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  • George Maestri

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18 3D + Animation courses · 779 video tutorials
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  • view course page for Vehicle Modeling in Blender

    Vehicle Modeling in Blender with George Maestri

    Find out how to model an iconic car—the Aston Marton DB5—in the free 3D modeling application Blender.

    4h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with MEL Scripting in Maya

    A quick introduction to Maya's MEL (or Maya Embedded Language) scripting, which can help speed up repetitive tasks and give you access to advanced features.

    1h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Product Shots in Blender

    Product Shots in Blender with George Maestri

    Learn how to model basic objects in Blender and create professional-quality renders of product designs.

    2h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Rigging in 3ds Max

    Character Rigging in 3ds Max with George Maestri

    Learn how to rig your 3D characters for realistic motion and animation with 3ds Max.

    3h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Fundamentals of Character Animation: Locomotion

    Learn how to create walk, run, and skip animations that give your character style and subtly move the story along.

    2h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Using Cycles in Blender

    Learn about shading and lighting realistic 3D renders with Cycles.

    1h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Animation Fundamentals in 3ds Max

    Employs the basic principles of animation to bring to life simple 3D characters.

    5h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Rigging in Maya

    Character Rigging in Maya with George Maestri

    Provides a basic introduction to rigging theory, plus details of how to create professional 3D characters in Maya.

    4h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Animated Characters in After Effects

    Create and animate highly controllable characters using After Effects.

    3h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Animation Fundamentals with Maya

    Shows how to animate 3D characters in Maya utilizing the basic principles of animation.

    6h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya 2011 New Features

    Maya 2011 New Features with George Maestri

    Explores the significant and robust feature set in Maya 2011 that add functionality to its 3D workflows.

    1h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya 2009 New Features

    Maya 2009 New Features with George Maestri

    Explores the upgrades to the interface and covers soft selection and other modeling tools.

    1h 40m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for After Effects CS3: Animating Characters

    Follows the creation of a short animated film, from storyboard through final output, using After Effects CS3.

    4h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya 8.5 Character Rigging

    Maya 8.5 Character Rigging with George Maestri

    An overview of rigging, character geometry, and topology, plus details of how to create professional 3D characters in Maya.

    4h 39m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Texturing and Lighting in Discreet 3ds max 6

    George Maestri covers everything needed to texture, light, and render realistic scenes in 3ds max.

    6h 25m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Modeling in Discreet 3ds max 6

    Learn the steps needed to model a complete human character, as well as a realistic automobile.

    10h 7m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Character Animation in Discreet 3ds max 6

    Teaches the fundamentals of character animation, from basic movement to advanced dialogue animation.

    6h 42m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Character Rigging in Discreet 3ds max 6

    Steps through rigging an entire human character for animation.

    4h 9m
    Intermediate
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