The skills required to dramatically, accurately and quickly depict aircraft and spacecraft are of immense value to any concept designer.
In this DVD, one of the industry’s top concept designers will take you step-by-step through the creation of a digital painting of lacquered vehicles speeding above city rooftops.
Ryan’s demo takes the viewer step-by-step through the creation of a digital illustration of a design for a moody futuristic cityscape, from blank-page through to final rendering.
NUKE, short for "New Compositor", began as the in-house compositing and effects application at Digital Domain, where it won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement.
In this second DVD in the Boujou Matchmoving Series, Stephen McClure demonstrates advanced techniques for creating working tracks in Boujou, setting up those tracks in Maya, creating effects in Maya
Syd's first DVD introduces the student to the principles of creating thumbnail sketches and subsequent line drawings in the process of creating a successful composition.
Using the value study prepared during the previous DVD, the artist is ready to create a color version of the Value Prelminary.
This DVD is a solid introduction to drawing aircraft of your own design in perspective, with a focus on basic perspective drawing skills.
In visual effects work, it is common to have an element in the live-action footage that needs to be tracked. This is often the case when you need to add an effect to an actor's face
In this DVD, Tim Dobbert takes you through the more advanced aspects of matchmoving and camera tracking. He discusses how to use survey data to force a camera solution to fit a pre-built environment
This DVD demonstrates the basic techniques of digital matte painting for visual effects in a production environment. Dusso combines elements of photography, simple 3D models
In the first of two DVDs, Aaron Sims illustrates the techniques he uses when designing creatures for movies. Designing in Photoshop, Modeling a Creature Head in XSI, Detailing and Texturing in ZBrush
Continuing his Tethered Islands series, Aaron Sims shares his techniques for building a creature in ZBrush. Using ZSpheres to design the initial body structure
The ability to draw and paint the human head is a fundamental skill that all artists should have. In this first DVD in a series, Bob Kato demonstrates step-by-step how to draw the human head.
In this second DVD in a series, Bob Kato demonstrates with gouache step-by-step how to paint the human head using value.
Carlos walks you through the step-by-step design of a dynamic creature. Watch along as he draws with a wax based pencil.
In this DVD, Carlos demonstrates his digital creature/character painting techniques. Masking in Photoshop, Adding Base Color, Drawing within Painter, Punching Up the Color
In this DVD, Dylan discusses the fundamentals of landscape matte painting by demonstrating how to design a shot, both from a plate and from scratch.
Deformers are intuitive and interactive tools used to sculpt surfaces into new shapes, circumventing the need to edit vertices one-by-one.
The ability to sketch and render vehicles is an important asset in the field of concept design. Using materials standard in the design industry
There are many ways to create and design particle effects animation in Maya.
While surfaces are the obvious application of softbodies, lattices and curves can also be converted to yield several useful results.
This DVD plunges into the basics of Maya's Paint Effects. Ethan Summers gives you a feature-by-feature examination of this powerful package, teaching you to control the density of your polygon mesh
In the second of a series, Ethan Summers teaches you to tune your brushes, optimize large-scale scenes, use Paint Effects objects as particle emitters, and create wind deformations.