Want to know how to create Bézier parametric curves when working in Maya 2011? This clip will 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 ...more
Maya Edit Curves
There are several ways you can go about creating your NURBS helix curve in Maya; I will demonstrate the two easiest ones. For advanced users, and people that like to figure stuff out by themselves, here are the two techniques in a nutshell: You can either create a straight N ...more
This three part tutorial shows you how to work with curves in Maya. Start by learning the basics, then learn to use the curve system with polygons, then learn how to use advanced curves. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 30 minute tutorial. A ...more
Learn all about curves and how to manipulate their components in Autodesk's Maya 3D modeling and animating software.
Learn how to manipulate NURBS surfaces using the Revolve, Extrude and Loft methods in Autodesk's Maya 3D modeling and animating software.
Learn how to edit UVs on an object and how they are made in Maya. These videos are made for a very young audience and are very easy to follow.
Want to know how to work with edge loops in Maya 2011? This clip will 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 sure to be well served ...more
This video shows you how to edit an existing window in MEL code for Maya. You may want to watch the tutorial on creating a MEL script for a window if you don't already have one.
3D modeling tool Mayafrom Autodesk is a monster of a program, able to do SO many things. One of the things you'll need to learn is how to use the CV Curve tool. This will allow you to create objects with curves of any shape or dimension you desire. Let's be honest, most of you ...more
This tutorial shows you how to edit primitives, also known as box modeling, to create objects in Maya. This video is geared towards younger students new to Maya.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to model this cool looking diving knife. The model can be set apart into two pieces, blade and handle. Both having some nice features. Rhinoceros 3D is NURBS-based modeling software for Windows. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, r ...more
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
This tutorial shows you how to use curve snapping in Maya. It allows you to snap to snap to nurbs curves, isoparms or polygonal edges or anything that's a curve!
This tutorial shows you how to edit components in Maya by splitting the geometry. It is specific to polygonal modeling.
Here's a quick tutorial on how to alter your Flash animations. You can use the pen tool in Adobe Flash CS5, and its companion tools, to change the curve of motion in your animation and edit the Bezier curves which define the path.
In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to use the pen and brush tools. With the tools you can edit and adjust points on the line, and control curves and line shape. Learn also how to customize the brush path, and adjust the line stroke and brush type. Make sure ...more
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
This tutorial shows you how to solve out quads in Maya. This includes learning to loft curves. Crank up the volume, this one is recorded softly. Part 1 of 2 - How to Solve out quads in Maya. Solve out quads in Maya - Part 2 of 2. Click through to watch this video on veoh.com
This tutorial is using text imported from Illustrator, but the ideas will work for any text curves or curves that you want to extrude into 3 dimensional objects. Learning how to extrude is a must for Maya beginners. Extrude Adobe Illustrator text in Maya. Click through to watc ...more
This video shows you how to non-destructively edit camera raw, JPEG, or TIFF files using Camera Raw in Photoshop. You learn how to manage basic settings, as well as manage settings for curves, sharpening, HSL, grayscale, and split toning. Check out this video created by Katrin ...more
Learn how to use the new Curve Editor tool 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 info ...more
Motion trails in Autodesk Maya can be very handy at times when animating your scene. Keying a bone/joint or other object every so many frames can take up quite a bit of time and can sometimes be a big hassle, too. I have found many times when I could have really used one. I al ...more
This video from accredited Maya instructor Andrew Klein of the Art Institute of San Francisco will teach you how to use just one of the innumerable powerful features of Autodesk's Maya 3D modeling software. It covers how to use a spline IK and a dynamic hair curve to drive a j ...more
This image editing software tutorial shows you how to create a solid curved line in Photoshop CS3. You will learn how to stroke that path and create nice curved line effects in Photoshop CS3.
Maya and Photoshop CS4 may be made by different companies, but that doesn't mean they can't work together. This video will teach you how to take a 3D model from Maya, import it into Photoshop, and then use Photoshop CS4's new 3D editing tools to overpaint the rough texture sea ...more
In this Apple Color tutorial, Richard Harrington along with color expert Robbie Carman create the Pleasantville effect in Apple Color. Using the secondary curves, specifically the saturation curve, to isolate just the yellow in a taxi cab everything else in the video clip can ...more
In this Boris FX video tutorial we show you how to use an After Effects mask to define custom extrusion curves as well as the baseline for text characters in Boris Continuum Complete's Extruded Text filter. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, ...more
Most of the 3D modeling tutorial videos out there work within one program or at most two, often Photoshop in conjunction with a 3D modeling program like Maya. This video will walk you through a complete project using four program: 3DS MAX for modeling, Boujou for 3D tracking, ...more
1. To make tilt shift take one picture which is taken from high angle with any content like car and buses. Now open the picture in Photoshop and change it to quick mask mode to create and edit the selection. 2. Now select the Gradient tool and choose Reflected gradient and sta ...more
In this two part Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the camera raw files and the camera raw interface. Many video professionals do not know much about the camera raw interface because it is a technology mainly used by digital photographers. The key advantag ...more
After years of being a PC technician and Windows System administrator, I had the blind hatred for Apple that I thought I was suppose to have. I swore that I'd never even touch an iPod, let alone buy an Apple product. But I found a new career that drug me out of the Windows ser ...more
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more
This Maya tutorial shows you how to create a chalice. The basic idea is using a curve to create the profile of your object and sweep or revolve the curve for your object. Get creative and find other objects to make. Create a chalice in Maya. Click through to watch this video o ...more
