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.
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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 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.
Rob Garrott interviews storyboard artists, animators, VFX artists, and other film-industry pros in this series of creative conversations.
3D animator and maker Kim Lee discusses how he combines digital and physical production methods for maximum flexibility and creativity.
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 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.
Get real-world production and workflow advice as you learn about the newest features in Adobe After Effects CC.
VFX artist Ben Watts show how to use TurbulenceFD, an incredibly powerful fluid simulator that plugs right into CINEMA 4D, to create realistic smoke, fire, and explosion effects.
Delve into the world of motion graphics, keying, and compositing in After Effects CC.
Learn how to set up and direct Bullet simulations for collisions, breakage, and simple cloth effects.
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.
Chris Korn, character designer at FUSE Animation, explains how he brings his creatures to life with CINEMA 4D and Zbrush.
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.
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.
Takes an in-depth look at the new and enhanced features in After Effects CS6.
Teaches you advanced techniques for roto painting, motion tracking, multipass mattes, multiple keying layers, simulated lighting effects, painting on video background plates, and more.
Addresses eight of the most common questions users have about Premiere Pro.
Addresses 11 of the most common questions users have about After Effects.
Come along for a peek behind the magician's curtain at one of Hollywood's top visual effects houses, New Deal Studios.
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