I discovered a hilarious Stop Motion video today by YouTube user Patrick Boivin. The video pits a Michael Jackson figurine against Mr. Bean figurine in a dance-off battle. Patrick Boivin has managed to capture Michael Jackson’s moves and Mr. Bean’s humor perfectly in one of the smoothest stop motion shorts I have seen. He also has 35 other hilarious stop motion shorts and some other incredible pieces of work. Certainly one to follow for a bit of light entertainment!
It may sound obvious, but the types of industries that use 3D models are also those that typically purchase 3D software. The two largest suppliers of 3D software, Autodesk and Dassault Systems, supply a range of products to suit a diverse number of industries. You can get a good idea of who they are typically targeting by visiting the Autodesk Industries page and Dassault Systems product page.
The demand for 3D content is certainly not evenly distributed amongst those industries. I have ranked them below according to their level of demand for stock 3D models.
The gaming industry is dubbed to hit $70 billion by 2015, unsurprising then that this segment continues to drive significant revenue into the 3D industry.
I’ve been working in the 3D industry for six years, while this is may not be an exceptionally long time, I have been very privileged to have served in positions that have given me a great deal of visibility of the market. In 2006 I co-founded and assumed the role of Managing Director of Falling Pixel, an online marketplace for the sale of 3D content. In 2011 the company was acquired by TurboSquid, a much larger and more established 3D marketplace. I have since become a part of the TurboSquid management team. Since then, I have learned a great deal about the 3D marketplace industry, it’s customers and the artists that sell 3D content.
Why should I sell 3D models?
Selling 3D models online on marketplace sites like Falling Pixel or TurboSquid can be very lucrative for the artist. There are a number of individuals who earn a very respectable income from the sale of 3D models, some have even built businesses and employ artists to create and sell 3D models online. There is also a wealth of 3D content that is yet to have been made and customer demand for this content continues to be very high.
Amazon.com makes about $67 million in sales each day. It could potentially lose up to $1.6 billion per year because of a 1 second web page delay. #InstantAmerica
TurboSquid, the company I work for, supplies a number of 3D models to clients around the world. Models are used in everything from computer games to architectural visualizations. It’s always exciting to see how the content is used. The video below is particularly exciting to me as it is almost entirely comprised of content sourced from TurboSquid.
I also happen to also really like Metal, making this video all the more enjoyable!
The video took eight weeks to produce using 3ds Max 2012 and Adobe After Effects CS5.5. Music by metal legends ‘Anthrax’ roars in the background while effects from the wildly popular ‘World of Tanks’ online game adds an authentic sound to the Tiger 1 Tank model that rumbles through the video.
— Trevor Witt, Head of Multimedia for Future PLC