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Visual Effects (957 Tutorials)

Arnold Render 5 tips and tricks for faster renders

Arnold Render 5 tips and tricks for faster renders

June 13, 2017

John Paul Giancarlo, M&E Technical Specialist for South Europe, based in Barcelona, gives some tips on using Arnold for faster renders and some new features. The video lists what’s covered exactly.

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Introduction to the Time Effector in Cinema 4D

Introduction to the Time Effector in Cinema 4D

June 13, 2017

EJ Hassenfratz shared his tutorial on the Greyscalegorilla website, where he explains how to make some cool time based animation effects with the Time Effector in Cinema 4D.

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Render Like a Photographer in Cinema 4D

Render Like a Photographer in Cinema 4D

June 13, 2017

In this episode, the guys talk about rendering, obviously, color theory, and the benefits of multiple UV’s,

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Wet Roads in Cinema 4D with Octane Render

Wet Roads in Cinema 4D with Octane Render

June 13, 2017

David Brodeur, for Greyscalegorilla, explains how to make realistic wet roads and puddles in Cinema 4D using Octane Mix Materials along with high res textures.

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Water Condensation With Mograph, Greyscalegorilla

Water Condensation With Mograph, Greyscalegorilla

June 13, 2017

Chad Ashley from Greyscalegorilla gives an excellent, in depth, 3-part tutorial on how to make realistic condensation on the outside of a can.

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Make a Earth FUI Element with Stardust in After Effects

Make a Earth FUI Element with Stardust in After Effects

June 13, 2017

I sat in on a session with Maxon about FUI, Future User Interfaces. These are fantasy HUD elements that you see in Sci-Fi films such as Iron Man, Star Wars, and others. Roland Hartmann of graphicinmotion.com explains how to create an exciting globe HUD element with the new Stardust, a modular particle system for After Effects.

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4 Legged Animals: Quadruped Locomotion Tutorial

4 Legged Animals: Quadruped Locomotion Tutorial

June 13, 2017

So, what if you're animating a 4 legged critter instead of a bi-ped? It's double the fun! Felix Sputnik explains how to animate a quadruped. [Via Lester Banks]

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Female Walk Cycle – Workflow Tutorial

Female Walk Cycle – Workflow Tutorial

June 13, 2017

Another from Chiara Porri, this time focusing on the walk cycle of the female of the species. [Via Lester Banks]

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Run Cycle Tips

Run Cycle Tips

June 13, 2017

Chiara Porri has been an animator for over a decade and in this video she gives some great advice on creating a run cycle in Maya. She talks about the style and build of the character and how it pertains to the run cycle. [Via Lester Banks]

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A Common Mistake when Animating Walkcycles in Maya

A Common Mistake when Animating Walkcycles in Maya

June 13, 2017

Brian Horgan tells you what NOT to do when animating walk cycles. This is extremely useful information, especially if you're a beginner. [Via Lester Banks]

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Animation for Videogames tutorial: Creating a character animation set in Maya

Animation for Videogames tutorial: Creating a character animation set in Maya

June 13, 2017

This is the third part of a series of tutorials by James Marijeanne. He talks about the pre-vis process, which is extremely important in the video game development process. Then he sets up run and walk cycles for our new character. [Via Lester Banks]

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Creating a Walk Cycle in Maya

Creating a Walk Cycle in Maya

June 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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Introduction to Maxwell Render

Introduction to Maxwell Render

June 13, 2017

Novedge held a webinar in the late winter with Dominik Dammelhart, aka CurseStudio, is a 3D Generalist. In the webinar, they went over the new features of Maxwell Render V4.

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IK: Better Managing Pole Vectors on an IK Chain in Maya

IK: Better Managing Pole Vectors on an IK Chain in Maya

June 13, 2017

This is another via Lester Banks and is from the rigging artist Giovanna Coutinho and she talks about how to set up an ideal joint chain for IK handles.

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Character Animation: An Alternative Way to Animate a Foot Roll

Character Animation: An Alternative Way to Animate a Foot Roll

June 13, 2017

Brian Horgan put together this informative tutorial and  says, “A look at how the FootRoll attribute on IK leg controls can sometimes trip us up when animating walks and runs.. and an alternative approach which can give cleaner results in some cases. I also demonstrate how I like to clean things up to remove the dreaded knee pop.”

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