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Creating Trees Tips and Tricks

Palms dot the horizon in Crysis, deciduous trees provide a backdrop in the newest COD, and pine trees provide fleeting cover in Halo’s popular Ragnarok map. Trees are a hidden hero of games, while the player never interacts much with them, few realistic games don’t have the...

Posted: 11/19/2014

PBR: The new industry standard

What is PBR? Last GDC saw the launch of Unreal 4 and Marmoset Toolbox 2. Both changed materials to be closer to photorealistic, and raised the bar for realistic assists in the gaming industry. With Unity 5.0 soon to support PBR, we’re going to recap what it is and pr...

Posted: 11/17/2014

New Course! Radio Modeling Series

Stephen Wells kicks off his new series on modeling a Radio in 3ds Max! In this course, instructor Stephen Wells walks you through the process of creating a high poly clock asset within 3ds Max while utilizing many of the modeling, unwrapping, and texture creation tools used in the...

Posted: 11/04/2014

October Freebies!

In case you missed them - check out all our freebies this month! We have a great collection of free videos this month for you! If you haven't joined us yet, don't worry - we launch a free video every week to give back to our incredible Game Artist community. Hopefully this will sh...

Posted: 11/02/2014

The 3dm Halloween Spooky Sale!

Between now and midnight November 3rd, take 50% off EVERYTHING at 3dmotive! We like candy. But we like giving you a sweet deal even more! We're proud to announce we are offering everyone a 50% discount on ANYTHING on the site. This includes our Downloadable courses, New Subscrip...

Posted: 10/29/2014

New Course - Blender for Game Artists!

Blender is the best free modeling program out there, learn how to use it! In this course, instructor Alan Thorn is going to be giving a comprehensive introduction to Blender for Game Artists.  Here, Alan will show you how to get up and running in Blender for creating animated...

Posted: 10/21/2014

New Course - Drone Modeling Series!

Check out this awesome new tutorial on Modeling in Maya! In this tutorial, instructor Laszlo Mandi is going to walk you through his process for creating a security drone inside of Maya and then rendering it in Keyshot. To start, he will be covering basic topology for the mesh an...

Posted: 10/01/2014

Game Art - Fakes and Tricks

Ever asked yourself - "How on earth did they do that?" when researching a game? Simon Trümpler has an excellent collection of game art fakes and tricks on his website at http://simonschreibt.de/game-art-tricks/. He disects specific off the wall tricks game art profession...

Posted: 09/29/2014

New Course - Intro to Mudbox!

Welcome to this in-depth tutorial on everything there is to know about Mudbox! In this tutorial video, instructor Stephen Wells provides a comprehensive introduction into Mudbox.  Here he will be covering a range of topics which will include basic navigation and interface lay...

Posted: 09/26/2014

Pre-Viz for Games - Naughty Dog at SIGGRAPH 2014

Aaron Limonick presents MODO Pre-Viz for Games at SIGGRAPH 2014 Aaron Limonick from Naughty Dog shows a unique approach to concept art using MODO. If you are a concept artist or aspiring one, Aaron’s presentation is an excellent one to watch as he shows where you fit in his ...

Posted: 09/13/2014

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