Life in 3D: Film & VFX

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

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I was DNEG's Modeling Lead on Ant-Man and the Wasp

My name is Daniel Axelsson. From modeling, texture, and look-dev tasks to liaising with other supervisors, this was my experience on Marvel's latest.

I lead DNEG's massive VFX efforts in Ant-Man and the Wasp

VFX Supervisor Alessandro Ongaro on the technical and creative challenges behind this tiny superhero, and the gargantuan importance of teamwork.

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.

What is ACWebBrowser.exe in Maya and how do I disable it?

What is the ACWebBrowser.exe in the Maya desktop app and how do I disable it? We answer this FAQ.

Two quick ways to a job in VFX (and their pros and cons)

There are two quick ways to get a job in the VFX industry. James Stone of Cinesite shares the pros and cons of being a junior VS a runner.

Transform Elements in 3ds Max

Learn how to use the Data Channel Modifier to transform elements in 3ds Max.

Furry and fuzzy 3D animals: A color palette

Check out five 3D furry animals skillfully conceived by five uber-talented members of our AREA community.

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! 

Launching a career with a 3D internship

School alone is hardly enough to land you that dream VFX job – but how will you gain experience without a job? The answer: Land a 3D internship.