5 best new tools for 3D artists in May

Show season is upon us and the animation festivals, expos and conferences are underway. Now is a great time to start adding that impressive 3D art to your design portfolio. This is also a good time of year for the early adopters out there, with many new tools and updates starting to appear.

May is a little early on for some of the big guns to have made their announcements but there are still a few noteworthy new toys to play with, so check out this month's suggestions.

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Rob Redman

Rob Redman is the editor of 3D World and ImagineFX magazines and has a background in animation, visual effects, and photography. As a 3D artist he created the mothership in the Webby winning Plot Device and was animator on the follow-up; Order up. He has created training for Cinema 4D and Blackmagic Design Fusion artists. He's been a published product and food photographer since the age of 15. As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Rob is also an avid beard grower.