All posts for the day November 5th, 2013

Duration 2h 24m Level Intermediate Project Files Included 15FPS MP4 1.81GB

In this series of tutorials, we will learn how to create a 3D text composition in CINEMA 4D which we then bring into After Effects and place in a live action shot. We’ll begin by learning the proper format to export text from Illustrator, so that it can be properly opened inside of CINEMA 4D. Then, we move onto working with splines and SweepNURBS in CINEMA 4D to create the look of the text. After we are satisfied with the look of our text, we move into After Effects where we begin to prepare the live action footage for compositing. There are many steps necessary for our clip to be ready to combine with the 3D text. Once we combine the two pieces, we learn lots of tips for further integrating the CINEMA 4D text with the lighting of the live action. We finish off by adding lens effects that are applied to both the 2Dand 3D aspects of the shot, making for a realistically composited final project.



This tutorial is for you if you are interested in learning the basics for using CINEWARE to unite your live action and CG elements. This CINEWARE workflow presents its own unique challenges as
well as huge speed increases that differ from the traditional compositing approach. By the end of this training, you will have the knowledge you need to begin incorporating 3D elements into live action footage in the fastest way possible.

Duration 5h 48m Level Advanced Project Files Included 15FPS MP4 2.71GB

In this series of tutorials we will learn how to model a complex architectural scene and optimize it for quick editing and rendering.

Throughout these lessons we will go through the steps of creating a complex architectural scene in a way that makes it quick to create, easy to edit and fast to render. We will learn about the various modeling techniques essential to architectural workflows, including terrain, cities, polygon modeling, splines and nurms smoothing, as well as optimization techniques such as using proxies and XRef scenes.

By the end you will be able to handle any scale of architectural project and easily complete them within very short deadlines.




Duration 1h 55m Level Advanced Project Files Included 15FPS MP4 948MB

In this series of Maya tutorials we will learn about the techniques of creating the impact of bullets on a concrete wall and metallic door. We are going to extract and go over the elements of bullet impacts step-by-step.

Throughout these lessons we delve into FX and learn the art of understanding Maya dynamics. We will learn useful techniques and MEL scripts to make our process easy and enjoyable. We will learn the techniques to produce dusty smoke, ground dust, wall fragments, dust particles, and metal collision effects. This course will be an eye opener and will quickly and easily explain the power of MEL scripts and expressions as well as teach the art of Maya particles and fluids.

This tutorial will also share the deeper aesthetics of art and careful studies of a phenomenon. By the end of the training you are ready to shoot anything with Maya.






Duration 1h 39m Level Beginner Project Files Included 15FPS MP4 940MB

In this tutorial we will go over the basic workflows of Matchmoving in MatchMover and PFTrack.

Throughout this training we will learn how to approach 2D shots and convert them into 3D scenes with an animated camera that animates in the same manner as the physical camera used initially.

We will learn how to identify certain types of shots, such as a nodal pan shot and a zoom shot. Finally, we will learn how to build proxy geometry and prepare a 3D scene for the other artists in the production pipeline.