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
  • ShotGrid
  • Arnold
  • Bifrost
  • Unity
  • VR

In Conversation: Women In Animation Scholarship Recipients

A conversation with the 2020-2021 winners of the Women In Animation scholarship – Jiamu Tao, Samantha Blum, and Micah Rimando.

Temporary Removal of Site Features

With the New Year fast approaching, we wanted to let everyone know that we will be implementing various sitewide improvements throughout AREA in 2022. In order to properly facilitate these improvements, we will be temporarily pausing the ability for visitors to create new AREA accounts beginning Dec 16th, 2021.

Jason Brown Q&A: Meet Autodesk's Latest Bifrost Software Developer

In this Q&A, get to know Jason Brown, Autodesk's newest Software Developer for Bifrost.

Director Sam Mason Talks Using Bifrost on Mac Miller Music Video

A surreal journey through a nightmarish and fantastical dreamland sets the backdrop for the late artist Mac Miller’s “Colors and Shapes” music video, released in September 2021, produced by Hornet Inc., and directed by Sam Mason.

Meet the Studio: Griffith Observatory

Learn more about Griffith Observatory, the studio that perfectly intersects art and science.

Monthly Roundup

Time to take a look back at what went on in August.

Creating Digital Humans with REBLIKA and Mao Lin Liao

Mao Lin Liao, founder and CEO of REBLIKA, talks about his craft, the challenges of creating digital human beings, and the growing demand for digital avatars.

18 Epic Superhero Renders

We put together some incredible superhero fan-art renders created by talented AREA artists.

Monthly Roundup

Time to take a look back at what went on in July.

Monthly Roundup

Time to take a look back at what went on in June.