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Learn how to create and animate vector-based artwork directly inside After Effects.
Build an opening title sequence from scratch in After Effects. Follow the entire technical and creative process, from working in 3D space to creating type and shape layers and writing expressions.
Combine the skills taught in After Effects Apprentice to create a real-world video promo, from building artwork to assembling 3D precomps and setting the project to music.
Take a creative tour of the Paint, Puppet, and Roto Brush tools in After Effects.
Learn two key visual effects skills, motion tracking and keying, in After Effects.
Get an introduction to 3D space in After Effects, plus advanced 3D workflows involving Photoshop.
Learn how to manipulate time (stop, slow, and speed up footage) in After Effects.
Learn how to create simple but very useful expressions in After Effects that can be put to work on a wide variety of jobs.
Learn how to set up a parenting chain in After Effects. Discover what makes a good parent and several techniques using parenting.
Learn how to use multiple compositions to group layers, accommodate client changes, and rewire the internal render order in After Effects.
A tour of editing and enhancement techniques for After Effects layers.
A whirlwind tour of Adobe After Effects for new users and those who may need a refresher.
Learn how to create your first animation in Adobe After Effects.
Learn how to create sophisticated animations in After Effects with the minimum amount of effort.
Learn how to create professional-looking type plus sophisticated type animations, including timing to music.
VFX guru Steve Wright walks through the three big new features in The Foundry's flagship compositing app, NUKE 10: RayRender node, ChromaKey node, and the Smart Vector Toolset.
Find out what After Effects CC 2017 has in store for you. Learn about the new features, performance improvements, and workflow enhancements, including Typekit syncing and the C4D renderer.
Learn about keying, compositing, rotoscoping, tracking, color correcting, and many other vital techniques in the high-end VFX compositing package, Nuke.
NUKE master Steve Wright dives deep into the process of keying for visual effects in NUKE. Learn about green-screen, blue-screen, luma, and saturation keys; spill suppression; color correction; edge refinement; and more.
Learn four advanced procedural animation techniques that leverage the unique strengths of Houdini: strand movement, audio-reactive motion graphics, a vine-growing system, and dynamic simulations for destroying objects.
Real-world survey data can speed up camera tracking. Learn how to use still images, 3D models, and text files to solve 3D tracking shots with SynthEyes.
Learn to render realistic animated liquids in Maya with the Bifröst fluid dynamics engine.
Learn about the significant new motion graphics and visual effects features introduced in Adobe After Effects CC 2015—as soon as they are released.
Get to know the first computer used for motion graphics and animation, Scanimate, and the men who have kept the machine alive for the last 40 years.
Learn the basic concepts underlying all 3D modeling and rendering software: navigating 3D space, modeling, texturing, rendering, and more.
Learn how to create an animated, digital landscape, achieving photorealistic nature effects, using VUE. Aaron F. Ross demonstrates modeling natural objects and materials, creating specific lighting conditions, keyframing, rendering the animation, and more.
Learn how to incorporate the powerful MASH procedural animation tools—included with the Maya 2016 Extension 2—into your Maya workflow and build more dynamic motion graphics.
In this interview, Paramount Animation recruiter Alison Mann explains what she looks for when hiring artists and animators. Learn what makes a portfolio stand out to employers and how to use social media to promote your work.
Learn how to build a zombie graveyard scene and practice your NUKE compositing skills in this fun NUKE tutorial. NUKE expert Steve Wright shows how to use NUKE's keying, color correction, and effects tools to make a zombie rise from the grave.
Rob Garrott interviews storyboard artists, animators, VFX artists, and other film-industry pros in this series of creative conversations.
Get quickly up to speed with Fusion 7, the free compositing software from Blackmagic Design.
Introduces the seven essential After Effects compositing techniques and some bonus tips to help enhance drama, correct color, and create convincing transparency.
Get started with After Effects by learning basic motion graphics and video terminology and the six core techniques used to build projects in After Effects.
3D animator and maker Kim Lee discusses how he combines digital and physical production methods for maximum flexibility and creativity.
Acclaimed NUKE instructor Steve Wright shows how to create an otherworldly alien portal with NUKE, teaching valuable compositing, camera tracking, and lighting techniques along the way.
An interview with production designer Alex McDowell about his work on films such as Minority Report, his World Building Institute at USC, and his thoughts on the future of media and narrative.
Learn how to use mocha 4 for match moving, 3D camera solves, custom shape creation, rotoscoping, and more.
Learn how to capture, create, and use panoramic photos that can be seamlessly integrated into After Effects and other motion graphics projects.
Learn to create precise, accurate, locked-in tracks with the five motion trackers in After Effects.
Create photorealistic animated environments in VUE.
Learn how to create solid 3D tracks for advanced visual effects using SynthEyes.
Take a render directly from CINEMA 4D, or any other 3D package, and bump it up a notch with NUKE.
Acclaimed Nuke instructor Steve Wright shows how to create a show-stopping sci-fi force field using NUKE.
Breaks down the six foundations of After Effects mastery—compositions, layers, animation, effects, 3D, and rendering—and provides real-world projects designed to reinforce your skills.
Master the art of rotoscoping—creating an animated selection with masking and paint tools—using After Effects.
Learn how to create awesome 3D explosions and composite them with live-action footage using the free compositing software Fusion 7.
Covers the most popular tools and techniques for digital painting and sculpting in ZBrush, and explains how to export models and texture maps to other programs for use in games, film, fine art, or 3D printing.
Get up and running with RealFlow, the motion picture industry's standard tool for liquid simulations.
Learn how to use the extensive range of tools in 3ds Max to render out elements for compositing in After Effects.
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