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
If you have an iPhone, you probably know that iOS 11 hasn't been the smoothest iOS version released, to put it lightly. We've seen bug after bug cripple the software's usability, many times within the Messages app. Now, yet another glitch has emerged to drive us crazy, one whe ...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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 221st installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the ...more
It's time to discover how fun art and drawing is! Learn how to draw the cartoon character Jerry from Tom & Jerry. Drawing is a way of creating and expressing ourselves, and therefore the result is always beautiful. Drawingnow.com brings you step-by-step drawing tutorials on m ...more
Writer,Directer And Producer Johnathan Williamson shows you how to model eyes for a character in Blender 3D in this software tutorial. Whether you are creating a video game character or a model of a human for something else, you will learn everything you need to model eyes for ...more
It's time to discover how fun art and drawing is! Learn how to draw the anime and manga character Vegeta SSJ2 from Dragonball Z. Drawing is a way of creating and expressing ourselves, and therefore the result is always beautiful. Drawingnow.com brings you step-by-step drawing ...more
It's time to discover how fun art and drawing is! Learn how to draw the cartoon character Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. Drawing is a way of creating and expressing ourselves, and therefore the result is always beautiful. Drawingnow.com brings you step-by-step drawing tutorials o ...more
It's time to discover how fun art and drawing is! Learn how to draw the cartoon character Homer Simpson from The Simpsons. Drawing is a way of creating and expressing ourselves, and therefore the result is always beautiful. Drawingnow.com brings you step-by-step drawing tutor ...more
How to create a character for Mugen - the custom PC game engine - using Fighter Factory.
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.
If you just made a mesh character, it's not going to be very interesting or fun to use until you can start animating it. To start animating, you'll need to add a biped structure to your character - this tutorial shows you how. Part 1 of 3 - How to Add a biped to a mesh charact ...more
With paper crafting you can build intricate paper models of your favorite characters, from Jack Sparrow to Nintendo's own Toad. This video tutorial shows you how to rip 3-D characters from your favorite Nintendo 64 games for the purposes of paper crafting. It will take some ed ...more
The Dark Knight Rises. The Amazing Spider-Man. The Avengers. Halloween is a few weeks away and all we're going to see are these same ol' superhero costumes. It's like that every year, due to the immense popularity of comic book films by DC and Marvel. So, if you want to skip ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti style hip hop cartoon character. First, make a circle, then draw long triangles for eyes and a mouth plus a rectangular shaped body with very large feet. Then, draw in the arms with large hands and draw a hat on the top of the ...more
Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty are some of the most horrific fairy tales ever written, but over the course of nearly 200 years they've become watered down and sugar coated for innocent children everywhere. The original tales by the Brothers Grimm are vi ...more
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
Fancy comic books, but don't have the skills to make them yourself? Comic book artists do nothing but draw all day, so it's no wonder they're good at it. But you may need a little more help, and this five-part series will help you along your journey into developing comic chara ...more
In this two part video you'll learn the complete process for casting duplicates of a miniature figure. How to make the rubber mold in two parts and how to cast the miniature duplicate. A two part mold is the kind of rubber mold you make for complex minis like figures, warriors ...more
Mark Crilley, creator of the manga anime series "Miki Falls," shows how to sketch hands for characters. Hands can be complicated to sketch, but follow along with this cartoon and comic drawing tutorial and learn how to render hands in no time!
World of Warcraft is a super fun game, but as anyone who's ruling the game at level 80 (the level cap at the moment) will tell you, getting to 80 is a long and sometimes tedious journey. So why drudge along fighting bosses and other supernatural phenomenon for eighty levels w ...more
It's time to discover how fun art and drawing is! Learn how to draw the cartoon character Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls. Drawing is a way of creating and expressing ourselves, and therefore the result is always beautiful. Drawingnow.com brings you step-by-step drawing tutorial ...more
Learn how to take advantage of the CAT feature in 3ds Max 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the 3ds Max 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For ...more
Drawing Sonic the Hedgehog, a video game character, includes his spiky hair, large furrowed brow and crooked smile. Learn to draw Sonic with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. With a little practice, you will be able to draw an aw ...more
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
UncleTom of Azerothian Super Villains fame introduces the first episode of How 2 Machinima. This series of tutorials is aimed to introduce both the fundamentals and advanced techniques of WoW machinimaking. In this episode you'll learn about the basics of WoW Model Viewer.
Spray cans are to graffiti artists what paintbrushes and paint are to artists. As a graffiti artist a spraycan is efficient because it allows you to quickly slather on a tag and then run away before the Po Po come, and also offer a sleek, rough finish. Watch this tutorial to ...more
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
Cholowiz13 demonstrates how to draw an anamorphic spray can character, which can inspire your own cartoon characters for any artistic purpose. Without using any words, Cholowiz13 demonstrates the creation of a cartoon spray can character by starting with the eyes and mouth. He ...more
In this video, we learn how to draw a cholo graffiti character. Start out by drawing the hat, then draw the face underneath the hat. Draw a mustache and beard around the mouth and hair on the back of the head. Next, draw a neck going down from the face, followed by an arm and ...more