Digital Tutors Beginner's Guide to Cinema 4D

Digital Tutors Beginners Guide to Image Planes in Maya  

Posted by m_gobara at Jan. 10, 2012
Digital Tutors Beginners Guide to Image Planes in Maya

Digital Tutors Beginners Guide to Image Planes in Maya | 300 MB
Video: AVC (.mp4) 1024x576 | Audio: AAC 44.1KHz Mono
49 min. 5 sec. | July 2, 2011 | Maya 2012 and up | Author: Kyle Green

In this tutorial we will learn the procedures for creating and utilizing image planes in Maya to use as modeling reference. We will start off by learning how to properly set up and align your image planes in something like Photoshop, From there, we will learn how to begin importing your image planes into Maya, we will learn how to resize and reposition your image planes within the Maya viewports to make sure they are properly aligned in all your views, we will learn how to import animated image planes, as well as many other tools and features that will allow you to use image planes effectively in Maya.
Digital-Tutors - Retopology Techniques in CINEMA 4D

Digital-Tutors - Retopology Techniques in CINEMA 4D
1h 23m | AVC 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 96 Kbps 48.0 KHz | 998MB
Genre: eLearning | Project Files Included

In this CINEMA 4D tutorial, we'll learn the ins-and-outs of the Polygon Pen and see it in action as we go through the process of creating a more optimized mesh for a sculpted creature. The topology or edge flow of our polygon meshes is important as we create our 3D projects. Good topology can mean fewer overall polygons are needed to reflect the detail we want.

Digital Tutors - Artists Guide to Fusion  

Posted by house23 at March 11, 2013
Digital Tutors - Artists Guide to Fusion

Digital Tutors - Artists Guide to Fusion
FLV | AVC 745kbps | English | 1280x720 | 15fps | 1hours | AAC stereo 64kbps | 353 MB
Genre: Video Training

In this course we will learn how to get started using the compositing software Fusion. Using Fusion we can quickly composite and create visual effects using a node-based workflow which allows us to easily tweak any part of the composition. We'll begin this project by learning the basics of importing images and moving around in the Fusion user interface. We'll then cover some basic compositing, masking, transforming, and color correction. We'll finish with a project to composite a 3d render and create an interesting animated wipe and render it into an image sequence. This series of lessons is a great starting point to learning Fusion. By learning the basics and tool-based workflow of Fusion, we will be able to create appealing animations and images.

Digital Tutors - Animating Quadrupeds in CINEMA 4D  

Posted by Alexpal at Dec. 25, 2012
Digital Tutors - Animating Quadrupeds in CINEMA 4D

Digital Tutors - Animating Quadrupeds in CINEMA 4D
Run Time: 2h 22m | Release Date: June 1, 2012 | Author: Delano Athias | Required Software: CINEMA 4D
English | h264 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 188 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 2 Gb
Genre: eLearning

In this CINEMA 4D tutorial we will learn how to animate a quadruped. Throughout these lessons we will learn how to breakdown the complex movements of a quadruped into manageable steps to create a fun and natural-looking animation. We'll start by taking a look at reference before we begin blocking in the animation. After that we'll learn how to smoothly transition from our blocking stage to our polish pass all the while learning essential workflows like follow-through techniques and managing animation in CINEMA 4D's timeline. By the end of this course, you will have the skills to bring your own quadruped to life in a convincing way.

Digital Tutors - Rigging Quadrupeds in CINEMA 4D  

Posted by Alexpal at Dec. 24, 2012
Digital Tutors - Rigging Quadrupeds in CINEMA 4D

Digital Tutors - Rigging Quadrupeds in CINEMA 4D
Run Time: 3h 43m | Release Date: June 1, 2012 | Author: Delano Athias | Required Software: CINEMA 4D R13
English | h264 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 188 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 3.29 GB
Genre: eLearning

In this CINEMA 4D tutorial we will learn techniques for rigging quadrupeds in CINEMA 4D. We'll work our way from the ground up, learning techniques for creating robust and flexible vertebrae systems, efficient and animator-friendly controls, and learn how to dynamically parent and blend between spaces. We'll also cover helpful weight painting. By the end of this course, you will have the skills needed to rig your very own quadruped.

