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Discuss All aspects of 3D animation, Animation principles and methods, how to prepare a 3D model for animation, where to find character animation references and how to use particle animation for special effects. Talk about Animating shaders, lights and cameras.
3D animation galleries
There are many sites to upload our beautiful 3d artwork such as this one, but where can I find sites to upload our beautiful 3d animations? For myself the goal is to make 3d renderings come alive by ...
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last post on July 26, 2011 - by Nicerender
3d industry
What good industry is ...
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last post on July 19, 2011 - by zica
3d animation software
what good softwares are there ...
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last post on July 19, 2011 - by zica
Render Farm for Sale!
I have a 4-Node-(32 Core)-RENDER FARM for sale. I had an animation studio that I am closing and I would like to sell our farm. These are amazingly fast reliable units. It used to take over an hour ...
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last post on July 18, 2011 - by p_4204
CHOOSING 3D SOFTWARE ANIME FOR CHARACTERS
I wanted to chose Autodesk which as I know is the best 3D software company. But I am unsure of which is the best for character animation like this. bit.ly/eiKoTs I am a full time ...
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last post on July 05, 2011 - by Leroy
Which 3d software i need?!
Which program will help me to make animation like Ice Age and Kung Fu Panda! Maya, 3ds max or any other?! Please help ...
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last post on July 02, 2011 - by kinsaw
Particles in 3DS Max 2011
Using 3DS Max 2011. I have a model of a gumball machine, along with lots of individual gumballs inside, and I need to make it explode from the inside out. No fire or anything like that, I just need ...
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last post on June 30, 2011 - by ryanky02
Where do I start as an aspiring 3D Animator?
I know theres so many fields but where do I start. I just started about 2 months ago and I am getting really comfortable with Maya. Im above average with traditional drawing but I can be really good ...
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last post on June 30, 2011 - by ryanky02
What should a high school student expect?
I was looking at doing some 3D character animation for a senior project that we're required to do as part of my Digital Graphic Design class. My teacher told me to seek the input of those that are ...
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last post on June 16, 2011 - by obesespieces
Help: Move as both Biped AND Quadruped
Hey, all. I'm new around these parts so I must apologize if this has come up before. I have searched a few different ways and not been able to find anything. I am using 3ds max 2010. I have ...
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last post on June 16, 2011 - by obesespieces
Scaling rigged character problem
Hello there. Ive Got few characters rigged and skinned. I used CAT. What I need is to scale them and Ill have to do it many times. For example Ill need animations of growing up and getting ...
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last post on June 13, 2011 - by baalnazzar
3D Visualisation & Digital Artwork
3D Visualisation company in the UK, 3D rendering specialising in photorealistic visualisation in ...
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last post on May 28, 2011 - by conkavisualisation
"Fall" - A Heart-Warming Animated Short Film
For Trailer and Info google: "fall short film adam parker" Coming Soon! You guys are an inspiration to me every day. As fellow CG artists, you understand the time and effort needed to ...
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last post on May 27, 2011 - by AdamParker
University of Wales vs NYU
Hi, if anyone has experience with or has an opinion about these 2 schools - Uńiversity of Wales in Newport and NYU Tisch Asia in Singapore, please share with me. Got accepted for animation ...
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last post on May 27, 2011 - by kristi v
Should I go with Blender or something else?
I'm not really an animator. I'm a writer. I've written some scripts that I'd like to turn into cartoons. I've been looking at Blender and it seems like it would work for me. I want to create ...
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last post on May 24, 2011 - by RealizedPotential
help required
hello every 1 .... i need a little suggestion and help regarding 3d animation ... i want to create an add/commercial advertisement regarding new project of apartments so i want to create roads tress ...
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last post on May 19, 2011 - by 3dmgm
please help!!!
Hey everyone, I am a student from the Southern Institute of Technology. I am currently in my final year of bachelor in Digital Media (majoring in animation) and as a part of the course have ...
