DID YOU KNOW?
Adobe is offering 60% off for Adobe Creative Cloud for Educators and Students. Sign-up by 29th Nov, 2013, to get the discount. More info at HERE
Students and Educators can enjoy Autodesk software free for 3 years!! Applications such as Maya, 3D Studio Max, AutoCAD, Revit & Inventor Pro. This includes secondary schools students too. More info at HERE
NUKE Personal Learning Edition is available for FREE. Now can learn NUKE at your own time. The Foundry also provides up to 95% discount for students and educators. More info at NUKE PLE HERE and discounted license HERE
If you are a Faculty Member or a Student enrolled full-time at a qualified education institution, you can purchase MODO for just £99/$149. Both forms of Education Licenses are available at a significant discount, and are available to students and Faculty members who have confirmed their education status. More info HERE
Individual students and faculty can receive a discount on the Single User license.The copy of ZBrush is full-featured with no watermarks or other limitations. It is also able to receive any free upgrade offers that Pixologic extends, with the license remaining an academic license after the upgrade. More info HERE
Get into 3D with the CINEMA 4D Student for free! The ideal choice for students who want to prepare for the real world.. More info HERE
Education packs are available for PFTrack, PFDepth and PFClean. Any education and commercial training resources looking to add The Pixel Farms tools to their curriculum should contact The Pixel Farm or a local reseller to discuss options.. More info HERE
Houdini is high-end 3D animation application software developed by Side Effects Software. Houdini Learning Edition is available for FREE. More info HERE
There you go! So now that you have the tools, let's get creative!!
HUSSINKHAN - VISUAL EFFECTS TRAINING is now offering affordable 2-day technique based Nuke courses. Nuke is the industry standard Swiss army knife for film, battle tested on the most ambitious Visual Effects projects ever attempted and proven to deliver a robust pipeline able to adapt and scale to any production demand. These courses are perfect for those who would like to quickly enhance a specific skill.
Among the courses available are, Rotoscoping/Paint, Wire/Rig Removal, Advanced 3D Tracking Techniques, Advanced Keying Techniques, Colour Correction for VFX, Multipass Compositing, Set Extensions and Stereoscopic Techniques.
For course dates and pricing please click here.
In October 2013, hussinkhan.com will be offering Nuke Level 2 (Advanced) 5-day course. In the sessions you will learn features such as Stereoscopic, Python scripting, creating Gizmos, customizing Panel UI, Set Extensions, Advanced 3D Tracking, 3D Pan & Tile, etc. This course is NOT for beginners but if you have gone through the Level 1 course or have at least 1-year experience in Nuke or Nuke X then this course is perfect for you.
You can get funding from CILLP (http://cill.my) and this course is HRDF claimable.
Course dates: 21 to 25 October 2013. Register now at http://hussinkhan.com/index.php/registration
For the full course outline please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make the impossible possible with the new, more connected After Effects® CC. Get powerful new features like a Live 3D Pipeline that brings CINEMA 4D scenes in as layers — without intermediate rendering.
Share work directly from within the application and get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place.
In this course, your course leader, Hussin Khan lays out six foundations for becoming proficient with After Effects, including concepts such as layers, keyframe animation, and working with 3D.
I was given the chance to talk about Creativity, the VFX Industry and VFX Career path in Malaysia by the number one radio station in Malaysia, BFM, The Business Station. Among the topics covered were, my role in the industry, the perception of creative people being less smart and often thought of as a secondary vocation, the impact of creativity in our lives today, school system downplaying the importance of creativity in learning, lack of specialized talent and paths to how one can get into the industry even if they are underprivileged. I also spoke about Government grants that are available for the masses. Listen to the podcast which will be available in August, 2013.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in the Creative Industry in Malaysia. Good news!! CILL (Creative Industry Lifelong Learning Programme) is the way to go. I've done my research, only in Malaysia you'll get everything paid for by MDeC. All you need to do is fill-up an online form submit some documents and if successful, off you go! Successful applicants have used this fundings to study in New York, United Kingdom or locally. You have the choice to choose your training institution. Here is a FAQ you can refer to in case you have doubts. I am encouraging everyone who is eligible to apply now. It takes about 3 months to process. Most importantly, the funding will not be there forever, so please take action now.
You can get full details at http://www.cill.my
Feel free to pop your questions below and I'll try my best to answer them. Good luck!
I am reading DIGITAL COMPOSITING FOR FILM & VIDEO for the third time now. Every time I read it, I find new information. I have read many technical books on compositing previously but this book gives me so much more techniques.
The books is about hands-on digital compositing techniques but not software specific. It makes good reference for node based applications such as Shake or Nuke. There are exercises provided for Photoshop users but they are not applicable for some of the methods described.
I love the fact that Steve includes ‘roll you own’ flowgraphs and techniques makes this book a ‘must-have’ for any VFX artist. Fundamentals of digital compositing are covered extensively with many simple examples. I encourage they be used to teach these basics before going onto advanced topics.
I highly recommend this book to be used for training either in the subject of Digital Compositing or general Multimedia. Both trainers and students should use this book as a reference.