Blender 2.8 is Awesome!

This is a major update to the Blender 3D software that has provided a complete overhaul. Blender now looks and feels more like Cinema 4D crossed with Maya and is really easy to use.

Blender has always been incredible, but now it features an updated Cycles renderer that provides breathtaking final renders. It also has the Eevee realtime renderer that provides impressive results directly in the viewport of what you will see in your final cycles render.

The software is completely free. Download from here:

CG or Real? Can you tell the difference?

Software researcher Doug Roble debuts “DigiDoug”: a real-time, 3-D, digital rendering of his likeness that’s accurate down to the scale of pores and wrinkles.

Can tomorrow’s real-time digital humans reach a level of realism that’s indistinguishable from the real thing? Using artificial intelligence, deep learning, and Unreal Engine, Digital Domain is on a quest to achieve real-time digital facial performance for virtual production.

This presents incredible opportunities in the future not only for movies and TV, but also video games and animations. CG characters can be indistinguishable from real people, even if they are 150 foot fantasy giants!

This showcases the incredible power of the Unreal Engine. To find out more visit the link below:

Watch the original Ted Talk where Doug Roble presents a talk in real time, with his virtual self copying every movement on screen, live! Visit the link below:

3D Animation

3D Animation using Unity Timeline

https://www.udemy.com/3d-animation-using-unity-timeline/

Learn 3D animation like a professional using Unity Timeline with this comprehensive guide

What you’ll learn:

  • Animate like a professional
  • Master the Unity Timeline
  • Create realistic looking scenes for your animations
  • Add post processing effects to give your animations a AAA quality feel
  • Save out your animations as video files
  • Learn how to create 3D animations in Unity without using coding

Join the realtime revolution at Unity 3D, which now has the ability to render out broadcast quality 3D animations in realtime! That’s right, no more waiting for hours or even days to render out that 30 second animation!

I will be showing you step by step how to use the Unity 3D engine to achieve the following:

  • Import free 3D characters and props from the Unity asset store
  • Create a realistic 3D backdrop for your animation
  • Modify your main characters (Troll and Knight)
  • Add post processing effects to give the animation a professional quality look
  • Animate a 30 second sequence of the Knight and Troll fighting using the Timeline, which doesn’t require any coding whatsoever!!
  • I will show you how to cut between cameras to switch shots
  • I will show you how to create over ride animations for individual body parts
  • I will show you how to create slow motion sequences
  • Finally we will be exporting the 30 second animation out as a video file (either .mp4 or .webm)

You will develop the skills in this series which will alow you to go on to create your own 3D animated movies in Unity and export them as videos to share online.

It is also useful for people wanting to learn how to create animated cut scenes for games (But remember, this is not a game design course, it focuses only on animation)

I am also here to help, so if you get stuck, or want to know more, drop me a message in the Q & A section and I will get back to you ASAP 

So, if you want to be an animator, enroll today and I look forward to seeing you in the course

I am offering the course for you at 94% off, Click the button below to find out more: