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RGUS has become Renderosity star

RGUS has become Renderosity star

RGUS, known on Renderosity for his kiwi avatar, stumbled on 3D design by accident.

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Creature and environment reels from RodeoFX

Creature and environment reels from RodeoFX

The company has created award-winning shots for international advertising campaigns and major motion pictures. Here are a few of its showreels.

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Studio Art Vartanian created art and other vendors

Studio Art Vartanian created art and other vendors

Vendor Mousso opens up about her friendship with Studio Art Vartanian and how it influences her art.

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Fujitsu, Lenovo finalize joint venture

Fujitsu, Lenovo finalize joint venture

Two Asian tech giants are partnering to develop new products for the global computer market, according to a joint press release from Lenovo and Fujitsu.

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Showreels from Mindhunter and Doctor Who, plus the trailer for Electric Dreams

Showreels from Mindhunter and Doctor Who, plus the trailer for Electric Dreams

Sometimes visual effects are invisible, like in Netfilx's crime series Mindhunter and season 10 of Doctor Who.

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Inside look at Unity scenario testing

Inside look at Unity scenario testing

Unity released version 2017.2 in October and has been in QA testing since, according to a Unity blog post.

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Winners announced in 2017 Halloween Photography Contest

Winners announced in 2017 Halloween Photography Contest

In 2017, Renderosity asked its community to create a new generation of horror as generations of horror battle. Here are the winners in the Photography Category.

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Winners announced in 2017 Halloween Animation Contest

Winners announced in 2017 Halloween Animation Contest

In 2017, Renderosity asked its community to create a new generation of horror as generations of horror battle. Here are the winners in the Animation Category.

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Winners announced in 2017 Halloween 3D Contest

Winners announced in 2017 Halloween 3D Contest

In 2017, Renderosity asked its community to create a new generation of horror as generations of horror battle. Here are the winners in the 3D Category.

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Winners announced in 2017 2D Contest

Winners announced in 2017 2D Contest

In 2017, Renderosity asked its community to create a new generation of horror as generations of horror battle. Here are the winners in the 2D Category.

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Smith Micro hands control of CLIP STUDIO PAINT back to developer

Smith Micro hands control of CLIP STUDIO PAINT back to developer
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Autodesk Flame Family 2018.3 expands

Autodesk Flame Family 2018.3 expands

Introduces new techniques to isolate creative FX, organic tracking technology, enhanced HDR and WCG signal monitoring, VR viewing and more

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3 of 2017's best VFX showreels

3 of 2017's best VFX showreels

Showreels from individual designers, Kai-Hua Lan, Jakub Goda and Sebastien Tafani

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Curiosity led 3D artist to create new line of characters

Curiosity led 3D artist to create new line of characters

Long-time designer brings creations to Renderosity.com

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Autodesk releases BonusTools 2018

Autodesk releases BonusTools 2018

The BonusTools installers for Maya 2018 are now available for download on the Autodesk Maya Apps Exchange.

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Animated short by Gobelins follows a touching tale

Animated short by Gobelins follows a touching tale

Memo by French animators Gobelins has been selected by Spark Animation in Vancouver, Canada and Festival Voix d'étoiles in France.

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NVIDIA's Star Trek-inspired design lab offers early access

NVIDIA's Star Trek-inspired design lab offers early access

Early access offers photorealistic VR collaboration with real-world physics, ready for AI

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NVIDIA makes first AI computer for autonomous cars a reality

NVIDIA makes first AI computer for autonomous cars a reality

More than 25 companies developing Level 5 robo-taxis using NVIDIA GPUs

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ThinkPad celebrates 25th birthday

ThinkPad celebrates 25th birthday

Lenovo celebrates a quarter century of the iconic laptop with the limited-edition ThinkPad

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Webster creates new VUE of world

Webster creates new VUE of world

Don Webster's life has been immersed in imagery, which he continued into his retirement.

