1. 3D & Motion Graphics

3D & Motion Graphics Learning Guides

Master 3D modelling and motion graphics with this awesome collection of learning guides. Each one is a collection of the best free tutorials to help you nail the topic of your choice.

For example, if you want to learn Adobe After Effects from scratch, you can't go wrong with the "Welcome to After Effects" guide. Then, when you've got the basics down, you can try some other guides like building a well-organised After Effects template or creating some stylish user interface elements.

You can also try plenty of other amazing learning guides covering practical projects in Cinema 4D, Maya, 3ds Max, and more.

  1. Productivity and Building a Better Workflow

    13 Posts
    Whether you're relatively new to computer graphics or an experienced cg veteran. It's important to have a personal workflow in place that allows you to be productive. Taking the time to customize your software's interface, learn keyboard shortcuts, strategize a new project or build your own personal asset library may seem daunting or unnecessary at first, but in the long run setting these up early on will save you an enormous amount of time.
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  2. Model, Map and Texture a Ballistic Shield with 3D Studio Max

    3 Posts
    In this tutorial series, you’ll Model, UVMap and Texture a high poly Ballistic Shield in 3d Studio Max 2012. Throughout the project you’ll make extensive use of many of Max’s built in modeling tools and modifiers to create the shield. Once you have the high-res model constructed, you’ll go through a manual optimization process to significantly reduce the poly count before moving onto uvmapping and texturing.
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  3. Environment Creation in Maya

    5 Posts
    This series focuses on the creation of an exterior scene in Maya. You’ll model the environment from the ground up, exploring the many different modeling tools and techniques Maya has to offer. As the series progresses, you'll go through the uvmapping process using a combination of Maya and Headus UVLayout, and learn how to create textures using Photoshop.
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  4. Logo Reveals

    33 Posts
    Need a quick animation idea for your final logo? We've gathered a delightful collection of Logo Reveals that you can either look through to get inspiration or just copy directly... that's why they're there!
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  5. Create a Hanging Lantern in 3D Studio Max

    3 Posts
    In this tutorial we'll go through the entire process of modeling, uvmapping, texturing, lighting and rendering an old lantern in 3d Studio Max. We'll use poly modeling techniques for the majority of the model, but we'll also take a look at how to use splines to create the more complex pieces.
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