Fume FX: Essentials - Core Fluids training solution
Effects specialist and Autodesk Master Allan McKay has created a brand new training DVD for users interested in coming up to speed with the powerful Autodesk Certified Animation plug-in Fume FX.

This DVD demystifies the various controls for making believable FumeFX simulations. You'll be amazed at what the FumeFX engine is capable of, creating everything from animated burning paper and huge fiery explosions to bubbling caudrons and dirt/dust effects.

This 3.5 hour training course is perfect for new users who want to get up speed quickly with the sophisticated FumeFX plug-in, as well as for intermediate users who want to tweak their effects for astonishing results. Sample files are included so you can dissect or modify them later to achieve an even deeper understanding of this plug-in technology.

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Fume FX: Advanced - the ultimate solution for Fume FX Training

The sequel to the highly acclaimed Fume FX: Essentials, which is has made its way into practically every major visual effects studio around the world as their primary resource for fluids and Fume FX, as well as utilized during the development of many big Hollywood visual effects films. With over 10,000 units sold, this makes the Fume FX: Essentials the most popular fluids training resource for 3D Studio Max
in the world!

Just released, the new and highly anticipated Fume FX: Advanced, focuses on covering many of the advanced subjects for fluid simulations, creating photo realistic Fire and smoke, and massive explosions that rival most real explosions and stock footage. This DVD prepares both intermediate and professionals alike, for tackling the most difficult of visual effects shots, with confidence and solid knowledge and understanding of fluids and particles, shaders and compositing to conquer the most ambitious FX and approach the tasks correctly.

This DVD covers industry techniques and walks through many practical examples of real life visual effects shots, from the initial pre-production and planning, building scripts to automate your tasks and enhance particles to manage your fluids containers for you, or to be driven by your fluids, all the way through to rendering and preparing your scenes, rendering, and finally compositing the final effects into your visual effects shots.

With high resolution and crystal clear sound, and over 24 hours of video! This DVD is the ultimate training solution for both film and game studios alike! Aimed at advanced users, the DVD does cover topics thoroughly and explain methods clearly enough that most people should still be able to follow at any level, but having a good solid understanding of FX is recommended.




Chapters (total 24 Hours of content)

1 - Introduction

2 - Creating Realistic Fire And Flames

3 - Utilizing Masking Channels For Fire

4 - Creating A Realistic Flame Thrower

5 - SIGGRAPH 2008 - Digital Pyrotechnics Master class

6 - Practical Example Of Lighting A Man On Fire

7 - Explosions And Pyro 101

8 - Utilizing Vectors To Drive Particles

9 - Scripting

10 - Animating Time Values

11 - Temperature Maps And Other Values

12 - Advanced Explosions

13 - Practical Exercise: Helicopter Destruction A

14 - Practical Exercise: Helicopter Destruction B

15 - Advanced Pipelines For Automating Fluid Creation And Particle FX

16 - Practical Exercise: Creating A Car Bomb Explosion