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Online CG communities and Portals

3dark - 3D ARK is a free on-line archive of 3D related content and resources for 3D enthusiasts founded by Zero Dean.

- 3DLuVr Network is a one stop shop for all 3D artists and enthusiasts, covering wide variety of CGI topics through articles and online forums, organizing monthly 3d contests and hosting some of the best 3d artists from around the world

- 3D Design and Multimedia Portal by 11 Languages with Search Engine, News, Free Email, Forums, Chats, Online Store, Artists Gallery and Download Zone with Textures, 3D Models and Plugins.

- CG portal

highend3d - Maya, Softimage, Alias, Studio, Renderman, Sumatra free 3d resource and community website with Tips, Tricks, Tutorials, Mel Scripts, Plugins, Shaders, Tools, Jobs, Contests, Artist Gallery and Listservs

- Ultimate 3D Links to 3d OBJECTS, INFORMATION, TEXTURES, 3D TOOLS, 3D MODELERS, PLUG-INS for LIGHTWAVE, 3D STUDIO MAX, truespace, 3D Books, meshes and 3D animation.

3Dvalley - Free resource for the 3D artist. Free models, textures, tutorials. Also a large user gallery and link directory.

3D Nuts - Detailed tutorials for 3D studio max users and also free models for download.

The Art Index - A comprehensive list of art and animation related websites and resources.

3D Resources - Find the best 3d tutorials, 3d models, 3d links and textures on 3D Resources.com

CG Resource - Computer graphics news and resources.


CGtalk - Creative computer graphics forum

Spiraloid - Digital Sculpting Forum


Free 3D Modeling/Animation/Rendering software

Wings 3D - open-source low polygon modeller, inspired by Nendo

Blender 3D - the open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation.

Art Of Illustion - free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, and should be usable on any Java Virtual Machine which is compatible with J2SE 1.4 or later.

anim8or - 3D modeling and character animation program

povray - a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics.

YafRay - Yet Another Free RAYtracer

3Delight - a fast RenderMan®-compliant renderer designed to produce photorealistic images for serious production environments.
(free for non-commercial use)