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EFFECTS

ELECTRIC IMAGE

ELECTRIC RAIN

ENVIRONMENT

EPIC GAMES

EQUIPMENT

ESCAPE MOTIONS

ED FILMS

Animation Studio e.d. films Launches PSD to 3D Plugin to Make 3D More Accessible to 2D Artists and Matte Painters.  MONTREAL, Canada – May 20, 2019 – Today, e.d. films releases PSD to 3D – a new plugin that converts 2D drawings into 3D content. Artists with little to no 3D experience can now bypass the modeling phase, turning Photoshop sketches into moldable scenes and characters, ready for animation.  PSD to 3D was developed in-house at e.d. films, an award-winning animation studio based in Montreal. While the converter is production-grade, it is also simple enough that a 3D novice can start converting Photoshop drawings and paintings within minutes. After conversion, the 3D objects will be available within Autodesk Maya for tweaks, including depth and resolution. All objects correspond to the original Photoshop layers, giving artists an easy way to build up and adjust scenes and characters.

EDIT SHARE

EditShare enables media professionals to collaborate on projects thanks to our ever-expanding range of innovative products and features, all designed to improve production and unleash creativity. Integration and collaboration are central to all products in our comprehensive range of media management solutions – from ingest to archive.

EDUCATION, COURCES & LEARNING

3 Reasons You Should Rethink a College Degree as an Artist

As companies move away from a traditional college requirement for job applicants, it’s time to rethink what your education could be. Not just to save money, but to hone specific skills and leverage practical experience.  To many people, it’s a no brainer: professional success requires a traditional college degree. However, for an increasing amount of professions, a four-year degree is neither necessary nor practical.

A 2016 survey reported that one-third of Americans without a four-year degree didn’t apply for a job they felt they were qualified for because the job required a bachelor’s (Pew Research Center, 2016). This degree gateway has become a barrier that ultimately hurts individuals and companies. Not to mention, the entire economy.

FREE  TECHNOLOGY  for  TEACHERS

LInks

Higher Education for Better or Worse

The complete story of Paris-8 university going for Krita, Blender, Natron

AIE: specialist educators in games, animation and film effects

ADAM  CRESPI  YouTube Tutorials 

animSchool’s make characters, move characters

ACADAMY of DESIGN

Allan McKay’s podcasts

Audiovisual Academy

AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL for the ARTS

AUSTRALIAN FILM TELEVISION and RADIO SCHOOL VIDEOS:  youtube AFTRS Showcase

AUSTRALIAN FILM TELEVISION and RADIO SCHOOL:  MEDIA LAB free media arts resources for schools

AUSTRALIAN  SIKLLS  QUALITY AUTHORITY

BERKELEY ADVANCED MEDIA INSTITUTE

BILLY BLUE

CANVA Design School Anyone can make beautiful designs with Canva – here’s how.  FREE

CENGAGE

Cengage Learning Australia creates learning solutions that use technology, pedagogy and content to enrich student engagement. Cengage Learning is passionate about learning, innovation and engagement.

CG COOKIE

CGMeetupYoutube Channel

cgmotionbox: tutorials

cgtalk.com

CG Spectrum

CG Society

CGMA

CG GARAGE PODCASTS  Every week, CG Labs director Chris Nichols publishes a new podcast. These lively, informal discussions have become essential listening for over 20,000 computer graphics fans around the world. Chris has interviewed hundreds of guests from Hollywood directors to talented 3D artists and everyone in between.

CHISHOLM INSTITUTE

CINEVERSITY

CREATE 3D CHARACTERS

CREATIVE LIVE online classes

Creative Technology Educators

CYBER COLLEGE

DAITO MANABE

DALET  ACADEMY

DESIGN + CODE

DIGITAL  TUTORS

EAT 3D -0 car modelling

ESCAPE STUDIOS  offer undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics.  We work with an impressive list of industry partners to design and deliver our courses, from MPC, Cinesite, Framestore and The Mill, through to Jellyfish, Milk and BlueBolt, to name just a few!

FACEBOOK Blueprint

FIVE DAY DEAL Complete Video Creators Bundle  A collection of expert training, tutorials, eBooks, plugins, software, and tools for all levels of video creation – there’s something awesome for everyone!

FXPHD – theory and advanced, Design Cinema – Episode 66

FZD School of Design

GAME  ART  INSTITUTE   is a special site created by Ryan Kingslien and Travis Bourbeau to provide live online education by today’s master artists. Part of the UArtsy family, this site is devoted to all things game arts.  Our courses are conducted online via web conferencing software and allow direct access to your instructors. All course content is also downloadable and available to stream through our system.  We focus on the most cutting edge technology out there along with our sister sites, ZBrushWorkshops, Concept Art Workshop and Artsy.

