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Top 10 articles from October to December

Featuring photorealistic head models and a behind-the-scenes peek at DreamWorks, plus a host of other great items check out our round up of top articles from October to December...

Featuring photorealistic head models and a behind-the-scenes peek at DreamWorks, plus a host of other great items check out our round up of top articles from October to December...

If you've just finished your latest project and need to get your teeth into something new, or you've been searching around for your next magic hit of inspiration, look no further than the top viewed articles on 3dtotal from the last 3 months. Featuring Ten24's head-scanning technology, stunning Arnold renders, and our free Sketch Workshop download, there's sure to be something for everyone!

1. James Busby head scan

James Busby of Ten24 shows how to create incredibly photorealistic head models ready for animation, with the help of its 80 DSLR scanning rig, ZBrush and MODO!

2. DreamWorks' new Apollo platform Studio visit

Looking to increase quality, efficiency and the creative life of its animators, DreamWorks explores the outer limits of animated features with its new animation software, Apollo.

3. Try Sketch Workshops for FREE!

It's been a year since we launched our Sketch Workshop Kickstarter project and to celebrate, we're offering everyone a FREE CHAPTER to download and try for themselves. Happy sketching!

4. 43 stunning Arnold renders

Lee Griggs shows how a little experimentation can lead to epic results! These 43 renders are the result of some playtime with XGen archives and spheres with Maya and Arnold...

5. Akeytsu: Behind the scenes

Gobelins graduate Aurélien Charrier, now CEO of nukeygara, shares the inspiring story behind the creation of a new animation tool for 3D artists, Akeytsu...

6. Top tech: five of the coolest gadgets this week

This week's roundup of awesome technology includes gloves for CG artists, a 3D printer and some file-shrinking software. Discover the tech you need, want, and wish you had!

7. Master MODO portraits

We talk to freelance 3D artist Alberto Ezzy about his upcoming 8-part tutorial series that will reveal how to create convincing character portraits using MODO and MARI...

8. The youngest ever employee of Platige Image

Niall Horn is a 17-year old VFX artist that has already worked on the War Thunder 2014 Gamescom trailer, including two of the main explosion shots! We find out more...

9. Armari Magnetar S18H-AW1050 workstation review

The Armari Magnetar S18H-AW1050 brings together a plethora of cutting-edge components to make a supremely quick workstation. James Morris takes it for a spin!

10. animago Award 2014 winners

The winners of the animago AWARD 2014 have been announced! Discover the top 10 works right here, selected from 1,014 projects from 67 different countries submitted to the competition...

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