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3D-Coat From Scratch (Video Training)


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#1 Psmith

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:08 AM

Hello:

I've been a new user, myself, and I think I have a feeling for what needs to be demonstrated to give any new user of 3D-Coat a nice, trouble-free introduction, (and beyond), to 3D-Coat and its strongest, most unique functionality.

3D-Coat From Scratch, Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six
Painting The Rat, Part Seven


Here is a short video series that should give any new user a quick start - especially those who are tired of needing and using many applications to do relatively simple things.



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Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:51 AM

Great start Greg! Moves at a nice pace, and very clear.
thanks!
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:54 AM

That's pretty good. :good:
Do you do voiceover work as your day job? Sounds like you could be a narrator for a nature show or something.
Good quality video too. It's so nice to have sharp video when doing software tutorials.


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Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:58 AM

Tom:

Discovery Channel, PBS, you name it. Not really. I could use the work, if you have connections, though.



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Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:28 AM

Tom:

Discovery Channel, PBS, you name it.

I even had to go here to see if the voice matched.
Discovery Channel/How-It's-Made

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:08 AM

Here's Part Four, but it deals only with the Rat's Teeth, (a good primer).

Whadda Rat's Teeth


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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:43 AM

In this, the 5th session, I try to cover the ambiguities of using AUTOPO for organic surfaces. I examine those things which work and those things which do not work:

3D-Coat From Scratch (Part Five)


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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:11 AM

Psmith, thanks for these terrific tutorials. While I've seen a lot of videos detailing each aspect of 3DC, a quick start tutorial like yours, covering the complete workflow, was really needed. I also appreciate the great video/audio quality. I hope you'll continue to do more tutorials.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 11:37 AM

Dear Psmith,

Excellent work on the tutorials, they have a good flow and are very well narrated. Did you narrate as you recorded or did you do the voiceovers afterwards?

Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 11:50 AM

Really nice tutorials Greg, thanks for doing them, I am looking forward to the next ones in the series where you texture/paint Mr Rat :)

Have you got plans for other tutorials?

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:21 PM

Hi Psmith,
Thank you for taking the time to put these tutorials up,they are really well put together,clear and very informative.
I've only been using 3DCoat for a couple of months,so anything like this certainly helps.
Looking forward to seeing how you paint the rat.
Thanks again.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:49 PM

WaveOfLight:

I'm pretty much a stickler for clean audio and narration, (I had a bit of training), so, I always do the narration afterward, one phrase or sentence at a time. Sometimes, I'll have 70 audio clips at the end of one session, which I also edit, individually, to remove any noise or pops, etc.

Because of these scruples, I'm afraid my videos are a long time coming. But there will be more, I hope, covering other topics of interest.


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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:04 PM

WaveOfLight:I'm pretty much a stickler for clean audio and narration, (I had a bit of training), so, I always do the narration afterward, one phrase or sentence at a time. Sometimes, I'll have 70 audio clips at the end of one session, which I also edit, individually, to remove any noise or pops, etc. Because of these scruples, I'm afraid my videos are a long time coming. But there will be more, I hope, covering other topics of interest.Greg Smith


Lol. I thought that's what you'd done. I did some training videos a while ago (and some stand in character voiceovers) and it's always best to record and edit afterwards.

Seriously though, you should look at getting into some voiceover agencies as you have the right tones for voiceovers.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:26 PM

WaveOfLight:

Being from the UK, you may be familiar with the voice of Jonathan Cecil. He has done brilliant work with P.G. Wodehouse. I've never heard a voice with such a range of characterisation. You can sample him on Audible, if not elsewhere.

Great stories to go to sleep by.

And, thanks everyone, for the nice comments.


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Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:52 PM

Are you going to give your rat a tail?

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:28 PM

Kudos, Greg! :clapping:

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 11:16 PM

No tail, I fear. I made the Rat to be animated, and a tail, as was the case with the elder Mickey Mouse, might become a nuisance to him.


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Posted 01 January 2011 - 12:17 AM

a tail, as was the case with the elder Mickey Mouse, might become a nuisance to him.


Are you saying Micky Mouse lost his tail? :o


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Posted 01 January 2011 - 12:39 AM

Tom:

Mickey only temporarily lost his tail, I believe, in the 1940's. He got it back, sometime later.

Here's a quote from eHow:

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Mickey Mouse's first words were "Hot dog!" and spoken in the 1929 feature "The Karnival Kid." Over the years, the voice of Mickey Mouse has been performed by Walt Disney himself, Jim McDonald and Wayne Allwine. Allwine's wife, Russi Taylor, became the voice of Minnie Mouse, Mickey's cohort, in the 1980s. Visually, Mickey has changed appearance in subtle ways. In 1939, he got pupils, new coloring and a new body shape. In the next decade, his tail disappeared. Mickey subsequently got his tail back, lost and regained his pants, gained and lost his eyebrows and had his ears' shape briefly changed. Mickey Mouse's ears are a big part of his fame. No matter from which perspective you're looking at him, his ears look the same--round and black.


Read more: About Mickey Mouse | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/...l#ixzz19jQONBpD


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Posted 01 January 2011 - 03:27 AM

Tom:

Mickey only temporarily lost his tail, I believe, in the 1940's. He got it back, sometime later.

Here's a quote from eHow:

Features

Mickey Mouse's first words were "Hot dog!" and spoken in the 1929 feature "The Karnival Kid." Over the years, the voice of Mickey Mouse has been performed by Walt Disney himself, Jim McDonald and Wayne Allwine. Allwine's wife, Russi Taylor, became the voice of Minnie Mouse, Mickey's cohort, in the 1980s. Visually, Mickey has changed appearance in subtle ways. In 1939, he got pupils, new coloring and a new body shape. In the next decade, his tail disappeared. Mickey subsequently got his tail back, lost and regained his pants, gained and lost his eyebrows and had his ears' shape briefly changed. Mickey Mouse's ears are a big part of his fame. No matter from which perspective you're looking at him, his ears look the same--round and black.


Read more: About Mickey Mouse | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/...l#ixzz19jQONBpD


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Hey Greg...nice videos and narration. Maybe one on PTex would be good. There is one by Javis, that is handy...but I have always wondered why the UV's poly's/islands in PTex seem to only take up a small percentage of the 0-1 UV texture space. If I do UV's manually...sure there will be some white space, but not nearly as much as I see whenever testing PTex. For this reason, mostly, I have never used it.




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