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Practical Production Techniques Vol. 10 - Project Smoke Monster [kat]
Practical Production Techniques Vol. 10 - Project Smoke Monster! Kat is back with another installment in the highly popular Practical Production Techniques series. In Volume 10, Kat walks you through an entire shot featuring a Daz3D character model, taking the asset from Daz3D into LightWave, surfacing it using the maps from the asset, setting it up with animation applied via MDD, transferring in TurbulenceFD settings from another scene, lighting the character using some nifty tricks for realism in a photographic plate and then compositing the rendered results in Fusion. With a runtime of almost 4.5 hours, this tutorial is jam-packed with lots of great tips and techniques pulled from Kat's experiences in production. The tutorial includes the rendered image files so you can follow along in the compositing process in Fusion or even AE and Nuke. You also get the scene files saved at every step along the way. Not included is the model which is a commercial asset but retails for 25 dollars on Daz3d.com and can be easily substituted for a character of your own design or any other Daz Character you may have laying about.
Fusion for LightWave Artists Part III [KAT]
In part III of Fusion for LightWave Artists, Kelly "Kat" Myers breaks new ground in the series as he walks you through a complete shot to recreate a news broadcast style "playback" element using the assets from Iron Sky. SyntheyesTrackingMany years ago, Kat worked for a company that specialized in this area of film and television effects production working with Fusion and LightWave to produce video playback that would be used on set. This tutorial goes from start to finish including the tracking in Syntheyes of a plate shot using an everyday smart phone (in this case a Samsung Galaxy Note4), prepping the resulting footage for efficient use in Layout while getting the Iron Sky Valkyrie UFOs into the shot. From there this project takes a bit of a different turn as Kat demonstrates how to track elements in 2D using Fusions precise tracking tools and how to attach masks to these tracks providing for additional control of your composite. LightWave3DISValksThe tutorial finishes off with the introduction of several effects tools that you can use to "fake" broadcast TV interference or replicate the appearance of conventional television footage. Learn how to deal with noisy "tracks" from a 3D tracking program by working with the data in Layout's graph editor while at the same time knowing what you can get away with due to the nature of the final target element. There are several tricks and tips in this tutorial that you simply will not find anywhere else covering an area of VFX creation that is rarely discussed if at all by visual effects artists. With an approximate run time of 3.7 hours, Fusion for LightWave Artists Part III is a great companion title to the previous two parts in the series. With 20 video segments and all of the content included for you to follow along, this title is a must have for LightWave artists working with Fusion in their production work flows no FusionTrackingTwomatter what the tasks you may face. Visual Effects artists are sometimes asked to do some pretty odd things and creating "playback" for on-set shooting use is one of these odd ball jobs you are going to come across.
TFD Advanced Concepts and Projects - Clouds [KAT]
Do you need clouds in your shot? Hypervoxels got you down? Skytracer not cutting it? No problem! With "TFD Advanced Concepts and Projects - Clouds", learn how you can get awesome looking cloud formations that you can produce quickly with maximum control over their shape and appearance while rendering extremely fast compared to any other solutions available for LightWave3D. Jawset's Turbulence FD for LightWave is the key! Award winning CG supervisor and VFX artist, Kelly "Kat" Myers walks you through the process of creating photorealistic cloud formations in this 3.6 hour 13 part tutorial specifically aimed at VFX artists who need to produce clouds for their shots.
Fusion for LightWave Artists Part II [KAT]
Kat does it again! Fusion for LightWave Artists Part II a 390 minute project based tutorial using the same techniques from Battle Star Galactica and Iron Sky for LightWave3D shot construction, Lighting, Rendering, Render Management, and Fusion Compositing that demonstrates how you can leverage the power of BlackMagic Design’s Fusion 7 (or 8) which is now free; into your LightWave production workflows. Whether you use Mac or PC, Fusion is your best and most affordable compositing option available that provides absolutely uncompromising results and speed. Now, experience how you can take your LightWave work to the next level. Fusion and LightWave have a long history of being used together in top studios over the last two decades producing some of the most iconic television shows and films of our time. In this video Kat takes you through an entire production level shot from "Battlestar Galactica" using freely downloadable assets (download links provided). Not only that, you get the complete renders from each lighting and buffer pass. That's 6500 frames from 16 different scene files to make up one awesome shot! No need to render at home! This package provides you with the content. That means you get all the the scenes, Fusion comp files and the renders in full! This video is the second part in a series of videos designed specifically for LightWave artists in mind and is balanced between Layout and Fusion’s interface building up each element so the artist gets a firm grasp as to how to break out shots for compositing and how to manage renders in a network environment leveraging the power of Lightwave and Fusion network rendering technology. This video gives you deep insight into how an entire shot would be produce on BSG or Iron Sky and can be applied to just about any product or project. Get it now for only $39.49USD
Chilton's Christmas Game Builder Bundle
Chilton's Christmas Game Builder Bundle
Everything Chilton has created for game development, including modeling, animation, videos, Unity3D and LightWave3D assets.
