Make your animations "look" right by creating smooth motion, with these software-agnostic tricks from animation expert George Maestri.
Learn how to use the extensive range of tools in 3ds Max to render out elements for compositing in After Effects.
These case studies show how to create four distinct and highly realistic textures, apply your own variations, and link your custom textures to materials in Maya.
Build a complete 3D motion graphics sequence in CINEMA 4D Lite, the introductory version of CINEMA 4D included with After Effects CC.
Takes you through all the steps for creating concrete textures in Photoshop and Maya.
Learn how to mimic the look of granite and terrazzo, two high-end materials for architectural models and visualizations, with Photoshop.
Discover how to use Edge Animate to create interactive designs and animated motion graphics for websites, mobile apps, digital magazines, and ebooks.
Learn how to build asphalt shingles in a variety of bond patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator.
Discover how to create realistic brick textures from scratch in Photoshop.
Learn how to use Photoshop to create a custom slate texture that's great for modeling building interiors (floors) and exteriors (roofs).
Create a realistic wood texture, complete with grain, knots, and whorls, with Photoshop, and apply it to a scene in 3ds Max.
Learn to draw metal textures from scratch with Photoshop and Illustrator, and link them to materials in 3ds Max.
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 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 prepare and print your 3D models with Photoshop.
Achieve a richer, more dynamic look for your Flash-based animation by incorporating hand-drawn animation techniques.
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.
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.
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 rig and animate a 3D robotic arm in CINEMA 4D.
Transform a 2D matte painting into a 3D scene, complete with a moving camera, shifting perspective, and an animated background.
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 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.
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.
Learn about the principles of linear perspective and find out how to create perspective drawings in Photoshop.
Learn how to create 3D models in the CINEMA 4D Lite plugin offered with After Effects CC, in the first installment of After Effects Guru.
Learn to destroy a building with a fireball, using an After Effects 3D environment, Maya dynamic simulations, and matte painted elements.
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.
Learn the concepts, tools, and techniques you'll need to create your own animations, web experiences, and mobile applications with Flash CC.
Tell a more compelling story in Edge Animate with an animated infographic.
Learn to create textures and add color, reflectivity, and other surface detail to your games with Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, and Adobe Photoshop.
This course offers intermediate and advanced Flash designers a step-by-step guide for creating full-featured facial rigs in Flash Professional.
Discover how to create render passes in Maya, recombine the passes in After Effects, and motion track the passes to live-action video footage that contains a moving camera or a moving character.
A practical guide to constructing 3D buildings that can be used to populate video game environments
Shows how to turn a daytime summer scene into a nighttime winter scene using Photoshop and After Effects, with illustrator David Mattingly's production-proven matte painting techniques.
Breaks down the process of creating, rigging, and animating the arm of a character in an opening title sequence in After Effects—a task traditionally performed using rigging or skeleton tools available in 3D programs.
Introduces the skills needed to create photorealistic 3D creatures for film, video, and game production.
Use some source images, a downloaded 3D object, and Photoshop's tools to create a striking composition.
Shows how to design a variety of vibrant 3D type effects in Photoshop Extended.
Create and animate highly controllable characters using After Effects.
Introduces a variety of real-world issues animators commonly encounter and practical solutions to them in Flash.
Shows how to build, illuminate, and render realistic 3D scenes in Photoshop CS5 Extended.
Guides you through the fundamentals of Flash animation, beginning with a tour of the tools and interface.
Drawing six kinds of objects and manipulating them in 3D space.