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Site Policies

3DAllusions.com is a subsidiary of 3DAllusions LLC and is provided as a service to the Community as-is. Our hope is that the site helps CG Artist/Professionals connect and establish relationships with individuals with similar interest in order to  share content, knowledge and ideas.

We ask that members behave professionally and respect one another. With that said, we still need to establish some site policies and rules in order to be clear on our expectations and the Member's responsibilities.

Terms and Conditions

Disclaimer

Privacy Policies

Store Policies

 


 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Description of service
3DAllusions.com is a community and resource site designed for CG artist/Professionals to connect and establish professional relationships and share knowledge. 3DAllusions.com is a subsidiary of 3DAllusions LLC.


Acceptance of terms
By using 3DAllusions LLC services, you agree to adhere to these terms. 3DAllusions LLC reserves the right to modify these terms without notice. If you do not agree to these terms, you cannot use 3DAllusions LLC. 3DAllusions LLC may, from time to time update these terms without notice. The most recent terms are located at www.3DAllusions.com/terms You should revisit this page occasionally to review the terms and conditions.
There may also be 3DAllusions LLC products and services that have posted rules and regulations. These rules and regulations, when they appear, should be considered to be part of these terms and conditions.

Accounts
3DAllusions LLC provides several types of membership accounts. By using our services, you agree to our right to change the account structure, services offered, pricing, or any other aspect of the service at any time.

3DAllusions LLC Intellectual Property
The content, arrangement and layout of 3DAllusions.com, including, but not limited to, the trademarks, service marks, package designs, text, art work, graphics, images, buttons, screen shots, music, digitally downloadable files, other content, and the compilation of the foregoing ("Content") are the property of 3DAllusions LLC, except where otherwise noted, and are protected from copying, imitation, communication, or simulation under domestic and international laws and are not to be reproduced, communicated, displayed, distributed, or transmitted without the express written permission of 3DAllusions LLC.

3DAllusions.com may also contain references to other company brand and product names. These company brand and product names are used herein for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The images of people or places displayed, forms, structures, and graphics displayed or found within the 3DAllusions.com are either the property of 3DAllusions LLC, or used with permission. 3DAllusions LLC may be, but is not necessarily sponsored by or affiliated with any of owners of the other company brand and product name appearing on 3DAllusions.com, and makes no representations about them, their owners, their products or services.

Any unauthorized use of the materials, structure, sequence, arrangement, or design of 3DAllusions.com, or trademarks, service marks, or trade dress found within the 3DAllusions.com  may violate civil or criminal laws, including, but not limited to, copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. By visiting the 3DAllusions.com, you understand and acknowledge that you do not acquire or obtain by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use or make additional copies of any materials or information displayed on 3DAllusions.com. You agree not to display or use any Content or third party content located on the 3DAllusions.com in any publications, in public performances, for any commercial purpose, in any other manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, that disparages or discredits 3DAllusions LLC, or its licensors, that dilutes the strength of 3DAllusions LLC or its licensor's property, or that otherwise infringes 3DAllusions LLC or its licensor's intellectual property rights.

Cancellation
You understand and agree that you have no ownership rights in your 3DAllusions.com account. 3DAllusions LLC may cancel your account and delete all content associated with your account at any time, and without notice, if we deem that you have violated the terms of this agreement, or for any other reason. 3DAllusions LLC assumes no liability for any information removed from our site for violating these terms.
You may also cancel your account at any time. This cancellation takes effect immediately. We reserve the right to permanently restrict access to our products and services to members who have had their accounts cancelled.

Security of 3DAllusions name and passwords
3DAllusions accounts are protected by username and passwords. You agree to keep your password secure and not to disclose it to anyone. You also agree not to solicit or use another member's account and password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.

Rules
3DAllusions members agree to not do any of the following:
•         Create, upload, transmit or make available in any way any material that harms children in any way.
•         Solicit personal information from any member.
•         Create, upload, transmit or make available in any way any text, messages, images, or files that are derogatory, defamatory, abusive, threatening, vulgar, obscene, bigoted, hateful, racially offensive, insulting or that violates any person’s privacy (including but not limited to posting pictures, full names, email addresses, addresses, or phone numbers).
•         Use 3DAllusions services to transmit junk mail, chain letters, unsolicited mass email, spam, spim, or comment spam.
•         Post information that you know is false, misleading, or that promotes illegal activity.
•         Impersonate any person or misrepresent yourself or your association with any person or group.
•         Create, upload, transmit or make available in any way any content that violates any third party’s legal rights, or any domestic or international law or regulation.
•         Upload, transmit, or make available in any way any content that you do not have the right to transmit under any law, contract, or fiduciary agreement.
•         Create, upload, transmit or make available in any way any files, computer codes, or software programs that contain software viruses or any other type of harmful material that is intended to disrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of computer or network hardware or software products or services.
•         Interfere, disrupt, or create an undue burden on any network services provided by 3DAllusions LLC.

