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Useful CG links


CG portals - huge resources with forums, galleries, tutorials, etc.

cgsociety.org

The CGSociety is the most respected and accessible global organization for creative digital artists. The CGS supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote, by celebrating achievement, excellence and innovation in all aspects of digital art.

3dtotal.com

3D total is a 2D and 3D resource with free model libraries, forum, galleries, interviews, articles, tutorials and products.

cgarchitect.com

CGarchitect is the leading and most influencial online magazine and end-user community for architectural visualization and design professionals. CGarchitect is the only resource in the industry that brings together design professionals from around the globe to learn from one another, while simultaneously bringing the most up-to-date information and news to its members.


Tutorials, books, documentations

help.chaosgroup.com

Chaos group V-Ray full official documentation. The documentation constantly updates with new versions of V-Ray.

cgworkshop.org

Cg Workshop is an on line service created to enhance 3d artist knowledge providing video tutorials, 3d models and training in many cgi areas. CGW is a cell of MOTYW studio, company that combines architecture with computer graphic.

aleso3d.com

Aleso3d is a blog with high quality 3d tutorials, free resources and inspiring articles. Exclusive and high detailed content for free.

cg.tutsplus.com

Cgtuts+ is a source of learning on all aspects of computer graphics. They pump out regular tutorials on Maya, 3Ds Max, Cinema 4D, ZBrush, Blender, Mudbox and more.


Materials, textures, images

sky-hdri.net

sky-HDRi.net offers the possibility to use high quality physically correct sky textures for users of 3D software. All textures have resolution 10000 (or more) pixels width and 32-bit color depth.

viz-people.com

VizPeople is on line store with commercial and free cut out people images.

cgtextures.com

CGTextures strives to be the world's best free texture site. Making textures should be about creativity - not about frustrating hours looking for images on the Internet. By supplying good-quality textures in an organized manner, your everyday work will be easier and more enjoyable.

vray-materials.de

The site offers photorealistic, free materials to all V-Ray users. Just download the materials you need and put them in your scene.

tonytextures.com

tonytextures.com offers a wide range of free ArchiVIZ downloads. Especially the "4000+ Free Texture Library" and the free "Open ArchiVIZ pack" are worth checking out. In addition he offers a set of high quality graphic collections for architectural visualization.


Scripts & plugins

maxplugins.de

The great database for freeware and commercial 3ds max plugins for all versions.

scriptspot.com

ScriptSpot is a diverse online community of artists and developers who come together to find and share scripts that empower their creativity with 3ds Max or SketchUp.


Galleries - get inspiration or create a portfolio

behance.net

The Behance Network is the world's leading platform for creative professionals across all industries. Members build multi-media portfolios that display their work. The most powerful and professional way to showcase creative work. And unlike a personal website or a traditional static portfolio site, significant traffic ensures that great work gets seen.


Architectural visualization blogs and communities

ronenbekerman.com

RonenBekerman.com is a source of learning on all aspects of 3d architectural visualization. In the blog & forums you will find articles & tutorials about 3d modeling & rendering with software such as 3ds max, VRay, SketchUP, Maxwell Render, Fryrender, Photoshop and more. This site will fit beginner, intermediate and advanced CG artists.

peterguthrie.net

Blog of talented architectural visualisation artist Peter Guthrie. Peter studied architecture in Edinburgh, Scotland and worked as an architect for several years before making the switch to visualisation. You can get a lot of inspiration and find many tips and tutorials in his blog.

bertrand-benoit.com

3D vizualisation blog of another famous architectural visualization artist Bertrand Benoit. You find there many tips, stylish photorealistic renders and other useful stuff.

mattguetta.com

Mattguetta.com is a blog about 3d architectural visualization. It's one of the best learning ressource for 3D Artist working in Architectural Visualization, Design Visualization, Commercial Productions, Broadcast graphics, Illustration and Visual Effects. The post are mainly about tutorials, news, beta programs and learning ressources for 3d artist.

vray workshop

CG online group on Facebook. Gathers the best artists online.

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