Epic have purchased sport artwork portfolio web site ArtStation, and lowered their charges to 12%


Epic have purchased ArtStation, the 2D and 3D artist portfolio web site. The positioning is in style with artists within the video games trade, and ArtStation say they are going to stay accessible to all, “together with those who don’t use Unreal Engine.”

They’ve additionally dropped the minimize they tackle the positioning’s asset market from 30% to 12%, bringing it in keeping with the minimize Epic take from builders on the Epic Video games Retailer, and made the positioning’s studying sources fully free till the top of the yr.

ArtStation has develop into the de facto web site of alternative for sport artists trying to construct a web based portfolio. For instance, it is the place you possibly can go to have a look at the work of the Halo Infinite artwork director (pictured above), which I wrote about final yr.

It is also a helpful useful resource for these trying to get into the trade. The market affords reference supplies, tutorials and plugins for modellers and artists, whereas the for-now free studying part affords tutorials from trade specialists on texturing, animation, composition, and just about each different a part of the artwork creation course of.

Of their announcement of the acquisition, ArtStation CEO Leonard Teo wrote that Epic gave them grant funding final yr “which helped immensely throughout an unsure interval.”

In addition to decreasing their commonplace charges on {the marketplace} from 30% to 12%, members of ArtStation Professional (who pay $10 per 30 days, round £7.25) see their charges drop from 20% to eight% or 5% for self-promoted gross sales.

I am no artist, apart from doodling photos of canines for the amusement of my five-year-old, however I’ve at all times loved poking round on ArtStation to have a look at the works of others. I additionally loved messing round not too long ago with Epic’s new MetaHuman Creator beta, a personality creation device that is really easy to make use of I struggled to create one thing really hideous with it.

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