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TD Survival - Tips & Tricks tutorial series

Post by alanf » 23 May 2013, 01:13

Hey folks, I'm Alan Fregtman. You may know my name from the Soft mailing list, if not, hello! :) My partner and friend Miquel Campos & I have started a small educational endeavour focused on TD-oriented Softimage material. We called it "TD Survival". In essence, we want to show you how and why Softimage is awesome! :D

Over the past month or so we've been posting varying amounts of new material every week that we believe is useful (and hopefully engaging or fun to listen to, also.)

I started a separate thread for the ICE-specific tutorials here:
http://www.si-community.com/community/v ... =41&t=3867
but below are the non-ICE videos produced so far:















I will make an effort to keep appending to this thread as new material comes out. (I know you'd probably want to slap me around with a wild trout if I were to put up a thread per individual video, so there. lol)

To stay updated with the very freshest news, you can like us on Facebook. Tell your friends. ;)

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Post by alanf » 13 Jun 2013, 03:43

A Look Inside Gear (parts 1 & 2)



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Re: TD Survival - Tips & Tricks tutorial series

Post by Grims » 20 Jun 2013, 17:16

Hello there!

Thank you very much for creating this video tutorial series! I think that they are very useful!

Is there any plans for a Tips & Tricks episode about UV Mapping?



Thank you for your attention!
The Future is Gloomy!

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Re: TD Survival - Tips & Tricks tutorial series

Post by alanf » 20 Jun 2013, 19:14

Grims wrote:Hello there!
Thank you very much for creating this video tutorial series! I think that they are very useful!

Is there any plans for a Tips & Tricks episode about UV Mapping?
First of all, thank you for the praise. Glad you're learning from and enjoying our videos. :)

With that said, Miquel & I specialize in rigging, ICE and scripting. Off the top of my head I don't have any great tips to say about the UV editor. The only one I can think of is blending between two sets of UVs in the same projection using some basic ICE nodes. Might record that one. I did it once when I had a character whose arm morphed to a hammer and the team wanted the UVs to stay roughly the same while it was transitioning. Does that sound interesting? I suppose you could also turbulize UVs for fun, but I don't see much use in that.

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Post by Grims » 21 Jun 2013, 15:06

That morphed arm example sounds very cool indeed! I think that would make a really nice episode! :-bd
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Post by diissar » 22 Jun 2013, 14:46

Hi Alan,

Thanks a lot for your very informative and enjoyable tutorials :)
may I suggest some topics for future videos:
-Tips on creating synoptic view and assign it to a character with a hotkey.
-Introduction to softimage SDK (how to customize interface,add tools to menus ,simple stuff)
-Tips on adding Syflex to a character(not that much infos about it).

thanks again

all the best!

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Post by Jho » 13 Aug 2013, 09:59

Great videos guys, thanks a lot!

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Post by Rork » 13 Aug 2013, 10:10

Keep 'm coming guys!!!

Much appreciated! :-bd
SI UI tutorials: Toolbar http://goo.gl/iYOL0l | Custom Layout http://goo.gl/6iP5xQ | RenderManager View http://goo.gl/b4ZkjQ

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Re: TD Survival - Tips & Tricks tutorial series

Post by Bullit » 16 Aug 2013, 14:42

Another nice one


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Post by alanf » 16 Aug 2013, 19:52

More videos:







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Re: TD Survival - Tips & Tricks tutorial series

Post by forton » 17 Aug 2013, 00:13

Balloons...
Best tutorial ever!

Thanks

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