BEGINNER’S GUIDE to BECOMING a VIDEO GAME DESIGNER

This guide is for absolute beginners who are trying to find a career that compliments their passion for playing games, technology, design, coding and digital art. You are the type of person who knows that finance and medicine really isn’t your thing. You also know you never want to wear a suit to work either. However, you need some help getting started. It’s also a great guide to share with your parents and guardians who are trying to understand what the hell you are rambling on about, and why you are so excited.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY   is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

GEOMETRY and the IMAGINATION in MINNEAPOLIS

GNOMON  specializes in computer graphics education for careers in the entertainment industry. Based in Hollywood, California, Gnomon offers a cutting-edge curriculum, taught by current industry professionals and delivered through both structured programs and individual courses.

GNOMON  Live and Upcoming Events

GOOGLE   Digital Garage

HELLOLUXX  is a collection of creative professionals from around the globe, dedicated to sharing experience and knowledge for the visual effects and motion graphics community.

What started as small blog – sharing tips from the creative company Luxx – continues to evolve into a collective of experts and developers working together to provide you with real world techniques and solutions to improve your workflow and enhance creative productivity.

JMC

KAJABI

KEN STONE’S  FCP  This web site is specific to Apple’s Final Cut Pro Editing software. It includes a Basic section for beginners, a White Paper section for Intermediate and Advanced uses. There are Review sections for Hardware, Software and FCP Tutorial products as well as a FCP Discussion Boar

KHAN ACADEMY

LABSPACE

LESTERBANKS   3D, VFX, CGI News Tools & Tutorials

LEVEL UP

Lynda.com

MASTERS of  MOTION is a podcast, website and social media channel, that provides the world with a insight into the Australian and New Zealand Animation industry. Comprising of a podcast and online gallery featuring outstanding motion design, animation and visual effects work. Our mission is to celebrate Australia’s motion artists and to Inspire the next generation of motion designers, animators, visual effects and 3-D artists.

Subscribe in iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/masters-of-motion/id1173390344?mt=2.

A Lifetime in Animation & Creating a Cartoon TV Series.

Mastering CGI

MAXON 3d for the real world

MICHAEL COMET I am currently a Character Modeling/Rigging Supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios. I started at Pixar around 2006 and have worked on films such as Up, Brave and The Good Dinosaur.  Check out his tutorials, Maya MEL Scripts and Maya Plug-ins

MONASH UNIVERSITY

NAUTILUS Welcome to Nautilus. We are delighted you joined us. We are here to tell you about science and its endless connections to our lives. Each month we choose a single topic. And each Thursday we publish a new chapter on that topic online. Each issue combines the sciences, culture and philosophy into a single story told by the world’s leading thinkers and writers. We follow the story wherever it leads us. Read our essays, investigative reports, and blogs. Fiction, too. Take in our games, videos, and graphic stories. Stop in for a minute, or an hour. Nautilus lets science spill over its usual borders. We are science, connected.

NO FILM SCHOOL  No Film School is the leading worldwide community of filmmakers, video producers, and independent creatives. No Film School is where filmmakers learn from each other — “no film school” required.

PAX  an expo for games and technology

PRODUCTION  ART  DEPARTMENT

polycount.com

PROCESSING is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology. There are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning and prototyping

RIPPLE TRAINING

ROHAN DALVI  training for houdini and cg

SAE  We believe pioneering minds create the future. We understand all ideas need a place to grow and be nurtured. At SAE, our reputation as the leading global specialist in creative media education comes from over 40 years’ developing student creativity, delivering innovative practical skills, and coaching real world business and industry awareness.

SCHOOL OF MOTION  We’ve built a teaching philosophy that enables us to deliver an amazing, interactive experience to any students regardless of their physical location or skill level. At School of Motion our mission is to empower our students to hone their skills, grow their networks, and gain the knowledge they need to have a successful career in the field. And we do all of this through a unique blend of amazing content, an engaged community, and a staff of instructors and teaching-assistants who stand at the ready to critique your work.

Motion Design (or Motion Graphics) is the blending of Graphic Design and Animation. It encompasses a range of styles and techniques, 2D animation, 3D animation, stop-motion, visual effects, and more. Motion Designers create content for film title sequences, cable network branding packages, explainer videos, app UI / UX prototyping and many other mediums. Our goal is to prepare you for a career in Motion Design, no matter what kind of work you want to do.

STONE’S  THROW  MEDIA

TAFE NSW

TOOLFARM

TUTVID  Photoshop and Web Design Tutorials, Articles and Inspiration

UDEMY Choose from 100,000 online video courses with new additions published every month

TWITCH  TV –  Zbrush Creative Techniques, frameworkVFX

UNIVERSITY – QUARTZ 200 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.  In the past six years or so, close to 800 universities have created more than 8,000 of these MOOCs. And I’ve been keeping track of these MOOCs the entire time over at Class Central, ever since they rose to prominence.

VIDEO COPILOT

VANARTS

THE VIRTUAL ARTIST

THE VIRTUAL ASSIST  Animation and VFX Website, 3D and VFX jobs, Online publication, Digital Marketing and PR, VirtualReality (VR), Making of, Behind the scenes, Visual Effects …

VFX PIPELINE CHANNEL

VFX & CGI Training Month 1 Session 12

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

VICTORIA COLLEGE of the ARTS

YOUTUBE  Creater Academy

Grant Warwick

RYAN KINGSLIEN

Artist, motivator, and teacher, Ryan is known to ignite the spark in people with his teachings and humor. Also known as an Anatomy Guru and ZBrush Teacher he has taught more than 25,000 students across the globe.  An artist himself and life long learner Ryan shares his life experiences and lessons with all his students through webinars, writings and video lessons. He is a programmer, a writer, a digital artist, a traditional artist, devoted husband and father of two lovely kids.

