Arts

In this training course for Adobe Flash CS6, experienced trainer and author Geoff Blake introduces you to Flash, and how you can use it for your design projects. Flash is a multimedia platform that can be used for everything from playing movies, to creating animations, to creating fully interactive games. You will start with the absolute basics in this training video, getting comfortable with the interface and tool locations within the software. You will quickly delve into working with the drawing tools, playing with shapes and colours, and how to manage objects. You will learn how to work with text, create and manage symbols and how to work with the Flash CS6 library. As your knowledge grows, Geoff introduces you to the power of animation within Flash using keyframes, timelines, tweening and more. This video tutorial closes out with a short tutorial on ActionScript, and how to publish your projects from Flash CS6.

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NewTek LightWave 3D is highly advanced imaging software that has been used on many television and movie productions including the new Battlestar Galactica television series, Jimmy Neutron and even the familiar M&M commercials we have come to know and love. Now even more powerful, with an improved workflow and new features, this version is better than ever. And with the help of VTC Author and professional animator, Dwayne Ferguson, users will quickly learn how to take command of their work. Create stunning pictures, movies, and even design your own video game. You're only limited by your imagination.
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VTC author, Frank Maturi teaches users advanced concepts of Lightwave 3D Modeling. He begins by demonstrating how to set up a Modeler interface, while detailing general and display options, units, layouts, backdrops, and viewports. He then shows users how to find blueprints and reference images from the Web, use Photoshop for blueprint preparation, set up background templates within Modeler, and use tools to create splines. Work files are also included with the tutorial.
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NewTek LightWave 3D is highly advanced imaging software that has been used on many television and movie productions including Babylon 5, the M&M commercials and Jimmy Neutron. Designers and artists from Malaysia to Norway, U.S. to Australia, and everywhere in between, are producing award-winning work and making a living with LightWave 3D. Whether you are watching television, browsing the Web, reading a magazine, taking in a new movie at the theater, or watching billboards and buildings on your way to work, you are encountering work produced or visualized using LightWave 3D. And now with the help of VTC author and professional animator, Dwayne Ferguson, learn how to utilize this program to your own advantage. Create stunning pictures, movies, and even design your own video game. You're only limited by your imagination.
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Luxology Modo delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering all in a single integrated package. Modo includes true 3D sculpting tools, animation and even allows network rendering. More than just features, Modo is a truly elegant integration of technology, raw horsepower and refined workflow. Professional illustrator, television animation art director and writer Dwayne Ferguson will show users how to get the most out of this powerful 3D content creation software. Learn the interface, cameras and lighting, animation and more. Work Files are included. To get started, simply click on one of the movie links.
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This Adobe Encore CS6 training course teaches you how to create top quality DVD and Blue-ray discs using this popular software from Adobe. This tutorial is designed for the beginner, and no prior experience is assumed; you will start your learning right from the very beginning! Starting with the basics, the course explains exactly what Encore CS6 is, and what it can do for you. You will explore the workflow of Encore, how to import assets, make menus, and export your finished product. Each step in the workflow is covered in-depth. You will learn how to create and work with timelines, build and edit slideshows, make playlists, add and edit menus as well as creating custom menus and specialized menus. This software tutorial also covers topics such as setting up menu navigation, linking your assets to the menus, and finally, testing and exporting your project to DVD, Blue-ray disc or even a Flash project to play in a web browser.

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Cinema 4D Core Edition gives users professional level power in an easy-to-use package. Common sense tool sets that have been streamlined for pro 'pipelines' lets users create complex objects and animations, all within a friendly interface. A 3D CG benchmark for Hollywood and Television, C4D is widely recognized as the premier motion and texturing software for professionals. Maxon, in constant feedback with it's professional clients, has created an incredibly stable and powerful software that seamlessly plugs-into pro pipelines. Because of it's robust flexibility and extensibility, Cinema 4D is a perfect fit for professional and CG enthusiast that crave ease-of-use, rock solid stability and Hollywood grade results. Join Professional illustrator, designer and animator, Mark Bremmer for this "project based" course that even includes a solid introduction to "Bodypaint" and "Projection Man". Work Files are included.
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Cinema 4D XL 6 for the Mac and PC enables users to work seamlessly between the two platforms. This extremely fast 3D modeling, animation, and ray-tracing program allows the opportunity to work within an object-oriented and multi-threaded architecture. Join 3D expert Matt Neutra in this powerful program from Maxon Computer as he teaches you the configuration, menus, and workflow.
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Maxwell Render is the unbiased render engine of choice for discerning 3D professionals. With its well-earned reputation for top quality and physical accuracy it is used extensively in the arch-viz, jewelry, advertising, product design, special effects, and animation industries. This course is designed to get you up and running with Maxwell Render quickly and effectively. It is taught in a practical and easy-to-follow manner by successful artist Jason Maranto so that even beginners will be able to successfully utilize the realism and beauty of Maxwell Render.
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Over the past many years, Maya has become the leading 3D application used in the film, broadcast and game industries. Hailed for its diverse toolset, Maya excels due to its integration, flexibility and performance in regards to modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, animation, rigging and effects. Designed for the individual new to Maya, this DVD contains over five hours of lecture. The essential UI (user interface) is discussed, focusing on the work- flow of an experienced user. Learn how to efficiently create, manipulate and organize hierarchies, objects, components and cameras. Many concepts are introduced including the use of Polygons versus NURBS, tesselation, antialiasing, UV Layout, projects, preferences and MEL scripts. Customization of the UI is also addressed in order to dramatically improve efficiency and workflow.

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