Category Archives: Surfacing/Materials

Mo-Cap and Composting of Gollum for TV/Video.

New Award by MTV – Best Virtual Performance in a Movie – Gollum wins for Lord of the Rings. Andy and Gollum try to accept the award.This video is very entertaining. May not be suited for small children – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUNYCGZMtI8Continue reading

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Mo-Cap, 3D Scanning, and Facial Animation

Great Interview with Digital Artist about using various software to achieve the desired look and effect.Watch the entire video series on YouTube below. Character was rendered in Lightwave. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o9Fod9KigU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zko-WEcKQ8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQuToiab2uU Interview with the artist: http://www.cgheute.de/2010/05/interview-mit-greg-mutt/ Learn More mo-cap and … Continue reading

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Disney’s Tangled: Hair Demo with Kelly Ward

This Video is very technical about Hair Simulations used in Walt Disney’s animated feature Tangled, created at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Senior Software Engineer Kelly Ward takes us through an in-depth demonstration of how they created Rapunzels hair in ‘Tangled’. … Continue reading

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Studio Jobs in 3D Movies – DreamWorks Animation SKG

DreamWorks Animation SKG | Production Crew Interviews of How to Train Your Dragon Director(s) Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (LILO & STITCH) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahnd84UD0e4&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SleEU5JM77A&feature=related Head of Character Animation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6Yid-jnfeM&feature=related Crowds Supervisor http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamworksAnimation#p/u/24/X2LjPtu708A Supervising Animator http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamworksAnimation#p/u/23/EhlU3n9k128 Head of 3D Supervision – … Continue reading

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Zbrush Artist Interview: Character Modeler Supervisor, Sze Jones

Sze uses a Wacom Cintiq and Zbrush http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTTEJT0XYHI&feature=related Turn Table Designs at Zbrush More interviews and tutorials available about Zbrush on YouTube

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Example of Model Demo Reels

http://www.youtube.com/user/Fess1001 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyu4amqR2b8&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNKNboyddxA&feature=related

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Refraction Index for Surfacing objects that bend light

A list of numeric values of materials – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_refractive_indices Tutorial Example of Refraction Indexes – http://www.robinwood.com/Catalog/Technical/LightwaveTuts/LWPacks/LWGlass/LWGlass-1.html Example of Dielectric material with refraction dispersion – http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64159

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