February 21, 2018
Coco was possibly my favorite film of 2017, and that is saying a lot because I saw a lot of movies! It’s visually stunning and gorgeously animated and tells a compelling story of a boy named Miguel who visits the world of the dead. Coco won Best Edited Animated at the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards, and won Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature. Coco; Hèctor the VES Awards.
Coco has been nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song by the 2018 Academy Awards.
February 6, 2018
This update adds new stereo support as well as containing several important defect fixes and improvements for both products.
February 2, 2018
This pack of 9 substance materials, created by Renhui Yang, can be used in Unreal Engine, Substance Painter, Substance Player and Unity.
January 30, 2018
Never buy or make another cel shader again. Cel Shader Studio is packed with over 900 beautiful procedural cel shader materials & numerous cel shader styles and overlays. Special intro price of only $79!
January 26, 2018
The INSYDIUM content repository contains Study Files and Work Examples that you can download and use for free, with which you can experiment and modify to better learn X-Particles and Cycles 4D.
January 24, 2018
We’re packing a lot into this post. First, Edwin Braun of Cebas interviews VFX artist Sam Khorshid about his career, from Hollywood LA to Beijing, China, and from stereoscopic to procedural. He worked as VFX Supervisor on Mojin: The Lost Legend, a Chinese action film that looks awesome. We’re sharing the trailer for the film and VFX breakdowns too.
January 19, 2018
Quixel Megascans are high res, high quality library of physically based 3D, vegetation and surface scans. They are being used in everything from video games and interactive experiences to films and television, like the Starz series American Gods. Quixel released a free pack, so don’t miss out on this great texture pack!
January 19, 2018
HDRI-Skies offers tons of free 360° HDRI Skies (2048x1024px res) for all times of day from dusk to dawn.
January 8, 2018
Each year, Larry Jordan does a show in early January to forecast trends in the industry over the next 12 months. This past week Larry talked with Ned Soltz, Randi Altman, Jonathan Handel, Michele Yamazaki, Philip Hodgetts, Michael Kammes, and James DeRuvo.
January 5, 2018
Artist Karim Abou Shousha is offering 2 packs of Free Materials for Substance Painter. These packs are filled with wood, metal, glass, brick and more.
January 3, 2018
Loving Vincent, written and directed by filmmakers by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, is the world’s first fully painted feature film. I saw it over the weekend and it is a gorgeous film which takes place the year after Vincent Van Gogh died and explores what happened to him in his last days. Loving Vincent is up for Best Motion Picture – Animated and also a likely contender for an Oscar nomination, announced later this month.
December 22, 2017
Fox Mahoney created this little generator a few years ago, and it’s perfect for the holiday season when you want to add a little sparkle to your project.
December 22, 2017
Create, customize, and download your rigged 3D characters from a catalog of over 100 body types, outfits, hairstyles, and physical attributes in a few simple steps. Available for use by students and educators only.