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Meet David Blaker – Lead 3D Artist at ProductionCrate

David has been working with us since 2016, creating some of the most iconic visual effects the Crater community has seen. From explosions to 3D models, meet the creator behind some of your favorite assets. David walks us through some of his favorite software, how he’s finding success on Instagram and what his favorite dinosaur is! Watch the interview here –

Download New Cloud VDBs Set

We have 10 Production-Ready Cloud VDB’s ready for you to download.

These video effects were built in Houdini and are compatible with most 3D software. Load these VDB’s quickly into your scene using your renderer or plugin of choice.

This set of 10 includes the most commonly seen cloud shapes. You can mix them together for cloudy days and rotate them for an endless variety of options. These clouds also work wonderfully as storm clouds. Use a light with some randomized position parameters and have your light flash and fade over 15 or so frames. Place your light within your cloud VDB and you have quickly created your own storm-clouds!


We are having a great time building out FootageCrate assets based off of these VDBs. If you have an aerial shot you want to make more interesting by flying through some clouds or a CGI shot that calls for some interesting sky scenes then these FX are right for you.

We also have two other VDB categories already built out. Our Mega Tornado pack will let you create your own doomsday, while our mist pack is perfect for those SciFi and fantasy projects.