Render Anything

We’ve added a new page to the site on the topic of “Render Anything”. 3D Box Shot Pro has the ability to load external 3D models, which means it can be used to visualise anything that you can find a 3D model for. Over the coming weeks we’ll be adding new item to this page, together with download link for the models we’ve used. As with all of the images on this site, everything was rendered in 3D Box Shot Pro!

Render Anything

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Corporate Identity Bonus Pack work in progress

Here’s a sneak peak of the new Corporate Identity Bonus Pack we’re currently working on. The basic premise is that you can use 3D Box Shot Pro to render corporate identity graphics to present to clients or to add to an on-line portfolio. The difference is that this is a real 3d scene that you can adjust an manipulate in real-time. This opens up vastly more creative potential, compare to using a .psd template.

Here’s a quick render of the work in progress. The final example art work will be different and more along the lines of “add your logo here”.

Corporate Identity Template. Work in Progress.
Corporate Identity Template. Work in Progress.
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Big Update to Bonus Pack 004 CD Disc and Jewel Case

We’ve updated bonus pack 004 in response to a recent request from a customer that wanted to do more with the supplied CD Jewel Case Model. In response to this, we’ve now included a new set of CD Jewel case models and generated 11 new pre-set files that work on 32 and 64bit Windows machines.

CD Jewel Case and Disc

You need to be running the full purchased version of 3D Box Shot Pro to use the new pre-sets in the bonus pack. If you have lost your purchase email containing the download links and password for the customer portal, please contact us!

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The Making of Cover Design Tutorial #2

 

Snow-Ball-IceI had high hopes for this tutorial having purchased a new mic. I went for the Snowball Ice USB mic and got it from Amazon. In the end I was a little disappointed with the tutorial, due to the number of takes it took to complete and some problems with the volume levels. However, hopefully the improvement in audio quality will account for something. It certainly sounds way better than the audio in tutorial #1 to my ears.

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A Warning about Stock Images and Clip Art

While it can be tempting to search on Google images for assets you can use in your cover design, you need to be careful. Many images on Google are heavily licensed. If you think about it, every image you can see online was created by someone or taken by a photographer. Just because an image isn’t watermarked it doesn’t mean that you can use it legally. If you think about this logically, Google Images finds all of the images on the web, unless the web-master specifically takes steps to prevent Google from accessing the images on a site. So, if a company legally purchases very expensive stock photography from Getty images to use on their corporate website, these images will appear on Google images without watermarks. This does not mean that you can use them free of charge. If you want to use the images you need to purchase a license. Read More

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The Cover Design Blog

A few years ago I started writing a book on cover design. Like most of the stuff I write, I left it in Google Docs gathering virtual dust for a few years. Recently, I sumbled across it and had one of those nice serendipitous moments when I realised that with a minimal amount of tweaking I would have the basis for a nice series of tutorials on cover design. Sure, there are plenty of youtube video about this subject, but none of them really cover the subject in enough depth to give anyone a fighting chance of designing their own cover. Read More

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