View Full Version : New Gnomon Titles Coming!

11-14-2005, 04:41 PM
Donno if this' been posted but here's the link

11-14-2005, 05:13 PM
New Gnomon DVD's are always welcome. :thumbsup: Particularly looking forward to the MEL ones.

11-15-2005, 09:41 AM
Aww....Was hoping for some more Houdini Dvds...
Oh well.

11-15-2005, 10:20 AM
oh, definatly something to put on the xmas list :D looking foward to the GI ones..

11-15-2005, 11:28 PM
I was hoping for a few more titles on a few different subjects. but its still a quality release.

The mel ones sound great, id be interested to c how the character mel compares to cgtoolkits art of rigging book. Its hard to say with that short blurb, it may have similar content or may be completely different. I hate waiting for the release date :( *pout.

11-16-2005, 12:36 AM
The MEL DVDs sure look tempting :drool:

11-16-2005, 12:58 AM
Aww....Was hoping for some more Houdini Dvds...
Oh well.

Same here. Alex Alvarez and Garman, if you're listening, I'll buy every one of those suckers if you make them!



11-16-2005, 05:57 AM
What was the first houdini dvd like? I havent bought that one yet, though over time id consider integrating the software into my pipeline if i could afford it.

11-16-2005, 06:16 AM
MEL for Character Animators! Thats what I'm talkin about! :buttrock:

That gnomon stuff is just great too, great news!


11-16-2005, 06:17 AM
What was the first houdini dvd like? I havent bought that one yet, though over time id consider integrating the software into my pipeline if i could afford it.

If it's perceived as an introductory to HDN, then the DVD is actually quite good. But it was a bit lacking beyond that. Then again, there is so little on the software that any material is welcomed.

I'm just looking to more material elaborating on what was mentioned in the first DVD.



11-16-2005, 08:21 AM
Same here. Alex Alvarez and Garman, if you're listening, I'll buy every one of those suckers if you make them!

hell yeah. I bought the first one the day they released it and iŽll be putting dolares in their pocket instantly if they come up with more. Garman! Teach us everything.

11-16-2005, 09:35 AM
thats great. i will definitely be buying then. There were so many more ppl on the coming soon list b4 hand. I cant wait to see what they are doing, as most of them were names i had not heard of or were not affiliated with previous dvds.

11-16-2005, 10:48 AM
Yeah, finally a vray interiors DVD. This is gonna be awesome. Keep up the good stuff Gnomon.

11-16-2005, 02:01 PM
i thought chris did an exceptional job on the vray exteriors dvd.
He always has good advice on the vray forum also ( on the chaosgroup website ).
I was a little dusapoimted wiv the box art for the interiors dvd. but im sure the content will be great ( just have to wait till dec 5th - held back a few days now updated the gnomon website - to order it in :( )

11-17-2005, 10:36 AM
I'm looking forward to the Craig Mullins DVD's. I have no doubt they will be the most amazing DVD's ever from Gnomon.

11-17-2005, 12:49 PM
oooh thats exciting news. what does craig specialise in?

11-17-2005, 03:38 PM
oooh thats exciting news. what does craig specialise in?

Shouldn't you know if you're a fan of his? :D

It's probably on the subject of matte painting, or concept art, or just good ol' illustration. I personally feel that it would be a waste to have Craig do a matte painting or a concept art DVD, because plenty of other people can do that--what's special about Craig is his talent as a visual storyteller, his vast knowledge of the foundations of visual art, and his impeccable painting technique.

11-17-2005, 09:56 PM
Very cool! I'm particularly interested in the MEL and interiors DVDs.

When are we going to see more XSI videos though? XSI rendertree and FXtree DVDs would be very well as XSI scripting and rigging.

11-17-2005, 10:43 PM
I was hoping for more DVD's from Ian McCaig, and Neville Page. Although those MEL DVD's are pretty tempting.

A. Wright
11-17-2005, 10:59 PM
Gnomon DVDs rock, they teach you more than you'd learn at a school. The MEL dvds will be great, been getting into MEL over the past few weeks.

