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Learn to motion track your own footage with mocha, and use its rotoscoping tools to create complex masks and roto splines.
Learn about all the exciting motion graphics and visual effects features coming up in Adobe After Effects CC.
Learn how to add light, color, and texture to a basic form using photographic references and the tools in Adobe Photoshop.
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.
Start creating great looking particle animations for rain, smoke, fire, and more with Particle Flow in 3ds Max.
Learn to create Harry Potter–style smoke, fire, and explosions with particle systems in After Effects.
Chris Korn, character designer at FUSE Animation, explains how he brings his creatures to life with CINEMA 4D and Zbrush.
Walks through the new functionality and utilities in 3ds Max 2014 that make creating 3D models and animations easier and faster than ever.
Learn to light diffuse, reflective, and transparent objects in CINEMA 4D.
Takes a black-and-white drawing and shows how to use the five elements of light to paint the surfaces and create a realistically shaded backdrop in Photoshop.
Introduces the major improvements to Maya 2014, including the new Modeling Toolkit and Paint Effects.
Learn about the principles of linear perspective and find out how to create perspective drawings in Photoshop.
Meet the family of rigid body simulation tools available in Blender and learn how to create realistic 3D movement and collisions.
Learn to destroy a building with a fireball, using an After Effects 3D environment, Maya dynamic simulations, and matte painted elements.
Create, render, and customize fur and hair for your 3D models in Maya.
Learn to create new worlds, both fanciful and totally realistic, for films with digital matte paintings in this Photoshop tutorial.
Add realism and character to your 3D models with materials in CINEMA 4D.
Learn to rig a car model in Autodesk Maya for use in animation, games, design visualization, and visual effects.
Delve into the world of motion graphics, keying, and compositing in After Effects CC.
Learn to master Trapcode Form and create stunning visual effects and motion graphics.
Create significantly more professional footage with tools that do everything from removing noise to performing high-end color grading.
Bring scenes to life by building realistic fluid simulations in Maya, including foam and bubbles, liquid being poured, and volumetric liquid in a container.
Learn to render realistic bodies of water such as ponds and oceans and underwater shots with Maya—essential skills in a visual effects artist's toolkit.
Explore the new 2D and 3D features and improved performance in Nuke 7, the premiere compositing package for visual effects in film and television.
Remove an unwanted building from a live-action plate and replace it with a new matte painting that is motion-tracked.
Motion graphics artist Eran Stern shares techniques for using After Effects to create an eye-grabbing sci-fi visual effect.
Dive deep into the Hypershade window and shader creation with Maya and the mental ray rendering engine.
Introduces the viewer to the complete range of options available in the 3ds Max MassFX (also known as PhysX) toolset.
Introduces advanced features of the CINEMA 4D rendering and lighting toolsets.
Shows how to build complex composites with After Effects and mocha, where motion graphics are mapped to live-action footage of an actor's face.
Learn about shading and lighting realistic 3D renders with Cycles.
Leads you through the creative and technical process of building an opening title sequence from scratch in After Effects, from working in 3D space to creating type and shape layers to writing expressions.
Simulate a large crowd using live-action footage of a small group of people, 3D renders, and Photoshop artwork.
Demonstrates how to light an object onto a live-action still plate, using Maya, Nuke, and Photoshop.
Pulls together skills taught in the previous After Effects Apprentice installments to create a real-world video promo, from building artwork to assembling 3D precomps and setting the project to music.
Shows how to create and animate vector-based artwork directly inside After Effects.
Takes a creative tour of the Paint, Puppet, and Roto Brush tools in After Effects.
Learn two key visual effects skills: motion tracking and keying.
Addresses the newest version of Photoshop from a photographer's perspective—helping users of previous versions of Photoshop make upgrade decisions and get up to speed with CS6.
An introduction to 3D space in After Effects, plus advanced 3D workflows involving Photoshop.
Demonstrates several ways to manipulate time in After Effects.
Covers the basics of the classic dynamics engine, showing how to build a simulation with passive and active rigid bodies, add attributes like bounce and friction, integrate keyframes, and apply constraints.
Take an in-depth look at nCloth, Maya's toolkit for simulating high-resolution mesh cloth for 3D characters and animations.
Learn how to use multiple compositions to group layers, accommodate client changes, and rewire the internal render order in After Effects.
Shows how to create simple but very useful expressions in After Effects that can be put to work on a wide variety of jobs.
Capture footage of everyday objects and combine it with effects in popular postproduction tools like After Effects and Premiere Pro, resulting in rich, abstract backdrops for your project.
Shows how to set up a parenting chain, discusses what makes a good parent, and demonstrates several techniques using parenting.
Learn how to create professional-looking type plus sophisticated type animations, including timing to music.
Demonstrates the most common techniques for adding selective transparency to layers in After Effects.
A tour of editing and enhancement techniques for After Effects layers.