Digital Tutors - Sculpting Workflows in CINEMA 4D  

Posted by Alexpal at Dec. 13, 2012
Digital Tutors - Sculpting Workflows in CINEMA 4D

Digital Tutors - Sculpting Workflows in CINEMA 4D
Run Time: 1h 43m | Release Date: December 1, 2012 | Author: Justin Marshall | Required Software: CINEMA 4D R14 Studio
English | h264 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 188 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 2.25 GB
Genre: eLearning

In this series of CINEMA 4D tutorials, members will learn to use the sculpting tools in CINEMA 4D Studio to create very detailed, high-resolution models. We'll start out by talking about how to setup geometry for sculpting and go over an explanation of the subdivision level workflow. Then, using a little creature as an example, we'll talk about the functionality of all of the different sculpting tools- from Pull and Grab, to Wax and Scrape.
We'll cover common brush settings and options like symmetry and steady stroke that can speed up our workflow. We'll also talk about the importance of working with layers and how they can add flexibility to the way we work. We'll also cover the use of stamps in the sculpting process and we'll finish up by baking out maps to reproduce our sculpted detail on low resolution base meshes.
Once done, you'll have a good overview of the sculpting process in CINEMA 4D and be able to start integrating those tools into your own asset creation workflow.

Digital Tutors - Creature Creation in CINEMA 4D R14  

Posted by Alexpal at Dec. 13, 2012
Digital Tutors - Creature Creation in CINEMA 4D R14

Digital Tutors - Creature Creation in CINEMA 4D R14
Run Time: 3h 27m | Release Date: December 1, 2012 | Author: Justin Marshall | Required Software: CINEMA 4D R14 Studio
English | h264 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 188 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 4.8 GB
Genre: eLearning

With the addition of sculpting tools to CINEMA 4D studio, it's become possible to complete creature projects without leaving the software. In this CINEMA 4D sculpting tutorial we will discuss the modeling of a base mesh in CINEMA 4D, using a variety of modeling tools.
Throughout the tutorial we will talk about model preparation and UV layout in anticipation of texture baking and painting. Once the base is prepared, we will go through the process of adding high resolution detail using the sculpting tools in CINEMA 4D. Once our creature model is sculpted, we will talk about baking that detail out into Normal, Displacement, and Ambient Occlusion maps. Then we will use BodyPaint to create textures for the creature.

Digital tutors: Visual Guide to Animation [repost]  

Posted by Alexpal at March 12, 2012
Digital tutors: Visual Guide to Animation [repost]

Digital tutors: Visual Guide to Animation
English | Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 784x640, 1687 kb/s | Audio: aac, 22050 Hz, s16 | 610 MB
Genre: Video training

The ‘Visual Guide to Animation’ is a software independent course that provides a step-by-step approach to building a solid foundation tounderstanding and learning the basics of computer animation and covers fundamental animation terms and definitions as well as a variety ofessential animation tips, tools, and techniques.
Digital-Tutors – Modeling Interiors in CINEMA 4D [repost]

Digital-Tutors – Modeling Interiors in CINEMA 4D
English | Video: vp6f, yuv420p, 782x646, 1024 kb/s | Audio: mp3, 44100 Hz, s16 | 1.12 GB
Genre: Video training

In this course we will explore the use of CINEMA 4D to build interior sets. From traditional polygon modeling tools to powerful spline based techniques, CINEMA 4D offers a number of options for building models. Building an interior set will provide us with an opportunity to put many of those tools into practice building organic and inorganic shapes in a variety of ways. We’ll explore methods for building hard surfaces like the room architecture, cabinetry, and furniture.

Digital Tutors - Artist Guide to Mudbox 2012  

Posted by scutter at Dec. 13, 2011
Digital Tutors - Artist Guide to Mudbox 2012

Digital Tutors - Artist Guide to Mudbox 2012 | 1.3 Gb
Software: Autodesk Mudbox 2012 | Video: .flv (1296x720) | Audio: mp3 125kbps | Completion Time: 2 hrs 58 min
Genre: eLearning | Language: English | Author: Justin Marshall

In this course, we’ll use a project based approach to cover the tools in Mudbox 2012 and we will explore some of the ways you can put them to use to get great results. Mudbox is a great tool for 3d artists that provides a really robust sculpting and texture painting solution.