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Troubleshooting Physically-Based Content

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By Alex Mercer - Physically-based rendering (PBR) is increasing in popularity and with its vast range of benefits, it is no wonder why. Artists can now remove the g...

Top 10 Best 2D Game Asset Sites

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By David Ying - Producing 2D games now have been much easier than before with tools like Unity and help of online 2D Game Asset stores. Below is a list of top 10 2...

Autodesk Maya 2016 New Features Overview

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By Kelly L. Murdock - What's new in the latest release of Maya? Kelly takes a look at both big and small changes to the popular animation & modeling software


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Tech Artist Bootcamp and Interviews

Sep 11 2011 10:00 PM | Posted By Tech-Artists.org in Visual Arts
Slides and videos from the GDC 2011 Tech Artist Bootcamp as well as 5 featured videos from a series that interviewed numerous TAs at GDC to learn their opinions on various topics related to Technical Art in the games industry

Tagged With:  technical  artist  tech  tech-artists  org  artists  gdc  field  industry 
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Concept Art with Photoshop - Characters

Aug 07 2011 10:00 PM | Posted By design3 in Visual Arts
design3 is launching a game development contest that will culminate in a series of tutorials that will walk you through the process of building a complete game using the Unity engine. Find out what prizes are in store for contest entrants and have a look through the complete first tutorial chapter of the "51Run" game project!

Tagged With:  we'  chapter  design3  character  create  drawing  line  color  photoshop 
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Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2012 Review

Jul 31 2011 10:00 PM | Posted By Kelly L. Murdock in Visual Arts
The Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2012 includes new versions of Maya, Mudbox and MotionBuilder. There is also a Premium edition that adds the latest version of Softimage to the suite. All of the suite packages have been updated for 2012 and the list of new features and improvements is amazing

Tagged With:  2012  maya  new  mudbox  render  motionbuilder  includes  lets  tool 
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Adobe Releases Creative Suite 5.5

Jul 20 2011 10:00 PM | Posted By Kelly L. Murdock in Visual Arts
We check out what makes this minor point update worth a full release, from tablet support to HTML5 and CSS3

Tagged With:  new  cs5  adobe  acrobat  pro  lets  using  video  release 
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Blender 2.5 - Interface Video Tutorials

Jul 02 2011 11:20 AM | Posted By design3 in Visual Arts
This is an affiliate program banner - registering for design3 will also help benefit GameDev.net! Hello from design3!design3 is happy to feature another tutorial series here on GameDev.net – this time our focus is on Blender. Blender is a great open-source 3D graphics application. We love the tool, but know that the interface can be a bit tricky to master. That’s why we’ve selected to featur...

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3ds Max 2012 Review

Jun 15 2011 10:00 PM | Posted By Kelly L. Murdock in Visual Arts
Autodesk recently released new versions of their popular 3d packages including a new version of 3ds Max. 3ds Max is available as a stand-alone package or as part of the Entertainment Creation Suite bundled with Mudbox, MotionBuilder, and Softimage. Check out what's new!

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Autodesk Previews a Games Production Solution

Mar 01 2011 11:00 PM | Posted By Kelly L. Murdock in Visual Arts
It's GDC time again and in response to the conference Autodesk has a flurry of new announcements including new versions of its various Digital Entertainment Creation packages, including their new animation technology codenamed 'Project Skyline'

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3D in Photoshop: The Ultimate Guide for Creative Professionals

Jan 31 2011 11:00 PM | Posted By Zorana Gee, Pete Falco in Visual Arts
In this book chapter excerpt, artist Stephen Burns walks you through painting, texturing and lighting techniques with Photoshop CS5

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Softimage 2011 Review

Jan 04 2011 10:00 PM | Posted By Kelly L. Murdock in Visual Arts
We look at the latest features of Autodesk's Softimage application

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Softimage 2011 Review

Jan 04 2011 10:00 PM | Posted By Kelly L. Murdock in Visual Arts
We look at the latest features of Autodesk's Softimage application

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Building Brawl-Handling Interacting Characters in EA Sport's MMA

Nov 29 2010 11:00 PM | Posted By Kelly L. Murdock in Visual Arts
We talk to the art and technical designers behind the animation and construction of the fighter models used in EA's latest MMA title

Tagged With:  fighter  team  fighters  game  mma  system  sweat  animation  texture 
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