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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.
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.
Start creating great looking particle animations for rain, smoke, fire, and more with Particle Flow in 3ds Max.
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.
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.
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.
Build a complete 3D motion graphics sequence in CINEMA 4D Lite, the introductory version of CINEMA 4D included with After Effects CC.
Learn about the principles of linear perspective and find out how to create perspective drawings in Photoshop.
Create custom animated GIFs for your websites, mobile applications, and other interactive projects in Photoshop.
Learn to create new worlds, both fanciful and totally realistic, for films with digital matte paintings in this Photoshop tutorial.
Covers all the key aspects of V-Ray, the powerful rendering plug-in for Maya.
Learn the concepts, tools, and techniques you'll need to create your own animations, web experiences, and mobile applications with Flash CC.
Learn the basic physics and motion principles that lie behind your 2D or 3D world, and time-tested techniques for bringing your animations to life.
Tell a more compelling story in Edge Animate with an animated infographic.
Learn how to set up and master your Wacom tablet in ways that streamline your work, expand your creative options, and lighten the load on your wrists.
Introduces the basic theories and 3D modeling toolset behind Sculptris—a free sculpting program—and walks through two hands-on sculpting projects.
The leaders of One & Co, an industrial design firm that creates products from touch phones to sporting goods and furniture, share their insights and expertise in previsualizing successful design concepts.
Make models with 3D objects, edit polygonal meshes, create surfaces and models with 2D shapes and splines, and more.
An introduction to creating and animating cutout characters in Toon Boom Animate.
Introduces you to the MODO interface and workflow, teaching you how to create models, textures, lighting, animation, and finished renderings.
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.