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3D Animation Tutorials

Posted: May 09, 2009
3d artist gallery Andyba
Lets compile a list of good 3d animation tutorials.
The tutorials should be only about 3d animation or rigging 3d models for animation. Texturing, 3d modeling and rendering tutorials should be posted in their respective forums.

Links to tutorials about traditional animation principles and methods are also welcome.

You can add youtube video tutorials just by posting a link to the tutorial.
It will automatically embed the tutorial in your post.


Timing and Spacing:

Posted: June 11, 2009
3d artist gallery Andyba
Using 3ds Max 9 to animate with reactor

This is a simple tutorial for beginners for creating simple animations in 3ds Max 9 using the reactor. The tutorial contains a car that crashes into the wall of bricks.
Posted: September 04, 2009
3d artist gallery Andyba
Maya Walk Cycle animation tutorial: Part 1



The tutorial shows how to animate a walking Dino. part 1

Walk cycle animation tutorial: Part 2



The Part 2 of creating a basic walk cycle in Maya.
Posted: September 04, 2009
3d artist gallery Andyba
How to make Blendshapes in Maya

The basics of Facial animation on Maya.
Posted: September 11, 2010
PerspectX
Hello, we have many tutorials covering 3D Animation, at Perfect Visualization, found at perspectx,com under blog.

Be patient, we are adding the tutorials and case studies quickly. Any feedback apprecited Very Happy
Posted: October 24, 2010
Doron Meir
Hi,

This is my 5 parts "Stepped to Smooth" tutorial. English is not my native language, so apologis in advanse [Smile]

Part1: why should I use stepped mode?



Part 2: inbetweens, breakdowns and the tweenMachine.


Part 3: common pit-falls and how to avoid them.


Part 4: understanding the mysterious timing cheat of stepped mode.


Part 5: in practice: stepped to smooth of our sample animation.


Part 5B:


Hope you enjoy this. Feel free to post comments on YouTube! Very Happy
Posted: November 16, 2010
TrueCowgirl27
Wow !! These are awesome!!! Which software is easier to animate in, 3D's Max or Maya?
Posted: January 18, 2011
eabner
Very cool list of tutorials I can't wait to get to work on them.
Posted: February 27, 2011
alsamanela
Cool! great job! excellent tutorial thanks
Posted: March 12, 2011
boots20
Geez! That was great. I badly need to learn animation for my simulation subject -,-
Posted: March 12, 2011
3d artist gallery Andyba
Here is a nice Legs Jump Blocking - animation tutorial.
Part1:


Couldn't find the part 2. Sad

A video lesson explaining Line of Action in animation


Follow Through and Overlapping Action - animation tutorial



Animating a bouncing ball in Maya - animation tutorial


Anticipation, Action, Reaction - animation tutorial
Posted: April 07, 2011
shivani.sharma
Hey guys! Great Discussion going on here!

If you really want to learn all these techniques, you should join an animation institute which could give your future a right path
Posted: July 27, 2011
behemoth0413
Cool! great job! excellent tutorial thanks
Posted: July 28, 2011
downwithrichie
cool! really good tutorials............
Posted: September 19, 2011
georgpaul49
Very cool tutorials, thx.
Have fun
Posted: December 04, 2011
xyzman24
Thanks! can't wait for more! Smile
Posted: March 15, 2012
MarcusZaky
thank you so much............................
Posted: April 16, 2012
3dlover
great! very cool share. I will learn much from you. Thanks .
Posted: April 17, 2012
charleshudgen
I was looking for some 3D tutorial and when I got here in this forum, I've seen the post of 3D tutorial and read it and basically tried this at home. I read some books also on how to make this stuff and it really add up the information. Thanks for the informative post.



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Posted: April 17, 2012
aycock24
Great got lots of good output from your video's!!
Thanks!
Posted: May 15, 2012
kratos108
wow~~ its cool man!! thanks for the tutorial.
Posted: May 31, 2012
3dwalk02
3D Animation Tutorials. It's impossible to overemphasize the importance of modeling skills to the 3-D artist

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Posted: June 03, 2012
cakewalkcg
Hi,


Please to watch the tutorials. Hope I will soon post more than 15 and eligible to post various tutorials link.

Regards,
Cakewalkcg


P.S. my website is cakewalkcg (dot) com ......... Razz
Posted: August 07, 2012
jessica1990
Nice work here guys! Quick question:

Would you all recommend learning Maya or 3d Max? Is it worth it learning blender? If I am going to devote a lot of time into learning a software package I want to make sure it is an industry used software package.

Thanks!!

Jess
Posted: September 12, 2012
luca fattore
Really nice animation tutorials , thank you for sharing .
Posted: October 05, 2012
Alicia25
Hi everyone!

Thanks for posting all the great and helpful tutorials for 3D animation! I canít wait to get started on a few!

In case anyone is interested, I recently discovered an online animation training program that offers lessons in 3D work taught by animation industry professionals! It sounds like it would be quite helpful, too! (along with all the great sources posted here. Smile

www.virtualanimators.com

They also have a Facebook too, in case your interested.

Best of luck to everyone! : )

Alicia
Posted: October 16, 2012
CremenN
Hi there all, I just joined and am excited to get some advice and be inspired! If I could get some insight into 3ds Max I would be much appreciative. I work for a commericial interior design company as a designer and I also produce the 3-D images for presentations.

I render in revit currently nad they look nice, but I know that the output can look a look better using 3ds Max. I just have a hard time understanding the program, I've watched many tutorials but it's a little difficult on my own.

QUESTIONS-

If I generate a revit model, can I then import it into 3ds max?
Do users of 3ds Max model in 3ds Max or import? Whats best?
Or, revit users, any suggestions to enhancing revit image quality?

I attached a small project to view, I don't have sunlight on in this one and please IGNORE THE FIRE INTENSITY, IT'S INCORRECT. This was completed only in Revit. Thoughts on all my questions above and helpful/solution driven feedback on the rendering is much appreciated.

Thank you very much!!!

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Posted: May 06, 2013
3d artist gallery tripoly007
Really! Here...i got very helpful tutorials for beginners to expert for creating simple animations