Available to anyone buying the issue, the downloads offer over eight hours of video training in After Effects, Houdini and Nuke Studio, plus all of the resources you need to complete them.
The first course, Multi-Part Greenscreen Keying in After Effects (opens in new tab), explores advanced techniques to resolve issues like shadows, motion blur and colour spill when keying problem footage.
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Instructor Evan James explains how to separate the key into parts, creating a core matte, edge mattes, and holdout mattes for problem areas. The training also explores how to create a light wrap, and how to add a magic blast effect to the shot.
In the second tutorial, Creating a Rocket Swarm with Procedural Volume Copying in Houdini (opens in new tab), instructor Sam Rickles explains how to create an explosive visual effects shot.
The training explains how to set up particle simulations in Houdini and use the VBD cloud modelling tools to create rocket trails, before rendering using the built-in Mantra renderer.
The third free tutorial, Your First Day in Nuke Studio, will get you up and running with The Foundry's new VFX, editorial and finishing system.
Laura Smith explains everything you need to know to make the jump from Nuke or NukeX to Nuke Studio, and also explores some of the new features recently added to NukeX itself.
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In addition, issue 200 of 3D World comes with 3D World Pro Software Training: Maya – a free downloadable 132-page ebook, previously sold for £9.99 – while the special 36-page cover article reveals the 200 greatest visual effects movies of all time.
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