Character Animation Cinema

How To : Do non-character rigging in Cinema 4D

This clip offers instructions on how to do non-character rigging for animation in C4D. 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 fr ...more

How To : Make a simple spin logo animation in Cinema 4D

Nick from Greyscale Gorilla demonstrates how to create a very simple spinning logo animation. Using Cinema 4D, Mograph, and Random Effecter, Nick combines different textures and camera angles for a rich, slick finished product. Check out his blog entry here: http://greyscale ...more

How To : Model a streamlined octopus character in Cinema 4D

In this short video tutorial, you'll see how to create a Space Octopus character using Low Poly Modeling (Box Modeling) and HyperNURBS in Cinema 4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and it ...more

How To : Use animation presets in Cinema 4D

Animation presets are a very handy way to save 3D animating time when working with Cinema 4D. This video will teach you the basics of creating and using animation presets to automate animation tasks that you perform repeatedly, saving valuable time and effort.

How To : Create a character walk cycle animation

Animating character walk cycles is easy! This free online video lesson about animation will teach you everything you need to know, from work areas to keyframes and more and is taught by animation expert Cable Hardin. Part 1 of 16 - How to Create a character walk cycle animatio ...more

How To : Make a helicopter animation in MAXON Cinema 4D

In this C4D video lesson, you'll learn how to create and render a simple 3D helicopter animation in Cinema 4D. 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' ...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 : Create a simple whip animation in MAXON Cinema 4D

This is a tutorial on a way of animating a whip in Cinema4D. The main focus of this tutorial is using Spline Dynamics. 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 functio ...more

How To : Animate basic motion systems in Cinema 4D

Make your characters and objects move the way you want them to by mastering these basic animation techniques to display motion. This shows you how you can animate a character walking while also swinging their arms, and maybe even talk, all separate from each other. Part 1 of 2 ...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 : Build muscles with the muscle tool in Houdini 9

In the following lessons you will learn some essential tools and techniques for working with muscles in Houdini. In the first lesson, you will learn how to rig up a simple muscle arm using Houdini's Muscle tool. The Muscle tool uses meta-balls to capture your character's skin ...more

How To : Use viewports in Maya 8.5

See how to use viewports in Autodesk Maya 8.5. If your 3D modeling skills are in need of a little refreshing, then watch this five-part video to see how to effectively use a viewport in Maya for your character animation. Part 1 of 5 - How to Use viewports in Maya 8.5. Use view ...more

How To : Animate a character in Maya

This is the basic bone animation using a character set and the hypergraph within Maya. Geared for kids to learn 3D modeling and animating this video is great for beginners.

How To : Create flowing geometry in Maya 8.5

If you are apart of Jason Welsh's Autodesk Maya 8.5 online class, then you might want to check this six-part video out. If not, if your just some 3D modeler out there who needs a little help, then you can watch, too. You'll see how to use the split polygon tool, extrude, work ...more

How To : Make a Lego minifigure of the Terminator

The Terminator is Arnold Schwarzenegger's most famous character, and arguably the most popular cinema cyborg of all time. This two-part video features detailed instructions for making your own very small terminator out of two Lego figures, one skeleton and one normal, and some ...more

How To : Create a 3D model of a cartoon cat in Cinema 4D

In this short Cinema C4D tutorial, you'll see how to create a space cat character using low-poly modeling and HyperNURBs. 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 func ...more

How To : Rig a quadruped with the Auto Rig Tool in Houdini

This five part Houdini 9 video series covers an entire rigging workflow using the H9 Quadruped Auto Rig shelf tool. Take an in-depth look at setting up joint controls, creating proxy geometry, generating animation and deformation rigs, and painting weights. The concepts presen ...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 : 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 : Create simple camera animations in Cinema 4D

In this C4D video tutorial, learn how to do simple camera animation, texturing, material setup. 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 enjo ...more

How To : Convert a Vector Logo to a 3D Logo with Cinema4D

In this tutorial, Broadcast Designer Jason Brown will show you how to knock out a vector logo from Adobe Illustrator into a 3D logo in Maxons Cinema 4D. The tutorial also touches on basic texturing, lighting and animation. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video ...more

How To : Make a cartoon character in Flash

This video will show viewers how to use Adobe Flash and how to make a cartoon character talk in this program. This tutorial covers aspects such as recording the voice of your characters, drawing their mouths to speak, and how to sync the recorded speech to the animation. Furth ...more

How To : Use different types of keyframes in After Effects

Nick from Greyscale Gorilla boils down the basics of keyframing. Many beginning users of After Effects try to use too many different keyframes and styles. Fortunately, this tutorial shows you simpler executions of the same concepts. Check out this link for the After Effects p ...more

How To : Use parenting techniques in Maya 8.5

If you want to learn how to use Autodesk Maya 8.5, then starting off in the video could be a good thing for your animation projects. In this tutorial, you'll learn some basic Maya parenting techniques to help you along your way to magnificent character development. So, if your ...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 : Slow down cloth simulations in MAXON Cinema 4D

This quick tip demonstrates a method of slowing down your cloth simulations. This method can be used with various other animation techniques that involve deformation of your objects at a point level. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just loo ...more

How To : Render a video to AVI format using 3ds Max

If you want to demonstrate your 3D model on a turntable or create some other sort of short animation with your models without having to use more specialized software, you can render an AVI video inside 3D Studio MAX. This video will show you how to do this quickly and easily, ...more

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 : Create a flowery title animation in After Effects

In this video tutorial, CreativeCOW leader, Eran Stern demonstrates how to create flower trails using Trapcode Particular in this special holiday episode. You'll also work with the light emitter and use 3D layer to obscure particles. Creative Cow is a support community for di ...more

How To : Design an audio waves animation with After Effects

In this two part video tutorial, Eran Stern reveals the first text trick in his series and shows how to design an audio waves animation with the After Effects Text Tool. In part 2, Eran Stern explains how to design a Counting Circle Animation with the After Effects Text Tool. ...more

How To : Skin bones for a character in Maya 8.5

Having a little trouble putting skin on your 3D animated characters in Autodesk Maya 8.5? Well, check out this five-part video tutorial on how skinning is done for your animation. You'll need those bones built, a nice skeleton structure to put some skin on, so get started. In ...more

How To : Animate hierarchical characters in Maya

Dissect the object of its parts. Select the curves to rotate, model or scale the whole character. The Maya hot keys are as follows: W translates, R scales and E rotates. Check out this Maya character animation tutorial video from Sessions Online School of Game Art's "Characte ...more

How To : Create animation with Flash

A tutorial series on creating basic character animation in Flash. Part 1 of 3 - How to Create animation with Flash. Part 2 of 3 - How to Create animation with Flash. Part 3 of 3 - How to Create animation with Flash.

How To : Use MDD files in modo

MDD files are a great way to bring in character animation or any deformation based animation from other 3D software systems. This modo 301 video reviews the basic method for import and use of MDD files. Learn how to load MDD files and apply them to a specific object in a modo ...more

How To : Animate using keyframes in 3ds Max 8

Breath some life into your animated scene by watching this 3ds Max video tutorial to see how to use keyframes for basic digital character animation modeling. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, film, and televi ...more

How To : Animate a walking stickman with Flash

A tutorial on character animation in Flash that teaches you how to create a walking stickman or stick figure. You'll also learn how to mulilate him and create blood effects. Part 1 of 2 - How to Animate a walking stickman with Flash. Part 2 of 2 - How to Animate a walking sti ...more

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