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kubaweinert
04-09-2006, 11:26 AM
Hi everyone !
I've been searching for some good tutorials of character animation basics on cgtalk and other cg forums but i can't find any tutorials about basics of rigging, bones, and character animation. I want to start learning the character animation. Can somebody help me?

my soft is max 7,8 and motion builder 7.5

cheers

parandsri
04-23-2006, 10:14 AM
Basic Nurbs Modeling

Model a Helmet
http://www.studioexistence.com/sections/Tutorials/CG/Modeling/Helmet/Helmet%201.htm

Modeling A Head using Nurbs-Poly Technique
http://www.3dm-mc.com/tutorials/maya/head/

Basic Curves
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Basic/curve_tutorial.htm

Spiral Modeling
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials/maya_modelspiral/index.html

Braid Modeling
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials/maya_modelbraid/index.html

Creating Smooth Wireframes with Maya
http://members.shaw.ca/visjes/tutorials/smoothwireinmaya/

Modeling a Spaceship
http://www.ckk.chalmers.se/tutorials/maya/Pages/Lesson5.html

Fish Modeling
http://members.aon.at/bulletin/sushi/

Modeling a Webcam
http://www.io.tudelft.nl/id-studiolab/compvis/learning/philips_webcam/webcam.html

How to make rounded corners with nurbs
http://www.gmask.com/tutorials/corners/corners.shtml


Avanced Nurbs Modeling

Modeling a Speed Boat
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/speed_boat_tutorial.htm

Car Tire
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Modeling/tire_tutorial.htm

Steering Wheel with Maya
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Modeling/Steering_Wheel_Tutorial.htm

Sport Car Seat
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Modeling/seat_tutorial_main.htm

Car Wheel Rim
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Modeling/wheel_tutorial.htm

Circular Fillet and Trim Modeling
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Modeling/Fillet_Trim_Tutorial.htm

Its all in the Eyes
http://www.3dluvr.com/rogueldr/tutorials/eye/eyes.html
http://www.edharriss.com/tutorials/tutorial_xsi_eye/xsi_eye_english.htm
http://users.tinyworld.co.uk/steven_tubbrit/Workshop/Nurbs/Eye/Photorealistic_Eye_01.htm



Basic Polygon Modeling

Tennisball Modeling
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials/maya_modeltennisball/index.html

Twist Modeling
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials/maya_modeltwist/index.html



Advanced Polygon Modeling

Modeling an F1 Ferrari
http://www.3dm-mc.com/tutorials/ferrari/

Subaru WRX
http://www.gmask.com/tutorials/wrx_tutorial/Tutorial/tutorial.shtml

Nissan 350's tutorial
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?p=1351828

Head Modeling
http://www.maya3d.dk/Tutorials/HeadModeling/Intro.htm

Ford Focus Tutorial
http://www.3dm-mc.com/tutorials/maya/car/

Terrains in Maya Part I
http://www.cgrenaissance.com/index.php?page=terrain

Terrains in Maya Part 2 - Sloping Terrains
http://www.cgrenaissance.com/index.php?page=terrain2

Modeling Using Connect Poly Shape
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/tutorials/xen/

Head Modeling Tutorial
http://www.thehobbitguy.com/tutorials/polymodeling/index.html



Subdivision Surface Modeling

Modeling Head using Sub-Di Techniques
http://www.yiqunchen.com/publications/images/article1.jpg

SubDivision Surfaces
http://plissken.fatalunity.com/tutorials/subdiv/

Creating A 3D Ear
http://users.tinyworld.co.uk/steven_tubbrit/Workshop/Subdivision/Ear/T_S_Ear_01.htm

Head Modeling
http://www.secondreality.ch/tutorials/modelling/head.html

Modeling of a Human
http://www.highend3d.com/global/tutorials/subdmodel/page1.3d



Rendering/Material Tutorials

Maya Rendering Techniques
http://smorigin.scm.cityu.edu.hk/intranet/easn/docs/HowTos/index.html

