Wood Art – Meni Chatzipanagiotou

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Matte Painting Toolkit

Matte Painting Toolkit

Photoluminescent Resin Tables – Mike Warren

Diamonds with Mental Ray

Tutorial here.

Complex UV Unwrapping – XrayUnwrap 1.5.6

How to Color-Correct Your 3D Renders

How to

Free 3D Tools – Animation Crush

Animation Crush

Polygons, Pixels, & Paint 3D Help Site

Polygons Pixels and Paint Site

Illustrator’s 3D Tool

Realistic Dirt Maps

How To.

 

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xRayUnwrap

xRayUnwrap

 

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Geometry Caching Basics

Emma Coats – Pixar Story Rules

Pixar story artist Emma Coats has tweeted a series of “story basics” over the past month and a half — guidelines that she learned from her more senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories:

#1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.

#2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different.

#3: Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.

#4: Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.

#5: Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.

#6: What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal?

#7: Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.

#8: Finish your story, let go even if it’s not perfect. In an ideal world you have both, but move on. Do better next time.

#9: When you’re stuck, make a list of what WOULDN’T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up.

#10: Pull apart the stories you like. What you like in them is a part of you; you’ve got to recognize it before you can use it.

#11: Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you’ll never share it with anyone.

#12: Discount the 1st thing that comes to mind. And the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th – get the obvious out of the way. Surprise yourself.

#13: Give your characters opinions. Passive/malleable might seem likable to you as you write, but it’s poison to the audience.

#14: Why must you tell THIS story? What’s the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That’s the heart of it.

#15: If you were your character, in this situation, how would you feel? Honesty lends credibility to unbelievable situations.

#16: What are the stakes? Give us reason to root for the character. What happens if they don’t succeed? Stack the odds against.

#17: No work is ever wasted. If it’s not working, let go and move on – it’ll come back around to be useful later.

#18: You have to know yourself: the difference between doing your best & fussing. Story is testing, not refining.

#19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.

#20: Exercise: take the building blocks of a movie you dislike. How d’you rearrange them into what you DO like?

#21: You gotta identify with your situation/characters, can’t just write ‘cool’. What would make YOU act that way?

#22: What’s the essence of your story? Most economical telling of it? If you know that, you can build out from there.

The Making of “Everything Dies” Tutorial

https://tutsplus.com/tutorial/everything-dies/?WT.mc_id=premium_psdtuts_ed

 

 

Tutorial Details
Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Difficulty: Advanced
Estimated Completion Time: 3h +

Puxxle – Owl in the….

http://designyoutrust.com/2012/04/11/glowl-in-the-dark/

 

 

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Folding Techniques and Videos

http://www.foldfactory.com/fotw_archive.php

Photoshop Mistakes

http://www.thedesigncubicle.com/2009/01/12-common-photoshop-mistakes-misuses-and-abuses/

How to Draw Vanishing Points

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/566841/beginner_perspective_drawing_calculating_diminishing_spaces/

Make a Butterfly Jar

http://sweetpaul.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/06/cr-2.html

 

Stamping on Sea Glass

http://theartfulmama.blogspot.com/2007/01/stamping-on-sea-glass-technique.html

 

 

How to Make a Letter Relief

http://wimp.com/shaperelief/

Chromatic Typewriter

http://www.gizmag.com/chromatic-typewriter-types-art/20739/

 

Newspaper Nails

http://hercoffin.net/blog/?p=2036

 

Wood Block Transfer

 

 

 

How-To Paper Quilling

http://craftzine.com/101/quilling/