OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Digital-Tutors (www.Digital-Tutors.com) has launched a new training series that walks artists through the making of a sci-fi short. The Daydreamer Production Pipeline series features 12 hours of video training and details the complete process needed to animate a sci-fi short – from creature modeling to compositing.
The robots, rockets and brightly-colored landscapes that populate a young girl’s fantasy world are explored over eight tutorials, each outlining a separate function of the pipeline. Starting with modeling and UVs, the tutorials progress into texturing, rigging, animating and rendering, before finishing up with color grading and compositing in The Foundry’s Nuke. Applications like Modo, Mari, Maya and Houdini are all featured, so artists can build skill sets in products used throughout the VFX industry.
“We wanted to empower artists with another in-depth pipeline series,” explains Kyle Green, director of Creative Content at Digital-Tutors. “Whether they want to learn the multiple steps of a production, or just communicate better up the pipeline, this series gives them the skills they need to be successful in a professional setting.”
Five tutorials are available now, with more to arrive in the next few weeks. All the tutorials are accessible with a subscription to Digital-Tutors, and non-subscribers can explore the first two tutorials on modeling and rigging for free.
The complete course list includes:
Course 1: Modeling and UVs
Course 2: Rigging
Course 3: Animation
Course 4: Texture Painting and Surfacing
Course 5: Lighting and Rendering
Course 6: Dynamics
Course 7: Color Correction
Course 8: Compositing