Mr. Smith Hackers

On Monday, hackers called “Mr. Smith” released more stolen files from HBO to the Internet and demanded millions of dollars to stop the leaks. They stole scripts, sensitive documents, and emails. There needs to be protection for these digital assets. The entertainment industry is a big player as the world begins to adopt the usage of 3D assets in all … Read More

Artist Feature: Martin Pietras

Martin Pietras is a texture artist from Rochester who graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology. He studied 3D digital design and texturing in virtual reality. His ability to create photo realistic textures in a 3D environment lands him in this week’s artist feature! You can find more of his work on his Artstation profile!  

Supreme Court Rules on Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands

On March 22, last Saturday, the Supreme Court came to an important decision regarding Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands which marked the first time that they heard a case about apparel design copyright. The decision held that “a feature incorporated into the design of a useful article is eligible for copyright protection only if the feature (1) can be perceived … Read More

Featured Artist: Tyler Wilson

Tyler Wilson is a character artist from Vancouver, Canada. He has been working in the game design industry since 2000, and his attention to detail when creating characters is what lands him in our artist feature of the week. You can find his other works in his ArtStation portfolio.  

Featured Artist: Pietro Chiovaro

Meet Pietro Chiovaro, a freelance 3D artist from Palermo, Italy. He is skilled in all kinds of 3D platforms such as Blender, Maya, AutoCAD, Cinema4D and more. His gallery showcases his work with hair, cloth, and fluid simulation. Pietro is quick to respond to freelance requests and you will not be disappointed with the final result. In addition to 3D … Read More

Working Towards A Solution: Thingiverse vs. eBay

As mentioned in the previous blog from last week, many cases of online theft go unnoticed on file-sharing websites.  In March 2016, 3D content creators were in an uproar because an eBay user called just3dprint took thousands of files from Thingiverse, a user-generated content sharing website, and sold them for profit on eBay. The user tried to defend their shop … Read More