New Maxwell Showreel 2017

Published: Tuesday 30th of May 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Next Limit has released a new showreel for Maxwell Render.

Get 15 free burn mark textures

Published: Monday 29th of May 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
ActionVFX has released 15 free burn mark textures, to go alongside explosions in your VFX shots. The textures come as 2500 x 2500 pixels in black and white PNG's with alpha channels, and are licensed for commercial use.

New trailer for Despicable Me 3

Published: Thursday 25th of May 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
A new trailer is out for Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me 3, which is coming to theaters on June 30th.

Getting started with bhGhost in Maya

Published: Thursday 25th of May 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
bhGhost is a very nice onion skinning tool for Maya that has been around for almost four years. In this video Brian Horgan gives you an overview of how the tool works.

Get four free 3D characters from Renderpeople

Published: Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Renderpeople, who sell 3D models online, have made four of their characters available for free. The characters come in .obj and .fbx format.

Creating a liquid simulation in Phoenix FD for Maya

Published: Thursday 18th of May 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Phoenix FD is a fluid dynamics plugin which will help you create realistic smoke, fire, liquid, spray and mist in Maya. In this video tutorial you'll learn how to use it to create a liquid simulation.

Blender Institute releases Agent 327: Operation Barbershop teaser

Published: Tuesday 16th of May 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
The Blender Institute has released a stunning three minute teaser for their upcoming feature film Agent 327: Operation Barbershop, based on the comics by Dutch artist Martin Lodewijk. A number of award-winning shorts have already been created in open-sour

How to create better character models in Maya

Published: Monday 15th of May 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Have you struggled with character modeling, giving up on your mesh before finishing? Read this article to get some tips on how to get off to a better start.

Solid Angle ends perpetual licensing for Arnold

Published: Tuesday 9th of May 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Autodesk drops perpetual licenses and brings Arnold in line with its other rental only software packages. The change takes effect on April 30th 2018. Users will now have the option of subscribing on an annual basis for $600 or get the monthly plan for $65

Behind the scenes of Smurfs: The Lost Village

Published: Friday 28th of April 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Get a look at the massive amount of work that went into Sony Pictures Animation and Imageworks Smurfs: The Lost Village. This is the third film in the series, for which the studios have gone back to the roots of Peyo and done a complete reboot.