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Old 05-16-2012, 05:21 AM   #1
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(Thread originally posted by Draven)

This thread is [currently] solely for the links to
  1. application manufacturer's websites
  2. tutorial sites for different apps
  3. resources for different apps (plugins, objects, that sort of thing)

For example:

NewTek - makers of Lightwave 3D
Flay.Com - LightWave 3D News and Resource site - massive Lightwave resource, updated almost daily, with a searchable database of plugins and tutorials
LightWave Tutorials on the Web Splash Page - HUGE links page of Lightwave tutorials

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Originally Posted by Star Cracker
This is for 3D animation. I've actually done both methods, and it really depends on your level of skill in terms of rigging.
One bit of transformation theory involves three models that have their own rig which are then parented to a master controller.
The first is the alternate mode which features all the functions that the alternate mode would carry out.
The second is the robot mode which has the character rig.
The last is the transformation model which is what drives the transformation back and forth.
I hope that this is of some help.
Some of the other animator/modelers around here like Weewoo or Draven may use a different approach.
Nope, I do it pretty much the same way.
1) One model which is purely alt mode; no hidden robot parts at all.
2) One model which is purely robot mode (any hidden weapons are on another robot mode only model, which is only used when those weapons are))
3) One model whichis fully transformable. This is used for transformation scene animating.
The biggest advantage to this way of working is that you don't need to have extra parts loaded that eat up memory; believe me, when you're working on a big scene this is a VERY good thing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Primus
Autodesk - Media & Entertainment 3D Studio Max's parent company. You can order a free demo disk from them.

3D Cafe - Free 3D Models - Learning, Sharing and Selling - Coming Soon! Lots of plugins and tutorials for most 3D programs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Obsidian
www.3dbuzz.com. Buzz is the KING of online 3d learning. Edit: 3DS Max, Maya, XSI, Combustion, Motionbuilder, Unreal Tournament, Houdini, um...lots of other stuff I can't think of too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark_Convoy:[b
Tutorials[/b]
UVW-Mapping in 3DS Max :Terrific UVW mapping tutorial for Max 5.

CG Education :Lots of great material tutorials.

// 3D Total - The cg artists home page - 2D and 3D graphics resource site // :Has some of the best modeling tutorials I have ever seen.

Resources
ScriptSpot | Your community resource for 3ds MAXScript or SketchUp Rubyscript :If a max-script exists you will find it here...

MAX Plugins.de - the plugin database for 3ds Max :The most comprehensive database of max plug-ins... if a free plug-in exists you will find it here...

Get your textures here
Textures library - free surfaces for 3ds Max, LightWave :General Textures
1000 Skies Full 360 panos all at 14,000 and 7000 wide :360 degree skies
http://home.zonnet.nl/textures01/index.htm :Good stuff here, have to dig a bit though
3D Total - The cg artists home page Bump and Color maps...
3D Models, Stock Photos, Stock Images, Textures 3ds max lwo c4d dae obj fbx dxf dwg stp igs ma mb x jpg :Good Stuff

MAXON Computer USA Resources - Textures: Royalty Free :lots of links to textures...
Quote:
Originally Posted by OpenSource
http://www.swissquake.ch/chumbalum-soft/index.html
A 3D Modeler that anyone can afford.
Ultimate Unwrap 3D - UV Mapping Software
A tool to unwrap your models for texturing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raijin Z
Hey, that's Lainey's site. It's good to know some OCAD alumni are getting their props.

I have a few Paintshop tuts that could be used with Photoshop easily enough.
Jigoku - Tutorials

Now for the motherlode.

