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The New MASH Dynamics Node in Maya 2018, Part 2

The New MASH Dynamics Node in Maya 2018, Part 2

October 17, 2017

This tutorial is part 2 of our series on the new Dynamics Node in MASH in Maya 2018. Ian Waters has a great series that we’re showcasing.

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The New MASH Dynamics Node in Maya 2018

The New MASH Dynamics Node in Maya 2018

October 17, 2017

There are some great new motion graphics features in Maya 2018 including new MASH Nodes, such as MASH Dynamics Node, MASH World Node, and the MASH Placer Node. We’re going to focus on the MASH Dynamics Node for the next couple of weeks.

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Burning Question: What are Audio Compressors and How do I Use Them?

Burning Question: What are Audio Compressors and How do I Use Them?

October 17, 2017

Learn about types of compression; terminologies like attack and release, limiting, and compression ratio; compression in vocals and voiceovers; and third-party compression plug-ins. This is an overview, so there’s a lot that isn’t covered here, but this will hopefully give you some background for further exploration.

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Antique Coke Bottle Cinema 4D 3D Model + C4D Octane Tutorial from The Pixel Lab

Antique Coke Bottle Cinema 4D 3D Model + C4D Octane Tutorial from The Pixel Lab

October 17, 2017

The Pixel Lab is giving away a really cool free model of 3 antique Coca-Cola glass bottles designs, created by Rick Ellis. It’s free for personal and/or commercial use. Plus, a Cinema 4D Octane Tutorial: Scatter Object Overview.

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In depth LUTS: Image credit: Thomas Lefebvre @imthebear

In Depth: Color Grading is a LUT Easier with LUTs!

October 17, 2017

A LUT, or Look Up Table, is used in the film industry as an easy method of color grading. It’s an array of numbers to control the color of an image, by mapping one color space to another. Simple enough at the surface, but here’s more than you probably want to know about LUTs.

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The New UV Editor in Maya 2018

The New UV Editor in Maya 2018

October 17, 2017

In any 3D application that I’ve learned, working with UVs has always been the most daunting for me. In Maya 2017 Update 3, Autodesk has taken great steps to make it easier to work with UVs. The UV Editor has been totally overhauled with improved tools and functionality.

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5 Ways to Edit Faster

5 Ways to Edit Faster

October 17, 2017

Whether you’ve been editing for years or you’re new to the process, everyone wants to edit faster. Although these tips are geared toward new editors, even seasoned editors will hopefully pick up a few tips to speed up their workflow.

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Using and Creating Presets with Boris Title Studio + Free Presets

Using and Creating Presets with Boris Title Studio + Free Presets

October 17, 2017

Dan Harvey, UK-based artist and trainer, explains how to use Continuum Title Studio to design lower thirds, customize and save presets, and shows the animation workflows. This tutorial shows Continuum 10 in DaVinci Resolve but the same techniques will work in any Continuum 10 host: Adobe, Apple, Avid, etc.

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Fracture FX Tutorial plus Example

Fracture FX Tutorial plus Example

October 17, 2017

Fracture FX is on sale through October 5, 2017, so it seemed like a good time to share a couple of tutorials with you. Fracture FX is a production-proven, cross-platform demolition solution for Maya. This is a tutorial about how to use a new feature in v2.0, plus an example of what it looks like, and some sale info.

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Are you making these 5 Animation Mistakes in Cinema 4D?

Are you making these 5 Animation Mistakes in Cinema 4D?

October 17, 2017

Nick Campbell from Greyscalegorilla talks about some errors that you may be making in Cinema 4D and gives tips on how you can become a better motion designer.

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Burning Question: How Can I Learn Expressions in After Effects?

Burning Question: How Can I Learn Expressions in After Effects?

October 17, 2017

Expressions have been in After Effects for many years, but you can easily use After Effects and never touch them. Some find the programming a bit off putting, and I get that. Like learning short cuts, knowing just a few expressions can speed your workflow up 3 fold. Today, were going to go over some of the simple and common expressions that will make your day to day workflow faster and smoother, plus give you resources on where you can up your game!

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Maya Render Setup

Maya Render Setup

October 17, 2017

Know the Basics: Maya Part 9: Rendering Paul Hatton talks about Installing Arnold and the render settings you'll need. He also talks about saving the render and things like ray depth, viewport settings, and anti-aliasing.  Read Know the Basics: Maya Part 9: Rendering Maya Render Setup The Maya Learning Channel has a 4 video series on…

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Yanobox Mosaic from Eran Stern

Yanobox Mosaic from Eran Stern

October 17, 2017

Trainer Eran Stern gives a great overview of a cool plug-in from Yanobox called Mosaic. It’s great for pixel texturing & ASCII effects with adaptive tiling.

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Using Motion Graphics Templates in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2017

Using Motion Graphics Templates in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2017

October 17, 2017

Brian Fox from Boris FX walks you through the Motion Graphics Templates in Adobe’s 2017 release, with an emphasis on third party plug-ins in After Effects and Premiere Pro.

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Burning Question: What are Foley Effects?

Burning Question: What are Foley Effects?

October 17, 2017

This article explains what foley effects are and shows some videos of foley artists in action, plus, some tips on creating your own foley effects for your own sound design. 

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