MODO SCI-FI



Modeling, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing (01:58:21)
When I worked at Zoic Studios on the attempted reboot of the Lost in Space franchise, I learned a host of techniques for creating great sci-fi scenes quickly and with very high quality. Now I am passing those techniques on to you! In this video you will learn all about kit bashing, a technique from the days when spaceships were done with real plastic models. You will learn how to create the dramatic lighting, for space scenes, that we know and love from our favorite sci-fi shows like Star Trek and Deep Space Nine. Most importantly, you will learn how to construct a basic setup that, once done, allows you to crank out movie quality sci-fi scenes with effortless ease! (1 video)

Modo version: 601
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Kit Bashing
  • Self Lighting Objects
  • Quick window geometry
  • Lighting without GI
  • Creating Space Backgrounds
  • Light instancing
  • Compositing

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction for your study! Featuring 2 hours of training!!

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SPEED RIGGING 601



Character Rigging, Animation Setup (01:56:59)
In this special, character oriented, modo 601 training video, we're looking into modo's extensive character animation setup tools! We are going to learn how we can quickly and easily setup a human character for animation, with a controlled IK (inverse kinematics) setup, getting the basics down in under one hour! We will further learn how to paint weight maps to control the quality of deformations and how to easily setup controllers for morph target driven facial animation. With all that, you get 15 scene file setups showing every single step from start to finish. Get ready to bring your characters to life and move towards creating your dream animation projects! (1 video)

Modo version: 601
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • skeleton tool
  • deformers
  • weight painting
  • constraints
  • IK (inverse kinematics)
  • Pose Tool
  • morph targets

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction, plus the base character, for your study! Featuring approximately 2 hours of training!!

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Speed Rigging and Character Bundle togetherBuy this training video bundled with the Modo Character Creation series, giving you EVERYTHING you need to get up to speed doing characters, from modeling down to animation setup, and save $50 off the list price! The Modo Character Creation Series is $99.99, and the new speed rigging is $49.99, but you get both together for just $99.99!!

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MODO NATURE IN ACTION



Animation, Sculpting, Scene Setup (01:34:17)
In this next modo 601 training video, we're getting into some of the new animation features of modo 601 and applying them to our nature scenes! We are going to learn how we can use new animation tools like spline deformers and combine them with replicators to make our nature scenes really come to life. Get ready to create amazing, living scenes in full motion with modo 601! (1 video)

Modo version: 601
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • spline deformers
  • replicators
  • morph maps and influences
  • sculpting morph targets
  • faking particles
  • time variations
  • controlling render times

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction, plus extra test scenes for your study! Featuring over 90 minutes of training!!

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