Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tutorials number FIVE and SIX!

Go me!
I was able to get both of my new tutorials done tonight...
So here we have it! My last two tutorials with 3Ds Max!
Tutorial number FIVE
and Tutorial number SIX

I had a lot of fun working with 3Ds Max- I'm very happy I decided to stick with the one program for the entire tutorial lesson. It was a lot of learning and a lot of work, but very rewarding.

Tutorial 6

As I thought, I had a change of heart for my sixth tutorial!

I figured working with particles, although fun, would not really follow along the path I had for working with animated tutorials.

SO! I found a really super-cool tutorial where objects even cameras can be animated along a path.
I know this can be done in Maya, but I've never tried it before.
I was mostly excited because it reminded me of animating symbols on a path in Flash... I love flash! Haha, so here is the tutorial I based my own tutorial on: TUTORIAL It was a lot of fun to try and hopefully my own tutorial comes out as fun!

6th Tutorial ideas

Tonight I will be working on my 5th tutorial (last week's misadventures prevented me from having it done on time) and thinking about my 6th.

For my 6th and final tutorial I liked the idea of working with particles.
I found this great tutorial on creating fire with particles seen HERE-- I'll see how that goes. If worse comes to worse, I'll just do another particle based tutorial, unless something more interesting pops up!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thoughts for 5th tutorial

For my fifth tutorial I've been thinking I want to toy around with the curve editor to see how it effects animations.

I found a simple tutorial here that I'm interested in trying out for myself for my own tutorial.

I've been liking the idea of sticking to animation for my Max tutorials and this is a great way to really oomph-up your animation. It seems like a great tool to learn and I can't wait to get started!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fourth Tutorial

My Fourth tutorial can be seen HERE!
You can find my text font-effects animation (that for whatever reason did not show up in the tutorial) HERE!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Change in plans

As mentioned earlier I was thinking about modeling a character for my tutorials with the intent of rigging it for my 5th tutorial.

However, after watching more and more tutorials and trying it out myself, I came to realize modeling a character and rigging a character in 2 ten minute tutorials was unrealistic.

SO! I decided to dive further into fun animations you can do in 3Ds Max- this time I discovered a way to animate glowy effects on font (which would be useful for creating a logo or a movie opener... anything!)
This tutorial was fun but complicated, there were a lot of different windows and numbers to remember.

Worst part about it, is after I finished filming my tutorial, it was apparent that my video of the font effects didn't even show up for some reason! That was discouraging and weird that it would not show up- perhaps camstudio couldn't support it?
Either way I uploaded my obnoxious video created from the tutorial so it could be viewed!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

For my next tutorial...

For the fourth tutorial with Autodesk 3Ds Max I want to model a character that I can rig for my fifth tutorial.
I anticipate this being a difficult task, but I'll do my best!

I found some great tutorials for rigging- one which is a 7 part tutorial.
You can find Part One HERE!
I just hope that it will not actually require over an hour to create my own rigging tutorial.
Hopefully with the simple model I intend to create for my fourth tutorial, the rigging for my fifth will be easy.

Fingers crossed!