Ryan is the CEO and founder of one of the first online school for Digital and Traditional Arts, ZBrushworkshops and UArtsy where he has taught his artistic strategies and techniques to hundreds of thousands of people.

Ryan was also part of the the team which brought groundbreaking software “ZBrush” back in the day.

EXAM PREPARATION NEED HELP WITH YOUR EXAMS?

Exam Preparation: Ten Study Tips

Mobile Apps: My study life, Pocket save it for later, Cram Flashcards

TOP 10 EXAM TIPS

EFFECTS

Sampling Based Scene-Space Video Processing.

Abstract

Many compelling video processing effects can be achieved if per- pixel depth information and 3D camera calibrations are known. However, the success of such methods is highly dependent on the accuracy of this “scene-space” information. We present a novel, sampling-based framework for processing video that enables high- quality scene-space video effects in the presence of inevitable errors in depth and camera pose estimation. Instead of trying to improve the explicit 3D scene representation, the key idea of our method is to exploit the high redundancy of approximate scene information that arises due to most scene points being visible multiple times across many frames of video. Based on this observation, we pro- pose a novel pixel gathering and filtering approach. The gather- ing step is general and collects pixel samples in scene-space, while the filtering step is application-specific and computes a desired out- put video from the gathered sample sets. Our approach is easily parallelizable and has been implemented on GPU, allowing us to take full advantage of large volumes of video data and facilitat- ing practical runtimes on HD video using a standard desktop com- puter. Our generic scene-space formulation is able to comprehen- sively describe a multitude of video processing applications such as denoising, deblurring, super resolution, object removal, com- putational shutter functions, and other scene-space camera effects. We present results for various casually captured, hand-held, mov- ing, compressed, monocular videos depicting challenging scenes recorded in uncontrolled environments.

Sampling Based Scene Space Video Processing

Authors

Felix Klose (Disney Research Zurich)
Oliver Wang (Disney Research Zurich)
Jean-Charles Bazin (Disney Research Zurich)
Marcus Magnor (TU Braunschweig)
Alexander Sorkine-Hornung (Disney Research Zurich)

ELECTRIC IMAGE

AMORPHIUM PRO  3D composition and rendering program, including different modelling techniqies, e.g. primitive, metaball, polygon, transformation tools. Materials support is nice. DEMO VERSION – has some 10-seconds waiting before file operations and is a 24-hour trial. Works well with SheepShaver or with a real Power Mac with OS 9.

ELECTRIC RAIN

Swift 3D is a full featured, yet easy-to-use 3D modeling and animation application. In addition to raster rendering options found in other 3D programs, Swift 3D offers a broad range of vector rendering options to Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, EPS and even exports vector-style renderings to video formats. Swift 3D’s toolset and interface allow anyone to quickly create 3D content while providing a full set of advanced tools to grow into. With raster, vector and video export capabilities, Swift 3D provides the entire motion graphics design industry with a powerful, easy to use 3D solution that delivers high quality results for an affordable price. Version 5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

ENVIRONMENT

ABRI- Australian Battery Recycling Initiative

Batteries – Sustainability Victoria

Handheld Batteries

Battery University

Clean Up Australia

EPIC GAMES

Unreal Engine

If You Love Something, Set It Free.  You can download the engine and use it for everything from game development, education, architecture, and visualization to VR, film and animation. When you ship a game or application, you pay a 5% royalty on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter. It’s a simple arrangement in which we succeed only when you succeed.

EQUIPMENT

How to Choose Your First Graphic Tablet

Beginning digital art is a beautiful experience, opening an endless realm of possibilities.  Ctrl + Z, an infinity of brushes, no more gooey colours, ripped paper, reframing, deformation tools, an eraser that ACTUALLY erases. Only the good stuff. However, for all these beautiful things to be used, a specific tool is required: a graphic tablet.Choosing the right model is often a pain for beginners, who usually lose themselves  in the ocean of models and prices, ranging between $20 and several thousand of dollars. This article is here to help you find the right model, regarding your needs and the size of your wallet.

ESCAPE MOTIONS

Our vision is to bring creative experience to everyone. Try our digital paint software Flame Painter, Rebelle and Amberlight! 30-Days Refund Policy. One-of-a-kind tool. 30 Day Money Back. No Monthly Payments. 1-Click Auto Updates. Mac OS and Windows. Wet & Dry media.

YOUTUBE

Rebelle 4 Digital Painting Software released!

EXPOSURE

Exposure is the best photo editor for creative photographers who want to create artistic images.  Its large library of gorgeous looks provides inspiring starting points that you can customize. Unique creative tools not found in other photo editors help your photos stand out. And Exposure’s efficient workflow keeps you in the creative zone.

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