Instant 3D Turntable for LightWave Users [cw]
Instant 3D Turntable for LightWave Users [cw]
Build Instant 3D turntables and navigable rooms and buildings using the free version of Unity 5 and LightWave3D.
Fusion for LightWave Artists [KAT]
This title is massive! Fusion for LightWave Artists is a 420 minute exploration and project based tutorial that demonstrates how you can leverage the power of BlackMagic Design’s Fusion 7 (or 8) which is now free; into your LightWave production workflows. Whether you use Mac or PC, Fusion is your best and most affordable compositing option available that provides absolutely uncompromising results and speed. Now, experience how you can take your LightWave work to the next level. Fusion and LightWave have a long history of being used together in top studios over the last two decades producing some of the most iconic television shows and films of our time. In this video learn how to make use of Fusion’s powerful workflow and LightWave render buffer system to integrate photographic (stills or video can be used) material producing photorealistic composites. Kat masterfully walks you through the process over the course of 27 video clips and 4 project based examples demonstrating the use of Object ID, Surface ID, Depth (linear fog and z-Buffer techniques are covered) to gain maximum control over your shots. Learn how to produce color correction effects over distances using depth as well as DoF application and how to avoid “gotchas” when working with deep pixel data. Take advantage of LightWave’s Shadow Catcher node and learn how you can precisely control the results in comp helping you to save time in render as well as remain flexible when it comes to your final look. Learn how you can take advantage of LightWave’s native Composite Buffer tool or DB-W’s exrTrader buffer saver export plug-in to reduce the amount of image files you have to manage while getting the most out of each render pass to create your final composites. Learn how to use the power of motion vectors and work with them in comp without the need for any RSMB plug-ins or fancy tricks to make them work. Over 1.64GB in size this video is a huge value and comes with rendered image content and scenes (The A-10 model/scenes are not included due to copyright reasons, but the renders are). This video is the first part in a series of videos designed specifically for LightWave artists in mind and is balanced between Layout and Fusion’s interface building up each element so the artist gets a firm grasp as to how to break out shots for compositing later. Get it now for only $39.49USD
Practical Production Techniques - Vol. 8 Capital ship combat techniques [KAT]
Kelly "Kat" Myers is back with another installment in the Practical Production Techniques series. In this installment, "Capital ship combat techniques" Kat walks you through the process of building out a shot using BattleStar Galactica style methods to pit basestars against the Galactica herself with guns blazing along with missiles, flak shield effects, explosions and more. This video covers several unseen techniques from the show including the flak shield HV and PFX creation methods and demonstrates how the "big guns" on the Galactica were set up. Jammed packed with goodies (scene files, HVs are included with the content!) this video runs 4.5 hours and Kat is just warming things up with the new TV and Film VFX series that Kat has been developing for release here on Liberty3D.com over the last couple of months. This is the first part of that series and there are more to come. So if you have ever wanted to throw metal against metal in a big ship dogfight, this video will help you along with your efforts.
World Machine Foundations [kp]
World Machine Foundations [kp]
World Machine Foundations introduce all the core tools and techniques required for getting started creating your own amazing terrains for use in 3D projects, game engines and more! The videos cover everything from the utmost basics of operating the software, the modification of your terrain using World Machines' professional erosion and layout tools, and exporting custom texture maps, normals maps and basic geometry for use in your 3D applications.
  1. 14 Videos
  2. Running time : 1hr 8min
  3. Format : Mp4, 1280x720