Maya Skin Character

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 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 : Build muscles with the muscle tool in Houdini 9

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

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Use selection masks in Maya 8.5

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

How To : Use the Trax editor in Maya 8.5

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

How To : Do Mystique from the X-Men makeup for Halloween

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.

How To : Apply a Helena Bonham Carter-inspired makeup look

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

How To : Bridge two objects together in Maya 8.5

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

How To : Animate hierarchical characters in Maya

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

How To : Set up a Doom 3 to Maya workflow

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

How To : Retouch skin tone and hair in Photoshop CS3

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

How To : Use makeup for flawless cosplay skin

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

How To : Use Skincraft to make a Minecraft skin

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!

How To : Animate in Maya

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

News : SNOW White Disney Princess Make up

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

News : 5 Truly Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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

How To : Draw Disney's magical fairy, Tinkerbell

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

How To : Draw Mewtwo from Pokemon

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

How To : Animate a bouncing ball in Maya

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

How To : Draw Fred Flintstone from "The Flintstones"

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

How To : Get a Bear on Mybrute.com, a RPG Game (05/15/09)

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

News : Entire Castlevania NES Game Recreated in Minecraft!

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

How To : Draw Robin from the cartoon series Batman & Robin

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

How To : Make an AR Emoji with the Galaxy S9

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

How To : Create a "Skins" inspired wearable smokey eye

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

How To : Keep faces together in Maya 8.5

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

How To : Snap things in Maya 8.5

If you are building 3D characters using Autodesk Maya 8.5, but are still having trouble, maybe you forgot about snapping? Well, check out this beginning tutorial video on snapping in Maya, to make your animation much, much easier. 3D modeling is just the beginning folks.

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