Jittered Tiles
http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/2005/01/jittered_tiles.html

Maya & Mental Ray Volume Scattering
http://www.jhavna.net/scatter/

Mental Ray Depth of Field
http://www.jozvex.com/tutorials/dof.html

Making Water Shader
http://renderfast.com/tutorials/water/

Toon Shader
http://www.fenriz.org/projects/maya/index.php

Glossy Reflections
http://www.jozvex.com/tutorials/glossy.html

A full tutorial for DGS shaders
http://www.highend3d.com/boards/showthreaded.php?Cat=1,2&Board=MayaMR&Number=165969&page=&view=&sb=&o=

Realistic Reflections - Fresnel and HDRI
http://www.cgrenaissance.com/index.php?page=Fresnel

Hand Texturing
http://artur.bluemoon.ee/cg/?dir=tutorials%2Fhand_texturing

Camer Projection
http://www.a3d.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/maya/camera_projection.html

Painting on 3D Objects
http://www.personal.rdg.ac.uk/~sir01rw/msc_cve/How%20to%20Paint%20on%203D%20Objects.htm

Material & light tutorial
http://www.io.tudelft.nl/id-studiolab/ide521/tutorial2_online.php

UV Mapping in Maya
http://freelance-animation.com/newwebpage/tutorials/uvmapping.html

Using Physical DOF lensshader
http://www.worldofmaya.com/t_mrdof.html

Human Skin Shading
http://www.androidblues.com/shadetut.html

Real HDRI with MR for Maya!
http://www.highend3d.com/boards/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=MayaMR&Number=108212&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=14&fpart=

Non Photo Realistic Shading in Maya
http://www.3dtotal.com/ffa/tutorials/maya/non_photo_realistic_shading/realistic_shading.asp

Breath Vapor Simulation in Maya
http://www.digitalproducer.com/2001/11_nov/tutorials/11_05/mayabreath.htm#

Car Headlights / Misc Lamps
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Shaders/Maya_car_light.htm

Mental Ray Caustics
http://www.jhavna.net/main.php?page=ref_caustics

Randomly Shuffled Texture Tiles
http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/2004/12/randomly_shuffl.html


Animation/Rigging Tutorials

Simple Animated Chain Tutorial
http://www.alloypictures.com/HTML/ChainTutorial.htm

Character Rigging Tutorial
http://accad.osu.edu/~mderksen/tutorials/index.html

Character Setup
http://staff.ci.qut.edu.au/~barkerc/Final%20PAN%20website/panindex.htm

Character Rigging - PDF file
http://www.subvoicestudios.com/CharRig101-JakeCallery.pdf

Isolating bone Movement with Constraints
http://home.cogeco.ca/~cgchris/Tutorials/headconstraintpage1.htm

Basic Face Rig Tutorial
http://www.poopculture.com/dave/facetut/

Animating Tank Treads
http://www-viz.tamu.edu/courses/tutorials/hunter/presentation.htm

Creating Easily Animatable Tank Treads
http://www.noir.org/tutorials/Xen%20Wildman/treadtut/treadtut.html

Animating a Wheel
http://www.lostpencil.com/wheelie.html

Rigging of Cane-Toad
http://www.cane-toad.com/tuteRig_Overview.htm

Character Rigging for Maya
http://www.spatiallight.net/tutorialsPage/jointTut.html

Rigging A Vehicle
http://www.gignews.com/kappmarch02.htm


Specific Tutorials

How to create DNA
http://www.xfrogdownloads.com/Walli/mayatutorials/DNA/

How to create a Flower
http://www.xfrogdownloads.com/Walli/mayatutorials/Flower01/flower01.html

gpExport - A Maya Exporter
http://florian.loitsch.com/gpExport/

solve non manifold polygonal boolean operations
http://kursatturkay.port5.com//maya/tutorials/tutorial_list.htm

