Ed Driscoll

Desktop Videomakers Should Walk Through Digimation’s Model Bank

While 3d computer graphics have been around since at least the 1970s, the rise of the World Wide Web in the 1990s, and especially the rise of Internet video in recent years created a whole new “prosumer” interest in them. But for me, 3d models, virtual sets, and other digital effects are more interesting when they’re used to tell a story. And every once in a while, it’s nice to go on location — if only virtually!

A couple of scenes in the previous edition of my Silicon Graffiti videoblog made extensive use of 3d Models from Digimation’s Model Bank program; I explain how the program works, and link to a tutorial on importing its images into both Photoshop and After Effects, over at Pajamas’ high-tech Edgelings blog.