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Photorealistic Time-Lapse Animation and Rendering in Maya and modo
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Released Jan 2, 2012
Martin Mayer

Guest Tutor

Martin Mayer
In this tutorial we will learn the efficient use of tools and techniques for creation of a time-lapse video. Throughout these lessons we'll delve into the animated growth of a tree branch as a time-lapse video. We'll learn everything from modeling, texturing and shading to the animation and final compositing. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a better understanding of how you can employ efficient and productive techniques for a time-lapse video that can be used when up against a tight deadline.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:36
Looking at the tools
2

Looking at the tools

 
04:27
Reviewing the key attributes of time-lapse footage
3

Reviewing the key attributes of time-lapse footage

 
05:20
Modeling the tree branch
4

Modeling the tree branch

 
12:52
Creating the leaves and leaf buds
5

Creating the leaves and leaf buds

 
09:57
Techniques for modeling and detailing the flower
6

Techniques for modeling and detailing the flower

 
10:24
Rigging the first leaf
7

Rigging the first leaf

 
22:22
Baking the animation for export to modo
8

Baking the animation for export to modo

 
15:12
Adding final touches to the animation
9

Adding final touches to the animation

 
12:58
Creating and baking textures for the branch
10

Creating and baking textures for the branch

 
18:15
Adding textures for the leaves and buds
11

Adding textures for the leaves and buds

 
15:57
Creating and baking textures for the flower
12

Creating and baking textures for the flower

 
08:19
Lighting and rendering the time-lapse animation
13

Lighting and rendering the time-lapse animation

 
13:02
Looking at the compositing and final output
14

Looking at the compositing and final output

 
07:03