In this AskGSG, we get asked by MadnessPro how to make a Tropical Island scene out of text similar to this beautiful spot by Animo - 3D & VFX Studio (vimeo.com/119117410). First, Chris builds the island and water using the Displace Deformer and textures it with gradients. Next, Chris adds trees to the scene using a simple model and Hair. Finally, Nick tweaks the textures and lighting for the final render.
In this AskGSG, Mario asks us how to make this beautiful render by Peter Grom. (behance.net/gallery/25530375/teacup-3D) First, Chris models the tea cup and saucer. Then, Nick sets up the textures and lighting for the final render using Physical Render, Light Kit Pro, HDRI Studio, Absorption Distance, and Reflectance. It's not quite as pretty as the original, but I think the concepts are there for you to give it a try.
This is a tutorial showing how to create a similar animation to the Half Rez 2015 logo animation as well as create the look seen in my "Dented Sphere" series in my Everyday Renders. We will be discussing two different ways of approaching the effect of "denting" objects into one another and how to animate them.