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Ricky Grove
Ricky Grove is the managing editor at Renderosity.com where he produces the weekly "News of the Week" and "Gallery of the Week" video programs. When he's not editing video or watching anime, Ricky works at the best bookstore in Los Angeles: The Iliad Bookshop. He has a life-long love of reading, movies and animation. He lives with his partner, writer Lisa Morton, and 2 eccentric cats in Southern California. You can discover more about Ricky at his website: www.rgrove.com and his FB Page

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Our Siggraph 2017 Video

Our Siggraph 2017 Video

A brief documentary-style video of the recent Siggraph 2017 conference. A personal view.

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Blender 2.79 is Now Available!

Blender 2.79 is Now Available!

Ton Roosendaal of the Blender Foundation has announced that the latest release of the free, open-source 3D application Blender 2.79 is now available for download!

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microSEEDS 3 by ainsoph_00

microSEEDS 3 by ainsoph_00

Macro photography is usually focused on nature, but some artists like to use the technique for fractal imagery. ainsoph_00 is a master at fractal macro art.

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8 Weeks with Blender - Low Poly

8 Weeks with Blender - Low Poly

In my ongoing column where I spend 8 weeks with Blender, the open source 3D app, I focus on the low poly style which is so popular in art, ads and animation.

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Imponent Pass by estevez

Imponent Pass by estevez

estavez is a self taught artist who, in addition to digital art, creates traditional painted works. We are proud to feature this talented artist in our gallery.

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Review: Fotojet - Free Photo Editor, Collage Creator and Graphic Design Application

Review: Fotojet - Free Photo Editor, Collage Creator and Graphic Design Application

Every wanted to create a photo collage quickly for a blog post or special occasion? FotoJet is a free graphics application that will help you create collages, graphics and edit your photos with speed and style

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8 Weeks with Blender: Modeling a Cup

8 Weeks with Blender: Modeling a Cup

Second column in the 8 weeks with Blender series where I model a cup in Blender, add materials and render.

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8 Weeks with Blender: Introduction

8 Weeks with Blender: Introduction

Introduction to an 8 week column on discovering the open-source application Blender. Goal is to learn Blender, discover community members and sites and to share knowledge from others in the community. Assumes no knowledge of Blender.

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3 Short Experimental Films from Vimeo

3 Short Experimental Films from Vimeo

Vimeo is YouTube's more sophisticated brother. We recently discovered their experimental video section and chose 3 short films to share with you.

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Raven Queen by adrie

Raven Queen by adrie

adrie's "Raven Queen" is our newest addition to the Renderosity Magazine art gallery.

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Share Your Eclipse Experience!

Share Your Eclipse Experience!

On Aug. 21, 2017, the U.S. will have a total eclipse across the entire continent and we want to know what your experience was like. We will print your comments and photos here!

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5 Great Blender Scenes

Trouble at the Playground by Blazo
Trouble at the Playground by Blazo

Blender Artists Community has a superb gallery of scenes created by Blender artists. We've chosen 5 of the best. Be sure to click the links to visit each artists website.

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Breeze by KeithCasey

Breeze by KeithCasey

The Renderosity Art Gallery is a hand-picked collection of digital art drawn from Renderosity.com and many other sources across the web.

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Trailer for Upcoming Indie Game from M dot Strange

Trailer for Upcoming Indie Game from M dot Strange

From acclaimed 3D indie filmmaking to indie gaming, M dot Strange has been sharing his special kind of creative imaginings. Now, he is working on a new indie game that is sure to be curious and exciting. Check out the trailer and Save Your soL!

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Rick Hoppman's Macro Photos

Rick Hoppman's Macro Photos

Macro nature photographer, Rick Hoppman, recently made his "Tiny Archive" of photos available on Archive.org under the Creative Commons license.

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Siggraph 2017 Wrap-Up and Guide to Video from the Conference

Siggraph 2017 Wrap-Up and Guide to Video from the Conference

Siggraph 2017 closed last week, but video coverage is just starting to come out. We share our short guide to important events and a list of video interviews and presentations in our annual Siggraph wrap-up.

