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Arnold + Maya Tutorial Round Up

Arnold + Maya Tutorial Round Up #MayaMonday

August 26, 2019

Arnold + Maya go together like chips and salsa, or rice and beans! Today we’re rounding up some tutorials for Arnold and Maya.

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Substance Materials in E-on Vue

Substance Materials in e-on VUE, Tips & Tricks

August 20, 2019

Barry Marshall takes a look at Substance Materials and their use in e-on VUE. He uses a Substance Material from the Substance Share Area, a free exchange platform for Substance users.

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Texture Baking with FlatIron using Corona Renderer

August 20, 2019

This new tutorial from 3d-io Plug-ins goes over all aspects of multiple objects or full scene texture baking using Flatiron for 3ds Max.

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common USD Maya Monday

The Common USD Plug-in for Maya #MayaMonday

August 19, 2019

Autodesk is working with Animal Logic, Luma Pictures, and Pixar to combine all the Maya USD projects into a common USD integration in Maya. Coming soon!

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Substance Designer: Creating Your First Substance Material

August 6, 2019

This tutorial series is the perfect introduction to creating Substance Materials with Designer.  No previous experience is required.   It’s divided into 4 chapters for a total of 25 bite sized chunks.  Happy creating!

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Physically Based Rendering / PBR Explained

Physically Based Rendering / PBR Explained for 3D Artists #TutorialTuesday

July 16, 2019

FlippedNormals gives a nice explanation of Physically Based Rendering. They talk more about what PBR actually is and also about the benefits of PBR.

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Octane Texture Pack 3 Tutorial

June 11, 2019

In this tutorial, Joren from The Pixel Lab shows you how to use the new Octane Texture Pack 3 Procedural Edition from Renderking.

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Understanding Metalness in PBR workflow with V-Ray Next

June 11, 2019

Chaos Group has added a Metalness parameter to the V-Ray standard material in an effort to better support a PBR workflow in V-Ray Next.

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8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

In Depth: 8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

June 4, 2019

This is a question that I get quite a bit. It’s usually someone who is just out of college and getting started in the biz. They often use the phrase “the best bang for the buck”. Nobody wants to spend money on tools they will never use either. Because this field has some diversity, I’m breaking this into a multi-part feature for motion graphics in After Effects, visual effects in After Effects, editing, and more. Here are my picks must-have plug-ins for motion graphic artists using After Effects.

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3D Title

3D Title in Cinema 4D + Free Camera Animation Rig for Signal

May 21, 2019

Nick Campbell from Greyscalegorilla walks you through making a 3D movie title, created with Motext in Cinema 4D, Redshift and Greyscalegorilla tools.

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Cinema 4D industrial tutorial roundup

Cinema 4D Industrial Tutorial Roundup #TutorialTuesday

May 7, 2019

Cinema 4D Industrial Tutorial Roundup with tutorials on modeling, rigging, and texturing for things like car parts, tool parts, machine parts, and more. 

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3 U-RENDER Quick Tips

April 24, 2019

U-RENDER is one of the newer renderers available for Cinema 4D, and furthermore, it’s 10% off at Toolfarm through April 30, 2019.

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Andrew Kramer at the Maxon Booth, NAB 2019

Maxon Cinema 4D NAB 2019 Live Stream Videos

April 16, 2019

If you missed the Maxon Cinema 4D NAB 2019 live stream last week or you were at the show, watch it all now! There is loads of inspiring work and lots of great tips on improving your workflow.

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Revit 2019 Substance

How to Use Substance Materials in Revit 2019

March 20, 2019

Revit 2019 allows for a beautiful workflow between Revit and Substance. Learn how to make your architecturally rendered scenes look more realistic.

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Pixar RenderMan 5-Part Tutorial Series

March 12, 2019

Visual effects artist Rusty Hazelden has released an in-depth 5 part RenderMan tutorial series on YouTube. The Art of RenderMan Volume 1 provides an introduction to Pixar’s RenderMan for Maya.

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