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GEOMETRY BASICS, MODELING TIPS & TRICKS:

  1.  Geometry 101: Meshes and Surfaces - download.

  2.  Geometry 101: Surface Subdivision - download.

  3.  Choosing and Combining Curves - download.

  4.  Surface Types, Patches vs. NURBS - download.

  5.  Faces (and how to avoid them) - download.

  6.  MetaClay Modeling - download.

  7.  Proportional Modeling - download.

ORGANIC & CHARACTER MODELING:

  8.  Skinning Characters - download.

  9.  Mouth-Centered Creatures - download.

  10. Adding Detail - download.

  11. UV Coordinates

  12. Seamless Skins

  13. Phantom Points and Zipping

  14. The Blending Effect

  15. Overlapped Blending

  16. Projection Fillets

  17. Surface Deformation Fillets

TEXTURING, LIGHTING & RENDERING:

  18. Planar Projections in a Sample Scene

  19. UV Mapping in a Sample Scene

  20. UV Mapping Parameterization

  21. Tiling Maps

  22. Flowing and Reflected Water Effects

  23. Projected Shadows

  24. Rendering Elements for Compositing

  25. Masking and Layering Textures

  26. Bump Maps

  27. Clip Maps

  28. Lighting a Scene Step-by-Step

  29. Luminosity Maps

  30. Specularity Maps

SHAPE & FACIAL ANIMATION:

  31. Shape Animation

  32. Advanced Facial Set-ups