GENERAL RESOURCES

GENERAL RESOURCES

The Digital Production Pipeline,  Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics  Mobile Game Creation for Everyone, An Introduction to OpenGL Programming, Keynote Presentation : Marc Davis Lecture Series, “Giants’ First Steps”

Green Screen: How to make a green screen at home

ACTIONVFX: THE STOCK FOOTAGE SITE FOR VFX ARTISTS

ActionVFX is a stock footage site created specifically for Visual Effects artists. As we always say, if you need shots of girls touching tall grass, you’re out of luck with us. But if you’re looking for high quality VFX assets to cause mayhem, ActionVFX is the site for you. Our Collections currently include Explosions, Structure Fires, Smoke Plumes, Gun FX, and much more.

ADOBE STOCK IMAGES including photography collectives

ARCHIVE 3D

ARTBEATS  footage now available through POND5, ADOBE STOCK, GETTY IMAGES, SHUTTER STOCK, FIND IT NEWSCOM, DISSOLVE, OVERFLIGHT STOCK, AMANA resellers.

ART  STATION is the showcase platform for games, film, media & entertainment artists. It enables artists to showcase their portfolios in a slick way, discover & stay inspired, and connect with new opportunities.  The home for artists.

ATLAS,  The Next Generation

AUSTRALIA’S PROP SPECIALISTS An Australian owned company established in 1983, with a focus on Event Theming, Styling, Prop Hire and Photographic Studios, Sydney Prop Specialists (also known as “Sydney Props”) have been a full service provider for 32 years extending an array of services to their clients. With the largest collection of props in Australia and an extensive collection of backdrops, furniture and staging equipment, Sydney Props can design, source and produce an event from the start until the finish.

BASE MESH Models

BEHANCE  Bēhance, Curated Galleries, the best projects across all creative fields.  Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Interaction, Motion, Architecture, Product Design, Fashion, Advertising, Fine Arts, Crafts, Game Design, UI/UX, Sound and more.

BELIGHT  Here you can find some web resources for 3D objects (3ds, skp, Ogre XML formats supported) and textures, that can be used in Live Home 3D Standard or Pro Editions. Please note that we cannot guarantee that all 3D models and textures can be properly imported and used in Live Home 3D software. Check the model and texture copyrights on each particular website.

BLANK REPOSITORY

Free 3D Scans.  Highly detailed Raw scans. 3D scans with Millions of polygons plus 4K Color Map FREE!

BOCO STUDIO 3dD visuals, 3D printing and photography

CLICK MEETING  Webinar software for product demos, training sessions, online courses, business meetings and video conferencing.

CLIP  ART

Are you looking for clipart for a school project, marketing flyer, your website, or any other project? At ClipArtMasters you can search and browse through thousands of different clipart images, and download them all – absolutely free! With a variety of features, a huge selection to choose from, and Clipart images in just about every category you can think of, we are the perfect choice for all of your Clipart needs.

CAN  STOCK  PHOTOS

We’re a royalty free stock photography agency that believes professional stock images should be affordable and accessible to everyone. We add over 25,000 top quality images each day from the world’s best photographers and artists.

CARTOON  is an international non-profit association based in Brussels. CARTOON’s remit is to support the animation industry by organising several types of events through the year dedicated to animation professionals.

CG FUTURES The Art of Entertainment

CGI BACKGROUNDS automotive backgrounds

COMPUTER  GRAPHICS  WORLD

CREATIVE  CRASH:  high quality 3d models, scripts, plugins and more

CREATIVE MARKET stock footage

CROWDCAST  Crowdcast is a new and easy way for you to connect with a live online audience. Use it for live Q&As, engaging webinars, run your live online course, hold your coaching calls, host giant online summits, and more.

DEATH TO STOCK   Death to Stock is an Artist Owned Co-op that provides you with the most authentic stock photos and videos; with unlimited downloads and new work added every month.

DIGIMATION  The world’s largest collection of high quality 3D content; The Archive features 16,504 high-quality models across a wide range of subject matter.

