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VFXLearning - Case Study: Harry Potter Effects Part 1 + Part 2
VFXLearning - Harry Potter Effects Part 1 + Part 2
5 Case Study Videos Project Files Included MP4

Students will be shattering and simulating Rigid Body Dynamics using PulldownIt, an advanced solver used in
production for the films John Carter of Mars, Harry Potter 7 & 8 amongst others. MEL Scripting, a
fundamental area of effects animation, will be covered and this will open a new world of possibilities for
controlling and adapting simulations. We will learn to use MEL to create dynamic rigs and to help deal with
repetitive tasks.

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Cloth Simulation in Blender with Joel Brad
Cloth Simulation in Blender with Joel Brad | 520 MB
English | 2h 00m | AVC1 1280x720 29.970 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz
Genre: eLearning | Level: Intermediate

Learn how to create realistic garments and fabrics, from T-shirts to tablecloths, with Blender. Join author Joel Bradley as he shows how to simulate cloth, control its appearance, and make it interact realistically with other objects in your scene.

Digital Tutors - Digital Painting Vivid Illustrations in Photoshop CC
Digital Tutors - Digital Painting Vivid Illustrations in Photoshop CC
English | 2h 15m | AVC 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 3.23 GB
Genre: eLearning | Level: Advanced

Throughout these lessons we will learn how to work with digital painting and photo manipulation techniques in Photoshop. We will be creating an extremely vivid and colorful illustration. We will start with sketching a composition and then paint all elements from scratch. All the while manipulating them with abstract textures to create exciting digital artwork. By practicing your painting skills and working with blending modes you’ll be able to create unique pieces of digital artwork for your next project.


Create Mesh: Architecture Course for Second Life
Create Mesh: Architecture Course for Second Life
7.5 hrs | 2.2GB

This course will focus on everything you need to know to get started with architecture in Second Life, including how to make a low-poly/low prim model, making a model with multiple faces in Second Life, efficient use of texture space by Overlapping UV shells, unique lighting effects, making custom Levels of Detail (LODs) and how to make a physics/collision model to allow your avatar to walk through your build.

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Create Mesh: Get start with MESH - Maya for Second Life: Beginners Course
Create Mesh: Get start with MESH - Maya for Second Life: Beginners Course | 6hrs | 2.03 GB

This course is for those who are just opening Maya for the first time, or those still getting started with it. Students will learn everything from the basic layout of Maya, basic tools for working with mesh, basis for adding shadows and unique lighting effects to your model, and step-by-step tutorials for making a simple cookie jar, an old lounge chair, and a sword, and uploading to Second Life. Each lesson is designed to get users familiar with various tools and learn a variety of techniques to approach polygonal modeling.

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Kelby One - Photographing Motion Outdoor with Joe McNally
Kelby One - Photographing Motion Outdoor with Joe McNally
English | 1h 17m | AVC 1280x720 29.970 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 1.45 GB
Genre: eLearning

This class is all about different ways of capturing motion with a still camera.

Join Joe McNally for a day of on-location shooting as he demonstrates different techniques for showing the world in motion. From capturing a moving cyclist on a wooded trail to showing the motion of flowing fabric and hair to creating a complex scene with a moving ambulance, Joe steps you through the process of pulling all of the pieces together and then modifying them on the fly to meet real world conditions. Every shoot has its challenges and you get a front row seat watching a master draw on years of experience to make the adjustments needed to get the shot.

Digital Tutors - Quick Start to Animation in CINEMA 4D: Volume 2
Digital Tutors - Quick Start to Animation in CINEMA 4D: Volume 2
English | 33 mins | AVC 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 227 MB
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner

Welcome to Volume 2 of the Quick Start to Animation in CINEMA 4D, a series of specially constructed tutorials meant to be followed in sequence and interspersed with valuable exercises to reinforce learned concepts.

Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds with Richard Harrington
Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds with Richard Harrington
English | 2h 32m | AVC1 1280x720 29.970 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 2.98 GB
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner

Nearly every video project needs a background, whether it's an elaborate background for a chroma key set or simply a lower third. This course shows you how to create your own still and motion backgrounds using a few simple ingredients: the files that come with the course and from other sources on the web, and the built-in tools in Photoshop and After Effects. No special assets or plugins required! Rich Harrington introduces practical and easy-to-implement techniques that are suitable for video editors of all levels, and can be used to quickly add texture and style to your next project.

Character Rigging in 3ds Max with George Maestri
Character Rigging in 3ds Max with George Maestri | 1.13 GB
English | 3h 46m | AVC1 1280x720 29.970 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz
Genre: eLearning | Level: Intermediate

3ds Max is a powerful 3D application with great rigging tools. This course covers the complete workflow for rigging characters for realistic motion and animation. Author George Maestri shows how to prep your model, draw a skeleton, and add controls: foot and leg controls, hip and spine controls, and controls that allow the animator to toggle between inverse and forward kinematics (IK/FK). Plus, learn to how to skin your character, and create hand and face rigs that allow for greater control over delicate hand movements and facial expressions.

