The head is the single most complicated challenge for an artist. Not only do you have to make an aesthetically appealing model, but there are tons of technical requirements that most artists don’t stop to think about. Learning how to model a head for animation the right way means knowing how to find the balance. Continue reading Learn to model a head for animation the right way
25 Maya tips for beginners
Maya is a very complicated program with a lot of depth – a beginner could spend forever going through each individual menu and option. Here are some tips to get up and running in Maya more quickly!
Maya Gun Modeling tutorial
Hard surface, high-resolution modeling presents its own unique challenges. This tutorial series shows the creation of a common hard surface object, a gun, from start to finish.
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Mudbox Character Sculpting – DETAILING
In part one of the Mudbox character sculpting tutorial, we focused on creating the base shape. Now our goal is creating super high-resolution detail, a must for a character sculpt to stand out in a portfolio.
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Mudbox Character Sculpting tutorial – CREATION
This multi-part tutorial will cover Mudbox character sculpting, adding high-resolution detail, painting textures, and more. We begin with creating the basic shape of the character, and then detailing the character via sculpting! Continue reading Mudbox Character Sculpting tutorial – CREATION
the ‘Make Cool’ button: Maya Physical Sun and Sky tutorial
Need a quick lighting solution to show off your models or animation? Physical Sun and Sky is different than most things in Maya and Mental Ray: it’s easy to use, and it looks good right out of the box. Continue reading the ‘Make Cool’ button: Maya Physical Sun and Sky tutorial
Maya 2015 Image Based Lighting
Image Based lighting is the technique pros use to create lighting for their film effects shots. And now that the Maya 2015 Image Based Lighting is easier to use and quicker to implement than ever before, you’ve got no excuse not to use it! Continue reading Maya 2015 Image Based Lighting
How to make Borderlands style art
Ever wonder how to make Borderlands style art in Photoshop and Mudbox? Look no further! I got around to creating a totally sweet VIDEO version of my original Borderlands art style tutorial. Continue reading How to make Borderlands style art
Face sculpting in Mudbox 2015
Art in games and film demand ultra-detailed surfaces. And the most important kind of surface is the skin on a person’s face. If you want to succeed as an artist, it is absolutely vital that you be able to create this detail. But how? Continue reading Face sculpting in Mudbox 2015
Sculpting muscles in Mudbox 2015
If you’ve played any recently, you know there are two types of guys in video games – ripped superheroes, and bulging Hulks. Check this vid for the process I use to sculpt characters like this in Mudbox. Continue reading Sculpting muscles in Mudbox 2015