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Posted 11/4/2009 2:05:54 PM


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Hello and welcome to my tutorial page, in here you will find very useful tutorials to get you started and more. Also, If you are interested in accelerating your learning curve in iclone i also have a bundle pack that covers modeling, texturing, lighting, and basic animation for $50. which also includes an extra introduction class scifi edition style as a bonus. That is 13.5 hours of training! Enjoy!





Free introduction to iclone 4 part 2 (texturing) from Stuckon3d on Vimeo.

Iclone4 Introduction from Stuckon3d on Vimeo.



Introduction to iclone 4 part3 (lighting) from Stuckon3d on Vimeo.

This was part one of the intro, part two will be coming soon. Enjoy!






Training exercise

Here is also the list of hotkey I use the most:

Camera:
ATL + LMB = Pan
ALT + RMB = Orbit (object centric)
ALT + LMB and RMB = Zoom

Objects:

Q = select mode
W = Move
Ctrl + w = Snap to grid
E = Rotate
CTRL + E = Angle Snap
R = Scale

Ctrl + P = open Preference panel

t = go to transform boxes
y = textures and materials area

F5 = preview camera
F6 = Camera01-15

F11 = full screen

I think this is pretty much it but if i did miss a few, just hover over the icon and it will

tell you the letter for the hot key.



Topic I will be covering in my classes are:

1) Intro to Iclone4 (Learn the XYZ's to navigate iclone like a pro) (FREE ALWAYS!)
2) Modeling in IC4 using primitives (it includes simple texturing techniques as well) and then for the second part of the class we will have Advanced modeling for creating custom props (using sketchup and 3d exchange)
3) Texturing in IC4 (learn what the different types of textures are for, what UVs are and how you can use them to your advantage).For the second part of the class we will talk about Advance texturing in IC4 (learn how to combine all the texturing types and shaders to create realistic materials for your scenes)
4) Lighting in IC4 (Learn how to light to tell your story). Second part of the class we will learn the Advanced Lighting (Learn how to combine IBL with HDRI and tone mapping to get the best lighting scenarios possible out of iclone)
5) Animation in IC4 (Learn keyframing and path animation to create fantastic flying logos and more!). Second part of the class we will talk about Advanced Animation ( learn to control your character using motion files and poses using the motion layer editor)
6) Effects in IC4 ( learn how to use particles, flex meshes, dynamic props, layering,etc)




Teaching method:
While anyone can become a master of all RL softwares/tools with enough practice, not everyone is classified as an artist because they mastered them. And that is what Iclone is, a tool, a tool to help you express your visions.
In my classes, im not just going to tell how to use the tools, but how you can apply it in an artist way to help you unleash your visions. I will also teach some basic principles, for example:

1) In modeling, i will teach you to push a model to its limit without making it heavy. I will show you what can be done texturally without having to model it.
2) In texturing, I will show you how different material behave in real life and show you how to recreate them in the Iclone world.
3) In lighting, I will teach the basic principles and them show you how to translate that with Iclone lights, IBL,HDRI, and tone mapping.

Well I think you get the point by now. I'm going to teach iclone from an artist point of view, because anyone can teach you that 2+2=4, but an artist can also show you how if you turn a four upsidedown you can use it as a chair in iclone.




So who Am I?
I'm a 3d artist with 20 years experience.
I have worked on two major TV series ("Star Trek : Voyager" and "Deep Space nine"). Also worked for Disney, Nickelodeon, and Electronic Arts as a senior artist and an Art Director. I've also done movie trailers and music videos, as well as worked on six animated feature films. So if you ask yourself, does this guy have any experience? Does he know what he is talking about? well what do you think.

How does it work?
Just send me a private message letting me know which class you are interested in.

Who should get them?
Anyone who would like to learn Iclone's workflow for creating a shot.
Anyone that wants to learn to move around the GUI so that it does not get in the way of your creativity.
Anyone that would like to pick up some cool tips and tricks.

For the people out there that dont know if this class would benefit them or not, I will say this:

1) do not let the word introduction to iclone fool you. While the class is targeted at the beginner there are tips and trick even the pros can use.

2) Free does not mean barely useful information. In this class there is so much useful information about all the areas of iclone, that I really recommended that you write everything down. Yes, there is that much.

Still dont believe me? check out these quotes from people that took the class already:

"in some circles i am considered an iclone 'expert' but i gotta tell you i learned a lot from the this class - chris has an easy way of teaching that helps you retain the pointers - and lotsa pointers was shared"

"This class was really helpful - there are so many little shortcuts and functions I knew nothing about. Thanks so much and I highly recommend these classes."

"Highly recommend everyone to give at least the intro a look see. Lots of good advice and how to's for the investment of some of your time."


"Thanks a lot, This class was exactly what I needed to get started..."

"Good tips and definitely worth the time. Thanks"

"Great class. The use of hot keys is a big help. It was very nice that you repeated yourself on the importent spots.

This is how it should be done. Big Aplause. "

"I loved the intro class on iclone 4. Very well done and learned a lot of things. Shortcuts were specially helpfull. Thanks. I will probably sign up for your next classes...i believe it´s money well spent if you´re serious into learning this great tool. Congratulations Stuckon for your time and thanks for the extra half hour of teaching."


With recommendations like this, how can you go wrong? So dont be shy, even if you are an intermediate user, i can assure you will get something out of the class. I'm doing this for anyone that wants to get moving in iclone, even if you dont take any of the other classes, I really dont mind you joining, there is zero obligation or expectation of further commitment. I'm also doing this for the people that do want to further their skills by taking my other classes, because once they see me zipping around the GUI the might wander how im doing that. And that is another reason why im giving this class as well.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Stuckon3d

PS: feedback is always welcomed.


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Count me in. do i need to PM you, or this is just enough?

Thanks a lot. I´m looking forward for your class.

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jleao (11/4/2009)
Count me in. do i need to PM you, or this is just enough?

Thanks a lot. I´m looking forward for your class.


Hi Jleao,
Yup just PM me with your email address and I'll send you the link tonight. Welcome to the class.

Stuckon3d

PS: only 14 seats left now.


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How long will this class be?
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wizaerd (11/4/2009)
How long will this class be?


Hi Wizaerd,
the class will be one hour plus 30 minutes of questions and answers.


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stuckon3d, can ou confirm you received my PM? For some reason after i sent it, it doesn´t appear at the sent items...strange. Is this normal?
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Posted 11/4/2009 6:05:05 PM


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Is there any way it could be recorded somehow? I would love to see it when i am awake.

Timezones are not always friendly you know.

Its a very very good idear you got there.

For the love of 3d http://www.safegaard.com

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safegaard (11/4/2009)
Is there any way it could be recorded somehow? I would love to see it when i am awake.

Timezones are not always friendly you know.

Its a very very good idear you got there.


Hi Safegaard,
recordings are allowed at your own risk if you know how to do them, however it will be for the individual's personal use only, any posting of my class on the net or sharing with others would be illegal.
However, if enough people from your timezone are available, I could set up a second class during the day that will suit people from opposite timezones. So tell me, when its 1pm here in california, what time is it in your neck of the woods?

I'm a total night owl so I would not mind giving a class at 11pm my time if this helps alot of people out there.

take care,

Stuckon3d


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stuckon3d, can ou confirm you received my PM? For some reason after i sent it, it doesn´t appear at the sent items...strange. Is this normal?


yup I got it! Thanks.


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12 seats left and counting.

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