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Wednesday at Siggraph 2017

Wednesday at Siggraph 2017

Our one full day at Siggraph 2017 was filled with meetings and software demos. Here is a brief overview of the day along with comments on the various technologies that are changing the way we think about computer graphics.

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Sunday at Siggraph 2017

Sunday at Siggraph 2017

A report on my experiences at Siggraph 2017 on the opening day (Sunday) of the conference. The Art Gallery and the Blender Community meeting are the focus points.

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Video: Ricky Grove takes a tour of the Art Gallery at SIGGRAPH

Video: Ricky Grove takes a tour of the Art Gallery at SIGGRAPH

For the first time in SIGGRAPH history, the Art Gallery is dedicated exclusively to works by Latin American artists and designers.

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Renderosity Magazine FB Live Cast on Sunday & Wednesday from Siggraph 2017

Renderosity Magazine FB Live Cast on Sunday & Wednesday from Siggraph 2017

We'll be doing a Facebook live-cast direct from the 2017 Siggraph conference on Sunday and Wednesday this week!

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What we are doing at Siggraph + Live-Stream events at the conference

What we are doing at Siggraph + Live-Stream events at the conference

The Siggraph 2017 conference starts next week. We are sharing our agenda and providing links to specific live-stream events at the 5 day conference. Hope you can attend virtually as well!

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Lift off by Raindroptheelf

Lift off by Raindroptheelf

Renderosity artist Raindroptheelf created this outstanding render in DAZ 3D using one of Fabiana's fantastic hdri. Part of our continuing Featured Images series

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Maisie Milkshake by Biscuits

Maisie Milkshake by Biscuits

Our Featured Images gallery is a curated collection of the very best digital art we can find.

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Delilah by Majorgaine

Delilah by Majorgaine

Featured Images is an ongoing gallery of quality digital art from Renderosity artists and from the wider art world of the internet.

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Book Review: Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Characters by 3DTotal

Book Review: Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Characters by 3DTotal

gToon reviews a recent book on digital character creation from 3Dtotal and finds that not only are the content and projects fun and informative, but the construction of the book is excellent. Just right for laying out on your desk in front of the computer.

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Recent Works from Cinema 4D Artists at Renderosity.com

Recent Works from Cinema 4D Artists at Renderosity.com

We feature 10 artists work created with Maxon's Cinema 4D. All artists are from Renderosity.com where there are more than 16,000 images posted in the Cinema 4D Gallery there.

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Meet Michelle Willard; Renderosity Magazine's New Editor-in-Chief

Meet Michelle Willard; Renderosity Magazine's New Editor-in-Chief

Renderosity Magazine has a new Editor-in-Chief: Michelle Willard. We had a chance to talk with her recently about her background and ideas for the future of Renderosity Magazine.

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Emilly by Saidge

Emilly by Saidge

Featured images is an ongoing curated gallery of the very best digital art we can find both from Renderosity.com and from the wider community of digital artists on the internet

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Longtime 3D modeler Ralf Sesseler died in June

The logo for Renderosity artist and vendor Dimension3D, a.k.a., Ralf Sesseler
The logo for Renderosity artist and vendor Dimension3D, a.k.a., Ralf Sesseler

The talented Renderosity artist and vendor Dimension3D (aka Ralf Sesseler) died in June.

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Canyon 1 by Robert_S

Canyon 1 by Robert_S

The featured images series is an ongoing collection of great digital artwork from Renderosity and the wider digital community on the net.

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David Lynch: The Art Life Documentary Review

David Lynch: The Art Life Documentary Review

With Twin Peaks: The Return bringing renewed interest in the often mysterious artist, David Lynch, the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life is a welcome story of his struggles to become an artist.

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Reallusion's CrazyTalk Animator 3.1 Review

Reallusion's CrazyTalk Animator 3.1 Review

CrazyTalk Animator 3.1 is a brand-new update to a great 2D animation program. gToon takes a look at the program and loves the new PSD import feature. Read his review to find out more!

