Wednesday, November 11, 2009

1000+ Tech Brushes for Photoshop

Here's a great compilation of "high-tech" brushes and vector art for adding futuristic flair to your Photoshop designs and After Effects composites. Great for creating HUDs, computer displays, schematics, and more.

Check them out here, courtesy of Best Design Options.

Tutorial: Create an Ethereal Morphing Letter Canvas

This cool tutorial comes from AE Tuts+, and shows you how to use After Effects' built-in "radio waves" effect to morph letters into swirling and chaotic shapes. An elegant and unorthodox use of an often-overlooked effect!

Check it out here.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

5-Week "History of Animation" Seminar Begins Monday Night!

UAT is hosting a Seminar Series on the History of Animation with Edison Goncalves hosting. Edison began his career in Brazil doing commercials and other animation work and then moved on to work with Don Bluth and other huge names on myriad projects. Edison has over 20 years of animation experience and is bringing that expertise to share with you!

The seminar series runs every Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:20 pm in room 245, starting Monday November 9th and continuing for 5 weeks.

Please join Edison for this exploration of how today’s animation came to be!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tutorial: Particle Explosion

Here's a great tutorial from Video Copilot - "Particle Explosion." Andrew Kramer uses CC Particle World to build a complex particle system and then synchronizes the particle blast to shatter a title.

Check it out here!