Digital Tutors – Shader Recipes – Diffraction Grating in Maya

Digital Tutors – Shader Recipes – Diffraction Grating in Maya
English | Size: 127 MB
Category: Tutorial


In this series of lessons we will learn how to simulate the light-scattering appearance of a diffraction grating, which can be seen when looking at the surface of a CD or a DVD.

While Maya may not have the capability to simulate a true diffraction grating, we can create a shading network that can very closely mimic the effect. We will learn how to use ramps, layered shaders, anisotropic materials, texture placement nodes, and specular lights to create a realistic rendered CD. [Read more…]

Digital Tutors – Fundamentals of Color Theory (flv)

Digital Tutors – Fundamentals of Color Theory (flv)

English | Size: 280 MB
Category: Tutorial


In this series of lessons we will be focusing on the fundamentals of color theory.

We’ll begin by learning about three different groups of color that, together make up the twelve segments of our basic color wheel. From there we’ll talk about how these twelve segments can change using tints, shades, and tones. We’ll then discuss color temperature followed by some basic rules for creating colors that harmonize. Next, we’ll learn about the psychology behind color. Then we’ll explore some of the tools within Photoshop for working with color. Finally we’ll walk through a process that will help guide us in making great color selections on a real world project. Using the techniques discussed here, you’ll gain a better understanding of how color works. You’ll also be better equipped to make informed color decisions on your own projects. [Read more…]

Digital-Tutors – Your First Day in Unreal Engine 4 (With Source Code) (2015) [14 MP4, Project Files – ISO]

Digital-Tutors – Your First Day in Unreal Engine 4 (With Source Code) (2015) [14 MP4, Project Files – ISO]
English | Size: 3.21 GB
Category: Appdev


In this series of tutorials we’ll learn the very basics of working in Unreal Engine 4 by going through the basics step by step.

We’ll start out by learning how to create and open projects. Then we’ll discuss the UI and break it down to make it easier to understand. After that we’ll start working in the editor by learning how to navigate the viewports, place objects in the level, manipulate those objects, along with several other helpful techniques for working in the level editor. [Read more…]

Digital Tutors Simulating a Large Dust Storm in Maya

Digital Tutors Simulating a Large Dust Storm in Maya

English | Size: 908.31 MB (952,432,643 Bytes)
Category: Tutorial


In this Maya course we will simulate a large dust storm with the help of Maya Fluids. Throughout these lessons we will explore the attributes and an easy to follow method of simulating a computationally large effect. We will be covering in depth and detail the entire process of simulating a dust storm, wind motions and finally turbulence of electric wires attached to poles. By the end of this course you will have improved your knowledge of Maya fluids and have a better understanding for solving tricky simulations. [Read more…]

Digital Tutors Photo Manipulation Techniques in the Character Design Process

Digital Tutors Photo Manipulation Techniques in the Character Design Process

English | Size: 1.15 GB (1,235,252,653 Bytes)
Category: Tutorial


In this course, we develop a thumb sketch for a character and based on that we will develop a character closeup shot to show certain character particulars. This course introduces designers, photographers, and illustrators to the character concept process, being able to use familiar photo manipulation techniques to a new creative field. This course will show how to interpret a character brief, how to develop a thumb sketch to block the character look and feel, how to modify the main source image to transpose the look and feel of the character and, how to make the transition from a good character concept to a villain character – without using digital painting techniques. [Read more…]

Digital Tutors Advanced V-Ray Techniques for Film and TV

Digital Tutors Advanced V-Ray Techniques for Film and TV

English | Size: 6.47 GB (6,948,999,114 Bytes)
Category: Tutorial


Throughout these lessons we will go over the workflow of preparing and assembling assets and using advanced techniques in Maya, V-Ray, Photoshop and NUKE. So in these lessons we will build a special lighting solution matched to a background, generate multimatte elements and use custom scripts to speed up the process, balancing speed and time. Towards the end of this course we will also explore two cases of troubleshooting when renders go wrong and look at difference techniques and approaches to solve them. [Read more…]

Digital Tutors Advanced Modeling Techniques With Fusion 360

Digital Tutors Advanced Modeling Techniques With Fusion 360

English | Size: 3.38 GB (3,628,575,066 Bytes)
Category: Tutorial


In this tutorial series we will use the powerful modeling tools available in Fusion 360. Solid body modeling offers several distinct advantages for hard surface applications not available in more traditional modeling tools, like Maya and ZBrush. This tutorial series will demonstrate a variety of strategies and workflows to creating highly detailed and accurate hard surface models. Over the course, we will build a pistol from start to finish, covering each new piece of geometry, as well as solutions to various modeling challenges along the way. The tutorial series will conclude with converting the exported STL files into OBJ files using Maya and ZBrush. [Read more…]

Digital Tutors – 10 Ways to Improve Your Modeling in Maya (flv)

Digital Tutors – 10 Ways to Improve Your Modeling in Maya (flv)
English | Size: 506 MB
Category: Tutorial


At Digital-Tutors, we’ve found that many students starting out in modeling have difficulty in creating the specific vision they have. In many cases it’s not necessarily a lack of knowledge of the tools as much as it is a lack of confidence and experience. So, to give you a head start on your modeling, we’ve put together a number of tips collected from production and from teaching students that will help you build the best models you can with minimal frustration.
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Digital tutors Particle Morphing in RealFlow

Digital tutors Particle Morphing in RealFlow
English | Size: 221 MB
Category: Tutorial


In this course we will learn how to morph liquid particles from one shape to another in RealFlow

In this process, we will learn how to set-up nice and efficient RealFlow scenes and learn how to use daemons like magic, drag force, and age to set-up particle morphing animations. In this exercise, we will go over how to fix different issues and greatly strengthen our problem solving abilities in RealFlow. This series of lessons is really only the first half of the set-up and in the following project, you can learn how to light and render generated liquid meshes. [Read more…]

Digital Tutors – Advanced Compositing Workflows with Maya and Nuke

Digital Tutors – Advanced Compositing Workflows with Maya and Nuke
English | Size: 1.29 GB
Category: Tutorial


In this series of lessons, we will be taking you through the process of rendering your Maya scene into multiple passes, and using some advanced techniques for compositing these passes
using Nuke.
[Read more…]