Life in 3D

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

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  • Unity
  • VR

13 Seriously Real Wildlife Renders

A visual list of photoreal 3D wildlife.

10 Punny 3D Valentines Day Cards to Send Your Loved Ones

A collection of hilarious 3D valentines.

12 3D Sweets That Look Real Enough to Eat

These culinary creations might make your sweet tooth tingle, but they might also inspire you to create your own impressive food renders!

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.

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.

Download 14 free wood textures for your 3D project

Want gnarled and worm infested? Redwood or mahogany? Maybe some pine wood panels or oaks floors? Download all these free textures and more.

My 3D internship at Framestore

Looking to gain some experience in 3D with an internship? We chatted with 3D animation grad, Keegan McDougall, about his journey as a Framestore Launchpad intern (and the many perks that come with it).

24 seriously awesome animated characters

From space explorers and chillbots to monsters under the bed, enjoy these seriously awesome animated creatures made by our equally awesome AREA 3D artists.

Because Shark Week: VFX Breakdown from "The Shallows"

Watch this JAWSome breakdown of the villainous photoreal shark from "The Shallows." VFX by Swedish VFX studio, Important Looking Pirates.

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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