All posts for the day May 12th, 2011


Slow grazing and immense, these life-like sky dancers will instill a feeling of gentle movement in your renders. Each MetaCloud was hand crafted and placed for heightened realism. Every scene contains an optimal camera angle for getting the best lighting and composition. All products in this collection utilize Spectral3 technology and unique atmospheres.

  • Apollo
  • Atlas
  • Helios
  • Hyperion
  • Cronus
  • Prometheus


These Spectral3 Technology atmospheres are specially designed for dizzying heights – settings where the thin air can make your heart pound and your head spin. Towering mountain chains, free-standing summits and aircraft images will come alive with these beautiful skies.

The powerful lighting is optimized for non-standard camera angles, including tilts and upward facing shots. And, the collection can be adapted to multiple times of day by easily repositioning the sun for infinite variations.

  • Daybreak
  • Adieu
  • Morning Glory

Liquid Skies vol 2

Posing an imminent threat, these low-lying clouds can dramatize any scene. Extreme care was taken in lighting these tempestuous heavens, which are based on real-life storm activity moving across the vast desert and ocean.

Dax Pandhi’s custom Spectral3 BlackHaze and PurpleHaze cast ethereal color tones in the lower atmosphere.

  • The Spell
  • Sorcery
  • CloudCraft
  • The Cauldron

Sunset Magic

a set of six sunset themed atmospheres

  • Wildfire
  • Ahoy, Matey!
  • Evening Embers
  • Silent Mirage
  • Angelic Ballet
  • Twilight Lullaby

Liquid skies

A set of six dark themed atmospheres

  • Armageddon
  • The Explosion
  • Redemption
  • Eternity
  • Waves of Gray
  • The Star

Summer Dreaming

A set of six summer themed atmospheres.

  • Cotton candy
  • Blue Bliss
  • Solar Kiss
  • Raven’s Shadow
  • Cloud Hopping
  • Dreamy Days

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VUE201 – A Comprehensive Guide to Vue Taught by Eran Dinur, this course offers a comprehensive approach to learning Vue, with an emphasis on workflow
and techniques needed for effectively using it in various professional production scenarios.
From creating assets for matte painting and compositing to animating and rendering complete 3D scenes.
Vue has gained a prominent position in the industry as a tool for creating rich and detailed 3D natural scenery
and there’s an ever-growing demand for competent Vue artists.

We will first cover all of the main aspects of Vue – the different atmospheric models, polygonal and procedural terrains,
EcoSystems, animation, materials and plant editing, and then dig deeper into more complex areas such as fractal functions
and multi-layered shaders. Keeping in mind the needs of matte painting and compositing, we will also explore Vue’s extensive
multi-pass rendering, matte generation and export options.

Class 1: Introduction to Vue
– We will look at some of the strengths and unique capabilities of Vue. Then we’ll build a simple scene,
which will allow us to get familiar with the interface and various editors.

Class 2: Plants and EcoSystems
– After examining Vue’s SolidGrowth plants, We’ll take a close look at Vue’s fantastic distribution system.
We’ll explore the different approaches to setting up EcoSystems, from free-hand painting to defining distribution
and interaction rules.

Class 3: Atmosphere and lighting
– Mastering the atmospheric models in Vue is essential for achieving good looking renders.
We will devote most of the class to the Spectral atmosphere and volumetric clouds,
and will also take a short look at the standard model and environment mapping.

Class 4: Terrains
– We’ll go through the different terrain types (height field, procedural, large scale and infinite),
and explore terrain hand-sculpting and erosion techniques, as well as basic function editing,
and spherical terrains.

Class 5: Materials and natural distribution
– We will create textured and procedural materials and layer them using natural distribution rules.
We will also create water material and explore transparency, refraction and murkiness.

Class 6: The function Editor
– In this class we will dig deep inside Vue’s powerful node-based function editor,
and learn how to create elaborate terrains and materials using fractal algorithms and filters.

Class 7: Animation
– Importing cameras from external applications, camera and object animation,
animating atmospheres and clouds, wind animation and ventilators,
animating water materials and terrains.