NURBS- Artery with Maya
http://www.3d-corner.net/eng_tutorial_artery1.html

Mechanical Stairs
http://members.tripod.com/llobera/tutorials/tutorials.html

Low-Poly/SubD To Nurbs Conversion - A Tongue
http://users.tinyworld.co.uk/steven_tubbrit/Tongue.htm

Hydraulic Cylinder Setup
http://www.gmask.com/tutorials/Hydraulic.pdf

MEL - How to
http://www.ewertb.com/maya/mel/


Hair/Fur Tutorials

Using Softbodies and PaintFX to create dynamic hair
http://www.gmask.com/tutorials/hairtut/hairtut.shtml

Digital Hair
http://www.menithings.com/manual/Tilt_Hair_01.php?action=how

Using Fur to create a "BrushStroke" effect
http://www.poopculture.com/chris/styles/tutor/paint_tut.html

PaintFX Hair - Getting Started
http://www5.domaindlx.com/htutorial/

Maya Fur: Adding Fur to the Tennisball
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials/maya_modeltennisball/extra.html


Dynamics/Particles Tutorials

Dynamics Tutorial
http://www.visualart.ro/tutorials/cablu/cablu.htm

Particles
http://caad.arch.ethz.ch/info/maya/manual/UserGuide/Dynamics/Particles.doc2.html



Websites With Various Tutorials

http://smorigin.scm.cityu.edu.hk/intranet/lm3/docs/index.html
http://homepages.nyu.edu/~pdr206/sitefolder/tuts.html
http://www.aliaswavefront.com/eng/community/tutorials/index.jhtml
http://www.simplymaya.com/
http://www.simplymaya.com/movie_pages/category.mhtml?cat_id=23
http://www.learning-maya.com
http://www.digital-tutors.com/digital_tutors/display_video_category.php?vcat=mmod
http://www.3dbuzz.com/
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials.html
http://www.formula2complex.de/
http://www.scottsworkshop.com/
http://www.maxschoenherr.de/animation/Maya/MayaPit/pitIndex.html
http://www.3dmaxer.dk/tutorial.asp?ak=666&type=maya
http://www.caligraphics.dk/id2.php?content=tutorials.php
http://www.ice.org/tutorials.php
http://www.3d-palace.com/
http://sander0105.bigasp.net/
http://www.goat.com/alias/shaders.html
http://www-viz.tamu.edu/courses/tutorials_copy.htm
http://users.design.ucla.edu/~cariesta/MayaCourseNotes/html/body_index.html
http://caad.arch.ethz.ch/info/maya/manual/MasterIndex.html
http://www.visualart.ro/learning.htm
http://www.cane-toad.com/tutorials.htm
http://www.kolve.com/mt_overview/tutorials.htm
http://www.maya3d.dk/links/tutorials/
http://avl.etsu.edu/Intranet/resources/polys/poly.html
http://cade.scope.edu/courseware/notes/phenomena/
http://www.worldofmaya.com/index_2d.html
http://www.jozvex.com/tutorials.html
http://www.creativecow.net/show.php?forumid=61&page=/tutorials.html
http://www.mtmckinley.net/
http://www.3dtreat.com/index.htm
http://www.mtmckinley.net/tutorials.html
http://www.web3dservice.com/maya_tutorials.html
http://www.find.com.au/tutorials/3dsoftware/maya/
http://www.rhonda.com/Maya_TopTen_intro.html
http://www.tutorialzone.de/tutorials.php?kategorie=grafik&subkategorie=maya
http://www.3dguidemagazine.com/
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/tutorials/tutorials.html
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/tutorials/
http://www.zoorender.com/html/tutorials.htm
http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/tutalias.asp
http://www.ckk.chalmers.se/tutorials/maya/Pages/tutorialLevel1.html

I Hope this will help us.