We reserve the right to remove any material or cancel the account of any person we determine violates any of these terms. We also reserve the right to turn over to law enforcement personnel any content created, uploaded, transmitted, distributed or made available in any way on 3DAllusions.com that we deem may be in violation of these terms or any applicable law. Furthermore, we reserve the right to prosecute fraudulent orders.

If you believe that content on 3DAllusions LLC.com infringes upon your intellectual property rights, please contact us through the contact form or by mail at 3DAllusions LLC, 1250 Elmbrook Drive, Kennedale, TX, 76060.

In your correspondence, you must include your name, the work you believe has been infringed along with any relevant registration numbers, identification of the work on 3DAllusions.com that you believe infringes your work, your contact information, confirmation that you have a good faith belief that the material you are concerned about was not authorized by the rights owner, confirmation that the information you are submitting to us is accurate and under penalty of perjury you are authorized to act on behalf of the rights holder, and your signature. Our agent information is provided pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2).

Posted content
3DAllusions LLC (3DAllusions.com) does not claim ownership of content you create, upload, transmit or make available in any way on 3DAllusions.com. By posting content on 3DAllusions.com, you grant 3DAllusions LLC a non-exclusive, fully-paid, royalty-free worldwide license to copy, use, translate, modify, adapt, store, and reproduce the content for the purposes of displaying, publishing, distributing, and transmitting the content on 3DAllusions.com and affiliated sites. If you remove content from 3DAllusions.com, this license will be terminated. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and acknowledge that 3DAllusions.com owns the servers on which your content resides, and you own no protectable rights in and to those servers, your user account, or any data 3DAllusions LLC stores on its servers. Should your account be terminated, you will not be given back any content you uploaded to 3DAllusions.com, nor will you be given access to those materials.

Furthermore, you agree that you will not post any content that infringes on any copyright, privacy or publicity right, patent, trademark, trade secret, or any other proprietary right of any party. You may not use, copy, transmit, publish, distribute, modify, broadcast, or sell any content published on 3DAllusions.com that was not created by you.

You acknowledge that 3DAllusions LLC does not pre-screen content but that 3DAllusions LLC and its designees have the right (but not the obligation) to remove or refuse to remove any content on 3DAllusions.com. 3DAllusions LLC also has the right to remove any content that violates these terms.

You agree to that you will be solely responsible for all risks associated with the use of this content, including the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this content.

Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT 3DALLUSIONS LLC.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF 3DALLUSIONS LLC.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE

Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold 3DAllusions.com and 3DAllusions LLC and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any alleged claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your Content, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the Terms and Conditions, or your violation of any rights of another, whether you are a registered user or not. The user is solely responsible for his or her actions when using the Service, including, but not limited to, costs incurred for Internet access.

 


 

 

DISCLAIMER
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by 3DAllusions LLC (at 3DAllusions.com) and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of 3DAllusions LLC. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, 3DAllusions LLC takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
 
THE MATERIALS IN THE 3DALLUSIONS LLC SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS ON THE 3DALLUSIONS LLC SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY 3DALLUSIONS LLC SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SUCH MATERIALS AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON ANY 3DALLUSIONS LLC SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

We explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on sites that link to or from any 3DAllusions LLC site. We cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third-party site that links to or from any 3DAllusions LLC site or third-party content on our sites. We do not endorse any of the merchandise, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of, any of the information contained in such third-party sites or content. We do not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites and third-party content. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.

Contacting us about these terms
If you have any questions about these terms, or wish to report violators of these terms, contact us via the contact form.


 

PRIVACY POLICY
This privacy policy sets out how 3DAllusions LLC (at 3DAllusions.com) uses and protects any information that you give 3DAllusions LLC when you use this website.

3DAllusions LLC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

3DAllusions LLC may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from March 1st 2000.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:
•         name and job title
•         contact information including email address
•         demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
•         other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
•         Internal record keeping.
•         We may use the information to improve our products and services.
•         We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. 
•         From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information
You may choose to not fill in or provide certain information and thus control your personal information. The information you do provide helps members contact you with possible proposals and or contact information.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think may interest you.

