Founded in 2010, The Rookies is a community for non-professional digital artists. A place for artists with a passion for film, games, animation, immersive media, archviz, motion graphics, product design and other creative industries. It doesn't matter whether you are a hobbyist, student, self-taught or even wanting to change careers. All that matters is you want to become a better artist, learn new skills and be surrounded by people on the same journey as you.
Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 22 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.
At CAVE Academy, we recognise that excellence in the field of animation, games and VFX is not defined purely by software proficiency but also by observation, problem-solving and a balance of the creative and the technical. We provide individual courses, structured programmes and mentoring to help develop versatile production ready skills for the entertainment industry.
The Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games, first showcased in the 1998 first-person shooter game Unreal. Although initially developed for first-person shooters, it has been successfully used in a variety of other genres, including platformers, fighting games, MMORPGs, and other RPGs.
Founded in 1997, Pixologic Incorporated develops and markets innovative software tools for the film and video, games, graphic design and illustration markets. ZBrush is a graphics application aimed at simplifying the science behind generating computer graphics. ZBrush appeals to a wide audience by providing empowering tools that give users intuitive and visual control over the digital images they create. By providing a unique synthesis of 2D and 3D capabilities in a single stand-alone tool, ZBrush collapses economic and ease-of-use barriers to creating stunning images.
Adobe gives everyone, from emerging artists to global brands, everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. Creative Cloud delivers the world’s leading creative desktop tools, mobile apps and services, enabling users to work effortlessly across devices for connected creative workflows.
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D (RT3D) development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Our 1000 person engineering team keeps Unity at the bleeding-edge of technology by working alongside partners such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Oculus to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Experiences made with Unity reach nearly 3 billion devices worldwide across 25 platforms. Unity is powering RT3D in architecture, automotive, construction, engineering, film, games, and more.
Blackmagic Design has grown rapidly to become one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology. And that’s because its philosophy is refreshing and simple – to help true creativity blossom. Blackmagic Design’s founders have had a long history in post-production editing and engineering. With extensive experiences in high-end telecine, film and post, harnessed with a real passion for perfection, Blackmagic Design set out to change the industry forever.
iMakr was founded in 2012 and operates the largest 3D printing and 3D scanning store in the world. By 2013, the first store opened in London and shortly after expanded to Paris and New York in 2014. iMakr works with various companies, educational institutions and individuals across the globe, reaching over 70 countries in 2018.
Substance, an Adobe company, is the industry standard for texturing and material authoring. Substance develops the new generation of 3D texturing software: Substance Painter, Substance Designer and Substance Alchemist. With most AAA game studios using these tools, Substance has become the industry standard for creating next-generation PBR (Physically Based Rendering) assets. These tools are also rapidly expanding to the VFX/Film and Design industries.
Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology brings high-quality games to PC, console, mobile, VR and AR platforms. Developers also use Unreal to create photorealistic visualizations, interactive product designs, films, virtual productions, mixed reality TV broadcasts and animated entertainment.
Shutterstock is a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality assets, tools and services, powering the creative process. Shutterstock serves marketing agencies, media organizations, production companies around the world. Working with its growing community of over 250,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 150 million images and more than 8 million video clips available.
Inspired by natural human abilities to create, our patented pen and touch input technology allows freedom of expression, inspired creativity, and drastic improvements in productivity, control and comfort. From product development and graphic design to the media and entertainment sectors, Wacom facilitates the work of individuals and workgroups with truly natural ways to work with digital content. At Wacom, we believe that technology should be easy to use and simple to understand. With products that rely on human intuition and natural movement, we strive to bring people and technology closer together.
Foundry designs creative software technologies used to deliver award-winning visual effects and 3D content for the design, visualization and entertainment industries. Foundry’s software advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders across the globe. It enables clients like Pixar, Mercedes-Benz, ILM, Weta Digital, The Moving Picture Company and Sony Pictures Imageworks to turn incredible ideas into reality by solving complex creative challenges.