Class 8: Rendering and exporting
– Vue has an extensive multi-pass rendering system, and we’ll take a close look at the various passes
and their potential usage.
We’ll also look at render quality configurations, as well as object and material export options.

Class 9: Advanced Techniques 1
– Displacement, sub-surface scattering, Hyper textures and camera projection mapping.

Class 10: Advanced Techniques 2
– More lighting, terrain, material, plants and EcoSystem techniques.




Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended x86/x64 12.0.4 * SE * (May 9, 2011)

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended x86/x64 12.0.4 * SE * (May 9, 2011) – a program for processing raster graphics. Supports numerous graphic formats. Adobe Photoshop allows you to create new images and edit them. Photoshop used to create photorealistic images to work with color scanned images, retouching, color correction, transformation of graphs, color separation, etc. Adobe Photoshop has all the methods of working with bitmaps, in this case is to work with layers and uses the contours.

Program is the undisputed leader among the professional graphic editors due to its widest possibilities, high efficiency and speed. Adobe Photoshop provides all the necessary tools for correcting, editing, preparing images for printing and high quality output.

A revolutionary tool for Content-Aware Fill with well-developed intellect can instantly remove any object or part of the image carrying fill the space formed in the light of the other parts of the image. He just picks up light, tone and noise, depending on the surrounding area, which allows to eliminate any traces of the deleted object. With the new Refine Edge tool, users can perform the selection, which was virtually unavailable earlier. Innovative technology accurately detects and creates a mask for the most complex types of objects, such as hair or foliage of trees, while not capturing the background.

With the advent of Photoshop CS5 photographers have access to a function of the new generation to create images with high dynamic range (HDR). Combining pictures with different exposures into one HDR image, Photoshop CS5 accurately retains the full range of key scenes. New technology HDR Pro to eliminate spurious distortions and provides more precise control of the tone mapping. With features HDR rendering, users can simulate spectacular HDR images using a single image.

Photoshop CS5 includes revolutionary tools to enhance the creative potential of users. Brand new drawing tools include a tool Mixer Brush, who mixes an infinite number of colors on one brush tool Bristle Tips, creating the effect of smear brush. With Puppet Warp tool, users can change the position or view of any element of the image, for example, straightened his bent arm on the photos or adjust an image of the landscape to create a new spatial perspective.

Among the most interesting innovations are the following:

“Technology Truer Edge in Photoshop CS5 Extended, improves the definition of boundaries of objects in photographs.
“Tool Content-Aware Fill to remove from the image of an object and automatically fill the space with the relevant content.
“Advanced tools for working with the HDR-images, which include tool HDR Pro, which improved removal of artifacts and image adjustments. Using the HDR-toning, you can mimic the appearance of HDR-images for the usual picture.
“Tools Mixer Brush, blending the colors in one brush
“Puppet Warp Tool for the strain of any element of the image. It can, for example, to change the landscape to create a different perspective, or to straighten a bent arm.
“The ability to save 16-bit image format JPEG.
“Custom mini-bar Adobe Mini Bridge for fast file management, which is available directly from the application.

*** UPDATE *** (May 9, 2011) – Minor bug fixes, improved speed of installation.

Cborka designed for those who need a full-featured Photoshop CS5 Extended, setting for 20 seconds and has virtually a fully-fledged product (except for third-party add-ons).
of plug-ins added to the latest version of Camera Raw and Nvidia DDS;
available to all sections of lenses for Camera Raw and Lens Correction;
in the assembly includes distributions VC + + 2005 and 2008 (x86/x64), installation of which (in their absence) is automatic;
assembly does not spoil the profiles of other applications, the company Adobe, installed on your computer.

