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  • Download files for 3D World 258

    To download the accompanying files for 3D World issue 258, simply click this link and a zip file will automatically download the content to your Mac or PC. If you've missed this issue or other editions of 3D World start a subscription. If you have any problems downloading this content, please email: rob.redman@futurenet.com Read more The best cities for 3D artistsOctaneRender: A beginner's guide3D art: 27 stunning examples to inspire you...

  • The best 4K monitors for designers and artists in 2020

    If you're looking for the best 4K monitor then look no further. 4K is now a standard option in many devices and there's widespread support for it, so it makes total sense to demand a monitor that supports it, too. 4K video is now in games, movies and most camera phones and on YouTube. In short, it's very common. 4K, also known as Ultra HD, refers to the high-definition resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is four times the 1920 x 1080 pixels found in a full HD TV (check out our feature about screen resolution if you want to know more). Those extra pixels are particularly appealing for creatives who want the best colour accuracy and detail from their displays. 4K disp...

  • Minimalist UNO concept is about to become a reality

    Remember the beautifully minimalist UNO concept design that took the internet by storm last month? If, like us, you were desperate to see it become a reality, you're in luck. Mattel has snapped up Brazil-based Warleson Oliveira's UNO Minimalista after the concept (quite rightly) went viral and spawned an impassioned change.org petition – and the classy cards are coming this summer.  As we reported last month, Oliveira's beautiful design includes a streamlined logo, block colours and reduced symbols. The box has also been streamlined into a lovely, minimal piece of packaging design, and the reverse of the cards features a new, dark background – a sort of ...

  • 6 logos that shouldn't work but do

    Logos need to communicate a message about a brand's values and personality. Just as there are all kinds of brands, there are all kinds of logos. They come in all colours, shapes and styles. But despite the variety, most designers would agree on certain commandments to follow. A logo should be clear and legible, as you can find out from our guide to brilliant logo design. It should tell us the brand name, whether in words or not. It should also be relevant to the brand and what the brand does, without too much guessing. On top of that, it should be scalable and ideally work without colours to give it versatility. A logo is also usually intended to stand the test of time, which ...

  • Smartphone photography: 6 expert tips

    Smartphone photography has benefited from technological leaps forward recently. To make the most of this, it's vital you use the settings on your phone correctly. This post offers six tips to enable you to harness the power of your smartphone to create better photos. Smartphones may never compete with the dedicated DSLRs or mirrorless cameras used by serious photographers but they can still capture some impressive images (our best camera phones list has those that take the best snaps). You can even buy some pretty good detachable lenses and filters, which complement the phone optics. For times when you need something more heavy-duty, we've also found the best cameras for creat...