2d&3d Animation

How To : Digitally ink and painting for 2D animation

Animate drawings by scanning them and painting them on the computer. Learn how to scan and color hand-drawn animations using Adobe Photoshop and Flash in this free computer art lesson from a professor of animation and interactive media. Part 1 of 15 - How to Digitally ink and ...more

How To : Create & composite a 3D animation for free

This video describes the process for inserting a 3D animation into a video clip. The video starts by outlining several software programs you will need to complete this project. Don't worry, the presenter gives web addresses and titles for all of the programs needed. After all ...more

How To : Make a 3D animation in After Effects

Interested in animation? Start making 3d animations in After Effects with help from this tutorial. Learn how to get started making such animations with step-by-step instructions from this After Effects expert.

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How To : Create a 3D watch animation in After Effects CS3

In the first part of this video tutorial on creating a 3D watch animation, Creative Cow member Eran Stern shows you how to use Photoshop CS3 Extended to create different images of a 3D watch. In part two you learn how to use After Effects CS3 to create animated hands for the 3 ...more

How To : Create a 3D flag animation in MAXON Cinema 4D

In this clip, you'll learn how to use C4D to generate a simple 3D flag animation. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free vi ...more

How To : Convert from 2D to 3D in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Adobe Photoshop CS4 is the industry-standard software for perfecting digital images and is ideal for professional photographers, serious amateur photographers, and graphic designers. In this Photoshop CS4 tutorial, you'll learn how to take advantage of Photoshop CS4's new 3D f ...more

How To : Make a rotating 3D text animation in Photoshop CS5

Learn how to create a rotating 3D text animation within Photoshop CS5 Extended! Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial, which presents a complete ...more

How To : Convert 2D Photos Into 3D Models

The video below demonstrates how you can convert you 2D Photos into 3D Models using 3Defy. You will need to follow these steps: 1. Select a photograph to work with. You can either upload one of your own photos, or provide a URL to an image on the Internet. 2. Identify the o ...more

How To : Convert 2D images to 3D & create fire in Photoshop

Even if your Photoshop knowledge is lacking, you can still learn how to make a 3D image into a 2D one. This video is on the long side, but it is also very informative and makes it so anybody can understand the lesson within. As you watch, not only will you see the steps needed ...more

How To : Create a 3D page flip animation with Blender

This clip offers detailed, step-by-step instructions how to create a flip page effect animation by manipulating simple deform modifier parameters. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital arti ...more

How To : Create a 3D blowing leaf animation in Blender 2.5

This clip demonstrates how to create a simple scene of blowing leaves. This technique makes good use of alpha mapped leaves, particle systems and a particle instance modifier to achieve the result. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer ...more

How To : Make a 3D stop motion animation figure

Watch this video to learn how to make a 3D stop motion animation using playdoh and a wire armature. You must have some knowledge of stop motion animation and Movie Maker software to make an animation. This is easy to do and just takes some creativity.

How To : Turn A Flat 2D Image into 3D

In this short tutorial i will show you how you can turn a flat 2D image of a room or hallway into a 3D Room using Vanishing points in Photoshop and After Effects. Video: .

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News : REVIEW - Toy Story 3

Yeah it's... that's a good movie there Thanks to Tom Berger for another animated movie review! Toy Story 3 finishes off the franchise that was started 15 years ago by Pixar's first feature length film, Toy Story. It's an unsurprisingly fitting end to a great series of films, ...more

How To : Animate stop motion films with iKITMovie

iKITMovie is stop motion animation software for PC's running Windows XP or Vista. All you need is a computer and a USB webcam or USB streaming camcorder and you are ready to make your own brickfilms or clay animation (claymation) movies. If you wish, you can simply import your ...more

How To : Create simple shapes in 3ds Max

Shapes in 3ds Max are 2D objects that do not show in the rendered images, but are used as a basis for construction of 3D objects or as animation paths. Shapes have names and a specific color in the viewport. In this 3ds Max 7 & 8 video tutorial you will learn how to make primi ...more

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One could argue that, at least for the moment, software development is more important to the augmented reality experience than hardware. Since a viable augmented reality headset has yet to emerge for the broader, mainstream consumer market, currently, the same devices that mak ...more

