Great 3D Vids on Vimeo and Youtube

For information about the video please use the links under the videos v

Doomed: a biological cartoon!
from El Señor Studio on Vimeo.

Out Of The Ordinary from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.

Kickstart "The Goon" Blur
on Kickstarter.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Free Textures from CGArena

On there are many high quality textures for free.

Categories include:
Animals, Buildings, Fire, Ground, Misc, Ornaments, Panoramic, Scenes & Skies, Transport, Trees-Flowers and Weapon.

More info and dowload at

Sunday, February 26, 2012

xNormal 3.17.9 released

An update of xNormal has been released:

New in Version 3.17.9:
  • Removed a warning message about OpenGL 3.1 loading the OpenRL renderer's plugin DLL. 
  • Improved compatibility reading .OBJ vertex colors from 3D Coat. 
  • The OpenGL graphics driver now lists all the anti-aliasing video modes. 
  • Added an option to the mikktspace plug-in to compute the binormal on the fly in the shader. 
  • Recompiled using the latest libraries ( Optix 2.5, JDK 1.7u3 ).
More information and download on

Saturday, February 25, 2012

5 free HDRI from nordicFX

The website of nordicFX offers 5 free HDRI´s for non-commercial use only.
This HDRI environments include matching backplates.

Get them on

Thursday, February 23, 2012

OpenSCAD 2011.12

OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects.

Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as the famous application Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. Thus it might be the application you are looking for when you are planning to create 3D models of machine parts but pretty sure is not what you are looking for when you are more interested in creating computer-animated movies.

It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and Mac OS X.

More Info at

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blender 2.62 released

The Blender Foundation has released Blender 2.62, the second update to Blender 2.6.

New in Version 2.62:
More info and download at

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Unity 3.5 released

The version 3.5 of Unity has been released. 3.5 is one of the biggest releases to-date. It’s packed full of new features and improvements.
Major new features are:
  • Shuriken Particle 
  • System Built-in Pathfinding 
  • Upgraded Occlusion Culling & new LOD 
  • Google Chrome Native Client deployment 
  • Linear Space Lighting and HDR
More Infos about Unity 3.5 at

Monday, February 13, 2012

Arbaro 1.9.8, a free 3D tree generator

Arbaro is a free tree generator. It's written in Java, so you can use it with any OS, wich is supported by Java.

Arbaro reads in an XML file with the tree parameters and writes out Povray, DXF or Wavefront OBJ files.
16 free 3D trees are included as XML-files ready for export.  

You can download the Arbaro software from the project site at SourceForge.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mandelbulber 1.11 released

A new version of Mandelbulber was released.
New in version 1.11:
  • added iteration fog effect (fog which density depends on iteration count). This fog cast shadows on fractal surface and on itself. Can be also iluminated by auxiliary lights and ambient occlusion. 
  • improved water animation effect 
  • disabling of SSAO and DOF when tile rendering is enabled 
  • OpenCL: added ambient occlusion effect 
  • OpenCL: added colouring algorithms 
  • OpenCL: added setting for OpenCL job size 
  • OpenCL: added new rendering engine "Crazy: iteration fog count" 
  • OpebCL: added Quaternion and Xonodreambuie formulas 
  • OpenCL: added volumetric fog effect - fixed bug: thumbanils weren't rendered properly
  • fixed bug: weird colour gradients 
  • added few example files for "iteration fog" effect
More info and download at

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Free textures on Mayang´s website

Get more than 4000 free textures on the dedicated texture website from Mayang.

The categories include:
Architectural, Buildings, Fabric, Man-made, Metal, Nature, Plants, Stone and Wood.

More info and download at

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Free 3D Models of Cars and Motorbikes from HONDA

On the webpage of you can get 19 HONDA 3D Models of classic cars and motorbikes.

The models are available in 3D DXF-Format and are split into vehicle parts.

More info and download at

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Free 3D Models in the Tradition of Japan on 3D Chaya

On 3D Chaya you can get a lot of free japanese inspired 3D models for free.
Models include japanese architecture, weapons, furniture and more.

More infos and download at

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Free netfabb Mobile STL Viewer for iOS and Android

netfabb mobile is a free STL 3D Viewer for iOS and Android from the makers of the free netfabb studio basic.

With netfabb Mobile in your Android Phone, iPhone or iPod Touch, you can bring 3D models on STL format in your pocket and view or showcase files anywhere you are, at a random meeting with a customer on the street, at an internal meeting, at trade shows & conferences, or at any place where you want to visualize your designs.

More infos and download at

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Free tiled and seamless textures at maxTextures

maxTextures offers a huge amount of tileable and seamless textures free for download.
(Private or non-commercial usage only if not purchased)

Categories include:
Concrete / Plaster, Pavement / Roads, Stone / Rock, Marble / Tiles, Graffiti, Ground, Grass / Snow, Manholes / Grates, Metals rusty, Metals corrugated, Metal Objects, Plant and Leaf, Barks / Tree, Wood Exterior, Wood, Wood Objects, Organic, Fabric, Plastic, Doors /Windows, Guages, Buttons / Aircon / Misc,  Food, Signs / Other

More info and download at

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

More than 500 free 3D Cars at DMI

On you can download more than 380 car models, 75 Rescue-Fire-Police models, 70 Truck-Bus-Industrial vehicle models, 45 Military models and 25 Racing Car models for free (private usage)

The models are available in lwo file format.

More infos and download at