11-17-2005, 11:43 PM
Shouldn't you know if you're a fan of his? :D

Im not a fan of craig mullins, id never heard of his name. Matte paiting isnt a subject i know alot about. But i definitely want to purchase dylan coles dvds this christmas, and maybe now craig mullins also :D

11-18-2005, 07:12 AM
So Craig is still doing the DVDs? Awesome, I figured he might've stopped as I've heard nothing directly about them. I'm betting that his series will be Gnomon's fastest selling DVDs...ever...

11-22-2005, 12:52 AM
Damn I hate being poor.:sad:

11-22-2005, 03:32 AM
Craig is working on them, but there is no release date set... some time next year.

also, fyi, the coming soon page will be updated this week with some more titles that are coming in December... we got the digital titles up first, but some analog titles will be release in mid-december. :)


11-22-2005, 03:36 AM
nice, im still waiting for sean's humanoid modeling part 2 dvd =), the mel dvds will be awesome.

Joe Hughes
11-22-2005, 03:46 AM
gnomon can do no wrong

11-22-2005, 03:49 AM
Does anyone know if there are going to be anymore Character Animation ones such as acting etc...?

11-23-2005, 08:23 PM
Hi all...

We've just updated the coming soon page with five more Analog titles to be released on December 14th by Scott Robertson and Puddnhead covering foundation rendering techniques and creature design.


11-23-2005, 08:45 PM
That's a mighty fine update there Alex. Puddnheads stuff is really cool. Definitely something to look forward to!

11-23-2005, 08:47 PM
Alex..More info On Craig Mullins PLEASEEE ...maybe a cover or something!?
And get Dusso do make some more ( detail sketching for concept art and 2 matte painting ones with camera projection mapping) !!! And Talk to Deak Ferand too! Credit card waiting. pleeeaaaseeee!

11-23-2005, 08:53 PM
one more vote for houdini..:)

11-23-2005, 11:22 PM
I agree the puddnhead stuff looks good, and im really impressed with scott robertsons new titles as well. More basic as they may be, im really happy about them cuz they are going concepts that i am still having trouble with.

Brilliant work gnomon.

my tom
03-17-2006, 12:01 AM
sorry about bringing the old thread up ...

but do any of you guys know if Mullins still working on the DVD's for Gnomon. Maybe someone can push me in the right direction to find more info on this?


04-16-2006, 09:00 PM
I have just watched the puddinhead DVD's and they were awesome. The man himself is an enigma, and his intro almost takes the prize for most entertaining intro from Jeremy Engleman almost, but not quite ;) Very strange chap.... I bet his house parties are interesting ;)

I have also just finished Character animation for Games and it suddenly dawned on me that the Char Anim series with Cam Hood stopped at Vol III and I have been waiting for more... More on Acting, Poses, Lip Sync and Trax. This is one area of Maya that I really need to knuckle down on. Every book I tried just left me cold (stop staring being the exception) and it would be great to see this series continue.

Now..... In Matchmove 101, there is mention of more titles on the way, covering Boujou and Realviz... its a "Blink and you'll miss it" comment.... but exciting news if true...

The latest batch of titles far surpass anything else out there at the mo, they are just so well polished. Sorry to sound like a gushing fool, but having sat through as many as 35 of the newer ones in the past few months has left me itching to put it all to good use. With 102 of them on my shelf, I feel that any more releases will force a trip to IKEA so I can get some more shelves ;)

Anyway, heres hoping the Char anim series will expand, because its an area I really want to explore (comming form a puppeteering background) and having been busy with Killer robots and the like recently, I would like to get my teeth into the main reason I learnt Maya in the first place... to create some performances.

Alex? Any cool news about future digital and analogue releases? Any more Jeremy Engleman?

04-17-2006, 04:57 AM

Yeah, Puddnhead's intro was entertaining... while he was doing the dvds he kept saying that he was going to come up with something 'interesting' for the intro... you should have seen him at the GW live event in february, wearing a pink bunny suit and gas mask.

