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Gnomon Workshop - Pipelines for Video Game Animation: Character Animation Techniques (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - Pipelines for Video Game Animation: Character Animation Techniques (ENG)
English | AVC1 1024x768 | MP3 128 Kbps | 3.8 GB
Genre: eLearning

Scott Easley takes you through the process of constructing a character animation pipeline in Maya that will allow you to constantly improve and update your characters without adversely affecting any of the existing animations. Scott also shows you how to use the Trax animation editor from the ground up and how to build a library of animation actions which you can then use to block-out more complex character animations. Included on this DVD are tutorials, a sample rig, blend shapes for facial set-ups, character texture maps, custom tools, shelves, poses and a Maya project to get you on your way.

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Gnomon Workshop - Paint Effects: Polygons and Dynamics Advanced Techniques (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - Paint Effects: Polygons and Dynamics Advanced Techniques (ENG)
English | AVC1 1024x768 | MP3 128 Kbps | 4.35 GB
Genre: eLearning

This DVD illuminates the particulars of getting the most out of Maya's Paint Effects. In the second of a series, Ethan Summers teaches you to tune your brushes, optimize large-scale scenes, use Paint Effects objects as particle emitters, and create wind deformations. You'll also learn to correct such frequently occurring errors as blown-out lighting and bad shadows. Finally, Ethan shows you how to integrate Paint Effects with Pixologic ZBrush and Maya's Dynamics.

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After Effects Tutorials By AETUTSPLUS (257- 300) (2011/ENG)

After Effects Tutorials By AETUTSPLUS (257- 300) (2011/ENG)
English | AVC1 1024x768 | MP3 128 Kbps | 4.11 GB
Genre: eLearning

All tutorials from series 257 to 300. Best After Effect lessions in 2010-2011

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Total Training: Adobe CS4 Design: Workflow
Total Training: Adobe CS4 Design: Workflow
English | Video: h264, yuv420p, 960x540, 292 kb/s | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, s16, 47 kb/s
Genre: Video training

By the time you've finished watching this video series, you'll be very proficient and confident in the new CS4 Design products. The chapters begin with a look at Adobe Bridge, then show you all about raster image editing with Photoshop, vector image editing with Illustrator and how to create a professional layout with InDesign. You'll also learn how to add multimedia with Acrobat, animate with Flash, edit web graphics with Fireworks and design a web layout with Dreamweaver

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Digital Tutors - New Modeling Features in Maya 2012
Digital Tutors - New Modeling Features in Maya 2012
English | mp3, 22050 Hz, mono, 96 kb/s | FLV 1268x712, 30.00 fps(r)
Genre: Video Training

Description: In this collection of lessons we will learn about the new modeling-related features in Maya 2012.
"In this series of lessons we will take a quick look at some of the new modeling tools in Maya 2012. We will cover the new attribute sliders for the show manipulator tool and how they can speed up our polygon modeling workflow. We will also take a look at how we can project curves onto polygon surfaces to create fitted geometry and use those projected curves to split or cut apart those polygons. We will also cover the new curve generation option for the extrude tool. In addition we will cover the interactive split tool and finish up by looking at the new interoperability features that will allow us to work more closely between Maya and other Autodesk applications. "

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Gnomon Workshop - Texture Painting Weathered Surfaces: Photorealistic Texturing (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - Texture Painting Weathered Surfaces: Photorealistic Texturing (ENG)
English | AVC1 1024x768 | MP3 128 Kbps | 7.56 GB
Genre: eLearning

Objects created using 3D computer graphics have a tendency to appear too perfect and therefore slightly unrealistic. To create more natural textures, it is necessary to be able to observe and understand how real world objects become worn and dirty with age. This DVD focuses on how the understanding and use of aging, and "wear and tear" on an object can help add realism to your textures. Paul demonstrates how different surface materials can be simulated using simple color, bump, specular, reflection and transparency maps. These principles are illustrated by the texturing of a rustic lantern and weathered house using Adobe Photoshop

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Gnomon Workshop - UV Mapping 101: Fundamental Layout Techniques (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - UV Mapping 101: Fundamental Layout Techniques (ENG)
English | AVC1 1024x768 | MP3 128 Kbps | 3.97 GB
Genre: eLearning

In this DVD, Sean Mills covers the fundamentals of creating the UV space to prepare your model for texturing. Using several modified primitives as examples, Sean takes you through the necessary steps to map UVs and prepare your newly completed polygonal model for texturing. By creating a 2D version of the mesh, you give your 2D textures the instruc-tions they need to land accurately on your model. By the end of this lecture, you'll be familiar with the basics of UV layout and its relationship to modified primitives.

