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CG talks

36 EpisodesProduced by GarageFarm.NETWebsite

In this series of podcasts, Dj, Marco, Tom, and Andrew discuss the ever-evolving CG industry. They draw from their personal experiences and those of their featured guests to shed light on key issues for those beginning their 3d careers, and seasoned professionals alike.


s03 e06: Old and new generations in the 3d industry

In this special episode, DJ introduces Amiel - our young and talented content creator, who does Substance Suite-related tutorials for Garagefarm.NET Academy. With Marco and Andrew taking a short break (no worries they’ll be back soon) we dive into the personal experiences of older and younger generations in the CG industry.

How was it back then when books were still a viable option for learning 3d?

Are the times easier for young artists nowadays? Can plenty be a curse?

With so many people jumping into Blender now, how does it compare to times when doing so was a renegade choice putting you on the outskirts of the mainstream?

Some digressions on where the industry is heading towards are also inevitable.

Will we finally get the ‘perfect’ render button or will the knowledge of how things work still be of high value?

Was PBR shading always a standard, and how to adopt the new when you are used to old ways of working?

Are technical constraints good for creatives or is it better when things happen at a click of a mouse?

Why care about the fundamentals and technical correctness or topology when computers can handle more and more? What does Cyberpunk have to do with all that?

Answers or perhaps even more inspiring questions to ask yourself can be found in this episode of CG Talks - the podcast where CG guys talk about Computer Graphics.


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IOR Values -

Principled BSDF -


Substance Source -

Cyberpunk 2077 -

Justice League vs. The Snyder Cut - Filmmaking Comparison by Thomas Flight -

How Animators Created the Spider-Verse | WIRED -

new cinema 4d release -​ -

old Blender versions to check how it evolved -

PBR workflow explained -

zx spectrum - the computer worse than your modern fridge but great for its time -

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