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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.
Take your drawings from 2D to 3D with AutoCAD. Learn to model a building, complete with doors, windows, a staircase, a roof, and surrounding terrain, with AutoCAD 2015.
Find out how to model an iconic car—the Aston Marton DB5—in the free 3D modeling application Blender.
Discover how to create realistic brick textures from scratch in Photoshop.
Learn how to master the UVW mapping tools in 3ds Max and map 2D textures to complex 3D objects.
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.
Learn how to use Photoshop to create a custom slate texture that's great for modeling building interiors (floors) and exteriors (roofs).
VFX artist Ben Watts show how to use TurbulenceFD, an incredibly powerful fluid simulator that plugs right into CINEMA 4D, to create realistic smoke, fire, and explosion effects.
Create a realistic wood texture, complete with grain, knots, and whorls, with Photoshop, and apply it to a scene in 3ds Max.
Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.
Learn to draw metal textures from scratch with Photoshop and Illustrator, and link them to materials in 3ds Max.
Demonstrates how to transfer audio from Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x to Pro Tools with X2 Pro Audio Convert.
Learn how to set up and direct Bullet simulations for collisions, breakage, and simple cloth effects.
Rob Garrott interviews storyboard artists, animators, VFX artists, and other film-industry pros in this series of creative conversations.
Learn to create stereoscopic 3D environments in Maya.
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.
Introduces the basic and not-so-basic features of mental ray, the production-proven renderer of choice for many 3ds Max users.
Learn to design and model a city from almost any era, with Illustrator (or any other vector drawing program) and 3ds Max.
Learn how to apply 2D images to your 3D models with these UV mapping techniques in Blender.
Learn how to model basic objects in Blender and create professional-quality renders of product designs.
Promote your design concepts better with beautiful product renderings built with Rhino and V-Ray.
Learn how to simulate cloth, control its appearance, and make it interact realistically with other objects in your scene, using Blender.
Provides an overview of modeling, animating, and rendering 3D graphics in the open-source software Blender 2.6.
Learn how to rig your 3D characters for realistic motion and animation with 3ds Max.
Learn how to create realistic product renderings for print and video advertising with CINEMA 4D.
Learn how to rig a bird for animation in Maya.
Learn how to rig a four-legged creature (aka a quadruped) in Maya.
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 light and render the exterior of a building with 3ds Max, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.
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.
Learn how to model, texture, render, and animate 3D characters and scenes with Maya 2015.
Learn about the interface changes and performance improvements that come with the latest release of Flash Professional CC.
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 use Unity's advanced features like scripting, custom GUI elements, prefab customization, networking, and code optimization.
Get your models ready for 3D printing with ZBrush. Learn how to size objects correctly, save on material costs, and make sure colors print true.
Learn how to create walk, run, and skip animations that give your character style and subtly move the story along.
Learn how to create replacements parts for household appliances, furniture, and more with Tinkercad and a desktop 3D printer.
Learn how to use CINEMA 4D dynamics to create physically accurate object animations, using real-world physics like gravity, collisions, and bounces.
Render product shots in their best light with Maya and After Effects.
Present product renderings in their best light with 3ds Max and After Effects.
Learn how to prepare and print your 3D models with Photoshop.
Learn how to build 3D models, graphics, and animation with 3ds Max 2015.
Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for the inside of any building in 3ds Max, including daylight, dusk, and night shots.
Achieve a richer, more dynamic look for your Flash-based animation by incorporating hand-drawn animation techniques.
Model and render a fully realized Formula 1 steering wheel from an initial product concept sketch.
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.