Srini.

parandsri
04-23-2006, 10:19 AM
Hi everyone !
I've been searching for some good tutorials of character animation basics on cgtalk and other cg forums but i can't find any tutorials about basics of rigging, bones, and character animation. I want to start learning the character animation. Can somebody help me?

my soft is max 7,8 and motion builder 7.5

cheers


Basic Nurbs Modeling
Model a Helmet
http://www.studioexistence.com/sections/Tutorials/CG/Modeling/Helmet/Helmet%201.htm
Modeling A Head using Nurbs-Poly Technique
http://www.3dm-mc.com/tutorials/maya/head/
Basic Curves
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Basic/curve_tutorial.htm
Spiral Modeling
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials/maya_modelspiral/index.html
Braid Modeling
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials/maya_modelbraid/index.html
Creating Smooth Wireframes with Maya
http://members.shaw.ca/visjes/tutorials/smoothwireinmaya/
Modeling a Spaceship
http://www.ckk.chalmers.se/tutorials/maya/Pages/Lesson5.html
Fish Modeling
http://members.aon.at/bulletin/sushi/
Modeling a Webcam
http://www.io.tudelft.nl/id-studiolab/compvis/learning/philips_webcam/webcam.html
How to make rounded corners with nurbs
http://www.gmask.com/tutorials/corners/corners.shtml

Avanced Nurbs Modeling
Modeling a Speed Boat
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/speed_boat_tutorial.htm
Car Tire
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Modeling/tire_tutorial.htm
Steering Wheel with Maya
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Modeling/Steering_Wheel_Tutorial.htm
Sport Car Seat
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Modeling/seat_tutorial_main.htm
Car Wheel Rim
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Modeling/wheel_tutorial.htm
Circular Fillet and Trim Modeling
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Modeling/Fillet_Trim_Tutorial.htm
Its all in the Eyes
http://www.3dluvr.com/rogueldr/tutorials/eye/eyes.html
http://www.edharriss.com/tutorials/tutorial_xsi_eye/xsi_eye_english.htm
http://users.tinyworld.co.uk/steven_tubbrit/Workshop/Nurbs/Eye/Photorealistic_Eye_01.htm

Basic Polygon Modeling
Tennisball Modeling
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials/maya_modeltennisball/index.html
Twist Modeling
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials/maya_modeltwist/index.html

Advanced Polygon Modeling
Modeling an F1 Ferrari
http://www.3dm-mc.com/tutorials/ferrari/
Subaru WRX
http://www.gmask.com/tutorials/wrx_tutorial/Tutorial/tutorial.shtml
Nissan 350's tutorial
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?p=1351828
Head Modeling
http://www.maya3d.dk/Tutorials/HeadModeling/Intro.htm
Ford Focus Tutorial
http://www.3dm-mc.com/tutorials/maya/car/
Terrains in Maya Part I
http://www.cgrenaissance.com/index.php?page=terrain
Terrains in Maya Part 2 - Sloping Terrains
http://www.cgrenaissance.com/index.php?page=terrain2
Modeling Using Connect Poly Shape
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/tutorials/xen/
Head Modeling Tutorial
http://www.thehobbitguy.com/tutorials/polymodeling/index.html

Subdivision Surface Modeling
Modeling Head using Sub-Di Techniques
http://www.yiqunchen.com/publications/images/article1.jpg
SubDivision Surfaces
http://plissken.fatalunity.com/tutorials/subdiv/
Creating A 3D Ear
http://users.tinyworld.co.uk/steven_tubbrit/Workshop/Subdivision/Ear/T_S_Ear_01.htm
Head Modeling
http://www.secondreality.ch/tutorials/modelling/head.html
Modeling of a Human
http://www.highend3d.com/global/tutorials/subdmodel/page1.3d

