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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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We wanted to lay out the game ahead in more detail than we ever have before – since people have asked for a tad more of an idea of the direction and focus of the future Background Fundaments. Based upon feedback from students, this new term and the following term’s Background Fundamentals will concentrate on the visual effects knowledge and tasks that artists run into on a daily basis – focused on method and theory not individual applications. Over the next two terms we will be covering all the cool and no so cool but important things that come up. From label replacement, matching 3D and live action, keying and lighting, and even some 3D stereoscopic effects. In each case we will try and make the class self contained to that week, while addressing real world shots, with an eye to both budget and timescale. Yes we will even try and budget and cost shots as we go. Plus we get to fly in helicopters and stick needles our (digital eyes). – We hope this will be the most hands on and fun BKD yet.

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Autodesk AutoCAD is the worlds most widely used Computer Aided Design (CAD) package. It lets you design, visualize and communicate ideas with ease and efficiency. AutoCAD 2010 has new features that make tasks easier and quicker too.

his VTC course provides users with the knowledge to master advanced concepts, giving the user the ability to create, edit and plot complex AutoCAD drawings. Work files are included. To begin learning, simply click the movie links.

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Autodesk® Softimage® software is a 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing solution optimized for artist efficiency. The Autodesk Softimage 2010 release boasts accelerated performance, greater data handling, the Autodesk® Face Robot® facial animation toolset, as well as new tools to help manage scene complexity. Features in Autodesk® Softimage® and Autodesk® Softimage® Advanced high-performance 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and visual effects software enable you to tackle your most demanding game, film, and television projects. Continue Reading

In “MEL for Character Animators”, Kevin Mannens develops a wide variety of scripting techniques designed to speed up your character animation workflow and make your pipeline more efficient. He explains all scripts in an in-depth and step-by-step manner, aimed at making advanced users more productive in their day-to-day tasks. With this DVD, technically oriented animators will become proficient in developing project specific tools that will shave days off each production.

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PixPlant Pro 2.0.43

PixPlant 2 is a smart 3D texturing tool that creates high quality normal, displacement, specular maps and seamless textures from plain photos.
Based on photos, PixPlant adds an unlimited choice of realistic materials for your projects: just pick an interesting photo, run PixPlant and get a perfect seamless 3D texture.

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Blender DVD training 4: Venoms Lab!

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This DVD covers all aspects to create advanced computer graphics, including modeling, sculpting, shading, lighting, creating fur, cloth simulation, rendering and compositing. Its ten chapters are each devoted to exploring a specific technique. By using one of the famous VenomGFX characters you will be lead step by step through all important tools and settings.

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Video Copilot – Series 1 Full 4,3GB Tested

1-65 Free Online Tutorials in full quality
• Includes iPod ready video files
• Basic Training Tutorials, Presets & Project files
• Over 20 minutes of never before scene footage

What is Series One?
Series One is a compilation of everything at Video Copilot, our free tutorials from 1-65, the Basic Training and even the presets in full resolution and portable ipod formatted video. Now you can take Video Copilot wherever you go.

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Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Mastery with: Deke McClelland | 1.77 GB

In Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Mastery, the third and final part of the comprehensive One-on-One series, author and industry expert Deke McClelland teaches how to take advantage of the wide array of dynamic effects in Illustrator CS4. Deke explores Live Trace, which converts imported images into vectors, and Live Paint, which defines interlocking shapes. Deke also covers the liquify tools, envelope-style distortions, kuler and Live Color, symbols, and 3D effects. And for the first time, Deke addresses two of Illustrator\’s least-known features, pictographs and actions. Exercise files accompany the course.

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