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ZBrush offers free tutorials

ZBrush offers free tutorials

If you are looking to pick up ZBrush or hone your skills, Pixologic offers Brush 4R8, six classes features six different ways to use ZBrush.

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Showreels from Gotham, Black Sails and Fantastic Beasts

Showreels from Gotham, Black Sails and Fantastic Beasts

This week's showreels include breakdowns from CoSA VFX and Rodeo FX.

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Renderosity artist develops way to keep runtime organized

Renderosity artist develops way to keep runtime organized

Runtime Links for DS is a file-based system to help keep runtimes organized.

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Lenovo Thinksmart Hub 500 powers workspace transformation

Lenovo Thinksmart Hub 500 powers workspace transformation
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Core Update: 3ds Max renderer combines CPU, GPU power

Core Update: 3ds Max renderer combines CPU, GPU power

cebas Visual Technology Inc. announced the much-awaited release of the new finalRender for 3ds Max; Godot 3.0 gives a sneak peak;

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2 incredible showreels and a moment of Zen

2 incredible showreels and a moment of Zen

SPINVFX's The Expanse showreel along with one from The Foundry, plus an amazing forest river scene in this week's must-watch videos.

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Kaleya brings California into fashion

Kaleya brings California into fashion

Stacy, more commonly known as Kaleya in the Renderosity community and as Shadowcat Studios, is a self-proclaimed California girl.

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Animated series to be rendered in Unreal Engine

Animated series to be rendered in Unreal Engine

Zafari, a CG children's TV series will be rendered entirely with Epic Games' Unreal Engine.

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TwiztedMetal brings characters to life on Renderosity

TwiztedMetal brings characters to life on Renderosity

"I enjoy creating a large variety of things but I really love character creation the most," said Renderosity vendor Amanda Hill, a.k.a., TwiztedMetal.

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Industrial Light & Magic shows off facial capture tech

Industrial Light & Magic shows off facial capture tech

Industrial Light & Magic showed off to BBC Click its new method of facial capture at its London studio.

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HiveWire 3D's ark lands at Renderosity

HiveWire 3D's ark lands at Renderosity

Starting Sept. 5 with its cat collection, HiveWire 3D started selling at Renderosity. More animal collections will follow.

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Everything you need to know about 3D printing in 5 videos

Everything you need to know about 3D printing in 5 videos

Here's everything you need to know about 3D printing in five handy videos.

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Renderosity vendor discusses 'Photoshop addiction'

Renderosity vendor discusses 'Photoshop addiction'

Self-proclaimed "Photoshop addict" Peggy creates products for her Renderosity store, P3D-Art, from her home in the Netherlands.

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3DS Max 2018 update released

3DS Max 2018 update released

Plus news from E-On Software, Mocha Pro, Vegas Pro

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Shelby Bly sets out on adventure

Shelby Bly sets out on adventure

Lizzie Prusaczyk writes and illustrates graphic novel using 3D computer-generated art.

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AppUpdates: Google releases ARCore

AppUpdates: Google releases ARCore

Google has flipped the switch on ARCore, a platform for building augmented reality apps on Android.

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Renderosity artist Jollyself shares her passion for surreal

Renderosity artist Jollyself shares her passion for surreal

As Jollyself, Debra Ritchie creates surrealistic art with an edge that comments on modern life.

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AppUpdate: Thinkbox announces Deadline pricing, availability

AppUpdate: Thinkbox announces Deadline pricing, availability

Plus news about Flowbox 1.5 and Siger Studio's Parquetex

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Lenovo to premier VR headset at IFA

Lenovo to premier VR headset at IFA

Lenovo confirmed its new version of the Windows 10 mixed reality headset will be called "The Lenovo Mirage."

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Maddelirium turns fantasy characters into reality

Maddelirium turns fantasy characters into reality

From her home in Canada, Maddelirium followed in her family's footsteps and became an artist.

