Gnomon Workshop - Color Theory - Mechanics Of Color (ENG)
English | AVC1 720x480 | MP3 128 Kbps | 491 MB
Beginning with some thoughts on how we define the concept of color, Richard explains various methods people in history have used to systemize color. These systems include the additive and subtractive color wheels, which are addressed as metaphorical maps of color. The basic vocabulary we use to describe color hue, value and saturation are explained through illustrative and graphic means. The majority of this DVD is concerned with color harmonies and contrasts, with references to over 350 paintings. This lecture is intended to do more than spend time defining this list of terms advice is offered about how to best use these "Mechanics of Color" to your advantage, and a few traps to avoid.
Character Animation - Mechanics & Emotion DVD
project files | .iso | .mov | 997Mb
This is Chris's second lecture in a series on character animation using Maya. Using the same character rig as in Character Animation: Fundamentals, Chris leads you down the twin paths of successful character animation: mechanics and emotion. Conjoining believable motion with believable acting is the holy grail of animation, and this duality is demonstrated by animating the bouncing man. Chris covers appealing poses, believable weight distribution, activation of limbs, use of gesture to demonstrate attitude, the aura of the character and effective utilization of the stage.