Masters of Animation [1986] – VHSRip

(Produced and directed by John Halas. Associate Producer, Jean-Marc Peyron. Editor, Sean Lenihan. Commentary, David Healy and Oswald Laurence. Original Music, Peter Shade, Richard Arnell and David Hewson. 1986)

A series of four programs produced and directed by John Halas. Over 10 years in the making, Masters of Animation represents the peak achievements of 7,000 artists from 13 countries. Produced and directed by John Halas, former president of the International Animated Film Association and award-winning animator, the series provides an opportunity to experience the exciting diversity of the world’s leading animation artists. In addition, viewers are treated to examples of state of the art animation technology.

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Digital Tutors & 3D Tutorial Collection Softimage  XSI

3D Tutorial – Get Moving Character Animation tutorial for XSI | 1.21GB

6-hours of self-paced, project based training for the BEGINNING to INTERMEDIATE level XSI Character Animation enthusiast.

For the intermediate level XSI Character Animation enthusiast or anyone interested in just learning more about animating using SOFTIMAGE|XSI. This new tutorial is approximately 6 (SIX) HOURS long, and consists of a self-paced project based training course comprised of 11 modules and 64 video lectures. The purpose of this series is to introduce you to essential character animation concepts within SOFTIMAGE|XSI and will show you ways that the default XSI rigs and tools can be used to create outstanding animated output.

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Luxology modo Video Training – Cartoon Kid

In this brand new video album from Luxology‘s Andy Brown we explore ways of modeling a cartoon character using modo 302, utilizing techniques that are relevant to the creation of any kind of bipedal character.

The Cartoon Kid character is derived from concept sketches provided by Push Pen Studios, to whom we thank profusely. The training videos cover many organic subdivision surface modelling techniques along with a generous application of sculpting. The album also shows how to use and customize modo‘s tools and interface to easily pose a character. We explore how to apply UV coordinates and texture the model in order to produce finished still images of the character in action.

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LightWave 3D 9.x Advanced Cartoon Series: Head Modeling

This is the first video in a large series on Advanced Cartoon Character creation. This video series from KURV studios is unlike any training ever done for LightWave 3D. We started with a character from PushPen Studios. An extremely professional character just like one you would be handed at studios like Dreamworks or Pixar Animation Studios.

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Get all texture libraries at once. The bundle consists of Jeremy Engleman’s 3 new titles – many gigabytes of textures as well as training on how to use them. Gnomon Workshop textures are high resolution and seamlessly tileable. This allows for the creation of texture pages of any size.

Every texture has a corresponding bump and specular map. These have been hand manipulated to ensure a proper bump and specular response, and are not simply a grayscale version of the color map. The textures are entirely handled and stored in 24-bit TIFF format to avoid any compression artifacts normally associated with JPEG images. Also supplied are features with alpha masks that add richness and variety to any texture project.

Bricks and Blocks – ISO size 11.7 GB | RAR size 4.23 GB
Distressed Metal – ISO size 16.1 GB | RAR size 5.44 GB
Planks and Panels – ISO size 9.31 GB | RAR size 4.08 GB

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n this lecture, Tim breaks down the process of rendering passes out of 3ds Max and demonstrates how to composite them together in Digital Fusion. Learn how to generate many different types of passes and how they are used in production. Identify and correct commonly occurring issues, from incorrect matte edges to bit depth and color correction. Acquire an understanding of what happens under the hood inside your 3D software and how to mimic that behavior while compositing to produce the highest quality renders. Tim demonstrates his techniques using Scanline, V-Ray and Brazil.

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Leading digital effects houses and computer graphics specialists use Pixar’s RenderMan® because it is the highest quality renderer available anywhere and has been production tested through successful use in feature films for over ten years. Pixar’s RenderMan is stable, fast, and efficient for handling complex surface appearances and images. Continue Reading