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Tip #1462: Create 3D Voxel Art

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Voxel art is easy to learn, simple to create and very, very deep.

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This article, written by Charles Yeager, first appeared in PremiumBeat.com. This is a summary.

MagicaVoxel offers a GPU-based path-tracing renderer, which allows you to quickly create some beautiful renders.

The minimalistic beauty of voxel art is more popular than ever. It’s a fun medium between 2D pixel art and more realistic 3D creations. One of the most popular voxel art applications is MagicaVoxel, which is FREE for anyone to download and use.

The highlight of this article are several video tutorials illustrating how to install and use MagicaVoxel. This free utility for Mac and Windows allows you to create these stylized images.

The article also includes:

  • How to Download and Install MagicaVoxel
  • Voxel Art is Like Building With Legos
  • Render Options
  • Export Options
  • And a wide variety of tips, techniques and overall good ideas

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