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2008-09-28

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Magic Wand is a place to share with the world the computer graphics 2D/3D work we do. We also.. provide very simple tutorials for budding digital artists to get to know the CG world. Through the.. blog we intend to expand our freelance customer network

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  • Movable Pivot Control in Maya
    on Feb 10, 2009 in Tips n Tricks Tutorials
    Animating a character flipping or spinning around can be a hurdle in 3d. A character will forward flip over a different center of gravity then if it were to spin around 180 degrees on its right heel. Typically the solution is to set up a hierarchy of...
  • Movable Pivot Control in Maya
    on Feb 10, 2009 in Tips n Tricks Tutorials
    Animating a character flipping or spinning around can be a hurdle in 3d. A character will forward flip over a different center of gravity then if it were to spin around 180 degrees on its right heel. Typically the solution is to set up a hierarchy of...
  • Some Books About Animation Worth Reading
    on Jan 13, 2009 in General
    Timing for Animationby Harold Whitaker and John HalasPrefaced by John Lasseter:"The principles of timing laid out in this book are more applicable (now) than ever before." The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard WilliamsThe definitive book o...
  • Some Books About Animation Worth Reading
    on Jan 13, 2009 in General
    Timing for Animationby Harold Whitaker and John HalasPrefaced by John Lasseter:"The principles of timing laid out in this book are more applicable (now) than ever before." The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard WilliamsThe definitive book o...
  • UV Mapping Tutorial - 3D Studio Max
    on Dec 29, 2008 in Tutorials
    Hi friends, It’s been long time with you. Actually I was enjoying my holidays…let me show what I got. It’s something about UV Mapping in 3ds Max with Photoshop. I think some of you have a clear idea, but those who are not aware of that…just...
  • UV Mapping Tutorial - 3D Studio Max
    on Dec 29, 2008 in Tutorials
    Hi friends, It’s been long time with you. Actually I was enjoying my holidays…let me show what I got. It’s something about UV Mapping in 3ds Max with Photoshop. I think some of you have a clear idea, but those who are not aware of that…just...
  • UV Mapping Tutorial - 3D Studio Max
    on Dec 29, 2008 in Tutorials
    Hi friends, It’s been long time with you. Actually I was enjoying my holidays…let me show what I got. It’s something about UV Mapping in 3ds Max with Photoshop. I think some of you have a clear idea, but those who are not aware of that…just...
  • Which 3D Animation Software Should I Use?
    on Dec 19, 2008 in Tips n Tricks General
    3D software tends to range in complexity and sophistication, although these days even the simplest 3D software is capable of impressive results. However, choosing the right 3D program is not a trivial matter, nor is it an easy one. There are many fac...
  • Which 3D Animation Software Should I Use?
    on Dec 19, 2008 in Tips n Tricks General
    3D software tends to range in complexity and sophistication, although these days even the simplest 3D software is capable of impressive results. However, choosing the right 3D program is not a trivial matter, nor is it an easy one. There are many fac...
  • Which 3D Animation Software Should I Use?
    on Dec 19, 2008 in Tips n Tricks General
    3D software tends to range in complexity and sophistication, although these days even the simplest 3D software is capable of impressive results. However, choosing the right 3D program is not a trivial matter, nor is it an easy one. There are many fac...
  • 15 Photoshop Tips to Make Your Life Easier
    on Dec 14, 2008 in Tips n Tricks
    Is Photoshop driving you up the wall? Here are 15 simple tips to make using Photoshop easier. 1. When working on a colour image, you can use the Paint Brush tool to selectively "paint away" colour to black and white. It can make one portion of your...
  • 15 Photoshop Tips to Make Your Life Easier
    on Dec 14, 2008 in Tips n Tricks
    Is Photoshop driving you up the wall? Here are 15 simple tips to make using Photoshop easier. 1. When working on a colour image, you can use the Paint Brush tool to selectively "paint away" colour to black and white. It can make one portion of
  • 15 Photoshop Tips to Make Your Life Easier
    on Dec 14, 2008 in Tips n Tricks
    Is Photoshop driving you up the wall? Here are 15 simple tips to make using Photoshop easier. 1. When working on a colour image, you can use the Paint Brush tool to selectively "paint away" colour to black and white. It can make one portion of your...
  • 12 Principles of Animation
    on Dec 12, 2008 in Tips n Tricks Tutorials General
    Tips On Getting Started: there are a number of ways to start the process of learning animation. One is to buy books and teach yourself. The Bible of the industry is the "Illusion of Life" by Frank Thomas and Ollie
  • 12 Principles of Animation
    on Dec 12, 2008 in Tips n Tricks Tutorials General
    Tips On Getting Started: there are a number of ways to start the process of learning animation. One is to buy books and teach yourself. The Bible of the industry is the "Illusion of Life" by Frank Thomas and Ollie John...
  • 12 Principles of Animation
    on Dec 12, 2008 in Tips n Tricks Tutorials General
    Tips On Getting Started: there are a number of ways to start the process of learning animation. One is to buy books and teach yourself. The Bible of the industry is the "Illusion of Life" by Frank Thomas and Ollie John...
  • Stop Motion Animation Tips
    on Dec 10, 2008 in Tips n Tricks Tutorials
    Stop Motion Animation is a very creative hobby. It is also very inexpensive to start out in; and you can probably do it for no cost at all. All you need is a typical digital camera, some basic software, and a few ideas. Here are some thoughts and tip...
  • Stop Motion Animation Tips
    on Dec 10, 2008 in Tips n Tricks Tutorials
    Stop Motion Animation is a very creative hobby. It is also very inexpensive to start out in; and you can probably do it for no cost at all. All you need is a typical digital camera, some basic software, and a few ideas. Here are some thoughts and tip...
  • Stop Motion Animation Tips
    on Dec 10, 2008 in Tips n Tricks Tutorials
    Stop Motion Animation is a very creative hobby. It is also very inexpensive to start out in; and you can probably do it for no cost at all. All you need is a typical digital camera, some basic software, and a few ideas. Here are some thoughts and tip...
  • Human Character Modeling Tutorial
    on Dec 8, 2008 in Tutorials
    Here are a few good video tutorials I found in youtube that can help you with a human character modelingHandEarHeadTorsoMost are for Maya but the technique and approach can be adapted to any 3D software. Happy modeling guys...
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