*Work in progress expect this to be finished up in a few weeks*
moved a bunch of these from the 3D tutorial list for easy access rather than it being part of a huge list. It will give me a chance to add more content to the ones I have as well as putting a bunch of newer links.Da Clubs and other 3D site communities
Some 3D clubs and Communities to join meet people,learn and improve. RenderosityCg.TutsplusCg Textures11 Second ClubPixologic
a community of Z-brush artistsConceptArt.org
a mix of both 3D,traditional,digital, artists as well as animatorsGame Artisans
a community of both novice and industry professionals improving their skills in 3DRecommended tools and starter suggestions
1.Wacom tablet(for making textures and modeling in z-brush or mudbox)
2.Drawing tools( for roughing out character designs can also be done with photoshop with a tablet)
3. References are important whether your modeling something,texturing, or need examples of walk cycles for animations keep a folder or bookmarks for them.Free 3D SoftwareInterested? or want to get into 3D and but can't afford 3D max,maya,cinema 4D etc? here are a few links to get you started.Scupltris
</b>(accepts exported obj files from other 3D programs and saves out obj as well for high rez baking)[link]
- sculpt 3D models with this software works like z-brush and mudbox but free.RoadKill
-This is a helpful program that helps properly work with UV placements using colour system that tells you if your uv map is having errors. Work well with allot of the 3D programs just remember to export after you do your uvmap object or character as a obj.
instructions are given in the manualanim8or[link]
- it is another free 3D modeling and character animation programvideo tutorialsDaz 3D
-another free program worth checking out. You can upgrade to the pro version but it cost money. Also on the site purchase additional programs by daz such as.
Carrara(realistic modeing posing,advanced modeling, terrain-building, physics, and rendering)[link]tutorials are listed on the site and belowTerragen
-Terragen is a scenery generator which can be used to create photo realistic background images and animations.tutorials can be found on the site as well as below in the tutorial sectionWings 3D
-another free 3D program works with most operating systems pc,mac,linux,source . There is no support in Wings for doing animations but you can always import your models to blender
or more specialized rendering.tutorials are available on the site but there are some also included in the tutorial section in here.Google SketchUp[link]
-A 3D sketching software for the conceptual phases of design.See the Tutorial portion of this page for sketchup tutorialsBlender[link]
-a free down loadable 3D program you can use if you would like to do some 3D related artworks. Any tutorials or tips in working with the tools can be found on the site.
Additional tutorials: [link]xNormal[link]
- its like crazy bump but its free for anyone who wants to make bumpmaps,Ambient Occlusion Maps etc.
tutorials are provided on the site and some in the tutorial section.Random link findsBooksAnimating with Blender by: D.Roland HessBlender 3D Noob to Pro Miscellaneous TutorialsBlender 3D Noob to Pro Beginner TutorialsBlender Basics by: James ChronisterBlender 3D GameKit 1st Edition by: TonRoosendaal and Carsten WartmannArticlesBlender Art Magazine #9
Tutorials can be found here:[link]