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last post on May 17, 2011 - by mysteriousangel
Illusionmage - scam or for real?
Hi all, my 14 year old daughter has decided animation is what she wants to do for a living - she is a beginner with a long way to go so I thought I'd start looking into it, just to give her support ...
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last post on May 02, 2011 - by lyndon
help me
im starting on animation i have tried pivot animation software but i dont know what to move on to. can i have some suggestions plaese ...
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last post on May 02, 2011 - by lyndon
Blender basic for 3DS Max user
Many Blender users also uses 3DS Max. The two programs are similar in principles of working process. Here is a list of equivalent blender command for 3DS Max user to not give up on Blender too ...
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last post on May 02, 2011 - by lyndon
3d Animated Movies 3D Animation Talk 3d Animated Movies
Lets create a list of the greatest 3d animations ever made: Toy Story by Pixar 1995 - A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman toy supplants him as top toy in a ...
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last post on May 02, 2011 - by lyndon
animating a hard disk as a beginner
I want to do a short animated video tutorial on the topic: disk space management system with application in nanotechnology. The first part of the tutorial is to start with a little introduction on ...
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last post on April 21, 2011 - by kosyfrances
Arete Productions British Animation
Hi all. We all know how difficult it is to get started in animation. I myself have a small team and new production company under construction... areteproductions(dot com)and we are all working for ...
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last post on April 16, 2011 - by TT
How did you got started with 3D!!!
Actually, I almost never got to do 3D at all. I originally saw myself taking Creative Advertising in College, since I thought that was the field where I could best apply my love for drawing. Back ...
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last post on April 11, 2011 - by Hille.R
3d animation video tutorial
Hi, everyone. Am a new 3d student, 1 month into the course. I have a passion in 3d animation. I use 3dmax in ma training. I need a video tutorial which at the moment I cant get. Is it available and ...
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last post on April 05, 2011 - by jawerty
Can you help me find software that can make a photo speak?
I don't know where to ask this question, maybe you can help me. Can you help me find software that can make a face photo speak? And very life-like? Where you take a face image and tweak it so it ...
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last post on April 04, 2011 - by chrisjchrisj
Tongal / Brisk $25,000 Ad Campaign
Brisk is known for two things iced tea and incredible animation featuring the likenesses of everyone from Eminem to Ozzy Osbourne. Embracing their love of all things animated, Brisk is looking ...
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last post on March 30, 2011 - by caleb@tongal
A Easy 3d animation maker tool
I see a very simple and quick production of 3D text and Logo software "Aurora 3D Text & Logo Maker", which make it very simple, it offers a look at ...
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last post on March 29, 2011 - by albadvert
career with 3d animation
Hi all, Am newbie to 3D Animation. Am very much interested in animation career. I have learnt 3D Animation to some extent through online tutorials and through some friends. I dont know how to ...
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last post on March 27, 2011 - by Lis
Animation help? 3D Animation Talk Animation help?
I am trying to find a way to animate a logo in the machinima logo sense. (Thrown forwards and Flipping vertically until smacking the background and finishing with slight glare and ...
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last post on March 17, 2011 - by galilsnap
Looking for a 3D Animation
Heyho all, my name is Ren I am coming from Germany, Frankfurt and I am going to develop a Homepage with a few guys from college. Therefore I am looking for someone who is able to create a short ...
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last post on March 15, 2011 - by ReneakaSpY
Free Trial: Faceware 3.0 Facial Animation Software
Image Metrics Award Winning Facial Animation Software, Faceware 3.0, is now available as a fully functioning open ended trial for Autodesk Maya and 3DS Max. Our goal as a company is to develop ...
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last post on March 14, 2011 - by peterbusch
Best Animation Movie In 2010
What is Best Animation Movie In 2010 ...
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last post on March 12, 2011 - by matto666
3D Animation Companies in the States
I need a list of 3D companies in the United States so I can get a demo from them and I would like to partner with them, because I have connectios with studios. More information, please respond or ...
