Life in 3D

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

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5 gloomy, moody environments: A Color Palette

Colors aren't just for rainbows; these 3D artists use them to create the perfect gloomy, moody ambiance.

The 5 best pieces of advice for CG newcomers

We polled the Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max communities to crowdsource the best advice for CG newcomers to develop their skills and get ahead in their careers.

5 Shades of Creatures: A Color Palette

Five artists create five creatures with five unique color palettes.

The most important quality VFX recruiters look for [Infographic]

[Infographic] We asked 20 VFX recruiters at Effects MTL 18 conference: What's the most important quality you look for in a job candidate?

Step inside these 13 beautifully rendered interiors

Sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy these incredible interiors found in the AREA gallery.

How to set up basic lighting with 3ds Max

Create realistic daytime lighting and make sunlight "spill" into a room as Clint DiClementi walks us through the basics of lighting and rendering in 3ds Max.

RealtimeUK's new cinematic reel has us feeling emotions

Passionate about creating inspiring Animation, Cinematics and VFX, RealtimeUK's new cinematic reel celebrates the vibrance and emotion of some of their most prolific works.

How to win, manage and keep clients as a freelance 3D artist

3D artist Amador Valenzuela, owner/creative director at Black Book Studio, shares his secrets of successfully acquiring, managing, and keeping his clients.

21 photo real portraits made in 3ds Max and Maya

A roundup of jaw-dropping photorealistic portraits found on AREA

Slay on social media: Branding tips for indie game developers

Red Barrels' Community Manager, Alicia Alexandra shares her top 5 tips for creating a killer brand for your indie game studio online.