We are proud to say that all of the resources we list here are products and companies that we have actually used in the course of building our businesses, websites and artistic creations, or companies that we know and trust.  We personally recommend only things which we truly believe in because we have used them in our business process or know and trust the company.  We are here to share our experiences with these products with you so that you can have a first hand review of the pros and cons, plus see some of the products in actual use.

Clicking on the company names below will either bring you to a general review page that lists brief descriptions of the software, or the link will take you directly to that companies website and away from 3D Graphic Art, so don't forget to add us to your favorites now, so you can come back to us as your graphic art resource in the future.  We are always adding more graphic design resources to this page on a regular basis, so you won't miss out on the latest.

Thank you for trusting 3D Graphic Art as one of your resources.


3D Graphic Art Software:



Adobe - The software company that dominates the graphic design world is now offering a monthly subscription to access it's full suite of tools at an affordable rate called the Creative Cloud.  For a long time Adobe's high price point has been a huge barrier to the newcomer in graphic art and now they finally have introduced a monthly membership that allows artists to get started at a much lower price. An added bonus for Artists is their Acquisition of Behance and a free Behance Pro portfolio site is now included with your Adobe membership.  See our article on Adobe right here.

Adobe just bought stock photo market place Fotolia and closed the deal this February 2015! If you don't already have a sellers account there, set one up now, it's free and easy to do. Adobe will be taking them places!  Good Luck!


Anime Studio - Used for animating your comic creations and even adding lip sync.  This software really brings your creations to life through simple animation and voice adding techniques. The Pro version enables 3d objects to be added, while the debut version uses 2d, but is still very powerful.  For the price it's a great place to begin and can't be beat.


Poser - The 3d character and content rendering power house.  Loaded with textures and other 3rd party 3d content, it enables you to create and add 3d characters to your projects that are highly sophisticated. Poser includes the ability to animate, lip sync, a very broad freedom of character design from head to toe and a huge library of resources intended to help save you time.  An added plus is the large online community of users that are available for support and inspiration.


3ds Max and Maya - By far one of the more professionally focused pieces of software with awesome results for 3d object creation and architecture.  If you have an interest in interiors, architecture or objects of any kind this is the one the pros use and the one you would want as well.  Fantastic support, tutorials and a huge helpful community are a great bonus.  It's a tough learning curve, but the support is there.


Daz 3D - The creators of Veronica 4 (V4), the #1 most downloaded virtual character.  She is usable in Poser as well and is a staple amongst many 3d Artists.  Daz also offers a rendering engine of their own, however many people choose to import items from Daz into Poser and render them there.  It's a great place to start your graphic art knowledge base and was one of our first resources on our way to creating multiple businesses. 


Manga- This software is ideal for artist who like to sketch or draw comics.  It allows for the rendering of your sketches into a true comic format.  You can fill in your characters with a wide variety of custom colors, add text balloons and other special effects to make professional looking comic stories or comic books.  It is mostly a 2D format, although you can import your 3D objects into scenes they will be converted to 2D.  It is very popular and I think the #1 selling software for comic creation.  

Blender - The open source and yes we mean FREE 3d rendering, modeling and graphic art software.  A great place to start learning 3d art especially if you do not want to spend any money.  They have a great community and lots of helpful tutorials. Note: Check that your computer has a top of the line graphics card though, because this program was written by coders on computers with great graphics cards and it may not run on your system if  your graphic card is not up to par.  There is information on their site about system requirements.  They just released a new update on December 10, 2012.  Here is a link to their site, but don't forget to put www.3dgraphicart.com into your favorites first before leaving to check them out.  Thanks and have fun.


Resources For Selling Your Art:

Too many to list here on this page, so we wrote an article detailing all the information you need to know about it.  Read our article on generating passive income with your Art, it includes a regularly updated list of places to sell your work and offers you the encouragement to get going!



Website Builders and Hosting:



Blue Voda - Click the link for a full review.

Go Daddy
- Click the link for a full review.


3D Content Sites:

Renderosity- This is the top place we know of for great 3d content and community as well, we have been using them for over 4 years now with a lot of fun.  Poser and Daz3D which are both listed above are also great places for 3D content.


Stock Photos:
Not just limited to photos, these sites are a great way to earn money using your digital files as well.  So collect all those old files lying around on your computer and put them to work for you.

Fotolia - Recently purchased by Adobe this one is now an automatic must join!  The power and influence Adobe has in the creative world of design is huge and it is growing more each year, get on board.

Shutterstock - The largest stock photo place to date, head-quartered in New York they are extremely professional and offer high quality images, graphic art, vectors, illustrations and videos.  You can be both a consumer and a contributor there.  They put a lot of effort into marketing and thus generate a lot of traffic and visitors to their site.  It is a great place to get started. 

Pond5 - Is quickly becoming a big player in stock video, photos and graphic design. One to be a part of for sure!

Deposit Photos

123RF

Big Stock

Can Stock Photo

See how one of our very own Artist uses these stock photo sites to sell their work.  Just click any of the above links to be taken directly to their portfolio on that particular site and see how it works.  Take some action now and at least sign up for a few accounts as a seller, it's FREE and it will get your momentum going in the right direction! 

To Your Success! - The 3D Graphic Art Team
























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