The G3D Innovation Engine, by Morgan McGuire — 3D Player Models for Quake 2

"The G3D Innovation Engine is a commercial-grade C++ 3D engine available as Open Source. G3D supports hardware accelerated real-time rendering, off-line rendering like ray tracing, and general purpose computation on GPUs. Its design emphasizes rapid prototyping and innovation, particularly of rendering and game algorithms. G3D provides a set of routines and structures so common that they are needed in almost every graphics program. It makes low-level libraries like OpenGL, network sockets, and audio channels easier to use without limiting functionality or performance. G3D is a carefully designed, feature-rich base on which to prototype your 3D application. The contributors span the graphics industry. The engine is primarily maintained by Morgan McGuire, Zander Majercik, and Josef Spjut at NVIDIA, Corey Taylor, and Michael Mara at Stanford University & Oculus Research. It includes contributions from professional game developers, CAD and DCC developers, students, industry researchers, and professors."

PlanetQuake.com: Polycount — Quake II Skins, by Frosty

"Quite a psychadelic hit squad we have going on here. I agree with Frosty, that the Thresh skin and the Terrorx are the best of this pack. I believe that the Thresh one is the best. The ctf_blue is just plain and blobby and the ctf_red is barely indistinguishable from the Terrorx. Personally I kinda like'em, even if they are kind'a strange in a busy strung out way."

Quake 2 Skins, by StrangeFate — Mario Vazquez, Digital Artist

"Why me? What's the sense of life? Why can i draw? Why they don't just kill Fox Mulder? How can people be so stupid and bad? Is there an IP scrambler or else? How does a real UFO look like? 6474879*54375,64? Mom? What's really down there on the oceans? why do i even bother about something if i'm going to die anyway? are most people really that boring or is it me? Why does Quake2 look at 800x600 the same as in 640x480? why do people harrass others instead of ignoring them? Why didn't we receive UO here? What sort of people do read pages like this? are dolphins really that intelligent?"

PlanetQuake.com: Quake 2 Player Model Pack — Deathmatch Images

"Happy Saturday = Happy Weekend!!! Got skins out the wazzoo today, thanks to your hard-workin' Grunts. We have been at it again and have another load of skin-review-treats ready for y'all… Your Grunts have been choppin' away at the Quake2 stump again, with many more older skins reviewed and ready for yer collections."

PlanetQuake.com: PolyCount, 2002 – 2004 — All image rights belong to their authors

"Good evening, all. Just poking my furry little nose into the door to let you know that our Model of the Week has changed, yet again. Funny, it just did that last week! Wonders never cease. This time, we've taken a look at a big beefy steel cavalier that is the Space Marine 40K and roasted him slowly over an open fire, being sure to turn the spit counter-clockwise to lock in that farm fresh flavor. Yum!"

Brian “EvilBastard” Collins’ House of Models

Well, let's see... I would have to say it all started back in '72. That was the year I was born. Grew up in sunny San Diego, and ended up spending the first 23 years of my life there. I could describe them, but I would bore you to tears, so we'll just leave it at that. I attended San Diego State University, and worked as graphic designer extraordinaire for Woodstock's pizza, where I continually drew little dragons (the mascot of Woodstock's), until I accidentally graduated from school.