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Introduction to Maya: Learn the Maya User Interface (UI)
Introduction to Maya: Learn the Maya User Interface (UI)
This week we kick off our tutorial series for Maya beginners. This first part focuses on the Maya UI or User Interface.
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Polypainting in zBrush
Polypainting in zBrush
In this lesson, Stephen is going to be covering the basics of an essential tool within the zBrush workflow: Polypainting! A great intro to this topic, so don't miss it!
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Spotlight in zBrush
Spotlight in zBrush
In this lesson, Stephen is going to give a quick introduction to the Spotlight too in zBrush, and teach you how to use your photo reference to add texture detail to your model. A very cool tool for sure, so don't miss it!
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Dynamesh Sculpting in zBrush
Dynamesh Sculpting in zBrush
In this lesson, Stephen Wells is going to be covering how to sculpt using Dynamesh zSpheres in zBrush. Some very helpful sculpting info here, so check it out!
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Pose Controls in MotionBuilder
Pose Controls in MotionBuilder
In this lesson, we're going to be learning how to save and apply poses to a control rig while using the tools in the pose controls dialog window. Don't miss it!
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Terrain in UDK
Terrain in UDK
A great old school video from the 3dmotive vault! This time we cover the tools once used for creating terrain in UDK. Many of these tools have been replaced with the new Landscape editor, but we hope you can still use some of these techniques!
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Rendering Basics with Marmoset
Rendering Basics with Marmoset
In this lesson, Stephen Wells is going to be covering some of the rendering parameters found within the Marmoset Toolbag. A great addition to the Basic Materials and Textures Freebie, so don't miss it!
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Modeling 'The Wraith' image by Armando Sepulveda
Modeling 'The Wraith' image by Armando Sepulveda
Maya and ZBrush were Armando Sepulveda's tools of choice when it came to modeling a character for his friend's short film: Our Lady of Lourdes
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Importing and Hooking Up An Idle Animation in UDK
Importing and Hooking Up An Idle Animation in UDK
In this lesson, I'm going to show you the basics of getting your skelmesh and animation out of Maya, and into UDK. The fun doesn't stop there though, we're also going to be learning how to get our skelmesh into a scene and setup all of the necessary properties in order to get our animation example playing in-game!
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Custom Brushes in zBrush
Custom Brushes in zBrush
In this lesson, Stephen is going to be covering how to create your own custom brushes in zBrush. A great bit of info to pair up with the lesson on creating your own alphas in zBrush, so check it out!
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Custom Alphas in zBrush
Custom Alphas in zBrush
In this lesson, Stephen it going to cover how to create some basic custom alphas in zBrush. A pretty cool tip for those interested in having a bit more customization while sculpting, so check it out!
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Setup Studio Lighting in Maya
Setup Studio Lighting in Maya
Today our artist will be teaching you some methods to setup a studio lighting environment to light and showcase your models.
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Making of Lampisia in Maya
Making of Lampisia in Maya
Follow along as our Maya artists models this fantasy land we call Lampisia, a beautiful ancient city built atop water.
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Flickering Pixie Particles
Flickering Pixie Particles
This Maya tutorial teaches you everything you ever wanted to know (and more) about dynamic particles.
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Volkswagen Beetles Model in Maya Chapter 02
Volkswagen Beetles Model in Maya Chapter 02
The second part in a series on modeling a Volkswagen Beetle car using Maya and polygon modeling.
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