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Visual Effects

Learn how to create visual effects for 3D animations, film, or television with After Effects, Maya, CINEMA 4D, as well as other compositing packages like Nuke. These courses also show how to create realistic composites, dynamic particle systems, and other special effects.
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Optical Flares

    Learn how to create lens flare—the popular visual effect seen in commercials, TV shows, and feature films alike—with the After Effects plugin Optical Flares.

    2h 37m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Trapcode Form

    Learn to master Trapcode Form and create stunning visual effects and motion graphics.

    3h 46m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Magic Bullet Suite

    Create significantly more professional footage with tools that do everything from removing noise to performing high-end color grading.

    3h 17m
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  • view course page for Trapcode Particular Essential Training

    Explores Trapcode Particular, an industry standard third-party After Effects plugin for generating particle effects.

    4h 37m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS4 Extended for 3D

    Reviews the new 3D panel in Photoshop CS4, and demonstrates how to use 3D files in other applications.

    4h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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