Creating a Character in Maya

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 : Create bones in Maya 8.5

If you need to create an animated character, Maya is the software program for you. If you don't know how to make that character you've dreamed up, then maybe you should check out this Maya video tutorial on an important step -- creating a skeleton structure. Creating bones cou ...more

How To : Create a muscle movement simulation in Maya

If you want to be a character animator, you should probably learn Maya, and definitely learn rigging. This tutorial shows you how to create muscle movement simulations (or muscle rigging) for any creature or character with bones.

How To : 3D character model the female torso using Maya

The female torso is arguably the most popular thing to depict in the history of art. Go figure. This seven-part video will teach you how to create a 3D character model of a female torso using Maya. The creator uses a background image that we could not track down, but you can p ...more

How To : Create lip sync animations in Maya

This tutorial explains how to create lip sync and facial animations in Maya on a figure. This is an important skill to have if you plan on becoming a character animator. Create lip sync animations in Maya. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com

How To : Create a working piston using Maya

This tutorial shows you how to create a working piston in Maya. The key is to use constraints so that as one piece moves, the others move accordingly. Even if you don't want to make pistons, this is a good constraint example(something essential to creating skeletons and riggin ...more

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 : Pose a character in Maya 8.5

If you've designed the perfect 3D animated character in Autodesk Maya 8.5, then you might need to learn how to pose him correctly, right? Well, this video will show you how to pose the animated character correctly and in an easy way, watching out for the skin and bones and wit ...more

How To : Set your character in Maya 8.5

Check out this video for how to character set in Autodesk Maya 8.5. You should already have everything set up, everything's weighed, the bones are working properly, the skin is on right, and everything moves smoothly, then this is the next step for an awesome 3D animated chara ...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 : Rig a Zbrush character in Maya & import it to Zbrush

This tutorial shows you how to take your Zbrush character into Maya, pose it, and import the pose back into Zbrush. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this hour long tutorial. A download link is provided on the page for the full WMP tutorial.

How To : Morph characters like Mystique in Maya

The sampler deformer tool is a great way to blend or "morph" characters or objects. In this tutorial you'll see how to use this tool with an example from X-Men and the character Mystique. Morph characters like Mystique in Maya. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com

How To : Create a 3D UV of shoelaces in Maya

Creating good UVs with Maya can be tough, and get tougher depending on what type of object you are trying to unwrap. This short video tutorial covers how to create accurate UVs for long objects like rope or, in this case, shoelaces. This is a simple technique, but one that sho ...more

How To : Create a stain glass window in Maya

This tutorial series shows you how to work with lighting in Maya by creating a stain glass window with a candle in front of it. This is a great in-depth look at lighting. Part one sets up a 3 point lighting system within maya. so this is a general overview of many light proper ...more

How To : Create a 3D cartoon character with Xtranormal

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

How To : Create a game character that moves using Flash CS4

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

How To : Get a geisha inspired makeup look

Make-up artist, Kandee Johnson takes us through, step-by-step, how to transform our faces into traditional geisha girls with the application of make-up! Super fun! Kandee Johnson is a master at re-creating character looks with make-up application. Be sure to search "kandeethe ...more

How To : Apply the Cleopatra makeup look

In this step-by-step tutorial, watch as the talented make-up & hair extraordinaire, Kandee Johnson recreates the make-up and famous eye of Egyptian princess Cleopatra! Kandee Johnson is a master at re-creating character looks with make-up application. Be sure to search "kande ...more

How To : Apply Edwards Scissorhands inspired makeup look

In this how-to, watch as talented artist & make-up extraordinaire, Kandee Johnson recreates the spooky look of Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands, famously played by Johnny Depp. Kandee Johnson is a master at re-creating character looks with make-up application. Be sure to sear ...more

How To : Apply Joker inspired makeup

In this how-to, watch as remarkable make-up artist, Kandee Johnson shows how to apply makeup to steal the creepy Joker look from Batman! Specifically, Heath Ledger's look as the role of Joker in the recent Batman re-make "The Dark Knight." Kandee Johnson is a master at re-cre ...more

How To : Apply Michael Jackson makeup look

Make-up artist, Kandee Johnson transforms herself into the King of Pop, Michael Jackson! With just some shading and contouring, watch as Kandee remarkably alters the shape of her face with the illusion of makeup! Kandee Johnson is a master at re-creating character looks with ...more

How To : Create the Oompa Loompa look with makeup

Make-up artist, Kandee Johnson transforms into an Oompa Loompa from the beloved classic film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! To get the orange glowing face, Kandee uses Make-Up Forever's Flash palette. Kandee Johnson is a master at re-creating character looks with make-up ...more

How To : Create Snow White inspired hair

In this how-to, watch as the talented make-up & hair extraordinaire, Kandee Johnson recreates the hair of the classic Walt Disney princess character Snow White. If you're looking to try this look this Halloween or for your next costume party, be sure to search for the Snow Whi ...more

How To : Apply Tinkerbell inspired makeup

Make-up artist/costume extraordinaire, Kandee Johnson recreates the look of the beloved spunky little fairy from Walt Disney's Peter Pan, Tinkerbell! Complete with blonde wig, spirit gum, glued "pixie" dust... and loads of green eyeshadow! Few "find" links: Tinkerbell Wig YAB ...more

