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Free Resources - 3D Animation Rig & Look Development Scene

New York Film Academy’s Game Design and 3D Animation instructors are giving you access to the same tools the professionals use. Bring your ideas to life with free Maya®, Unity, and digital tools. These tools are available for free to the entire NYFA Games and Animation community.


Have you ever created the perfect piece for your reel only to be disappointed by how it turned out after rendering? Now modelers, texture artists, and animators can create their perfect animated scene with the “NYFA Look Development Scene,” developed by NYFA’s Frederic Durand.


chinese dragon 3D animation student example
  • Designed by the pro, NYFA instructor Fred Durand
  • Great for Modelers, Texture Artists, and Animators looking to easily generate professional looking renders
  • Easy-to-use AUTODESK MAYA Dashboard that allows you to customize your look
  • 11 Unique Scenes: Cloudy Forest, Cloudy Grass, Mid-Day Park, Fluorescent Lights, Downtown Night, Downtown Golden Hour, City Outside, Garage Inside, Park Outside, Old Hall, Photo Studio.
  • Click here to download!

Stork Animation Rig (Photoreal)

Wanting to round out your creature animation reel with a flight cycle but can’t find a good bird rig? We are proud to announce the release of the NYFA STORK for the first NYFA rig. This animation rig has been donated to NYFA from a local commercial production company and was rigged by NYFA’s own Kelley Williams.

Story Animation Rig

girl with pigtails reaching for remote 3D animation student example
  • Rigged and Production Tested by the pros
  • Can be combined with the NYFA LOOK DEV SCENE above
  • Great for Intermediate to Advanced animators looking to add photoreal work to their reel
  • Click here to download!

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