Here is an opportunity for you to learn the basics of some of the more advanced computer animation programs, including 3DS Max and Maya, Photoshop, and popular web design software like Dreamweaver, Frontpage, and NVU. The fact that these are videos make the learning process easy!
Animation And Graphics Training Videos: Maya, 3DS Max, Flash MX, Photoshop
Maya 2011 Essential Training
Maya 2011 Essential Training with George Maestri guides new users through the features of this robust 3D modeling and animation application. This tutorial demonstrates how to use the Maya interface, then progresses to more advanced aspects of the program, such as NURBs and polygonal modeling, texturing, rendering, animation, and Paint Effects.
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Learning Discreet 3ds Max 2011
In 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training, author Aaron F. Ross demonstrates how to use this top-tier application for digital content creation, widely used in diverse industries such as architecture, industrial design, motion pictures, games and virtual worlds. This course covers modeling with polygons, curves, and subdivision surfaces, defining surface properties with materials and maps, setting up cameras and lights, animating objects, and final output rendering. Exercise files accompany the course.
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Photoshop 7, Photoshop CS, Photoshop CS2 Video Tutorials
You will be amazed at how easy it is to learn photoshop with video tutorials. You tend to stick with them for a lot longer, because they are so interactive. In these tutorials, you will learn all about the basic layout of Photoshop, layers, photo manipulation, masks and channels, painting and editing, special effects, and animation, just to name a few.
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Flash MX, Flash 8 Video Tutorials
Used wisely, Flash animation can turn a mediocre website into something fantastic. What better way to learn about working with Macromedia Flash software than video tutorials? It shows you step by step exactly which buttons to press, and when! Learn all about the Flash interface, illustrating in flash, creating buttons, banners and intros, create dynamic and stunning animations, and much more.
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