SimplyLightwave – Interior Modelling

David Mitchell shows how to model an Interior with windows, trim, stairs and doors. This tutorial covers methods of modeling including a simple floor plan, adding trim using Lightwave 8.5s Multishift, and items such as a hanging lamp and vase. Tools covered include Multishift, SPmove, Thickener, Extender,Info, Transform Plus and many others.



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Paint like a masters | 2.8 GB

English | 222 minutes | QuickTime 800×600 29.97 fps avc1 | Mp3 1411kb/s 2ch 16 44100 | 2007

Discover how to turn your digital portraits and panoramas into masterpieces that mimic the oil and watercolor styles of Great Masters like Rembrandt, Monet, and Norman Rockwell. Join internationally renowned portrait artist, Fay Sirkis, as she shares the secrets and techniques behind her signature style of “photo painting” that uses Adobe® Photoshop® and Corel® Painter™X to create beautiful works of art!

n this DVD, you’ll learn:
The thought process and special techniques behind Fay’s “Sandwich”, a quick and easy way to selectively retouch and enhance any digital image using Adobe Photoshop.

To interpret whether your image is “high key” or “low key”, and what painting style – oil or watercolor – will make for the best final masterpiece.

How to use Corel Painter to transform each and every pixel of your digital image into a brush stroke, eventually creating a beautiful painting!

Techniques for suggesting motion without literally depicting it, and how to convey mood through color in the same styles as some of history’s greatest artists



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Focal Press: How to Cheat in PhotoshopCS3 | 1.17 GB

Big on creative inspiration but short on time? Crunching deadlines again and can’t quite figure out how to get your ideas out of your head and on to the screen? How to Cheat in Photoshop comes to your rescue once again. Nobody knows more about working fast under pressure and pushing the envelope to craft creative images that capture imaginations than hands-on graphic artist, working illustrator and master of magic, Steve Caplin.
With his in-depth knowledge of the little-known secrets used by the pros to produce award-winning illustrations, Steve is THE go-to guru for professional designers, graphic artists, illustrators, retouchers, and students of design media and illustration who want to create photorealistic effects using Photoshop.
Updated for Photoshop CS3, this must-have resource unlocks your creativity and helps you save time in the software so you can spend more time creatively. The book is also relevant to any version of Photoshop.

The accompanying DVD includes:
45 tutorial movies, totalling over 2 hours of real-time training
all the project files used in the tutorials from the book
100 high resolution, professional royalty-free images from that have been carefully chosen by the author for their usefulness in montage applications
over 200 high resolution images supplied by members of the Reader Forum
Demos of the best Photoshop plug-ins
Test Yourself files in which you can pit your wits against a range of problems designed to test your understanding of the techniques
Bonus content: 13 high resolution renders of skeletons for you to use in your own projects.



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Total Training : Adobe Premiere Pro 2 (5DVD)
Total Training : Adobe Premiere Pro 2 (5DVD) | 16.4GB | English | RS

Learn how to easily produce a video and have it look like it was cut by a professional with this comprehensive video training series for the latest version of Premiere® Pro. Filmmaker and noted author, Jacob Rosenberg, leads you through the extensive capabilities of the most scalable, efficient, and precise editing tool for HD, SD, DV, and Film. With nearly 17 hours of tutorials, you will see how easy it is to maximize your time using Adobe Bridge and many new features including eReview.

This series also contains 9 comprehensive lessons from the training disk, “What® New for Premiere Pro 2”, that will get you up to speed quickly on the key new features of Adobe Premiere Pro 2.
Discover how to easily produce a video and have it look like it was cut by a professional with this in-depth video training series.
Learn all about new features, including eReview, color correction tools, and a brand new multi-cam workflow.
Understand the full potential of new formats like HDV.
Get up-to-speed with additional lessons from the “What® New for Premiere Pro 2” training series.

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Blender DVD Training: The ManCandy FAQ | 6GB | English | RS | HF

The 3D character ManCandy has been created by Bassam Kurdali for testing and teaching animation techniques. Over the past year it has become a wonderfully flexible character, deserving to become the first of the titles in the Open Movie Workshop series.

The ManCandy FAQ is a collection of animations and video tutorials for rigging and animating with ManCandy. The animations are in question and answer format (hence the title) and are intended to be a fun way of documenting the rig.

The video tutorials are a little more serious, and are divided into animation and rigging topics. Animation tutorials cover setting up files and linking, animating an arm motion in FK, doing a cartoony take and walkcycles. Rigging topics are arranged according to the parts of ManCandy’s body – there are sections for the hands, torso, face, legs, etc.

While this is not a basic rigging tutorial (viewers should have a basic knowledge of the Blender interface and the bare minimum of armatures and animation ) there is a basics/primer tutorial that quickly goes through blender rigging and animation features, such as lattices, armatures, weight painting, etc.

There is also a short bonus rigging breakdown tutorial on a simple surprise character (not ManCandy.)

The information presented overall captures most of the Elephants Dream production rigs with many improvements that were aimed at assisting the Plumiferos project.

