Gnomon-Character Modeling For Production-BMGB

Gnomon-Character Modeling For Production-BMGB
English | Size: 5.07 GB
Category: Tutorial

In this DVD, Ian shows you the tools and techniques he uses to quickly create a full character model in 3ds Max, leading you through the basic character production pipeline used at Blur Studio. He takes you through the process of building clean geometry using Max’s built-in toolset as well as using the PolyBoost plugin. Ian shows how to easily enhance objects with ZBrush, and how to quickly find the form and detail of your character. From there he demonstrates how to bring the geometry back into Max to make it animation friendly by retopologizing. After the model is finished, Ian covers how to set up hair using Hair FX as well as how to set up lights, cameras and a simple rig using Biped to pose and render the character. Finally, using Adobe Photoshop�, Ian discusses how to present the character in a professional manner. This DVD is intended for artists with a basic under- standing of polygon modeling in Max, but is useful to anyone regardless of skill level or software. In this DVD Ian uses: Max, PolyBoost, ZBrush, BodyPaint and Photoshop. [Read more…]

Gnomon Global IlluminationInteriors V-Ray Lighting Techniques

Gnomon Global Illumination:Interiors V-Ray Lighting Techniques
English | Size: 1.57 GB
Category: Tutorial

Continuing from his first DVD, Global Illumination: Exteriors, Christopher Nichols explains how interior global illumination differs from exterior GI. Christopher focuses on the concept of digital sets and explores issues of interior lighting for GI, including the variety of light sources that can be used, as well as how space plays an important role in lighting. Christopher demonstrates the differences between regular light sources, environment light, IES lighting, area lights, and even how geometry and shaders can affect the lighting of a scene. Additionally, since bouncing light plays an important role in interior GI, this lecture looks at some special techniques such as using V-Ray�s photon mapping and light cache. Christopher also explores the idea of baking lighting into textures, which is a useful technique for some situations. With Global Illumination: Interiors, you will see the rendering of an interior space in a whole new light. [Read more…]

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 Character Texturing For Production-BMGB-DVD9

Gnomon Character Texturing For Production-BMGB-DVD9
English | Size: 3.71 GB
Category: Tutorial

In this DVD, Ian textures and completes the game cinematic character he modeled in Character Modeling for Production. In this lecture, he shows different techniques to UV map objects of various complexities quickly and efficiently using 3ds Max’s UV tools and DeepUV. Ian covers both hand-painted and image-based methods to create textures for the character. From there he uses various ZBrush plugins to both block-in and finalize textures and he uses BodyPaint to fix seams and to begin new textures. Ian demonstrates a variety of other techniques incorporated in the Max>ZBrush>BodyPaint pipeline and shows you how to enhance the hair created in his first DVD, and take it to a more finalized level. Finally, Ian shows how you can reuse your rigs from character to character using Biped, and how to use Adobe Photoshop� to add an extra level of professionalism to your final models before submitting them to a client. In this DVD Ian uses: Max, DeepUV, PolyBoost, ZBrush, ZappLink, Zmapper, BodyPaint and Photoshop [Read more…]

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 Introduction to Substance Painter 2018

Gnomon Introduction to Substance Painter 2018
English | Size: 2.3GB
Category: Tutorial

Allegorithmic’s Substance Painter has become a standard tool at studios around the world for texturing game assets. In this title, lead technical artist Christophe Desse takes us through the paces of learning Painter by sharing his production proven techniques and workflow . His direct approach allows the student to learn how to quickly tackle projects without feeling overwhelmed with the interface, terminology or workflow. Starting with a detailed introduction to the tools and features, Christophe then goes deeper into the workflow of Substance Painter showing the texturing process on a full project by texturing a detailed walker-bot model and its driver. This allows him to share his workflow for texturing both character and hard surface models. He shares various techniques that can be used to texture various components while discussing how to handle the various material settings and maps. Many different types of materials are textured and demonstrated, providing a thorough insight into Christophe’s methodology. Topics include the Painter interface, display and viewport features, transparency and Iray, Textures Sets and Materials, Smart Materials, Projections, Stencils, Baking, Anchor Points, and how to approach hard surface weathering and detailing. [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

Included Video Tutorials:

Material Basics
Displacement (Duration: 52 min)
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Gnomon Introduction to Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop

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

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 Introduction to Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop

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

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 Digital Training Contemporary Set Design DDE-TACTiLE

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

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. Subjects such as using photo scrap as virtual set pieces, texture mapping in 2D, and rendering a wide range of materials from brushed steel to polished hardwood floor are also covered. [Read more…]