YellowDog is the ultimate Cloud Render solution. It gives studios and artists on-demand access to industry-leading computing power. YellowDog supports cloud rendering for CPU and GPU pipelines with unrivalled scale, speed, and service.
Chaos Group is a worldwide leader in computer graphics and maker of the Academy Award-winning 3D renderer, V-Ray. For more than two decades, Chaos Group has helped artists and designers across the globe produce and visualize everything from groundbreaking architecture to blockbuster visual effects. Serving the full spectrum of creative industries, including architecture, interior and product design, automotive, advertising, games, VFX for TV and film, and software development, Chaos Group is dedicated to advancing the future of 3D visualization, digital filmmaking, VR, and rendering technology. Chaos Group is committed to helping the next generation of CG artists, architects and designers get started in rendering through Chaos Group Education. It is also the company behind the immensely popular weekly podcast, CG Garage.
Weta Digital is one of the world’s premier visual effects companies. Ground-breaking performance-driven digital characters like Smaug, Gollum, Kong, Neytiri, and Caesar (from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) are widely acknowledged as some of the best digital characters ever put on screen. Weta's development of revolutionary virtual production workflows for Avatar, The Adventures of Tintin, and the Hobbit trilogy has firmly integrated digital production techniques into the film production paradigm. Weta Digital has six visual effects Oscars® and six visual effects BAFTAs to its credit.
We create brilliant training for animation artists and game developers. With streaming videos made by a team of VFX and game addicts, we teach 3D based on open-source software Blender, and game development based on Unity. Our goal is to teach digital art the right way: focusing on WHY rather than just showing HOW. With tutors who are not anonymous droids but real humans who respond to emails and say hi via live stream, and an incredibly supportive global community of 1000s of artists working towards their dreams, CG Cookie is the most fun alternative to a traditional art school (minus the tuition loans).
3dtotal was founded in 1999 as a simple 3d resource website. Over the following years the site evolved into one of the world’s premier CG art websites, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, free texture libraries and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects. To this day 3dtotal continues to promote talented artists around the world and share insightful tutorials on a growing number of topics but has also established itself as one of the most exciting art book publishers in the world today, working with incredibly talented artists from a range of professional creative fields.
Syn Studio Art Schoolsynstudio.ca/
Syn Studio is an art school in Montreal specializing in teaching concept art and illustration for the entertainment industry. Since 2007, we've been helping amateur and professional artists take their art to the next level through our 10-week drawing, painting, concept art and illustration classes as well as our Full Time Programs.
The Only Curated CG Marketplace - High-quality training & resources by the world's best artists.
SideFX is a world leader in the development of 3D animation and visual effects software for use in film, commercials and video games. SideFX’s Academy Award-winning Houdini software utilizes a node-based procedural approach which provides digital artists with an unprecedented level of power, flexibility and control. Houdini’s comprehensive feature set includes modelling, rigging, animation, particle effects, dynamics, compositing, integrated rendering, and more. Houdini is available for the Mac OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems.
The Blender Market was created to empower indie artists & developers using the software we all love. We are all Blenderheads who eat, sleep and bleed Blender and our goal is to give our community a trusted platform for making a living with Blender. Launched by CG Cookie in 2014, the Blender Market is a place where Blender artists are able to elevate their passion for Blender into a career. Our vision was to create a sustainable and stable environment for developers & artists, allowing them to get paid for doing what they love creating custom tools, and incentivizing them to deliver assets and add-ons that are invaluable to the community.
Since 2006, RANCH Computing is a 3D rendering solutions provider: - 24/7 CPU and GPU cloud rendering(20,000 CPU cores and 1 million GPU cores), - harware rental (on site or remote), - hardware sales. Each project is processed by highly-optimized software algorithms to maximize computing power allocation. As the RANCH is 100% automated, users can upload projects 24/24 and 7/7, whether they are in Paris, New-York or Wellington. We render 3D projects for architectural visualization, product design, TV ads, movies, medical imagery, games... We have all kind of customers, from big companies to freelance artists.
