This week has an exciting event for Noir! Noir is attending the DA
Summit located at the Palladium in Hollywood! Our booth features many of our fine
members of Noir! The booth contains showcase pieces and many handouts of prints,
mugs, T-shirts, and mouse pads all being raffled free!
Additionally our well respected member Mark Yohalem is speaking. Mark will
be discussing basic intellectual property law and simple methods for protecting
your work and discouraging infringers. He also will explain the limits of intellectual
property law, and how to avoid violating the rights of others in your own work.
Over 200 new hi-res textures have been added to our downloads section! Go
check it out!
Friday, September 17, 2004 09:02:12 AM
Kohan II, an RTS game for which Noir member Mark Yohalem (Mister Frosty) created the story and wrote the dialogue, is due for release on Tuesday, September 21.
Just when you thought you knew what to expect, the boys and girl from dC flip the switch, and try to hit you with something a little bit different.
VERVE has been embraced by the depthCORE artists like no pack before it. Statistics mean nothing, but the fact that we have created over 120 pieces of art in just over a month is a fact that simply cannot be ignored. VERVE has taken off in our imaginations, and it is my belief that we have done the best job we ever have in expressing a pack.
VERVE see's depthCORE truly embrace mixed media, as we present our traditional abstract alongside and intertwined with modern design, photography, music and for the first time animation, with a stronger emphasis on originality than ever before. Bart van Leeuwen (fake) is the epitomy of innovation, and as such is a very appropriate featured artist for VERVE.
I think I speak for everyone when i say we are very proud to present this collection of art to you. It has been a fantastic experience designing and collating this pack, and I for one am very excited with the evolution our beloved group is making.
I'd like to extend a warm welcome to the new designers, photographers, musicians and animators who are joining us in this pack. As I'm sure you'll agree, their contributions are a crucial component to the overall vibe and success of VERVE, as they help us illustrate the inner soul and groove that motivates and inspires us as artists.
I sincerely hope you enjoy perusing this new offering from us. Whilst we always have fun creating them for you, this one was far and away the best artistic experience we as a collective have ever had.
Noir is proud to announce the release of our September 2004 art pack! This is our ninth release since we have reestablished! The pack features 168 of totally amazing artwork! This months pack layout was designed by Genetic and the cover artist you see on our main page is Arcipello. I hope everyone enjoys our pack! If you get a chance please leave feedback in our forums. We love to hear everyone's critiques!
Monday, September 06, 2004 12:57:18 PM
Hey everyone! I know the site news has seemed somewhat quiet lately however we are still VERY alive and active, and have tons of new and great things coming in due time. I'd like to welcome a few new members to Noir. These members are: AMK, Ciril, Cobra_Commander, Gabriel Silver, GriDbug, Igorrr, Ingrid Heyn, Leather Apron, Markus Mundjar, Nebula, and Puimun. These artists are totally awesome and I definitely recommend you go check out there sites by looking them up in our members section!
Tuesday, April 27, 2004 03:03:39 AM
We have new tutorials added for our beloved fans! Yes you heard me right :), over 42 new tutorials have been added for the Photoshop fans. Go learn new tips and tricks :) and donít forget to check out our recent pack and even leave us a few comments in the forums :).
Sunday, April 25, 2004 03:10:32 AM
Our friends at Opticulture have released their 4th art pack! This pack features 54 awesome pieces of work! Go check it out at http://www.opticulture.org.
Saturday, April 17, 2004 08:23:48 AM
The April 04 pack (our 8th release since we have restarted) is officially up! This pack features a whopping 180 pieces! This is not only one of our largest releases yet but also one of our best and most diverse packs yet! Our wonderful layout image was designed by Murtaza this month and the nav menu by Ccrat. The cover art on our main page is by Glen Southern. Also to everyone who has not visited for awhile be sure to check our tutorial section out as there have been over 40 new tutorials added with more to come very soon! Enjoy!
Saturday, April 17, 2004 08:13:19 AM
Noir would like to welcome 8 new members to Noir! These members are Arcipello, AJ Blevins, Jonkajtys, Maximum3d, Neotenist, Ninja_ASSN, Spyroteknik, and Survival MXN. You can see there amazing work in our upcoming 8th release!
