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11 November 2005, 05:52 AM
Hi all,

In conjuction with Autodesk, we're pleased to announce the release of ELEMENTAL 2, featuring the world's best Autodesk art. Shipping now (hard cover edition) and available from


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Ballistic Publishing Releases ELEMENTAL 2
The second edition of the world’s best Autodesk art

30 November 2005, Adelaide, Australia – Ballistic Publishing is pleased to announce the release of ELEMENTAL 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed art book showcasing the world’s best digital artwork created with Autodesk solutions. ELEMENTAL 2 is packed with exciting imagery from Autodesk customers working in the fields of visual effects, animation, game development, architectural and design visualization.

The Most Compelling Showcase of Autodesk Artwork Ever Created
ELEMENTAL 2 features 215 works of art from 157 artists worldwide. 192 pages of mesmerizing 3D artwork are presented in the following categories:
- Architectural Exterior
- Architectural Public Interior
- Architectural Reconstruction
- Architecture Residential Interior
- Environment
- Character in Repose
- Character in Action
- Gaming/Broadcast Design
- Transport
- Product Design
- Abstract & Design

Produced in Partnership with Autodesk
ELEMENTAL 2 is created in partnership with Autodesk, as a follow-up to the highly celebrated ELEMENTAL book. In addition to the magnificent imagery presented by Autodesk customers worldwide, ELEMENTAL 2 includes a foreword by Carol Bartz, CEO and Carl Bass, COO of Autodesk, Inc., and special guest advisory board member Maurice Conti, Creative Director for Autodesk.

Industry-Leading Advisory Board
A panel of pre-eminent digital artists, visionaries and reviewers from the Autodesk community was responsible for judging the vast quantities of high quality artwork submitted for ELEMENTAL 2. The ELEMENTAL 2 advisory board consists of:

- Benoit Girard, President, Digital Dimension
- Marcin Wasko, 3D Animator and Designer, Platige Image
- Robert Stava, Creative Director, Arup 3D Media Group
- Susannah Skerl, Instructor, The Arts Institute Vancouver
- Pascal Blanché, Art Director, Ubisoft
- Michael Flynn, Independent Consultant
- Vincent Brisebois, CG Specialist, Autodesk
- Peter Moxom, Industry Manager for Animation, Autodesk Asia Pacific
- Maurice Conti, Creative Director, Autodesk

Superior Quality
Ballistic Publishing is renowned for its extraordinarily high quality publications. Each published image is individually finished and color-corrected to ensure that the transfer from the computer monitor to print is accurate and outstanding in quality. ELEMENTAL 2 is presented in a stylish hard cover edition and an exquisite leather-bound collector’s Limited Edition.

Leather Bound Limited Edition
ELEMENTAL 2 is also available in an exclusive collector’s Limited Edition featuring a black leather-bound cover with gold-embossing. Priced at US $145, these collector’s editions are exquisite.

Pricing and Availability
ELEMENTAL 2 is available in a standard hard cover edition retailing for US $55 and a leather-bound Limited Edition retailing for US $145. More details about the books and availability can be found on the Ballistic Publishing website at

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11 November 2005, 08:56 AM
Looks like one hell of a book. :eek:
Will there be a soft-cover run of it?

11 November 2005, 09:50 AM
i wonder, how many books are you going to publish with the same and same stuff inside them ?
its sounds like just business...

Ian Jones
11 November 2005, 11:10 AM
A fair criticism perhaps, but you are not obligated to buy it. Looks like a great book.

11 November 2005, 11:47 AM
i know i dont have to buy it ;)
i just ask question ?! thats all...

11 November 2005, 12:33 PM
thats nice
but what make it better is time
Elemental is good but when it will be fantastic after next package of Autodesk or some more realy Art works not just technics!!!

11 November 2005, 12:42 PM
I think the force book is the really good mix between art , technics and both. But which is art? and which isn't, its different for everyone. For me, in this book, its all art :)!

The first time im in a book, and very proud to be in this one, surrounded by so talented artist. all the selected picture are simply awesome!

Note : They always put some pic from other ballistic book , but its very(very!) low poucentage. Its a good thing because I dont think everybody is buying all the book from Ballistic. This one is about autodesk users and its called Elemental 2. I didnt see a pic here from Elemental 1. :)

11 November 2005, 12:53 PM
i agree with pimeto,same arts in this book, maybe u can say same book : but good job about publishin

11 November 2005, 02:35 PM
i wonder, how many books are you going to publish with the same and same stuff inside them ?
its sounds like just business...

wonderful art as usual in ballistic books, but i`m agree with Pimeto, it would be great to have each book with totally diferent art with out a single repetition of an image!!

11 November 2005, 05:08 PM
You know how many previous books (Elemental, Exposé, ...) were saled?

Anyway, Cool book. I'll get one as I'm in the book this time.

11 November 2005, 09:39 PM
i wonder, how many books are you going to publish with the same and same stuff inside them ?
its sounds like just business...


1. The overlap is MINIMAL
2. ELEMENTAL 2 is made in conjuction with Autodesk specifically for people who use Autodesk software. It's a totally different market from our other books. We're not expecting people who buy ELEMENTAL to buy EXPOSÉ or EXOTIQUE.
3. You're not obliged to buy it.
4. Yes, it's a business. That's how we keep this site alive and running.


11 November 2005, 10:39 PM
I cant believe I missed out on the 'Call For Enteries" with this one. :( Looks awsome, and will make a nice addition to next years wish list (i have to wait to order a few books at a time....its just to expensive to order em separately!).

12 December 2005, 04:21 AM
I am very much looking forward to this book. Ballistic publishing always does a great job reproducing the digital art. I'm honored to have a piece included in this one!


12 December 2005, 03:18 PM
I wonder does Elemental 2 contain Alias stuff now that Autodesk own Alias ;)

12 December 2005, 05:41 PM
I think that this is a great book.

Of course i am proud to be featured in this book with 4 pictures and one excellence award in the design/arts. :)

Such books are so incredible motivating to create 3d pics!!

12 December 2005, 09:48 AM
i would likle to ask Leonard whether Elemental 3 will have maya work also since Autodesk acquired alias.

12 December 2005, 09:52 AM
i would likle to ask Leonard whether Elemental 3 will have maya work also since Autodesk acquired alias.

I don't see why not...


12 December 2005, 11:20 AM
this is gr8!... as Exposé is a showcase for all 2D/3D digital art, Elemental could be a showcase for all 3D arts.

12 December 2005, 05:56 PM
more Max fluff? Yawn.

12 December 2005, 06:30 PM
3ds max and maya is so vast I think we should have Elemental 3 for Autodesk native work and and some other for maya related work. and also another may be for XSI work. what do you say guys?

12 December 2005, 01:57 AM
more Max fluff? Yawn.

Are you serious? You dismiss an entire spectum of different works just because of the package used? Sigh....

12 December 2005, 03:51 AM
Guys, it's a cool book showcasing awesome work! If everything in it used Max then more power to it.

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