Source Library

PolyTrans for Maya: Convert any 3D CAD model to use in Maya or 3dsMax. This program is ideal for anyone who works with technical models.

https://www.okino.com/conv/pt4maya.htm

 

Composition Notes: Some great tips and rules to create great compositions

01_Composition

Lighting Guide: Here are some examples of lighting options:

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Credits: Cartoon Block

Isometric Grid Guide: Here is an grid to create isometric background tiles.

Iso_GridV4

David Miranda: A great technical artist who is proficient in Unity shaders and FX work

http://www.davidmiranda.me/

Free font Archives:

https://www.fontyukle.net/en/

http://www.1001fonts.com/

Stock Photography Blog/Vector Illustration Blog by 123RF

123rF Tutorials: Ever have a design job that you don’t know how to do or worse where to start? These posts are a great resource.

http://blog.123rf.com/category/how_to/

Andrew hazelde’s Blog: Great source of great Virtual Reality plug-ins and extensions. Check out the Lat-long shader for Maya its worth a look for anyone interested in 3D 360 rendering.

http://www.andrewhazelden.com/blog/

Solid Angle: Great source of Shaders and Shader tutorials using Arnold plug-in

https://support.solidangle.com/dashboard.action

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360° Panoramic tools: I met these guys at SIGRAPH 2013 when they were just starting, Now they are at the top of the game with image and video stitching tools.

http://www.kolor.com/

Bulk Rename Utility: Have a sequence of images or folders that you want renamed quickly? use this tool its a great time saver and its FREE:  http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Download.php

A very talented Character artist and animator:

http://www.torstenschrank.com/

http://quantum-human.com/ Auto typology Auto rig Auto mo capture

Olle Rydberg: The different render passes that can be used to create a 3D character.

http://gscept.com/index.php/site/Soldier_MakingOf/

Renderpasses

遥渡辺: Head Turn Refrences:

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Kate fox, A.O. Tans, and Various other artists: Concept poses for characters

Poses

Howard Schatz: Different anatomical photography of athletes

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Olympic Athlete Bodies, Side by Side

I always gather inspiration from many different disciplines of art and innovation. Here are some resources that I found interesting, and has helped me with some of my work.

Felix Sputnik: Great tutorial on walk cycles

Burno Monterio: Very talented Animator

http://brunocmonteiro.blogspot.ca/

Jon Diesta: An amazing Figure Concept Artist

http://jondiesta.blogspot.ca/

Masters of Anatomy: An amazing database of Figure concept Artists

http://mastersofanatomy.com

Warren-Louw: An amazing Concept Artist with great rendering, lighting and colour theory knowledge

http://mastersofanatomy.com/warren-louw

Tony Mitchel: A great illustrator

http://tony-mitchell2.tumblr.com/

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