Thursday, March 11, 2004 10:19:42 AM
We are pleased to announce that we have just done a huge update to the tutorials section! The tutorials section as been restructured for easier and more organized browsing. Besides that there have been over 40 new tutorials added of all types. Go check it out!
Thursday, March 11, 2004 10:16:06 AM
Three new members have recently joined our ranks! Rob Gendler, Phusion, and Ianfe. All three artists are totally amazing. Rob Gendler is known as one of the most elite of amateur astrophotographers. Phusion is an awesome digital painter. Last off Ianfe who does incredible fractal work. Go check out there sites in the members section!
Saturday, February 28, 2004 06:24:59 AM
Noir would like to welcome Aeulunith, Casted Digital, HPX-1, John Liberto, Muse, Narcosys, Sparth, and Tiger1313 to Noir! These 8 new artists are absolutely amazing! There works are of various different media including music, and concept art! I highly recommend checking out there websites by getting it in the members section!
Tuesday, January 27, 2004 05:17:46 AM
It's here everyone! Our seventh pack has been released! This pack was originally scheduled for December however we had to move it to February due to time constraints relating to the holiday season. This pack features over 90 pieces of amazing artwork! This could perhaps be one of our best yet! The theme of this pack is "The Night After Christmas" done by Alex Murray whom we offer a big thanks to! The well deserved cover art on our main page is by Lynyrd. Check back very soon as we have a load of new tutorials soon to be added! Take care everyone!
Tuesday, January 27, 2004 04:31:16 AM
Hey everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed there holiday and had a great New Year! Except a lot of new things for Noir this year. We have much in the works to surprise you all with. I'd like to welcome a few new members to our group. Glen Southern, Matt Harpold, Brian Smith, Anneth Lagamo, and Domen Lombergar. We are very honored to have you all with us! On a sadder note we say farewell to Altermind who will be leaving us now. We wish him the best and were glad to have him as a member!
Saturday, October 18, 2003 03:53:48 AM
Calling all skilled PHP/MySQL coders out there! Noir is redesigning its site and we are looking for additional coders to assist us. This will require a solid knowledge of the language. If you feel you are interested and want more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us about yourself and include some of your past work. Specific site details are available upon request. If you would like to know specifics please e-mail email@example.com. Thanks!
Saturday, October 18, 2003 03:08:34 AM
Well, it is here! The sixth release of Noir is now out! It features 96 amazing works of art! This months cover artist on the main page is Roberto Campus. Noir would like to give a HUGE thanks to Dave Berns for his awesome pack layout this month! In addition to the pack we have added a new tutorial by Roberto Campus. This tutorial is an awesome tutorial on digital painting I highly recommend checking it out in the tutorials section
Saturday, October 18, 2003 03:04:44 AM
Noir would like to congratulate our member Philip Straub on his recent success. Philip recently landed a job at Electronic Arts as lead/senior concept artist. We are all very happy for him and hope the best for him!
Friday, October 17, 2003 08:22:41 AM
I'd like to give a warm welcome to some new members to Noir. These members display amazing work from many various mediums. These members are Philip Straub, Roberto Campus, Nanami3d, Dave Berns, Drakmarr, Spooked, Jenna S., _Stranger, Mindwurm, Harbisonic, and Aratass! I would also like to welcome back a former member of Noir who had to take some time off. This member is Komplex. Welcome everyone!
Wednesday, August 20, 2003 03:52:44 AM
Our August pack has just been released! This is our 5th release since we have restarted. The release features 73 pieces that make up probably one of our best packs yet! I'd like to give a HUGE thanks to Fetus for providing the awesome pack layout image and to all our members for submitting all this great work! Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 20, 2003 03:41:05 AM
We have added a brand new Webchat to the site! You can now visit our IRC channel from the website. To access it goto the "Chat" section of the site. Hope to see you all there!
