Need free textures for your shot? Look no further than www.cgtextures.com. It's a site packed with textures - all of them completely free. Of course, animators don't need to be texture artists, and there is no need to produce final, lit, finished renders of your work. But, increasingly, a good understanding of the whole CG pipeline is a great asset for any digital artist - animators included. Here at Animation Apprentice we encourage all our students to acquire general CG skills. Animation is our primary focus - but we still like to keep half an eye on the rest of the digital skillset.