The DAVE School forum is a great place to show off your work, meet former graduates (many of whom are working in the industry and can help you land your first job) and pick up some great tips and tricks. If you only visit one forum, the DAVE School forum should be it.
SpinQuad is one of the most popular LightWave forums on the web, providing industry news, artist interviews, a jaw-dropping gallery and a robust forum with a huge LightWave user base. You can also get great deals on LightWave products and tutorials via their online store.
ZBrush Central is the premiere forum for all things ZBrush. Here you will find plugins, tutorials, and a friendly community – the perfect place to post your work and get honest feedback. Every ZBrush artist should be a member of ZBrush Central.
If you’re looking for the latest news, plugins, tutorials and info on ZBrush, this is the place to go.
The Foundation 3D website is home to many talented LightWave artists and known for its great tutorials. Drop on by and take a peek at some of the amazing art being posted here.
A forum for all things NewTek, which means you’ll find plenty of discussion about LightWave here. This is a great place to get info straight from the horse’s mouth.
CGTalk (Now CG Society) is one of the most highly respected CG forums on the web. It is frequented by leading artists and hosts some of the liveliest “challenges” which push artists to come up with the best artwork they can in a given time-frame. Discussions on nearly every application and discipline in computer art can be found here.
If spaceships, robots and aliens are your thing, then check out the amazing work being done by the talented artists at Scifi meshes. You can download objects from popular sci-fi shows and post renders of your own work for critique by other artists as well.
3D Buzz is the home of a huge training community, offering forums, some downloadable tutorials and a whole lot more. Buzz became famous for producing large amounts of free video training tutorials – They cover a lot of CG products, and also other areas from games development to operating systems.
Spiraloid is a small discussion forum set up by artist extraordinaire Bay Raitt (Perhaps most notably famous for being the creator of the Gollum facial system for Lord of the Rings). If digital sculpting of detailed characters is your passion, this site is well worth checking out for critique and inspiration!