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As mentioned above, the software artists use, and even techniques are constantly being evolved in the CG industry. If a piece of content is starting to show it's age, CG Cookie will migrate it over to the Archive. There is still value to these lessons, though keep in mind there will be differences in the software interface, or techniques CGC may currently be teaching. View Archive
Free Lessons and Courses
In most cases the the basics of each skill set that is taught at CG Cookie is free: 3D Blender, 2D Concept, Traditional Sculpting, Game Development. This is done to allow artists to preview the content, while also getting a taste of what may be involved in that skill.
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