Various 2D and 3D tutorials, from Zelaron's digital art forum.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Originally posted by Bezier
Credit to AutumnTone/OfMGK on UGC/UGN for posting these (who got them from Defy on CLF):

v-----Photoshop-----v

phong tutorials [ photoshop, flash, pov-ray & polar graphing tutorials ]
home
Dubtastic :: A Rebel Without Applause
Metallic Graphic Tutorial Resources, MetallicGraphics.com --- metal effects gallore
naturemorphosis
di_studios{2006}_synergy{chris}[takakura]//rnt/motion/web//:
Photoshop Tutorials -- Absolute Cross
Eyes on Design - Download free graphics and learn how to create stunning Adobe Photoshop effects
Photoshop Training, Tutorials, Tips, Reviews and more for Photographers and Designers. Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5, CS4, CS3 and earlier PhotoshopCAFE.com
Reclamestudio G design Hoogeveen | reclame huisstijl ontwerp logo folder webdesign
About Graphics Software - Tutorials Reviews Tips and Help for Working with Graphics
Welcome to Ticks on Trips
Digital Tropic - Helping you create graphic paradise!
http://www.perfectpixels.com/index.cfm?method=photoshop
distortion : freebies : photoshop tutorials
Web templates, flash games, web design - eyeland.com
-{ Dream Infinity Studios || Christopher Takakura || Art Direction + Design }-

v-----LightWave3D-----v
Tutorials for the People!
LightWave Tutorials on the Web Splash Page
Eki's home
http://www.clickgrafix.com/tutorial...002_tutmain.htm
http://lwg3d.org/LWG/
MkIIIs Aircraft modelling page
http://www.ap3d.com/betterspace/betterspace-tut-00.htm

v-----3D Studio MAX-----v
http://www.3dbuzz.com
3D Cafe - Free 3D Models - Learning, Sharing and Selling - Coming Soon!
http://www.3dluvr.com
Autodesk - Media & Entertainment
Web Design Tutorials - learn web design
The 3DLinks.com - Ultimate 3D Links
3D Models, Stock Photos, Stock Images, Textures 3ds max lwo c4d dae obj fbx dxf dwg stp igs ma mb x jpg
Scifi-Meshes.com
3D Animation Workshop: 3D Modeling Tutorials, Lessons, and Software Reviews
Computer Arts - Tutorials
// 3D Total - The cg artists home page - 2D and 3D graphics resource site //
Dectus Photoblog: Berlin 2010

v-----Cinema4D-----v
Explode Welkom op Explode.be (in dutch)


v-----Maya-----v
Maya < 3D Software < tutorialfind
web 3D service - SELECTED MAYA TUTORIALS - free tutorials
Keith Lango Animation
http://www.mtmckinley.net/tutorials.html
Redirecting
// 3D Total - The cg artists home page - 2D and 3D graphics resource site //


v-----General 3D info-----v
Flay.Com - LightWave 3D News and Resource site
3D Cafe - Free 3D Models - Learning, Sharing and Selling - Coming Soon!
The 3DLinks.com - Ultimate 3D Links


Credit to Bezier for finding these:

V-----Flash/Flash MX-----v
CBT Cafe :: Flash Tutorials
Flash mx tutorials including tweening, actionscripting, and other cool effects : Developing Webs Tutorials


V-----Bryce-----V
Calyxa's Bryce Tutorials
http://www.3dlinks.com/tutorials_bryce.cfm
http://www.digitalblasphemy.com/tutorial/
http://3dmodelworld.com/brycetut.asp
Bryce 5 - Bryce 5 Tutorials
Bryce Tutorial creating a sci-fi picture
Clip Art and Bryce


V-----Rhino 3D-----V
Rhino3D Tutorials -- includes a few other program tutorials (i.e. max, bryce2...)
Rhino 3D - Rhino 3D Tutorials
Online Tutorials - Rhino 3D
Secrets of Rhinoceros: Professional Rhino Tutorials
http://www.geocities.com/rhino3dtutorials/tutorials.htm

3DSMAX GENERAL TUTORIALS
http://www.comet-cartoons.com/toons/3dhelp.cfm/
// 3D Total - The cg artists home page - 2D and 3D graphics resource site //
3D Cafe - Free 3D Models - Learning, Sharing and Selling - Coming Soon!
3D Artists
http://www.exchange3d.com/main/index.php
3D-ARK:: 3D Art,3D Models,3D Articles,3D Tutorials,3D Links,3D Jobs
http://www.maxhelp.com/
3DLuVr.com
http://www.3dluvr.com/
MR | | 07 HOME PAGE (French)


