Life in 3D

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

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Meet Hum3D Car Render Challenge winner Amaru Zeas

A 3D-rendered racecar made compelling through narrative storytelling: Hum3D challenge winner, Amaru Zeas talks about his winning render, "Golden Trophy."

Realistic 3D animals: Rigging tips

SERIES: Part 2/4 – Sweden's FABLEfx offers tips and tricks to improve your rigging skills when creating photoreal 3D animals in Maya.

Terra Nova Wins the 2019 VES Student Award

The winners of the 2019 VES Student Award Category discuss their film Terra Nova and the transition from being students to young professionals

Realistic 3D animals: Modeling, grooming, and look dev tips

SERIES - Part 1 of 4 | FABLEfx shares 5 practical pointers for reference, design, hair, and fur when creating photoreal 3D animals in Maya.

Carlos Baena’s La Noria: Making a scary animated horror short

Carlos Baena – former Pixar animator and co-founder of Animation Mentor – discusses what he learned in the making of his short horror film, La Noria.

Spooky Renders: A roundup of AREA's best 3D Halloween art

A creepy collection of artwork submitted by 3D artists using Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max.

Relicts: Bringing atmospheric cinema to 3D animation

CG Artist and Director Arkadiy Demchenko takes hyper-realistic 3D animation to the next level with his horror-inspired short film.

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.

Because Shark Week: 13 sea creatures and aquatic scenes

In celebration of Shark Week, we've netted 13 sea creatures and aquatic scenes for you to sink your 3D-lovin' teeth into. Enjoy! 

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