Eon (or rather Bentley) have recently announced that they won’t be re-opening Cornucopia3D. The commentary focused on the asset store, but I must admit the community and galleries were much more important to me. Most of the work I posted there got some kind of comment, and people appreciated when I commented on their work, which I tried to do constructively. Alas no more. The above image is one of two that was selected by moderators for Cream of the Crop gallery, and I guess it represents the high point of my CG artist career.
As the site went down about 18 months ago I wasn’t even aware that there was still a chance. I guess I had already experienced the death of community on istock after it was taken over by a more business-oriented organization (ie Getty). Very few people on BA are into environments/landscape, and those that are tend to be professionals who have more significant outlets for their work.