Tips + Tutorials

Kevin Perry: Can I animate a pumpkin?

Oct 14, 2019 at 01:04 pm by -gToon

Creating NPCs with Navigation Meshes and PlayMaker - part 4

Oct 11, 2019 at 10:00 am by nemirc

Adding AI to your NPCs could also be used for scenarios where you need to deal with friendly NPCs. If you have played Half Life, you may remember how cool it was when you cou.... Read More

Easy video creation with Clipchamp

Oct 07, 2019 at 10:00 am by nemirc

Clipchamp is an online video-editing application aimed to make it easy to produce video, be it for blogs, social media, promos, or pretty much anything you want. The easiest.... Read More

With New Tools Low Poly is Still a Mindset

Oct 03, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Two of the dominating factions of 3D usage sit firmly at each end of the spectrum. On one end you'll find the high-poly world of image rendering for various uses from advertis.... Read More
How to create NPCs

How to create NPCs with Navigation Meshes and PlayMaker - part 3

Oct 01, 2019 at 10:00 am by nemirc

Now the question is "what else can I add to my NPC?" It really depends on what you want to do. Say you have a roaming NPC, and that you want your NPC to chase your player char.... Read More

Tips: AAA Texturing for the Masses

Sep 26, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

Without AAA texturing a model is just a mesh… and meshes are a dime a dozen. A lot of us can make meshes but can we texture them? Not so much for some of us. Maybe even.... Read More
Using PlayMaker to make an NPC

How to create NPCs with Navigation Meshes and PlayMaker - part 2

Sep 24, 2019 at 10:00 am by nemirc

Last time we used PlayMaker to make an NPC that would "patrol" between a series of different points, and then we also made an NPC that would follow the player. Right now we wi.... Read More

Blender Glowing Crystals Tutorial

Sep 23, 2019 at 01:10 pm by -gToon

The following tutorial is from Stylized Station Here's a quick tutorial from my livestream where I show you how to make glowing energy crystals using Blender 2.8's bisect fun.... Read More

InstaLOD IS in iClone 7... Sorta

Sep 19, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

In today's busy world, some of the answers to our questions are right in front of us, but we don't see it. Such a case is InstaLOD and iClone 7.  Ever since Reallusion a.... Read More

Focus Unreal Engine: Key Elements in Dark Ride

Sep 18, 2019 at 05:30 am by -gToon

Focus: Unreal Engine is a series of posts where I'll share my experience and discoveries working with Epic's free Unreal Engine 4 for video game creation. There will is.... Read More

How to create NPCs with Navigation Meshes and PlayMaker - part 1

Sep 13, 2019 at 10:00 am by nemirc

Unity includes a set of components that let you create computer-driven NPCs that you can use for various things in a game, from characters with pre-defined movements across th.... Read More

Blender: Animate Fish in Blender

Sep 12, 2019 at 06:30 am by -gToon

Ian Huberts amusing Lazy Tutorials series is a delight. Here he goes over how to use displacement maps in Blender to animate swimming fish. Be sure to visit Ian's Youtube ch.... Read More
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Focus: Unreal Engine - Dark Ride Project

Sep 09, 2019 at 05:00 am by -gToon

splash image by Corey Coyle, creative commons   Focus: Unreal Engine is a series of posts where I’ll share my experience and discoveries working with Epic&.... Read More

Red Giant Tutorial | Star Wars Force Push

Sep 08, 2019 at 11:15 am by Press Release

This is the tutorial you’re looking for. In this 3 minute video, Seth Worley shows you how to create a Star Wars force push effect, complete with distortion, camera sha.... Read More

Classic Blender 2.8 Donut Beginner Tutorials

Sep 07, 2019 at 12:37 pm by -gToon

Andrew Price is one of Blenders best teachers and promotors. Years ago he created an excellent Blender tutorial for beginners where he showed how to create a simple donut. He.... Read More
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Animation retargeting in Maya LT

Tutorial: Animation retargeting in Maya LT - part 2

Sep 03, 2019 at 02:00 pm by nemirc

In part 1, I described a workflow that you can use to retarget a pre-made animation onto another character using HumanIK. Now, I will discuss how you can modify the animation.... Read More
5 Ways to Combat the Digital Creative Block

5 Ways to Combat the Digital Creative Block

Sep 03, 2019 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

Creatives of all types often find themselves in the dreaded creative block, and digital artists are no exception. The blank page for this kind of artist is even glowing, all t.... Read More

Supersampling - The Unknown SuperHero of VR

Aug 29, 2019 at 10:00 am by Warlord720

A funny thing happened on the way to reviewing VR flight simulators. I got sidetracked into the dark side of gaming and VR, looking… nay… praying for a way to ac.... Read More

Tutorial: Animation retargeting in Maya LT - part 1

Aug 27, 2019 at 02:00 pm by nemirc

Maya or Maya LT are very good tools for character animation. However, if you’ve used Maya in the past, and are now moving to Maya LT, you will see some things are differ.... Read More

Cheap Tricks | Game of Thrones VFX - Part 1

Aug 09, 2019 at 08:45 am by Press Release

 In the next few episodes of Cheap Tricks, Hashi a.k.a. Action Movie Kid will show you how to recreate many of the effects seen on the show using the VFX Suite and a to.... Read More

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