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Gnomon School – Master Classes 2011: Realistic Creature Animation for Visual Effects with David Breaux

Advanced | 3h 06m | 670 MB | Required Software: Autodesk Maya

This course on creature animation for visual effects projects will focus on creating believable creature motion and performance through knowledge of real animals and using that knowledge to inform the movement of a fantasy creature. David Breaux will discuss some of his techniques for blocking, moving into rough animation, and finalization of a shot. He will also cover some approaches to thinking about the shots and tackling the multitude of issues that an animator is confronted with on a daily basis during production.



Gnomon School – Master Classes 2011: Advanced Visual Effects Techniques for Production with Wayne Hollingsworth

Advanced | 5h 13m | 1.49 GB | Required Software: Autodesk Maya, Nuke

In this class Wayne will be presenting three advanced fluid simulation and dynamic effects production techniques. The first technique will demonstrate how to set up a truly believable explosion. He will then move on to simulating a burning vehicle, introducing props and assets into the simulation. Lastly Wayne will show you how to correctly create composites for your fluid simulation by breaking them down into RGB passes.



With every major release of thinkingParticles new features are introduced, extending the power and flexibility of thinkingParticles by a magnitude, as compared to its predecessor. Release 4 represents a milestone in advancing the feature set.
Most of its new functionality was born out of the need for advanced technical effects that were required by several major block buster movie productions, such as: Roland Emmerich’s “2012” that was all about demolition and disaster, Director John Woo’s “Red Cliff” which had an epic ship battle of more than 4000 burning and crashing ships, and sequences in the movie GI Joe “Rise of the Cobra” that needed our development attention as well.

The x32 version only includes the x32 Physx Plugin. For x32, you must download both packages listed below. For x64 you only need to download the x64 package below.





Genre: E-learning
Very intuitive splint on modeling “Transformers” in this case, “Optimus Prime”.
Manufacturer: CGwhat
Year: 2009
Language: English