Check out this extensive collection of various texture elements, available in 3 organized categories (Paint & Decals, Rust & Dirt, Scuffs & Scratches) that have been designed for specific use for videogame and CG texture creation.
An open letter from the VES Exec Director Eric Roth criticizing the state of affairs in the world of film special effects production. Eric talks about the unfair and disrespectful treatment of VFX artists working under the pressures of unrealistic expectations, and looks to start the dialogue that will hopefully improve and correct the current industry norms.
Rendering Guru Jeff Patton gives us a comprehensive look at on why you should consider your rendering options using iRay, especially for those who specialize in product visualization. Complete with comparative materials, rendering settings and time output.