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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in Maya

    Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max

    Learn to design and model a city from almost any era, with Illustrator (or any other vector drawing program) and 3ds Max.

    3h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in 3ds Max

    Learn how to light and render the exterior of a building with 3ds Max, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    3h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in Maya

    Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs using Maya, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    4h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Interiors in Maya

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.

    3h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Dan Roarty's Realistic 3D Portraits: Start to Finish

    Learn how character artist Dan Roarty creates his hyperrealistic 3D portraits with tools like Maya, Mudbox, Knald, and Photoshop.

    35m 8s
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  • view course page for Modeling a Female Android in ZBrush

    Learn how to model a female android that bridges the divide between man (or woman) and machine with ZBrush's powerful modeling and sculpting tools.

    4h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Materials and Lighting in Unity

    Learn how to craft materials like wood, metal, and glass and light your scene inside the Unity 3D game engine.

    2h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for GMUNK's 3D-Rendered Geometric Art Series: Start to Finish

    Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.

    12m 58s
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  • view course page for CINEMA 4D R15 New Features

    Reviews the most exciting new features in C4D R15, including rendering improvements, kerning controls, beveling, and changes to the sculpting engine.

    1h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Studio Lighting in CINEMA 4D

    Learn to light diffuse, reflective, and transparent objects in CINEMA 4D.

    1h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Light and Texture for Product Visualization in MODO

    Build the skills you need to create stunning product visualizations in MODO.

    4h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Level Design Basics in Unity

    Learn basic level design techniques using the Unity3D game engine, and create environments that are fun to navigate, modular and easy to reuse, and highly interactive.

    3h 9m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Production Rendering Techniques in CINEMA 4D

    Introduces advanced features of the CINEMA 4D rendering and lighting toolsets.

    2h 21m
    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 Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Maya

    Shows how to master practical mental ray techniques for rendering models created in Maya.

    4h 56m
    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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