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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 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 Entertainment Creation Suite: Getting Started with MatchMover

    Learn how to perform 2D and 3D camera tracking with MatchMover and import the results in Maya.

    1h 6m
    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 Up and Running with Particle Flow in 3ds Max

    Start creating great looking particle animations for rain, smoke, fire, and more with Particle Flow in 3ds Max.

    3h 32m
    Beginner
     
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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 Maya 2014 New Features

    Maya 2014 New Features with Aaron F. Ross

    Introduces the major improvements to Maya 2014, including the new Modeling Toolkit and Paint Effects.

    2h 0m
    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 Getting Started with Reactor in 3ds Max

    Create realistic simulations and collision detection effects that can emulate breaking objects, soft body dynamics, cloth simulations, rippling water, and more in 3ds Max animation projects.

    3h 8m
    Beginner
     
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