Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Escape Studios' Vimeo Tutorial Channel

We're proud to announce our Escape Studios Vimeo Tutorial Channel to support our students with online resources.

The Vimeo Channel offers central hub for our animation and VFX video tutorials, making it easier than ever for our students to find tutorials to support their classroom studies. Tutorials begin with the bouncing ball and progress through to complex character and creature animation. All the tutorials are free for our students and Escapees.

Vimeo Channel
Online learning is part of making the best possible use of resources at Escape Studios; the goal being to provide more online digital support to supplement classroom studies.

Students can get sick, or miss a class through no fault of their own.
Digital tools such as video tutorials make it easy to catch up quickly and painlessly. The Vimeo Account is available all our students at Escape Studios. These can be used by undergraduate, post-graduate, short course students and those taking evening classes.

Vimeo Album Links
Below you can find the album links to the video tutorials. Remember that these are for our students only, and they are all password protected.

Animation Basics
Bouncing Ball

Introduction to Maya
Maya basics by Michael Davies
https://vimeo.com/album/5389397

Bouncing Ball - Intro to Animation
Bouncing Ball by Amanda Costa
https://vimeo.com/album/5605446
For more on the Bouncing Ball tutorial by Amanda Costa, read this blog post.
Pixo Jr Lamp hop

Luxo Lamp Hop
Luxo Lamp hop cycle and performance by Alexander Williams 
https://vimeo.com/album/5793268
Also read this blog post.

Locomotion - Animating Walks and Runs

Basic Walk Cycle with a Biped Primitive  
Basic Walk Cycle by Amanda Costa
https://vimeo.com/album/5605446
For more on the basic walk cycle tutorial, read this blog post.

Character Walks with "Monty"
Character Walks with a Biped Primitive by Alexander Williams
https://vimeo.com/album/5605446 
For more on the character walks tutorial by Alex Williams, read this blog post.

How to Stop Feet Sliding in a Walk Cycle
How to stop feet sliding in a walk cycle
https://vimeo.com/showcase/5874233

Run Cycle with a Biped Primitive

Run cycle with Rocket Girl
Basic Run cycle with a biped primitive by Jasvinder Sahota https://vimeo.com/album/5605446
For more on the basic run cycle tutorial by Jasvinder Sahota, see this blog post.

Run Cycle by Amedeo Beretta
Run Cycle with Rocket Girl, by Amedeo Beretta
https://vimeo.com/album/5853121
For more on the Run Cycle with Rocket Girl, see this blog post.

Maya Tools, Techniques and Best Practice

Setting Up Your Shot - File Referencing
How to Do File Referencing Right by Amedeo Beretta
https://vimeo.com/album/5874233
For more on file referencing, read this blog post

Creating Turntable Animations
by Michael Davies
https://vimeo.com/album/5399154

Maya Grease Pencil Tool
Using the Grease Pencil Tool in Maya - by Amedeo Beretta
https://vimeo.com/showcase/5874233/video/332675669
Also read this blog post on the Grease Pencil tool

Body Mechanics and Flexibility

Animating a character with a flexible tail
Animating a foxy character with a flexible tail by Alex Williams
https://vimeo.com/showcase/5874233
To see how to use the "Ultimate Tailed" rig, read this blog post

Motion Capture Animation

Motion Capture
Using and Adapting Motion Capture
Animating with Motion Capture data by Steven Lall
https://vimeo.com/album/5605446
For more on the Motion Capture tutorial by Steven Lall, read this blog post.


Animal & Creature Animation

Quadruped Locomotion - Walks, Trots & Runs
Quadruped locomotion
Quadruped Walks, Trots & Runs 
by Maria Robertson
https://vimeo.com/album/5698554
Also read this blog post for more on quadruped locomotion.

Multi-legged Creature Locomotion
Six-legged crab animation by Maria Robertson
https://vimeo.com/showcase/6055339
For more on the crab animation, see this blog post

Dino locomotion: IRex by Truong
Creature Performance using live action reference
Six-legged "Xye crab" mating dance animation by Maria Robertson 
https://vimeo.com/showcase/6191592
Also see this blog post.

Dinosaur Locomotion
Dinosaur Walk Cycle by Alexander Williams
https://vimeo.com/album/5793283
For more on dinosaur animation, read this blog post

Butterfly Animation 
How to Animate Butterfies in Motion by Alexander Williams 
https://vimeo.com/album/5793287
Also read this blog post on Butterfly animation
crow in flight

Vehicle Animation Tutorial  
Cartoony Yellow Beetle tutorial by Alexander Williams
https://vimeo.com/album/5793289
For more on animating vehicles, including rig notes, read this blog post.
 
Bird in Flight Animation Tutorial
Crow in flight tutorial by Alexander Williams
https://vimeo.com/showcase/6218232
For more on animating the crow in flight, see this blog post


Character Animation & Performance

Animate a "Take"
Building and Blocking a shot
Animating a "Take" by Simone Giampaolo
https://vimeo.com/album/5761140
Also read this blog post  

Animation Thumbnailing in Maya with Grease Pencil
by Amedeo Beretta
https://vimeo.com/332675669

Animating Dialogue and Lipsync
by Simone Giampaolo 
https://vimeo.com/album/5803470


"Smear Frame" Tutorial
by Simone Giampaolo
How to animate a "smear" transition in Maya
https://vimeo.com/album/5913129 
  
Technical Animation & Rigging

Technical Animation & Dynamics
Dynamics, Particles, NCloth and Hair 
by Michael Davies
https://vimeo.com/album/5399143


Character Rigging
Introduction to Character Rigging
by Michael Davies
https://vimeo.com/album/5399149


3D Modeling Techniques

Modeling in Maya
https://vimeo.com/album/5393928

NURBS
https://vimeo.com/album/5394018

Specialist Modelling Techniques:
https://vimeo.com/album/5396962

Mudbox
Introduction to Mudbox:
https://vimeo.com/album/5396955

ZBrush
Introduction to ZBrush:
https://vimeo.com/album/5399140


UVs & Texturing in Maya

UVs in Maya
https://vimeo.com/album/5396680

Hypershade and Nodes
https://vimeo.com/album/5396697

Using Texture Maps
https://vimeo.com/album/5397020

3D Stereo
Stereoscopy in Maya:
https://vimeo.com/album/5396966



Lighting & Rendering

Materials, Lighting and Rendering:
https://vimeo.com/album/5394014

Shadows and Lighting Effects in Maya:
https://vimeo.com/album/5396718

Arnold Renderer:
https://vimeo.com/album/5396970

Render Layers and Render Passes:
https://vimeo.com/album/5397104

Renderman:
https://vimeo.com/album/5399156

Creating Physically Based Shaders in Arnold:
https://vimeo.com/album/5399162

Substance Painter
Introduction to Substance Painter:
https://vimeo.com/album/5399159


Many thanks to Michael Davies, who has kindly agreed to share his library of tutorials with our students.

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt, now recruiting for September 2019, follow this link.   To apply, visit the official page here.

3 comments:

  1. Is the channel is also for ex-students, or only for current ones ?:))

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    1. If you are a former student, email me at alex.williams1@pearson.com and I will be able to assist

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    2. Thank You Alexander, yes i am! will drop You a line!

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