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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. Low Poly Ninja Game Character with Blender

    2 Posts
    In this epic two part series, you'll learn how to create a low poly ninja character model for games using Blender. The final model will be around 1,200 polys, which is a good amount for iPhone or iPad games. Although this tutorial covers building the character in Blender, the workflow is universal and can easily be followed using any other 3D modeling/software package.
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  2. Create an Animated Fish Swarm in Blender Using Particles

    2 Posts
    In this two part tutorial from Frederik Steinmetz, you'll learn how to create a truly unique fish swarm animation using Blender. Frederik will guide you through the entire process of Modeling, Texturing, Rigging and Animating a realistic school of mackerels, which you'll then render using Blender's new cycles engine.
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  3. Low Poly T-Rex In Blender

    2 Posts
    In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an awesome low-poly T-Rex using Blender and Gimp. Artist Karan Shah will walk you through the entire process of Modeling, UVMapping and Texturing the T-Rex, and show you how to create an optimized model suitable for use in any game engine.
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  4. Water Displacement Effects with Blender and AE

    4 Posts
    In this series, Frederik Steinmetz guides you through the process of creating an underwater scene using Blender and After Effects. The tutorial covers setting up and modeling the underwater scene, creating a displacement map for the water's surface, rendering out passes using Blender's compositor, creating mist and depth of field effects, and compositing in After effects.
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  5. Create a Volumetric Candle Using Blender 2.5

    3 Posts
    The smoke simulation system within Blender 2.5 received a huge amount of attention from both developers and users alike. As the builds continue, a lot of things have been fixed or improved, and there are some exciting features! In this series we will introduce you to almost all of these features in a single project, and create a candle with a volumetric flame.
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  6. Construct a Microcosm Using Blender 2.5

    4 Posts
    In this advanced level Blender 2.5 tutorial, Frederik Steinmetz walks you through how he modeled and rigged his Microcosm creation. The series delves into complex particle and hair simulations, material creation, texturing, lighting and finally, how nodes can be used to add realistic depth of field.
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