Philip Modin has launched HDR Vault, a new website with over 40 free HDRs released under a Creative Commons CCO. Find out more and download them individually or as a complete package from HDR vault and support the project on Gumroad and Patreon
Norwegian artist Rune Spaans' recent CG short film The Absence of Eddy Table, a romantic horror based on the works of Canadian artist Dave Cooper, is now available to rent on Vimeo. The film was created with 3DS Max, if you'd like to find out more about the production you can read an interview with rune by iToo Software (expect content aimed at promoting iToo Software products)
OLM has released 3 new plugins for After Effects that create blur, radial blur and direction blur effects specifically designed for use with 2D animations, although they also may be useful for other types of production. The effect differs from a standard blur as it's anisotropic and retains the color intensity and detail from the source image. Optionally noise can be added to create cartoon motion lines. The 3 plugins are a part of the OLM Open tools project, a collection of free tools for Maya and After Effects used in production at OLM digital. Find out more and download the plugins from OLM's website.
Well known Modo artist Tor Frick announced via his Facebook page that his tutorials are currently 50% off. Eligible content includes an introduction to Modo, tips on how to work faster with Modo, a detailed vehicle tutorial and a hard surface kitbash set. Find out more on Gumroad where you can use the coupon code bevels at checkout to apply the discount.
Red Giant has released an update to Universe, its suite of GPU accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. Version 2.2 updates the VHS and Retrograde effects and adds 11 new transitions, including:(more...)