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Procedural and Visual Effects | Softimage We regret to inform you that the upcoming 2015 release will be the last one for Softimage® software. This final version is expected to ship on or around April 14, 2014. Autodesk will continue to offer product support until April 30, 2016. We will also provide Softimage support services (including Hot Fixes and Service Packs) to all Softimage customers with Autodesk Subscription, at no cost, until April 30, 2016. We understand that you will now need time to re-evaluate your production capabilities. To help you, we are offering Autodesk Softimage Subscription customers special no-cost options to migrate to either Maya or 3ds Max software while continuing to use Softimage in production. Although this decision is a difficult one, we do believe that by focusing our development efforts, we can better serve the needs of the media and entertainment industry and provide customers with better products, faster. What is happening to Softimage? Softimage last release announcement FAQ
Adobe After Effects CS6 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques - Mark Christiansen - Google Books Blender tutorials: 25 ways to create cool 3D effects | Blender Creating 3D art can be expensive. But thanks to creatives developing free open source software, like Blender, everyone can get involved. In this article, we've rounded up the best step-by-step Blender tutorials from around the web. Improve your modelling, animating, rendering and compositing skills as you follow the projects and pick up tips from leading 3D designers in these video and text tutorials. We've grouped these Blender tutorials into three sections, so that as well as browsing the whole list you can jump straight to the guides that are most relevant to you (use the drop-down menu above to navigate to the page you want). Blender tutorials for beginners 01. Get started with the basics of Blender with this free video tutorial series from Blender Foundation-certified trainer Jonathan Williamson. 02. Before you start creating anything in Blender, you need to master the basics. 03. 04. 05. 06. Get to grips with the complete workflow for setting up lighting for an outdoor scene. 07.
Home - Art of Illusion Adobe After Effects CS6 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques - Mark Christiansen - Google Books heavy industries » Blog Archive » ICE point distributions on surfaces Here are some ICE attempts at making even point distributions on arbitrary meshes. It’s hard to beat the look of evenly packed points. I used this problem as my first experiment in xsi ICE. I’ve been playing with this idea for years and years, and I’ve managed to make my programs do smarter and smarter things to produce these kinds of distributions. I generated points randomly over the entire surface and used a Get Neighboring (sic) Particles node to decide whether or not to reject the point. Within hours I had reproduced the results of an xsi plugin that i had spent weeks writing. :( and :) The main problem with dart throwing is that the system is not aware of a complete state. dart throwing in ICE from benp on Vimeo. As you can see the rate of successful candidates drops off to a painfully low level very quickly .. Further tests I could try using an electro-static relaxation type idea to generate n points and iteratively relax them into a stable state. more ICE dart throwing tests downloads
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Cinema 4D And After Effects Training, Tutorials, and Plugins for Motion Graphic Designers Congratulations to Michael Rinnan for winning the Five Second Project for March. His entry had a great concept and was outfitted with excellent lighting, atmosphere, camera movements and sound design. We wanted to know a little bit more about Michael’s entry, so we asked him a few questions regarding his workflow and the process for creating his winning piece. Where do you work? What is your title? I am a 3D generalist at NFL films in Mt. How did you come up with your concept for the Bright Lights Five Second Project? For my concept, my goal was to come up with a quick story I could tell in 5 seconds. What was the most challenging thing about your project? The most challenging part of this project was honestly the lighting. Tell us a little about how you achieved the zolly (push-pull zoom) effect. To achieve the zolly, I initially mapped out the motion of the motorcycles with a spline and then dropped a camera onto that motion path. What renderer was used?
'Trucking Isn't a Job or a Career, It's a Lifestyle': A Trucker's Story Loren West, a former long-haul trucker from Wisconsin, gave ABC News "20/20? a glimpse of what life is like behind the wheel of a big rig. After spending 15 months on the road, West has decided to take a break from trucking. He is substitute teaching high school English and spending nights at home with his family, but he isn't ruling out another stint behind the wheel. Below, West reflected on becoming one of America's roughly 1.6 million truck drivers, and what it means to crisscross the country to make a living. Tune in to ABC's "20/20? Credit: Courtesy Loren West By Loren West Challenges have always motivated me. Graduating CDL (commercial drivers license) school and hiring on with a reputable company went well. As I became comfortable behind the wheel, and confident in my ability to get from point A to point B without wrecking anything, I began to contemplate the bigger picture of being a trucker. Loren's rig at the Daniel-Johnson hydroelectric dam in Quebec, Canada.