Check out the latest 3D World magazine #180 for my Substance Designer and Modo Mesh Fusion reviews, as well into a peer into my studio


Hey everyone, there is a new look 3D world magazine out on the shelves (in the UK) and everywhere else as a digital download. Personally I love the new look, and as ever there is a huge range of articles an indepth tutorials, which this month I am pleased to say are starting to show how to use Octane Render, as well as a ton of wonderful ZBrush articles.

There is also a chance to view my setup, which since this article has been written has been augmented by a PC which I built to take over as my primary 3D station to really help me to get the most of Octane and mari. 

There is also a look at my good friends Glowfrog VFX, one of london's leading VFX boutique studios, which showcases there brilliant portfolio which is created by Nigel and his amazing team.

My Future of 3D rendering article is now online!

My article on the future of 3D rendering which was originally published in 3D world magazine is now available on Since writing the biggest thing that has chnaged is the introduction of the new mac pro, which is taking GPU acceleration via an AMD route rather than Nvidia, which leaves a lot of 3D artists, such as myself, who now use GPU enabled renderers such as Octane scratching our head as we start to ponder new hardware in the possibilities which unfortunately are now windows based :sigh:

GPU rendering is here to stay, and if you want to go deep and see what the future of GPU rendering looks like watch this fxguide TV talk from Nvidia's Wil Braithwaite on the past and future of GPU tech


#HPZED Video


Just found this little video which reminded me of the Brilliant time I had at HP ZED as a panelist for 3D World Magazine. It really was a great event/space over the time it was up in Oct 2013 which brought together the best and brightest from 3D and VFX.....and me.

Hope there is an HP ZED 2014, bookmark the page now - and that I meet the gang from 3DW more in 2014!!