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Sketchbook Pro Artist - Humberto Cunha
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Sketchbook Pro Artist - Humberto Cunha

Posted 5 hours ago by Rodrigo Assaf on CG Samba

Software: Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX ,

Interview with Humberto Cunha, a brazilian sketchbook pro artist. Although the Interview is in Portuguese only you can watch his strokes on sketchbook pro and check out his techniques.

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Autodesk Composite Now FREE (and how to set it up for realtime playback)
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Autodesk Composite Now FREE (and how to set it up for realtime playback)

Posted 2 days ago by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

Now that Autodesk Composite is FREE, I thought I would take a moment to show users the proper way to set up the disk-based caching for the best performance possible. In this example, I forego using a SSD or RAID0 in favor of a Fusion ioFX card for caching and playback.

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Maya 2015 UV Editing Overview (Part1)
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Maya 2015 UV Editing Overview (Part1)

Posted 6 days ago by STLR on My Oh Maya!

Software: Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video ,

The UV editing improvements in Maya 2015 are the most substantial that we seen in many years. In part 1 of my Maya 2015 UV editing overview I'll cover the new Unfold 3D algorithm along with the companion BonusTools called AutoUnwrapUVs. I'll also show how the related Checker and Distortion Shading options can be used to evaluate the results.

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GDC 2014 - AUS Wrap Up and Video
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GDC 2014 - AUS Wrap Up and Video

Posted 7 days ago by Con_Nicholas on ME@ANZ

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Maya LT , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX ,

Catch the GDC 2014 Aussie wrap-up by David Zwierzchaczewski | ANZ Animation Specialist at Autodesk

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Maya Monday - NAB 2014 booth
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Maya Monday - NAB 2014 booth

Posted last week by dobert on The Desk

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Maya , Autodesk MotionBuilder , Autodesk Mudbox , Autodesk Smoke , Autodesk Maya LT , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite , Autodesk Flare , Autodesk Lustre , Autodesk Flame Premium ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

This is what it looks like inside the booth.

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Setting up an Amazon EC2 Render Farm for Maya and 3ds Max with Backburner
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Setting up an Amazon EC2 Render Farm for Maya and 3ds Max with Backburner

Posted last week by Cory Mogk on Mr. Entertainment

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

A very thorough tutorial from Jud Pratt showing how to set up an Amazon EC2 render farm for 3ds Max or Maya with Backburner

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Maya 2015 Modeling Overview (Part1)
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Maya 2015 Modeling Overview (Part1)

Posted 25 March 2014 11:13 am by STLR on My Oh Maya!

Software: Autodesk Maya , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX ,

There were a ton of modeling updates in 2015. Watch this video to see all of the goodness.

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3ds Max 2015 and Mixamo Auto-Rigging for the CAT and Biped Character Animation Systems
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3ds Max 2015 and Mixamo Auto-Rigging for the CAT and Biped Character Animation Systems

Posted 20 March 2014 3:01 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

In this short video, I show how users can shorten the tedious, laborious and time-consuming task of skinning and rigging a humanoid character.

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The Lego Movie in 3D | Exclusive Autodesk Preview in Sydney
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The Lego Movie in 3D | Exclusive Autodesk Preview in Sydney

Posted 20 March 2014 4:32 am by Con_Nicholas on ME@ANZ

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Maya , Autodesk MotionBuilder , Autodesk Mudbox , Autodesk Smoke , Autodesk Scaleform , Autodesk HumanIK , Autodesk Maya LT , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite , Autodesk Flare , Autodesk Lustre , Autodesk Flame Premium ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

On March 26 - Join Autodesk for an exclusive VIP preview screening of The LEGO® Movie in 3D with an introduction by the award-winning, digital studio behind the movie - Animal Logic.

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Announcing Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design
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Announcing Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design

Posted 18 March 2014 6:39 pm by eperlberg on The Max Makers

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

Announcing 3ds Max 2015 New features include: • Point cloud support • Python scripting • ActiveShade rendering enhancements • Accelerated viewport performance • ShaderFX • Enhanced scene management • Placement tools • Quad chamfer • Everyday workflow improvements To find out more about the 3ds Max 2015 release, please visit: http://area.autodesk.com/3dsmax2015

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