E i l u j i o n


Cornell Boxes
March 20, 2007, 3:05 pm
Filed under: Animation


Josheph Cornell
(1903-72) American sculptor, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. In addition to creating boxes and flat collages and making short art films, Cornell also kept a filing system of over 160 visual-documentary “dossiers” on themes that interested him.

fyi in 3D world…
The Cornell box is the ubiquitous test scene for global illumination. It was introduced at Cornell university in 1984 when they developed the radiosity algorithm, and it has since become a standard test scene for new global illumination algorithms.

Digital Cornell Boxes for Gameboy Advance



Storyboarding
February 12, 2007, 11:36 pm
Filed under: Animation

Basic Techniques for Drawing Storyboards
An introduction to drawing storyboards.
Gesture Drawing Techniques
Glenn Vilppu



Principles of Graphic Design
February 6, 2007, 3:37 pm
Filed under: Animation

An comprehensive flash overview of graphic design principles.
Principles of Graphic Design by Andrew Mundi.



Rendering Options
December 11, 2006, 11:58 am
Filed under: Animation

If you are having problems Batch Rendering in Maya
try the Render View Extension 1.6.0 in order to
render directly from the Render View.
It also makes the basic Maya Render View more efficient.



Texture Mapping
November 13, 2006, 12:07 pm
Filed under: Animation

Texturing for Dummies (1.5Mb PDF Document, includes images)
A 15 page, illustrated guide aimed at introducing the fundamentals of texturing, covering the various aspects of surface (colour, diffuse, reflection, bump, etc) and giving some advice for getting started as a texturing artist.

Size Does Count! (81kb PDF Document)
What size are you supposed to create your textures? This article will solve this mystery for you! Learn to calculate the correct size for your textures to maximise quality and detail. This article pertains to texturing for film/TV, and not for games.

Photoshop Tips and Tricks for Texturing Artists (540Kb PDF Document)
17 Fully illustrated pages of Photoshop goodness.

Download Textures
Ultimate 3D Links Texture Exchange
PlanIt 3D
Got3d
Texture Hound
3D Valley



Polygonal Modeling Tutorials
November 5, 2006, 10:08 pm
Filed under: Animation

ExpertRating Maya Overview
An online e-book with a good overview of many aspects of Maya.

Polygonal Modeling Tutorials
Soccer Ball
Spirals
Basic Interior



10 Second Club
October 6, 2006, 1:45 am
Filed under: Animation

The 10 Second Club
The 10 Second Club is a monthly character animation competition.

Download the free Pre-Rig: “Ollie” at Jugglers Animation