The “Youthening” of Samuel L. Jackson for Captain Marvel

Marvel movies stretch the limits of CGI. We’ve seen the Hulk duke it out with Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster in the middle of the street in Avengers: Age of Ultron, feasted our eyes on cool Afro tech of Wakanda in Black Panther and kept up with Spiderman’s web-slinging in...

Lights and Shadows: CG Lighting Types for 3D Animation

CG lighting is a critical part of creating hyper-realistic 3D scenes. Lighting is, after all, one of the most important elements of any visual representation that the human eye could perceive visually. The fact is, your perception of light is not based on the objects...

TDU :: Interview with VFX and Animator Bruno Ponte

Bruno Ponte is an animator, visual effects, and match-moving artist based in Barcelona, Spain. Throughout this month, Bruno is letting all TDU students access his models for practice. For our students who’d like to get to know the artist behind these stunning 3D...

9 Animation Software Programs to Download for FREE!

Before Disney Pixar's Toy Story, cartoons were hand drawn and the idea of computer-generated animation films was unheard of. But the days of drawing thousands of cells against various backgrounds in a rapid sequence are over; animators now use a bevy of computer...

CG Lighting: 10 Tips to Light and Render Like a PRO

Making an animated film brings all the elements of the real world into the screen. That's why working with 3D images requires mimicking the attributes from the real world. For instance, if the scene features the outdoors, everything from the plant foliage to the grass...

How to Get Substance Painter and Substance Designer for FREE

Substance Painter and Substance Designer are two of the most popular 3D texturing software tools. The Painter and Designer applications, which were developed by Allegorithmic, have become a standard tool at studios around the world for texturing game assets and...

Animation: 8 Filmmaking Tips from Animated Heavyweights

Just like the entertainment industry, the animation industry is hard to break into. It takes more than diligence and dedication to land a job in the animation industry. A keen eye for design, the ability to create memorable characters as well as the knack for...

Filmmaking Tips for Aspiring Filmmakers

Filmmaking sounds like a glamorous job but this profession demands complete dedication and hard work. Making a film is not just about shooting actors in a scene and piecing together all the shots to create movie magic. Apart from working with different creatives and...

Best Options for Free Graphic Design and Animation Software

The best things in life are free, especially for hungry artists looking for a high-quality animation software without paying the premium. The thing is, not all designers have the money to buy the most expensive design software. Graphic design and animation...

Frozen 2’s Trailer is Out and We’ve Got Questions

The Ice Queen is back with a vengeance, along with Olaf, Kristoff, Princess Anna and Sven! Disney just dropped a Frozen 2 teaser and in just 24 hours, it became the most watched trailer of all time! Judging by the teaser, something sinister lurks in beautiful...

The Best Rendering Software for CG Lighting for Animation

What is the one thing that all good animated films have in common? An exceptional renderer for CG lighting. Rendering is the automated process of generating an image – photorealistic or non-photorealistic – from a 2D or 3D model through a computer application....

Filmmaking for Beginners: A Comprehensive Guide to Movie Making

As you can imagine, there is more to filmmaking than meets the eye. From the budget to the lighting, the casting to editing, there are many aspects of the filmmaking process to consider. One stumble is all it takes to upset the process and film production is an...

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