Category Tutorials and Magazines

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 […]

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 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 MICHAEL COMET – MEL Script […]

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 […]

Lighting and Rendering

This post is made up of information that I have collected along the way about lighting, shaders, rendering and rendering software. 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 Maya […]

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

FOLKS VFX OFFERS 12 FACTS ABOUT “12 MONKEYS” On the heels of the release of Season Three, Sebastien Bergeron, Founder and VFX Supervisor at Folks VFX, offers 12 facts about Syfy series,12 Monkeys.  We were brought on board last season, for Season Two of 12 Monkeys. They wanted a change in the visual effects department, 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 A POST PRODUCTION BLUE PRINT: By Joel Goodman The cloud paradox: is cloud-based post-production a future out of reach? The potential benefits of a post-production […]

Camera, Lighting and Motion Capture

BEHIND THE SCENES: first feature film shot entirely on Prius backup camera Green Screen Tips, Tricks and Materials – Chromakey Tutorial The camera is used to manipulate the elements of the scene, focusing viewers on what they need to see and know, how they feel about what is going on – the story.  The composition […]