ABSTRACT DESIGN
3d Studio Max Tutorials

FOLEY STUDIO
Boomer Labs

GRASS
-= Grass tutorial =-

LENS FLARE (BASIC)
Effects in Max

LIGHTING (VOLUMETRIC)
Netscape\Users\Homepage\Tutktx

MESHSMOOTH
http://www.max3dstuff.com/hand.html

MODELING (BALL SOCCER)
-= Football =-

MODELING (GUITAR)
LESPAUL: Bumpy board Guitar Tutorial

MODELING (ROLLING CARPET - ANIMATED)
Burning Pixel - Max Mini-Tut #3


NURBS (BASICS)
3D Animation Workshop: Lesson 67: Basic MAX NURBS Patches- webreference.com
3D Animation Workshop: Lesson 64: Introducing MAX NURBS- webreference.com
3D Animation Workshop: Lesson 65: Basic MAX NURBS Surfaces- webreference.com

REFLECTION
Effects in Max

RHINO
The Rhino 3D Tool Box


SCRIPTING (MAXSCRIPT)
MAXScript Tutorial - Introduction
MAXScript Tutorial - Object Creation
MAXScript Tutorial - User Interface
MAXScript Tutorial - Manipulating Objects
MAXScript Tutorial - Modifiers and Controllers
MAXScript Tutorial - Script Controller
MAXScript Tutorial - Loops and Arrays

SKIN
3D Animation Workshop: Lesson 98: Skinning a Character Skeleton - webreference.com

SHADOWS (SOFT)
http://max3dstuff.com/sspot.html
http://max3dstuff.com/sspot2.html

SPLASH
Untitled

TEXTURE MAPPING (Multiple UV Channels)
UVMapper - UV Mapping Software

TEXTURE MAPPING
Logan Foster - Digital Portfolio Website

UV Mapping (In-Depth Look at UVW Mapping in 3D Studio Max 5)
UVW-Mapping in 3DS Max

The above links work (SQ7 note, 06-18-09)

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The links below have all been tested, SQ7 note, 06-20-09


MODELING (various courtesy of insect666)

3D Models, Stock Photos, Stock Images, Textures 3ds max lwo c4d dae obj fbx dxf dwg stp igs ma mb x jpg [A very good tutorial about making realistic jewelry.] *****

http://www.3dtotal.com/ffa/tutorial...tut/owntut1.asp
http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutor...al.asp?id=20248
[two sets of tutorials for making an insect alien. My fav. =)] ****

3D Models, Stock Photos, Stock Images, Textures 3ds max lwo c4d dae obj fbx dxf dwg stp igs ma mb x jpg [A way to make text on objects.] ***

http://www.geocities.com/ribok7/multiloft.html [Here's something about multi-lofting.] ****

http://www.3dworldmag.com/tutorials/eggcell/ [Eggcell tutorial... What weird look.] ****

raz.ro [making a neclace with two hearts.] *****

http://www.taffix.com/Tutorials/Sur...s_Ear/index.htm [modeling an ear... !] ****

-= Football =- [making a soccer ball... Simple?.. Not actually.] ****

InnerLightStudio/JarTutorial [A good tutorial for modeling a jar.] ****

Cool Abstract 3d Studio Max Tutorial [doing abstracts.] ****

LESPAUL: Bumpy board Guitar Tutorial [a bumpy guitar...] ***

Old House [A full scene in an old house... The atmosphere, fogs, lighting, texturing.] ***
http://solobiking.tripod.com/3d/tut1.html [oh joy! A low-poly "hummer"! ] ***

Crazy tubular object with quick rendering [How to make Rhino and Max to work togeather... ie. A Rhino and max tutorial.] ****

rezin grass [ok... This is another tutorial about making grass.] ***

http://www.geocities.com/ribok7/shapemerge_tut [a shapemerge tutorial.] ***

http://www.cglearn.com/tutorials/max3/07_boolean.html [booleans.] ***


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Part 2:

Quote:
Originally posted by Bezier
Credit to AutumnTone/OfMGK on UGC/UGN for posting these (who got them from Defy on CLF):


TEXTURING (various courtesy of insect666)

*****
The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [The AA filters is 50% what makes a good renderer realy work.] *****

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [How to add animated textures.] ***

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [Blending directly two (or more) materials.] ***


The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [car paint that looks good.] ****

