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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.
Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.
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.
Create realistic garments and fabrics, from T-shirts to tablecloths, with the Cloth system in 3ds Max.
Use blend shapes and a joint-based approach to build facial controls that are versatile and easy to use.
Learn how character artist Dan Roarty creates his hyperrealistic 3D portraits with tools like Maya, Mudbox, Knald, and Photoshop.
Make construction models that work for everyone on your team. Learn how to use Revit's parts, assemblies, and displacement views to break your model down and add detail and refinement.
Learn to create a complete game from scratch 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.
Use CINEMA 4D's Dynamic module to animate falling coins that bounce and collide realistically, in this project-based course.
Learn the basics of what 3D printing is and how you can use it to create amazing objects, from prototypes to working tools.
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.
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.
Take a reference photograph and create a model from its shapes and pieces with the primitive and spline modeling tools in CINEMA 4D and C4D Lite.
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.
Create 3D objects in CINEMA 4D and seamlessly composite them inside a 2D project in After Effects, using the CINEWARE plugin.
Learn how to animate and render a professional-looking 3D space scene with Maya.
Add an animation to your web projects with a CSS sprite sheet, in this quick, project-based course.
Learn to create, style, animate, and render realistic hair with Maya nHair.
Learn to rig and animate a 3D robotic arm in CINEMA 4D.
Use CINEMA 4D's sculpting tools to sculpt the head of an old man and paint a great-looking texture map with BodyPaint.
Transform a 2D matte painting into a 3D scene, complete with a moving camera, shifting perspective, and an animated background.
Learn how to model realistic 3D characters with the powerful and flexible modeling toolset in CINEMA 4D.
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 model a female android that bridges the divide between man (or woman) and machine with ZBrush's powerful modeling and sculpting tools.
Learn about the interface changes and performance improvements that come with the latest release of Flash Professional CC.
Model and animate a stylized 3D flower that grows and blooms over time, using the combined power of CINEMA 4D and Adobe After Effects.
Learn how to craft materials like wood, metal, and glass and light your scene inside the Unity 3D game engine.
Learn how to add light, color, and texture to a basic form using photographic references and the tools in Adobe Photoshop.
Learn to create rope, cable, hair, and string-like effects that lead to realistic motion and elasticity with C4D's Dynamics module.
Learn how to use Modo's dynamics and particle systems to create physics-based animations that impress.
Learn how to build your own 3D design models and prototypes with the NURBS-based modeling tools in Rhino 5.0 for Windows.
Create a photorealistic image or video of your product with PhotoView 360, a rendering and animation plugin for SolidWorks.
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.
Start creating great looking particle animations for rain, smoke, fire, and more with Particle Flow in 3ds Max.
Learn how to establish a clear production pipeline to transition your characters from 3ds Max to the Unity 3D game engine.
Reviews the most exciting new features in C4D R15, including rendering improvements, kerning controls, beveling, and changes to the sculpting engine.
Chris Korn, character designer at FUSE Animation, explains how he brings his creatures to life with CINEMA 4D and Zbrush.
Walks through the new functionality and utilities in 3ds Max 2014 that make creating 3D models and animations easier and faster than ever.
Learn to light diffuse, reflective, and transparent objects in CINEMA 4D.
Learn how to use the CINEMA 4D MoGraph module to control and morph particles.
Takes a black-and-white drawing and shows how to use the five elements of light to paint the surfaces and create a realistically shaded backdrop in Photoshop.
Introduces the major improvements to Maya 2014, including the new Modeling Toolkit and Paint Effects.
Prepare your models in Maya and then send them for 3D printing on Shapeways, an online service that ships reproductions straight to your door.
Watch Michelle Kaufman remodel a home in San Francisco to meet a growing family's needs while earning the US Green Building Council's rigorous LEED Platinum certification.