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Apple's QuickTime VR Authoring Studio is like 5 programs rolled into one - Object Maker, Panorama Maker, Panorama Stitcher, Project Manager and Scene Maker. Join Matt Neutra in this Virtual Training Company tutorial as he guides you through all five of these and more. He takes you step-by-step, teaching you how to use QuickTime VR Authoring Studio to create panoramic movies, object movies, and scenes.
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Apple Shake 4 is cutting-edge compositing software, favored by many Oscar-winning effects artists. It allows 2D and 3D compositing, integration with Final Cut Studio and supports high-quality, 32-bit output to film and HD. It has been used in award-winning movies Return of the King, King Kong, and many others. It's so affordable that even smaller production budgets can use Shake as part of their compositing workflow. In this Shake 4 course, you will learn the basics of utilizing the Shake toolset, navigating within its interface, and importing and outputting various file formats. You'll then learn all about compositing, color nodes, layer nodes, timing and keyframing, rotoshaping, Quickpaint, color keying with keylight and primatte, tracking, stabilizing, warps, filters, and much more.
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Soundtrack Pro 2 may be one of the best kept secrets in the world of audio workstations. With power rivaling even the most advanced audio editors, it also takes a solid stab at audio post. Its tools are wide ranging and first rate, partly because many have been taken from the renowned Logic Pro suite. This tutorial takes you through Soundtrack Pro 2, clearly explaining each function while revealing the practical uses of the software within the real world. Sam McGuire describes Soundtrack Pro's strengths, weaknesses, and general quirks to help you navigate and get the most out of this powerful application.
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VTC's Audio Mixing Essentials is an advanced course on the often mysterious art of audio mixing. Instead of showing you how to open an equalizer plug-in in a specific program, this tutorial will show you how to use an equalizer (in any program) in order to improve the sound of your next mix. This course first discusses the mixing process and then uses two mixing examples to demonstrate mixing from start to finish ('This Too Shall Pass' by Mile High Chapter and 'Night Train To Cairo' by Scot). The mixing of the second project is done in work files and referenced in the course so that they have no narration in order to place more attention on the audio adjustments being made. This course will give any novice recording engineer the tools, techniques, and knowledge to effectively mix professional sounding projects.
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VTC's Audio Recording and Production covers the basics of recording without leaving out advanced and interesting features. It covers topics such as the history of analog and digital recording, studio equipment, acoustics and studio design, waveforms and synthesis, MIDI, signal flow and routing, digital audio and editing, microphones types and usage, equalization, dynamics and compression, reverb and time-based effects, mixing, mastering, and the integration between the project and professional studios. This tutorial will give any novice recording engineer the tools, techniques, and knowledge to effectively record and produce professional sounding projects.
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Total Training for Adobe Audition CS6 teaches you how to use this full-featured audio post-production and editing software to create professional audio files and multitrack sessions for video, radio, music, games, and more. By the time you complete this course, you'll be able to work confidently in Audition CS6, using the intuitive tools and interface for audio editing, mixing, restoration, and effects. You will be up to speed on the key new features of this version including working with control surfaces, real-time clip stretching and automatic speech alignment, and your new skills will allow you to quickly and easily output professionally polished audio for your next film, broadcast or game project.

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Autodesk Combustion 2008 provides digital artists and filmmakers with industry standard tools to create exciting compositing and special effects. Now with even more powerful tools such as the Color Warper, you'll find even greater control in creating new worlds or altering the real one. The ability to paint, animate, edit and compose in 2D and 3D are combined in an integrated environment and easy to use interface. VTC author, Dwayne Ferguson, shows users step by step, how to get the most out of this powerful software. Learn animation, 3D compositing, particle effects and much more. Work Files are included.
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This training series looks at the multiple tools within Maya 2011 and an example of how to use them. Maya is a vast program that covers a great amount of workflows from 3D modeling to full blown animation, but it's the tools that bind you and your imagination to the program. This training helps new artists who have never used Maya all the way up to the Maya pros. Also included are some workflows that take you through the steps necessary to create a fully textured model within the software. So sit back and enjoy the one program everyone that has ever played video games wanted to learn.
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Autodesk Maya remains the industry standard for creating 3D content-- and with good reason! Maya's robust and expansive toolset includes incredible modeling, UV layout, surfacing, lighting, rigging, animation, dynamics, and rendering tools. In fact, this toolset is so extensive and deep that many game and broadcast studios use Maya exclusively for all of their CG production needs. In this introductory VTC course, we will dive into Maya 2013 and touch on all of the different Maya modules by applying these tools to a series of fun exercises. By the end of the course, you'll know your way around the Maya interface and be ready to begin tackling your own projects from start to finish.
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Autodesk Mudbox is one of the industry standard digital sculpting and texturing applications. From concepting, lighting, special effects previews and painting, artists can create compelling content for a wide variety of industries. Mudbox provides digital artists a wide variety of sculpting and painting tools, stencils, stamps and presets for lighting and materials. Professional illustrator, television animation art director and writer Dwayne Ferguson shows you how to get the most out of this powerful 3D content creation software. Learn the interface, sculpting and texturing and more. Work files are included.
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