At the intersection of art and technology you will find the incredible work of CGI artists. These artists are blurring the lines of reality with 3D renderings that look so realistic they are near impossible to distinguish from a photograph. As computer processing power grows exponentially, ground-breaking software is constantly evolving to harness it.
This is allowing artists to push the limits of what is possible in computer-generated imagery. Below you will find a showcase of some of the most talented CGI artists in the industry today. Online communities such as CG Society and CG Hub are great places to discover emerging talents in this exciting field. Be sure to click through to each artist’s profile to see more of their impressive work.
[h/t CGTrader article 1, article 2]
1. Artwork by Marco Di Lucca
“One thing that I always tell someone who asks me about becoming a digital artist is, first of all, believe in yourself, in your capabilities and that dreams can indeed become true. Having that mindset doesn’t mean it will happen on its own though! You have to work your way through it and you have to be extremely determined and passionate about it. Eventually, that passion and determination will show up through your work. Be sure, it will be recognized by others. Always challenge yourself, never be happy with the work you have done and always seek ways to improve your skills and your work by spending time on it. It is only through that, that you can make the difference.” – Interview with keyshot.com
2. Artwork by Marcin Gruszczyk
Above the Alps. 3DS Max, Brazil r/s, Photoshop, Terragen. November 2012.
3. Artwork by Dan Roarty
Happy Birthday Nana. Modeled in Maya, sculpted/textured in Mudbox, hair in Shave and a Haircut and rendered in Vray. Spec maps created using Knald.
4. Artwork by Andrey Kobushenko
Raspberry day. 3DS Max, After Effects, VRay.
5. Artwork by Chengbin Du
Flowers in full bloom. Zbrush for model sculpture, Maya mental ray for rendering, DeeX shaders pack for material process, nuke for compositing.
6. Artwork by Denis Osmanbegovic
Interior Loft. 3DS Max and Mental Ray.
7. Artwork by Marcelo Souza
Old Corona Typewriter. 3DS Max, After Effects.
8. Artwork by Marco Di Lucca
Self-portrait. Maya Softimage, ZBrush, Mudbox, Keyshot.
9. Artwork by Luxion KeyShot
10. Artwork by Dabarti CGI Studio
11. Artwork by Benjamin Brosdau
12. Artwork by Metro Cúbico Digital
13. Artwork by Denis Tolkishevsky
Apricus Acini. 3DS Max, VRay, Photoshop for textures and post production.
14. Artwork by Albert Farrahov
15. Artwork by Dan Roarty