Shade 8.5 from e frontier is a 3D modeling tool that lets you generate photorealistic renderings and 3D animations. This new release supports 64-bit Windows and Intel-based Macs and includes a variety of new features and improvements. Shade 8.5 is touted as running up to twice as fast on Intel-based Macs, and the Windows 64-bit supports more than 2GB of memory rendering.
Shade 8.5 is a 3D modeling tool that now supports 64-bit Windows and Intel-based Macintosh systems. Continue Reading

Visual Effects for Film and TV

Visual Effects for Film and Television – 3.5 MB
Focal Press – 2004 – ISBN 0 240 51675 3 – 247 pages – PDF

Written by an experienced professional, this manual is the essential guide to understanding the principles and background of modern visual effects.

* An invaluable insight into the use of visual effects in film and television
* Fully illustrated with diagrams to show you step-by-step techniques
* Covers visual effects processes from front-of-camera to post-production
* Integrated approach to film, video and digital techniques Continue Reading

Have you ever wanted to make professional exterior renderings? Have you ever had problems with composition?

Archexteriors will end all your problems. Take a look at this 10 fully textured scenes with professional shaders and lighting ready to render.

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DaHuman

Gottfried Bammes, Der nackte Mensch (The Naked Human)
PDF file | 1978 | 65 Mb | 465 Pages

Bammes, while a profesor of artistic anatomy in Dresden, wrote this wonderful German anatomy book. Containing lots of anatomy on proportion, skeleton, joints, nude photos (different ages and positions), 465 pages, 840 anatomic figures, 120 examples of masterpieces of the fine arts, and 190 separate models. Continue Reading

Adobe Illustrator Portable

Adobe® Illustrator® CS3 Portable

Create sophisticated vector artwork for virtually any medium with Adobe® Illustrator® CS3 software. Capture your ideas easily with industry-standard drawing tools, and experiment freely with flexible new color controls. Experience tight integration with other Adobe applications, and let improved performance help speed you through creating extraordinary graphics. Continue Reading

AutoCad Mechanical

AutoDesk AutoCad 2009 Mechanical ISO

AutoCAD® Mechanical software is AutoCAD® for manufacturing—purpose-built to accelerate the mechanical design process while preserving the AutoCAD user experience. With comprehensive libraries of standards-based parts and tools for automating common design tasks, it offers significant productivity gains over basic AutoCAD software and saves countless hours of design time. Continue Reading

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v1.4 | 47,6 MB
New Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® software is the professional photographer’s essential toolbox, providing one easy application for managing, adjusting, and presenting large volumes of digital photographs so you can spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the lens. Continue Reading

Design first for 3d animators / by Geoffrey Kater

Design First

As a designer, your role within a production is as an aesthetic problem solver who is there to
support the story. As a 3D artist/animator, your role is to solve problems, but comes after the
design process. Design and animation are two different disciplines that problem solve in two
different ways, yet each has the same goal. What if we combined these disciplines into a
single role that uses design to influence animation throughout the entire 3D process? This
book is about that very thing. For those who are open minded about learning a valuable skill
like design, this book will not only improve your animation work, but will improve your worth
as a 3D artist.

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