The DVD includes an HTML interface that itself contains some written tutorial/reference material, a collection of videos (Animations in 640×480 resolution, Tutorials in 1024×768 resolution), the ManCandy 2.0 blend file, the mystery character blend file, all the blend files for the animations on the DVDs, and of course some helper blend files for the tutorials.



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Simply Maya: Mech Warrior | 1.62GB

Kurt Boutilier | 14Hours 13Minutes | English | RS | HF | ULD

This tutorial is geared for intermediate Maya users. If you’re into mechanical robots then this tutorial will be a lot of fun. We will begin by using image planes of the side and front views. The modeling techniques used will be shaping in nurbs, converting to polygons to add details, and then into sub’ds to define the final shapes.

Mech Warrior – Tutorial description:
This tutorial is geared for intermediate Maya users. If you’re into mechanical robots then this tutorial will be a lot of fun. We will begin by using image planes of the side and front views. The modeling techniques used will be shaping in nurbs, converting to polygons to add details, and then into sub’ds to define the final shapes.

When the robot is finished we then move toward preparing our model for texturing. We do this by laying out the UV’s for all the separate parts of the body to make them flat so we can get a clean UV snap-shot for our painted textures. Tools covered in the layout section include planar map, cylindrical map, and automatic map, as well as move and sew UV’s. After the UV’s are finished and your snap-shot is taken we jump into a paint program to start adding color and texture to our model.

You will learn how to use layers for different areas as well as how to stain and chip up certain parts of the body, like the head and torso, for a more aged and scratched look. The last section covers how to texture a few of the nurbs surfaces of our character, such as the tubes, using Maya built-in shading networks. Once our character is all textured we will begin rigging by adding a skeleton to the geometry as well as parent parts of the body to certain joints so that the body parts move with the new skeleton. After our Robot has his joints we will begin adding Ik handles and more in-depth animation controls like foot rolls, as well as finger controls. The last stage of our tutorial covers basic key-frame animation where we move our robot in 3D space instead of a cycle where we would animate him in place. He will walk a bit and then pick up a small object. This will get you familiar with thinking about how the body of our robot would move and counter-balance to get more life-like animation.




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Virtual Tutor for ArchiCAD 12 (2009) | RapidShare | RAR 7 Gb
Education for ArchiCAD 12, one of the few still existing in this moment.115 video lessons on various topics will help you to significantly raise their level of work with the same name by the program.

Manufacturer: _
Year: 2009
Language: English
Video codec: QuickTime – avc1 – H.264
Audio: mp4a: MPEG-4 AAC LC, 22050Hz 32 kb/s, mono (1/0)

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Animate a Stylised Musical Motion Graphic with Maya and AE|292mb
Dec 16th in 3D Art, Adobe After Effects, Animation, Autodesk Maya by Jostein Finnekasa

When creating motion graphics to music, an often overlooked detail that really helps in bringing everything to life is synchronicity. When your visuals are correctly timed, however, it can not only feel like your visuals are moving to the music, but being driven by it.Author: Jostein Finnekasa
Jostein loves graphic design, motion graphics, music, and computers, and tries his best to put them all in a blender and watch the result. His weapons of choice are primarily Maya and After Effects but he likes to explore and experiment both digitally and analog. Jostein currently resides in Brisbane, Australia. He is also very Norwegian.
In this tutorial, you will follow Jostein Fennekasa as he demonstrates a very useful way to map out your music using After Effects. He then will then model, animate, and render the 3d scene, all the while timing it
to the music in Maya, and finally bring it all back into after effects to add to that last bit of artistic flare!

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Stash Issue 53

ISO | DVD 720 x 480 | Dolby Digital (AC3) 192 Kbps | Rapidshare | 3.47GB

Gather round Stash 53 and let 90+ minutes of blazing animation and VFX warm your hands, heart and brain.

This roaring (yet somehow cozy) inferno starts with a flight of spots demonstrating the full range and all the strengths of 3D animation: Smith & Foulkes’ brings powerful new character work to UK traffic safety; 1st Ave Machine creates intrigue by combining geometric magic with characters in spots for Audi and Saturn; Bitt Animation splices together the world’s first fishdog in the smile-inducing new VW promo; Akama helps a lonely espresso cup find freedom through, well…coffee; Imaginary Forces gets surgical; and slick sampling scores of Scions and Deli Pictures break out a cacophony of CG to show you what hangovers actually look like.

Broadcast design, event titles and other motion graphic concoctions are also here in force, including PostPanic’s scary new VFX short for MTV Oooh, Superfad’s pair of mutational snow sculpture clips for the winter X Games on ESPN, the head-snapping new O’Neill Evolution open from Onesize, Colourmovie’s snappy new intro for Cinema Tuesdays for Flux and Nike, and Offspring’s new clips for Ford featuring the rant-alicious voice talents of Denis Leary.