Maxon Computer is a leading developer of 3D software for the creative industries, best known for its flagship 3D modeling, painting, rendering, and animation software, Cinema 4D. Today, users across the world rely on Cinema 4D to create cutting-edge 3D motion graphics, architectural and product visualizations, video game graphics, illustrations and much more. Maxon's client list includes ABC, Blizzard Entertainment, BMW, Sky, CNN, Fox, ITV Creative, MPC (Moving Picture Company), NBC, NFL Network, VDO, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Walt Disney Company, Turner Broadcasting, Vitra, and many more.
Rig-it.net provides custom face and body rigs with a variety of features for film, commercials and games. Our partner service Polygonbay offers complete asset build with modelling and texturing.
Crater Studio specializes in visual effects for film, but we’ve also got our hands in TV series, animation, commercials, music videos and extended realities. Our ever-expanding family is a melting pot of creativity and innovation with nearly 50 outstanding professionals working hand-in-hand to provide our clients with a seamless experience and flawless end-product. With more than 12 years of experience under our belt, we offer both production and post-production services as well as training opportunities through our very own Training Center that holds certified courses from leading VFX software companies.
Founded in July 1983, PPI is one of the largest digital animation studios in Japan and produces cutting-edge entertainment content in keeping with our mission is to do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for the world to see and enjoy.
BINYAN is an award winning Arch Viz firm, considered to be a world wide industry leader. With studios in Australia, USA and the UK we are a group of app. 100 of the most talented 3d artists, animators, film makers and producers working on the most high profile projects all over the world. Having been recognised for our culture or diversity and creativity we pride ourselves on being an awesome place to work - but more importantly to grow as people, artists and professionals.
Axis Studios has one common goal: deliver the unexpected. We achieve this through creative freedom. Total transparency. A straight-talking attitude. This is the Axis way. The output and artistry differs across each of our studios, but the aims are unshakably the same. Be distinctive. Be insightful. Be challenging. We are Axis Studios.
Animation World Network is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet, providing readers from over 151 countries with a wide range of interesting, relevant and helpful information pertaining to all aspects of animation. Covering areas as diverse as animator profiles, independent film distribution, commercial studio activities, licensing, CGI and other animation technologies, as well as in-depth coverage of current events in all fields of animation, AWN gives its readers an easy to navigate, visually and intellectually creative mechanism to electronically access a wealth of information previously unavailable anywhere in the world.
Monolith Productions – From the moment we plugged in our first PC in October ’94, Monolith has been obsessed with combining stunning visuals, inventive narratives and cutting-edge technology to bring a distinctive gaming experience to both PC and console. Starting with our first PC game, the terrifying, first-person action game Blood, straight through to our latest release, third-person action game Middle-earth: Shadow of War, our passion for storytelling and dedication to creating unique gaming experiences continues to drive us to bring immersive gaming experiences to our fans.
Electric Theatre Collectiveelectrictheatre.tv
Electric Theatre Collective is a visual effects company with a difference: we are a young collective of artists and makers with a point of view and we pride ourselves on our new ideas, creativity and above all, people. Since setting up shop in Soho in 2011, London, Electric Theatre has established itself as a leading post house. Fast Forward to 2015 and a handpicked team of talent crossed the Atlantic and landed in Los Angeles to launch our stateside venture.
3D Artist is an authoritative and well-respected source of inspiration for those working or aspiring to be working in the CGI industry. Every product in the 3D Artist portfolio features guides for awe-inspiring images, interviews and career advice from industry insiders and behind-the-scenes access on major 3D projects. 3D Artist covers all software and disciplines.
3D World is a magazine and website published by Future plc whose main focus is 3D animation, visual effects, videogame design, illustration and architectural visualisation.
