All posts for the day February 8th, 2011

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This eBook tutorial series resolves around the use of 3D as a starting point for digital painting. In particular we will explore the value of Google SketchUp, a free program enabling users to quickly build 3d environments using a set of intuitive tools.

This technique is used by many contemporary artists and is a quick and effective way to establish correct perspective as well as offering a moveable camera in order to experiment with compositions.
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[B]3d total Dynamic Characters[/B]

This eBook aims to show some of the methods and processes used to design and develop characters from initial thumbnail sketches through to a final concept. The series will be divided into five parts and will focus on the general design methods commonly used by character artists. It will begin with quick sketching techniques used to suggest ideas and develop a theme before moving onto creating variations once a subject is established. Continue Reading

Luxology HDRE02 Landscape Kit for modo 5.01 WIN – QUASAR | 1.02 GB

HDRE Kits are collections of photo-based environments that provide subtle and realistic lighting to your models. By combining high-quality HDRI panoramas with matching background plates, these High Dynamic Range Environments provide modo users with the power of image-based lighting with an incredibly simple workflow. Simply choose your location from the Assembly preset browser, select a background plate from the visual HDRE Card View, and then fine tune the shot with the HDRE heads up display (HUD). Photorealism was never so simple.

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Xara Designer PRO ( | 520 MB

Xara Designer Pro (formerly Xtreme Pro) is our top of the range product and includes all the features and templates of Web Designer and Photo & Graphic Designer. Plus it adds extra features that Pro designers need including support for PDF/X, PANTONE and color separations, multi-core processor support for extra speed, enhanced import/export filters, a pro version of the photo panorama tool and more.

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3D Content Creation with SOFTIMAGE-XSI | 5.95Gb

3D Content Creation with SOFTIMAGE|XSI, part one of the MOD Your World training series from Noesis Interactive, focuses on teaching how to “Build Your Character”. Learn the nuts and bolts of the SOFTIMAGE|XSI interface, polygon modeling, texture application, generate props from scratch, and follow step-by-step instructions for creating biped characters. The DVD covers the basics of SOFTIMAGE|XSI 3D software including 3D layout, modeling, texturing, prop and character modeling and provides you with all the short cuts and tips you need to know to get to the ultimate goal – integrating your own charaters, props and maps into video games.
DVD topics covered include:
– SOFTIMAGE|XSI’s interface
– Introduction to modeling
– Basic texture application
– Modeling from reference imagery
– Step by step construction of biped characters

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Luxology modo Training Video Human Eye | 461 MB
Genre: eLearning
Eyes are unique, complex and compelling objects. Get them just right and your head (and creatures) will come alive. But get the eyes wrong, and the effect is immediately unsettling and obvious. The key to creating a believable set of eyes lies in the surrounding facial structures as these are what convey expression and emotion. This area of the human face is complex, being the confluence of many curved surfaces flowing into each other, and re-creating it is an opportunity to learn new modo skills.

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