Life in 3D

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

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Because Shark Week: 5 downloads for a 3D underwater scene

5 free downloads for a shark week scene: Get a Shark Base Mesh, Turtle Base Mesh, Pebbles Stamp, Scales Stamp, and Water Droplet Texture.

Geek out: 19 fan art pieces to get inspired by

Ready to geek out? From Disney to the Zodiac Killer, here are 19 fan art pieces made in 3ds Max, Maya, Mudbox, and rendered with Arnold.

Tips to confidently share your 3D work online

3D artists Mao Lin Liao and Gwen Frey discuss the pros and cons and best practices when sharing your work online – and with confidence.

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.