DIGITAL JUSICE    Motion backgrounds.    HD Animated Backgrounds, HD Wipes & Transitions, HD LowerThirds, HD Overlays, Motion & Graphic Silhouettes, HD Animated Mattes, Motion Elements, High-Res Graphic Backgrounds, 2K Seamless Textures & Patterns, HD Stock Footage, Music & Sound FX, Graphic Frames & Borders, People & Object Photos with Transparency, After Effects Projects & Templates, Animated Shoulder Sets, Entry-Loop-Exit HD Lower Thirds, Entry-Loop-Exit HD Overlays, HD Drag & Drop Overlay Footage, Special FX Footage, Final Cut Pro X Projects, Apple Motion Templates, 4K Seamless Textures, Vector Design, Elements, Layered Photoshop Files, Multi-Track Music

DISCORD  Whether you’re part of a school club, gaming group, worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to spend time together, Discord makes it easy to talk every day and hang out more often.

DOSCH  DESIGN  offers computer graphics products for 3D design, advertising, print publishing, architectural visualizations, animation, film, game development, app development, webdesign, motion design and multimedia presentations.

DREAMSTIME IMAGE LIBRARY  101 Million amazing images and counting

EMG – MEDIAMAKER

This site is intended to be a hub of resources for Creative Professionals & enthusiast. We offer FREE stock images, footage, information, & resource, along w/ links to other sites & services catering to the production of Film, Media, VFX, Music, Sound, & Software.  We also offer links to related commercial services & resource. Much of the content offered is created by E.M.G. Pacific. Other content contains credits & links to the original creators.

EVER MOTION  is your daily source of the latest tutorials and articles from 3d graphics world. You will find here a lot of free tutorials about rendering in V-Ray and Corona Renderer, modeling and textring in 3ds Max or Zbrush. We also cover software news, animations, showreels and cg trailers. Every week we post „Tip of the Week” – 3d tutorial that covers some aspects of making rendered 3d scenes. We encourage our users to post their latest cg works in Visualizations Gallery and 3D Gallery, so they can be noticed by 3D computer graphics community and architectural visualizers.

FACEBOOK:

ICONS: DOWNLOAD FREE

IF NEWSLETTER, MAGAZINE and PRODUCTION BOOK

GAMES TEXTURES

GETTY IMAGES

GIPHY  is your top source for the best & newest GIFs & Animated Stickers online. Find everything from funny GIFs, reaction GIFs, unique GIFs and more.

GRAPHIC  STOCK

GREEN SCREEN

GUMROAD  helps creators take control of their creative careers, over $97,000,000 has been made by over 28,999 bloggers, writers, and artists.

HDR IMAGES

MR  HDRI  For me, HDRIs are about the artistic aspect first. In addition to capture the full dynamic range of each scenes, I make sure that my HDRIs are shot in locations which gives unique reflections, lighting and colors to your 3D scenes.

HUM3D  3D Models for design. We make what others miss.

IFCC is short for “Independent Festival of Creative Communication”, a festival with the primary goal to promote authorship and creativity through education and rewarding, especially in the field of art and design within the entertainment industry, publishing and advertising. IFCC arose from the perceived need to expand and increase educational content involved with the Judgment Day Awards which will conclude the festival.  Lectures, demos, parties, workshops, recruiting sessions and exhibitions are standard ingredients of IFCC program.

INDEPENDENT  FESTIVAL of CREATIVE  COMMUNICATION

iSTOCK by Getty Images  HD video clips and 4K stock footage

KITBASH3D

Premium 3D assets for movies and video games.

LIGHT LEAKS from PROJECTOR LEAKS

What are these?  These are short clips at 4K resolution (UltraHD if you want to be technically accurate) for use by editors and compositors. They work with any editing package – however I am delivering them as MP4s, to keep the file size reasonable. By layering them over your images, using a compositing style such as ‘screen’ you add colour and interest – reminiscent of old style film effects.

What’s different about these?  I use these kinds of clips a lot in my work. There are a lot of them online already so I’ve tried to do something different. Firstly, I’ve tried to have a slower, more elegant style to these. Secondly, I’ve made them natively in 4K with a Blackmagic camera.

Free 4K bokeh effect – golden hues

IMAGE LIGHT LEAKS Richard Rosenman releases Image Light Leaks Vol. 3

Tools developer Richard Rosenman has released Image Light Leaks Vol. 3, a commercial collection of texture overlays designed to mimic the effect of real-world light bleeding in composited imagery.  The set is available from Rosenman’s website, along with the previous two collections in the series, and a set of 20 free downloadable light leak images.

LAYER PAINT

LIGHT MAP The HDR Light Studio interface is 100% focused on lighting your shot.

MASSIVE has become the leading software for crowd related visual effects and autonomous character animation.

