Gnomon BTS04

Gnomon BTS04
English | Size: 1.78 GB
Category: Tutorial

BEHIND THE SCENES (BTS) is a new and exciting DVD series developed to showcase the creation of a game cinematic sequence. The series follows a team of artists as they demonstrate their production techniques from concept phase to final rendered animation. In this chapter of the BTS series Ben Neall explores the many aspects of texture creation for the main character Geo. Some of these aspects include techniques such as UVing, Projecting, Texture Painting using 2D and 3D softwares, as well as overviews of shader and render setup. Ben also shows techniques to help the artist in the visual development stage, using compositing software to make real-time decisions. The viewer will also see actual production meetings in which the design and creation of the textures are discussed. [Read more…]

Gnomon Workshop – Lighting and Rendering Series – 7 New Tutorials with Jeff Patton

Gnomon Workshop – Lighting and Rendering Series – 7 New Tutorials with Jeff Patton
English | Size: 732 MB
Category: Tutorial

Material Basics
Displacement (Duration: 52 min)

Lighting Basics
3ds Max Light Basics (Duration: 44 min)
Area Light Issues (Duration: 32 min)
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Gnomon Humanoid modeling

Gnomon Humanoid modeling
English | Size: 3.24 GB
Category: Tutorial

In this polygonal modeling DVD, Sean Mills shows you how to create a bipedal humanoid model. Sean begins with a set of primitives for different body parts – arms, legs, torso and face – and refines them into muscle masses, primary contours and silouhettes. He then shows you how to refine those masses, establishing preliminary edge loops around musculature and areas of major deformation. Sean concludes by integrating these primary forms onto a contiguous character mesh. [Read more…]

Gnomon Workshop – Dynamic Figure Drawing The Body

Gnomon Workshop – Dynamic Figure Drawing: The Body
English | Size: 3.6 GB
Category: Tutorial

In this DVD, David Finch reveals his step-by-step process for drawing the human body. He starts with simple tube form shapes, and then covers the placement of muscle throughout both the male and female bodies. David demonstrates how to pose a simple tube form effectively, allowing you to block-in and draw a figure in perspective and in a variety of poses. He discusses balance, posture and presentation, emphasizing line weight and lighting. Finally, David puts everything together and draws fully realized bodies with a variety of intricate poses, and a variety of proportions and details. This constructive drawing process teaches you to draw convincing human bodies without the need for tracing or using reference. [Read more…]

Gnomon.Digital Training Character Rigging The Puppet Rig DVD9-TACTiLE

Gnomon.Digital Training Character Rigging The Puppet Rig DVD9-TACTiLE
English | Size: 5.6 GB
Category: Tutorial

In this DVD, character rigger Carlo Sansonetti demonstrates the rigging process from research to completion. Carlo covers creating the skeleton and rigging the spine, arms, hands, legs, head and neck. He discusses the core concepts of rigging, including joint orientation and understanding rotation order, as well as some more advanced techniques like stretchy limbs, forearm twist without volume loss, and connecting attributes with Hypershade. This DVD is for students who are new to rigging as well as for professional riggers who are looking for different approaches to rigging their characters [Read more…]

Gnomon Introduction to Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop

Gnomon Introduction to Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop
English | Size: 1.13 GB
Category: CBTS

On the first DVD in this series, Christian introduces the fundamental techniques he uses to create digital concept paintings and matte paintings. In three exercises based loosely on digital photographs, he introduces the basic principals of digital painting in Adobe Photoshop�. The first exercise demonstrates and illustrates three types of perspectives. The second exercise introduces painting with shape, showing different ways to create selections. In the last exercise, Christian demonstrates perspective and shape techniques, showing how to import light layers, and create separate foreground, midground and background elements. The DVD includes the photographic plates and additional bonus exercises. [Read more…]

Gnomon Color Theory The Mechanics Of Color-iNKiSO

Gnomon Color Theory The Mechanics Of Color-iNKiSO
English | Size: 318 MB
Category: Tutorial

Richard Keyes graduated from Art Center College of Design with a graphic design degree in 1987. After working in Palo Alto, California, designing corporate I.D. and annual reports, he returned to Southern California to work in a variety of studios before choosing a freelance career. As an independent designer Richard has worked for clients as diverse as Warner Brothers Records, Guess Jeans, the Los Angeles Housing Department and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. As a color consultant, his clients include Empire Berol, BIC and Avery Dennison. His teaching career started in 1988, with graphic design classes at Cal State L.A. Since then Richard has also taught at Valley Community College, UCLA Extension and has been teaching at Art Center College of Design since 1990, specializing in color theory, graphic design and narrative structure. Richard also teaches a workshop at Disney Studios. [Read more…]

Gnomon Digital Training Contemporary Set Design DDE-TACTiLE

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Gnomon Digital Training Contemporary Set Design DDE-TACTiLE
English | Size: 599 MB
Category: CBTs

In this third of three titles in a series, James will cover a wide range of Adobe Photoshop® techniques that he uses as a concept designer in the feature film industry. Focusing on the subject of a contemporary loft interior as a film set, James acts as a location manager, production designer and illustrator to visually explain a common feature film art department pipeline technique. Setting itself apart from other concept art techniques, this lecture concentrates heavily on the smooth integration of photo reference and high-end conceptualization ideas, or what James terms "Photoshop® kit bashing", blurring the line between photo and ideation rendering. [Read more…]

Gnomon Digital Training Contemporary Set Design DDE-TACTiLE

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Gnomon Digital Training Contemporary Set Design DDE-TACTiLE
English | Size: 599 MB
Category: CBTs

In this third of three titles in a series, James will cover a wide range of Adobe Photoshop® techniques that he uses as a concept designer in the feature film industry. Focusing on the subject of a contemporary loft interior as a film set, James acts as a location manager, production designer and illustrator to visually explain a common feature film art department pipeline technique. Setting itself apart from other concept art techniques, this lecture concentrates heavily on the smooth integration of photo reference and high-end conceptualization ideas, or what James terms "Photoshop® kit bashing", blurring the line between photo and ideation rendering. [Read more…]

Gnomon Character Animation Acting And Lip Sync DVD-iNKiSO

Gnomon Character Animation Acting And Lip Sync DVD-iNKiSO
English | Size: 549 MB
Category: CBTs

This is Chris’s first lecture in a series on character animation using Maya. In this lecture Chris introduces the basics of feature film style character animation. Starting with the bouncing ball and then moving on to using a character rig, Chris gives you a guided tour of the inner workings of Maya, covering the interface and how to develop good workflow habits. He discusses the basics of acting and emotion and demonstrates how to setup the always challenging walk cycle, from blocking in and smoothing out the animation to refining it by adding attitude and feeling. [Read more…]