On file:

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Language : English and Russian
File format : Rar
Platform / OS : Windows ® XP/Vista/7
Developer : Adobe
Year : 2011
File Size : 186.15 Mb



The Pixel Farm PFTrack, PFPrep, PFClean, PFMatchit (x64 Windows/Linux/MacOSX) By XFORCE

PFTrack 2011 has been completely re-written as a 64-bit, GPU-accelerated application, allowing scalable performance as more robust components becomes available, while vastly improving processing speeds on modest computer hardware. Significant increases in productivity are accomplished through The Pixel Farm’s distinctive node-based flowgraph architecture. The Tracking Tree allows artists to experiment with multiple techniques in a non-linear, non-destructive environment to achieve the most accurate solution possible. Newly designed Image Modelling tools, with full-resolution Texture Extraction, generate detailed geometry for scene fitting, shadow boxing, and set reconstruction. PFTrack’s per-pixel Z-Depth now supports masks to specify the relative depth ordering of objects in the scene, producing a grey-scale depth map image and triangular mesh geometry. Geometry Tracking now supports deformable groups, allowing a triangular mesh to deform as it’s vertices track a non-rigid moving object, such as an actor’s face while speaking. Extensive image processing capabilities include Shutter Fix for correcting the rolling shutter errors of footage originating from CMOS sensor cameras, Transform Clip for cropping, resizing and rotating source footage, a new Optical Flow node for calculating and exporting dense motion fields, vector-based keyframable Retiming, unsurpassed Lens management, and a host of Enhancement functions for making footage more “trackable”.

PFMatchit has been released in response to customer demand for a lower entry point to The Pixel Farm’s technology and is the first product to harness the company’s new 64-bit, node-based flowgraph architecture. This new technology dramatically improves the fundamental processes involved in camera tracking, one of the most important areas of successful VFX creation, ushering in unprecedented levels of flexibility, control, accuracy and speed.

From creating dailies through to full DI image preparation, PFPrep has it all. The focused yet well chosen toolset cherry picks the renowned image processing technologies from PFClean to provide the industry’s finest, single solution for prepping footage for all aspects of present-day film production, regardless of content origination. GPU acceleration of the complex image algorithms in combination with integrated batch processing ensures the fastest and most accurate results across footage of any type and resolution, within schedule and budget.

When PFClean hit the film restoration community in 2004 it provided the well needed breath of fresh air in a market dominated by technical products that offered little consideration for productivity and deadline deliveries. Delivering many industry firsts such as the unique ‘non destructive’ metadata toolset, completely automated dustbusting and a complete conform/editing toolset, PFClean was quickly established as the remastering and digital restoration package to own, where we lead, others can only follow. Since its release, a large number of renowned facilities rapidly adopted the package for its vast toolset, ease of use, productivity and outright ability to deliver. These facilties include, Deluxe, Technicolor, Ascent, UPP, Pixeon, Adlabs, The Criterion Collection, Cinerec, Arri Film TV services, Cinepost, Nordisk Film to name but a few.



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iPi Desktop Motion Capture STD v1.2.0

iPi Desktop Motion Capture™ is a markerless motion capture technology that literally puts motion capture at animator’s desktop. You can record a video right at your workplace using a webcam or inexpensive digital camera and have it converted to 3D animation on your PC. The technology is accurate, easy to use and affordable.

System Requirements
At a minimum, iPi Desktop Motion Capture software requires a system with the following:
CPU: x86 compatible (Intel Pentium 4 or higher, AMD Athlon or higher)
Operating system: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Video card: Direct3D 10-capable (SM 4.0) gaming-class graphics card (GeForce GTS 250 or Radeon HD 4850 or better recommended).

Express – MS Kinect with USB cable
Multi-Camera – Webcams or DirectShow-compatible USB or FireWire cameras. See details on Cameras and Accessories

Input Formats
Output Formats
Biovision .BVH
3D MAX Biped-compatible .BVH
Valve Software’s Source Engine animation .SMD
Other formats coming soon

Video Recording Conditions and Environment
Indoor and outdoor
Normal lighting conditions
No markers required
Video can be recorded at 320×240 at 30 frames per second

Actor Clothing Requirements
Actor can wear reasonable casual clothes.
Tight-fitting solid-color clothes recommended.
Jeans and T-shirts are supported.