Because I am half out of my mind and not ready to fall asleep, scratch that, because I was thrilled to learn today that Lee Perry-Smith in collaboration with Infinite Realities has released a very awesome high res 3d scan of his “fat head”, I would like to direct your attention to scanning technology being called Triplegangers. Anyone interested in playing around with your very own, very remarkable scan should head on over and download this file along with many other examples and some very useful facial reference. Check the CGFeedback thread for posting your own creations using Lee’s head. If you’re like me, use it as a practice head to hone your skin shading and rendering techniques!
Along with a fresh head, how ’bout some new HDR images to light your scenes? Over at HDR Labs they have an ever growing selection of free promo HDRs to use and sIBL GUI, along with tons of other useful tools and vast amounts of information, for ooober simplification of your lighting needs no matter what package you’re working in or renderer of choice.