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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 Up and Running with 3D Printing

    Learn the basics of what 3D printing is and how you can use it to create amazing objects, from prototypes to working tools.

    1h 16m
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  • view course page for Maya Tips and Tricks

    A collection of over 40 tips and tricks will help you work smarter, not harder, and build more sophisticated models in Maya.

    2h 44m
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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
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  • view course page for Rhino 5 Essential Training

    Learn how to build your own 3D design models and prototypes with the NURBS-based modeling tools in Rhino 5.0 for Windows.

    7h 10m
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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 Modo 701 Essential Training

    Get introduced to Modo 701 and learn how to create 3D models, textures, lights, and renders.

    5h 22m
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  • view course page for Chris Korn's Digital Character Design: Start to Finish

    Chris Korn, character designer at FUSE Animation, explains how he brings his creatures to life with CINEMA 4D and Zbrush.

    33m 52s
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  • view course page for Maya 2014 New Features

    Introduces the major improvements to Maya 2014, including the new Modeling Toolkit and Paint Effects.

    2h 0m
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: 01 Interface and Drawing Management

    Kicks off the AutoCAD 2014 Essentials series with a complete tour of the interface and the drawing features.

    1h 22m
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  • view course page for Getting Started with 3ds Max

    Make models with 3D objects, edit polygonal meshes, create surfaces and models with 2D shapes and splines, and more.

    4h 15m
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  • view course page for Getting Started with modo 601

    Introduces you to the modo interface and workflow, teaching you how to create models, textures, lighting, animation, and finished renderings.

    5h 9m
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  • view course page for CINEMA 4D Essentials 7: MoGraph Modeling and Animation

    Introduces MoGraph, a toolset that allows you to model and animate objects without keyframes, and shows how to use MoGraph to quickly get your characters up and running.

    56m 17s
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  • view course page for CINEMA 4D Essentials 6: HyperNURB Modeling and Sculpting

    Introduces two CINEMA 4D modeling techniques: HyperNURBS, or subdivision modeling, for creating smooth rounded objects, and sculpting.

    1h 24m
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  • view course page for CINEMA 4D Essentials 2: Polygon and Spline Modeling

    Covers the basics of the 3D modeling toolkit in CINEMA 4D: splines and polygons.

    1h 40m
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  • view course page for CINEMA 4D Essentials 1: Interface, Objects, and Hierarchies

    Introduces the CINEMA environment and illustrates the importance of the object hierarchy.

    1h 22m
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  • view course page for Mudbox 2013 Essential Training

    Teaches digital artists how to create realistic assets such as 3D characters, immersive game environments, and product designs in Mudbox.

    4h 14m
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 3: NURBS Modeling Techniques

    Provides a thorough introduction to the NURBS modeling toolkit, a foundational aspect of 3D modeling.

    2h 18m
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 2: Polygonal Modeling Techniques

    Delves into the theory behind popular polygonal modeling techniques in Maya, then walks through the basic process of creating objects, modifying them, and working with subdivision surfaces.

    2h 17m
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  • view course page for modo 501 Essential Training

    Walks through the process of understanding the modo workflow while learning to create 3D models and animations.

    7h 32m
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  • view course page for Blender Essential Training

    Gives users a thorough explanation of the Blender interface, tools, and features and demonstrates practical techniques for this amazing tool.

    9h 54m
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  • view course page for ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training

    Presents the concepts behind digital sculpting, shows how to produce images using the ZBrush tool set, and demonstrates the Digital Clay and Sculpting brushes.

    6h 9m
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