Just like many of you, we’re working from home to help keep our families and communities healthy and safe.
As we try to adjust to our new normal, we look to artists and creators for inspiration. Those who continue to share their incredible work with the world. Those who’ve transitioned from a big studio to a home one. Those who’ve found ways to build virtual worlds in their home office, and edit video on their dining table, and livestream from the family room couch.
One of our inspirations is concept designer and 3D artist Vitaly Bulgarov, who has created content for top movie and video game studios. Whether at home or onsite, one of the tools he uses to bring his art to life is an RTX Studio laptop.
Bulgarov and a few amazing artists recently participated in a virtual Q&A, talking about how they stay motivated working from home. We’ll share highlights from those conversations in the coming weeks, such as, “starting the day with the most difficult tasks, striving to have something solid done by lunch to get a sense of rolling momentum and get pumped for whatever work is still ahead.”
Having a high-performance system is one part of the equation. Another is equipping it with accelerated apps that zoom through the most challenging tasks. So is having the right support to maximize creativity while minimizing the time it takes to reach completion.
From hardware to the right tools to a deeper understanding of how to optimize them, there are resources that will help you create from home, like a pro.
Resources That Work, from Home
Software developers behind your favorite creative apps are providing guidance, resources and access to free tools for those of us working from home. They’re also releasing new features, tutorials and content to inspire and improve workflows. Here are a few:
- Adobe has countless tools and services to help with working remotely, including special programs intended to provide continued access to their products. They’ve extended availability of Adobe’s Team Projects video collaboration capabilities to Premiere Pro and After Effects for users with a Creative Cloud for individual license — available in the latest release of Premiere Pro and After Effects.
- Adobe also made Creative Cloud tools free for students through May 31.
- Autodesk is providing free and extended access to cloud collaboration projects.
- Blender is providing free daily content in the form of livestreams, tutorials and characters.
- Chaos Group is providing work from home tips, discounted Chaos Cloud pricing and support for educational customers affected by campus closures.
- Epic Games has helpful resources to assist creators including free and informative webinars as well as curated free content from the Unreal Marketplace. For students there’s Unreal Fast Track, a new five-week challenge and Unreal Online Learning, for free easy-to-follow video courses. Check out Inside Unreal every Thursday at 2 p.m. ET. for a great learning resource and opportunity for the community to connect.
- OBS has shared five simple tips to help new streamers get started from home.
- Unity is supporting the World Health Organization’s #PlayApartTogether campaign designed to create awareness and incentivize people to stay inside their homes by playing – and creating – games. They’re offering three free months of Unity Learn Premium plus access to Create with Code virtual classes live.
- Wacom has numerous resources, plus tips and tricks for creators while working from home.
Discover more ways to create with our new creator-focused NVIDIA Studio YouTube channel. It’s loaded with step-by-step tutorials from renowned artists, inspiring community showcases and much more.
Studio-Grade Performance, from Anywhere
NVIDIA Studio was developed with creators in mind. Hardware specced to meet your needs while working with top software makers to support the hardware with RTX-accelerated apps and Studio Drivers. Whether your day-to-day delves into the realm of 3D design, rendering or video editing, there’s a laptop with the right combination of features for you.
HP announced three new RTX Studio laptops built with high-performance GeForce and Quadro RTX GPUs. The ZBook Studio, ZBook Create and ENVY 15 also feature creator-centric options like vivid, precise color 4K OLED displays and blazing-fast memory and storage. They’re beautiful systems that take you wherever your creative energy flows.
Over 45 of the world’s most essential tools for design and content creation are accelerated with NVIDIA RTX technology. These apps undergo extensive testing on RTX Studio systems to ensure they deliver the performance and reliability you need.
A new Studio Driver is available today, with optimizations for Unreal Engine 4.25, OctaneRender 2020, D5 Render, Substance Designer, Substance Painter and more.
For a limited time, RTX Studio laptops come with three months of Adobe Creative Cloud (a $238.47 value) for new and existing Adobe customers.
In a beautiful display of harmony, these same creative juggernauts turn into gaming warriors by night.
We can’t wait to see your wonderful create-from-home creations. Share your works of art by using the hashtag #StudioShare for a chance to be featured and inspire your fellow artists.
Well wishes and stay safe! We’re in this together.