3D printing with Cinema 4D and Makerbot

3D printing has become more and more popular these days. Thanks to companies like Makerbot you can purchase your own 3D printer small enough to fit on your desk. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to model an alien space craft in Cinema 4D then take it into Makerbot’s Makerware software to create a 3D print. Read more

Adobe Ideas: Inking an Illustration

Learn how to ink an illustration using Adobe Ideas. Read more

Cinema 4D: Positive and Negative Lights

A quick introduction to positive and negative lights in Cinema 4D and how to use them to create a sharp, noir-ish looking comic book effect.

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After Effects: Intro to Newton 2

Introducing Newton 2, the latest update to the physics plugin-in for After Effects by Motion Boutique.  Newton converts After Effects layers into rigid bodies which lets users  add gravity, friction, magnetism, and joints.  Make sure to hop on over to Aetuts+ for the After Effects sample comp and files to this tutorial.  You can also pickup a copy of Newton at AEscripts.com. Read more

iPad: Paper

In this tutorial I walk you through the steps I used to create this super hero illustration using the drawing application Paper by FiftyThree for the iPad. Read more

iPad: Revenge of Doodles Tutorial

Over the past few months I’ve received several emails asking how I created the doodle monsters for my “Revenge of the Doodle” series of illustrations. Each of these illustrations was created entirely on an iPad using various drawing and photography apps and in this tutorial I use an application called “Sketch Club” for my doodle illustrations. Read more

iPad Tip: Screen Capture

In this tutorial I walk you through the steps necessary to screen capture your iPad screen.

 

Reflection AppWe’ll use an application called Reflection which lets you AirPlay mirror your iPad or iPhone onto your desktop through your wireless connection.  Once the device is displayed on your desktop you can use any screen capturing software to record whatever you do on your iPad. Read more

Rigging a Character in Newton

Welcome, in this tutorial I’ll show you how to rig a character in After Effects using the Newton plugin.  First I’ll walk you through the basics of setting of a character rig then move into different case studies. Read more

Adobe Touch Apps: Creating Mario’s Flower Power

Using both Adobe Ideas and Photoshop Touch I’ll show you how to create illustrations and effects on your iPad. Read more

PSTouch: Adding Textures to Illustrations

Adobe Ideas is a great app for creating nice clean vector illustrations, but with Photoshop Touch I’ll show you how to add textures to your illustrations using only the effects inside the app.

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Intro to Adobe Ideas

An introduction to Adobe Ideas a drawing application on the iPad that lets you sketch out your ideas in complete vector form. Because there is no loss in quality, any sketch or illustration on the iPad can easily be turned into an enormous banner that could cover your local skyscraper. You can even import your Adobe Ideas files into Illustrator or Photoshop to continue to refine your creation. Read more

Wiggle on Position for the Puppet Tool

This tutorial covers how to apply expressions to the x and y positions separately in the puppet tool.  In the previous tutorial, Wiggle on Position, I showed you how to apply a wiggle position to x and y separately using the Separate Dimensions option.  The puppet tool in After Effects doesn’t have this option so we have to use an expression to achieve the same effect.

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