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Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup

Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup

March 26, 2018

Maya 2017 Update 3 brought the interactive grooming tools and they’re really powerful! With XGen, you can create natural looking hair and animal fur. Here are some overviews and examples of what XGen Interactive grooming can do.

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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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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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Cinema 4D: Getting Started with ProRender in C4D R19

Cinema 4D: Getting Started with ProRender in C4D R19

February 13, 2018

This Cinema 4D Quick Tip with Jonas Pilz explains how to get started using the new Radeon ProRender in Cinema 4D R19.

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Laubwerk Plants integration with iToo Forest Pack

Laubwerk Plants integration with iToo Forest Pack

January 17, 2018

Learn how to use Forest Pack to instantly create stunning CG forest scenes using Laubwerk’s line of beautiful, render-ready 3D tree species, inside 3ds Max.

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

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

January 17, 2018

Learn how to create a fiery explosion with an accelerant like gasoline in Phoenix FD for Maya. Using both the toolbar preset, and then again manually, step-by-step you’ll learn the ins and outs of this simulation type.

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Chaos Group Phoenix FD for 3ds Max – Quick Start: Basic Liquids #gettingstarted

Chaos Group Phoenix FD for 3ds Max – Quick Start: Basic Liquids #gettingstarted

January 17, 2018

This video covers the basic workflow for creating a basic liquid simulation in Phoenix FD for 3ds Max, using both a toolbar preset, and then again manually, step-by-step for good measure.

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V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Materials Parts 1 & 2

V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Materials Parts 1 & 2

December 27, 2017

This tutorial takes a closer look at V-Ray materials and the advantages they can offer over MODO materials. Part 1 looks at the V-Ray Material with the GGX BRDF Type. Part 2 looks at V-Ray’s Blend Material, and V-Ray’s Fast SSS2 material.

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V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Intro

V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Intro

December 27, 2017

The tutorial is a nice introduction on rendering a MODO scene with V-Ray.

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Happy Holidays using Stardust in After Effects

Happy Holidays using Stardust in After Effects

December 26, 2017

Roland Hartmann of graphicinmotion.com gives a nice tutorial on making particle trails with 3D elements and dives into some features like working with the new Model and Material nodes, creating primitives, extruding masks, adding environments, and using ambient occlusion.

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Procedural Growing Frost Cinema 4D & X-Particles + Creating a Realistic Ice Material in Arnold 5

Procedural Growing Frost Cinema 4D & X-Particles + Creating a Realistic Ice Material in Arnold 5

December 26, 2017

Daniel Danielsson is a Freelance Director / Motion Designer who is based in Hertfordshire, which is north of London, England. I’m not sure how much snow and ice they get there, but Daniel has some fantastic Cinema 4D tutorials on creating frost and ice.

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How to make Snowy Object in Maya

How to make Snowy Object in Maya

December 26, 2017

How to make Snowy Object in Maya – This tutorial is originally in Korean but is great quality so don't fear a language barrier. It's subtitled in English.

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Maya Snow Tutorial

Maya Snow Tutorial

December 26, 2017

This one, from 3DYee Modeling and 3D Tutorials, has no voice over so follow along visually.

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Maya tutorial : Create snow on objects

Maya tutorial : Create snow on objects

December 26, 2017

Mike Hermes tutorial on the topic.

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MtoA 206 | Snow and Ice | Material series using Arnold 5 with Maya 2018

MtoA 206 | Snow and Ice | Material series using Arnold 5 with Maya 2018

December 26, 2017

Arvid Schneider puts out some fantastic Maya tutorials and this one seems especially seasonally appropriate, as I look out my window. He explains how to set up a realistic looking snow shader with Maya and Arnold.

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