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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 –

Missile 3D Models – Download

Download 3D Missile Models here

Your 3D projects are about to get even more action-packed with these new 3D missile models.

These have been accurately designed to match real-world missiles as precisely as possible. The high-quality 4K textures give the models truly photorealistic detail, allowing you to get up close to the missile while retaining cinematic realism.

You can animate these along spline paths for full control over their motion, making these easy to use in all 3D software packages.

Download 3D Missile Models for your action movie

These are provided in .OBJ format with PNG textures to ensure maximum compatibility, whether you are using Blender, Cinema4D, 3ds Max, Maya, Element3D, Houdini and more.

Once the model has been imported to your software, simply add the provided textures to your renderer’s material for stunning photorealistic results.

You can utilize our aerial HDRI imagery to create 360° environments to illuminate your projects.

AIM-7 Sparrow Missile 3D Model

Download Sparrow Missile 3D Model

Harpoon Missile 3D Model

Download Harpoon 3D Model

Javelin Missile 3D Model

Download Javelin Missile 3D Model

Nuclear Bomb 3D Model

Download Photorealistic Nuclear Bomb 3D Model

AGM-65 Maverick Missile 3D Model

Download AGM-65 Maverick Missile 3D Model

All users can download the Sparrow missile 3D model for free at full quality. Pro members of the ProductionCrate community can access all 3D assets, as well as 10,000+ more VFX, graphics, music and sound effects from our content library, all at an affordable price. Our constantly growing range of assets is helping creators worldwide build the impossible, no matter what skill level you are at.

In addition to these missiles, you can download our grenade, turrets, bullets and other weapon models to create your ultimate 3D warzone. Combining these with our apocalyptic rubble assets and landscape set extensions provides you with unlimited creativity.

We’re excited to see what projects you create with these 3D missile models!

Sign up to ProductionCrate and start creating today.

 

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Sci-Fi Turret VFX

Pew pew!

We’ve been having a lot of fun with our new Sci-Fi Turret VFX Assets! We have over 50 pre-rendered and animated turret effects that you can just drag and drop onto your shots for some Sci-Fi goodness. Download awesome blaster and laser sound effects and robotic sound effects to tie it all together.

If you’re looking for even more control over your futuristic turret VFX, download our 3D Turret Models. These are insanely fun to animate, and you can track and composite to perfectly match your scene. Here’s a C4D tutorial showing you how to easily set up an IK Chain for more control over your turret rigs.

If you’re looking for more Sci-Fi related content, check out the Spaceship Sound Effects Pack Here!

Meteor VFX Breakdown – Quick Tutorial

No disaster movie is complete without an apocalyptic meteor effect. This Davesplanation breaks down the steps we went through to create our very own asteroid impact using VFX!

This was built using a variety of software and ProductionCrate assets, including:

3D Photoscanned Meteor Model – A high-quality photorealistic asteroid that had been digitally scanned from the real world. You can learn more about these assets in this excellent breakdown video.

Dust and Smoke VFX assets – These were essential in completing the look of the effect, creating a realistic volumetric appearance to the meteor’s impact. Tinting them to match the ground, as well as stacking them several times is all that is required to professionally polish your compositing.

Explosion and Fire Sound Effects – ProductionCrate’s huge selection of sound effects means you will be able to pair the correct audio to your visuals. We layered together several of these to create a dynamic and exciting audio track.

Feel free to check out our 2-minute information-packed video to learn some of the techniques we used.

If you’re interested in learning about how you can create some incredible magic VFX, check out the assets we have recently made for you here. 

3D Arrow Pack Now Available

Pro Users can now download these 4 unique 3D Arrow Assets. These 3D Models come fully textured. We made a variety of styles to choose from, varying from the Stone Age to the Future!

 

 

Let’s go back in time, starting from the future! We have a Sci-Fi style arrow available for you to download. This model comes with a separate tip, which you can rotate at a different rate to give your arrow animation a more mechanical vibe.

 

ScifI arrow Model for Download

 

Modern style arrows look pretty awesome as well! This model is similar to the look of many current hunting arrows, with plastic feathers and an intimidating arrowhead.

 

 

The medieval arrow can span many centuries, and is probably the style you think of when you think ‘bow and arrow’. This one has realistic feathers and an iron tip.

 

 

And finally, the stone-tipped arrow!  Thread keeps the arrowhead on this ancient looking weapon. This is my personal favorite, so I’ll give it two photos.

 

 

We have tons of 3D Weapon assets to choose from, including these Grenade Models!

Download Photorealistic Office Equipment 3D Models

Download the Photorealistic Office Furniture and Equipment 3D models here. 

We’ve built an exciting asset library of 18 high-quality 3d models designed to help you create digital office environments.

Many 3D artists may need to create an interior scene, but face the tedious task of creating each accessory that fits inside. That is why these 3D models are the ultimate time-saving bundle to instantly push your project forward, so you can spend more time working on what really matters in your scene.

