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If you want to get serious about your craft, you need a portfolio. We've collected advice from our crew and artists in the industry (including Art Directors) on creating the best portfolio from start to finish as well as a few items in the "don't do" section.
Baker is the official CG Cookie mascot: and now, he's more fun and ever! You can download and animate this professional rig which includes IK/FK, stretchy toon controls, facial rig, hinging, and tons of other animation-friendly goodies. Enjoy!
Every. Artist. Needs. References. The most essential are the anatomical ones: so here is our set of professional references and charts with guidance on drawing the eyes, mouths, noses, ears, hands and more.
Commonly used in CG Cookie videos, these utility node groups are especially useful in the material/shader building content. They serve as neatly packaged versions of their underlying complex shader networks & formulas.
With hundreds of training videos, the archive is the place to search some of our older content. Choose Blender, Concept, Sculpting or Unity videos and explore training from past iterations of CG Cookie.
The most valued part of CG Cookie is our global community of thousands of like-minded creatives. Ask questions, join a contest, get peer feedback on your work or simply connect with other artists out there.
From telling their own creative story and the struggles along the way to revealing their favorite techniques, the members of our community have a lot to share.
Check out Mae Brau's favorite 3-step technique to drawing portraits, Wayne Dixon's path to becoming a professional Blender animator, or Ella Kingstone's journey through dark times...all the way to her own private gaming studio.