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last post on March 05, 2011 - by cheershow3d
Acting In Animation
"An animator is an actor with a pencil", goes the oldest and truest animation clich. Not "a draftsman that acts", but first and foremost - an actor. If you're trying to tell a ...
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last post on March 04, 2011 - by gemz888
WANT TO WRITE AND PRODUCE A 3D ANIMATION SHORT
Hey People! I'm new here ^^ I'm a student in 3D modelling and animation and I use Maya. (I'm starting Animation Mentor this year \o/) I want to create a story and work on all the production of ...
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last post on March 04, 2011 - by holipop
Should i quit?
Hey guys, i've recently got into 3d animation and have taken up a course learning to use 3ds max, though my problems is i can't draw at all :(, been trying to teach mysefl but it just doesn't seem ...
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last post on March 04, 2011 - by holipop
3ds Max: problems with path constraint controller
I am trying to create an object moving along a path using the path constraint controller as position controller. Now I want to adjust the speed of the object individually but it always refers to the ...
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last post on March 04, 2011 - by holipop
please help me to learn "How make an animation"
hai guys... i'm melda from indonesia... I don't have any experience for make an animation. :( .i interested to make an animation.but,i don't know the software that i have to use, i don't know what ...
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last post on March 04, 2011 - by holipop
Problem mit Blender
Hallo zusammen, ich habe vor Kurzem begonnen mich mit 3D-Animationen zu beschftigen und bin bei Blender gelandet. Ich bin vollauf begeistert von dem Mglichkeiten, die diese Programm fr lau ...
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last post on February 27, 2011 - by Skydiver
Games Developer Conference 2011
Hi guys, Contact Singapore invites you to join us at the Games Developer Conference (GDC) 2011 exhibition in San Francisco to find out how you can become part of the vibrant Interactive & ...
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last post on February 25, 2011 - by contactsingapore
What software/plugin is used to make this effect?
Can anyone tell me, how to animate these blocks like they do in the Building Projection Promo for the Tourist. or at least what software or plugins they use? or what this type of animation is ...
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last post on February 23, 2011 - by xav_B
3ds Max: Physique pulsing
We're having some severe pulsing problems with the heads and bodies of characters that are rigged with Physique. Anyone had this problem? Know of a workaround? We're still waiting to hear back (well ...
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last post on February 18, 2011 - by Swactiginna
Animation Student Research [Contributors needed]
Dear fans of the art of animation, I'm a 21 year old German student of Media Production in Southampton, UK. I'm currently researching the works of Studio Ghibli and the perception of animation ...
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last post on February 09, 2011 - by Gremnon
3DS Max6: How to rig a face like in "Stop Staring"
How to rig a face like in "Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right" by Jason Osipa book? Especially I'm interestend in the ...
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last post on February 03, 2011 - by oceardono
roetrusemic blog promo
hello from roetrusemic! sorry and del this topic. please no abuse , . ...
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last post on February 03, 2011 - by roetrusemic
3d tool to make an animation like this 3D Animation Talk 3d tool to make an animation like this
Hello! My name is Martin and I am a programmer who is trying to start making some simple 3d animations for my games. I work in ActionScript and I am used to work with vector and bitmap graphics but ...
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last post on February 02, 2011 - by Starlight
adult dating
I am assured, what is it ...
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last post on February 01, 2011 - by Adult Dating
Character Emotion
hi everyone! I'm currently half way through completing my 4th year studying computer arts, and within my honours project. The aim of my project is to focus on facial emotion within an animation. I ...
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last post on January 31, 2011 - by gemz888
3ds Max: Modelling types
First post..yay:buttrock: Anyways I'm pretty new to 3d and max even though I did use it a few months ago for a month or 2 an thus I have some basic knowledge of most tools. I'm currently trying ...
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last post on January 31, 2011 - by Tushar
Power your game or 3D app with the LoveMyHome Platform
To the 3Dmd developer Community Were in the early phase of launching the Unity based website with a growing customer base to finance an exciting development roadmap. Just after we won the Unity ...
