Life in 3D

Resources for artists living life in 3D: breakdowns, tutorials, interviews, and more

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  • M&E Collection
  • 3ds Max
  • Flame
  • Maya
  • Maya LT
  • MotionBuilder
  • Mudbox
  • Shotgun
  • Arnold
  • Bifrost
  • Unity
  • VR

The Sails Project – 3ds Max

The Sails project shows the power and flexibility of creating fluids simulations in 3ds Max.

13 horror inspired 3D characters you'll be glad aren't real

An array of super spooky 3D characters made in Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, and Arnold to get you in the Halloween spirit.

13 horror inspired 3D environments you’ll be glad aren’t real

3D horror galore! Take a look at the creepy creations 3D artists are creating with Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, Arnold, and Mudbox.


Bianca Basso, a 3D animator in the video game industry is here to explain.

Download 14 free wood textures for your 3D project

Want gnarled and worm infested? Redwood or mahogany? Maybe some pine wood panels or oaks floors? Download all these free textures and more.

How to animate "Street Fighter V’s" Ryu in 3ds Max

Jonathan Abenhaim shows us how to animate Ryu’s idle stance, and a couple of his classic moves, Hadouken and Shoryuken using 3ds Max.

8 killer resume writing tips to land that 3D job

We asked a creative talent recruitment expert for tips on writing a stand-out resume to land you that job in 3D.

Watch this: "Waiting for Nothing"

Watch – and wait. This languid short is a "manifestation of thoughts on life and progress," says creator Csaba Bánáti.

Where to get help with 3ds Max and Maya

We polled the 3ds Max and Maya community to find out where they go when they need a difficult 3D question answered.

My 3D internship at Framestore

Looking to gain some experience in 3D with an internship? We chatted with 3D animation grad, Keegan McDougall, about his journey as a Framestore Launchpad intern (and the many perks that come with it).