Tools to Make Your Own Animated Film

Art By Edmundo Galindo – Student 3D Artist

Finding Artists to Work on Your Film:

ArtStation: My go to place to find great artists to help with concept art, character design or look development for any project.

Artella: Same here, but Artella also offers a specific community for CG films and a platform to store your files that anyone else in the Artella community can access to get started on your project.

High Definition City 01 by Giimann

Finding Sets/Environments For Your Film:

TurboSquid: Is the first place I look for solid Maya Sets and Environments.  Don’t forget to change the price to your range (even if your range is a max of $0) and compatibility of .mb or .obj.

More 3D Model Sites: A more comprehensive list of websites with free or priced models to buy.

Review Tools:

Synch Sketch: Synch Sketch is a powerful tool to communicate notes with your artists on your films and the pricing is reasonable!

RGB Notes: Another powerful tool that provides annotations for artists on clips uploaded. I find the process of uploading a little easier with synch sketch.  RGB Notes Freelance level allows more artists and reviews than Synch Sketch.

 

Rendering:

Redshift: Is my preferred render choice for Maya. It’s so pretty and so fast I cannot choose to use another to create short films.

GPU Oven: Offers his farm which saved me on my recent 6K render deadline using redshift.  His farm is GPU heavy to support the tech.

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