MODO NATURE 10



Volumes, Rigging, Replicators, (01:24:06)
As MODO continues to advance in features, so to does your ability to create amazing and realistic natural scenery with it. In this video, you will learn quick techniques to create moving nature scenes in record time. You will also learn how to create volumetric fog, breathing real life into your natural scenery. You will learn how to rig plants to create time offset replicators that animate like they were alive!

Volumetric Fog
Volumetric fog casts real shadows in Modo Nature 10

This video will give you numerous scene files that you can pick apart and experiment with, letting your continue to expand on the wealth of knowledge given you about MODO’s replicators, animation and volumetric system. Take your work in MODO to the next level with these amazing tools! (4 videos)

Modo compatibility: 10.x, 901, 801
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

CHAPTERS & TOPICS COVERED

  • Nature Basics (00:16:45)
  • Volumes (00:22:00)
  • Animated Replicators (00:21:15)
  • Nature Scenes (00:24:06)

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understanding Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1920 x 1080, high definition, H.264, MP4 format, playable on just about any media player. Includes numerous scene files for your study! Featuring nearly 90 minutes of training!!

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MODO BEYOND THE CLOUDS



Volumes, Hypertextures, Particles, (01:58:51)
Take to the skies with this MODO training video which delves into the realm of clouds. You will learn quick techniques to create background skies in record time. You will also learn how to create volumetric clouds, complete with 3D textures which give them lifelike depth. You will dive into the volumetric shading panel and learn the ins and outs of creating the looks you need with your volumes. Learn how to use volumes together with MODO’s particle system to generate endless variety.

This video will give you numerous scene files that you can pick apart and experiment with, letting you continue to expand on the wealth of knowledge given you about MODO’s incredible volumetric system. Take your work in MODO to the next level with these amazing tools! (6 videos)

Modo compatibility: 10.x, 901, 801
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

CHAPTERS & TOPICS COVERED

  • Cloud Planes (00:14:05)
  • Creating the Right Volume (00:17:33)
  • Shapes (00:13:46)
  • Cloudscapes (00:20:43)
  • Cloudscapes II (00:28:01)
  • Low Clouds (00:24:44)

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understanding Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1920 x 1080, high definition, H.264, MP4 format, playable on just about any media player. Includes numerous scene files for your study! Featuring nearly 2 hours of training!!

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MODO SCI-FI



Modeling, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing (01:58:21)
When I worked at Zoic Studios on the attempted reboot of the Lost in Space franchise, I learned a host of techniques for creating great sci-fi scenes quickly and with very high quality. Now I am passing those techniques on to you! In this video you will learn all about kit bashing, a technique from the days when spaceships were done with real plastic models. You will learn how to create the dramatic lighting, for space scenes, that we know and love from our favorite sci-fi shows like Star Trek and Deep Space Nine. Most importantly, you will learn how to construct a basic setup that, once done, allows you to crank out movie quality sci-fi scenes with effortless ease! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 10.1, 901, 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Kit Bashing
  • Self Lighting Objects
  • Quick window geometry
  • Lighting without GI
  • Creating Space Backgrounds
  • Light instancing
  • Compositing

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction for your study! Featuring 2 hours of training!!

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SPEED RIGGING



Character Rigging, Animation Setup (01:56:59)
In this special, character oriented, modo training video, we're looking into modo's extensive character animation setup tools! We are going to learn how we can quickly and easily setup a human character for animation, with a controlled IK (inverse kinematics) setup, getting the basics down in under one hour! We will further learn how to paint weight maps to control the quality of deformations and how to easily setup controllers for morph target driven facial animation. With all that, you get 15 scene file setups showing every single step from start to finish. Get ready to bring your characters to life and move towards creating your dream animation projects! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 10.1, 901, 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • skeleton tool
  • deformers
  • weight painting
  • constraints
  • IK (inverse kinematics)
  • Pose Tool
  • morph targets

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction, plus the base character, for your study! Featuring approximately 2 hours of training!!

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Speed Rigging and Character Bundle together
Buy this training video bundled with the Modo Character Creation videos, giving you EVERYTHING you need to get up to speed doing characters, from modeling down to animation setup, and save $50 off the list price! The Modo Character Creation Series is $99.99, and the new speed rigging is $49.99, but you get both together for just $99.99!!


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MODO NATURE IN ACTION



Animation, Sculpting, Scene Setup (01:34:17)
In this next modo training video, we're getting into some of the new animation features of modo 601 and applying them to our nature scenes! We are going to learn how we can use new animation tools like spline deformers and combine them with replicators to make our nature scenes really come to life. Get ready to create amazing, living scenes in full motion with modo 601! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 10.1, 901, 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • spline deformers
  • replicators
  • morph maps and influences
  • sculpting morph targets
  • faking particles
  • time variations
  • controlling render times

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction, plus extra test scenes for your study! Featuring over 90 minutes of training!!

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