Softimage Production Series – Rendering in XSI

Softimage Production Series – Rendering in XSI
English | Size: 1.1 GB
Category: Tutorial

Rendering in XSI

Understanding the render tree and render passes is vital to achieving quality renders in XSI. This DVD covers everything there is to know about them.

The first section introduces the render tree and teaches you how to extract position, rotation and UV information from your models. Render tree techniques are thoroughly discussed with topics such as creating a wipe mask, applying UV perturbation, using weight maps to control displacement maps, baking lighting information to color at vertices and altering rendering based on raytracing state. [Read more…]

John Foxx Background Series 25 Colourful Flowers-SUNiSO

John Foxx Background Series 25 Colourful Flowers-SUNiSO
English | Size: 600 MB
Category: Tutorial

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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

Description: Read NFO.

Included Video Tutorials:

Material Basics
Displacement (Duration: 52 min)
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3DMotive – SciFi Ship Series in Maya Volume 5

3DMotive – SciFi Ship Series in Maya Volume 5
English | Size: 1.6GB
Category: Tutorial

In the Scifi Ship Series, we’ll start by creating simple shapes via edge extrusion in Maya as it’s one of the easiest methods to create viable meshes. When creating meshes in Maya, the fewer tools you use, generally, is the better your end result because you end up focusing on the best aspects of the tools to create what you need. Edgeloops for better subdivisions are paramount when working with models that are going to be more than just ‘game ready’ (low poly) and will help create cleaner beveling when the mesh smooths as opposed to subdividing without edgeloops. Once the mesh has been imported into Zbrush, proper usage of polygroups will assist in mirrored details and overall cleanliness. IMM (InsertMultiMesh) Brushes are vital to helping to add the ‘greebles’ and accessories to hard surfaces to add interest. LiveBoolean is a new tool that’s paramount in creating inset cuts and booleaned shapes within the Zbrush subtools to add more futuristic details to parts of the sci-fi spaceship. When combining tools in Zbrush, like IMM brushes with LiveBooleans, the speed at which the model is populated with details is greatly decreased, which helps with tight deadlines in production. Add in using SliceCurves to add polygroups to a mesh with Curve Functions to create frame meshes that follow the seam of the polygroups precisely, and the end results are a model that looks thoroughly populated yet futuristic ally refined. [Read more…]

3DMotive – SciFi Ship Series in Maya Volume 1

3DMotive – SciFi Ship Series in Maya Volume 1
English | Size: 1.7GB
Category: Tutorial

In the Scifi Ship Series, we’ll sart by creating simple shapes via edge extrusion in Maya as it’s one of the easiest methods to create viable meshes. When creating meshes in Maya, the fewer tools you use, generally, is the better your end result because you end up focusing on the best aspects of the tools to create what you need. Edgeloops for better subdivisions are paramount when working with models that are going to be more than just ‘game ready’ (low poly) and will help create cleaner beveling when the mesh smooths as opposed to subdividing without edgeloops. Once the mesh has been imported into Zbrush, proper usage of polygroups will assist in mirrored details and overall cleanliness. IMM (InsertMultiMesh) Brushes are vital to helping to add the ‘greebles’ and accessories to hard surfaces to add interest. LiveBoolean is a new tool that’s paramount in creating inset cuts and booleaned shapes within the Zbrush subtools to add more futuristic details to parts of the sci-fi spaceship. When combining tools in Zbrush, like IMM brushes with LiveBooleans, the speed at which the model is populated with details is greatly decreased, which helps with tight deadlines in production. Add in using SliceCurves to add polygroups to a mesh with Curve Functions to create frame meshes that follow the seam of the polygroups precisely, and the end results are a model that looks thoroughly populated yet futuristic ally refined. [Read more…]

3DMotive – SciFi Ship Series in Maya Volume 2

3DMotive – SciFi Ship Series in Maya Volume 2
English | Size: 1.7GB
Category: Tutorial