Rendering/Material Tutorials
Maya Rendering Techniques
http://smorigin.scm.cityu.edu.hk/intranet/easn/docs/HowTos/index.html
Jittered Tiles
http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/2005/01/jittered_tiles.html
Maya & Mental Ray Volume Scattering
http://www.jhavna.net/scatter/
Mental Ray Depth of Field
http://www.jozvex.com/tutorials/dof.html
Making Water Shader
http://renderfast.com/tutorials/water/
Toon Shader
http://www.fenriz.org/projects/maya/index.php
Glossy Reflections
http://www.jozvex.com/tutorials/glossy.html
A full tutorial for DGS shaders
http://www.highend3d.com/boards/showthreaded.php?Cat=1,2&Board=MayaMR&Number=165969&page=&view=&sb=&o=
Realistic Reflections - Fresnel and HDRI
http://www.cgrenaissance.com/index.php?page=Fresnel
Hand Texturing
http://artur.bluemoon.ee/cg/?dir=tutorials%2Fhand_texturing
Camer Projection
http://www.a3d.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/maya/camera_projection.html
Painting on 3D Objects
http://www.personal.rdg.ac.uk/~sir01rw/msc_cve/How%20to%20Paint%20on%203D%20Objects.htm
Material & light tutorial
http://www.io.tudelft.nl/id-studiolab/ide521/tutorial2_online.php
UV Mapping in Maya
http://freelance-animation.com/newwebpage/tutorials/uvmapping.html
Using Physical DOF lensshader
http://www.worldofmaya.com/t_mrdof.html
Human Skin Shading
http://www.androidblues.com/shadetut.html
Real HDRI with MR for Maya!
http://www.highend3d.com/boards/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=MayaMR&Number=108212&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=14&fpart=
Non Photo Realistic Shading in Maya
http://www.3dtotal.com/ffa/tutorials/maya/non_photo_realistic_shading/realistic_shading.asp
Breath Vapor Simulation in Maya
http://www.digitalproducer.com/2001/11_nov/tutorials/11_05/mayabreath.htm#
Car Headlights / Misc Lamps
http://www.animagraph.com.br/DeathBrain/Shaders/Maya_car_light.htm
Mental Ray Caustics
http://www.jhavna.net/main.php?page=ref_caustics
Randomly Shuffled Texture Tiles
http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/2004/12/randomly_shuffl.html

Animation/Rigging Tutorials
Simple Animated Chain Tutorial
http://www.alloypictures.com/HTML/ChainTutorial.htm
Character Rigging Tutorial
http://accad.osu.edu/~mderksen/tutorials/index.html
Character Setup
http://staff.ci.qut.edu.au/~barkerc/Final%20PAN%20website/panindex.htm
Character Rigging - PDF file
http://www.subvoicestudios.com/CharRig101-JakeCallery.pdf
Isolating bone Movement with Constraints
http://home.cogeco.ca/~cgchris/Tutorials/headconstraintpage1.htm
Basic Face Rig Tutorial
http://www.poopculture.com/dave/facetut/
Animating Tank Treads
http://www-viz.tamu.edu/courses/tutorials/hunter/presentation.htm
Creating Easily Animatable Tank Treads
http://www.noir.org/tutorials/Xen%20Wildman/treadtut/treadtut.html
Animating a Wheel
http://www.lostpencil.com/wheelie.html
Rigging of Cane-Toad
http://www.cane-toad.com/tuteRig_Overview.htm
Character Rigging for Maya
http://www.spatiallight.net/tutorialsPage/jointTut.html
Rigging A Vehicle
http://www.gignews.com/kappmarch02.htm

