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An interview with production designer Alex McDowell about his work on films such as Minority Report, his World Building Institute at USC, and his thoughts on the future of media and narrative.
Create a game character with Blender's free 3D toolset, while you build your modeling, sculpting, and texturing skills.
Concept artist and teacher Anthony Jones tells us what he's been working on, where he's finding inspiration, and how he sees the big trends in 3D and virtual reality developing over the next few years.
An in-depth interview with Sebastien Deguy, founder of Allegorithmic, the company behind creative 3D texturing tools such as Substance Designer and Substance Painter.
Learn the basics concepts underlying all 3D modeling and rendering software: navigating 3D space, modeling, texturing, rendering, and more.
Artists: Get everything you need to get the most out Mudbox, including its sculpting, texture painting, and concept visualization tools.
Learn to draw cartoon characters for classical cel animation, digital animation, comic books, or just for fun.
Learn how to visualize your designs—buildings, furniture, landscapes, and more—before they are built with 3ds Max.
Learn the basics of Maya LT 2016, a 3D modeling and animation tool built especially for game makers.
Learn to build a 3D game in Unity 5, complete with a lush environment, fully animated characters, and some basic interactive gameplay.
Learn the essentials of modeling, texturing, rendering, and animating with Maya 2016, the 3D package popular in the feature film, video game, and animation industries.
Start creating advanced 3D models and animation with 3ds Max 2016. These tutorials cover modeling, animation, lighting, texturing, and rendering with this powerful and flexible 3D toolset.
Covers the most popular tools and techniques for digital painting and sculpting in ZBrush, and explains how to export models and texture maps to other programs for use in games, film, fine art, or 3D printing.
Create a captive sphere model—using just 10 lines of code—and make the object printable with OpenSCAD, the free, multiplatform 3D CAD program.
Learn to use Toon Boom Animate and Toon Boom Harmony to create traditional animated scenes, complex digital character rigs, and even some cool effects.
Get a simple seven-step overview of the 3D animation pipeline in this introduction for new 3D artists and animators.
Find out how teacher Mike Hathorn is helping students transform from tech consumers to tech creators with a curriculum based on 3D modeling and printing.
Build a complete 3D motion graphics sequence in CINEMA 4D Lite, the introductory version of CINEMA 4D included with After Effects CC.
An approachable and concise introduction to MotionBuilder, Autodesk's motion-editing software
Learn to scan a 3D object with your smartphone or camera and the free 123D Catch app from Autodesk.
Discover how to use Edge Animate to create interactive designs and animated motion graphics for websites, mobile apps, digital magazines, and ebooks.
Learn to storyboard commercials, features, games, or TV shows with Storyboard Pro. Get tips to speed up your storyboarding workflow and get the most from Storyboard Pro's drawing tools.
CG artist and environmental designer David Lesperance explains how he creates the rich, lifelike backdrops for popular games like World of Warcraft, Halo, Diablo, and StarCraft.
Rob Garrott interviews storyboard artists, animators, VFX artists, and other film-industry pros in this series of creative conversations.
Learn how to convey emotion through facial expression, and animate dialogue, with these fundamental animation principles.
Learn how to model, texture, light, and animate 3D objects in CINEMA 4D, and create amazing motion graphics, visual effects (VFX), and animations.
Provides an overview of modeling, animating, and rendering 3D graphics in the open-source software Blender 2.6.
Discover how to use the complete Edge Animate toolset to lay out and animate motion graphics for your website, mobile devices, digital magazine, iBooks, and more.
Learn how to model, texture, render, and animate 3D characters and scenes with Maya 2015.
Learn the basics of Photoshop's 3D capabilities with Deke. Discover how to build simple 3D objects, add materials and lighting to your scene, and even create 3D type.
Learn how to create replacements parts for household appliances, furniture, and more with Tinkercad and a desktop 3D printer.
Learn how to build 3D models, graphics, and animation with 3ds Max 2015.
Bring a cast of characters to life. By following the basic principles of animation, you can build characters that interact naturally with their environments, convey realistic emotion, and talk and walk convincingly.
Scott Pagano, head of LA design studio Neither-Field, walks us through the motion-based, viral music videos he designed for the electronic music trio the M Machine.
Learn how character artist Dan Roarty creates his hyperrealistic 3D portraits with tools like Maya, Mudbox, Knald, and Photoshop.
Learn to create a simple game in Unity, and get introduced to the basics of scripting and game functionality.
The founders of Tiny Inventions explain how their (tiny) two-person animation studio evolved and share the process behind their film Between Times.
Learn the basics of what 3D printing is and how you can use it to create amazing objects, from prototypes to working tools.
Meet Toxik, a node-based compositor for Maya.
Learn how to expertly control and animate cameras in your Maya projects and give viewers a window into your 3D world.
A collection of over 40 tips and tricks will help you work smarter, not harder, and build more sophisticated models in Maya.
Introduces you to Backburner and the basic concepts behind network rendering, a more efficient method of rendering that spreads the workload to servers, one frame at a time.
Learn how to perform 2D and 3D camera tracking with MatchMover and import the results in Maya.
Add an animation to your web projects with a CSS sprite sheet, in this quick, project-based course.
Transform a 2D matte painting into a 3D scene, complete with a moving camera, shifting perspective, and an animated background.
Learn the skills all beginning animators need to know to bring their characters to life, including posing to the camera, animating from pose to pose, the basics of walking, and dialogue.
Learn how to add light, color, and texture to a basic form using photographic references and the tools in Adobe Photoshop.
Learn how to build your own 3D design models and prototypes with the NURBS-based modeling tools in Rhino 5.0 for Windows.
Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.
Get introduced to MODO 701 and learn how to create 3D models, textures, lights, and renders.