NFTs are going viral! Back in 2017, CryptoKitties launched as a digital trading game where you can breed your own unique cats on the cryptocurrency platform Ethereum and was one of the first NFTs. Fast forward to 2021, an NFT of a collage of 5,000 photos by artist Beeple sold for $69 million!  The popularity ...


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How to Create the Perfect Environment for Your 3D Models If you’re an aspiring 3D artist, you know how important it is to build your 3D models in a realistic and convincing environment. And when it comes to 3D environments, the details are everything. From filtering sunlight to leaves swaying in the breeze, the backdrop ...


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a render of three men with facial hair poses with hair-styling tools

In November 2020, we hosted a render contest to raise awareness for men’s health and the Movember Foundation because this issue is too important to ignore.  Let’s look at the facts. On average, men are dying six years earlier than women. Rates of male-specific cancers are on the rise. 75% of all suicides are males.  ...


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If you enjoy making awesome 3D characters, environments and objects, have you ever considered making money off of that impressive talent of yours? While many 3D artists dream of working in a studio making games, movies, or commercials for major brands, for one reason or another, that isn’t always possible. Maybe you’re a student and ...


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5 Tips for Creating 3D Game Assets Building a video game that becomes a world-wide phenomenon doesn’t happen overnight—it requires dedication and practice, especially when it comes to the small details of game design. Hence, 3D game assets are one of the most important things to work on when developing your skills as a 3D ...


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What Is Retopology? A Beginner’s Guide If you’re interested in creating 3D models for video games, there’s certainly a sharp learning curve to getting started. Whether you’re recreating rustling leaves in the trees or hair blowing in the wind, imitating real life on the computer screen can be a massive undertaking. Fortunately, there are many ...


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“Choose to Challenge” is the theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) in 2021, and we have a challenge for you! There are many ways to commemorate this day, and we’re launching a render contest to celebrate all the amazing women in the world. International Women’s Day Render Contest This render contest is simple:  Create a ...


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If you have played an FPS (first-person shooter) game before, you know for certain the one thing you will inadvertently look at the most is the game’s weapon arsenal. Of course, there is so much more to making a good FPS game than just having cool-looking weapons: gameplay, controls, worldbuilding, and stat balancing — to ...


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Creating a 3D Female Model Guide Do you want to learn how to create life on your computer? Did you know you can build 3D models of people and faces and turn them into real characters for video games and software? With a little guidance and a lot of practice, you can become a 3D ...


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Level design is a crucial aspect of game development, from sides-scroller NES classics to modern open-world adventure games. How you approach a design will vary widely depending on the genre and medium you are working with. In a side-scroller adventure like Super Mario, for example, the level design consisted of various platforms and challenges that ...


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