Digital Tutors - Introduction to Rendering in Softimage | .flv | 250Mb
Lesson Outline (11 lessons)
In this series of lessons, we will be exploring some of the core rendering tools and features that every Softimage rendering artist needs to be familiar with.
This course is designed for users who are just getting started with rendering in Softimage, so we will not be focusing heavily on using lights, materials or recipes to give your render a specific look. Instead, our focus will be on helping you build a strong foundational knowledge of rendering in Softimage by talking about many of the key tools, features and concepts that every rendering artist in Softimage really needs to be familiar with. We will also learn how to resolve some rendering-related issues that you may encounter, and we will focus very heavily on helping you develop good habits and strong workflow practices that will be extremely beneficial to you as an emerging render artist.
Digital-Tutors : Animating with Props in Maya 2011 | .flv | +Project Files | 281Mb
Lesson Outline (5 lessons)
In this collection of lessons we will learn about prop animation.
This course covers tools and techniques for animating props in Maya. We'll discuss methods that are animator-friendly for prop animation. We'll learn how to animate constrained objects, how to blend smoothly between our space-switches as we keyframe a constraint's weight, and we'll even explore at technique for switching between spaces with no offset. At the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to overcome the challenges of prop animation.
In this collection of lessons we will learn about the Animation Principle of Secondary Action.
This course will venture into the animation principle of Secondary Action in Maya. What is Secondary Action? Is it another way of describing Follow-through and Overlap, or is it much more? Throughout this course, we'Ã‚Â’ll define Secondary Action and work through a variety exercises to help get the point across. By the end of this course, you'Ã‚Â’ll understand what the principle of Secondary Action boils down to, which will help you enhance your animations by adding an extra level of realism to your characters. ... Read more »
Digital Tutorial - Exploring Animation Principles in Maya 2011: Arcs | project files | .flv | 117Mb
Lesson Outline (4 lessons)
In this collection of lessons we will learn about the Animation Principle of Arcs.
This course will venture into the animation principle of Arcs in Maya. What are arcs? Why is this subject so vital in animation? These are but a few questions we'll answer as we learn techniques that will assist us in checking for and fixing arcs in our animations. By the end of this course, you'll know how to improve your arcs, which will help you become a stronger animator, as you use this principle to add an extra level of realism to your character's movements. ... Read more »