Roger Ebert : Why I HATE 3-D (And You Should, Too)

Chicago Sun Times movie critic Roger Ebert hates 3-D. And when I say hate, I really mean hate. Check out Ebert's excerpted nine points below via Newsweek. 1. IT'S THE WASTE OF A DIMENSION. Our minds use the principle of perspective to provide the third dimension. Adding one a ...more

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How To : Dive into new features of Photoshop CS4

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Enhance 3D artwork in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Whether you're new to Adobe Photoshop or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to take advantage of new A ...more

How To : Scale and rotate components in Maya 8.5

Check out this two-part video tutorial on learning some components and polyprimitives of vertices in Autodesk Maya 8.5. You'll get the best info on geometry for 3D animation in this 3D modeling video. See how to scale, rotate, and move vertices of your built animated character ...more

How To : Create object arrays in 3D Studio Max 2010

See how to create arrays of objects in 3D Studio Max. While there are a variety of methods for generating object arrays, this clip looks at two of the faster methods for creating 1D, 2D & 3D arrays. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D ar ...more

How To : Use selection masks in Maya 8.5

Something that's particularly useful in Autodesk Maya 8.5 is masking. Check out this video tutorial on masking for your animation. There's going to be all kinds of nasty little things in your character development, like bones, curves, geometry, and a lot more. This video will ...more

How To : Get started cartooning in 3D with Blender

In this tutorial, you will get a basic rundown of the 3D animation program, Blender. This video will help you get used to your new application and get started with its many features. Follow along and pretty soon you will be ready to start animating like a pro.

How To : Move and rotate pole vectors in Maya 8.5

Take a gander at this 3D animation video tutorial on how to move pole vectors in Autodesk Maya 8.5. So, if you need to move that pole vector so it doesn't flip, and see where to put it if you want to let your character do the split. Also see how to rotate the pole vector in Ma ...more

How To : Work with geometry in Maya 8.5

Check out this four-part video tutorial on geometry in Autodesk Maya 8.5. You'll learn about extraordinary vertices and non-extraordinary vertices balls. If you're a 3D modeler, then why not look at this video? Your 3D animation skills might need a little brush up, so make you ...more

How To : Blow an image away using particles in Houdini 9.5

You can do just about anything in Houdini's 3D animation program. In this video series masterclass, Houdini artist Georges NAKHLE shows how to dissolve an image using Houdini particles. See how to blow an image away using particles! Videos in this Houdini 9.5 series: 1. Tran ...more

How To : Navigate in Zbrush 3.1

Before you learn the hard stuff of 3D digital animation with Pixologic's Zbrush 3.1 sculpting software, you might want to learn the navigation of things. Navigation is a very boring thing in Zbrush, but is very important for 3D modeling. This video will teach you to move objec ...more

How To : Create caffeinated text in Motion

One of the best features of Apple's Final Cut Studio is the graphics interface feature Motion. With its ability to create and edit motion graphics, you can easily create title sequences for your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie, with 2D or 3D visual effects compo ...more

How To : Create cartoon animation with After Effects

A lot of people use Flash for 2D cartoon animation, but Adobe After Effects is another great tool to create some very cool cartoon animation. This how to gives you a clear idea of the steps to take to use AE as a cartoon creation device. This short video tutorial will demonstr ...more

How To : Refine the markup of a head in Genhead 3.1

In this Genhead two-part video tutorial, we'll look at how to refine the markup of the head in the main window. Genemation's GenHead is standalone software tool that is designed to enable both professional and amateur digital content artists to quickly and easily create 3D he ...more

How To : Select the right photographs for Genhead 3.1

In this Genhead video tutorial, you'll see how to select the appropriate photograph and take photographs correctly with a digital camera so that they work well in Genhead. Genemation's GenHead is standalone software tool that is designed to enable both professional and amateu ...more

How To : Create a lifelike head in Genhead 3.1

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to use Genhead 3.1 to create a lifelike head from photographs. Genemation's GenHead is standalone software tool that is designed to enable both professional and amateur digital content artists to quickly and easily create 3D heads from ...more

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