How To : Apply Cyndi Lauper inspired makeup

Wow! Watch as the talented make-up & hair extraordinaire, Kandee Johnson transforms herself into 80's rocker, Cyndi Lauper and proves that girls just want to have fun! By following this tutorial, you might just win next year's Halloween costume contest! Note: Find the Cyndi L ...more

How To : Apply Snow White inspired makeup

In this tutorial, make-up artist, Kandee Johnson shows how to get Walt Disney's Snow White look down next Halloween! The following products were used of achieve this look: Ruby Woo lipstick by MAC, Chesnut lipliner by MAC, Lise Watier Concealer, false eyelashes, any white eye ...more

How To : Get the Barbie makeup look

Watch as amazing make-up artist, Kandee Johnson transforms herself into Barbie with this step-by-step tutorial on how to apply the make-up and look of this famous blond bombshell doll! The following eyeshadows were used to achieve this look: MAC in Pen & Ink, Da Blng, Carbon, ...more

How To : Apply Princess Jasmine inspired makeup

In this tutorial, amazing make-up artist, Kandee Johnson shows how to get Walt Disney's beautiful Princess Jasmine look from Alladin! Watch as Kandee transforms herself into a whole new her! (Get it? A Whole New World? A Whole New Her?) The following products were used of ach ...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 : Do a duplicate mirror merge in Maya 8.5

If you're in a 3D modeling class, then you might want to check out this Autodesk Maya 8.5 two-part video tutorial. These videos cover how to do a duplicate mirror merge. So, if you want to build an animated character in Maya, just watch for these tips on a dup mirror merge. Pa ...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 : Use Flash to draw and animate

This Flash tutorial gives detailed steps for creating and animating a character. Use Flash to draw and animate. Click through to watch this video on acrobat.com

How To : Texture with bitmaps in Autodesk Maya 2011

Interested in creating textures from bitmaps when working in Maya 2011? Allow this clip to show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're su ...more

How To : Correct weight issues in Maya 8.5

If you've started bending your 3D animated character around in Autodesk Maya 8.5 and came across a broken bone sticking out that needs to pivot, then you've got a huge weighting issue. Check out this three-part video tutorial on how to correctly weight objects down in Maya. So ...more

How To : Clean up geometry in Maya 8.5

If you're a master at Autodesk Maya 8.5, then great, but if you are feeling a bit rusty, maybe this review on cleaning up your geometry will help. This video tutorial will help your animated character come to life in Maya by doing a little geometry cleanup. So, for great 3D mo ...more

How To : Use global illumination in Maya 2011

Learn how to create global illumination effects in Maya 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more ...more

How To : Box model an alien in Blender 2.5

This clip demonstrates how to use the box-modeling technique to create a full character. The box-modeling technique is a good way to quickly visualize the shape of your character, rather than a creating the detail from the beginning. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundatio ...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 : Use set driven keys in Maya 8.5

Check out this two-part Autodesk Maya 8.5 video tutorial on creating set driven keys. If you're and animator and your having trouble with your organic or unorganic animation, maybe this is your problem; it's a very powerful tool in 3D modeling in Maya. When ever you come into ...more

How To : Create a head model in 3ds Max

Creating 3D models of the human head that will show emotion, eat, and do all the other things that heads do properly is hard. Fortunately, this video is here to help you get started. It demonstrates the basics of 3D head modeling using 3D Studio MAX. Follow these instructions ...more

How To : 3D model a tire tread using Maya

Tire treads may not seem like a terribly important thing to model properly, but they are intricate and learning how to do it is a valuable experience. This video will walk you through creating a 3D model of a tire tread using Maya, specifically brutalizing a bend deformer.

How To : Play the basics in Evony

Learn everything you could possibly want to know about the internet, multiplayer game Evony with tutorials from EvonyTutorials. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to play the basics in Evony online. See exactly what the game Evony is! In these videos: Part 1 - Creating a ...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 : 3D model a suspension rig using Maya

Pretty much every efficient type of modern vehicle features some sort of suspension to cushion its landings and smooth its ride. This means that modeling a suspension accurately is an important part of creating 3D models of vehicles. This four-part video will teach you how to ...more

How To : UV unwrap a full human body in Blender

In this Blender 2.5 video tutorial, you'll see how to UV unwrap a full, stylized female character. The tutorial covers creating seams, unwrapping, pinning and techniques to reduce stretching. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphi ...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 : Use the IK Handle tool for bones in Maya 8.5

Okay, make some bones with no orientation and watch this Autodesk Maya 8.5 video tutorial. This video will show you the industry standard IK Handle tool and how to use it with your character's animated bones. So, if you're a wannabe 3D modeler, then you should probably watch t ...more

How To : Draw Wolverine from X-Men in Photoshop

Artist Stephanie Valentin takes us through the steps of how to draw the X-Men character Wolverine in Photoshop. She outlines the necessary tools to be able to make the drawing and provides detailed information on width, shading, and opacity to make sure the colors are all accu ...more

How To : Create anime eyes with makeup

Michelle Phan brings you this fun tutorial on creating anime eye makeup. For those who desire to look like an anime character. Great for halloween, or just a cute anime look. Music: "Redemption Song" Amazonics Waiting In Vain Ituana

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