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Original Twin Peaks Soundtrack Mix by Ross

Original Twin Peaks Soundtrack Mix by Ross

Ross runs a site where he shares the many soundtrack mixes he's made from the Twin Peaks tv series by David Lynch. I've chosen a great mix as an introduction.

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Chrysalis by FrozenStar

Chrysalis by FrozenStar

Featured images is an ongoing effort to bring you the very best digital art we can find. Both from Renderosity.com artists and from the wider community of artists on the net.

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Not Normal by Matt MacDonald

Not Normal by Matt MacDonald

Outstanding machinima shot in GTA V using the RockStar Editor. There's a nice plot twist and the acting is solid. The quality of this film is very high considering it was shot inside a game engine. Highly recommended.

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5 Reasons to Watch the New Twin Peaks: The Return

5 Reasons to Watch the New Twin Peaks: The Return

Twin Peaks, that unique, game changing 1990 TV series by David Lynch and Mark Frost is back with Season 3 - 25 years later. We offer 5 reasons you should watch this incredible new stream series on Showtime.

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Interview with Andrei Vakulenko from Artec 3D on the Future of 3D Scanning

Interview with Andrei Vakulenko from Artec 3D on the Future of 3D Scanning

Andrei Vakulenko, Chief Business Development Officer at Artec 3D talks to Renderosity Magazine about the incredible progress of 3D scanning and how Artec 3D is leading the way!

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Blame by Tsutomu Nihei - Manga Series & Anime Film

Blame by Tsutomu Nihei - Manga Series & Anime Film

Tsutomu Nihei's amazing manga, Blame!, is now an great anime film. This scifi action thriller will excite and interest you!

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Review: Maxon Cinema 4D Release 18

Review: Maxon Cinema 4D Release 18

Over the years I've reviewed several versions of Maxon's Cinema 4D. This new version (Release 18) is one of my favorites: packed with new features and as solid as a rock. Read my review to find out why!

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My GTC: A Personal View of the 2017 GPU Technology Conference

My GTC: A Personal View of the 2017 GPU Technology Conference

I recording a huge amount of video at the recent 2017 GPU Technology conference and edited it into a short personal view of this incredible event. My thanks to NVIDIA for making this possible.

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2017 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference Wrap-Up

2017 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference Wrap-Up

Ricky wraps-up his 2017 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference experience by sharing his personal highlights of this amazing conference which concluded recently in San Jose, California.

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Thursday at the GPU Technology Conference

Thursday at the GPU Technology Conference

Last day of the incredible NVIDIA GPU Technology conference. I attended two excellent panels, spent time on the showroom floor at the NVIDIA and Lenovo booths and tried to sort out the huge volume of information jammed into my head!

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Wednesday at the GPU Technology Conference

Wednesday at the GPU Technology Conference

Wednesday highlights from NVIDIA's fantastic GPU Technology conference include a wonderful keynote address by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang, a full 3D body scan, GPU Poster gallery, VR demos and more.

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Tuesday at the GPU Technology Conference

Tuesday at the GPU Technology Conference

Tuesday was my first full day at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference and it did not disappoint. Read more for the details.

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Monday Announcements at NVIDIA's GPU Technology conference

Monday Announcements at NVIDIA's GPU Technology conference

Monday at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference yielded several important tech announcements. Here's a short summary.

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Getting Ready for NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference

Getting Ready for NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference

NVIDIA's 8th annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) starts today (May 8) and runs through Thursday, May 11. I'll be reporting daily from this remarkable conference on topics like deep learning, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

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Stalker Trailer - Restored 2017

Stalker Trailer - Restored 2017

Russian director, Andre Tarkovsky's 1979 scifi film, Stalker, is one of the most celebrated films of the 20th century. Now, finally, Janus films has a restored version coming out and we have the trailer.

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Profile of Digital Artist John Teeter (JT2EXTREME) -

Profile of Digital Artist John Teeter (JT2EXTREME) -

I discovered John Teeter's work several months ago and was blown away by his energy and style. After a conversation over several weeks, we came up with a short interview and video of 12 hand-picked images from his Renderosity art gallery.