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [making a very interesting material, called X-Ray material.] ***

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [Texturing a tire.] ***

http://www.taffix.com/Tutorials/Mat...inMap/index.htm [The basic way of texturing a mountain.] ****

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [making and texturing a very nice tire.] ***

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [basics of compositing materials.] ****

http://www.taffix.com/Tutorials/SwimPool/index.htm [A swimming pool material.] ***

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [some tips for making organic materials.] ****

http://www.taffix.com/Tutorials/Undersea/index.htm [the making of different underwater effects.] ****

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [the "polished wood" look] ***

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [silk material.] ****

Realistic Texturing | rethinkfx [realistic texturing... Nice dream-house =D ] *****

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [morphing materials can be usefull for making ***

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [A metalic surface that works very good onto text.] ***

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [a realistic ocean surface.] ****

The3dStudio.com - 3d models, textures, tutorials in 3ds max lwo c4d obj fbx x dxf dwg stp igs ma mb [the way of making the ground to be of background color, except display shadows.] ****

http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/tutorials...g/texturing.asp [texturing landscapes.] ***

Grandy Graphics [Half wireframe rendering with 3DsMax and PS.] ****

http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/tutorials...assmaterial.asp [A good glass material.] **

http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/tutorials...raltextures.asp [yay! Procedurals! =P] ***

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Part 3:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bezier
Credit to AutumnTone/OfMGK on UGC/UGN for posting these (who got them from Defy on CLF):

The links below have tested for current activity (SQ7 note, 10-30-10):


LIGHTING (various courtesy of insect666)

http://www.geocities.com/pixelmagic2002/Page1.html [An awesome GI tutorial! Worth checking out even for advanced artists.]
*****

3D Models, Stock Photos, Stock Images, Textures 3ds max lwo c4d dae obj fbx dxf dwg stp igs ma mb x jpg [radiosity tutorial. Essential.]
****

3D Models, Stock Photos, Stock Images, Textures 3ds max lwo c4d dae obj fbx dxf dwg stp igs ma mb x jpg [soft shadows (GI again). A very full of examples tutorial.]
****

3D Models, Stock Photos, Stock Images, Textures 3ds max lwo c4d dae obj fbx dxf dwg stp igs ma mb x jpg [faking sunlight.]
****

http://www.3dlight.com/page-softlights.htm [This one's very usefull for making realistic lighting.]
****

http://www.3dtotal.com/team/Tutoria...3ptlighting.asp [I like this one... It makes your characters look much better.]
****

http://www.3dtotal.com/ffa/tutorial.../striplight.asp [VERY usefull! may be used instead of a softlight, but that's not easy to apply to animations.]****
Part 4:


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bezier
Credit to AutumnTone/OfMGK on UGC/UGN for posting these (who got them from Defy on CLF):
***** +

ANIMATION (various courtesy of insect666)


Untitled Document [A very quik tutorial about acceleratio9n and deceleration.] ***

3D Models, Stock Photos, Stock Images, Textures 3ds max lwo c4d dae obj fbx dxf dwg stp igs ma mb x jpg [How to switch multiple cammeras during an animation.] ****

3D Models, Stock Photos, Stock Images, Textures 3ds max lwo c4d dae obj fbx dxf dwg stp igs ma mb x jpg [A tutorial about motion capture.] ***

Animation101 [Some very good tips about making good animation.] ****

EularQuats [Some kind of gimbal lock and why it occures.] ***

Morphy [prograssive morphing for animations.] ****

**All of the above links have been tested. Radicons Staff notes added for effectiveness and Radicons member navigation.**
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jux
Didn't see any editing tips ...


Vegas Pro 10 Overview --> site for Vegas Video 4.0, my editor of choice. It was made by SonicFoundry, but then the rights were sold to Sony ... you should be able to find a mostly working demo on the site for download.

video editing software | Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 --> homepage for Adobe Premiere, one of the most popular editors for the PC. Premiere 6 was a bitch to learn, havn't tried Premiere Pro yet.
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Originally Posted by Primus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gone 3D
Are there any specific tutorials on modeling a transformer?
no, there aren't. Try modeling some simpler items first.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1987olds442
Another good site is Highend3d
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