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Gnomon Workshop - The Secrets of Organic Modeling: Lightwave Modeling Techniques (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - The Secrets of Organic Modeling: Lightwave Modeling Techniques (ENG)
English | AVC1 1024 x 748 | MP3 128 Kbps | 2.22 GB
Genre: eLearning

Artists like Taron are hard to find. A gifted artist, animator, musician and programmer, Taron has inspired artists around the world and deserves to be hailed as a master and guru." The Secrets of Organic Modeling" is a complete introduction to Taron's modeling methodology for subdivision based geometry. His techniques allow for an extremely quick workflow and lead to a high level of control. Taron covers every step of the process in this head modeling demo including initial layout, adding details, controlling topology and fine-tuning proportions. Known as one of the fastest and most efficient modelers in the industry, watching Taron work will benefit both students and professionals alike.

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Gnomon Workshop - The Digital Maquette, Volume Two: Art Direction and Digital Sculpting (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - The Digital Maquette, Volume Two: Art Direction and Digital Sculpting (ENG)
English | AVC1 1024 x 748 | MP3 128 Kbps | 3.01 GB
Genre: eLearning

Zack Petroc's Art Directing Series continues with "The Digital Maquette, Volume 2", in which he outlines the creation of the Froad Rider, the costume and peripheral accessories using ZBrush. Watch as Zack develops the character from a low-resolution organized mesh for the head, and box meshes for the costume and accessories. After posing the character using ZBrush's new Transpose tools he documents the process for outputting the character as a 3D print with Gentle Giant Studios. Zack presents the workflow with the artist in mind, highlighting specific tools and techniques and focusing on how they add to the creative freedom of the design process. He also discusses how to define your character from both an art directing and digital sculpting perspective. This lecture is intended for Art Directors and Production Designers who are interested in discovering how digital sculpting can add to their creative process. Additionally, it presents information for artists who are interested in growing their skills as design sculptors.

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Gnomon Workshop - Texture Painting: Fundamentals Photorealistic Texturing (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - Texture Painting: Fundamentals Photorealistic Texturing (ENG)
English | AVC1 1024x768 | MP3 128 Kbps | 5.57 GB
Genre: eLearning

In this DVD, Paul Campion explains the essentials of texture painting with Adobe Photoshop , discussing how observation and an understanding of the original object s surface qualities are the skills necessary to create photorealistic textures. Starting with reference captured using a standard flatbed scanner, he demonstrates how to create color, bump and specular maps for a prehistoric shark tooth, explaining how each type of map affects the surface qualities of the CG model, and how these three basic maps work together to create a photorealistic surface. In addition, this DVD covers the human face, one of the most difficult areas of a human to texture. This demonstration shows some of the basic principles involved in texturing a human head, relying on the use of good reference and observation skills. Paul also demonstrates how Maya can be effect- ively used as a 3D paint package, using Perspective Camera Projection and texture baking to generate complex UV maps, which are then combined in Adobe Photoshop to create detailed realistic head textures.

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Total Training: Adobe After Effects CS4: Essentials
Total Training: Adobe After Effects CS4: Essentials
English | Video: h264, yuv420p, 960x540, 238 kb/s | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, s16, 47 kb/s | 1.58Gb
Genre: Video training

Total Training for Adobe After Effects CS4 Essentials introduces you to the wonderful world of motion graphics and the fundamentals of After Effects. After watching this training, youll know all about creating basic animations, text animation, tracking and stabilizing, basic keying and compositing, basic 3D animation. Plus, youll get an insiders view of some of the new features of After Effects CS4. Whether you are new to After Effects, or brushing up on a technique, this series is just what you need to get up to speed fast.

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Gnomon Workshop - MEL for Character Animators: MEL Programming Techniques (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - MEL for Character Animators: MEL Programming Techniques (ENG)
English | AVC1 1024 x 748 | MP3 128 Kbps | 4.14 GB
Genre: eLearning

In "MEL for Character Animators", Kevin Mannens develops a wide variety of scripting techniques designed to speed up your character animation workflow and make your pipeline more efficient. He explains all scripts in an in-depth and step-by-step manner, aimed at making advanced users more productive in their day-to-day tasks. With this DVD, technically oriented animators will become proficient in developing project specific tools that will shave days off each production.

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Gnomon Workshop - Industrial Design Rendering - Bicycle (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - Industrial Design Rendering - Bicycle (ENG)
English | AVC1 720x480 | MP3 128 Kbps | 4.36 GB
Genre: eLearning

On this DVD Scott walks you through the industrial design rendering techniques that he employs within Adobe Photoshop . He quickly demonstrates draft view sketching before scanning one of the sketches that will be rendered to a photo-real level. During the rendering of a bicycle, Scott discusses basic lighting and reflection strategies to indicate a variety of materials and colors. Watch along, and by the end of the DVD, you will see all of steps taken in Adobe Photoshop to transform the initial loose sketch into a very real looking object.