MATTE PAINT a library of hi-res, hdr imagery suitable for matte painters. Many of the images are 20k-60k wide.

MAXTEXTURES.comWelcome to the home of free tiled and seamless textures….

MITCH  MARTINEZ:  FREE 4K STOCK FOOTAGE

MOOF high quality backplates and HDR domes

MY OWN MEETING  Quite simply, we provide a ROCK SOLID and reliable conferencing solution at 1/10th the price of our competition! MyOwnMeeting is a dynamic and powerful conferencing provider. Our unbeatable Price point has made it affordable for any country in the world with an Internet connection.  Unlike many other web conferencing providers, Myownmeeting requires Absolutely No Download!  Stream live to Facebook

NASA Images

Nasa Releases CGI Moon Kit

NASA Goddard Creates CGI Moon Kit as a Form of Visual Storytelling.  A new NASA out-of-this-world animation allows humanity to experience their closest galactic neighbor as never before through an online “CGI Moon kit.”

ONYX COMPUTING  Onyx Computing, Inc., located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, is a software development studio specializing in the design and development of knowledge based systems for procedural modeling of vegetation. The company was founded and incorporated in 1992 by Dr. Bojana Bosanac and Pjer Zanchi.

QUIXEL MEGASCANS

We make Megascans, Bridge and Mixer — a unique 3D asset library and two companion applications for 3D art creation. With these products, our community of users creates amazing 3D art for videogames, movies, architecture visualisation and more.

PHOTOSHOP TEXTURES

PIXELS Free Stock Photos

PLURALSIGHT  As your industry and business model evolve, you need a learning solution that helps you deliver key innovations on time and on budget. With our platform, you can evaluate the technical abilities of your teams, align learning to key business objectives and close skills gaps in critical areas like cloud, design, security, mobile and data.

PODCAST – What is Masters of Motion?   Creative Direction : Learn from a top industry expert!

Masters of Motion is a non-for-profit website, social media channel, and podcast that provides the world with a insight into the Australian and New Zealand animation industry. Comprising of an online gallery featuring outstanding motion design, animation and visual effects work. Our mission is to celebrate Australia’s motion artists and to inspire the next generation of motion designers, animators, visual effects and 3-D artists.   www.mastersofmotion.com.au/podcast/
Subscribe on Itunes LINK :https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/masters-of-motion/id1173390344?mt=2

We discuss topics that are important to know for mid-level motion designer’s and animators, as well as, take a detailed look at Gareth’s career. Gareth talks about the growth of the New York office and how it evolved over his time there. We also discuss two of Buck Sydney’s projects in detail, examining the process and the creative challenges. Gareth explains how Buck became so successful and how they improved their skills and showreel by developing multiple passion projects. Gareth reflects on some of his favourite projects and discusses his experiences with working with puppets.

EP 11 – Grant Freckelton : Animal Logic

Grant has been working in the Visual Effects and Animation industry since 1998, as an Illustrator, Art Director, VFX Supervisor and Production Designer. Most recently, Grant was Production Designer on The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Movie. Prior to this, Grant served as Art Director on Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Directed by Zack Snyder, for which he won an AFI ACTAA award for Best Visual Effects. This followed his previous collaboration as Visual Effects Art Director on Snyder’s 300, for which he won a Satellite award for VFX.  www.animallogic.com

PREMIUM BEAT  Get 15 free explosion elements and 25 explosive sound effects for your next video.  Whether you are shooting an action scene or promoting a company’s big fire sale, these free fiery explosions and SFX are perfect for video editors and motion designers.  These free explosion sound effects and video elements work in nearly every NLE, including Premiere Pro, FCPX, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, and more!

Detonate: 40 FREE Explosion SFX and VFX Elements

PRUFFME   Platform for webinars, online courses, polls, and tests.  Diverse features for online communication, teaching, and sales worldwide

REDDIT  Reddit bridges communities and individuals with ideas, the latest digital trends, and breaking news (…okay, and maybe cats). Our mission is to help people discover places where they can be their true selves, and empower our community to flourish.

SHUTTERSTOCK  Discover oveer 161 million royalty-free images, video clips and music tracks.

