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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 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 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.
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 to create precise, accurate, locked-in tracks with the five motion trackers in After Effects.
Create photorealistic animated environments in VUE.
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.
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.
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.
Learn to use HitFilm 3 Pro in three powerful ways: as a video editor, as a tool for adding 2D video effects to your movies, and as a compositing tool for creating amazing 3D and planar-tracking effects.
Artist and animator Scott Pagano introduces the awesome power of Houdini, a 3D animation package offering an all-procedural workflow and node networks for faster and more complex renders.
See how to produce high-quality keys that fit well within their new scenes, while retaining the subtle details that make the results believable, in After Effects.
Get real-world production and workflow advice as you learn about the newest features in Adobe After Effects CC.
Create awesome sci-fi laser gunfire and realistic set damage inside After Effects.
A quick introduction to Maya's MEL (or Maya Embedded Language) scripting, which can help speed up repetitive tasks and give you access to advanced features.
Delve into the world of motion graphics, keying, and compositing in After Effects CC.
Learn how to simulate cloth, control its appearance, and make it interact realistically with other objects in your scene, using Blender.
Learn how to create realistic product renderings for print and video advertising with CINEMA 4D.
Learn how to composite a 3D animated flag into a live-action shot using After Effects and CINEMA 4D.
Learn how to composite a 3D-animated flag into a live-action shot using Nuke and CINEMA 4D.
Join digital compositing pioneer Steve Wright for a tour of the new features in Nuke 8.
Learn how to composite 3D and 2D elements and color correct footage, match the original shot's light and motion, and use HDR and filmic looks to create realistic, cinematic sequences with After Effects.
Learn how to use CINEMA 4D dynamics to create physically accurate object animations, using real-world physics like gravity, collisions, and bounces.
Learn how to composite 2D or 3D foreground objects to a background scene with After Effects and seamlessly match light, color, depth of field, and noise, so that every element looks natural.
Pull 3D motion tracks and match camera moves without leaving After Effects, using CameraTracker. Learn how to track and solve shots, refine solves, and use the data in compelling 3D composites.
Learn how to digitally extend a set with After Effects. Create a missing wall in the composite and add a moving scene outside windows.
Create realistic garments and fabrics, from T-shirts to tablecloths, with the Cloth system in 3ds Max.
Recombine render-pass sequences of a space scene from Maya and add special effects in After Effects.
Learn how to animate and render a professional-looking 3D space scene with Maya.
Learn to create, style, animate, and render realistic hair with Maya nHair.
Learn how to replace what's shown onscreen by inserting different images or video, using the tools in After Effects and mocha AE.
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.
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.
Learn to light diffuse, reflective, and transparent objects in CINEMA 4D.
Meet the family of rigid body simulation tools available in Blender and learn how to create realistic 3D movement and collisions.
“Because of your lessons, I can go to “class” every night to learn the new programs that are needed for my work and my other projects.” —Frances M.
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