Go beyond the traditional 3D workflow to an immersive creative experience with the software Modo, created by Luxology. Modo is the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering for Mac and PC. Modo includes 3D sculpting tools, animation and network rendering, and advan ...more
Xara Xtreme makes it easy to learn how to extract part of photo. First in the main page we have to select window and photo_extract in Xara. Now you will have a picture in the screen. Take Layer gallery and select tick second box of original photo that will help you to edit t ...more
This is a guide to making a very simple procedural texture for Maya. As with all procedural textures, the basic texture can be refined and added to. It's a texture! Open up the Hypershade (Window > Rendering Editors > Hypershade). This is where you can edit any textures as w ...more
This 3D modeling software tutorial will show you how to snap points in Maya 8.5. There are multiple ways to snap points which will be covered. Snapping points is one of the most important things to do when vertex modeling in Maya since it allows for ultimate control. Learn how ...more
Want to color correct a digital image within Adobe Photoshop? 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 from the folks at Britec Computer Systems. Th ...more
Maximize dynamic range with Photoshop's levels and curves tool. 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 from the folks at Britec Computer Systems. ...more
Photoshop. It’s like a mountain to climb. You can chug up to the top, working hard, never letting up, or you can just go part way up and scoot around the side of the mountain and still get to the other side. Not everyone needs to be a Photoshop guru, or ninja pixel punisher. T ...more
There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more
Start with a Polygon Plane Start by creating a Polygon Plane with 4 width and 5 height sections. Create the rough leaf shape Turn on "Reflection" in the Move Tool settings, hit 3 on the keyboard to smooth the plane and shape it into a rough leaf shape. The highlighted vert ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to enhance an image in Adobe Photoshop. Begin by duplicating the layer by press the Control and J buttons. Then change the blending mode to Soft Light. Now press the Control and M keys to open Curves, and drag the curves up to brighten ...more
See how to do localized image distortion using Blender. The rig is a simple UV-textured plane filmed using an orthographic camera. You then subdivide the plane, add some curve guides, and use proportional editing to alter an image. The above before-after shot shows a nose job ...more
Want to digitally restore an old family photograph in Adobe Photoshop? Before you can remove noise and dust, you'll need to scan and crop it. Maximize dynamic range with Photoshop's levels and curves tool. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply ...more
Want to restore an old photograph? With Adobe Photoshop, the process is easy. Maximize dynamic range with Photoshop's levels and curves tool. 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 ben ...more
One must have often wondered how to create rectangles with smooth rounded corners. Open Xara Xtreme and create a rectangle on the stage. To change it to rounded corners, click on 'curved corners'. Then one can edit how much curve is required on the rectangle. If we scale the r ...more
Creating a curved video look, also known as the fisheye look, is one of the easiest camera tricks possible, and can also be done with your editing software. It's commonly used in skateboarding videos, but be done for any low budget indie film. See how to create a fisheye look ...more
Creating curves with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator is a good challenge. Check out this video on both drawing and editing with the pen tool. Click once in a place and then drag. This pulls out the direction handles. Check out this tutorial video from Sessions Online School ...more
This how to video shows you how to make your avatar look like the Joker from Batman Arkham Asylum. First, go to the avatar edit menu. Hold the button down for 60 seconds until the box tilts. Now, search for spiky hair and choose a green color. Now, move on to the eyes. Choose ...more
Deke McClelland explains what the Levels and Histogram commands can do in Photoshop in this video tutorial. Levels allows you to adjust the luminance levels allowing you to adjust the contrast and colors within each color channel of an image. Thus, Levels allows you to adjust ...more
Own a BlackBerry Curve 8330? Need a custom ringtone? Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how to set custom ringtones for contacts in your address book on the BlackBerry Curve 8330. There are many different ringtones to choose from and you may set a differen ...more
Material texture and lighting within the 3D modeling Community is a skill in itself. Hopefully this will help those that are trying to go down the road of a texture artist. part one covers editing multiple uv's at the same time on a model in Maya using the Maya UV editor. part ...more
This photoshop tutorial demonstrated by Howard from tutcast.com, teaches you how to do amazing glow effects for your work and projects. Everything you need to know from the background you choose to use to editing out the leftovers. You can use any image that you choose to. Sta ...more
Minecraft is not just a game. It is a creative tool. Over the past year and a half countless epic builds, servers, and community projects have been undertaken. I'm sure some of you have seen the one-to-one scale recreation of the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek or the epic ...more
Today's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device takes us into the third dimension. The below apps are suitable for beginners looking to venture into the world of 3d modeling, as well as pros who simply want the basics of Maya in their pocket. Build models/3D mockups or small ...more
When turning your 3D model into a 3D print, Maya requires some extra editing before you end up with a printable piece: the wall thickness needs to be checked, the model needs to be watertight, and your final printing size needs to be defined. To make your life easier, Autodesk ...more
Verto Studio 3D is a 3D modeling package that has been in the works for a while now by Michael Farrell, the owner of Verto Studio LLC. Farrell has been working toward bridging the gap between XR 3D modeling and what we have become accustomed to with desktop 3D modeling package ...more
When it comes to automation apps on Android, Tasker is still the king of the hill. For a price of $2.99 on the Google Play Store, it's a great buy for any would-be tinkerer that would like to get into automating actions on their Android device. Then, when you consider that the ...more
Google's newest Android system update should be arriving on Tuesday, November 13th, with the release of the Google Nexus 4 smartphone, and Nexus 7 and 10 tablets. All will come preloaded with the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, but what about the rest of you (especially those w ...more