All posts for the month April, 2009

Digital Tutors – Render Passes in Maya 2009 | RS

Software: Maya 2009 and up
Run Time: 2 hrs. 3 min., 1 discs

Learn a production workflow to the completely updated Render Pass feature set in Maya 2009. Gain precise control over render outputs and learn time-saving techniques to optimizing the interoperability with Maya and compositing applications such as Toxik. Contains 2 hours of project-based training.

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PAL | Frame Rate: 25 | Total Files: 30 | Total Length: 355:14
Average Length: 11:21 | Field Rendering:Progressive | MOV

This collection offers both loopable, lockdown timelapse footage shot over many months
depicting the change of seasons at various scenic sites, and individual clips of natural settings
portraying seasonal conceptual images. From the first spring sprouts beneath the snow to the
warmth and wildflowers of summer, the glorious colors of fall to the bleak frost of deep winter,
this footage will fill your need, whatever the season. Continue Reading

If you’re interested in animation then you’ll love the Robot Animation tutorial

It will take you though the steps used to get him moving around on screen.
We begin by importing a fully rigged character and will spend some time getting familiar with his controls,
like selecting control handles. Once we have a feel for moving him with his controls we will set him up for the animation.

Starting off with a basic walk pose we will learn how to key frame our robot so that he begins to move forward and eventually tries to open a door.
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Digital Tutors – Stereoscopic 3D In Maya (4 parts in full CD)

– Create audience excitement and interactive experiences.
– Learn practical workflows to making stereoscopic 3D imagery with Maya 2009.
– Gain total control over the camera, characters, and environments
to create one of the most powerful effects in cinema.
– Contains over 2 hours of project based training and step-by-step examples for any artist.

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3Ds Max MasterClass Series – SIGGRAPH 2004 – COMPLETE COLLECTION – ALL CDs

Offering attendees of the 2004 SIGGRAPH Conference the opportunity to evolve their skills and expand their knowledge on Discreet’s 3ds max? animation software, combustion? visual effects software, and character studio? software through a series of exclusive master classes.? Sponsored by ATI, Discreet will hold 12 different classes hosted by Discreet’s training specialists and by computer graphics & visual effects industry experts including Chris Harvey of Frantic Films, Matthew Merkovich of Digital Dimension and RT Taylor formerly of Rhythm & Hues. The 2004 SIGGRAPH Conference is being held in Los Angeles

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 (32/64 bit) Full DVD 1 -2 (Updated)

Now, Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 builds on this success with powerful new toolsets to help you shape your worlds the way you want, manage complex scenes with ease, and take advantage of unprecedented support for software interoperability and pipeline integration. Continue Reading

Source: High Speed Digital Video
Field Rendering: Progressive
Frame Rate: 29.97
Total Length: 1029:27
Average Length: 24:16

Ultra Water Drops – stock footage clips. The purity of a single water drop can be relevant to almost any editing project. We’ve included the widest variety of angles, focal lengths, reflective backgrounds, lighting and drop scenarios in composing this collection of a simple but hard to shoot subject. Shot with the Phantom HD camera for pristine 1000fps imagery. SD version contains 42 clips. Continue Reading


1 Hour Video Demonstration – Creating Onyx Vegetation

This webinar demonstrates the use of the Onxy line of products, including the newest releases, Onyx2Max and OnyxGRASS. In this webinar you will learn how to use the 3ds Max plugin OnyxTREE STORM as well as the very powerful line of tree and plant generators that feed this plugin. Learn how to craft vegetation, apply realistic materials and animate your creations to suit your project needs.


psd-manager? is the first and most advanced PSD file exporter for 3ds max/VIZ available on the market. Now, for the first time you can readjust nearly everything in the rendering with Adobe? Photoshop? or any another application that supports PSD files. psd-manager is the tool to help you save time and money by integrating the tools you best know and like.

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Learning 3D Character Animation with Jeff Lew

From the Lead Animator of Matrix Reloaded, the ‘Learning 3D Character Animation with Jeff Lew’ series is one of the few real character animation classes on DVD. There are so many how-to videos on the market showing you how to setup a character or model a character in a specific 3D software package, but very few training videos showing you actually how to animate a character in 3D. This 3-part DVD series will teach you strong fundamentals necessary for creating great character animation in any 3D animation software package. Continue Reading