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Gnomon Workshop - High Resolution 3D Vehicle Illustration: 3D Rendering and Compositing (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - High Resolution 3D Vehicle Illustration: 3D Rendering and Compositing (ENG)
English | AVC1 1024 x 748 | MP3 128 Kbps | 3.03 GB
Genre: eLearning

Starting with a photographic backplate and 3D model, Brendan McCaffrey presents an in-depth look at an automotive illustration project step-by-step from wire-frame to finished product, using Maya, Mental Ray and Photoshop . In phase one, Brendan covers the initial brief, 3D setup and rendering. He then moves on to the view setup, matching the camera, and preparing the model and textures as they relate to high resolution work: shaders for paint, glass, metal and rubber. Brendan proceeds with the environment and lighting setup and on to the final renders of all the required layers and passes. In phase two, he assembles and corrects the render layers and passes in Photoshop . Brendan then moves on to blending the image into a cohesive whole using non-destructive color correction and adjustment. Finally, he demonstrates how to apply effects and finishing touches. This DVD comes with the project's Photoshop files.

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Total Training: SolidWorks 2009: Fundamentals
Total Training: SolidWorks 2009: Fundamentals
English | Video: h264, yuv420p, 960x540, 311 kb/s | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, s16, 75 kb/s | 1.75Gb
Genre: eLearning

Learn all about SolidWorks® 2009. In this series, lessons are filled with engaging examples and exercises that are just enough to inspire SolidWorks confidence, yet not too much to confuse and frustrate the learner. Upon completion of the course, learners will be prepared to challenge the CSWA exam.

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Digital-tutors : Introduction to mental ray in 3ds Max
Digital-tutors : Introduction to mental ray in 3ds Max
English | Video: svq3, yuvj420p, 788x648, 490 kb/s | Audio: mp3, 22050 Hz, s16 | 398Mb
Genre: eLearning


Learn an essential workflow to rendering with mental ray and techniques for fully utilizing the tools available inside 3ds Max to save time and see better results. Contains over 2 hours of project-based training for artists new to mental ray and experienced artists seeking a refresher.

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Simply Maya – Orc Head – Lip Sync
Simply Maya – Orc Head – Lip Sync
English | ISO | Author :With Kurt Boutilier | Size: 485MB
Genre: Video training


The Orc Lip Sync is the follow-up tutorial to the Orc Head modeling and texturing sections. In this tutorial you will learn everything you need to bring them to life by getting him talking and moving around. We will start off using our textured Orc head and learn how to create blendshapes of different expressions, vowels and consonants.

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Gnomon Workshop - The Techniques of Ryan Church 1: Rendering Matte Vehicles (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - The Techniques of Ryan Church 1: Rendering Matte Vehicles (ENG)
English | AVC1 720x480 | MP3 128 Kbps | 4.37 GB
Genre: eLearning

The skills required to dramatically, accurately and quickly depict aircraft and spacecraft are of immense value to any concept designer. In this demonstration, a digital illustration is created from start to finish and is accompanied by insightful commentary on such subjects as digital sketching, aircraft and ship design, and a wide variety of rendering techniques. The demo documents the entire process as one of the industry's top concept artists starts with a rough sketch and takes the viewer through to the final aircraft painting.

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Gnomon Workshop - Global Illumination Exteriors & Interiors Vray Lighting Techniques (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - Global Illumination Exteriors & Interiors Vray Lighting Techniques (ENG)
English | AVC1 720x480 | MP3 128 Kbps | 6.45 GB
Genre: eLearning

Christopher Nichols received a Bachelors in Mathematics and Fine Arts from Colgate University. He went on to get a Masters of Architecture from Rice University, where as a lecturer he taught the principles of architectural visualization and animation. After a long career in architecture, Christopher entered the world of feature film visual effects, specializing in color and lighting. Having spent several years at Digital Domain, Christopher has credits on such movies as The Day After Tomorrow, I, Robot, and Stealth. He is now a Senior Lighting Technical Director at Sony Pictures Imageworks.

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Gnomon Workshop - Digital Creature Painting: Design and Techniques Using Photoshop (ENG)

Gnomon Workshop - Digital Creature Painting: Design and Techniques Using Photoshop (ENG)
English | AVC1 1024 x 712 | MP3 128 Kbps | 1.63 GB
Genre: eLearning

Chet Zar takes you through his process of designing a creature in Photoshop using his own unusual variety of professional and aesthetic techniques. He starts with a blank document and no specific guidelines, developing his rough ideas into a fully realized character. Observe every step of the painting's evolution as Chet explains his thought process and workflow. Topics covered include: developing a rough sketch, value and color, liquify, painting hair using custom brushes, and adding detail using layer styles.

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