All posts for the day May 18th, 2011

English | 3.5 Hours | 960?600 | VP6F | 2.11GB
Genre: eLearning
Even if you have no prior experience, this video will teach you what you need to know to create stunning composition in Photoshop and Poser Pro. This 31/2 hour DVD ROM shows you how to pose a character, import it to photoshop and integrate it into a scene.

Combining popular tools, Adobe Photoshop and Smith Micro Poser, you?ll learn the workflow that the pros use. In a simple step-by-step, plain English approach, Stephen will show you exactly what you need to know. This one-of-a-kind guide will show you how to create visually appealing and effective professional 3D workflow. Find out how to create stunning artwork, you will also learn how to create an enviroment to integrate your character.

This fast loading DVD ROM contains 3.5 hours of sharp wide-screen video. The advanced interface allows the user to instantly jump to any of the 17 lessons with complete control over the playback. All the lesson files are included, so you can follow along at your own pace!

If you?ve ever dreamed of creating artwork and using the powerful 3D features in Photoshop CS4 Extended, this is the video for you!

Lessons Include:
Poser Basics for those who are new to Poser and 3D.
Let the Project begin, nothing is skipped!
Overview of Poser
Viewing Cameras
Lighting in Poser
Posing Characters
Exporting Poser objects for Photoshop?s 3D Layers
Inspecting content in Bridge
Compositing in Photoshop CS3 Layers
Working with 3D Lighting in Photoshop
Importing 3D objects into Photoshop
Editing UV texture maps
Painting in 2D and 3D
Applying photographic textures in 3D
Creating bump maps for texture
Creating Color maps
Creating the background environment
Creating the Mountain landscape
Enhancing the lighting details in scene
Adding foliage to the mountain base
Working with shadow and highlights

One File: http://www.url-dead/file/1030850641/Photoshop&PoserIntegration.rar

Dynamic Effects Maya Techniques with Alex_Alvarez | 4.65GB

Bullets, Dust Hits and Debris
179 min

When objects impact the ground, such as bullets or footsteps, one often expects to see an effect such as a puff of dust (dust hit) or a burst of debris. This four part tutorial demonstrates how to create dust hits and debris from bullets hitting the ground, fired by an animated jet fighter composited into a live action background.
Pixie Dust Using Sprites
94 min

Pixie dust… magical powder that emanates from the land of faery and those that inhabit it. Associated with Disney films, Pixie Dust also manages to find itself in movie theatre promos, bumpers, commercials and many video games. This tutorial demonstrates how to create a dynamic Pixie Dust effect using sprites.
Creating and Rendering Sparks
60 min

Sparks are a fairly common, yet simple, effect that can be effectively created using Maya dynamics. This tutorial demonstrates sparks from a collision, as well as from a pulsing (expression driven) emitter. Starting from scratch we generate the required elements to produce the effect: volume emitter, particles, fields, animation, expressions, Collision Events, particle shader and utility nodes. For rendering we utlize the Tube software render type as the final output, yet we also discuss how sparks can be rendered using the MultiStreak hardware render type.
Sprite Rendering Fundamentals
26 min

Sprite rendering of particles is an incredibly efficient and powerful method for designing an almost unlimited variety of effects. When particles are set to Sprites, an image or sequence (with transparency) can be mapped onto the individual particles. As any image can be used, the possibilities are endless: Snowflakes, optiFX, smoke, fog, dust, fire, splashes, flying birds, dust hits, etc. This tutorial demostrates the fundamental knowledge necessary to utilize sprite rendering in Maya. Shader set-up and managing PP attributes (spriteNum, spriteScale, spriteTwist, lighting) are discussed.
Ground Explosion
180 min

This tutorial demonstrates how to generate a volumetric ground explosion that is software rendered with cloud particles. Through the use of emitters, particles, fields, collisions, instancing, expressions, cloud shading, lighting, rendering and compositing, the effect is generated from scratch.


CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 – universal package, which is a unified environment for creating illustrations and layouts, trace images, photo editing, development of web-graphics and animation. Appendix CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 for graphic design, enabling you to create impressive materials for visual communication, designed for both professional designers and amateurs. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 provides a fast and intuitive workflow, high-quality digital content, the broadest compatibility with different file formats and tools of graphic design. Built-in learning tools, video tutorials, manuals allow you to quickly become familiar with the program and start working.

A simple search and organize files of CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Allows you to quickly find graphics, templates, fonts and images. Instant access to the material will save valuable time.
Lock the Toolbars. Prohibit the toolbars by their fixation at a certain position.
Customizable workspaces. Customize Toolbar command and position of buttons in accordance with the workflow.
Support for Windows 7 Touch. Navigation by touching the screen with support for the latest touch screen technology for Windows.
Bind the objects on the screen. Additional control the location and layout of graphics with the tool “Snap to objects”.
Dynamic guides on the screen. A simple arrangement of objects from the first time using temporary rails.
Create a project at the pixel level. View and create drawings using pixels as units.
Hexadecimal color values. Choose colors for web-graphs by viewing the corresponding hexadecimal values.
Profiles spot color PANTONE. Support for the latest profiles of spot colors, as well as new palette PANTONE.
Support Windows Color System. Simply providing a color matching applications in Corel and Microsoft.
Module board color Adobe. Simply providing a color matching applications in Corel and Adobe.
Full support for Unicode. Full support for international languages for creating graphics.
Vectorization of raster images. Smooth conversion of raster images into editable vector graphics.
Built-in RAW. Import and configure directly with RAW files of digital cameras.
Password protection of files PDF. Job security settings and user access to protect files PDF.
Support for PDF / A. Saving files in PDF / A for later use.
Wizard “Export Office . Easy publishing of projects in a file format supported by the application Microsoft Word.
Support for CGM v4.Import and export using the latest file format standard CGM.
Support for TIFF. Support for new types of compression, as well as options TIFF Adobe CS4.
Support for AutoCAD DWG / DXF. Support for the latest exchange formats for standard files, CAD.
Compatible with Windows 7. Work in the latest Windows 7 with support for navigation using the touch screen.

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