• Midweek Motivation: The Prodigy Promo 12.04 - Red Glass

    Jan 27, 2016 MAXON CINEMA 4D Broadcast, MAXON CINEMA 4D Prime, MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio

    Check out this beautifully animated promo for The Prodigy concert by Red Glass.  It even has a “Making of” at the end.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Branded Dreams - The Future of Advertising by Studio Smack

    Jan 20, 2016

    This is downright scary, but beautifully done.  Studio Smack attempted to answer the question, “What would happen if advertisers could enter our dreams?”

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  • A Conversation with Aaron Beyer, Stereoscopic 3D Artist on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Jan 19, 2016 Adobe Photoshop CC for Teams & Businesses, Infinite Skills Learning Autodesk Maya 2015, The Foundry NUKE

    Aaron Beyer is a stereoscopic 3D artist with an impressive resume, and also a fellow Grand Valley State University Film & Video Alumnus. Aaron posted about his recent work on our Alumni Facebook group, and as a board member of my Alumni Association, we thought it would be cool to do a joint interview between GVSU Film/Video and Toolfarm. So, I’m talking to Aaron representing both organizations, not just about his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and other blockbuster films, but also about how his education led him to his current work in Hollywood.

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  • Trapcode Horizon

    Jan 19, 2016

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  • News: Los Angeles MODO User Group meeting

    Jan 18, 2016 The Foundry MODO, The Foundry MODO Extended Bundle

    The Los Angeles MODO User Group is having it’s first meeting on 2016, on Wednesday, January 27.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Alesso - Sweet Escape ft. Sirena

    Jan 13, 2016

    Crosswalk signals and street signs come to life, fall in love, and have a dance party around Los Angeles.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Tencent Games Iron Knight Game CG Opening

    Dec 30, 2015

    Take a short break from the daily grind and check out this cool 3D animation by [ a _ a ] Amused Art for Tencent Games’ Iron Knight Game.

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  • Sale: Next Limit RealFlow Spanish Winter Promo - Ends Tomorrow!

    Dec 14, 2015 Next Limit RealFlow 2015 Standard License

    This is your last chance for anyone owning a 3D package to get big discounts on RealFlow.  But hurry, this sale ends tomorrow, December 15th.

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  • In Depth: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Great Demo Reel

    Dec 10, 2015 Boris Continuum Unit: Image Restoration, Red Giant Instant 4K

    Is your New Year’s Resolution to get a new job or to bring in new freelance work? A new demo reel can help. Promoting yourself with a reel has changed a bit since I began in this business over 20 (gasp!) years ago. The internet and short attention spans have changed the climate. What are employers looking for in a reel? I was on a panel at a college last month where we talked about what makes a demo reel great and what makes it… well, not so great. I also asked around to some industry peers for their opinions. This is what my research has concluded.

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  • New: The Foundry MARI 3.0 is Here!

    Dec 02, 2015 The Foundry MARI

    MARI 3 delivers new avenues for pipeline integration and productivity-enhancing workflows that help 3D paint artists iterate faster, manage complexity better and produce higher quality results.

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  • Tutorial: How to Stick Objects onto a Conveyer Belt in Cinema 4D

    Dec 01, 2015 MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio

    EJ Hassenfratz shows us how he made the ‘sushi-go-round’ conveyer belt in Cinema 4D.

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  • Tutorial: Lighting Systems with Octane Render for CINEMA 4D

    Dec 01, 2015 MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio

    Learn how to light your C4D scene using the lighting systems in Octane Render.  And don’t miss MAXON’s Santa Sidegrade Sale!

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  • Sale: End of Year Savings on Vray for C4D

    Dec 01, 2015 Vray for C4D

    Don’t miss this Special Year End Offer and save almost $150 on Vray for C4D

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  • Tutorial: Inflated Text in Cinema 4D

    Dec 01, 2015 MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio, MAXON Cineversity (Annual Training Subscription)

    Learn how to create a cool inflated text effects using the pressure parameter in C4D in this 2 part tutorial from Helloluxx.  And don’t miss MAXON’s Santa Sidegrade Sale!

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  • Sale: The Foundry Black Friday Sale

    Nov 27, 2015 The Foundry MARI, The Foundry MODO, The Foundry MODO Extended Bundle

    Save up to 40% on MODO and MARI starting on today!

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  • Sale: The Video Copilot Black Friday Sale is On!

    Nov 26, 2015 Video Copilot Element 3D, Video Copilot ULTRA STUDIO Bundle

    Get 25% Off ALL Video Copilot products, including upgrades & bundles, Friday through Monday only!

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  • Midweek Motivation: Trojan Horse was a Unicorn - RealFlow Case Study

    Oct 21, 2015 Next Limit Maxwell Render Suite, Next Limit RealFlow 2015 Standard License

    Emanuele Niri describes how the amazing opening and closing titles for ‘Trojan horse was a Unicorn’ were made using RealFlow.

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  • A Snow Monster, ZBrush and a Mission: A Conversation with David Prindle

    Oct 07, 2015 Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Teams & Businesses, FilmConvert Bundle of All Plug-ins, Pixologic™ ZBrush®

    Dave Prindle created this adorable piece, The Snow Monster, for ArtPrize 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI. He placed in the top 25 for time-based entries, which is great, but he has MUCH bigger projects on the horizon.

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  • Midweek Motivations: The Jungle Book Trailer

    Sep 15, 2015

    Directed by Jon Favreau and with visual effects by Legacy Effects, MPC, The Imaginarium Studios and Weta Digital, The Jungle Book is like nothing I’ve ever seen! It’s CGI and live action and looks so realistic!  It won’t be out until April 15, 2016, but the trailer was just released.

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  • Free Animation Training from Pixar Studios

    Sep 11, 2015

    Yes, you heard that right! Khan Academy has teamed up with Pixar to bring you ‘Pixar In a Box’. Here’s the press release.

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