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How To: Create blendshapes to animate faces in Zbrush

THis video from accredited 3D art instructor Andrew Klein covers how to create symmetrical and asymmetrical blendshapes using the 3D sculpting program Zbrush. This is a fairly complex process, utilizing transpose masking features, move brush, smart resym, and morph target tools to accomplish its goal of creating a really cool animated 3D mask.

How To: Create caffeinated text in Motion

One of the best features of Apple's Final Cut Studio is the graphics interface feature Motion. With its ability to create and edit motion graphics, you can easily create title sequences for your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie, with 2D or 3D visual effects compositing.

How To: Build an insta-kill in Puzzle Pirates

This video provides a basic tutorial on building an instant kill in a Y!PP swirdfight. Puzzle Pirates has a fairly similar layout to Tetris, but don't be fooled. This game features many other neat features. Once you start learning how to create insta-kills, you'll be dominating this game.

How To: Make a multitouch table computer pad

Multi-touch input has been spreading throughout a huge variety of devices, from phones to all-in-one PCs. However, most multitouch (table) displays that can function with your computer tend to be fairly expensive, so with this project we're going to make our own display, that can run on any operating system, and reuses some useless everyday materials.

How To: Draw a fairly realistic eye

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a fairly realistic eye. Start with a pen and draw a wispy line for the eye, like a football shape. Then, you will draw the pupil inside the eyes and the ring around it. Draw in lines around the pupil and the eye to show where the colors and shades of the eye come into play. Then, shade in the entire eye lightly. From here, darken up the upper lash and create a create on the eye. Then, make the eyelid crease on the bottom of the eye and add in the inner c...

How To: Install a supersprint exhaust for a 1995 BMW 840ci

When getting a new or used car, it's fairly common to perform a couple of tweaks here and there. These tweaks can help with the overall look of the car or help with the performance of it as well. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to install a supersprint exhaust for a 1995 BMW 840ci. It's a fairly difficult challenge that could take up to a day or two to complete. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Perform a corkscrew freerun trick

A very detailed description of how to perform a cork 360, by Chase Armitage. This trick is fairly advanced and should probably be attempted by fairly advanced free runners and gymnasts. A cork 360 is a parkour trick in which the person jumps in the air, the body spins 360 degrees, barrel rolls 360 degrees, and in the middle achieves a parallel position to the ground. It is important in the trick to use the entire body to generate the spin. The trick is used in parkour, a discipline involving ...

How To: Encrypt files with Windows' built-in compression tool

Some data can be very confidential. In such case you need to encrypt the data so that it does not go into the wrong hands. There are lots of encryption software available to encrypt the data. But to use them first you need to install then and this can take lot of time. You can also use Windows built in compression client to encrypt information. To use this feature you need not install any software and it is a fairly simple process. So select a file that you want to encrypt, right click on it ...

How To: Run USB through the phone lines

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to run a USB cable through existing phone cords. You'll need two phone jacks, a USB extender, and a phone cord. Although dual jacks are featured in this video tutorial, single jacks are preferred. The process is fairly simple, what you need to do is open up the jack and cut the USB extender in half. Strip to the multicolored wires and match up the the wires with the opened phone jack's, all except for the white wire which will go to the ye...

How To: Make an origami paper butterfly

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use the ancient Japanese art form of origami to make a butterfly. This is a fairly simple design that's good for beginners, taking only a few minutes to learn. But the results are impressive, making for an elegant decorative item or small gift.

How To: Become a professional Call of Duty gamer

Let's face it, pro gamers make a ton of money, and that money is only increasing every year. If you're fairly good at Call of Duty: Black Ops and want to try your hand at the tournament scene, find out how to connect with other professional gamers and organizations and land become a pro Call of Duty player.

How To: Make a helicopter powered by rubber bands

This is a great little rainy day project you can make for almost no money, or a fun party trick you can use at the next office Christmas party! You will need two disposable drinking cups (stiff plastic or paper will work best), a fairly thick straw, a sturdy paper clip, a thick rubber band, a cocktail stick, a bead and a plastic ring you can get from the neck of a soda bottle. Assemble as shown, and then let it go!

How To: Manually update the apps on an Android phone

If you've got an Android phone, you may have wondered if there is a way to manually update your Android applications. There is and it's fairly easy to do. So easy, in fact, that this video guide from Butterscotch can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just under two minutes. For complete instructions, and to get started updating the applications on your own Android phone, take a look.

How To: Make ebony plugs when woodworking

This DIY guide focuses on pillowing ebony pegs, an adornment commonly found in Greene & Greene style furniture. Though it might seem like a daunting task, it's actually fairly straightforward. So straightforward, in fact, that this guide can presenta complete overview of the process in just over six and a half minutes' time. For complete instructions, and to get started making your own ebony plugs, take a look.

How To: Model a realistic human eyeball in Blender

In this tutorial, you'll see how to create a fairly realistic-looking eyeball within Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks at CG Cookie. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look!

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