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  • view course page for Maya 2016 Extension 2 New Features

    Find out how to use the new features in Maya 2016 Extension 2, including the Content Browser, MASH networks, Quick Rig, the Pose Editor, Light Editor, and Render Setup dialog.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Rhino: Introduction to T-Splines

    Learn how to create 3D models of complex organic shapes with T-Splines, the Autodesk plugin for Rhino.

    4h 7m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for PBR Materials with Blender & Quixel

    Learn how to create photorealistic game-based materials using physically based rendering (PBR) techniques in Blender and Quixel.

    2h 21m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Game Art: Asset Texture Pipeline

    Keep your game design skills up to date. Learn the most current workflow for modeling an asset in 3ds Max, texturing it in Substance Painter, and importing the mesh and textures into the Unreal game engine.

    1h 34m
    Advanced
     

  • view course page for Blender: Game Asset Textures

    Learn how to texture game assets—or any other 3D models—in Blender, the open-source 3D rendering software.

    43m 29s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for CINEMA 4D R17 Essential Training

    Learn CINEMA 4D R17. From polygonal and spline modeling to lighting, rendering, and shading, this series of CINEMA 4D tutorials will get you up to speed quickly so that you can make great looking 3D graphics and animations with ease.

    6h 23m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for ZBrush: Learn to Sculpt Cloth

    Learn how to use cutting-edge tools in ZBrush to create realistic clothing for your digital characters.

    2h 8m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Blender: Game Asset Sculpting

    Learn how to use Blender's Multiresolution modifier and sculpting tools to create high-poly texture maps for 3D game assets.

    1h 41m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R17

  • view course page for Up and Running with Plant Factory

    Learn how to model plants and trees with PlantFactory, the 3D plant modeling, animation, and rendering software.

    3h 32m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with Rhino for Mac

    Get up and running with Rhino for Mac. Learn about basic interface navigation, 3D modeling, lighting, and rendering in Rhino 5 for Mac.

    7h 25m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Game Asset Creation: Stylized Wooden Crate

    Learn how to use 3ds Max to model and texture a small wooden crate: an asset that can be used to populate a 3D environment, hide tokens and treasure, or be triggered to explode in a real-time game engine such as Unreal Engine 4.

    2h 17m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Logo Animation and Compositing with CINEMA 4D and After Effects

  • view course page for Up and Running with MARI for Texture Painting

  • view course page for Rayce Bird: Real Life Creature Creation

    Watch Rayce Bird, a special effects makeup artist, reveal the process behind his "monstrous" latex masks and walk through a demo for fans at Comic-Con.

    14m 21s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Furniture Design with Rhino

    Furniture Design with Rhino

    with Jonathan Racek

    Learn how to design furniture, both full-scale pieces and assets for game engines such as Unity, with Rhino 3D. This course covers the history of furniture design, Rhino modeling techniques, and methods for exporting your furniture design for rendering, 3D printing, or game development.

    2h 25m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creating a Game Environment in Blender and Unity

    Learn how to model and texture a game environment—such as a detailed city scene—in Blender, the free 3D modeling tool popular among game designers and animators.

    3h 13m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Blender: Creating a Game Character

    Create a game character with Blender's free 3D toolset, while you build your modeling, sculpting, and texturing skills.

    4h 56m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Introduction to 3D

    Introduction to 3D

    with George Maestri

    Learn the basics concepts underlying all 3D modeling and rendering software: navigating 3D space, modeling, texturing, rendering, and more.

    1h 39m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Up and Running in VUE

    Up and Running in VUE

    with Aaron F. Ross

    Create photorealistic animated environments in VUE.

    4h 12m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Mudbox 2016 Essential Training

    Artists: Get everything you need to get the most out Mudbox, including its sculpting, texture painting, and concept visualization tools.

    4h 34m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Surfacing an F1 Wheel In Alias

    Take these tutorials on automotive surfacing and learn how to create a production-ready model of a Formula 1 racing wheel with Class A surfaces in Alias.

