I have being working in the AAA industry for tha last 3 years and the crunch is what is forcing me to find something else to do in life even if I love 3d. Some places may be more respectful with their employees but in my experience the crunch is even calculated in advance cause they know the workers will accept that. Some people is very passionate and don´t mind to do it and that is fine but a lot of people have families and they want to build a healthy environment with them or other goals outside the working ours. Not to mention non-payed overtime and other abuses I faced. Hope this industry fixs this problem.
Those tilesets are sexy. Seeing new tilesets is like getting introduced to a new lego set.
Brendon Marczan shared an introduction to Colorway using LUSH imagery from Manteigas, Portgual. The tool is said to provide innovative and intuitive features that can compliment your workflow. This video shows how you can use the toolkit on the Footwear Design Workflow.
With Colorway, you can quickly iterate on looks, explore different color combinations, save and manage any number of variations and convincingly communicate your ideas—all without time-consuming re-rendering. Client made last-minute changes that mean your concept needs new images? No problem — your Colorway project will automatically pick up the updated files, so you can re-export all of your variations with just a couple of clicks.
This tool was designed to take the drudgery out of all aspects of creating and managing artwork variations — saving significant amounts of time. It provides the power to iterate freely and make changes right up to the last minute — explore more options and ultimately arrive at better decisions. Colorway also features the benefit of true 3D lighting, shading, materials and depth of field.
You can find more details on the toolkit here.