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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in Maya

    Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Up and Running with mental ray in 3ds Max

    Introduces the basic and not-so-basic features of mental ray, the production-proven renderer of choice for many 3ds Max users.

    4h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max

    Learn to design and model a city from almost any era, with Illustrator (or any other vector drawing program) and 3ds Max.

    3h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in 3ds Max

    Learn how to light and render the exterior of a building with 3ds Max, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    3h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in Maya

    Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs using Maya, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    4h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in Maya

    Render product shots in their best light with Maya and After Effects.

    4h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in 3ds Max

    Present product renderings in their best light with 3ds Max and After Effects.

    3h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Interiors in 3ds Max

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for the inside of any building in 3ds Max, including daylight, dusk, and night shots.

    3h 21m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Interiors in Maya

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.

    3h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Cinematography in Maya

    Cinematography in Maya with Aaron F. Ross

    Learn how to expertly control and animate cameras in your Maya projects and give viewers a window into your 3D world.

    3h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Entertainment Creation Suite: Getting Started with Backburner

    Introduces you to Backburner and the basic concepts behind network rendering, a more efficient method of rendering that spreads the workload to servers, one frame at a time.

    24m 47s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 5: Camera Projection in Maya

    Transform a 2D matte painting into a 3D scene, complete with a moving camera, shifting perspective, and an animated background.

    3h 22m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for GMUNK's 3D-Rendered Geometric Art Series: Start to Finish

    Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.

    12m 58s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 2014 New Features

    Walks through the new functionality and utilities in 3ds Max 2014 that make creating 3D models and animations easier and faster than ever.

    36m 1s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating Fur in Maya

    Creating Fur in Maya with Aaron F. Ross

    Create, render, and customize fur and hair for your 3D models in Maya.

    1h 12m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Shader Networks in Maya and mental ray

    Dive deep into the Hypershade window and shader creation with Maya and the mental ray rendering engine.

    5h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photorealistic Lighting with Maya and Nuke

    Demonstrates how to light an object onto a live-action still plate, using Maya, Nuke, and Photoshop.

    2h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started with 3ds Max

    Getting Started with 3ds Max with Randi Derakhshani

    Make models with 3D objects, edit polygonal meshes, create surfaces and models with 2D shapes and splines, and more.

    4h 15m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Game Prop Creation in Maya

    Explore the world of modeling and texturing game props and assets, from tools to furniture, in Autodesk Maya.

    9h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya Rendering for After Effects Composites

    Discover how to create render passes in Maya, recombine the passes in After Effects, and motion track the passes to live-action video footage that contains a moving camera or a moving character.

    3h 9m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 6: Lights and Rendering

    Covers the basics of rendering and lighting tools in Maya.

    1h 52m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 4: Creating Textures and Materials

    Introduces the basics of creating Maya materials, the skins on 3D objects that lend them color, transparency, and texture.

    1h 51m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max Essential Training

    Introduces the features of the V-Ray 2.0 rendering engine and demonstrates how to extend the range of 3ds Max with its state-of-the-art tools.

    5h 11m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating Urban Game Environments in 3ds Max

    A practical guide to modeling and texturing 3D urban environments for games in 3ds Max.

    5h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Natural Environments in Maya

    Shows how to create realistic landscapes, atmospheres, and natural light effects in Maya 2011.

    4h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Maya

    Shows how to master practical mental ray techniques for rendering models created in Maya.

    4h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 2010: Lighting and Rendering with mental ray

    Demonstrates one of the most powerful toolsets for photorealistic 3D image visualization, the mental ray renderer in 3ds Max.

    5h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Texturing and Lighting in Discreet 3ds max 6

    George Maestri covers everything needed to texture, light, and render realistic scenes in 3ds max.

    6h 25m
    Intermediate
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“I am in love with the After Effects program and have already started to apply some animation on our web pages. Even at this baby-steps stage, it looks awesome. You guys are the best thing that ever happened.” —Ida P.
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