Deep Learning for Technical Artists in Animation, VFX, and Games

My name is Gus. I have 10 years of experience as a Generalist and Technical Artist in 3d animation and have spent the last 3 years researching Deep Learning in this context. With significant experience in this field, I know I can share straightforward content and code that would otherwise be hard to access through research papers. And this is what 3DeepLearner is about: sharing the know-how needed to accelerate the adoption of Deep Learning in our field. If you want to know more about this site check out our history and mission!

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Running a NeuralNet live in Maya in a Python DG Node
In my previous article, you learned how to run Neural Networks inside Maya. Now you’ll learn how to do so interactively implementing your network in...
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How to use a Neural Network inside Maya
In this article, you will learn how to train a Neural Network. Then you will learn how to use that network inside Maya to classify...
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What in the world is a Neural Network? And what can it do for me?
In short Neural Networks can learn patterns from data. That lets you program tasks that are easy for a person/expert to do but are hard...
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Recent Content

Teaching a Bop Bag to Stand Up with Simplified DeepMimic
DeepMimic relies on reinforcement learning to teach skills to ragdolls. It’s time for you to experiment with a simplified version of it in Maya. In...
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SIGGRAPH Series – Part 02 – ‘’Mode-Adaptive Neural Networks for Quadruped Motion Control”
The second installment in the SIGGRAPH series is here. The 'Mode-Adaptive Neural Networks for Quadruped Motion Control' by Zhang, Stark, et al. was the most...
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Guide to the MANN for Quadruped Motion Control Repo
In the second installment of the SIGGRAPH Series, I have shown you how the MANN model works. Now it is time to download and understand...
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SIGGRAPH Series – Part 01 – ‘Fast and Deep Deformation Approximations’
The SIGGRAPH series is here. You have cast your votes, now I'm publishing four short videos (and support material) on the papers you have found...
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‘Fast and Deep Deformation Approximations’ Implementation
In the first installment of the SIGGRAPH Series, I have shown you how the FDDA model works. Now it is time for you to implement...
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