Udemy.com - Easy Color Grading Course with Davinci Resolve
Udemy.com - Easy Color Grading Course with Davinci Resolve
English | 3+ Hours | AVC1 1280x720 25.0 fps | AAC 64 Kbps 48.0 KHz | 978 MB
Genre: eLearning

This course is designed to be the fastest and easiest way to fully understand the art of color grading and the magic of Davinci Resolve

Tuts+ Premium - What Every Photographer Should Know About Lenses
Tuts+ Premium - What Every Photographer Should Know About Lenses | 1.78 GB
English | 2.7 hours | AVC1 1280x720 23.976 fps | AAC 256 Kbps 48.0 KHz
Genre: eLearning

Have you ever tried to learn about lenses, only to be overwhelmed by choice and technical information? Whether you're a first-time photographer or a seasoned professional, it can be a daunting task. If you've ever wondered how lenses work, what makes a good or bad lens, and how to pick the one that's right for the kinds of photos you want to take, this is the course for you.

Digital Tutors - Introduction to CSS
Digital Tutors - Introduction to CSS
English | 1h 48m | AVC 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 562 MB
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner

In this tutorial we'll learn how to use CSS to style a resort web site from scratch. We'll use CSS properties that allow us to make changes like the font our site uses, adding a full screen background image, centering a web page in the browser window, and pseudo selectors for styling interactive content like links and forms.

CGMasters - Complete Environment and Animation Project
CGMasters - Complete Environment and Animation Project
English | 25 hrs | AVC1 1280x768 15.0 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 11.0 GB
Genre: eLearning | Blender 2.68 (2.7 compatible) | Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

This huge 25-hour training DVD covers from concept to conclusion a complete environment and animation project. In part 1 professional 3D artist Aidy Burrows explores animation and game environment modelling, sculpting and texturing techniques. Part 2 dives into converting from game shaders to cycles shaders, high detail environment creation, VFX and bringing it all together for the final creation.

Digital Tutors - Tips for Motion Graphics Lighting and Materials in CINEMA 4D R15
Digital Tutors - Tips for Motion Graphics Lighting and Materials in CINEMA 4D R15
English | 1h 10m | AVC 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 446 MB
Genre: eLearning | Level: Intermediate

In this series of tutorials, we'll go over tips for lighting and materials in CINEMA 4D. These tips are common things you might encounter as you are creating motion graphics and you need a quick fix or a better way to make something look more realistic.

Educator - Photoshop Designs to Code with Candyce Mairs
Educator - Photoshop Designs to Code with Candyce Mairs
English | AVC1 966x570 15 fps | AAC 48 Kbps 24 KHz | 3.50 GB
Genre: eLearning

Learn how to convert your Photoshop website design into an HTML/CSS file in Dreamweaver. Adobe Certified Instructor Candyce Mairs will walk you through the basic steps of how to take a Photoshop file and set up the design in Dreamweaver in order to easily build a website. Candyce has been in the training industry since 1994, is a Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Master Designer and Instructor, and also holds Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert certifications in Fireworks, ColdFusion, Acrobat, and Contribute.

Up and Running with Pixelmator with Rich Harrington
Up and Running with Pixelmator with Rich Harrington | 5.87 GB
English | 3h 33m | AVC1 1280x720 29.970 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner

Pixelmator is a full-featured image-editing tool for the Mac. It can enhance and repair images, but Pixelmator also offers a rich suite of design tools and support for Adobe file formats, so you can easily collaborate with other creatives. In this course, Rich Harrington covers the complete Pixelmator workflow, including making accurate selections, performing target image adjustments, designing with text and shapes, retouching, masking, and making complex designs quickly with other effects. Once your project is finished, you'll learn how to export files in several popular formats for sharing and using in other web and design software packages.

Creative Insights: Lauren Bacon on Web Design with Lauren Bacon
Creative Insights: Lauren Bacon on Web Design with Lauren Bacon | 238 MB
English | 25 mins | AVC1 1280x720 29.970 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz
Genre: eLearning | Level: Appropriate for all

Lauren Bacon ran a successful web design and development firm for twelve years. Now she is working as a business coach, helping entrepreneurs get their own businesses up and running. In this course, she shares her insights on breaking into the industry: acquiring the right skills, thinking beyond the digital toolset, and specializing in areas that will make your firm in demand. Lauren also answers questions about navigating career transitions, from employee to manager, to freelancer (and maybe even back again), and what the future will look like for new web designers.

iPhoto '11 Essential Training (Updated 11 Aug 2014)
iPhoto '11 Essential Training (Updated 11 Aug 2014) | 2.39 GB
English | 4h 14m | AVC1 1280x720 29.970 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner

In iPhoto '11 Essential Training, Derrick Story offers an in-depth tour of the popular photo management software from Apple, demonstrating its various features for organizing, editing, and sharing images. The course covers techniques to categorize and combine images into custom collections using iPhoto's geotagging, face detection, and Smart Album features, and offers insight on how to perform key image corrections and enhancements. Also covered are tutorials on building customized slideshows and outputting collections to calendars, books, and greeting cards. Exercise files accompany the course.

Digital Tutors - Quick Start to Animation in MODO Volume 1
Digital Tutors - Quick Start to Animation in MODO Volume 1
English | 60 mins | AVC 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 351 MB
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner

Welcome you to the Quick Start to Animation in MODO. Quick Starts are a series of specially constructed tutorials meant to be followed in sequence and include valuable exercises to reinforce learned concepts.

Digital Tutors - Working with Shape Layers in After Effects CC
Digital Tutors - Working with Shape Layers in After Effects CC
English | 1h 46m | AVC 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 416 MB
Genre: eLearning | Level: Intermediate

In this series of tutorials, we will talk about some of the different ways you can create and utilize shapes in After Effects. We will start by going over the basics of using the shape tools to make shape layers and the difference between parametric and Bezier paths. We'll explore the control we have over polygons and stars that can create an endless possibility of intricate shapes.