Features software workshops for 3ds Max, Maya, CINEMA 4D, Lightwave, and Softimage XSI.Hot, hotter, hottest. See how today’s leading modeling artists create 3D characters that sizzle and get the techniques you’ll need to create your own virtual vixens.Steven Stahlberg, Liam Kemp, Marco Patrito, and Sze Jones from Blur Studio are just a few of the 3D artists who share their secrets for making the fantasy females you wish were real. You’ll get their personal stories, insights into the profession, and new ways to conceive and construct your own 3D characters.Then, seven hands-on workshops demonstrate the complete work cycle of modeling 3D characters to bring your own fantasies to life-from making the first sketch and preparing the template to modeling and texturing characters and lighting and rendering. You can use the techniques with any of the major software tools including 3ds Max, Lightwave, Softimage XSI, Maya, or Cinema 4D. Since the workshops don’t use any previously (more…)
This DVD is using a brand new way to understand how to model in Autodesk Maya 8.5. Inside this DVD , you will enjoy lectures with friendly atmosphere teaching style and detailing explanations. Included NURBS surface, Curves, Polygon ,Subdivision and nCloth Modeling. This is the prefect self – training DVD for Beginner in Maya.
The Official Blender 2.3 Guide: Free 3D Creation Suite for Modeling, Animation, and Rendering (Paperback)
“an invaluable aid to understanding the program and its possibilities” — blogcritics.org, August 2004
Blender is the first and only fully-integrated 3D graphics creation suite allowing modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, and realtime interactive 3D with cross-platform compatibility–all for free. Originally developed by Not a Number (NaN) as a commercial product, Blender has since been released as free software, with the sources available under GNU GPL. The Official Blender 2.3 Guide is an introduction to the sometimes complicated Blender interface and a complete guide to everything that Blender can do. Written by the designers who created and currently maintain Blender, the book covers methods of designing models, materials, and light; rendering 3D scenes; creating 3D animations; as well as advanced topics such as using Blender as a video editor. Includes a 4-color insert and a CD-ROM containing Blender for all platforms.
Learning Maya Nurbs Modeling is your key to mastering organic modeling using NURBS surfaces. Working with a hand model, you’ll learn to create smooth, organic surfaces. This DVD will help you understand recommended workflows when working with NURBS models from the initial use of Image Planes to the final stages of Global Stitching.
Whenver I need to breathe life into my characters, Alex Alvarez is where I go. Whether it be to collaborate on concepts with him directly or to watch his DVDs, I am always confident in accessibility to great information. Not only has his technical prowess pulled me out of many holes, but his character sense has given rise to some wonderful moments on some major motion pictures (Avatar and Star Trek). These new DVD’s encapsulate what I gush about. Crazy and creative character design coupled with empowering technical know how. –Neville Page – Concept Designer
This making of demonstration and lecture began with the decision to take a personal sketch, develop it in 3D and produce a life-size print. This would require the development of high-resolution detail and textures that could hold up to a 4000×6000 pixel render, effectively making Jester a film-res character. Observe and listen as Alex shares his workflow, thought process and techniques. Volume One covers t (more…)
The following tutorial will show the user how to Model a Hosta plant a by creating several sub models to formulate the entire composition of the plant. Additionally, applying pre-created textures using the material editor and UVW/UVW Unwrap modifiers will be covered. read more