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Focus: Graphics Designer Illustrator CS3 level 1: Tips and Tricks with the Pen Tool By Patrick Ripley In this training video, host Patrick Ripley looks at paths and the use of the Pen tool. He offers up a tracing exercise to pick up good ability with the Pen tool quickly. He draws a few ellipses and rectangles and shows you how to use the variuos features in the pen tool to accurately trace these objects, which helps to get up to speed with the pen tool. ...Read More »
Focus: Graphics Designer Illustrator CS3 level 1: Fill and Stroke options By Patrick Ripley In this training video, host Patrick Ripley discusses filling and stroking objects in Illustrator CS3. The basic attributes of any object or path in illustrator is its fill and its stroke. Ripley discusses pattern fills, basic colors, or graduated colors, of which he discusses later. The other attribute is the object's stroke, which he also discusses. ...Read More »
Focus: Graphics Designer Illustrator CS3 level 2: Charts and Graphs By Patrick Ripley In this training video, host Patrick Ripley looks at drawing charts and graphs in Illustrator. he covers the charting tool and shows how to initiate a simple chart, he discusses the spreadsheet style window that pops up when creating a graph and what values you can put into the spreadsheet style window. He also shows how to import Microsoft Excel data into the graphs as well. ...Read More »
Focus: Graphics Designer Illustrator CS3 Level 1: Working with Color The Color Swatch and swatches palette explained
By Patrick Ripley In this training video, host Patrick Ripley covers the use of colors in a document, and setting up colors in Adobe Illustrator. He covers the swatches palette and discusses the white, black, orange and green colors in the Swatch for the document. He shows how to add a new color, how to work in the new Color Swatch, and working with process colors. He also covers the various color models, such as those for Web and print. ...Read More »
Focus: Animators Red Plasticy Material in CINEMA 4D Recipe to Go! Go! Go!
By Ko Maruyama If you're a 3D artist watching television this week, you've probably noticed a flood of new graphics, including some great looking red plastic stuff. Back in the day, there were great little Chinese toys that were made of a dense red plastic. Here's one recipe to create a similar vibe using MAXON's CINEMA4D. Special thanks to Pixel Corps member Mark Rigby for his translation. Go! ...Read More »
Focus: Post/Production Complex Logo Design in Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator Classic How to create a complex logo using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, and Zaxwerks
By Kevin McAuliffe I have always been fascinated by 3D animation, but I unfortunately don't have the time to sit down and learn a 3D program to really produce great looking animations. A few years back, Zaxwerks released a set of plug-ins called Invigorator (Pro and Classic) that brought the world of extrusion to the "3D" in After Effects. I love the plug-in, but I always found it cumbersome to create complex animations, as time was always an issue. ...Read More »
Focus: Animators Vector Illustrations into 3D By David Basulto was cleaning out some of my files the other day and came across a folder full of stuff I grabbed at SIGGRAPH this year. I came across this great looking postcard from the gang at GoMedia. The company's ?Arsenal royalty free vector art is amazing. I got inspired and thought ?lets make some cool 3D works with it! So here we go. ...Read More »
Focus: Animators 3D JAPANESE BRIDGE Extruding multiple splines in CINEMA 4D
By Miwa Hirano In this tutorial we create simple Japanese bridge using Extrude and Duplicate. While the process is relatively simple, the idea of creating holes in 3D geometry is occasionally confusing. Sometimes a whole needs to be created by forcing polygons into a particular shape. Other times, a polygonal tool, such as a boolean operator can be employed to carve one piece of geometry with another. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to make holes in a spline used for an ExtrudeNURBS object. ...Read More »
Focus: Animators Animating Materials Changing Parameters in C4D
By Ko Maruyama There are several parameters that most C4D users are comfortable animating. Obviously position, scale and rotation, the basic transformation attributes are easily modified and animated, but what happens when you want to animate a texture. You have multiple options. ...Read More »
Focus: Graphics Designer Reconfiguring brushes in Adobe Illustrator Changing a brush's scale, dynamics and other characteristics
By Dave Nagel When you work with brushes in Adobe Illustrator, chances are you'll want to customize them a bit to suit your own style, rather than conforming your style to the stock presets. But the customization process isn't always straightforward. So in this tutorial, we'll take a look at three different ways to make brushes your own and try to keep it as simple as possible. ...Read More »
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