Injustice: Gods Among Us is one of the most popular games to come out over the last couple of years. It was a hit on video game consoles, and it's got a solid 4.5 rating on both Google Play and the iOS App Store, with almost 2 million people rating the game combined. The game ...more
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If you've been playing Minecraft for a while now, you may be getting bored with the look of your character and are looking to spice it up a little bit! Well, adding character skins are actually easier than you think! But if you're more on the creative side, check out this vide ...more
A tutorial for Mugen - the custom PC game engine - on how to create a custom character using Fighter Factory. Part 1 of 4 - How to Create a Mugen character using Fighter Factory. Part 2 of 4 - How to Create a Mugen character using Fighter Factory. Part 3 of 4 - How to Create ...more
In this short C4D user's, you'll see how to create a simple 3D character using polygon modeling and hyperNURBS. The end result is a very low poly model. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D an ...more
How to create a character for Mugen - the custom PC game engine - using Fighter Factory.
So you want to make your own video game using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3. We applaud your chutzpah. This video will walk you through what should probably be your first steps: importing a sprite character, making them move around in response to keyboard inputs, and making the ...more
In this Adobe After Effects user's guide, you'll learn how to create a simple walk cycle within AE. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its ...more
How to create your own custom character for Mugen - the custom PC game engine - using Fighter Factory. Part 1 of 2 - How to Create a custom Mugen character using Fighter Factory. Part 2 of 2 - How to Create a custom Mugen character using Fighter Factory.
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
Creating textures in Photoshop and applying them to Flash animations is one of the most effective ways to make your characters look unique (watch the anime series Gankutsuou if you need proof). This video will teach you how to import custom textures from Photoshop into Flash a ...more
You can personalize not only your avatar in Minecraft, you can also create custom skins for the monsters and animals as well. This tutorial shows you how to create these custom skins using Adobe Photoshop (though it will probably work for other graphics programs as well).
This video will show you how to create a 3D cartoon character using a website called Xtranormal. In the program, you should first pick the scene where you want your action to occur as well as the 3D character which you would like to be present in the scene. You can then type a ...more
This clip provides a complete guide on creating a full body rig for a 3D model within Blender. It demonstrates how to do a full setup on the left half (creating and placing bones, and also applying constraints), and copy it over to the right side for a perfectly symmetrical ri ...more
See how to create a simple character rig within 3D Studio Max 2010. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more ...more
Learn how to create and add character selection icons for the battle screen in Mugen - the custom PC game engine.
In this tutorial will teach you how to program in Flash and ActionScript to move a character with the arrow keys and make him jump with the space bar.
This tutorial shows you how to use your favorite drawing or art program (like Photoshop or GIMP) to create your own digital painting of Raiden, a character from the popular video game Metal Gear Solid. After creating the basic sketch, this video shows you how to create your ow ...more
Lann is the male starter class for the newest free to play online game, Vindictus. Lann's specialty is dual weapons, but you can customize him in any way you want beyond that. This tutorial shows you how the character creation program works for the hero Lann.
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to the Per-Character 3D Text animation feature in After Effects CS3. Previously, you could only animate characters individually in x and y, but with this new tool you can do it in z as well. Create pe ...more
Want to learn a cool glitch for the LEGO video game? Check out this video on how to create headless characters in LEGO Indiana Jones for Nintendo Wii. This is just for the Wii and may not work on other gaming consoles. To get to the headless character, you need 2 players. Fir ...more
Lord of the Rings Online is now free to play! This tutorial demonstrates how character creation works, so you can design your own dwarven, elven or human hero of Middle Earth. Your appearance is influenced by your origin, which is demonstrated in this video as well.
Want to design vector (i.e., infinitely scalable) animal characters? With Adobe Photoshop, the process is a breeze. 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 ...more
Go Magazine and CHTV have teamed up to give you insight into the world of claymation. See how to create claymation models and storyboards to use in your own clamations with the help of The Clayman & Associates. A good introduction but you'll need to figure out a lot on your ow ...more
Learn how to make characters walk and move using the computer program Poser with expert 3D animation and rendering tips in this free software tutorial video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Create walking characters with Poser software. Create walking characters with Poser softwa ...more
It's time to boldly go where no man has gone before! This video walks you through the first few minutes of Star Trek Online, including how to customize both your character and ship, and a quick rundown on hand to hand combat in the game. Go where no man has gone before in Sta ...more
One of the coolest parts of DC Universe Online is it's tremendously complex super hero character creation system. The system i pretty daunting at first, but this video will guide you through making an awesome character that will be the envy of your guildmates online.
Birds are a challenging subject for any artist, cartoonists included. Watch this professional cartoon artist demonstrate his technique for drawing cartoon birds that are lively and fun. These birds fly around the page. If you are looking to add birds to your cartoon portfolio, ...more
How to make characters follow waypoints in your FPS (First Person Shooter) Creator level. Create character waypoints in FPS Creator. Click through to watch this video on msn.com
You can write a great story, and create a great twist ending and everything else in your Dragon Age module. But if your players can't even begin the quest itself, what's the point? In this great video you will get a quick tutorial on how to create quest-giving and friendly NPC ...more
Here's another tutorial which shows you how to draw characters interacting with each other, specifically wrestling. This tutorial shows you how precisely how to draw interlinked limbs or touching bodies for greater realism using wrestling positions as the base of inspiration.
Images taken from http://www.ppugartist.com - Paul Pugliese Art & Design He's an eclectic artist in all media, but this stuff is cool.
