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LEGO Star Wars!

LEGO Star Wars!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHZStMI4H50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2–irKzIPFs Endor and the Death Star! Here are two short films I directed and animated for LEGO Star Wars. I used Autodesk Maya, the same software I teach in my courses. I had help...
Thanos Rig (WIP)

Thanos Rig (WIP)

I’ve been busy working on several projects, one of which was rigging a Thanos rig. I’ve wanted to wait until it was very polished before I shared it, but instead decided to make it available as its work-in-progress state with all premium students. You can...
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...
Do You Have to Be Good At Drawing To Be A 3D Animator?

Do You Have to Be Good At Drawing To Be A 3D Animator?

https://youtu.be/SS3CVSfH-6o My opinion to the age-old question. In this week’s video, I answer a common question I get a lot from new students or people just thinking about trying to learn animation. Next week I hope to publish a tutorial on how to create the...
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...