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Future’s 3D World celebrates 10th anniversary with bumper issue

22/04/10 – Future, the special-interest media group, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its market leading 3D World magazine with a very special 132-page birthday issue, giving readers five FREE gifts – including software worth more than £1100.

Celebrating a decade as the monthly bible for 3D design industry and enthusiasts, issue 130 of 3D World goes on sale Wednesday, 5th May and leads with a bumper tutorial section.  The six in-depth lessons allow enthusiasts to follow experts through projects for leading 3D software packages – including Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D and the all-new Adobe CS5 – with the associated files, assets and videos included on the enclosed DVD.

In an exclusive deal with Unity 3D that delivers more than £1100 worth of assets and video packed onto the DVD, 3D World allows readers to get to grips with the complete Unity games development platform – used by leading companies including Disney and Warner Bros.

Inside, the very special birthday issue of 3D World is introduced by Industrial Light & Magic’s Visual Effects guru, John Knoll.  Best known for his work on the Star Wars prequels, and the recent 3D blockbuster Avatar, the Academy-award winner exclusively discusses the major changes in 3D design over the latest decade.

Further highlights include a retrospective of the last decade in CG, describing a field which changes and evolves on an almost daily basis. Elsewhere, Volker Engel, VFX supervisor on Independence Day and 2012, reminisces about his earliest inspiration: the work of effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull.

Rounding off the bumper birthday package, 3D World offers four collectable limited edition prints, including an exclusive piece of art created in Photoshop CS5 – as well as giving one lucky reader the chance to win a monster 12-core 3D modelling workstation, as used by the professionals, worth over £4000.

Steve Jarratt, Senior Group Editor of Future’s 3D World, said:

“It’s a huge honour to be editing 3D World as it reaches its 10th anniversary. CG is now a key pillar for Hollywood success, and a vital resource for TV productions and advertisers. The last ten years has seen the industry grow from a high-cost, boutique service to something anyone can do on their desktop computer at home. I’m genuinely excited to see what it will offer us over the course of the next ten years.”

Issue 130 of 3D World goes on sale Wednesday, 5th May – with a coverprice of £6.00, including five free gifts.


About Future
Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).  Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests.  We hold strong market positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts.  Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car, Classic Rock, Guitar World, Official Xbox Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine, Nintendo Power, Maximum PC and MacLife.  Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, techradar.com, and musicradar.com.  Future produces over 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 18 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 25 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts.  In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.

For more information
Will Guyatt, Media Relations Manager, Future UK, 01225 822517