Animation:Master is a very powerful 3D modeling and animation program that contains features only found in expensive programs costing thousands of dollars, without relying on expensive plug-ins. Animation:Master, or A:M as it's called, is used by employees at ILM, Digital Domain, Tippet Studios and many others. Hash Inc., the company behind A:M, can be found here: http://www.hash.com
"An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age:" Creating Lightsabre FX
No Jedi or Sith is complete without a lightsabre! Jedi Knight Toren Depor has put together this nice tutorial that shows you everything from modeling and texturing the blade, to animating a duel with pulsing blades that activate, swing and blur.
"Blast 'Em!:" Creating Blaster FX
Where would Stormtroopers be without blasters? Alive, probably. No bounty hunter, smuggler, or soldier is complete without realistic blaster bolts to fire. From muzzle flashes to impact explosions, Jedi Toren's tutorial covers it all.
"Travellin' through Hyperspace ain't like dustin' crops, boy!:" Creating Lightspeed and Hyperspace FX
None of the events in any of the Star Wars movies would have been possible without hyperdrives. This tutorial by Jedi Toren shows you how to put those awesome lightspeed starlines and whirling hyperspace tunnels in your fan films.
Animation:Master Resources Sherwood's Forest
Maintained by Jim Sherwood. This is THE site for Animation:Master tutorials. You should definitely visit this place.
Maintained by Mike Muncy. Here you can download lots of free A:M models and textures (including lots of Star Wars models), and buy A:M and training tapes at discount prices.
Animaster Mailing List
Maintained by Hash Inc. An e-mail mailing list for Animation:Master users and the heart of the A:M community.