Ever since 2009, ProductionCrate has been trying to help filmmakers with their VFX. According to co-founder Christopher Kelly, the team's “goal has always been to provide professional tools and assets to the community.”
Recently, ProductionCrate gave out a Modular Medieval Castle Kit. Now they’re jumping into the future with the Modern Industrial Pack to give creatives all the sci-fi goodies they can get their hands on. Best all? It’s free, baby!
A whole libraryCredit: ProductionCrate
Kitbash All the Way to Space
Kitbashing is a term used in modeling, be it digital or in real life. By taking pieces from different kits and bashing them together, creatives can make all sorts of amazing creations. Need an example? Here’s Adam Savage kitbashing some models together:
The Modern Industrial Pack
With the free Modern Industrial Pack from ProductionCrate, creatives get an .fbx file full of buttons, lights, pipes, platform railings, power cables, and all sorts of vents. All you need to do is load up these different parts in your program of choice and bash them together!
It’s like modeling on easy mode. However, you’ll still need to harness your inner artist. The assets also include all the necessary textures, so your models don’t look like grey plastic. All of them are also completely editable if you’re feeling adventurous.
Hanger created with Modern Industrial PackCredit: ProductionCrate
What and Where to Get It
The Modern Industrial Pack is available for all sorts of 3D modeling programs that can accept .fbx files, which is most of them. This includes Blender, Cinema4D, Maya, Houdini, and 3DSMax, to name a few. Assets are also available in several different resolutions, such as 1K, 2K, 4K, and 8K.
To get your free goodies, just register at ProductionCrate.com. There's a free tier, but the team does ask for a $15 donation. With what you’re getting, it’s a small price to pay (but you won’t need to if money is tight).
Finally, visit this link and select your preferred resolution.
If you’re looking for stock footage, music, script, or plugins, ProductionCrate also has massive libraries for those assets as well. So go give them some love if you're in need.