The 5 best new 3D tools for March

It's always good to stay abreast of current 3D art trends, the latest software upgrades, free 3D models, and newcomers to the options available to us as 3D artists but chances are you spend most of your time at your monitor, buried deep in your current project, concentrating on your subdivisions and keyframes.

When it comes to render time you are more likely to slope off for a coffee than to stay staring at a screen, so I've done the legwork and here are the results – the five best things to know about as a 3D artist this month.

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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.