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Book Review: The Man Who Grew His Beard by Olivier Schrauwen

Book Review: The Man Who Grew His Beard by Olivier Schrauwen

gToon reviews a brilliant new graphic novel, The Man Who Grew His Beard, by Belgian artist, Olivier Schrauwen.

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Guggenheim Museum Makes Hundreds of Modern Art Books Available for Free Download

Guggenheim Museum Makes Hundreds of Modern Art Books Available for Free Download

OpenCulture.com, a great source for info on free art and media, reports that the Guggenheim Museum has made 200+ modern art books available as free downloads at archive.org.

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Interview with RPublishing - Honorable Mention Award Winner 2016

Interview with RPublishing - Honorable Mention Award Winner 2016

We present an interview and short video with RPublishing, Honorable Mention Award Winner for 2016.

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5 Recent Indie Games That Are Incredibly Original

5 Recent Indie Games That Are Incredibly Original

Indie games are where you find enormous creativity. We've chosen the top 5 most recent indie games that are utterly original and great fun to play!

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Into battle by xleper2001

Into battle by xleper2001

Featured Images is a gallery of high-quality digital art primarily from artists at Renderosity.com, but we do look further into the wider art world on the net.

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Review of FX Series - Legion

Review of FX Series - Legion

Legion, a wild and surreal tv series from FX, is definitely something you should view. Perhaps several times. It's funny, weird and thought-provoking with great acting and an even better visual style.

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Top 5 Cinema 4D Tutorial Websites

Top 5 Cinema 4D Tutorial Websites

Users of Maxon's excellent Cinema 4D need look no further than these 5 websites for tutorials and news. Of course, there are more, but we think these are the best!

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CyberForce by SeanE

CyberForce by SeanE

Featured images is a curated collection of digital art from both Renderosity.com and the wider digital art community around the web.

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The Top 5 Title Sequences From Recent TV Series

The Top 5 Title Sequences From Recent TV Series

We've put together the top 5 title sequences for recent TV shows that stream primarily online. These titles are imaginative, fit perfectly with the theme of the show they represent and are quite simply very cool looking!

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Black Beauty by Rae134

Black Beauty by Rae134

Featured Images is an ongoing column devoted to bringing you the very best in digital art from both Renderosity.com and the wider art community on the internet.

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NVIDIA's Quadro P5000 GPU Review

NVIDIA's Quadro P5000 GPU Review

In February, 2017, NVIDIA completed their refresh of the Quadro Pascal series of workstation graphics cards. We are reviewing one of their high-end cards, the Quadro P5000

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Cupcake by Magann

Cupcake by Magann

Featured Images is an ongoing column that presents the very best digital art we can find both from Renderosity.com and the wider art community on the internet.

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Let's Build a Workstation PC! Part 5: Overclock, Testing and Final Thoughts

Let's Build a Workstation PC! Part 5: Overclock, Testing and Final Thoughts

Final chapter in the two-month long article on building a new PC workstation for 3D/Video rendering. In this last entry we look at overclocking, tests and final thoughts.

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Magnetar Calypso by SIGMAWORLD

Magnetar Calypso by SIGMAWORLD

Featured Images is Renderosity Magazine's ongoing effort to bring our readers the very best in digital art from around the World

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Book Review: Beowulf by Santiago Garcia and David Rubin

Book Review: Beowulf by Santiago Garcia and David Rubin

Image Comics has recently published the English translation of a great adaptation of the classic poem, Beowulf, by Santiago Garcia and David Rubin and gToon thinks it's a classic.

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Review: Magic Bullet Suite 13

Review: Magic Bullet Suite 13

Red Giant's Magic Bullet Suite 13 is a set of 7 tools for video editors and filmmakers. This new version is built to fit in with whatever editing package you use and will help you save time while making your footage look great.

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Return of the Horned God by ghila

Return of the Horned God by ghila

Featured images is our effort to bring you the very best digital art we can find both via Renderosity and the wider community of artists on the net.

