Image courtesy of Rafael O'Ryan.

Monthly Roundup

March 2021

Last modification: 1 Apr, 2021

This is not an April Fool’s prank – another month has indeed gone by! Welcome to your March roundup.

March’s Artist of the Month is the ever-so-talented Johan Vikström. Hailing from Sweden, Johan is a Senior 3D Artist with quite an impressive resume. See his work for yourself.


It wouldn’t be March without releasing our latest showreel: have a peek at all the awesome work you, our customers and community, have released in the past year.

Artur Tamiola’s render feels very April-Fools-appropriate, right?

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We’re digging Rafael O'Ryan’s crazy and happy rat.

rafael o'ryan rat

How adorbs is this render by Diego Avesani?! We just wanna give her a hug.

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You say rhino, we say good job, Shirdi Briceño. We are super impressed!

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Hearing ILM talk about 3ds Max and Maya in their workflow for The Mandalorian, and this Mandalorian Season 2 breakdown by Image Engine. ‘Nuff said.


Focused on workflow efficiency, easy-to-use texturing and rendering tools, and offering a safe and secure workspace environment, 3ds Max now has new rendering capabilities added to Arnold, a new Bake to Texture functionality, and enhanced features to popular modeling tools. Read all about it.

Or you can get the scoop from Eloi Andaluz Fullà or Arch Viz Artist.
USD is seamlessly integrated, allowing you to load and edit large data sets fast and work directly with data using native tools. Maya’s animation, rigging, and modeling toolsets see big updates to help you work faster and with more precision, and the latest version of Arnold brings more speed and flexibility to your rendering workflows. Read all about it.

And check out Antony Ward, Mike Hermes, and Harvey Newman giving it a spin!


Meet Catherine Amato, a CG Artist specializing in interior and product visualization.

3D Modeling Artist, Natsumi Agrada, breaks down her Sphynx Cat render.

get caught up on the latest in Mkali’s Mission, our journey through creating a 3D animated sequence from concept through final render from our very own "remote studio".


Jesse Pitela is going with the flow with his latest 3ds Max tutorials featuring tyFlow, VRay, and Phoenix.

Is it time for 3ds Max news again already?! Tune into Eloi Andaluz Fulla’s 3ds Max March News.

Harvey Newman kicks off season 2 of his Power Tips series – and he wants to hear from you!


That’s all for now, folks - catch you in a month!

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