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AppUpdates: Game development patches, releases

AppUpdates: Game development patches, releases

News from Wave's WhiteShark, Oodle, and a mind-reading VR headset

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Renderosity vendor hameleon quenches thirst with art

Renderosity vendor hameleon quenches thirst with art

Anton, who goes by hameleon in the Renderosity community, continues to create products because he has an unquenchable "thirst for activity."

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AppUpdates: Epic releases Composure for Unreal Engine

AppUpdates: Epic releases Composure for Unreal Engine

News from Epic's Unreal Engine and Silo

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Sveva opens up about her daughter's death, love of birds

Sveva opens up about her daughter's death, love of birds

Susan Justice, who is known as Sveva to the Renderosity community, is a consistent creator of 3D figure assets, 3D models and 2D graphics in a wide range of software options.

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Lenovo brings new gamer-centric PCs to market

Lenovo brings new gamer-centric PCs to market

Lenovo kicked off gamescom 2017 Monday morning by announcing three new products designed with gamers in mind.

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AppUpdates: Arnold is now free for educational institutions

AppUpdates: Arnold is now free for educational institutions

Industry announcements include free Arnold, Microsoft, Ornatrix 1.3 for Maya

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Renderosity vendor Coflek-gnorg has an active imagination

Renderosity vendor Coflek-gnorg has an active imagination

From his home in Croatia, Renderosity vendor Coflek-gnorg, or Dominik in real life, creates props, scenes and architectural products for a variety of genres.

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Renderosity vendor Renapd opens up about early days of digital art

Renderosity vendor Renapd opens up about early days of digital art

Since March 1999, Rena, who goes by the username renapd, has been an active member of the Renderosity community.

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Fall filled with game development conferences

Fall filled with game development conferences

At least a half dozen game development conferences are taking place this fall in places as far flung as Los Angles and Ukraine.

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Why didn't they call it 'Purple Rain?'

Why didn't they call it 'Purple Rain?'

Pantone, The Prince Estate release 'Love Symbol #2,' a shade of purple inspired by the musician

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CynderBlue brings life experience into designs

CynderBlue brings life experience into designs

While CynderBlueDesign's real-life training is in fashion and textiles and most of her products are characters, that doesn't mean the Renderosity vendor isn't influenced by her education and experience.

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AppUpdates: Introducing the maxTD Toolbox

AppUpdates: Introducing the maxTD Toolbox

MaxTD recently released its new Rigging Toolbox for Modo at the bargain price of $69 US.

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Vyktohria's odyessy into digital art started in 1995

Vyktohria's odyessy into digital art started in 1995

For Renderosity vendor Vyktohria, her odyssey into computer graphics started in 1995.

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AppUpdates: Adobe, Autodesk make Forbes Top Innovative companies

AppUpdates: Adobe, Autodesk make Forbes Top Innovative companies

News from Adobe, Autodesk & Twitch

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Corel releases PaintShop Pro 2018

Corel releases PaintShop Pro 2018

On Wednesday, Corel introduced PaintShop Pro 2018, the complete photo editing and graphic design suite that offers more speed, flexibility, and creativity than ever before.

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Dark sci-fi, fantasy inspire Darkworld Design

Dark sci-fi, fantasy inspire Darkworld Design

Darkworld Design, known in real life as B. Lawson Hull, is the ultimate gamer.

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AppUpdates: Firefox makes VR native to the web

AppUpdates: Firefox makes VR native to the web

News from Firefox, ProRender, ActionFX & more

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Meet one of the first vendors on Renderosity

Meet one of the first vendors on Renderosity

Diane Griffith joined Renderosity during the Wild West of the Internet back in March 1999.

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Gravity Sketch VR gives early access

Gravity Sketch VR gives early access

Gravity Sketch VR early access is now available on Steam.

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Thursday at SIGGRAPH: News from Smith Micro, Mettle, Dell & more

Thursday at SIGGRAPH: News from Smith Micro, Mettle, Dell & more

More news from SIGGRAPH 2017 includes announcements from Boris, BOXX, Chaos Group, Cebas, Dell, Mettle, Puget Systems, Smith Micro and SpeedTree.