SKETCHFAB Launches Public Domain Dedication for 3D Cultural Heritage

We are pleased to announce that cultural organisations using Sketchfab can now dedicate their 3D scans and models to the Public Domain using the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0). This newly supported dedication allows museums and similar organisations to share their 3D data more openly, adding amazing 3D models to the Public Domain, many for the first time. This update also makes it even easier for 3D creators to download and reuse, re-imagine, and remix incredible ancient and modern artifacts, objects, and scenes.

SPOON GRAPHICS:  Resume Website PSD Template for Access All Areas Members

The Stanford 3D Scanning Repository

STORYBOLCKS

Storyblocks helps you create more professional video faster than ever, while paying less for unlimited downloads from an unlimited library.

SUBSTANCE SOURCE material library

An online library of over 2,000 varied PBR materials.  Since its launch in 2016, Substance Source has grown to a library of over 2,000 PBR-ready procedural materials in Allegorithmic’s Substance format.  The collection, which includes fabric and organic materials as well as more conventional categories like wood, metal and stone, can be used in any application that supports the .sbsar format.

SURFACE MIMIC sells 3D surface scans for digital artists in the Visual Effects and Video Game industries. Our surface scans are high resolution displacement, normal, and color diffuse .psd images.

TEXTURIFY is a new source of free selection of high resolution LDR 360 spherical environment’s panoramas, textures and backgrounds, that convince you that touching the photograph feels like a real material.

TEXTURES.COM is a website that offers digital pictures of all sorts of materials. We have pictures of fabricswoodmetalbricksplastic, and many more. These images are called textures and can be used for graphic design, visual effects, in computer games and any other situation where you need a nice pattern or background image.

3D Objects and Textures Web Resources Here you can find some web resources for 3D objects (3ds, skp, Ogre XML formats supported) and textures, that can be used in Live Home 3D Standard or Pro Editions. Please note that we cannot guarantee that all 3D models and textures can be properly imported and used in Live Home 3D software. Check the model and texture copyrights on each particular website.

3D RENDER.COM

3D WORLD

3D TOTAL

3DTotal was founded in 1999 as a simple 3D resource website. Over the last decade the site has evolved into one of the premier CG art websites in the world, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, a free texture library and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects

TEN 24  This blend of skill and experience makes Ten24 much more than just a technical scanning company; we understand the industry and more importantly the pipelines that we cater for.

THINKSTOCK has moved to iStock

TOOLFARM stock footage, tutorials and has free stock video of the week.

TRAINZ

TRAINZ Australia

TURBO SQUID  3D models for professionals.   Unsure of a model?  We offer pre-purchase checks of all our models, giving you additional information about the model and seeing how it will work in a game engine. We also offer free conversions to suit your desired application. Bought a model that doesn’t work for you? Let us make it right!

UPSPLASH  The internet’s source of freely useable images.  Powered by creators everywhere.

SPEED TREE

The standard for vegetation modelling and middleware.

VERTEX BOOKS  is one of the most comprehensive free resources that belongs in every game-artists’ library.

VES HANDBOOK of VISUAL EFFECT:  Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures ISBN-13: 978-0240812427 ISBN-10: 0240812425  

VHS ARCHIVE   A wide collection of trailers, shows, recordings, and other captures on VHS tape.   Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

VIDEO BLOCKS Enhance your creativity with Unlimited Downloads of 115,000+ HD Stock Footage, Motion Backgrounds, After Effects Templates & more.  All the stock your heart desires! Get millions of studio-quality stock videos for a fraction of the cost.

My 20 best selling STOCK FOOTAGE shots!

VISUAL  COLLABORATION

VIDEO HIVE

Discover 1029045 Stock Footage, Video Effects and After Effects Templates on VideoHive. Buy Stock Footage and Video Effects from $2.

WISTIA is professional video hosting with analytics and video marketing tools

Atlas, The Next Generation

BLACKJACKAL.COM Wether you are after a Power Supply, Inverter, CCD Camera, Data Logger, Speaker, Amplifier, Digital Video Recorder, Multimeter, Garden or Halogen Lighting, Solar Panel, Oscilloscope, Soldering Iron, Transformer, TFT LCD Monitor, Wire or Cable, Audio or Video equipment, or any other piece of electrical equipment, – you’ll find it here at BlackJackal.com. Our prices are extremely competitive, yet we supply only the highest quality products. We cater for individual customers with smaller sales, as well as being able to offer substantial discounts for bulk business orders.  We pride ourselves on our customer service, so if there is anything you would like to know or comment on, please do not hesitate to let us know by clicking.

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