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Zbrush 2018.1

The newest update for Zbrush 2018.1 is out and looking great! Many current features have been updated and new tools have been added to make your Zbrush experience that much better. Included among the new updates are the ZModeler Insert proportional option, the ability to go to unmasked cen...

Posted: 06/22/2018

3ds Max 2019.1

Autodesk has released the next edition of the beloved 3ds Max software. There are a host of new features! To list a few: Shard Views allows you to share with other online users or publish directly from 3ds Max to a browser; 3ds Max Interactive is a new feature for streamlined...

Posted: 06/16/2018

Unreal Engine 4.20 Preview Available

Unreal Engine 4.20 Preview Available  A preview of Unreal Engine 4.20 is available for download from the Unreal Launcher. The new update comes with a bunch of improvements to the renderer, including Cinematic Depth of Field, skin and eye rendering, and rectangular lights. Improve...

Posted: 06/11/2018

Meshroom

Open-Source Photogrammetry! Turn your photos into a high quality 3d model with Meshroom, a program built on the AliceVision framework for reconstruction a 3d textured model from a bunch of photos. Need to clean up the scan? MeshroomMaya is a handy modeling plugin for maya to help with...

Posted: 06/07/2018

EasyNode for Substance Designer

From CG Ammo is EasyNode, a redesigned menu radical that’s fully customizable. Set up your most common used nodes and 2 behaviors to repeat your most commonly used nodes. Have a look at the video below to see how much EasyNode can speed up your workflow. Follow the CG Ammo facebo...

Posted: 06/04/2018

Instant Terra 1.1

Instant Terra is a software package that allows you to generate realistic terrain. Use the built in node system to control for erosion, flat areas for water, mountain height, and a plethora of other parameters and noises. Version 1.1 has added several noise nodes to the workflow. Terra...

Posted: 05/25/2018

Quixel Mixer (Beta)

Quixel has released the beta of Quixel Mixer. This software allows you to mix and layer Quixel Megascans - or materials of your own - to make entirely new combinations and create even more realistic materials for your environments! Check out the video below with Quixel Art Lead Wi...

Posted: 05/20/2018

UE4 Spring Game Jam Voting!

Each quarter Epic hosts a weekend-long game jam for creators to practice, sharpen their skills and have a chance to get away from the grind and create new and unique game experiences. With 164 entries, this installment of the jam was amazing! Check out the entries here for t...

Posted: 05/15/2018

Unity 2018.1 Out!

Unity gains tons of useful features 2018 engine update! Packed with new tools, version  2018.1 allows you to create materials and shaders easily with the new Shader Graph system. Unity 2018 also features an assortment of templates to get started prototyping games right out the gat...

Posted: 05/07/2018

Shader Forge for Unity! (Free)

Shader Forge is a powerful tool for creating AAA or stylized shaders for Unity. Allowing artists to work with a node based interface;Shader Forge allows for a fast setup of any material you need as well as animated, tessellated and refraction materials. Shader Forge has been in develop...

Posted: 05/01/2018

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