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Renderosity's Deacon215 started 3D modeling with game mods

Renderosity's Deacon215 started 3D modeling with game mods

Like many other dedicated gamers, Deacon215's introduction to 3D design grew out of his desire to create mods for computer games.

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Thursday at SIGGRAPH: More news from Red Giant, Luxion, Massive

Thursday at SIGGRAPH: More news from Red Giant, Luxion, Massive

More announcements from leading companies were made at SIGGRAPH 2017 on Thursday.

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Tuesday at SIGGRAPH: News from Terragen, Allegorithmic, Clarisse & OptiTrack

Tuesday at SIGGRAPH: News from Terragen, Allegorithmic, Clarisse & OptiTrack

Here is some of Tuesday's news that may have slipped through the floodgates.

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Artist, vendor EllerslieArt channels Felini's surrealism in her art

Artist, vendor EllerslieArt channels Felini's surrealism in her art

Like Fellini, EllerslieArt calls the shores of the Adriatic Sea and the town of Rimini in Italy her home.

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Sergiy Dobrovolski pilots trips to the fantastic

Sergiy Dobrovolski pilots trips to the fantastic

Inspired by science fiction literature, Renderosity vendor Sergiy Dobrovolski's creations are out of this world.

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Prae creates heart's desire for Renderosity

Prae creates heart's desire for Renderosity

Her heart flutters at anime and manga because of how its vibrancy and style push the limits of her imagination.

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Les Garner's Apocalypse Girl picked up by Insane Comics

Les Garner's Apocalypse Girl picked up by Insane Comics

Independent publisher Insane Comics announced July 19 that Apocalypse Girl is the next title to be offered from its latest round of submissions.

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Community helps Renderosity top seller stay on course

Community helps Renderosity top seller stay on course

Her road to Renderosity is long and winding, but ~Wolfie~ didn't let herself get caught by speed bumps.

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Russian designer draws inspiration from American music

Russian designer draws inspiration from American music

There is something about the emotion in American Country music that appeals to Russian designer Grigorii Davidian, who goes by the online moniker AppleJack on Renderosity.

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Tempesta3D draws inspiration from world around her

Tempesta3D draws inspiration from world around her

With her hometown in Venice, Italy, inspiration literally walks past Tempesta3d's doorstep.

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3D modeler spends days working for prison

3D modeler spends days working for prison

To take his mind off his day job, Robert Blanda, a.k.a., Cybertenko joined Renderosity in 2006.

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Artist finds 3D modeling through fiction

Shadowborn for G3 by RedzStudio
Shadowborn for G3 by RedzStudio

Irish designer RedzStudio hasn't spent her whole life creating assets for 3D figures. Before she picked up her digital brush, RedzStudio worked as a medical geneticist and even she tried her hand at fiction.

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Art starts with a song for ArtistKimberly

Art starts with a song for ArtistKimberly

Growing up in Middle America, Kimberly Kay, a.k.a, Renderosity artist ArtistKimberly, loved playing with dolls and creating art.

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Renderosity vendor TruForm lives up to his name

Renderosity vendor TruForm lives up to his name

Self-taught artist creates highly detailed architecture, vehicles

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5 ways to fortify your cloud

5 ways to fortify your cloud

The cloud can be a blessing, but to a hacker it is a treasure trove of data ready for the picking.

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Digital artist reflects on gunslinger cousin

Digital artist reflects on gunslinger cousin

The most important thing Shawn Backus has learned from being related to a historical figure is that history remembers 'for how people perceive us and not always for who we really are in our boring everyday.'

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Muwawya ALhamadi battles bombs for art

Muwawya ALhamadi creates Japanese-inspired art for Renderosity from his home in Syria
Muwawya ALhamadi creates Japanese-inspired art for Renderosity from his home in Syria

A native of Damascus, Syria, Renderosity vendor Muwawya ALhamadi had very few options when he graduated from high school in 2013.

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