Facial Animation Rig for Delgo - Page 3 - Free Character Tutorials for Maya I am Warren Grubb, Animation Director for Fathom Studios on the film Delgo. (click here for the trailer) When we R&D for the feature film Delgo, I was Technical Director and I knew we would need a facial rig for our characters that was more powerful and flexible than standard multi-targeted blendshape rigs. The solution we came up with, to describe it very simply, uses NURBS curves as influence objects on a poly mesh that is bound to control joints using smooth skining. We retained the ability to create blendshapes if necessary, but we gained, among other things, the ability for animators to create very subtle or extreme changes in expressiveness without having to send the character to a modeler for new target shapes.
Amazing Fantasy Artworks by John Berkey. Amazing Fantasy Artworks by John Berkey. "Self-portrait" For someone who lived almost his entire life in a small town in Minnesota and seldom travelled far from his home, Illustrator John Berkey has shown the world a unique vision of a future in time and space way beyond our wildest dreams. He is most well known as a science fiction artist, specifically for his paintings of huge graceful spaceships of multi-faceted shapes adorned with many intricate details, soaring through outer space.
Fractal World Gallery Thumbnails : cosmic recursive fractal flames or flame fractals Fractal World Gallery contains a collection of Pure flame fractals, fractal flame composites, fractals, etc: established 1998 Flame Fractals date from 1998 to the Present. by Cory Ench © 2007 Images from this gallery may only be used with artist's permission Fractal software includes Frax Flame and Apophysis for cosmic recursive fractal flames. FAQ I CONTACT I DONATE More artwork by Cory Ench at www.enchgallery.com 120 images in room 1 click on the thumbnails for larger image size 168 images in room 7 120 images in room 6 120 images in room 5 120 images in room 4 120 images in room 3 132 images in room 2 120 images in room 1 Other non fractal art by Cory Ench at home Thanks for viewing the Fractal World Gallery.
15 Detailed Concept Art Tutorials As promised, today we have the follow up to my previous post, 35 breathtaking examples of concept art from deviantART, by collecting up 15 detailed concept art tutorials from around the web. Concept art tutorials are notoriously difficult to create, as each artist has their own style, brushes, techniques and programs. However, there are some high quality tutorials available, so today we have the 15 best, detailed and informative tutorials. Please, if you find this post helpful, Stumble, Digg, reTweet, or share it with your friends. Also, don’t hesitate to subscribe or add me as a friend on any social network. Creature Spot - The Spot for Creature Art, Artists and Fans I did this in the spring on commission. Pretty large size for me, so it was a real challenge balancing the amount of detail and keeping a good flow moving throughout the image without creating a nightmare for myself. It was for an office environment, so I tried to keep the creatures rather humanesque and benign in nature.
Making of PhotoRealistic Actress In 3D Making of PhotoRealistic Actress In 3DMaking-of by CG artist, MAX Wahyudi CGIndia Feature CGIndia bring you quite Useful and Free tutorial for Maya Users. The tutorials is created by CG Artist MAX Wahyudi who shows us Making of "PhotoRealistic Actress In 3D using Autodesks Maya". THE ART OF JOHN ALVIN GETTING GREAT PRESS! - John Alvin Art As some of you who follow The Art of John Alvin, not the book, but the actual art, which is represented by ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery, know quite well, Andrea Alvin has been working for several years writing, compiling, and getting permissions for a (hopefully first) book on John Alvin’s career and art. It is being released by Titan Books. We have been thrilled to see not only the attention that Titan has given it in terms of promotion, but also the interest, well deserved, by the press worldwide.
Highly Detailed 3D Characters From Top 3D Artists - 53 Examples Most 3d artists’ portfolios have at least a beautiful woman character in it and it will be no surprise that you’ll find a lot of them here. Now besides the curious gazing at these 3d pictures, you must realize the sisyphean work that is being put in these characters, the long hours to create the render and then applying the high quality texture to get incredible the incredible results illustrated below. Rage itchy animation - quirky illustration and characters by Richard Yot Digital Inking Creating pleasing looking line work on the computer can be quite a frustrating experience for artists who have come from drawing with pen and ink on paper. It’s taken me a few years of trial and error to get to the stage where I am happy with the line work I can now create in software. Since I’m sure many artists have had similar experiences to mine, I have written this article to share my experiences and hopefully help others who may be frustrated with this particular aspect of digital artwork. It goes without saying that you need a Wacom tablet to follow this article. I am talking about hand-drawing lines over sketches, just like “inking” a comic book panel with a brush or a pen.
September 2007 Wallpaper from the Top Cows, Comic Book version of Witchblade. The series originally starred Sara Pezzini, a NYPD homicide detective who comes into possession of the Witchblade, a supernatural, artifact with immense destructive and protective powers. Through the Comicbook series Sara struggles to hone the awesome powers of the Witchblade and fend off those with a nefarious interest in it.
100+ Maya 3D Tutorials For Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Users When it comes to high-end 3d computer graphics and 3d modeling software package, Autodesk Maya is always one of application to be considered. Maya plays an important role in the 3d visualization and animation industry and they are top choices for many designers on large or small-scale production. Pin it John Berkey: A Tribute (John Berkey in his studio.) Sadly, this last week on April 29th, 2008-the master artist has left us. He was 75. He leaves behind a stunning lifetime of work. John will perhaps be best known for his fantastic depiction's of outer space scenes and spaceships. But, space was just one facet to his amazing ability and talent.