In the Scifi Ship Series, we’ll sart by creating simple shapes via edge extrusion in Maya as it’s one of the easiest methods to create viable meshes. When creating meshes in Maya, the fewer tools you use, generally, is the better your end result because you end up focusing on the best aspects of the tools to create what you need. Edgeloops for better subdivisions are paramount when working with models that are going to be more than just ‘game ready’ (low poly) and will help create cleaner beveling when the mesh smooths as opposed to subdividing without edgeloops. Once the mesh has been imported into Zbrush, proper usage of polygroups will assist in mirrored details and overall cleanliness. IMM (InsertMultiMesh) Brushes are vital to helping to add the ‘greebles’ and accessories to hard surfaces to add interest. LiveBoolean is a new tool that’s paramount in creating inset cuts and booleaned shapes within the Zbrush subtools to add more futuristic details to parts of the sci-fi spaceship. When combining tools in Zbrush, like IMM brushes with LiveBooleans, the speed at which the model is populated with details is greatly decreased, which helps with tight deadlines in production. Add in using SliceCurves to add polygroups to a mesh with Curve Functions to create frame meshes that follow the seam of the polygroups precisely, and the end results are a model that looks thoroughly populated yet futuristic ally refined. [Read more…]

3DMotive – SciFi Ship Series in Maya Volume 4

3DMotive – SciFi Ship Series in Maya Volume 4
English | Size: 1.2GB
Category: Tutorial

In the Scifi Ship Series, we’ll sart by creating simple shapes via edge extrusion in Maya as it’s one of the easiest methods to create viable meshes. When creating meshes in Maya, the fewer tools you use, generally, is the better your end result because you end up focusing on the best aspects of the tools to create what you need. Edgeloops for better subdivisions are paramount when working with models that are going to be more than just ‘game ready’ (low poly) and will help create cleaner beveling when the mesh smooths as opposed to subdividing without edgeloops. Once the mesh has been imported into Zbrush, proper usage of polygroups will assist in mirrored details and overall cleanliness. IMM (InsertMultiMesh) Brushes are vital to helping to add the ‘greebles’ and accessories to hard surfaces to add interest. LiveBoolean is a new tool that’s paramount in creating inset cuts and booleaned shapes within the Zbrush subtools to add more futuristic details to parts of the sci-fi spaceship. When combining tools in Zbrush, like IMM brushes with LiveBooleans, the speed at which the model is populated with details is greatly decreased, which helps with tight deadlines in production. Add in using SliceCurves to add polygroups to a mesh with Curve Functions to create frame meshes that follow the seam of the polygroups precisely, and the end results are a model that looks thoroughly populated yet futuristic ally refined. [Read more…]

3DMotive – SciFi Ship Series in Maya Volume 3

3DMotive – SciFi Ship Series in Maya Volume 3
English | Size: 1.4GB
Category: Tutorial

In the Scifi Ship Series, we’ll sart by creating simple shapes via edge extrusion in Maya as it’s one of the easiest methods to create viable meshes. When creating meshes in Maya, the fewer tools you use, generally, is the better your end result because you end up focusing on the best aspects of the tools to create what you need. Edgeloops for better subdivisions are paramount when working with models that are going to be more than just ‘game ready’ (low poly) and will help create cleaner beveling when the mesh smooths as opposed to subdividing without edgeloops. Once the mesh has been imported into Zbrush, proper usage of polygroups will assist in mirrored details and overall cleanliness. IMM (InsertMultiMesh) Brushes are vital to helping to add the ‘greebles’ and accessories to hard surfaces to add interest. LiveBoolean is a new tool that’s paramount in creating inset cuts and booleaned shapes within the Zbrush subtools to add more futuristic details to parts of the sci-fi spaceship. When combining tools in Zbrush, like IMM brushes with LiveBooleans, the speed at which the model is populated with details is greatly decreased, which helps with tight deadlines in production. Add in using SliceCurves to add polygroups to a mesh with Curve Functions to create frame meshes that follow the seam of the polygroups precisely, and the end results are a model that looks thoroughly populated yet futuristic ally refined. [Read more…]

Very Short Introductions Series (412 books) by Oxford University Press

Very Short Introductions Series (412 books) by Oxford University Press
English | Size: 1.25 GB
Category: Tutorial

A large collection of Oxford’s VSI series (412 books), in a variety of formats (PDF, epub and mobi). There is also an Excel spreadsheet of the collection, as well as a filelist. Please let me know if there are any issues with any of the files.
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The Gnomon Workshop Lighting and Rendering Series 3 lessons

The Gnomon Workshop_Lighting and Rendering Series_3 lessons
English | Size: 293 MB
Category: Tutorial

These are 3 of the lessons of the "Lighting and Rendering Series – 3ds Max Techniques with Jeff Patton" tutorials series: Depth of Field; Creating Clay Renders; NPR – Toon Rendering. You can download them individually.
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