Life in 3D

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

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Reel Tips for 3D artists: How to make the best design portfolio

In part two of this tips series for 3D artists by animation studio, Bardel Entertainment: The 6 best things to showcase when making your design portfolio.

Solving the Rubik’s Cube: Behind the animation of "Scrambled"

Polder Animation discusses the unique 3D challenges faced in making "Scrambled," a short film about a discarded Rubik's Cube.

WTH does a Visualization Artist do?

Alexandra Zedalis from The Third Floor tells us what the day-to-day for a Visualization Artist looks like.

Creating the Mind Flayer in Stranger Things' Season 2 Finale

James Kirk, FX Lead for season 2 of Stranger Things discusses how Method Studios created the finale's Shadow Monster.

Reel tips for 3D artists: How to create the best 3D application

In part one of this series by animation studio, Bardel Entertainment: The 6 best tips for taking your 3D application from good to great.

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.

VFX for scary movies: A look at Rings

Rudy Grossman - DFX supervisor at Method Studios in Montreal - discusses their work on the 2017 horror movie, Rings.

Test Subject 901: 5 Easter Eggs revealed by SPINVR

Toronto's SPINVR unveils hidden surprises in their recently released VR horror experience made with 3ds Max, Fusion 360, and Autodesk Maya.

13 scary VR experiences you have to try

Want good quality, immersive scares? These horror virtual reality experiences are a great place to start.