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March Cineversity Newsletter is Out Now! Sign Up for a Free Membership!

March Cineversity Newsletter is Out Now! Sign Up for a Free Membership!

The March Cineversity Newsletter is out! Read the latest news on Tutorials, Quick Tips and Resources added in the last month. Like us on Facebook and you'll get a regular update for each and every release! Join Cineversity!

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Reflection Void - A Short Film by Lance Page

Reflection Void - A Short Film by Lance Page

ReflectionVOID. A short film by Lance Page. Original music by Lorn

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Cinema 4D Free Student License Program

Cinema 4D Free Student License Program

Maxon is committed to student learning using Cinema 4D. They have a free student licensing program and special pricing for academic use along with special training and support.

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Save As by Maxine Dupuy (et al)

Save As by Maxine Dupuy (et al)

Maxine Dupuy's (and friends) marvelous and moving graduation film is a work of art. The film explores memory and human living over time. Beautiful, poetic and thought-provoking, Save As is well worth your time.

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Going Home by barryjeffer

Going Home by barryjeffer

Featured Images is an ongoing column which brings you the very best digital art we can find not only from Renderosity.com but from the wider art community on the net.

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M dot Strange: 10 Year Anniversary of "We Are The Strange"

M dot Strange: 10 Year Anniversary of

10 years ago I discovered a film that literally changed my life. We are the Strange by mDotSTrange took me in a completely new direction in my life. Meeting and working with the director has made me a different (and better) person. Here is a short blog post by the director looking back at the experience.

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Your Idea Starts Here: 77 Mind-Expanding Ways to Unleash Your Creativity by Carolyn Eckert

Your Idea Starts Here: 77 Mind-Expanding Ways to Unleash Your Creativity by Carolyn Eckert

Carolyn Eckert's book, Your Idea Starts Here, is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. The book is smart, funny and inventive. Read Ricky's review and check out the publisher for more info

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Let's Build a Workstation PC! Part 4: Installing Windows + Drivers

Let's Build a Workstation PC! Part 4: Installing Windows + Drivers

Part four of Ricky's Let's Build a PC covers windows 10 installation and system drivers. Of course, there's always problems that crop up and Ricky does some trouble shooting.

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JT2XTREME - Elvis Edition by jt2xtreme

JT2XTREME - Elvis Edition by jt2xtreme

The Featured Images column is an ongoing effort to bring you the very best in digital art both from Renderosity.com and the wider artistic community on the internet.

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Chantelle by Vyktohria

Chantelle by Vyktohria

Featured images is our effort to bring you the very best digital art we can find both from Renderosity.com and from the wider community of artists on the net.

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Review: Autodesk's Maya 2017

Review: Autodesk's Maya 2017

The industry leading 3D application, Maya, just got better. gToon reviews the recently released Maya 2017 and finds it to be a super update to an already fantastic program.

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Medieval Knight by Lamuserie

Medieval Knight	by Lamuserie

Our Featured Images column is Renderosity Magazine's continuing effort to bring you the very best digital art we can find.

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Let's Build a Workstation PC! Part 3

Let's Build a Workstation PC! Part 3

The third in our series on building a workstation PC from scratch. In this edition we start putting the parts together to build the PC!

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What's New in Houdini 16 Amarok

What's New in Houdini 16 Amarok

Side Effects, creators of Houdini, are releasing specific on some great new updates to their cutting-edge application, Houdini 16 Amarok which will be released very soon.

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Interview with Virtual Photographer: Melusina Parkin (Part One)

Interview with Virtual Photographer: Melusina Parkin (Part One)

Melusina Parkin (her virtual world name) is a photographer that shoots in an unusual location: the virtual world of Second Life. Her photographs are spare and beautifully poetic. I was compelled to talk to her. This is the first of a two-part interview

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Let's Build a New Workstation PC! Part 2

Let's Build a New Workstation PC! Part 2

In part 2 of gToon's workstation build, he goes into the parts that he has chosen and why. Be sure to view the picture gallery and follow the links for more info.