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last post on January 20, 2011 - by ferdinand
Maya Blend Shape Animation Editor Not Allowing Me to Key? 3D Animation Talk Maya Blend Shape Animation Editor Not Allowing Me to Key?
Anyone know why I'd be able to key blends from the Channel Box but not from the Blend Shape Editor? There has to be some setting I've missed... right? I'm working with the Pixar Model they ...
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last post on January 18, 2011 - by Andyba
My biped is moving in the wrong direction!
I have been googling for hours and I can seem to find a solution to my problem. I've made a "walk cycle" in 3Ds max and I want the animation to repeat. I press the "Motion Flow ...
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last post on December 29, 2010 - by Spanjoar
Softimage Xsi: Soft learning curve compared to Maya??
I have been using Maya for 2 years now and am considering doing a degree were they use soft. I was wondering if anyone has learnt maya and changed over to soft, i know its good to know a few ...
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last post on December 19, 2010 - by Hargo
Keys for Reactor water
I have created a wave effect with reactor water (by dropping an object in it) and created the rest of the animation according to the necessary timing. For some reason, I need to insert some more ...
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last post on December 03, 2010 - by heartscool
Any 3D animation schools in Louisiana?
Sorry if this thread is similar to others but mine has a more specific focus I am a junior in high school and I'm looking for colleges that offer courses and degrees in 3D animation - specifically ...
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last post on November 27, 2010 - by erebus1994
IKinema - a tool that animates any model
Greetings to the community ! I thought I drop a line to introduce a new animation tool for Maya - IKinema. IKinema is a full-body solver that works directly on your character and can animate ...
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last post on November 26, 2010 - by ikinema
Quote for 3D animation work
Hello all, I am an indie film director (live action, not animated) and am looking for someone to do some 3d animation for a feature length film we're currently editing. Basically, I'm looking ...
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last post on November 23, 2010 - by baalnazzar
should i quit my course
Hi I've been studying computer animation for about 3 months now, when i was at school i never tried hard and just didn't put any effort in, this was a big mistake on my part and is a big regret. ...
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last post on November 22, 2010 - by dTb
How would I animate the fur on a character using 3D's Max?
How would you animate the fur on a character, like for instance, it blowing in the wind? Im still quite new to the software so any suggestions would be helpful. ...
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last post on November 16, 2010 - by TrueCowgirl27
3d ANIMATION MASTERCLASS (Malaysia)
LEARN FROM THE MASTER OF ANIMATION International 3D Animation Masterclass Speaker : SHAWN KELLY from USA Date : 13 & 14 December 2010 Time : 10.00am - 5.00pm Venue ...
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last post on November 13, 2010 - by fishsteak
Searching for a BIP file
Hello, I'm looking for a .bip file referred to in this tutorial: character-studio. net/biped_with_physique.htm It's a man slipping on a banana peel. I think it's included in a tutorial in ...
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last post on November 11, 2010 - by h0dge1
Wanted: Director, Writer(s)
Hello all, We are an experimental online collaborative who are going to create a high-quality animation from scratch. We are currently seeking a director and/or writer(s) for the ...
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last post on November 08, 2010 - by takeshi87
Character Emotion
I'm currently working on my 4th years honours project within computer arts. I'm looking into character emotion, and how to get the best emotional response from characters within narrative; I'm ...
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last post on November 08, 2010 - by gemz888
30 second animated short for the Doritos Crash the Superbowl
Here is the short if you want to check it out... It is a 30 second animated spot for the Doritos: Crash the Superbowl contest. Called it, Tales from Dortios... Potato Chip aliens invade a small ...
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last post on November 07, 2010 - by cinematicfusion
Question / Request
Hey guys. I am working on a presentation that I am going to make to my colleagues here at work later on this year. It's about hardware and software / operating systems. I had this notion of trying ...
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last post on November 04, 2010 - by CG forums guest
Help with a Project?
