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In this course, Ryan Kittleson models a fully detailed Shelby Cobra automobile using both polygon and NURBS modeling techniques. The body, wheels, and interior are all modeled from scratch using blueprints and reference photos. The course covers aspects of modeling useful for many types of objects that go beyond automobiles, such as modeling complex shapes, editing NURBs objects, and creating clean models from scan data.

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Digital Performer 6 is a powerful digital audio workstation that has a comprehensive set of digital audio and MIDI sequencing tools. From powerful recording and editing tools, to an industry standard MIDI sequencing, DP 6 is widely recognized as one of the top music creation tools for film scoring. Instead of simply taking you through the manual, course author Sam McGuire presents three typical workflows with accompanying work files so you can work along side the tutorials. Whether you are a first time user, or a simply brushing up on the current version, you will find straightforward explanations and practical instruction that are aimed at a variety of skill levels.
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This course introduces Mudbox, the Autodesk digital sculpting suite, and teaches digital artists how to create realistic assets in Mudbox, including 3D characters, immersive game environments, and product designs. Author Ryan Kittleson focuses on modeling, sculpting, and texturing, as well as topics such as extracting normal maps and exporting assets to Maya and 3ds Max for further rendering and animation. The final chapter covers techniques for showcasing your work in Mudbox.

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NewTek LightWave 3D is an industry standard in creating 3D graphics for television, film, and print. In version 10 you will find new production tools such as the Viewport Preview Renderer (VPR), Linear Color Space, Data Interchange Enhancements, real-time Anaglyph Stereoscopic preview, and more. In this course, VTC author and professional animator Dwayne Ferguson (Mutant League TV series) will help you learn to utilize this program to your own advantage. Work files are included.
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Steinberg's Nuendo 3 is one of the top post-production, recording, sequencing and Surround systems available today. A simple to use interface, massive feature-lists and capabilities, and flexibility to work within your own environment enables Nuendo to work with you, and not against you. Its performance scales with your hardware, enabling you the possibility to work with projects handling hundreds of tracks, many effects and complex mixer configurations. It supports up to 192kHz and 24bit processing power (32bit floating point internal resolution) and its cross platform, and intuitive interface make it first choice amongst many leading professionals in the industry. It is used everywhere from small scale project studios through to being used in some of the biggest releases in Hollywood. This practical course by long-time Steinberg expert Kenneth Braithwaite, starts from beginner level and progresses through to more advanced techniques.
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Author Steve Wright explores the new features found in the 3D digital compositor Nuke 6. The course introduces the RotoPaint node for drawing and painting effects, the Keylight keyer for creating mattes and composites, and the SplineWarp node for warping images. The course also explains how to merge keys, animate with keyframes, and create image-based blurs. Exercise files accompany the course.

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In this Photo Restoration training course from Andy Anderson, you will learn the art of restoring photos, using Adobe Photoshop. Andy is an Adobe Photoshop expert, and his entertaining teaching style makes learning what can be a complex topic, easy and fun. This video tutorial is designed for someone who already understands the basic tools of Adobe Photoshop, and wants to learn how to specifically apply those tools to restoring photos.

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This course demonstrates how to light an object on a live-action still plate, using Maya, Nuke, and Adobe Photoshop. Author Mark Lefitz shows how to capture and use a high dynamic range image (HDRI) as the main light source, as well as how to analyze the plate to determine lighting direction, intensity, reflection, and shadow information. He layers in additional key, fill, and bounce lighting, plus ray-traced shadows, using the mental ray render engine. The course also demonstrates how to render various passes from mental ray to composite the final image in Nuke. The composite is finished off with some motion blur and vignetting in Photoshop.

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This course takes you from knowing nothing about Photoshop to having an incredibly good handle on the program in as little time as possible. The three legs of Photoshop are: Layers, Selections, Color Correction. If you understand how to manipulate those three elements, you can accomplish just about anything with Photoshop. This course starts by going over those concepts and then shows how to combine them for powerful results. Rather than showing you every single feature, this course focuses on the features people actually use without boring you to tears on the other tools. The instructor, Jeremy Shuback, has taught over 150,000 people Photoshop and works as a professional designer. He uses Photoshop every day to create everything from billboards to photorealistic matte paintings for feature films. More importantly, he understands that you don't want to spend 14 hours straight trying to learn Photoshop.

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This series will help you get started using world's leading image editing software. Adobe Education Leader Debbie Keller will provide you with an overview of the interface, the tools, panels and options you'll need as a foundation for using Adobe Photoshop CS6. Debbie will review the key new features in this version and teach you about the tools, palettes, and menu bars, as well as, the major features such as layers, selections, image editing, compositing, using Adobe Bridge, type design, drawing and painting, and creating a web photo gallery. With Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials you will learn Photoshop skills that will allow you to create professional looking images that you can be proud of. By the time you have completed this course you will be prepared to take your ACA Visual Communication exam and you will have excellent beginner to intermediate skills using Photoshop CS6.

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