    4h 3m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for 3ds Max for Design Visualization

    Learn how to visualize your designs—buildings, furniture, landscapes, and more—before they are built with 3ds Max.

    4h 21m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with Maya LT

    Up and Running with Maya LT

    with George Maestri

    Learn the basics of Maya LT 2016, a 3D modeling and animation tool built especially for game makers.

    3h 24m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Tinkercad: Modeling Custom Designs for 3D Printing

  • view course page for Sculpting a Creature with ZBrush and Photoshop

    Bring creatures from the depths of your imagination to life with ZBrush and Photoshop, in these tutorials from concept artist and Face Off champion Rayce Bird.

    2h 36m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Managing Edge Flow in ZBrush

    Managing Edge Flow in ZBrush

    with Ryan Kittleson

    Learn how to use new polygroup controls within ZRemesher to get good edge flow with less hassle.

    22m 18s
    Advanced
     

  • view course page for Maya 2016 New Features

    Maya 2016 New Features

    with Aaron F. Ross

    Find out what's new and improved in Maya 2016, including new transform, sculpting, and brush tools and the redesigned HyperShade editor.

    2h 28m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creating an Interior Scene with Blender

    Learn how to use Blender to model, texture, and render realistic interior scenes for animation and architectural visualizations.

    2h 27m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creating a Captive Sphere with OpenSCAD

    Create a captive sphere model—using just 10 lines of code—and make the object printable with OpenSCAD, the free, multiplatform 3D CAD program.

    21m 24s
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Hard Surface Sculpting and Retopologizing in CINEMA 4D

  • view course page for Modeling a Cartoon Character in Maya

    Learn how to use Maya to model a simple cartoon character that can be later rigged and animated in the program of your choice.

    3h 6m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Getting Started in 3D and Animation

    Get a simple seven-step overview of the 3D animation pipeline in this introduction for new 3D artists and animators.

    15m 8s
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Mike Hathorn: 3D Printing in the Classroom

    Find out how teacher Mike Hathorn is helping students transform from tech consumers to tech creators with a curriculum based on 3D modeling and printing.

    10m 18s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Modeling a Staircase with AutoCAD

    Learn to master a wide variety of AutoCAD's 3D modeling tools while modeling a complex spiral staircase.

    54m 15s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Sculpting Portraits in ZBrush

    Learn how to sculpt engaging 3D human portraits with ZBrush and these tutorials from digital artist Ryan Kittleson.

    2h 42m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for 3D Scanning with a Camera

    3D Scanning with a Camera

    with Kacie Hultgren

    Learn to scan a 3D object with your smartphone or camera and the free 123D Catch app from Autodesk.

    53m 53s
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for David Lesperance, Digital Environment Design

    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.

    11m 1s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for 3D Architectural Modeling with AutoCAD

    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.

    3h 12m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Vehicle Modeling in Blender

    Vehicle Modeling in Blender

    with George Maestri

    Find out how to model an iconic car—the Aston Marton DB5—in the free 3D modeling application Blender.

    4h 7m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for CINEMA 4D R16 Essential Training

    Learn how to model, texture, light, and animate 3D objects in CINEMA 4D, and create amazing motion graphics, visual effects (VFX), and animations.

    9h 35m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Digital Product Photography with CINEMA 4D

  • view course page for 3D Printing with ZBrush

    3D Printing with ZBrush

    with Ryan Kittleson

    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.

    1h 14m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in Maya

  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in 3ds Max

  • view course page for 3D Printing with Photoshop

  • view course page for Modeling an F1 Wheel in Maya

    Model and render a fully realized Formula 1 steering wheel from an initial product concept sketch.

    2h 6m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Dan Roarty's Realistic 3D Portraits: Start to Finish

  • view course page for Revit Construction Modeling Tools

    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.

    2h 9m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
    Appropriate for all
     

“All of the instructors you have for graphics/3D/animation are great! Many of them remind me of the wonderful professors I have at my college, just a LOT more mobile!” —Michael M.
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