Hi, I'm a graphic design student at university and I'v recently had a new project brief, to create a Typography Viral video. The problem I occur is that I want the intro of my viral to contain ...
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last post on November 02, 2010 - by Djsquid
New To trueSpace
I'm new to trueSpace and new to the forums. I have some questions about trueSpace: 1) How do I render my animations to a movie format? I keep getting "No workstation renderer is ...
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last post on October 31, 2010 - by Andyba
Partnership with experienced 3D Persons
I would like to partner up with an individual who would like to start his own 3D conversion company. I can provide the funds and connections if you are ...
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last post on October 07, 2010 - by ubaise.azeez
Partnership for 3D Conversion Business
I have the funds and connections to help any struggling 3D companies, so if this seems to interest you, then please feel free to reply and we can further continue this ...
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last post on September 19, 2010 - by Allianza
Animating a carousel
I'm not sure this message will get up. If it does I am trying to animate a carousel. One where chairs move outwards as it spins (not the horse up-and-down kind). I'm looking for tutorials or book ...
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last post on September 16, 2010 - by S. Silard
flashing lights. please help
hi all i am new to this so i will try to keep it simple...... i am trying to create a flashing light on a 3ds max model of a police car i have created and want to save the animation of the flashing ...
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last post on September 02, 2010 - by karan22
maya - dodgy timeline
hi! please could anybody help me with my timeline in maya? ive got 8.5 and 2008 and they both do the same. when i do simple turnaround animation it just wont playback smooth but kind of snappy ...
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last post on September 02, 2010 - by karan22
Looking for an animation
Theres an 3D animation from a while back and I can't remember the name. It's really trippy, its in a city and everything starts to float upwards, it zooms out and shows earth burst into flame, as it ...
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last post on September 02, 2010 - by karan22
Free 3d Animation Software
We have a topic about industry standard 3d animation software, but I didn't find anything dedicated to FREE 3d animation software. :) I will list only free 3d animation programs that at least ...
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last post on August 12, 2010 - by vinni117
Looking for a NICE 3DS Max (biped) rig. 3D Animation Talk Looking for a NICE 3DS Max (biped) rig.
Good morning, everyone! I am wracking my brain, looking for a rig to download - free or not (I am willing to pay a reasonable about for one). I have been sifting through many sites, and have found ...
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last post on August 06, 2010 - by Mixamo
How/where can i get or make this please?
I would like to get the speaker animation shown on the home page of the site "treehouserecordingstudios" so can anyone have a look at that site please and advise me on the following? Is ...
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last post on August 05, 2010 - by CGmagia
Fire text effect in 3ds max
hi, Can anyone give tutorials on text with fire on it which is animating. thank ...
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last post on July 24, 2010 - by heartscool
3D Animation: Postal Jungle
Tell me what u think of my FMP and maybe on what i can improve on next time... Thnx Youtube: Postal ...
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last post on July 22, 2010 - by UVlas
Camera following circle path problem
how to make the target camera to follow a circle path with a complete round? i had tried several time but the camera keep reversing back to the initial point without completing the circle ...
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last post on July 22, 2010 - by UVlas
Hope I am in the right place?
I had a look through the forum topics and this seems to be the right place to ask this question? I am looking for someone to create animated drilling graphics, I believe the primary picture could ...
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last post on July 22, 2010 - by UVlas
Softimage Xsi: texture projection
Say I have a grid that is 10units x 10units. This grid has 100 polys. The grid already has a shader assigned to it. I want to add a new shader to 1 poly and when I add the texture projection it ...
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last post on July 22, 2010 - by Aert
face rig
oh, i forgot to mention that i need a good facial rig setup ...
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last post on July 20, 2010 - by Andyba
character rig
I am looking for a nice tutorial on a simple bi-ped rig in maya. any ...
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last post on July 20, 2010 - by UVlas
An idea I had
Yo, anyone looking at my post count knows this is my first. I joined up because I had a question for animators and modelers. Say you create a 3d model, animate it and what not. Now seeing as how ...