 


 

 

ONLINE STORE POLICIES:
3DA sells tutorials and assets by various professional artists. To purchase an item, a credit card or PayPal account is required. If you are downloading digital content, refunds will be handled on a case by case basis and a LOD (letter of destruction) must be filled out and sent to us prior to any refunds. Please fully read the description of the product before purchasing to avoid the need for refunds.  You may access the form HERE.


Downloading content:
You have exactly one week from the time of purchase to download your tutorials or assets.

International Transactions:
All prices are listed in US Dollars. Your credit card company will automatically convert the amount of your order based on current exchange rates. If you want to know current exchange rates against US Dollars, visit an online Currency Converter.

Secure Transactions:
All credit card transactions made through 3DAllusion are encrypted via our secure server. Our site has SSL certification and is set up for secure financial transactions.

Privacy Policy:
3DAllusions LLC never sells or shares any customer information with any other company. Your e-mail address is required to send order confirmation information, or to alert you if there were any problems with an order.

Contact 3DAllusions LLC:
In the event of a problem the best way to contact us is via the Contact Form HERE. Emails are typically responded to on a daily basis, but if you have the need to speak to someone, you can reach us at (206) 660-4723.

Content Sharing:
Piracy and illegal filesharing is unfair to the authors and distribution of all content is strictly prohibited. Our authors work very hard creating the content you find here in an effort to make an honest living and share their knowledge and expertise with you. Please adhere to our Terms of Use and understand that purchased items are for personal use only. We have tried to make valuable and affordable resources for all, your support is necessary for this resource to continue and grow. Please be fair to the authors and 3DA by not undermining our efforts by giving away our hard work.

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Add Us to your Site

We work hard to create a place for artist to show off their work, exchange ideas and knowledge and participate in a positive environment. If you like what we are doing and would like to help us grow and obtain exposure, please feel free to use the link and banners below on your own site. Additionally, if you do place us on your site, please drop us an e-mail letting us know about it. Feel free to add your site to our Links Directory if it is related to the content of our site.

If you are a site owner and would like to discuss exchanging linked banners, please e-mail us using the contact link on the bottom of the screen.

Please link to:
http://www.3dallusions.com

3DAllusions - Online community, gallery and industry portal for design professionals and artist, focusing on architectural visualization, automotive/vehicle design, product illustration and computer graphics.

 

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Advertising

3DAllusions started in 2004 as a non-software specific site catering to 3D computer graphics. The artist that were attracted to the site for the most part have been architectural visualization professionals from around the world. This puts us in a rather unique position, to expose advertiser’s product to a target audience of non-software specific users.

We have created the following plans based on eye tracking and page layout effectiveness for CG related sites, to capitalize on name recognition and maximum perceived impressions. This is achieved by maintaining site aesthetics and isolated but integrated banner locations while maintaining non-cluttered layouts, which make advertising stand out.

PLAN A – Full Banner:

· Rotating Banners – Two Advertisers/Banners and 3rd banner for 3DAllusions use as need arises.
· 550 x 68 Banners – Main Site (Size based on layout limitation): Main Page
· 728 x 90 Banners – Forums: Virtually Every Page
· JPG, GIF, Animated GIF and *SWF (SWF in forums only)

PLAN B – Half Banner:

· Constant Banners – Six Advertisers/Banners maximum (order may change, all advertisers present constantly).
· 234 x 60 Banners – Main Site front page (located first half of page)
· 234 x 60 Banners – Forum Home and after first post on every thread page.
· JPG, GIF and Animated GIF

PLAN C – Site Sponsor:
 
· Fixed Banners – Twelve Advertisers/Banners maximum.
· 88 x 31 Banners – Main Site left Navigation Panel every page.
· 88 x 31 Banners – Forum Portal.
· JPG and GIF

Refer to images below for banner locations:

Main Site:

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First Impression upon visiting the site, all three plans are represented.

Forum Portal:

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Directly linked from main site, used for forum related news and navigation.

Forum Home:

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Secondary layer of forum navigation, primary location for accessing catagories.

Forum Threads:

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Typical Thread Page, most active portion of a forums. Post location.

Approximate average monthly activity based on the last six (6) months:
· Unique Visitors: Contact Us
· Page Views: Contact Us
· Hits: Contact Us

Pricing based on 3 month, 6 month and 1-year durations. Please contact us through the contact from for availability and specific price information.

* Main Site software limitation, compatibility issues with FireFox and Flash banners. 