Specific Tutorials
How to create DNA
http://www.xfrogdownloads.com/Walli/mayatutorials/DNA/
How to create a Flower
http://www.xfrogdownloads.com/Walli/mayatutorials/Flower01/flower01.html
gpExport - A Maya Exporter
http://florian.loitsch.com/gpExport/
solve non manifold polygonal boolean operations
http://kursatturkay.port5.com//maya/tutorials/tutorial_list.htm
NURBS- Artery with Maya
http://www.3d-corner.net/eng_tutorial_artery1.html
Mechanical Stairs
http://members.tripod.com/llobera/tutorials/tutorials.html
Low-Poly/SubD To Nurbs Conversion - A Tongue
http://users.tinyworld.co.uk/steven_tubbrit/Tongue.htm
Hydraulic Cylinder Setup
http://www.gmask.com/tutorials/Hydraulic.pdf
MEL - How to
http://www.ewertb.com/maya/mel/

Hair/Fur Tutorials
Using Softbodies and PaintFX to create dynamic hair
http://www.gmask.com/tutorials/hairtut/hairtut.shtml
Digital Hair
http://www.menithings.com/manual/Tilt_Hair_01.php?action=how
Using Fur to create a "BrushStroke" effect
http://www.poopculture.com/chris/styles/tutor/paint_tut.html
PaintFX Hair - Getting Started
http://www5.domaindlx.com/htutorial/
Maya Fur: Adding Fur to the Tennisball
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials/maya_modeltennisball/extra.html

Dynamics/Particles Tutorials
Dynamics Tutorial
http://www.visualart.ro/tutorials/cablu/cablu.htm
Particles
http://caad.arch.ethz.ch/info/maya/manual/UserGuide/Dynamics/Particles.doc2.html

Websites With Various Tutorials
http://smorigin.scm.cityu.edu.hk/intranet/lm3/docs/index.html
http://homepages.nyu.edu/~pdr206/sitefolder/tuts.html
http://www.aliaswavefront.com/eng/community/tutorials/index.jhtml
http://www.simplymaya.com/
http://www.simplymaya.com/movie_pages/category.mhtml?cat_id=23
http://www.learning-maya.com
http://www.digital-tutors.com/digital_tutors/display_video_category.php?vcat=mmod
http://www.3dbuzz.com/
http://www.christerb.com/tutorials.html
http://www.formula2complex.de/
http://www.scottsworkshop.com/
http://www.maxschoenherr.de/animation/Maya/MayaPit/pitIndex.html
http://www.3dmaxer.dk/tutorial.asp?ak=666&type=maya
http://www.caligraphics.dk/id2.php?content=tutorials.php
http://www.ice.org/tutorials.php
http://www.3d-palace.com/
http://sander0105.bigasp.net/
http://www.goat.com/alias/shaders.html
http://www-viz.tamu.edu/courses/tutorials_copy.htm
http://users.design.ucla.edu/~cariesta/MayaCourseNotes/html/body_index.html
http://caad.arch.ethz.ch/info/maya/manual/MasterIndex.html
http://www.visualart.ro/learning.htm
http://www.cane-toad.com/tutorials.htm
http://www.kolve.com/mt_overview/tutorials.htm
http://www.maya3d.dk/links/tutorials/
http://avl.etsu.edu/Intranet/resources/polys/poly.html
http://cade.scope.edu/courseware/notes/phenomena/
http://www.worldofmaya.com/index_2d.html
http://www.jozvex.com/tutorials.html
http://www.creativecow.net/show.php?forumid=61&page=/tutorials.html
http://www.mtmckinley.net/
http://www.3dtreat.com/index.htm
http://www.mtmckinley.net/tutorials.html
http://www.web3dservice.com/maya_tutorials.html
http://www.find.com.au/tutorials/3dsoftware/maya/
http://www.rhonda.com/Maya_TopTen_intro.html
http://www.tutorialzone.de/tutorials.php?kategorie=grafik&subkategorie=maya
http://www.3dguidemagazine.com/
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/tutorials/tutorials.html
http://www.highend3d.com/maya/tutorials/
http://www.zoorender.com/html/tutorials.htm
http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/tutalias.asp
http://www.ckk.chalmers.se/tutorials/maya/Pages/tutorialLevel1.html

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