Saturday, August 31, 2013

29: Foot Rigging Tutorial 1 to 10

Animating in Blender starts getting more powerful from here on. As soon as I learned advance rigging in 3DS max there was no looking back. I was able to deliver anything my clients asked me to do from talking characters to spacecraft landing gear, everything was possible . This set of ten tutorials on leg rigging will set you on your way to the happy animator space. I am grateful for tobuslieven putting together such easy to follow, forward and inverse kinematic mix, tutorials.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

John Lasseter Q&A Any advice for aspiring animation student?

If you are lost as to who John Lasseter is, think Pixar and all it stands for "Story is King" etc. This man is a hero of mine and many others in the animation industry. John started in traditional animation and experimented very early on with CG vector animation. This short YouTube video is testimony to his and others early experimentation. It should be an inspiration to anyone starting out in animation with Blender 3d. It takes a little experimentation and creativity to make you an expert in time.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

28: Modifiers...Yay!

There is nothing better than knowing what your modifiers do. If ever you needed to know something about any modifier in blender you should look no further than BlenderDiplom's Youtube channel I am forever going back to this channel to not only find out what each modifiers capabilities are. but to get some great tips on how to use them. I love finding complete sets of tutorials like this and I am happy to tell you all about them.

Friday, August 2, 2013

27: Advanced Texture UV Mapping

When you get the hang of texturing in the first tutorial at No 26:. You are going to want to explore this technique of baking many textures into one. This will give you loads of new options for texturing small areas quickly without having to create a specialist map in Gimp or Inkscape. Enjoy, this is a great process


26: Basic UV Mapping

I know there are other ways to put textures onto a model but UV mapping is by far the most powerful. This tutorial demonstrates the basic way to mark seams and create a template to texture your model. Once you have mastered this you can really start creating amazing textures in Blender.