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01 January 2003, 08:33 PM
Hi everyone,

I thought about making a thread where anyone could put a link to some interesting tutorials for these months challenges so it could help newbies and also improve the talents of more experienced artist.

Thanx :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

01 January 2003, 01:04 PM
I don't know any compositing tutorials, but I know this book by Ron Brinkmann: "The Art and Science Of Digital Compositing".

01 January 2003, 03:59 PM
Well, there is this guy, who has made a large DB with free tutorials on the net, and there are some compositing tutorials in it too.:

And then there is always and

That's the best CG recources I know, on the internet. (besides ;) and, but the last one is in danish)

01 January 2003, 08:38 PM
Here's a short one about using camera projections in Maya for doing virtual characters, seems appropriate for this challenge.


02 February 2003, 04:17 PM
Not really a tutorial, but if you want some help matchmoving then ICARUS is really good (new version out tomorrow). oR if you want to get slick and move the camera :o)

02 February 2003, 08:57 AM
I know this isn't a web tutorial, but about two weeks ago, I recived my dvnamics DVD bundle, and I have now had the time to watch the first DVD. I thought that "create emitter" and the "particle tool" were somthing that could be talked about in 30 minutes, but mr. Alvarez did it for 2 hours. :thumbsup:
After having seen only the first DVD (1 of 11), I can heavily recommend it to anyone who whishes to know what can be done with dynamics (in Maya).

02 February 2003, 01:36 PM
those DVD's are the main prize for the competition aren't they? :)
THey do look really good though.

02 February 2003, 04:05 PM
hrmm, i see all these vfx challenges but i don't see where the challenges are at or what they are or basically wth is going on!? anyone? :shrug:

02 February 2003, 05:10 PM
The CG Challenge site is where entries are submitted and where the top level description is for what is required.

The idea is that everyone entering then starts a thread here, and provides progress updates - part of the idea being to share information with other people about how you are doing your work.

If you're asking why there's so little activity around here, I think there's two reasons.
1. This challenge is a tricky one, and people are struggling to make progress.
2. Lack of time (this certainly affects me).

There was a lot more activity on the previous challenge...

Cheers - Steve

02 February 2003, 05:11 PM
thx :thumbsup:

02 February 2003, 04:37 PM
Anyone here has Interesting litterature to read about?
I know johs told us about one which is:

- The Art and Science of Digital Compositing

So if you please have any interesting litterature to suggest regarding compositing and VFX....or whatever else regarding CG :)

Please do so and post it here :D


02 February 2003, 03:28 AM
I almost finished reading the latest Cinefex (the one with Gollum on the cover), and that is a werry good magazine, with long in depth articles. Sometimes they can seem a little too long, but normaly it is interesting, and there is always a tip or two, that makes all it worth reading.
So Cinefex is highly recomendabel.

Btw. I talked about a skeleton setup by Chris Landreth, in an other tread, and I have been told that it is in the "Mastering the Human Character" video tutorial. That should be helpfull with the dificult bodyparts.

02 February 2003, 05:24 PM
I know it's a little late, but if anyone has problems creating their own Loc Nar, it might be helpfull to know that the real thing is for sale here (bottom of the list):

he he

02 February 2003, 02:36 AM
heh... :D

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