14 must-have resources for VFX artists

VFX resources
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Finding the right VFX assets for films, games, and even product visualisation can be a daunting task. So here are the 14 of the best VFX resources and tools to help make life a little easier. Each platform provides thousands of resources and assets – free and paid for – along with advice from some of the biggest names in the business (responsible for the best upcoming VFX films

This is, of course, not a list of every single place to find assets or get some training. Rather, it’s a starting point of some of the absolute best that have found a place in our day-to-day. For more tools, see our pick of the best video editing software and the best 3D modelling software.

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Conrad Allan

Conrad Allan is a matte painter with nearly two decades in the post production industry. After working for heavy hitters like MPC, Image Engine and Animal Logic, he went on to found MattePaint in order to bring high quality HDRIs and background assets to artists in roles he's eminently familiar with. Conrad's experience is matched with a passion for technology and sharing knowledge. He started the MattePaint Academy to help train the next generation of environment artists and upskill working matte painters.