Since Media Temple began in 1998 in Los Angeles, we’ve been on a mission to help web developers, designers, digital entrepreneurs, and innovators bring their ideas to life online. We’ve seen a lot of technology trends come and go. But one thing has never changed: our commitment to our customers’ success. It’s what drives us to offer the best web hosting service and support available anytime, anywhere.
Managed by CG Record Media, CG Record is a website for Computer Graphics Artist. We publish news about CG software and put a spotlight a CG work.
Image Engine is a visual effects studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 1995, the studio specializes in character/creature design and animation, digital environments, VFX supervision, and concept art among other services.
Flying Bark Productionsflyingbark.com.au/
Flying Bark Productions is an independent producer with an impressive legacy of creating iconic entertainment since 1968. We are a full-service production facility across feature films, television and a diverse range of digital content, including both short-form and long-form, specialising in creating both our own IP and high-end service projects. Taking great ideas, incredible stories and compelling characters from concept through to red-carpet premiere, is our passion. With some of Australia’s most experienced development and production teams, we bring both dynamic creativity and reliability to every production. With over 40 years of experience in creating original concepts and classic properties, Flying Bark continues to succeed by evolving with the new media landscape and emerging opportunities in the global market.
Unbnd specialise in AR, WebAR, SocialAR, VR and interactive experiences. We’re an Australian creative technology company built around a team of futurists, artists, nerds and thinkers. We’re obsessed with pushing the creative boundaries of technology, and strive to deliver intuitive and immersive experiences with purpose that entertain, invite participation and drive action.
The creative team that brought the Mortal Kombat franchise to life is now NetherRealm Studios, part of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment family. With over 20 years of creation under our belts, NetherRealm’s mission remains the same; to create cutting-edge entertainment and deliver industry-leading tech, game art and overall gaming experiences. NetherRealm Studios is a collaborative and creative environment, constantly striving to up the ante on what is possible in interactive entertainment.
Ninja Theory Ltd. was formed in 2004 by four partners, including current Directors Nina Kristensen (Chief Development Director), Tameem Antoniades (Chief Creative Director) and Jez San OBE (Non-Executive Director). The studio pride themselves on striving for the highest production values and continually pushing the boundaries of technology, art and design to create evermore exciting video game experiences. The BAFTA award-winning developer of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Disney Infinity 3.0, DmC: Devil May Cry, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Heavenly Sword.
Headquartered in Bournemouth, UK, and with operations in Montréal, London, Los Angeles and the APAC region, Outpost VFX exists to bring vivid creative ideas to life by harnessing artistry, technology and innovation. Best known for creating striking environments, photoreal creatures and seamless digital makeup, we deliver all kinds of visual effects for all kinds of productions globally. Recent marquee projects have included Watchmen, Black Mirror, See and Hobbs & Shaw. Devoted to expressing ideas and encouraging change, we have developed a culture that is pioneering in its approach, based on five core values that guide everything we do: People, Innovation, Support, Creativity and Balance.
Established in 2009, Sarofsky specializes in design-driven production, working with a broad range of clients in the advertising, broadcast, network, film and entertainment industries. Their artists use design, animation, visual effects, computer graphics, editorial and live action to collaborate with clients, from concept to delivery, producing work that is visceral, innovative and diverse. Sarofsky produces work that crosses all platforms, including commercials, television and film main title sequences, UI and HUD design animating and implementation, special sequences, short and long format social media content and assets for AR and VR.
Sketchfab is a platform to publish, share, discover, buy and sell 3D, VR and AR content. It provides a viewer based on the WebGL and WebVR technologies that allows users to display 3D models on the web, to be viewed on any mobile browser, desktop browser or Virtual Reality headset.
Founded in 1994 and based in Montreal, Quebec, Toon Boom develops animation and storyboarding software for film, television, web animation, games, mobile devices, training applications, and education. It was acquired by Corus Entertainment in 2012.
