New 3D architectural kits for CG Environments, concept art and matte paintings available now online; Learn Squared presents ‘The KitBash3d Festival,’ and free Livestream tutorials featuring artists Ash Thorp, Darek Zabrocki, Jan Urschel, Nick Hiatt, Justin Goby Fields and Maxx Burman.
LOS ANGELES -- The KitBash3d store has launched at www.kitbash3d.com, delivering the first four in a series of 3D architectural asset libraries for CG artists and designers. Backed by several of the industry’s top artists, KitBash3d makes the process of creating CG environments faster, cheaper and easier for concept artists, illustrators and matte painters.
The video below showcases the first four kits available upon launch: Gothic, Art Deco, Neo Tokyo and Arabia; new styles will be added to the collection each month. Each kit is designed by a team of industry-leading concept artists and art directors and is specifically built for production with clean geometry, mid-poly counts and pre-UVed textures. All assets are application agnostic and integrate seamlessly into workflows with all off-the-shelf digital content creation tools.
To help promote this launch, KitBash3d has teamed up with Learn Squared, an online educational platform for artists, to present “The KitBash3d Festival.” The festival will feature live streamed KitBash3d project demonstrations from industry veterans such as art director Ash Thorp (Ghost in the Shell and War for the Planet of the Apes), concept artist Darek Zabrocki (Maze Runner 3, Destiny 2) and art director Nick Hiatt (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) on Learn Squared’s Twitch Channel running September 13 through October 3. To sign up for The KitBash3d Festival updates and to receive a free sample kit from KitBash3d, register at www.KitBash3d.com.
“We’re really excited to team up with Learn Squared to showcase our new kits. Learn Squared is an invaluable resource for the digital art community, serving constant inspiration and motivation, and we hope to do the same in our own way with KitBash,” said KitBash3d co-founder Maxx Burman, an art director and matte painter whose credits include Iron Man 3, Godzilla, Game of Thrones and many others.
“As part of our launch, we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the industry’s top professionals and bring them directly in touch with the global artist community,” added KitBash3d co-founder Banks Boutté. “With the online festival, audiences can tune in live and interact with their favorite artists ‘on stage’ demoing their unique creative processes.”
“KitBash3d is the resource we’ve all been waiting for,” said Learned Squared co-founder and veteran designer Ash Thorp.
“I’m twice as fast now, and my designs are twice as good,” said Nick Hiatt, art director (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) who has already developed concept art using the kits, “I’m looking forward to showing what I’ve learned so far.”