C4D4AE: A simple graphic element with mograph By Ko Maruyama There are many ways to create some little elements that go into radar screens and control panels, but when you need to design something that matches a defined or described function - then you might find some really simple solutions in CINEMA4D's mograph tools. This 5min video tutorial walks you through the basics. What you do with those tools can take a little longer. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: Creasing By Eric Keller In this clip, Lynda.com host Eric Keller discusses how to create more manufacturing or hard edged surfaces by adding creasing to your models. He adds lower levels of subdivisions and turns on frame mode so you can see the changes. When he makes a crease, it creases the outside edge of whatever is visible on the canvas. He shows how to use the crease button, and shows the dotted line to indicate the crease line on the edge. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: Edge Loops By Eric Keller In this clip, Lynda.com host Eric Keller discusses how to use Edge Loops to make an extrusion to a model, which helps you to add geometry to a model. He uses a polysphere to demonstrate this. ...Read More »
Adobe Kuler By Maltaannon Adobe Kuler is a great website where designers from all over the world create and exchange color schemes. Kuler has several algorithms to help you create your very own color scheme, plus it allows rating and commenting on existing schemes, that can be downloaded in Adobe Swatch Exchange format. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: Isolation By Eric Keller In this clip, Lynda.com host Eric Keller discusses isolating parts of a model while working on it so that you can focus on key details of one section of the model. He shows how to isolate certain parts of the model by making a selection so you can easily work on that particular section without worrying about the other elements of the model getting changed inadvertently. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: Basic Masking By Eric Keller In this clip, Lynda.com host Eric Keller discusses how to apply a mask to a model. When starting to add detail to a model, there will be times when you want to apply a mask to the model. Eric shows you how to apply masks to a 3D model. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: Z Spheres By Eric Keller Once you have your basic 3 ZSphere arrangement, you are ready to start adding to the armature to create more of a figure like shape, and Eric shows you how to do so in this clip. He also shows how to add another ZSphere, scale it down, add arms via the Draw tool and also add shoulders, and more. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: ZSpheres By Eric Keller In this clip, Lynda.com host Eric Keller covers the ZSpheres, which are used to create armatures for digital sculptures. The basic idea is to create a starting point to create a geometry, and Eric details how to use ZSpheres to create that starting point so you can build and pose your own armatures. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: Symmetry By Eric Keller In this clip, Lynda.com host Eric Keller discusses the Symmetry tool in ZBrush, which enables you to work on both sides of a model at the same time, which is an advantage over working with clay in the real world. It is a huge timesaver and Eric explains how to use it. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: Deformers By Eric Keller In this clip, Lynda.com host Eric Keller discusses another way to get started with your 3D sculptures in ZBrush is to use the deformations sub-palette in the tool palette. You can apply a number of deformers to the 3D tool to come up with your own unique shapes. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: Startup Meshes By Eric Keller In this clip, Lynda.com host Eric Keller explains that when you are ready to start working with a 3D sculpture in ZBrush, you can start by using one of the aptly named 3D startup meshes that are found in the tool palette. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: Layout Preferences By Eric Keller In this clip, Lynda.com host Eric Keller discusses the Zbrush interface and how you can cutomize it to fit your own working style. He shows how to rearrange things on the interface so that you can focus just on the sculpting. He shows how to use the presets to move through the various interface arrangements that you can choose to work with. ...Read More »
Adobe Soundbooth CS4 Essential Training: What is Digital Audio By Sven-Erik Seaholm In this video, Lynda.com host Sven-Erik Seaholm talks about what digital audio is and how it looks and sounds in Adobe's Soundbooth CS4. He covers how various instruments such as drums and the electric guitar sound, and look via Soundbooth's spectral frequency display. He discusses what frequencies are and how they look, as well as how the spectral frequency display works as opposed to the waveform display. He also talks about bit depth and sample rates. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: Memory settings By Eric Keller In this clip, Lynda.com host Eric Keller talks about memory and how ZBrush uses a lot of memory when working with dense models. He shows how to tune or set the memory controls in the preference menus, setting the compact mem slider to optimize the memory parameters. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Track Automation By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland continues on with Track Automation in Logic Pro and covers more features, including Automation groups, Insert Bypassing, Output Automation, Convert MIDI to Automation, and Quick Access. ...Read More »
ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training: Layout Preferences By Eric Keller In this clip, Lynda.com host Eric Keller covers the customization process of the ZBrush interface. He shows how to rearrange the interface to your work style. He details the presets that are built into ZBrush. He shows where to find the presets, and what each of the presets are used for. If you just want to work on the model itself without some of the other controls, you can set the interface accordingly. ...Read More »
C4D QuickTip #03 By Ko Maruyama Many Adobe After Effects users expect other applications to set keyframes automatically for them each time they make changes to parameters. With 3D applications, that can involve creating multiple keyframes every time you click which could be terrible. But, there are some good ways to use Autokeyframe... some. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Bussing and Panning By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland takes a look at Logic's Bussing and Panning tools, and covers such aspects as imaging your mix, bussing options, and auxiliary channels. Patrick creates a Logic project, with aq drum recording, a bass recording and an acoustic guitar recording, no effects, and center panned, to demonstrate how to use bussing and panning to create more depth and width in the actual recording. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Inserts and Effects By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland takes a look at Logic's mixing capabilities, including Logic's Inserts and Effects, effects presets that come with Logic, copying plug-ins, and the pre-sets library. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Mixing Audio By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland discusses mixing audio. He discusses the Audio Mixer, Environment Mixer, Creating Channels, and Managing Busses. He covers the two different types of mixers in Logic, that basically do the same thing but have slightly different interfaces. ...Read More »
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