MODO AND MATTE PAINTING



Modeling, Rendering, Replicators, Compositing, Painting (04:30:03)
As a fan of science fiction and fantasy movies, I always loved those amazing establishing shots which introduced us to the worlds they were creating. I also always wondered how they did it. I was amazed to find that, in those old movies, some of those worlds were simply paintings! In the digital realm, matte painting came to involve the use of 3D graphics, painting, photos and any other technique needed to bring the fantasy world to life. Now these techniques are being brought to you! You will learn how you can use MODO to create the 3D elements you need, and composite them with photo elements and even simple painting techniques to create your own worlds! (3 videos)

Modo version: 701
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Subdivision modeling
  • Replicators
  • 3D displacement textures
  • Compositing
  • Color correction
  • airbrush painting
  • Simple animation

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 Understanding 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, MP4 format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction for your study! Featuring 4 hours and 30 minutes of training!!

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MODO NATURE 701



Particles, Volumes, Replicators, Physical Daylight (01:26:03)
In the past, I always, and only, used Vue 6 Infinite to handle all my nature scenes. With each version of MODO, though, and the new features introduced, I found myself using Vue less and less. NOw MODO 701 adds even more new features to take your nature scenes to a new level. With improved physical sunlight properties and physical daylight environment settings, getting started on great natural scenes will be a breeze in 701. Also, with the new, and complete, particle system, you can add rolling fog, dust and other effects to your scenes with ease and complete control. Get ready to make the most natural scenery ever with Modo Nature 701! (1 video)

Modo version: 701
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Physical Daylight
  • Volumes
  • Particle emitters
  • Physical Environment Settings
  • Controlling replicators
  • Improved Grouping Tools
  • Volumetric God Rays

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 Understanding 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, MP4 format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction for your study! Featuring 90 minutes of training!!

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MODO IS FOREVER



Studio Lighting, Sculpting, Scene Setup (01:29:15)
In this special modo 601 training video, we're looking into modo's uses in some unexpected places, particularly advertising and presentation! We are going to learn how we can use real world studio lighting techniques to create incredibly realistic presentation or product shot images. We're going to look at how the pros make their subjects look beautiful by controlling what you see reflected in shiny objects like jewelry. Get ready to create amazing, realistic product shots and animations! (1 video)

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

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • curve clone
  • replicators
  • studio lighting with objects
  • sculpting cloth
  • faking particles
  • controlling reflections
  • off camera objects

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 90 minutes of training!!

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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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MODO NATURE 601



Volumetrics, Sculpting, Scene Setup (02:08:02)
In this first modo 601 training video, we're going back to modo nature, and looking at how the new features in modo 601 can take our natural scenery to the next level! We are going to learn how we can adapt techniques from software like Vue Infinite and use them to make our nature scenes in modo faster and better. Get ready to learn the amazing things that can be done with modo 601 and the new volumetric rendering! (1 video)

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

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • volumetric rendering
  • replicators
  • editing volume parameters
  • hypertextures
  • learning from other apps
  • building in layers
  • element move control over volumes

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 2 hours of training!!

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HIGH SPEED SCENE CREATION

Modeling(01:39:23)
When I created my short film GMO Shoujo, I needed a method of creating very detailed scenes extremely fast. This 501 Training Video will show you the fastest method I have ever developed for quickly creating such detailed scenes, and making them render at great speed. You will learn the simple mapping techniques that will keep your render times down. You will learn how easily you can manipulate replicators to add detail to or change your scenes on the fly. You will learn everything you need to be up and running creating your own quick scenes in minutes! (1 video)

Modo version: 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS AND TOOLS COVERED
  • Quick UV setups
  • Simple Image mapping
  • Image map instancing
  • Replicators
  • Quick prototype editing
  • Creating specialized point sources
  • Environment intensity
  • Lighting for a nice final render

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 scene setup and texture files! Featuring over 90 minutes of training!


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MODO NATURE II: SHAOLIN

Modeling, Shading, Texturing, Lighting and Rendering (01:42:17)
A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Shaolin Temple in China. While riding the trolly high above the misty Song Mountain, I witnessed some of the most gorgeous natural scenery I have ever seen. It all gave me incredible inspiration to create. I had to know what kind of techniques would be needed in modo to bring about the high rock cliff faces interspersed with plant life. What could be done with sculpting, displacement maps and 3D textures to make the kind of scenes I was witnessing viable in 3D? How would I shroud it all in the beautiful mist I saw rolling over the mountain there? These questions and more are all answered, step by step as we create such a scene in Modo Nature II: Shaolin!
On this training, Terrence shows us his techniques on terrain modeling, through sculpting, the use of replicators to populate the scene with realistic trees, lighting and rendering. (1 video)

Modo version: 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.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 scene setup files! Featuring over 100 minutes of training!


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MODO NATURE



Modeling, Shading, Scene Setup (01:21:12)
In this first modo 501 training video, we're going back to nature! Although we will be using modo 501, 401 users will be able to follow along with this tutorial as well, and the differences will be explained along the way. We will get into terrain sculpting, replicators and how to make amazing use of modo's phenomenal content library as we create some stunning natural scenes. Get ready for realism in its most natural sense! (1 video)

Modo version: 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • terrain sculpting
  • replicators
  • the material library
  • asset sharing
  • item masks and textures
  • randomizing prototypes
  • environments

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 object under construction for your study! Featuring 1 hour 54 minutes of training!!

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