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Holiday Software Sales Roundup!

Here are some sweet sales that you should probably check out before spending all of those steam gift cards. Update your software or take advantage of this to try out new tools for making really amazing game art! Modo Indie Pick up a copy of Modo Indie for up to 39% off (depending on...

Posted: 12/28/2017

Merry ChristMAX!

Santa Brought You a New 3ds Max Course! Most programs have a multitude of buttons, gizmos and menus that often clutter up and confuse students as to where everything is and what they're mostly likely going to use in a production atmosphere. Intro to 3ds Max 2017 is designed ...

Posted: 12/25/2017

Art War 2 from Cubebrush!

Our friends at Cubebrush have announced another Art War to mark their second anniversary! Enter as a 2D or 3D artist and create a champion of the Light or of the Darkness with the following prompt as inspiration: The art community had been at peace since last year and the future looke...

Posted: 12/18/2017

Bust-ed!

A NEW ZBrush Course has Arrived! Many 3D artists, even character artists, are often intimidated by the totality of what is required to create a believable character, either reaslitic or stylistic. Even more steer clear of trying to create believable human faces. Bust Sculpti...

Posted: 12/17/2017

Amazon Lumbaryard 1.12 Beta!

The open Beta for Lumberyard 1.12 is here! With loads of new features from weather generators to fur shaders to speedtree 8; this version boasts over 400 new updates! One of the new features is EmotionFX which allows users to create blend spaces, state machines, character animations, a...

Posted: 12/15/2017

Neon Challenge from Unity!

So many challenges and contests to choose from! Based on the work of Veselin Efremov’s Project Neon; Unity has created the Neon Challenge. Contestants are asked to use the Timeline, Cinemachine Post-Processing and the Unity Asset Store to create a futuristic sci fi/cyber punk en...

Posted: 12/12/2017

Hum3D Car Render Challange Winners Announced!

The Hum3D Car Render Challange concluded this last month with a terrific amount of entries from some of the best artists around. The contest gave participants about a month and a half to create a car of their choice with a tiny environment slice around it. The Hum3D judges have an...

Posted: 12/11/2017

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

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