This tutorial provides a detailed demonstration of how to approach outdoor lighting for any time of day. We begin by discussing the nature of outdoor light, the sun, the sky, shadows and the use of reference material. In Maya we focus on a direct illumination approach utilizing both the native renderer and Mental Ray, while also discussing the use of skyDomes, bounce light, raytracing, optiFX, Final Gather and Ambient Occlusion. Various times of day are created, including morning, noon, afternoon, evening and night. Animated lighting tests are rendered and composited in After Effects, incorporating Z-depth based Depth-of-Field, Highlight Blooming and other filter adjustments to make our renders feel more photographic.

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Vue 6 xStream Essential Training shows how to plan and create spectacular visual effects, from a bird’s-eye view of clouds to city and landscape backgrounds. Instructor Larry Mitchell gives users a working knowledge of what can be done with Vue 6 xStream, including adding and editing ecosystems, working with cameras, animating objects, manipulating lighting, and more. He demonstrates how to achieve a variety of results on numerous different kinds of projects. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.
Running Time: 9.25 hours

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The second part of our Animation Fundamentals series will build on the core animation techniques Simon taught you in the previous tutorial. Here we look at the importance of analysing and understanding our characters before attempting to animate them. How good staging, contrasting poses, observing silhouettes and related techniques will help deliver your drama clearly to the viewer. Simon will show you how the pose-to-pose animation technique will allow you to quickly and effectively animate in a production environment. Simon completes the tutorial with a practical example of how to put all of these principles into effect in a real world example staring Floppy the alien.

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Evermotion Archmodels Vol 64

Archmodels vol. 64 | vray+textures
High detailed models of orient gadgets where you can find sculptures, statuettes, decorations, ornaments, embellishments, ornamentation, scenery, adornments with all textures, shaders and materials. It is ready to use, just put it into your scene.

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42 video clips, PAL 720×576 28fps
Fire as foe, abstract art and narrative. Inferno has been put together by technicians from some of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters. So could this firestarter’s dream be the spark you need for your creative flair? 35mm film source. Inferno – stock footage clips. Buy royalty free stock video and motion on disc.

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27 video clips, PAL 720×576 28fps
If it’s gridlock and auto mania you hanker for, give yourself and your client an awesome trip with bumper to bumper. This high-speed footage of auto-vehicular madness is the perfect expression of our car-focused society. 35mm film source. Bumper to Bumper – stock footage clips. Buy royalty free stock video and motion on disc.

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Premiere Pro CS4 has all the tools you’ll need to edit, add audio and transition effects onto your footage. Create animated titles that scroll and crawl across your footage and build powerful metadata schema to quickly find your assets. In this VTC course, professional illustrator, television animation art director and writer Dwayne Ferguson takes users on a tour of Premiere Pro CS4. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the QuickStart! – Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 movie links.

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Sup Pixologic

*Full ZBrush 3.5 + Working crack by AmrThabet within*

ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built within an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world’s most advanced tools for today’s digital artists. With an arsenal of features that have been developed with usability in mind, ZBrush creates a user experience that feels incredibly natural while simultaneously inspiring the artist within. With the ability to sculpt up to a billion polygons, ZBrush allows you to create limited only by your imagination.

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HyperShot is not like any other typical or standard rendering software with hundreds of sliders for endless tweaking. It is simple, fast, and accurate enabling stunning results on the first try. Productivity is immediate. Learning is just minutes. It is real time, real fast.
This upgrade provides significant render performance improvements as well as a number of new features, making HyperShot even more powerful than before.

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