All posts for the day December 31st, 2010

In this DVD, Gil Rimmer simultaneously develops two characters, Francis and Paulo, who are classic pugilists in a fictional turn of the century metropolis. This first in a two DVD series focuses on creating the faces and heads of the two fighters, using dynamic silhouettes, rhythms, graphic design and composition principles. Gil stresses the various visual relationships within individual characters while addressing the complementary relationship between the two fighters. Through a methodical process, beginning with a design brief followed by reference gathering, through traditional approaches to silhouette design and ending on detailed orthographic views and expression sheets, Gil shares his thoughts about the design process and its place in the animation production pipeline.

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In this series of lessons, we will explore several of the new rendering features that are now available to us within modo 401.
Through these lessons we will explore features such as blurry reflections and refractions, and how we can gain a high level of control over each of these, we will also discuss the new Shadow Catcher feature, which provides for a much easier way of rendering our scenes over a background plate. In addition we will be learning about new features such as volumetric lighting effects, caustic and dispersion calculations, utilizing multiple environments, and other rendering features now found in modo 401.


NewTek LightWave 10 delivers a whole new set of groundbreaking tools for 3D artists. Whether you work alone or play well with others, LightWave 10 has the tools you need to turn your dreams into gorgeous graphics and amazing animation for film, television, print, design ? or simply to satisfy your desire to create something really cool. LightWave 10 gives you more speed, flexibility and control, along with new, interactive tools that let you model, render and animate, quickly and affordably. Plus, LightWave artists have won more Emmy? Awards for visual effects and animation than any other CG artists. Now that?s cool.

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