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
Maya Skin Character
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
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
This tutorial shows you how to export a character out of Maya and into the generic browser to animate it in Unreal Engine 3.0 for Gears of War.
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.
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 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.
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
Learn how to apply customized skin to a character in iClone by Reallusion.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Check out this Autodesk Maya 8.5 video tutorial on how to use the Trax editor for your 3D animated object. If you're 3D modeling, then this is a must know. So watch this three-parter to animate your character with Trax, in a series of poses that need looped. Part 1 of 3 - How ...more
Mystique was quite the sexy character in the recent X-Men films, decked out only in blue latex for much of the films. If you aren't afraid of a little blue on you skin, watch this video to learn how to create a perfect Mystique costume with makeup.
In this makeup tutorial, learn how to apply the makeup look of movie character "Marla Singer", the badass chick from Fight Club, played by Helena Bonham Carter. To achieve the misty, dirty smudge look applied in this video, the following products were used: MAC Face & Body - ...more
Say you want to bring two objects together so they automatically flow from one piece to the next in Autodesk Maya 8.5, well, then you're going to have to bridge them. Check out this video tutorial on how to do just that. Combine them, then bridge them. It's that simple. So, fo ...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
Why stay with only what you've been given by the basic game? Make your MineCraft game more exciting by giving your character a different skin, and downloading new texture packs for your game. This is an incredibly easy mod for your game.
This video is to get you started with the initial setup of the Doom 3 to Maya workflow. Topics covered (in order) are set up, export your first character ingame, texturing, animations on character cycles, load game models into Maya. Part 4 is a WMP video. Project files: www.h ...more
This Adobe Photoshop CS3 tutorial will show you how to adjust and improve skin, change skin tone and change hair color on people in images. Learn how to create model-like skin effects to enhance the appearance of a character. All you need is to do a little touch-up work in Pho ...more
This is a video tutorial made to help out all those cosplayers on how to achieve that flawless photoshopped looking skin by just using makeup. This was originally made to help out guys who are pretty new to makeup, but need to learn it for photo or cosplay purposes. So find yo ...more
Check out this video to learn a great way to customize your Minecraft skin with Skincraft. Skincraft is a Minecraft skin creator that you can use to make your own Minecraft skin. Make your own character to explore your Minecraft world!
Animation controls run on the bottom of the screen. The time slider is the most important control for designing frames in Maya. Playback is exactly intuitive. This is a basic overview of Maya animation protocol and a lesson in using Maya tools. Check out this Maya animation t ...more
HI everyone, its time for HALLOWEEN COSTUMES! This i my second tutorial and I am so excited about this once because I get to dress up as my FAVORITE Dinsey Princess. EVERYONE MUST LOVE Disney characters, and halloween is a prefect time to dress up as your favorites. I am so ex ...more
It's already Halloween and the night is fast approaching. You swore to yourself last year that you wouldn't wait until the last minute again for a Halloween costume, yet here you are on Samhain without a costume… again. All of the costume shops are sure to be crammed with last ...more
If you're a fan of Tinkerbell, then this video is for you! We learn how to draw Disney's magical fairy, Tinkerbell. Start off by drawing the outline of her body and wings. Then, draw over this to make a 3D version of her. From here, you will start to draw in the details of the ...more
In this tutorial we learn how to draw Mewtwo. Start out by drawing the outline of the head and the rest of the body with a light pencil. Then, start to add in the details of the body and the face. Once completed, you will draw the permanent outline onto the picture over the fi ...more
Hack mybrute with this mybrute cheat. MyBrute hacks, cheats, tricks. Watch this video game tutorial on how to hack MyBrute for black skin on your brutes (06/04/09). You won't get banned or anything, and it helps your character! Visit mybrute.com to play the game. In the words ...more
The bouncing ball animation is a classic beginning point for animating in every 3D software package. This tutorial shows you how to do it in Maya. Part two will concentrate on keyframes. Part three will turn the bouncing ball into a character set. Part four will cover using th ...more
In this video, we're shown how to draw Fred Flintstone from "The Flintstones". Start off by drawing the outline for Fred's body, drawing in his limbs and his upper/lower body. After this, use a darker pen to draw in the full outline and create a more 3D type of image. Next, yo ...more
Click the more info tab to see the instruction on how to get a bear on Mybrute.com. This is a tutorial on how to get a Bear on Mybrute.com, An Online RPG Game, It's a very popular game that a lot of people plays everyday, You don't need to do much action with your hands just s ...more
Back in the days of NES and 8-bit gaming, I used to be a huge Castlevania fan. And it looks like I wasn't the only one. However, unlike me, gamer Nick "Nario" Hagman just couldn't let go of his Simon Belmont fascination that easy. Nario recently spent over 100 hours in Minecra ...more
Want to go as a comic book character this Halloween? Then forget about the cheesy spandex pants and ridiculous headpieces. Dress up as a comic book character literally ripped off the pages by creating this comic book look inspired by artist Roy Lichtenstein's "Crying Girl." A ...more
In this video tutorial from Drawing Now, learn how to draw the character Robin from Batman & Robin. You will need to first draw a circular shape for Robin's head. Then draw ears as well as a series of lines that looks like hair. These lines will actually serve as the raw form ...more
Even if you're not a graphic artist, you can still use Photoshop to recolor the available skins for your League of Legends character. This tutorial shows you the tools and techniques to create your own skins for your favorite champion. Become a champion at League of Legends. ...more
Since getting our hands on the Magic Leap One last week, we've been methodically delving into each feature and reporting our findings step-by-step. Earlier this week, we took a look at the Screens app (a video viewer) and the Helio app (an AR web browser). This time around, we ...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
We love standing around a barbecue with an icy cold beverage in hand, enjoying the delicious smell of smoky food and chit-chatting with pals. Grilling season — it's our favorite time of the year. So we're constantly on the hunt for tricks that enhance our favorite warm-weathe ...more
Apple's Animoji on the iPhone X might allow you to use your own facial movements to control your favorite emoji, but Samsung is looking to make you the focus of the interactive icon with the introduction of AR Emoji. Instead of a dragon or an alien, Samsung wants your unique l ...more
There are some nasty iOS bugs out there, many determined to crash the Messages app. For example, in February 2018, we saw a Telugu character render the iPhone messaging app totally useless. While that bug has been fixed, the nightmare continues in a new bug, aptly dubbed the " ...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
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).
The UK tv series "Skins" is centered on a group of teenagers living in Bristol, England, and their lives as they struggle with eating disorders, family dysfunction, homosexuality, and mental illness. Basically, your typical prime time drama. This makeup look is inspired by a ...more
If you think you have all the essential tools figured out in Autodesk Maya 8.5, you probably don't. So, if you want to create awesome 3D animated characters, then maybe you should watch this Maya video to make sure you know how to keep faces together after you already know how ...more