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Show Reel Studio: Process Diary

RESEARCH,  REFERENCE,  INSPIRATION and WORK Design Centre Enmore 3D Art and Animation (DCE3D) MY GRADUATING  MAJOR  WORK DESIGN  CENTRE  ENMORE,  SYDNEY:  Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation COURSE  COORDINATOR:  Richard Cass LECTURER  MENTOR:  Vincent  Rossini MENTOR:  Kim Nguyen MODELS:  Alvaro Luna Bautista, 3drender.com, Challenge #14 showReel_animaticCritique_B   Password:  train_01 Models are from 3dRender.com lighting challenges. […]

Rigging

MOTION BUILDER – 3D character animation software.  Capture, edit, and play back complex character animation in a highly responsive, interactive environment. Work with a display that’s optimized for both animators and directors. ADVANCED SKELETON Advanced Skeleton can create rigs with unlimited body configurations, 3 heads, 5 legs, 100 fingers, & anything goes. Not only creatures, but you […]

Modelling Process Diary

MODELLING and SCULPTING Blender is a professional, free and open-source 3D computer graphics softwaretoolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. Blender’s features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, raster graphics editing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, soft body simulation, sculpting, […]

Compositing

Compositing is the process of putting back together elements of a shot or scene that have been rendered separately.  These layers give the compositor the ability to alter elements when finishing before bringing them together in the final image.  In the Post-Production Visual Effects Industry, compositing is a vital step to achieving final, finished shot imagery.  Utilizing […]

Dynamics

MY  REFERENCE  FOR  LEARNING and SOME RESOURCES I’M COLLECTING ALONG THE WAY Additional references maybe also be found on my Tutorials, Magazines, Links and Resources blog under Autodesk. Creating Streaks Gravity Field Hardware rendering particles Lynda Tutorial: using render layers MAYA Tutorial – Dynamics and Special Effects Particle Texturing in Maya Creating Streaks SM3122 Computer Programming for Animators:  Week […]

Programming

w3schools.com: The language for building web pages Women Who Code:  Sydney and Meetup Sydney Python User Group (SyPy) Monthly Meetup EAT 3D Autodesk Maya Scripting – An introduction and Applications Luiz Kruel LEARN COED the HARD WAY  THE NEW BOSTON LESTER BANKS:  LEARN ARTIST FRIENDLY PYTHON FOR MAYA FROM DHRUV GOVIL PYGAME Do all the boring […]

Rendering Process Diary

V-RAY WINS ACADEMY AWARD Vector-based or 3D software uses mathematical algorithms and geometric functions and rendering is the process of calculating this information, converting into raster images, to produce a 2D picture. The rendered picture is made up of pixels that create the image or movie file.  The lights, shadows, colours, movement, placement of textures and […]

Texture Process Diary

3D TEXTURING PROCESS DIARY Texturing is the process of applying the surface qualities to objects such as colours and texture, assigning 2D images to 3D objects. Notes from Lanier, L., 2011. Maya studio projects. Texturing and lighting. Sybex, Indianapolis, Ind. p123 UV snapshot and bitmap texture resolutions of 512, 1024, 2048 are resolutions commonly used in […]

Animation Process Diary

What is Animation? Animation shows us change over time, which could be the position, size, colour or shape. It uses the principle of persistence of vision, such as the Zoetrope to create the illusion of movement an optical illusion.  A sequence of still images is perceived as a moving image, we blend images together and give them life. We […]