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Tutorial Hoarders

This thread in Polycount has a TON of great tutorials. It looks to be mostly for gaming, but they are great to view. If you are needing help with texturing for games or pixel art, this is definitely the place for you. There are also some other great links that will take you to things such as hotkey guides for zbrush and project breakdowns, among other things. If you know about the greatness that is pintrest, this thread will lead you to links of peoples pintrest who have collected great resources. Big thanks to Niuva of polycount who did this. Check out their great collection.

http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=137096

 

tutHoarders


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Lester Banks Tutorials

I always find myself at this site whenever I am having some trouble understanding something. He has some great workflows and simple-to-follow tutorials for After Effects, Blender, Cinema 4D, Maya, Mocha, Mudbox, and a few others. He also delves into different renderers such as V-ray and Arnold. So if you have free time look into his site and maybe what you need is in there. 

http://lesterbanks.com/

 

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VISCorbell Tutorials

viscorbel VIS Corbell has a good bit of great tutorials on their website. Most are 3ds Max or Vray based but you could still apply them to other programs. There are many others also that are worth looking at. Check out their website and see what you find.   http://viscorbel.com/free-tutorials/


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Character Creation Series

If you want to learn about the character creation workflow in zBrush, then this tutorial is for you. Benjamin Shukrallah  does a great job at explaining through these tutorials. I’ve never used blender, but the zbrush part was great. Thanks!

 

Tutorials for Modeling and Sculpting Blender and Zbrush characters

characterCreationSeries

 

http://www.charactercreationseries.com/tutorials/


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Making of

Here are some “Making of” projects that I just loved. They are well done in both composition and art direction.  Hope you enjoy them as much as me and if you like them, then visit the artists website to view their other things. They are also good for helping you along a project.

Making-of-A-stroke-of-luck-10

http://www.cgmeetup.net/home/making-of-a-stroke-of-luck/

rat_jc_vfxforge-500x274

http://www.vfxforge.com/blog/workflow-breakdown-for-vrayfur-vraymtlhair3/

oldman_web_edithair

http://forums.3dtotal.com/showthread.php?t=109048

Smoked21

http://gvprashanth.com/project/making-of-the-smoked/


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Vray: Rendering and Compositing Channels

So the other day I was working on comping a multi-channel exr in nuke, and I found some good information on how to do it as well as a few other interesting tid-bits of information.

 

tn_render_elements

http://help.chaosgroup.com/vray/help/maya/150R1/examples_renderelements.htm

 

multipassSmall

http://www.spherevfx.com/multipass-rendering-and-compositing/


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Advanced Lighting Techniques

I’m not a great lighter so I need help to figure out the angles and a 3-point lighting set-up, among other things.  I found this great video by Chris Morris on vimeo who does a heartwarming lighting tutorial for us little people.  Just so you know, this is for Cinema4d. I knowwwwww, it’s not maya, but the same concepts here can apply to other 3d programs. Give it a chance.  Anyways, after this video, make sure to visit the other videos involved with this one and learn to create some cool things.

c4dlighting

 

https://vimeo.com/38180924