So Cameron just finished directing 'First Flight', dreamwork's first short which will be running in front of 'Over the Hedge', so he's been super busy... but we're supposed to get together in the next couple weeks to discuss his dvds.

As far as the matchmoving stuff, you should check the GW coming soon page... we have several DVDs on matchmoving by Stephen McClure and Tim Dobbert coming out tomorrow.


04-17-2006, 06:24 AM

Any updates on Craigs DVDs? (ballpark release date?)

I was watching the Scott Robertson matte surface foundation DVDs (which are excellent btw) and I heard him talking about Neville's shadow rendering DVDs- any info on when they will be released?


04-17-2006, 07:00 AM
you should have seen him at the GW live event in february, wearing a pink bunny suit and gas mask.

Argh, you guys get all the psycho artist fun in California. *sad*

Oh and how come are there no 2d DVDs on the coming soon page?

04-17-2006, 11:54 AM
Of course, it was Jeremy Engleman who provided the very bizzare starts and funny false starts to his rendering series, not Cameron Hood.... I hope he didnt read this and get all "Joe Pesci" on me....


04-17-2006, 08:53 PM
yes, i would like to see more Cameron Hood character animations DVD`s

i hope you release something soon.

04-17-2006, 09:07 PM

Craig, of course, is swamped... so we're hoping his DVDs can be out in the fall...

As far as upcoming DVDs, the website coming soon page will be updated today with the next release... two dvds by Tim Jones on Environment modeling/ texturing/ lighting/ rendering/ compositing for production. Tim is a 3d supervisor at Blur Studios.

We always have many many titles/authors in production (there are over 30 titles in production right now), but we don't like to announce anything specific until the titles are about to be released. This is primarily because you never know when an artist will get slammed with work and may experience a delay.

But here's a cool tidbit regarding 2D titles... we just signed on Justin Sweet, who hopes to have his DVDs completed for summer release. Also, JP Targete is wrapping up production on his DVDs, and they should be out soon.


04-17-2006, 11:18 PM
alex, any idea when sean mills dvd will be finished? he did the humanoid modeling dvd a while back, their was supposed to be a part 2 covering more detail work and hands, etc.

also any plans on producing some rigging content?

and wow justin sweet! he is amazing.

04-17-2006, 11:39 PM
JP Targete is awesome. Thats some good news there Alex with regards to Tim Jones as well.

Todays six new releases look awesome, and the Vue Title looks like a perfect match for Eric Hansons Digital sets series.

As per the last post, I too would like to see more on rigging, as many new tools and plugins have been introduced into Maya since Kinematics 1-4 were produced. That was back in the old Maya 3 or 4 days I seem to remember. The rig used in Character anim for games is very nice to use and I would certainly like to get my teeth into that approach.

04-18-2006, 01:55 AM
the new dvds from tim robbin are up on the site now.

looks to be a great compliment to the dvds i bought earlier from gnomon on environments, though these seem to only cover max, im sure the workflow cant vary that much to maya.

will be great to pick up these dvds.

08-26-2006, 11:52 PM
There are more Houdini DVDs in the pre and production stages. Keep tuned to those channels.

To help people get started with Houdini in the very basics (the pre Gnomon Houdini 101 level) I've posted some tutorials at (under, that's right, tutorials.)


]\Same here. Alex Alvarez and Garman, if you're listening, I'll buy every one of those suckers if you make them!



08-27-2006, 06:48 AM
posted in wrong gnomon thread. sorry!

08-27-2006, 07:11 AM
Damn I hate being poor.:sad:

poor? i just paid over a grand to take a matchmoving class, from tim dobbert.. onlly to find out that his Matchmoving gnomon DVD's came out

He says theres actually a bit more covered in the DVD's than in the class he taught... of course, i got the one on one interaction, which is quite helpful.. but still, im sure you will get the same info from his DVD's.

Most of these DVD's are a deal, the amount of valuable info in them is worth a lot more than they charge.

just research and ask before purchasing, cause some of them may not suit your needs.

Im sure you can find a way to buy them! if you really want them... ;)

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