View Full Version : Is CG Academy best tutorial to learn rigging?
04-07-2009, 02:43 PM
Thinking of getting the set, unless someone has a better tutorial to use?
Digital Tutors has another one...
Cg academy's tutorials are recorded on max 6, are the tutorials still current or has max added new features and another tutorial would be better.
I know about character studio and the newly aquired CAT studio but I want to create my own rigs. Unless you guys feel learning CAT is the best way
Thank you for your help!
04-07-2009, 03:21 PM
RiggingPRO 3DS MAX
04-08-2009, 09:48 AM
True,Pen's(Cg Academy) DvD's are created with Max 6,but the instructor,Paul Neale, is widely regared as one of the foremost 3DsMax experts on the subject.His instruction techniques is second to none and the fact that it dosn't entai: "press this button,click here........" but he actually explains the reasoning behind his motives.For a solid grounding in rigging i would recommend CGAcademy rigging bundle.
Digital tutores,Afaik,is just on rigging a hand and the 3Dquakers DvD is ancient and not nearly as comprehensive as Pen's.
04-08-2009, 12:34 PM
I seen all of this, Digital Tutors its great intro level course, to catch general concepts. 3d quakers also good tutorial, more advanced then DT. BUT! Nothing come even close to mr. Paul Neale great series. The fact its recorded in max 6 its not something to care about, 95% (if not more) of its content and techniques is actual today and i bet will be actual for years to come. There is no real cometitor for this set, as bike (even a good one) cant compete with sport car.
04-08-2009, 01:02 PM
Thank you everyone. That was my main concern that the set might be outdated and other advances have come into play. I think I'll go with cg academy's rigging set
04-13-2009, 10:31 PM
I am very pleased with the "Eva Wild" series from CG total so far. I got a set that covers modeling, texturing, and rigging (3 discs). The rigging might be a good starting point to launch into the CG-academy set, which also has some scripting in it.
Here is just the rigging disc:
Here is the 3 disc set:
I haven't gotten through the rigging as of yet because so far it is quite extensive. Doing some more tonight!
On a side note, I have heard nothing but good things about the CG-academy set. It even covers two different ways to animate a face- one with morphs, one with bones. The latter more suited for bringing into a real time environment like Unreal Engine 3.
04-13-2009, 10:31 PM
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