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Ansel Adams 1958 HD Documentary

Ansel Adams 1958 HD Documentary

Original footage documenting the creative life of Ansel Adams this 1958 documentary revealing Adams' technical approach to photography, the cameras and related gear he carried to the field, and his thoughts on the artistic horizons of photography.

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Dune Markers by Awjay

Dune Markers by Awjay

Featured images is an ongoing effort to bring you the very best digital art we can find both from Renderosity.com and the wider community of artists on the web.

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Lets Build a New Workstation PC!

Lets Build a New Workstation PC!

gToon is building a new media workstation PC! In part 1 of a 4 part series, he shares his ideas about research and decision making that will affect the parts he chooses to build a new, mega-rendering media workstation PC!

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Hamrum Farm 2 by sossy

Hamrum Farm 2 by sossy

Featured images is an ongoing effort by Renderosity Magazine to bring you the most interesting digital art we can find both from Renderosity and around the internet.

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Charlie by vlgraphics

Charlie by vlgraphics

Our Featured Images column is Renderosity Magazine's continuing project focused on bringing our readers the very best in digital art both from Renderosity.com and from the larger net community of artists.

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Maxon Computer: Our Core Partners Pro Member

Maxon Computer: Our Core Partners Pro Member

Renderosity Magazine would like to welcome Maxon Computer as our first Core Partners Pro member. This short animated video introduces this excellent computer graphics company and shares information about their product line up.

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Nine Favorite Books of 2016

Nine Favorite Books of 2016

Over the course of a year, I read almost a hundred books. These nine titles have stayed with me all year and are my favorites of 2016.

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Happy Holidays from Renderosity Magazine!

Happy Holidays from Renderosity Magazine!

The staff at Renderosity Magazine wishes you a very happy holiday this year!

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Icarus from Madebyvadim. A Remarkable Drone Film

Icarus from Madebyvadim. A Remarkable Drone Film

"Icarus is my non-narrative short drone film and really a homage to an awesome piece of technology, Phantom 3 Pro, that travels with me for the past 2 years to many many locations." - director Madebyvadim on Vimeo

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Alike: A Charming Animated Film

Alike: A Charming Animated Film

"Alike" is an animated short film directed by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez

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Staff Recommendations: Unusual Christmas Gifts for 2016

Staff Recommendations: Unusual Christmas Gifts for 2016

Staff members Michael Haase, Ricky Grove and Nick Charles offer up several unusual Christmas gifts for the 2016 holiday season.

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New Animated Short Rendered Entirely in Unity Game Engine

New Animated Short Rendered Entirely in Unity Game Engine

This lovely animated film was rendered entirely in the game-engine Unity 3D, which a great way to get real-time results. You can see that the look of the film is wonderful.

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The journey #2 by mermaid

The journey #2 by mermaid

Featured images is an ongoing effort by our magazine staff to bring you the most interesting and unique digital art we can find.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P410 Workstation Review

Lenovo ThinkStation P410 Workstation Review

Our reviewer, gtoon, looks at the new ThinkStation P410 professional entry level workstation and really likes what he sees. A truly great price for an awesome workstation.

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kauw (Corvus monedula) by Juliette.Gribnau

kauw (Corvus monedula)	by Juliette.Gribnau

Our featured images section features the very best and most imaginative digital art we can find.

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Our New Core Partners Page

Our New Core Partners Page

We announced the Core Partners program a month ago. Now we are providing you with a special page where you can get all of the links to our Core Partners.

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Juke Box by claude19

Juke Box by claude19

Featured images is an ongoing effort to bring you the very best in digital art from around the world.

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Big Eyes by ACue

Big Eyes by ACue

Featured images is an ongoing effort to bring you the very best in digital art from Renderosity.com and around the web.

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Some Great Black Friday Sales

Some Great Black Friday Sales

We've scoured the internet for the best Black Friday sales! There are a lot of them out there, but we've chosen the ones we think are some of the best for artists of all kinds.

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