Free members of the ProductionCrate community can download a selection of these models, while Pro members have access to the entire library. On top of this, Pro users can download 10,000+ assets from our entire library of content, including more 3D models, visual effects, graphics and sound effects.

Each office 3D model is built with versatility in mind, ensuring each of the designs are generic enough to seamlessly integrate with your scenes.

Included in the office collection is:


  • 3D Office Chair model – black, red, blue
  • 3D Desk model
  • 3D Filing Cabinet model
  • 3D Whiteboard model
  • 3D Desktop Computer model
  • 3D Computer Monitor model
  • 3D Keyboard model
  • 3D Computer Mouse model
  • 3D Mug model – red, white, filled, unfilled
  • 3D Paper Coffee Cup model – 4 variations

These model’s have been scaled to real-world size. This will allow you to easily integrate these into your scenes with instant realistic proportions.

Download Photorealistic 3D Office Models

Our 3D office furniture models have been thoroughly tested to ensure maximum realism and ease of use. Simply apply the textures provided in the download to your material, and make any further customisations to reach your desired look.

If you’re interested in more 3D models, we invite you to explore the rest of our RenderCrate library, a growing collection of premium 3D models that will help propel your art to the next level!

Download Photorealistic 3D Office Models

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.

Photorealistic 3D Grenade Model – Download

Download the Mk2 Grenade 3D  Model here.

Every action movie needs a grenade, and our asset library is the perfect resource to help you out with it!

Our recent launch of RenderCrate, a collection of production-ready 3D models, now features a wide collection of weapons. One of our favourite additions is the high-quality photorealistic grenade model for our Pro users.

Whether you’re wanting a slow-motion flyby, or just don’t have a grenade prop, a 3D grenade model is perfect for filling in what practical effects cannot.

The model has been built with a careful balance between a high level of detail as well as a clean adjustable mesh. A benefit of this is that you can use this model in simulations while keeping the processing time at the lowest possible. If you want to tweak the model in any way, that will also be a hassle-free task!

3D Grenade Model Download

The model is provided in a .obj format, which is the most widely accepted 3D format. Almost all programs support it, with Blender, Cinema4D, Element3D, 3ds Max and Maya being just a few. In most cases, you will just need to drag and drop the .obj grenade into your program viewport, and the software will handle the rest!

This comes along with a .mtl file, which will automatically create a basic material for the grenade. However, if you look in the maps folder provided with all of our 3D content, you will often find there are even more textures for you to make use of. For this model, we provide:

  • Diffuse
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Height
  • Reflection
  • Roughness

These are a powerful set of texture maps that can bring your render to a photorealistic level, with each coming at a 4096 x 4096 resolution.

Each segment of the grenade, such as the pin, have also been separated into their own object elements. This means that you will be able to detach them if needed and animate them however you wish.

3D Grenade Model Download

We’re excited to see what incredible renders you can create with this grenade model! If you’re looking for more 3D content, check out our amazing rock models.

“Prying” 3D VFX Course (Z Brush, Substance Painter, Cinema4d)

Mark Thorsen from Digital Cube Media is the host of ProductionCrate’s exclusive 3D VFX course covering the techniques utilized in his short film “Prying”.

This 5 Part VFX course will go deep into the workflow and tools used in this amazing project. Mark covers Substance Painter, Z-Brush techniques, Pose-Morphing in C4D and more.


Course Contents

Lesson 1 – An introduction to the course.

Lesson 2 – Combining Z-Brush’s pose-morphing tool to create stunning animations in Cinema4D, without any hassle setting up complicated character rigs.

Lesson 3 – A look into the power of Z-Brush’s Remeshing tool, which can clean the geometry of any model perfectly.

Lesson 4 – Utilizing ProductionCrate assets to create realistic vein displacement maps.

Lesson 5 – Introducing Substance Painter, the industries cutting-edge 3D material editing suite.


Watch the highlight below, you can watch the entire course here.

 

Creating Earthbender VFX

Recently we’ve had a dig at creating one of our most epic shots in ProductionCrate history – Earthbending!

We utilised the full range of FootageCrate content to help us achieve this destruction VFX. After building out the scene in 3ds Max, smoke bursts, shockwaves and debris elements from FootageCrate (which you can download here) brought the compositing to the next level.

Our powerful Camera Shake Script also gave us control over realistically jolting the camera to fully immerse our viewers into this clip.

The crashing elements from SoundsCrate can also help build the action.

We used 3ds Max and After Effects as our choice of software, though anyone wishing to follow along will be able to use almost any program that has the same features!

Head over to our recent Davesplanation video to check out how we did it!

We hope projects like these inspire you to create your next epic project using ProductionCrate assets.

You can check out our previous Davesplanation, where we destroyed a plane!