ArtStation provides you with a simple, yet powerful way to show your portfolio and be seen by the right people in the industry. It's super fast and sleek. Showcase high resolution images, videos, short clips, Marmoset and Sketchfab 3D scenes, 360 panos and more. Add your work and production experience.
Founded in early 2015 by Academy Award-winner James Jacobs and USC professor Dr. Jernej Barbic, Ziva Dynamics is changing the way virtual characters are brought to life. Ziva character technologies power the most dynamic and scalable character results across Hollywood. Used by over 80 of the leading studios, including Scanline VFX, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and DNEG, Ziva technologies leverage the leading methodologies from engineering and computer science to provide greater control, speed, and capabilities to VFX artists of all levels. Emerging artists, award-winning studios, and global brands are all leveraging Ziva’s software to make world-class creatures for movies, TV, retail experiences, and interactive environments.
Our mission is simple, we are developing world-class plugin products and tools that benefit you, the 3D artist. We are the only 3D software company resolving complex architectural visualisation workflow issues adding multi-threading functions to dramatically increase computational power to handle working on massive BIM models. Our aim is to expand our product range, supporting a wider range of 3D, BIM and Real-time softwares and deliver these products as cost-effectively as possible, offering you financial flexibility and helping you work faster and make more profit.
"Creativity is not just a single moment of inspiration, it is a collision of energies produced by a closely-knit team. At LightField, we love to create, to make things and turn ideas into beautiful, meaningful forms. For the last 20 years, we have been producing films, 3d animations, stunning visuals and bespoke music compositions, under world renowned architects Foster + Partners. The qualities that have helped the creation of these pieces are creativity, a highly tuned understanding of the architectural and film pipelines, an ability to work fast under extreme pressure, and keeping to limited budgets despite constantly changing requirements. Now established in Vauxhall, London, in our state-of-the-art offices, we are ready to convert your vision into the perfect communication vehicle. We value the art and we budget so that world-class work is accessible to all"
BVN is an architecture studio with origins in Australia. Our 90-year-old heritage has allowed us to create a broad portfolio of built work internationally. We value design, diversity and innovation.
CVD VFX is an award-winning, full-service visual effects studio based in North Vancouver. Focusing on compositing and industry-leading stylization, our studio is recognized for consistently and professionally delivering the highest quality in VFX. Some recent credits include Game over, man! | 12 Strong | Dirk Gently s2 | Fargo s3 | Dark Matter s3 | Lemony Snickets: A series of Unfortunate Events | The Shack | Mass Effect: Andromeda | Anthem
80.lv is a media resource for game developers and 3d artists. The website covers a wide range of topics, from 3d modelling, material creation, to VFX production and environment design. Over the years it became one of the best sources for 3d-related news and exclusive interviews with industry professionals.
Rodeo FX is renowned for its groundbreaking and award-winning visual imagery for Feature Films, Television Series and Commercials. Our state of the art facilities in Montreal, Quebec, Los Angeles and Munich house a collective of world-class VFX artists who combine their talent, imagination and technological innovation to create outstanding Visual Effects. Since its inception in 2006, our team strive to discover new and innovative ways to deliver inspiring work. With experienced artistry, we take great pride in working collaboratively in order to help convey a director’s vision.
Modelfarm is a 3D visualisation company that produces world-class presentation material for the property, retail, tourism and education industry. ModelFarm is a collection of highly experienced artists and technical professionals headed up by Shane Aherne – a world leader in visual effects and 3D technology.
Animal Logic is an independent Australian company that has been at the forefront of producing award-winning design, animation and visual effects for over 25 years. With creative studios in Sydney and Vancouver and offices for the company’s development arm, Animal Logic Entertainment, in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.
Multi-award- winning Double Negative (Dneg) is one of the world's leading providers of visual effects for Film with facilities in London, Vancouver and Mumbai. In recent years it’s operation has expanded into television and feature animation with Double Negative TV (DNegTV) in London and Los Angeles, and Double Negative Feature Animation in London.