specialized in computer graphics, 3d animation and digital effects. Over 150 artists including graphic designers, directors, art directors and producers are employed by the company. Take a look at the new Showreel of Platige Image, with great 3D Animations and Special Effects that were assembled to a pulsating movie.



Architectural 3d Awards 2013

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel

Like every year CGarchitect is presenting the Architectural 3D Awards. This Competition is the largest event in the architectural visualization industry. Since 2004 this Award is accompanied by fantastic architectural 3d renderings, movies and interactive projects.

A lot of very talented people pushed their careers with new cooperations and partnerships over the last nine years. The Architectural 3D Award provides 7 categories and right now each category has 5 nominees with fantastic works. See for yourself:

RebusFarm is one of the sponsors of the Architectural 3D Award in the Category “film (commissioned)” and offers free RenderPoints to the winners with a total value of 1.750 € (2.335 USD). 

Here you can see one of the nominated movies of Craig McDonald (Hooper CGI) in the category film (commissioned)



3D Artist of the month May

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel

We are proud to present our first winner of the "3D Artist of the Month" contest:

The 3D artist of the month May is Yeray Rodriv!

He outdistanced every other participant with a great rendering of an Aprilia Shiver 750 which led him to the goa. Yeray Rodriv is 32 years old, lives in Gran Canaria and is an official Autodesk Instructor. He loves to learn new things and will change his residence to UK in September for new professional challenges. Take a look at his portfolio and contact him:

Congratulations to our winner Yeray Rodriv!


You want to be our next featured 3D Artist of the Month during the upcoming month of June and win 250 Renderpoints? Then, just visit our facebook page, upload one of your self-made 3D images and send us a personal message containing your email address. We'll choose the best image and contact the winner.




Maxon User Meeting 2013

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by Margarete Kitel

This year the Maxon User Meeting will take place in Cologne and in Munich. The event comprises numerous making-of presentations of student projects and commercial film and tv productions that deliver insight into production processes with CINEMA 4D. You can also attend workshops. There you have the opportunity to try out operational procedures with CINEMA 4D yourself and take part in a subsequent discussion with experts and other visitors.

14.06.13, Cologne, Mediapark
05.07.13, München, Haus der bayrischen Wirtschaft

For more information about th event and for registration, check out the homepage:



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