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5 Tutorials about Creating Glass in Maya with Arnold’s aiStandardSurface

5 Tutorials about Creating Glass in Maya with Arnold’s aiStandardSurface

March 26, 2018

There have been multiple times in my career when I’ve been asked to create glass, whether it be for a product video, or for motion graphics with a logo in glass, or for visual effects where I’m turning a person into glass. The important thing is to make the reflections look natural.

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Medical Animations & Tutorials Roundup for Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects

Medical Animations & Tutorials Roundup for Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects

March 26, 2018

The human body is still such an enigma and there are so many technical, yet beautiful, 2D and 3D animations that help to visualize those microscopic mysteries. We had a question about some methods of creating cells and other microscopic elements. First, we have some gorgeous examples to inspire you, followed by a few tutorials for various host applications.

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How Physically Based Rendering Shaders Work

How Physically Based Rendering Shaders Work

March 26, 2018

There are several tutorials here. In the first, Meghdad Asadi breaking down how Physically Based Rendering shaders (PBR) work in a render engine. The second is an excerpt from the Maya 2018 Essential Training from Linkedin Learning. In the third, Arvid Schneider talks about setting up shaders in Arnold.

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Looping Waves with LightWave 3D

Looping Waves with LightWave 3D

March 26, 2018

If you’re like me, dreaming of warm weather and beaches, this tutorial is tempting! Simon Smalley created this lovely animated scene in LightWave 3D, and rendered in Octane, and he explains how he did it!

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Silverwing Training: Subsurface Scattering for Octane

Silverwing Training: Subsurface Scattering for Octane

March 26, 2018

Paul from The Rusted Pixel recommended this tutorial from Raphael Rau to get yourself acquainted with Subsurface Scattering. (Scroll down the page to watch tutorial)

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Working with Arnold AOV’s in After Effects

Working with Arnold AOV’s in After Effects

March 26, 2018

Maghdad Asadi has a new overview video on working with passes (AOVs) from Arnold in After Effects.

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Bao Layer Sculptor for After Effects

Bao Layer Sculptor for After Effects

March 26, 2018

Draw a mask exactly where you need it and warp it with perfect precision. Plus, there’s a tutorial showing you how to use Layer Sculptor in After Effects.

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ProRender for Cinema 4D

ProRender for Cinema 4D

March 26, 2018

You have so many choices in renderers these days and GPU rendering is a favorite lately. ProRender, and developed by AMD, and is the new Open CL-based GPU/CPU-based rendering engine, now built right into Cinema 4D R19. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started with ProRender.

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Rendering in Maya

Rendering in Maya

March 26, 2018

This page contains several tutorials about installing Arnold Render, render settings you should use, saving the render and things like ray depth, viewport settings, and anti-aliasing.

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Allegorithmic Substance Painter 2018.1 Tutorial Course

Allegorithmic Substance Painter 2018.1 Tutorial Course

March 16, 2018

The new release includes several improvements a smashing new user interface style with new icons, colors, and behaviors; a new PBR real-time viewport, new UI elements, performance improvements and more. Plus, watch a full tutorial series on Substance Painter 2018!

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Cinema 4D: Animate Growing Foliage with X-Particles

Cinema 4D: Animate Growing Foliage with X-Particles

March 13, 2018

Want to populate your scenes with animated growing vegetation? This step-by-step tutorial from Rob Redman shows you how, using X-Particles in Cinema 4d.

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Cinema 4D: Retopology of a Human Head in Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D: Retopology of a Human Head in Cinema 4D

March 13, 2018

This free training course from Michael Balchaitis walks you through the process of how to retopology of a high mesh human head to low poly mesh. You will learn facial topology, the polygon pen tool, and export from Cinema 4d. Plus, it even comes with project files.

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PXL + Dirt Rig for Octane

Using Displacement with PXL + Dirt Rig for Octane and Cinema 4D

March 6, 2018

PXL + Dirt Rig for Octane! Joren at The Pixel Lab explains a technique to use displacement, with the PXL + DIRT Rig to add some grunge.

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Cinema 4D: Lighting Scenes with Luminous Objects

Cinema 4D: Lighting Scenes with Luminous Objects

February 27, 2018

Jonas Pilz offers a C4D quick tip on how to light a scenes using only the light from luminous materials.

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Space Freebies and Tutorials to create your Science Fiction Film

Space Freebies and Tutorials to create your Science Fiction Film

February 23, 2018

I love space stuff! Here’s a nice collection of free space related items for your space short, epic sci-fi feature, or documentary.

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