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last post on July 20, 2010 - by UVlas
animation help!
hi anyone please help me. i want to know what software is used when you make simulation of instruction. for example the safety precautions for an airline. if you have seen the animation of the safety ...
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last post on June 26, 2010 - by Andyba
For animators of all types and directions!
Dear Animators! We invite you to participate in a multibudgetary (from $10,000 to $ 1,000,000) international project. More information on adasport com Best regards, ADA ...
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last post on June 08, 2010 - by Syscraft
FaceFX Facial Animation Plugins released for $199 3D Animation Talk FaceFX Facial Animation Plugins released for $199
FaceFX announced today the release of $199 facial animation plugins for 3ds Max, Maya, XSI and MotionBuidler in a press release: Research Triangle Park, NC - May 26th 2010 - The facial animation ...
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last post on June 08, 2010 - by Andyba
New UNFOLD3D tutorial videos are available right now
Have a look to this full new set of tutorial videos to watch UNFOLD3D version 6.7 at work : Load / Save commands Navigation Unwrapping workflow Gizmo and Translate/Rotate/Scale Selection ...
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last post on May 26, 2010 - by Unfoldnews
Redboard storyboarding software - anybody used it?
Hi there, I've just come across this storyboarding software called Redboard that imports models from Maya and then allows storyboard artists to draw over it. Has anybody here used it in big ...
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last post on May 12, 2010 - by juxsta
3d animation of construction demonstration 3D Animation Talk 3d animation of construction demonstration
Hello everyone, feel so good to meet you all here. You are all the animation lovers. So I am so happy to introduce you about my works here: we have a young team of technicians specialized in 3D. We ...
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last post on May 06, 2010 - by Syscraft
Trapcodes...
The inspiration to create this tutorial DVD on Particular came when Michael Park realized just how integral to media creation particles have become. From advertisements, to feature films, to ...
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last post on May 06, 2010 - by Syscraft
Bolt Bot - First 3D Animation
Hey all, ive just finished my first 3d animation, using Cinema 4d. Its called Bolt Bot. It was a college project, which took around 3 months to complete. The models are quite basic and some of the ...
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last post on April 27, 2010 - by cjworkshop
2d hand drawn characters to 3d models?
hi i'm an animator working on 2d animation projects. i know very little about the technical aspects of 3d. can one "transfer" a 2d drawing(s) into a 3d model? meaning, can i imagine ...
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last post on March 14, 2010 - by grumpy
APPLE IPHONE 3GS 32GB BLACK FACTORY Unlocked Phone 3GS32GB
Since our launch in 2001, ALADO LAPTOP ELECTRONICS DEALS LIMITED has been one of the fastest growing GSM cellular phone and accessories discount retailer on the web- where we present the industrys ...
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last post on March 08, 2010 - by emma111R
comparing software
we are looking for: cheap program that is easy to learn. Possible for making fast, low quality renders and animations but also high end renders and animations! Sow I need to find something in ...
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last post on March 03, 2010 - by NielsTorreele
Music Video Animation Possibility! 3D Animation Talk Music Video Animation Possibility!
Hi Guys As you maybe able to tell I am a new user to the forum. :lol: I have a thought of being able to create a music video using animation as the way forward for the music. Here's the ...
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last post on February 28, 2010 - by explosive1
[ Poll ] My first animation
I recently completed a 1 year diploma in 3d animation. The half year was spent learning 3ds max and Z-brush. The second half year was spent working on this animation, alot of time was spent on ...
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last post on February 25, 2010 - by bkrupitza
Vue, Cinema 4d and poser - My 1st animation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ_Oy7N5a40 A Weird animation with no particular story line! comments ...
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last post on February 19, 2010 - by Andyba
Animation composed using Vue, Poser, C4d
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYgzpu8KWG4 Please do comment and let me know what you ...
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last post on February 19, 2010 - by andrewbell