• In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering, 2018 Edition

    In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering, 2018 Edition

    Mar 26, 2018

    In 2015 we produced a very popular article on Render Farms and Network Rendering. A lot has changed since then, so this is a followup with new information.

    • Setting Up a Network Rendering for After Effects
    •           Network Rendering with Render Garden
    • Cinema 4D Team Render
    • Autodesk BackBurner for Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, Flame, and more
    • Chaos Group V-Ray V-Ray Swarm
    • Digital Rebellion Pro Render
    • Aeriform Ramma
    • Plug-ins and Software on a Network Rendering System

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

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

    Mar 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.

    • Create a Bloodstream Animation in Cinema 4D
    • Athanasios Pozantzis: Organic Shape Morphing Inside Cinema 4D
    • Animating Cell Division in Maya
    • Medical Animation Tutorial: Create Villi using Maya 2017 MASH Motion Graphics
    • Medical Animation Tutorial: Red Blood Cell Animation using Maya 2017 MASH Motion graphics
    • Sub Surface Scattering, Blurry Reflections, X-Particles, Physical Render and Blurry Transparency
    • Medical Animation Tutorial - Creating a simple cell model in Maya
    • Cell Dividing: Adobe After Effects Tutorial
    • Brain Cells in Cinema 4D

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  • Burning Question: Medical Animations

    Burning Question: Medical Animations

    Jun 13, 2017

    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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  • Where Did Arnold Go?

    Where Did Arnold Go?

    Jun 13, 2017

    I ran into a little problem after updating to Maya 2017. Arnold Standard Shader was missing! If this happens to you, this is an easy fix!

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  • Creating a Walk Cycle in Maya

    Creating a Walk Cycle in Maya

    Jun 13, 2017

    In 2015 I wrote an article about how to create a walk cycle with several tutorials and examples, plus, some animals, not just people! This article is a follow up, focused on Maya. Yes, we missed Maya Monday due to the holiday yesterday, but we’ll do it like the garbage man, and bump things back a day!

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Tutorials: Maya Archive for All Time All Tutorials (91 TUTORIALS)

WiFi Signal from MASH

WiFi Signal from MASH

May 16, 2018

Here's another from Lee at Maya Short Rounds. The second tutorial on the page was featured on Maya Monday. 

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Maya 2017 MASH Tutorial - Scatter balloons and vertex color in Arnold

Maya 2017 MASH Tutorial - Scatter balloons and...

May 16, 2018

Edge-CGI 3D Tutorials and more! shows you how to scatter colors around a huge group of balloons. You can recreate Up!

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Maya + Python

Maya + Python

Mar 26, 2018

Knowing a bit of Python scripting and how to use Python scripts can really help your workflow in Maya. Here are a few...

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Procedural Shading with Maya & V-Ray

Procedural Shading with Maya & V-Ray

Mar 26, 2018

Michael Cauchi takes you through a 9 step process to using V-Ray and Maya to generate reusable assets and perfect your...

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Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup

Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial...

Mar 26, 2018

Maya 2017 Update 3 brought the interactive grooming tools and they’re really powerful! With XGen, you can create natural...

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

5 Tutorials about Creating Glass in Maya with...

Mar 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...

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How Physically Based Rendering Shaders Work

How Physically Based Rendering Shaders Work

Mar 26, 2018

There are several tutorials here. In the first, Meghdad Asadi breaking down how Physically Based Rendering shaders (PBR)...

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8 Ultra Useful Maya Tips for Beginners, in Under 4 Minutes

8 Ultra Useful Maya Tips for Beginners, in Under...

Mar 26, 2018

I’ve been learning Maya for about a year now, but I’ve still barely scratched the surface. If you’re in the same boat,...

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Rendering in Maya

Rendering in Maya

Mar 26, 2018

This page contains several tutorials about installing Arnold Render, render settings you should use, saving the render and...

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Chaos Group Phoenix FD for Maya – Quick Start: Gasoline Explosion

Chaos Group Phoenix FD for Maya – Quick Start:...

Jan 17, 2018

Learn how to create a fiery explosion with an accelerant like gasoline in Phoenix FD for Maya. Using both the toolbar...

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Autodesk Maya 2018 - Soda Can Tutorial

Autodesk Maya 2018 - Soda Can Tutorial

Jan 16, 2018

If you're new to Maya, here's a quick tutorial to get your started on modeling a soda can. This is in the article, Maya...

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How to model a 3D Pillow in Maya 2018 in 5 minutes

How to model a 3D Pillow in Maya 2018 in 5 minutes

Jan 16, 2018

Mike Hermes redoes an old video with Maya 2018 and you can't get much faster and easier than this! This is in a Maya...

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Maya 2018: Comprehensive Review of Modeling Improvements

Maya 2018: Comprehensive Review of Modeling...

Jan 16, 2018

My Oh Maya dives a bit deeper into Modeling improvements. Watch and learn. Scroll down the page to the second video.

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Modeling Basics in 2018

Modeling Basics in 2018

Jan 16, 2018

Sculpting, Quad Draw, Bridge with Symmetry, Curve Warp Deformer, MASH, and much more are covered in these videos that will...

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Turn a 2D Image into a 3D Mesh in Maya

Turn a 2D Image into a 3D Mesh in Maya

Jan 16, 2018

PlatinumRyan explains this simple process of converting a flat image into a 3 dimensional mesh. 

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