Refractive Index Database / P&P (IOR) / Filmetrics
Refraction indexes for all sorts of materials

Amazing texture bank for materials

HDRI Haven
Up to 16k free HDRIs

HDRI Vault
Another great link filled with free HDRIs

Three D Scans / 3D Scans
3D Scans free of copyright restrictions

Render Render
A long catalogue of render farms available

Allegorithmic’s PBR Guide
Great reading about PBR shading
A forum focused on look-development/shading with monthly material challenges and very inspiring community


DOF Simulator
Great for checking your camera comps

VFX Camera Database
All you need camera information

All kinds of photos for environment work

Shot on What
Large database filled with movie production specs

Pushing Pixels / Interface Love
Two awesome blogs about UI in Film and TV

The Art of the Title The name says it all, the best source when the subject is Main Title Design

Art of VFX
My favourite feed to check what’s happening in the VFX world

Movie Title Stills Collection
Huge collection of Movie Titles from the 1920s to present


The Stocks
A link filled with the best royalty free stock photos

Fonts in Use
Great resource for finding out what fonts are trending

Colourcode / Paletton
Two  alternatives to Adobe’s Color CC

Typewolf / Trend List
Trends in design/typography

Practical Typography
A complete web book about typography
International paper sizes, dimensions and formats

A large collection of Logos

Best tools and resources for data visualisation

Great list of must-see documentaries
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