Alan Monroig
I am currently a student of Visual Effects and 3D animation, with 5 years of experience. I have used Maya, Photoshop, After Effects, Boujou, Zbrush, and Mudbox, and have created work for such venues as: magazines, cover pages, motion graphics, and catalogs. My goal is to be a professional VFX artist.
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Realistic Glass and Caustics in Maya: Part 2Maya glass caustics retina
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    Achieving a realistic render can be a challenging task, especially when re-creating a real-world object or scene. In this two-part tutorial, you learn how to build and render a realistic glass of water, complete with accurate caustics in Maya.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Realistic Glass and Caustics in Maya: Part 1Maya glass caustics retina
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    Achieving a realistic render can be a challenging task, especially when re-creating a real-world object or scene. In this two-part tutorial, you learn how to build and render a realistic glass of water, complete with accurate caustics in Maya.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Comparing Indirect Lighting Systems in MayaMaya indirect lighting systems retina
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    In this tutorial you'll learn how to use three indirect lighting systems in Maya; Global Illumination, Final Gathering and Irradiance Particles. You'll learn how to solve common problems and reduce rendering times while creating high quality images. At the end of this tutorial, you will have gained enough experience to decide which of these three indirect lighting systems is the most convenient and useful for your own scenes and situations.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Awesome Cloth Simulations using nDynamics in MayaPreview
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    Dynamics simulations can be a powerful tool when trying to generate realistic looking effects that would be very difficult to achieve manually. In this tutorial you will learn how to use nDynamics' passive colliders and ncloth objects, in conjunction with fields like air and gravity, to easily simulate realistic dynamic objects such as a windy flag or a water container.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model, Texture, and Render a Bathroom Interior Design with Maya - Part 1Preview
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    Modeling and rendering of interiors is used in a great variety of industries, and creating result that is suitable for these big markets is a very big challenge. In this tutorial you will learn how to model, texture, and render an interior design of a bathroom using Maya. The modeling of the bathroom will be achieved using polygons, NURBS, and paint effects. The rendering process will be done with Mental Ray, using techniques that will quickly give you a photorealistic result.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Release Your Inner Chemist With Maya: Part 2 - Finalizing the Scene3d cg tutorial 3dsmax max fluid smoke dynamics liquid water chemicals chemist mix steam thumb
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    Today, Alan Monroig finishes walking us through his chemical mixing scene in the second part of his awesome Maya fluids tutorial. After modeling the objects and setting up the initial fluid states in part one, today's part goes on to complete the fluid animation itself and add some smoke to the scene. It's time to release your inner chemist!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Release Your Inner Chemist With Maya: Part 1 - Scene Setup3d cg tutorial 3dsmax max fluid smoke dynamics liquid water chemicals chemist mix steam thumb
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    Today, Alan Monroig begins to walk us through his chemical mixing scene in the first part of this awesome Maya fluids tutorial. Today's part covers modeling the objects needed and how to setup the initial fluid states, whilst part two goes on to complete the fluid animation itself and add some smoke to the scene. It's time to release your inner chemist!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Composite a 3D object into video footage with Boujou, Maya and After EffectsPreview
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    Matchmoving is a visual effects technique that allows the insertion of computer graphics into video footage. In this tutorial we'll start by taking a look at how we can track our footage using Boujou. We'll then jump into Maya and use that tracking information, along with a custom HDR image, to create and render a 3D object which we can insert into the scene. We'll then use After Effects to composite the 3D object into the original video. The techniques used in this tutorial can be applied to almost almost all of your 3D integration shots.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model, Texture, and Render a Bathroom Interior Design with Maya – Part 2Preview
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    The modeling and rendering of interiors is used in a great variety of industries, and creating result that is suitable for these big markets is a very big challenge. In this tutorial you will learn how to model, texture, and render an interior design of a bathroom using Maya. The modeling of the bathroom will be achieved using polygons, NURBS, and paint effects. The rendering process will be done with Mental Ray, using techniques that will quickly give you a photorealistic result.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model and Texture a Posh Living Room Scene in Maya: Part 2Preview small
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    In this tutorial you will go through the process of modeling and rendering a Living Room in Autodesk Maya. You will learn to use Mental Ray, along with the new architectural materials, and also create realistic fur, implement studio lighting for nice and soft shadows and highlights, and then execute the final render.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model and Texture a Posh Living Room Scene in Maya: Part 1Preview
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    In this tutorial you will go through the process of modeling and rendering a Living Room in Autodesk Maya. You will also learn to use Mental Ray (along with the new architectural materials), create realistic fur, and implement studio lighting to create nice and soft shadows and highlights.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How to Create an Awesome Fire Effect Using Maya FluidsPreview
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    In this tutorial you will learn how to create a fire animation inside Maya, and adjust the settings for your own projects. We will create the fire from scratch using Maya Dynamics and Fluids. The fire animation we will create can be rendered using both Maya software and Mental Ray.Read More…