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This is something that comes up A LOT in sci-fi, in fact the same kind of thing gets used in anime a fair bit too. After this free bonus tutorial from the Space VFX series you’ll know… How to animate UV’s and trick the eye!! Using Cycles materials that display in real-time (Super low render times!) Procedural texturing techniques Procedural animating techniques How to set up a bendy bones rig How to be ready for some inter-dimensional travel! A sense of completion for reading all the way this far down the bulletpoint list. Bulletpoint list reading level up!   Here are some of the variations in a standalone video…   […]

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In this tutorial learn how to create facial controls for your character to prepare for facial animation. We’ll be working with shape keys and custom bones to get the right expressions for our character.

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HUMANS! Take advantage of your human condition by working in a large team! Linking and Appending are the gateways to making that happen, but it’s easy to get tripped up. Watch some do’s and dont’s in this free blender tutorial.

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In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make and pose facial shapes in Blender! Facial expressions are one of the most important parts of animating to get right in order to convincingly breathe life into your characters. [Download the start file from this tutorial] [Download the finished file from this tutorial] Check for more updates at http://facebook.com/cgmasters More training from Lee Salvemini: https://www.cgmasters.net/training-courses/character-creation-tutorial-modeling/ https://www.cgmasters.net/training-courses/character-creation-rigging/ https://www.cgmasters.net/training-courses/character-creation-volume-3-texturing/ 00:40 – Part 1: Creating the shapes 27:55 – Part 2: Splitting the shapes left/right

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Here I’ll be taking the Character Creation Ninja character’s rig and applying it to my new guy!

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I’m really happy to release the rigged ninja character for download! Video included is the overview chapter from Character Creation Volume 2.

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If you don’t have your own bow to work with, download the start file for this tutorial below. This tutorial series will take you through rigging and animating a bow and arrow. The goal for this series is to use this rig in a game to aim and shoot arrows with, but the rig in this tutorial is made for general animation as well. In this first part, we’ll rig the bow so that it bends back automatically when you pull back just one bone. We’ll do this by using IK constraints and a super awesome Limit Distance constraint. Thanks to Lee for helping me get past some obstacles finding […]

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In this tutorial we go through a rapid fire, crash course overview, of Blender’s armature system, the bones they are comprised of and all the little tricks and buttons available when making a skeleton rig for your character.