Wednesday, August 20, 2003 03:36:16 AM
Hey! Been awhile since I posted some news here! I'd like to welcome a few new members! Give a warm welcome to Scott Flament, Echo, Loci, The Ronnin, Easy, Bree, SClord, and DiamEtunim!
Thursday, July 17, 2003 09:57:29 AM
More good news yet again, fellow noir member "mindwork" was interviewed
Congratulations to Noir member MindWork for his success in the 3d world! Keep up the good work!
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 11:53:36 AM
Good news yet again, fellow noir member "Da_Duke" was interviewed by Newtek Europe. Not only that but the videogame that he is currently working on, entitled "Jack the Ripper", was just rated as one of the best games at e3 by IGN. It doesn't end there, Da_Duke was interviewed yet again by FilmWatcher.com. Congratulations to Noir member Da_Duke for his success!
Monday, June 16, 2003 11:31:11 AM
Our June pack has just been released, and it's one of our best packs yet! We would like to give a very special thanks to Merchant for providing the title image for this release, Master for his coding talents, and every member of noir for submitting their work for our viewing pleasure. Noir has come a long way in the past several months, things were shakey at first, but we seem to have ironed out the kinks and are now rolling along smoothly. We (the staff) can't wait to see what our members do next, as we look forward to a promising future of great releases.
Please visit Pack 4 to check out our latest combined works!
Friday, June 06, 2003 01:54:38 AM
Howdy everyone, pack 4 is looming closer! We would like to remind all members of noir to submit their images to the FTP before June 13th. If you will be late please let us know, we might be able to squeeze you in last minute.
Also we have some good news, one of the 2 writers in noir has snagged a position writing for a commercial videogame. Mark Yohalem (aka MR. Frosty) is writing the story for Warlords 4, a game currently in development by Infinate-Interactive. Not only that, but the backstory to the videogame is being posted one chapter a week, until the game releases late this summer! Congrats to fellow noir member Mr.Frosty!
To read Mr.Frosty's backstory to warlords follow this link.
Well thats it for now, pack 4 will release this month! I look forward to seeing what we put together!
Friday, April 18, 2003 05:51:46 AM
I just wanted to point out for anyone who is trying to access the textures in the downloads section that the links are dead at the momment. We are aware of it and we will have those fixed soon. c-ya!
Thursday, April 17, 2003 11:17:43 AM
Well here it is! Release 3 (April pack of 2003) has been released! You can view it by clicking the thumbnail at the top of this page labeled "03". This pack features 74 astonishing pieces from our members. Itís definitely a release we are proud of! Iíd like to give out very special thanks to CCrat for providing the pack image, Nykon for all his work on the html, and last off VRonline for his assistance to a problem with the html for the pack. We have more to come soon with some new downloads and in the next couple of months a brand new site! Come join us on the forums and let us know what you think ! C-ya all later!
Thursday, April 17, 2003 06:25:59 AM
Hey guys! It's been awhile since I have posted some news for you guys! Everyone should know we are still very alive and things are back on track now. In January our server died and we had to switch over to a new one. This process took some time which is why the lack of activity on the site took place. We have a lot coming to you guys though! Since the downtime we have acquired a couple new additions to Noir. These amazing new additions are Toby, Schloerby, and Delphene. A brand new pack is on its way in the next couple hours as well! This will be one our best releases yet and we are very excited to get it out! As an addition to this in the next couple days we will be adding some new downloads. Will update you all again soon! c-ya!
Thursday, February 27, 2003 11:04:52 AM
Well folks I will be gone for a while, no clue how long this is going to be. So I am leaving the leaders in charge. I would like to announce that Ccrat, and Ryan Knope are now also in charge. I hope to be back soon but they will be permanent leaders and great ones at the same time. Lordcreeper had discussed this with me before he left. So any concerns will be forwarded to them and the other leaders. I will return though so don't worry ;). I expect the packs to be submitted on time and Ryan knows when I have set the times and due dates. I hope all of you the best and hope to come back soon. l83|2z.
