3D Design Inspiration

In response to a reader request, today we’re featuring 40 excellent pieces for your own 3D design inspiration. There is a wide variety of subjects and artists represented here. If you see something you like, click through and you’ll be able to find more from the artist on deviantART or Behance.

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  • joyoge designers' bookmark, February 12, 2009

    wonderful collection thanks a lot..

  • Tanaka13 - Créations du Net, February 12, 2009

    great compositions there!

  • Plumbing Course, February 12, 2009

    Thanks for such a great post.

  • Predator7, February 12, 2009

    I like the hamburger and the Pepsi on ice image. Nice collection!

  • myows, February 12, 2009

    some of these are plain incredible. love the architectural renderings.

  • JeremyOLED, February 12, 2009

    Some real beauties here

  • Timothy, February 12, 2009

    Nice. This is one of the best ’3d inspiration’ posts I’ve seen.

  • Nicole, February 13, 2009

    Totally awesome, you got great talents there.

    • Vandelay Design, February 13, 2009

      Nicole,
      These were not designed by me. It’s just a collection of the work of other designers.

  • NO Xplode, February 13, 2009

    sooooo beautiful! great creations

  • Angie Bowen, February 14, 2009

    Great collection! Sad Street looks just like a photograph!

  • Productions by Bonh, February 14, 2009

    I have to say seeing these and many other ones not on this site have really made me want to dive into doing 3d renderings. I can really appreciate how realistic some of those things look! My favorite would definitely by the one with the kitchen, amazing!

  • Anthony, February 14, 2009

    Yeah, that’s great! I can even imagine, what graphic will be in 5 or 10 years.

  • Lawrence77, February 14, 2009

    wondeful, I love 3D very much!
    here are some master piece!

  • mantas, February 15, 2009

    hey some of them are truly inspirational. 3 pictures went to my “inspiration” folder, thanks for that!

  • Craig - Abrishca Digital Media, February 15, 2009

    Great inspiration, just makes me want to sit down and let the creative juices flow. I shudder to think about how many hours some of these pieces took to complete.

  • Sweaty Palms, February 16, 2009

    These are absolutely beautiful. I always try to open up PS and do something like this, but I usually fail. Lol. Just found your site through Google, and wanted to say that I now in love with your blog. I just subscribed and can’t wait until your next post!

  • Habin Lee, February 16, 2009

    wow.. is that house real? or 3d?

    OMG its so amazing. thanks Vandelay.

  • Ernie Small, February 17, 2009

    amazing stuff. i can’t believe that some of them are not photographs (especially the house and the subway).
    thanks for the inspiration.

  • Dan Callahan, February 19, 2009

    Great post!

  • Radical, February 20, 2009

    The paper strips in the first example are so realistic. Great job. “Sad Street” is a fascinating design work as well

  • Buzzlait Voufincci, February 21, 2009

    thanks for the list. inspiring. i like the road :D

  • Bernhard Schulte, February 23, 2009

    If you dig this rendered stuff then you may want to head over to the homepage of the Persistence of Vision project, where they show what you can do with the free POV-Ray software.

    http://www.povray.org/

    Their “Hall of Fame” has some mindboggling stuff.

  • 3d max model, May 26, 2009

    Great collection. really wonderfull..

  • web design usa, July 10, 2009

    grate collection of effect.

  • 3d design, July 16, 2009

    great collection . what plugin you use for rendering?

  • Mallikfreewebhosting, August 30, 2009

    Really great images. Your collections are looking awesome. I really impressed with these designs. Hats off to you.

  • Nick, October 5, 2009

    Wow! These are some awesome 3d masterpieces!

  • SEO, October 23, 2009

    nice jobs, i am sure you have worked hard for designing these images. thanks

  • web design miami, January 3, 2010

    wow ! really awesome !!! great work

  • Motoko, March 18, 2010

    These are sooo cool :D I liked the white rabbit the most…its soo cute :D

  • meena, July 19, 2010

    i would like to create like this! but i am not getting much idea.

  • Osteopath Sydney, November 12, 2010

    3D typo effect looks very fantastic! The combination of colors are just perfect. I also like the gangsta style of photoshop text tutorials.