The second half of 53 is one long boiling stream of inspiration including awesome work from new talent like the spectacular System 7 “Hinotori” video from Japan’s Mood Magic, the launch film from brand new San Fran studio Autofuss, charming and tricky live action/2D fun from Montreal’s Julien Vallée, the winning effort from Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” video contest by Tobias Stretch, the manically detailed new video for The Pangs called “Fighterplane” from Zeroh in the UK, a surprising take on Croatian history called “Magic Chest” from Luminus in Belgrade, and the naughty-enough-to-be-banned-from-YouTube video for Le Le “Breakfast” from Sandder Lanen and Parra.

Of course 53 also delivers plenty of work from the studios you know and love: Lobo is here with their epic Lego viral; Passion Pictures casts a Meerkat in a cravat for Compare the; Tronic is back with a pair of geometry-fueled spots for Oracle; Boolab directors Denis-Cisma and Nico Casavecchia roll up five virals for OCB; and Belgium’s Czar light up the new year for Electrabel by hand animating 228,000 candles.

Stash 53 closes the main program with “E1even Roses”, a short written and directed by Pedram Goshtasbpour, a young Canadian who harnessed a battalion of international volunteers to bring his zero-budget ode to love and obsession to the screen.

The four BONUS FILMS on Stash 53 are the incredibly diverse and ambitious winners from the 2008 Getty Images Short & Sweet Film Challenge.

The BONUS MUSIC on Stash 53 is a serving of eight MP3s from the stellar bands signed to Toronto-based indie label White Whale Records, including Kids These Days, Culture Reject, Precious Fathers, Octoberman, The Mohawk Lodge and Poorfolk.

BEHIND THE SCENES material on 53 includes insightful looks at the making of VW “Fishdog” from Bitt Animation, “Indescribable Pain” by Deli Pictures, the pair of ESPN Winter Games spots from Superfad, the “Anything You Synthesize” music video from Onesize, and the Pangs “Fighterplane” music video from Zeroh.


Stash Issue 53

Stash 48 – 4th Anniversary Issue

ISO | DVD 720 x 480 | Dolby Digital (AC3) 192 Kbps | Rapidshare | 2.1 GB

Stash’s 4th anniversary issue is a raucous and volatile celebration. From crooning broken hearts to butt-kicking Chinese monkeys, Stash 48 is a 75-minute adventure in constant inspiration.

Let’s start with the big name special guests, all of whom arrive this month via groundbreaking music videos: Radiohead is here via “House of Cards” shot using lasers instead of cameras; Michael Stipe and REM re-team with Crush for more crunchy exuberance on “Man-sized Wreath”; 80’s icon Grace Jones re-invades pop culture with “Corporate Cannibal” a jarring new effort by Nick Hooker (on the cover); and Gradient Effects puts their heart into “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” for the Gnarls Barkley industrial complex.

On the commercial front: Joe Kosinski and Digital Domain are back for more brooding and brutality from Delta Squad in the new Gears of War spot; The Gorillaz and Passion Pictures director Pete Candeland monkey-about for BBC Olympic coverage; Bent Image Lab animates everything from gaseous Legos to cranky Russian nesting dolls for Milk; Mr. Hyde makes great CG strides for the Royal Bank of Canada; Psyop cuts up with Santogold; Julian Casablancas, and N.E.R.D. on the “My Drive -Thru” video for Converse; and Commercial wunderguys Smith & Foulkes give us a taste of their first feature film with the trailer for “This Way Up”.

Highlights from the broadcast design section include fresh new MTV branding IDs from Austrian duo Eat My Dear through PostPanic, an inventive series of sponsorship tags for Toyota from Zeitguised, brand new Zune fun from Nando Costa and Nervo, and two breakout MTV show opens from Stash newcomers Ronda.

And speaking of fresh talent, here are the other new kids to watch for on Stash 48: AOKIstudio from Tokyo, Lowerground from Hamburg, Pitch White from Los Angeles, Kristian Labusga from Stuttgart Media University, Prickly Pear from Dublin, Zurich 29 and Editors from Paris and Underground Economy hiding at Sealevel in Venice, California.

As usual there is too much content and too little space to do it all justice so here’s a quick taste of other important new work you’ll find on Stash 48: A52 for Nike, Aardman for Leonard Cheshire Disability, ManvsMachine for Space, Imaginary Forces for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, National Television for Hyundai, Daysview Digital for XGMA and Leftchannel for themselves.

The three BONUS FILMS on Stash make up the fourth installment of our Student Mini-Film Fest and include: “Fallen ” by Wolfram Kampffmeyer and Sascha Geddert from the Filmakademie Baden – Wuerttemberg; “Dive: A Creative Process” by Tyquane Wright at NYU; and “Plant” by Selcuk Ergen from Bournemouth University in the UK.

The BONUS MUSIC on Stash 48 arrives courtesy of the beautiful and talented people at Kemado Records (and our music Editor Steve Marchese) – you’ll find seven MP3s including ear-expanding work from Dungen, Turzi, Langhorne Slim, Danava, TK Webb & The Visions, O’Death and Audionom.


Stash 48 – 4th Anniversary Issue