Founded in 1998, 3D-PRO is a private, carefully curated, and highly esteemed community and network of 3D, CG, FX & Animation professionals and others working in related/complementary fields from around the globe.
Communication takes place via an interactive discussion list as well as an active Discord channel (for more social & chatty discussions).
3D-PRO is a private community only accessible via an invitation/endorsement from an existing member. This restricted membership mechanism has allowed 3D-PRO to slowly, but steadily grow over 21 years without sacrificing the quality and close-knit community feel of 3D-PRO membership.
The friendly & helpful atmosphere and very low noise/high substance ratio make 3D-PRO an excellent discussion list which has proven to be a valuable resource for the professional 3D, CG, FX, and Animation community for over two decades.
Over the course of 22 years and counting, 3D-PRO’s membership has been represented by:
- 3D/CG/FX & Animation studios
- Academy Award winners
- Ted Talkers
- CG related authors
- Artists & Programmers
- Software companies
- Plugin developers
- Computer gaming companies
- Directors & filmmakers
A few of the dozens of companies from around the world from which employees are or have been represented within the 3D-PRO community:
Important Looking Pirates
Jim Henson’s Creature Shop
Rhythm & Hues Studios
Rising Sun Pictures
Side Effects Software
Walt Disney Animation
*Inclusion in this list does not in any way represent endorsement by any of the companies mentioned or any of their employees. All member’s opinions are their own and not the views of their employer.
3D-PRO is used in a variety of ways, including industry networking, announcements, job postings, 3D/CG related discussion including hardware, software, techniques, technical issues, problem-solving, beta testing, and more.
Our community currently has (or has previously had) a presence on social media including: LinkedIn, Facebook, Reddit, Google Wave, Google Groups, Twitter, and elsewhere. We have also had local community meet-ups around the globe (which we will do more of).
After 21 years, 3D-PRO transitioned to a nominal subscription model, but all new members get 1 full year of access to determine for themselves if 3D-PRO is worth the cost of membership (currently $12 year).