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Make A Motion Graphics Reel Stand Out

Make A Motion Graphics Reel Stand Out

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 when he’s...

Animation Career Course

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 like Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player...
[New Class] Create a Spider-verse Shader

[New Class] Create a Spider-verse Shader

This months new class is all about creating a custom shading network using Arnold nodes in Maya to re-create the look of the comic book style 3d animated movie “Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse.” You can learn how to make the shader yourself, but will need...
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...
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...
Big Changes for Autodesk Maya 2019?

Big Changes for Autodesk Maya 2019?

Yesterday Autodesk released Maya 2019. I recorded a quick YouTube video to discuss what’s new: Read all the newness here: http://help.autodesk.com/view/MAYAUL/2019/ENU/?guid=GUID-AEFFDE75-1F81-4E38-B1D9-9E4C4D23939C Download Free Trial of Maya 2019 Notice in...