The best 3D art: 37 incredible examples to inspire you

Creating 3D art takes a great deal of skill, but if you're willing to put in the effort then you can achieve stunning results. Working in 3D adds a level of depth and realism that's extremely hard to capture when working in 2D, and if you are just starting out in 3D, you can use these pieces of 3D art as inspiration to propel you forward. As well as presenting the beautiful images, we've also spoken to the artists to hear a little about their workflow and design process.

There is a huge range of tools out there to utilise in your 3D art process, as our guide to the best 3D modelling software proves. This list includes a range of free software, ideal if you're just getting started.

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3D World is the best-selling international magazine for 3D artists, covering the fields of animation, VFX, games, illustration and architecture.