Category Tutorials and Magazines

Texturing and Shading

SHADING is a term used for applying renderable colours, surface bumps, transparency, reflection, shine, luminescence, glow or similar attributes. Shading defines the look of your model when it is rendered. Shaders are based on nodes that hold attributes that define the shader. TEXTURES give objects relevance to their surroundings, believability, quality. Textures are applied to shader […]

Professional

See also ‘Business’ post AWARDS AEAF  Animation Effects Awards Festival is an international competition and screening and speaker program, now in its 20th year with entries from around the world.  The awards are given for creative and technical excellence in the use of visual effects and animation in the creation of screened work. The judging criteria […]

Dynamics

MY  REFERENCE  FOR  LEARNING and SOME RESOURCES I’M COLLECTING ALONG THE WAY Maya’s node based architecture, nodes with attributes that are connected gives Maya its flexible procedural qualities.  Each node performs some operation on the data that is passing through it with each node having attributes to accomplish a specific task. Dynamics is the complex […]

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 Quality Coding, Inc.  YouTube STACK […]

Rendering Process Diary

Lighting my first project.  A Mechanical Arm which must be fixed to a stationary position. The phong shader I chose for the walls, when adding lights there was an unnatural reflection. Changing the shader to a Lambert in the Attribute Editor solved this problem, not realise how different the shader textures would look with the […]

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. Top 10 reasons to take part in student rendering challenges 3drender.com – Three D lighting and rendering including challenges The Science of Rendering Photorealistic CGI Disney’s Practical Guide to Path Tracing CG Channel.com MAXDEPTH Resolution Revolution Redux: […]

Tutorials, Magazines, Links and Resources

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3D and VFX

VFX in 2021: What Works, Who Works & What’s Changing Forever Tutorial – Creating a Stylized CG Scene n this tutorial, I walk through the process of creating a stylized CG scene from scratch. I cover: The order of steps I took to create the image The most important phases in each step The techniques and […]

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 The Biggest Bloopers and Editing Errors That Have Been Caught in Major Films Throughout the Years When it comes to film production, the technology used […]

Camera, Lighting and Motion Capture

ALSO   PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING and RENDERING The story is told through the camera, being used to manipulate the elements while letting the viewer know what they need to focus on and how they might feel. Get out there and have a go. The camera is used to manipulate the elements of the scene, focusing viewers on what […]