3DAllusions Awstats Q1:

Jan 2009
Unique Visitors         Number of visits              Pages              Hits
23,105                     33,976                          307,781           2,643,970 (Viewed traffic)374,477 (Not viewed traffic)


Feb 2009
Unique Visitors         Number of visits              Pages              Hits
21,297                     33,177                          294,259           2,388,798 (Viewed traffic) 238,366 (Not viewed traffic)


Mar 2009
Unique Visitors         Number of visits              Pages              Hits
24,414                     36,860                          353,594           2,643,460 (Viewed traffic) 392,115 (Not viewed traffic)

 

Also Consider our other site MrMaterials.com

 

MrMaterials Awstats Q1:

Jan 2009
Unique Visitors         Number of visits              Pages              Hits
14,951                     32,347                         343,166           3,036,601 (Viewed traffic) 346,581 (Not viewed traffic)


Feb 2009
Unique Visitors         Number of visits              Pages              Hits
14,945                     33,079                          461,185           3,137,219 (Viewed traffic) 214,930 (Not viewed traffic)


Mar 2009
Unique Visitors         Number of visits              Pages              Hits
17,233                     36,287                          551,638           3,221,559 (Viewed traffic) 160,751 (Not viewed traffic)

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About Us

al-lus-sion: 1 : the act of alluding or hinting at 2 : an implied or indirect reference

Our Mission
To provide CG artist and professionals the tools and expertise to advance in their craft and a friendly environment to learn and grow as artist.

History
The name of 3DAllusions ties into architecture and the picturesque movement while referencing the process of digitally creating 3D environments. My architectural thesis focused on what I called 'Neo Classical Revisionism' it was a very conservative flavor of Post Modernism with forms, elements and spatial hierarchies abstracted within the context of contemporary materials and construction techniques. The essence was ‘Regionalism’ or ‘Sense of Place’, where public places and urban context could be flavored with intuitive essences of other places, to ‘Allude’ to certain experiences and places our collective mind recognizes with fondness. An allusion hints at something real, it has substance, an illusion has no substance and hence I used a play on words. Allusions have meaning; they are capturing the essence of a particular or possible reality and thus ties into our motto of ‘Visualizing Possibilities’

3DAllusions started out as a personal online portfolio back in April of 2000. Back then CG Architect was one of the only sites focusing on architectural visualization and the other sites I visited tended to be very poor places to show off architectural renderings, so I started the forum using phpBB for online friends and acquaintances, it was not, nor is it now, intended for architectural visualization only, however for the most part that is the type of artist who has been attracted to the site. The forum started to grow; soon I was putting industry news and tutorials on the front page of my site. Eventually it became weird to have my personal portfolio on the site so we the site was transformed into a CG portal and we switched to professional forum software. Now that I have left architecture to pursue visualization and the sites full time, I had to create an online portfolio for the new projects and studio endeavor, hence the creation of 3DAstudio.com. Hence, the whole process has come full circle in a way.

Leadership
Russell Thomas (a.k.a. TheAllusionist) is the founder and CEO of 3DAllusions LLC, which is comprised of multiple projects from communities to a visualization studio that he has created and runs.  A graduate of Washington State University’s School of Architecture, Russell worked for 15 years in the field of architecture, wearing many hats and project managing accounts such Barnes & Noble. During a large portion of this time he was involved in CG and architectural visualization as well.  In 2007 he left the field of architecture to pursue his visualization related projects full time.


In April of 2000 3DAllusions (www.3dallusions.com) was started, primarily as an online portfolio with a forum for like minded artists.  Soon the portfolio was taken over by a full blown site with news, competitions, galleries and resources.  The forum has steadily grown and now has sponsored quarterly challenges and is recognized worldwide.


Eventually the online portfolio evolved into 3DA Studio (www.3dastudio.com), a visualization studio comprised of an affiliation of handpicked artists. As CEO and Creative Director, as well as an artist when the need arises, Russell handles the day-to-day operations and client negotiations.


The next site created, MrMaterials (www.mrmaterials.com), is a mental ray materials repository and Blog that Jeff Patton has been an invaluable part of from the beginning.  The site is a respected asset to mental ray community, especially for 3DS Max users.

 
The latest experiment, DigitalSweatShop (www.digitalsweatshop.net), is a professional networking site similar to ‘FaceBook’ or ‘LinkedIn’ for employers, professionals and artist to seek employment, freelancing and collaboration opportunities.  The site is still in its infancy and is free to join, post example works, resume’s and employment positions on.

From an artist rendering out clients visions to a CEO running a small online empire, aimed at promoting the growth of the industry and helping artist/professionals master their craft, Russell is involved in the full spectrum of the visualization industry.

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