A short video going over the basics of creating the character with which you will explore the remarkable fantasy world in EverQuest. The video is hosted by EverQuest lead programmer Terry Michaels. Create An EverQuest character. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
Twitter found a sweet spot with its 160-character limit, but Snapchat sports a social media low of 31 characters, forcing us to condense our ideas into a few short words when typing in picture captions because of their ephemeral nature. While this severely limited amount of wo ...more
Snapchat developers insist that the app stay true to what its always been: a service for snapping and sharing self-destructing images. This belief is further hit home with their strict 31-character text limit, which some people refuse to abide by. Namely, Snapchatter Shayne Sk ...more
Now that Minecraft is officially Minecraft Beta, it's time to do some of your own enhancements, and skins are a great start. Minecraft skins are a way to personalize your gaming experience, giving your Minecraft character the wardrobe that best suits him or her. You can make ...more
Here we build a skeleton for the character and bind the skeleton to the geometry in Maya. This is also known as rigging a character.
Writer, Director and Producer Johnathan Williamson shows you how to model a simple cartoon character in Blender 3D from start to finish. This is just a simple character but demonstrates the principles of character modeling in Blender 3D. Once you know these basics you can move ...more
Cartoon characters are invading Facebook this weekend, with members quickly switching out their normal profile pictures with that of their favorite animated childhood memory, but why? Child abuse. That's right. Facebookers are changing their profile pics to images of cartoon ...more
Alice in Wonderland has been around since 1865, when Charles Lutwidge Dodgson penned the novel under his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll. The classic story follows Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole and into a fantasy world full of anthropomorphic creatures, like the White Rab ...more
On November 18th, 1928 a star was born. His name— Mickey Mouse. Actually, Walt Disney's most famous character appeared before that date, but nonetheless, November 18th is known as Mickey Mouse Day, because that's when he appeared in Steamboat Willie, the first cartoon to featu ...more
This is a tutorial on how to access characters command list in Mugen - the custom PC game engine - to see how to perform special attacks and basic moves.
In this series you will first learn how to break down a character or idea when drawing into shapes. Then learn how to draw your character in a front view, clean it up, then draw an accurate side view. These front and side views are then used on image planes in a 3D modeling so ...more
This tutorial uploaded from Stage6 shows you how to model a low polygon character in Blender 3D. Low poly characters may have less details than higher poly count characters but they will move faster in video game engines and are easier to work with. So watch and learn how to m ...more
Decorate your own homemade cake with fondant! Learn how to make fondant people for cake decorations in this free video series about decorating a character cake. Learn this technique and you too can make people out of icing frosting for your cake! Part 1 of 15 - How to Decorate ...more
This shows you how to create a custom character in Mugen (the custom PC game engine), it shows you how to make one with a hand drawn character, but the same method applies for using ripped sprites. You'll also see how to animate your character. Programs used are MSPaint and Fi ...more
Learn how to create and rig a 3D model of a 3D character in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well serve ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti cartoon character on paper. First, draw the outline of the head and then draw in a waved line for the mouth. From here, draw a circle nose and then round eyes with curved eyebrows. Draw big round ears on each side. Then, draw i ...more
I mentioned in one of my earlier articles something about ghost hackers, and very shortly stated a thing or two of what they do. Sit back because this is a very long article Now I want to tell you how to become one. What Is a Ghost Hacker? First you need to understand who t ...more
Learn how to convert a skeleton of a character for Unreal Tournament 3 (UT3) from 3D Studio Max to Maya and import it into the Unreal engine.
So you finally shelled out for 3D Studio MAX. Congratulations. Now you need to make something with it! This video for beginners will walk you through the basics of modeling a character in 3D Studio MAX. It covers setting up a reference image (the one from the video is here), c ...more
How To : Design and Print Tiny Papercraft Models of Your Favorite Minecraft Characters Using Your iPhone
A couple of months ago we showed you Foldify, an iOS app that allows you to create your own custom, foldable, 3D papercraft files. Your designs could then be sent to your printer, cut out, and assembled. Video: . Now, 57Digital Ltd has followed the same concept with their new ...more
Character rigging is important. Advanced Rigging makes it easier to animate your character. View joints and nerves so that you may easily select parts of the character. Check out this Maya animation tutorial video from Sessions Online School of Game Art's "Character Animation ...more
The nose is a focal point of someone's face. In this tutorial, learn how to master the art of the "comic book nose" so that your characters really come alive. This tutorial will show you, step by step, how to draw a comic face on the computer and shape the nose just right. Do ...more
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.
This Pixologic Zbrush 3.1 video tutorial shows you how to place eyes in your 3D animated character's head. You'll have to sculpt out those eye sockets out first and then grab a squirkle to work with, using a few tools. If you want to be a great 3D digital animator, learning th ...more
So, you want to add some weird things, like horns to your 3D animated character in Pixologic's Zbrush 3.1 sculpting software. Well, you've come to the right place. This video tutorial will teach you how to add Zspheres to your sculpt in Zbrush and why. Your 3D animated model w ...more
Here is a video tutorial that offers basic tips on crafting a simple claymation character using everyday, household objects. Soften a single chunk of material and pull your claymation character's limbs and head from it. Insert a toothpick (or armature) to stabilize the body an ...more
The spraycan is the most important tool in most graffiti artists arsenal, and is often depicted in the tags themselves. This video from graffiti master Wizard demonstrates how to draw a skull / spraycan / pimp character with a menacing sneer on its bony face and a cane in its ...more
Cinema 4D is an amazing program, but not a one-stop source for animation needs, especially if you're planning on making a 3D video game, for which you'll need Unity 3D. This three-part video covers the process of rigging a character in Cinema 4D and transferring to Unity 3D. ...more
Just removed an important gem from your weapon? Totally screw yourself over by restarting a bloodline instead of the battle you just lost? It sure would be great if you could backup your character so you can always have a safe copy ready to go at a moment's notice. Well, those ...more