Digital Tutors Introduction to character rigging in Maya 2011

Digital Tutors Introduction to character rigging in Maya 2011
English | Size: 1.1GB
Category: Tutorial

This course will provide you with a good foundation for rigging characters in Maya. In this course, we’ll be taking a step-by-step approach, constructing a control rig that is solid and animator-friendly. We’ll learn everything from proper joint placement and working with constraints, to learning how to utilize Maya’s innovative and robust enveloping tools to remove the fear of painting weights and, instead, make the process an enjoyable one. We’ll cover how to make our controls efficient and easy to comprehend, and we’ll also learn how to work with custom shelves to quickly access tools so we can speed up our workflow. Software required: Maya 2011. [Read more…]

Digital Tutors – Maya Rendering Node Reference Library General Utilities

Digital Tutors – Maya Rendering Node Reference Library: General Utilities
English | Size: 609 MB
Category: Tutorial

We will be discussing topics such as using the bump 2D and bump 3D nodes in order to create bump-mapping effects, using the condition node to create dynamically-changing shading networks, using the array mapper node to shade particles, using the sampler info node to create complex shading effects, just to name a few of the nodes we’ll be exploring.
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Digital Tutors – Digital Painting Facial Features

Digital Tutors – Digital Painting Facial Features
English | Size: 179 MB
Category: Tutorial

Lesson Outline (12 lessons)
In this series of lessons, we’ll learn how to draw various features of the face.

For each part of the face, we will begin by learning about the anatomy and musculature that makes up that area. We’ll then move into the forms of that area that we need to keep in mind while we illustrate. Finally, we’ll build upon our anatomy and forms to create a finished result. After we have our illustration, we will [Read more…]

DT-Maya Rendering Nodes Reference Library 3D Textures

DT-Maya Rendering Nodes Reference Library 3D Textures
English | Size: 337 MB
Category: Tutorial

Each video in this course is a self-contained lesson centering on one of Maya’s Hypershade nodes. This means that these lessons can be viewed in any order you wish, allowing you to jump straight to the content that is most relevant to you. Over the course of these lessons, we’ll discuss all of the attributes found in each of Maya’s material types, we’ll take a detailed look at each of Maya’s 2d and 3d texture types, we’ll explore the various general utility and color utility nodes found in Maya as well as many more of the nearly 100 maya rendering nodes found in the hypershade. [Read more…]

DT-Maya Rendering Nodes Reference Library 2D Textures

DT-Maya Rendering Nodes Reference Library 2D Textures
English | Size: 298 MB
Category: Maya’s 2D texture nodes

In this series of lessons we will take an in-depth look at each of Maya’s 2D texture nodes

Topics include importing images and image sequences using the File node, understanding the attributes found in the Fractal texture node, creating animated textures using the Movie node, and much more. [Read more…]

DK publishing – Gardening, Vehicles, Language Learning, Essential Managers, Star Wars & Comics, Brain Training

DK publishing – Gardening, Vehicles, Language Learning, Essential Managers, Star Wars & Comics, Brain Training
English | Size: 7.46GB
Category: e-Books

Star Wars: Complete Vehicles is packed with visual explorations of more than fifty essential Star Wars spacecraft and landcraft, including the TIE bomber, Imperial shuttle, A-wing, B-wing, and more. Full-color cross-section artwork presents in-depth examinations of each craft’s weapon systems, engines, hyperdrives, cockpits, and construction secrets, providing a never-before-seen glimpse at the vehicles that drive the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: Complete Vehicles now features new and never-before-seen cross-sections!
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