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Polycount’s Bi-Monthly Character Art Challenge

Winter break is here, and if you aren’t doing the Blizzard student art challenge, there are other contests to participate in, like the Polycount Character art challenge! Choose from one of three character concepts and post your progress from start to finish. Final models are to be g...

Posted: 12/08/2017

Sub Surface Scattering in Blender!

Blender’s EEVEE, the real-time render engine now supports subsurface scattering and subsurface translucency. Both are now rendered in real time inside the viewport! In addition, the materials work well with the BSDF shader. Check out the features demonstrated below. To learn more ...

Posted: 12/02/2017

Tips for Winter Landscapes

Winter is officially here, with cold frosty mornings and occasional snowfalls. Digital artists might feel inspired to try to recreate the wintery wonderlands appearing outside their windows – but nailing a convincing snowy look can be a little difficult. Let’s look at some d...

Posted: 11/29/2017

Texture Reference

Need a texture reference but don’t have a sample of it to nail the spec and gloss? Need multiple viewes from different angles, or a close up image to see what’s really going on with the micro detail? Check out Texture reference.com! Texture packs come with five or so detai...

Posted: 11/25/2017

Megascans gets a Mega Update!

Celebrating it’s 1st year anniversary, Quixel has released Megascans 2018 along with a large number of updates and a shiny new website. Megascans is the largest online library of scanned physically based assets, and their scans have appeared in motion pictures like the Jungle Boo...

Posted: 11/22/2017

Plugins for Photoshop!

We've collected some sweet photoshop scripts to help you speed up your workflow! Toggletator From the maker of Brusherator is Toggletator! This script collection allows you to toggle visibility and active layers and channels based on set prefix. Check out Sergey Kritskiy’s gumr...

Posted: 11/20/2017

Textures!

Need to grab some specific textures fast for a project? Doing a game jam, but don’t have time to make them in Substance? Check out this roundup of textures!   3D Textures From 3Dtextures comes an awesome pack of textures including diffuse, normal, displacement, occl...

Posted: 11/17/2017

The Roof is On Fire!

Raising the Roof with This Week's Course! In Roof Shader in Substance Designer tutorial we will go over on how to create a roof texture using 3ds Max, Zbrush and substance designer. We will first create our low poly tiles in 3ds Max, after that we will go into Zbrush and sculpt a ...

Posted: 11/12/2017

2018 Blizzard Art Contest for Students!

The Blizzard Art contest for 2018 has been posted with more entry categories than ever! Using the World of Warcraft as the basis for your entry, contestants can create an environment diorama, with hand painted textures, and a small section of the environment around it. For character ar...

Posted: 11/10/2017

Adobe Reveals Dimension CC

Adobe enters the 3D Scene! Dimension CC is a new 3D compositing tool for designers with emphasis on Design. Easily create packaging designs and logo designs as well as architectural rooms with material definition, lighting and shadows. Easily compose rooms and objects and lighting. Qu...

Posted: 11/06/2017

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