1. A 2 part video about rendering that shiny reflection playing across the screen of a phone in most cell phone commercials (it's used all over the place actually). It was one part, but golly gee willikers, I'm long winded! So I had to cut it in two.
    Part 1 goes over the basics of setting up a reflection rig for doing this "sheen" pass.
    Part 2 is about adding some bells and whistles, like RGB variations for the compositor's pleasure, building out other rigs for this and using the actual reflect/spec info from the original shaders. . .

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  2. Covers: Setting up a stretchy back for the spine and adding the twist.

    This rigging series for maya is the summary of my rigging lectures at the school I am teaching.

    As the basics of rigging can be overwhelming for inexperienced users I thought I'd put together a series of videos to show how to setup a simple but robust character for animation.

    I am mainly focussing on the technical part of the rigging process, even though there is much more to rigging than just the technical side. But I wanted to keep everything as compact as possible.

    The series is meant to be for beginners of rigging as well as lower level intermediate users but of course this depends on your experience.

    The rig I am building is far from perfect but includes all the most important features while being fast and robust.

    The script that is used while building the body rig can be downloaded here:

    braverabbit.de/br/?wpdmdl=201

    # vimeo.com/32595971 Uploaded 3,941 Plays 6 Comments
  3. This Tutorial outlines the basics for parenting puppet pins to Null objects so that you can create dynamic bone systems for your After Effects characters.

    Artwork provided by Ramon Perez for an upcoming independent animated short directed by Neil Christopher.

    I mislabeled the Femur as the Tibia in this and the following three videos...Ooops!

    # vimeo.com/20819686 Uploaded 34K Plays 10 Comments

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