Category Autodesk

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 […]

Texturing

Resolution Gate indicates the outer edge of the render. UV texture space refers to a coordinate system that relates pixels of a texture map to positions on a surface.  UV points represent the location of a polygon’s vertices within a UV texture space.  If polygon faces overlap within the UV texture space, they share the […]

Modelling Process Diary

MODELLING and SCULPTING Meet the Experts: Pixar Animation Studios, The OpenSubdiv Project 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 […]

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 […]

Lighting and Rendering

This post is made up of information that I have collected and continually adding to along my journey about lighting, shaders, rendering. The Science of Rendering Photorealistic CGI Disney’s Practical Guide to Path Tracing CG Channel.com 10 key tips for lighting and look development MAXDEPTH Resolution Revolution Redux: Setting up multi-tile uv shader networks in Arnold for […]

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 […]

Tutorials, Magazines, Links and Resources

This is a collection of bits and pieces, that are posted, changed and updated as I learn, work and discover.  Coloured words have links, this includes topic headings, articles, people and other interesting resources that has been collected for my personal reference. It is ‘roughly’ in alphebetical order with some topics and software grouped under their relevant headings […]

3D and VFX

3D PROCESS How to Take an Image and Turn it Into 3D Picking the concept originally, I needed something with a story and human skin, but also being someone who likes creatures, it was appealing to me to squeeze one into the assignment. I also like to look for things with a lot of colors […]

Post Production

‘It is so important that we see things that are about us, that talk to us, that make us think about our lives’ Gillian Armstrong, The Age, 18 September 2017 Post Haste Organize your projects with customisable templates.  Fed up of struggling with unorganized projects? Template them.  Post Haste is a free project management tool […]