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3D Pixar-style character

Artist Creates 3D Pixar-Style Characters Using Stranger's Faces

There are so many talented artists and designers out there today and one of them that really stood out is Lance Phan, 3D CGI animator and designer known for creating Pixar-esque animated characters of complete strangers.

Phan uses software like Blender, Marvelous Designer, and Photoshop to create these impressive artworks. Photoshop is used to apply a few color and sharpen filters. Marvelous designer is used to provide the character with some basic clothing. And most of the heavy lifting is done with Blender, including sculpting the character, object generation, rendering and more.

A full character render takes between one to two hours due to the high quality render settings and amount of detail applied to the design.

Here a few of Phan's finished designs that I simply find breathtaking:

brunette female with glasses

female blue hair

female Marvel cap

female plaid shirt

female blonde with beanie

cute couple

And a bit of his artist process explained here:

3D editing in Blender

You can view more of Phan's artwork and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
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Print your own makeup with Mink

Print Your Own Makeup With Mink

See a color you like?  Grab it off the screen and print it out in the form of makeup - lipstick, eyeshadow, foundation, and more - with the Mink printer.  Grace Choi, creator of Mink, decided she wanted to disrupt the beauty industry.  She did a little research and realized that beauty brands create and majorly mark-up their product costs by mixing lots of colors.

Mink is a proprietary printer that works just like an ink-jet printer.  You won't need any new software.  All you'll need is a color picker to grab the hexidecimal color code, software to print, substrates, and ink, which is the same ink used in retail makeup, already FDA approved.

Choi stated at TechCrunch Disrupt:

"The makeup industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bullshit. They charge a huge premium on something that tech provides for free.  That one thing is color."

The Mink Makeup Printer is expected to release at an initial retail price of $300.

For more information and to keep up-to-date with news on Mink, visit the official website at gracemink.com.
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360 degree panoramic Utah night sky

360 degree panoramic photo of Utah's night sky

The photo that you see above was taken in the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.  You can click here to view a 360 degree interactive panoramic view of the area on Utah3D's website.  Click on the photo and move your mouse to navigate the 360 degree view and use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out.  It's pretty impressive and the photo itself is absolutely stunning!
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