Animation Tutorial by Games of Thrones Pro
By: Sheena Sharma
You know we've updated our Creature Animation courses just for you. You are a working professional. You want early morning and evening class times. You want optional assignments and no grades. You want to focus on animating.
Most of all, you want to learn from the best animators in the industry. Nicole Herr is a longtime Animation Mentor instructor, and she’s worked on films like Iron Man 2, and on the dragons from HBO’s critically-acclaimed hit series Game of Thrones.
Creature Feedback from an ILM Pro
By: Animation Mentor
At Animation Mentor, we hear you AND we make changes based on your feedback. Today, we want to say thank you for the insightful feedback you gave us regarding our Creatures classes.
You told us you are busy! You have jobs, kids, and other priorities. And you want to be able to push your skills to the next level, and make yourself the top choice for jobs at studios like Industrial Light & Magic, and Tippett Studio.
So, we did everything we could to make the educational experience better for you: we’ve reduced the weekly time commitment by making some assignments easier, we’ve broken down our multi-class program into two, awesome, 12-week stand-alone classes, and there are no grades. Now you can just focus on animating.
3D Texture Tutorial [VIDEO]
By: Animation Mentor
Senior VFX supervisor and mentor at Animation Mentor, Scott Liedtka, demonstrates a texture creation trick that’s used in production to quickly generate a custom 3d texture. Scott shows you how to take a high resolution image and turn it into a seamless shader with displacement in Autodesk® Maya® using Solid Angle’s Arnold renderer. This technique is great because all the custom maps you create lineup which means they will work perfectly in the 3D package.
Learn visual effects online from top industry pros who give you weekly, personalized feedback on your work. Get more information about the Animation Mentor visual effects classes (and a free eBook) today
11 Lighting Tips from The LEGO® Movie
By: Barbara Roberston
LEGO superheroes, wizards, and the Millenium Falcon coming to life on the big screen? Yes, please! The LEGO Movie opened on February 7, 2014 and has surpassed $200 million at the box office. This hilarious tale is a stunning achievement in animation and visual effects by the folks at Animal Logic. Intrepid reporter, Barbara Robertson, went behind the scenes at Animal Logic to interview their VFX team on their lighting and rendering process. Get all the insights and the tips so you can apply it to your own work. Enjoy!-The Animation Mentor Crew
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