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Make A Motion Graphics Reel Stand Out

Make A Motion Graphics Reel Stand Out

https://youtu.be/vy61pGqvqWQ This week's video we get a sneak peak into the Break Into The Animation Industry course with this dense informational snippet of my interview with creative director Ryan Summers. Learn what he looks for in a motion designer's demo reel...

Animation Career Course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6U6U2XcCYI&t=11s Click Here to go to the course. Learn how you can break into this competitive and rewarding industry. I give you insights I've gained from working as a professional animator for 10 years on major movies...

Create Rounded Corners in Maya

Create Rounded Corners in Maya

https://youtu.be/iGfLG2hnqng Learn how to use a new-ish node in Arnold for Maya to smooth out edges at render time. It's quick and easy and adds control. I'd use this to just create a subtle effect so that I wouldn't have to go back and remodel with bevels everywhere....

Learn How To Combine 2D & 3D Animation

Learn How To Combine 2D & 3D Animation

This video is an update to my Animate Explainer Videos in After Effects course. DCS members will also now find this video as the last lesson in that course. Because that course has become so popular I wanted to show the workflow I use to incorporate 3D animation with...

Why I Quit Graduate School

Why I Quit Graduate School

Hi! I thought this week's YouTube video would be a great follow up with this course. I discuss the reasons why I quit graduate school. It was a difficult decision that proved to be the correct one for me. I recently found the list of reasons I wrote down as a way to...

Add Wear and Tear Texture to Edges in Maya

Add Wear and Tear Texture to Edges in Maya

In the Maya for Beginners class I teach how to hand paint textures, but in this free lesson I show you how to make them procedurally to add some worn areas to the edges of your 3D model. DCS members can download this shader from the resource library....

Top 3D Modeling Beginner Mistakes

Top 3D Modeling Beginner Mistakes

The top mistakes I see beginners make are with: Extrusions Edge Loops Mentality I've taught thousands of students and and answered hundreds of questions and these three issues keep popping up with total beginners to modeling and to Maya so I wanted to make a short...

Make 3D Snow Tutorial

Make 3D Snow Tutorial

In this quick tutorial (<25 min.) I will show you how to create a procedural snow shader for the Arnold renderer in Autodesk Maya. This is intended for people who have a little experience already so if you're brand new I recommend you consider becoming a member and...

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