Wednesday, February 19, 2003 04:50:23 AM
Sup all... Yes it's been a while since anyone has seen changes. What you have seen is noir go down, the main server went offline and we have lost all our data. Which was mainly the forums and the main news that you see here. The December pack is still there but there was a problem getting the Febuary pack up since the loss of the server. Now we have a new server thanks to bweasel and cyberd. I would also like to thank Dieter Eckhardt for hosting noir for the longest time, we will miss it. But since everything is getting backonline slowly we will be back soon, I do have alot of work to do so bare with me and it will happen! E-mails accounts are being created again so if your a member please contact cyberd and he will set you up or tell you who will. Ok with that said I have tons to do so back to work :).. l83|2z.
Sunday, December 15, 2002 03:32:43 AM
Noir is undergoing a switch to a newer faster server. At one point the server may shut down for a day or so. If this happens no need to fear everything will be back very soon after that. The forums have been fixed and are running perfectly again. We also added 4 great new tutorials. Shea submitted 3 and Ice submitted 1. As soon as we get the server moved we will have a great December pack released which we are pretty eager to show you!
- Lord Creeper
Wednesday, December 11, 2002 09:38:41 AM
The forum has been down for a few days, we are working on it to get it back up and running. Thank you.
Saturday, December 07, 2002 04:04:33 AM
We have yet again another 3 awesome additions to Noir! Ephemeral, Belluviel, and Scypher. Its a great pleasure to be able to display the work they have. One of our members who goes by the nick name "Vintage Sex" has changed his nick name to ".02".
- Lord Creeper
Wednesday, December 04, 2002 11:18:47 AM
A new section called textures has been added, it is located under the downloads link along with the mel scripts. Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 03, 2002 05:18:54 AM
We have 3 new amazing additions to Noir! These members are Racoon, KiserSoze, and Murtaza. We look forward to displaying there great work in our packs! We will have a new tutorial up and along with some new downloads.
- Lord Creeper
Thursday, November 21, 2002 04:27:38 AM
We have a great new tutorial added by Ice for drawing added today! Check back soon for more tutorials on there way and some more downloads as well.
- Lord Creeper
Monday, November 18, 2002 08:35:17 AM
First off I'd like to welcome 2 new members to Noir! Whammes and Upheaval! Whammes is an amazing 3d artist who we are honored to have. Upheavel is a former CIA member and an awesome painter! We are very happy to have them with us! The tutorials section has been updated. There has been 11 new tutorials added from Ryan W. Knope. Lastly there has been a change in leadership. Due to lack of time Sama is now a normal member. Master has taken over Sama's position as leader.
- Lord Creeper
Thursday, November 14, 2002 12:35:08 PM
Well, it's our third day fully up and running and things are going great! We have one new addition to Noir. I would like everyone to welcome Nilbogarb. Nilbogarb is an amazing 3d Artist and we are proud to have him with us! We also got up the links section today on our site. Check back soon as we have about 11 more tutorials on there way and a collection of some cool textures made by our member Ice!
- Lord Creeper
Tuesday, October 29, 2002 08:34:50 AM
I am proud to say we are back after a very long period of time. It has been a lot of work to get things up and running again but we did it! Our group has been blessed with some of the most talented artists we have ever had. We couldnít be more proud and honored to have them with us. Among our new members we still have many of our old members as well who have been with us since the beginning and supported us. Our first new release features a whopping 133 pieces of amazing work from our artists. Our original releases are also still available in our Release section some dating back to 1997. Some of you past visitors to Noir also may notice our brand new layout. A lot of work has been put into it by a variety of our members. We think it came out pretty damn nice. Iíd like to thank Genetic, CCrat, Cadaverous Fate, Cyberd, Tr1cky, Oculus, Master, Ramone, Nicky, Cyberd, Kilgard, Sama, and Nykon for all there help getting up the new site and the pack. Another person Iíd like to get out in the open is Ryan Knope (Fryenurbs). He was the reason Noir restarted. Without a lot of his dedication Noir may have never been rekindled. Finally we have a nice collection of tutorials and a small amount of downloads to start with provided kindly by Gino Dammers for you all to check out. Noir is back and better then ever baby! We hope you enjoy our work and will keep coming back to check us out! Maybe even join! Best wishís from the Noir Team!