YURdigital is owned and run by Clint and Lillian Hawkins, the duo behind the previous success of the Renderosity digital art community. “It’s been a long wait. But, its worth it to be back in the digital art industry,” said Clint Hawkins, CEO. “This is our passion. Digital art is exciting and we’re excited to be back in the thick of it. We are very fortunate have a great team of creative and highly skilled individuals and look forward to growing YURdigital together.”
Animators and digital artists that use software products such as Photoshop, Bryce, Carrara, Cinema 4D, Daz Studio, LightWave, Maya, Poser, Softimage, Vue and ZBrush will find an expanding selection of exclusive digital content resources including architectural models, people, music loops and more. Included in the initial content offerings are the popular P.I.C.K. products (Poser Indoor Creation Kit) by Marco Bokhorst of MindVision G.D.S. The long-awaited PICK products have been revamped and are being rereleased by popular demand.
Steve Cooper, Graphics Product Manager for Smith Micro Software, Inc. had this to say about P.I.C.K.: “My favorite resource in the image…is the PICK scene. This gem from MindVision-GDS is an awesome room creation system. With Poser 8’s units set to meters, each modular construction component loads in and is placed by dialing either X or Z translation in whole meter increments. It takes a few minutes to get accustomed to creating a room, but if you’ve done it once, you’re set. I created a virtual Yoga studio with PICK, varying wall colors and trim materials, adding windows and blinds, choosing flooring finishes, ultimately creating a wonderful blank 3D room for a starting point for my illustration. I intended to build a yoga studio, but you could just as easily use PICK to create a small office, a modern home or apartment, an art gallery or retail shop.”
The P.I.C.K. Base can now be downloaded for free at www.yurdigital.com. The following expansion sets are now available: P.I.C.K. Bath & Shower Expansion Set, P.I.C.K. Kitchen Expansion Set, P.I.C.K. Lockers Expansion Set, P.I.C.K. Spiral Stairs Expansion Set, and the P.I.C.K. Windows Expansion Set.
In addition to MindVision G.D.S., the site features free digital art content and products from Ken Martin (aka geoegress), gillbrooks, CircuitScream, Helen and Shinzah, with many more content developers scheduled to come on board in December and January. YURdigital is currently seeking content developers that create high quality 3D models, photo reference, texture resources, software applications, tutorials, sound FX and soundtrack music. For more information visit www.YURdigital.com.