Founded in 1998, 3D-PRO is a private and highly esteemed community and network of 3D/CG/FX professionals and others working in related/complementary fields from around the globe. 3D-PRO includes members from animation and visual fx studios, computer gaming companies, CG related authors & educators, software & plug-in developers, multimedia companies, artists, programmers, and more.

3D-PRO is a private community and only accessible through a personal invitation from the list owner or an invitation/endorsement from an existing member. This restricted membership mechanism has allowed 3D-PRO to slowly, but steadily grow over 15 years without sacrificing the quality and close-knit community feel of 3D-PRO membership.

The primary form of interaction for 3D-PRO is done through a highly active discussion list. 3D-PRO has a very high member retention rate with nearly every member remaining indefinitely.

3D-PRO is used in a variety of ways, including industry networking, announcements, 3D/CG related discussion including hardware, software, techniques, technical issues, problem solving, beta testing, and more.