Oct 9, 2012 3Dean: Setting Up Hair & Fur for Vray
June is Red Cross month at Motion Media. We want to give back to the American Red Cross for all of their hard work not only in Japan, but all over the world. So in June, we are raising funds for the Red Cross via a Comedy Night & Auction for VFX, Animation, Film & TV Professionals as well as donating 1% of sales in June. We believe that, with the help of our customers and community, we can raise $35,000 to donate.
On June 9th, we’re having a Comedy Night & Auction Fundraiser at the Hollywood Improv with all benefits going to the American Red Cross and their relief efforts in Japan. We currently have over $54,000 worth of vfx/animation software & hardware donated from our amazing sponsors like Adobe, Autodesk & AJA, with more to come. If you’re interested in attending this free event, click here to RSVP.
Also, all of June, we will be donating 1% of all sales from our vendors that donated gear for our auction. So 1% of anything purchased during June, 2011 from the following list of vendors will be donated to the American Red Cross.
- 3D Connexion
- Blackmagic Design
- E-on Software
- PNY Nvidia
- Red Giant Software
- The Foundry
- Thinkbox Software
- Tiger Technology
Together with your help, we hope to knock this out of the park! Hopefully we’ll see you on June 9th!
Dec 8, 2010 Buy MARI, Get a FREE Quadro 600
Buy MARI, Get a Quadro 600 Card Free!
For a limited time when you purchase MARI, either standalone or floating, you get a free Quadro 600 Card.
Learn how Section 179 Can Increase Your Bottom Line in 2010
Join Motion Media and Jacob Lager of Zuber & Taillieu for a free webinar explaining the details of Section 179, and how you can best use this tax deduction to your advantage. This is not a complicated tax, and it is much easier than you might think to deduct your software & even other purchases as well.
Jacob will go over:
- Section 179 overview
- What you can write off
- How it works
- How financing software this year can actually make you money in 2010
- What other purchase you can deduct with Section 179
- Q&A – Get all of your questions answered.
Who Should Attend: Anyone who has purchased any software in 2010, or is planning on purchasing before year’s end.
When: Thursday, December 9th – 1pm-2pm
Oct 20, 2010 Webinar: Camera Tracking with 3ds Max & SynthEyes
Motion Media Presents “Camera Tracking with SynthEyes & 3ds Max”.
This tutorial is based on the opening sequence of a just released
snowboard video called Cheers, and will be presented by the Animation
Director and Supervisor, Dean Fowler.
See the camera tracking
process on a working production, from the inside. See how Dean worked
with the Director of Photography to create a shot and camera match that
looks realistic and unique.
In this tutorial you will see:
* Setting up the shot for a Camera Track
* Tracking using SynthEyes
* Incorporating a 3d Model into the shot
* Realistic Lighting and Rendering
* Animation – (Post Production)
Learn How to Create Real Cities Real Fast with CityScape Pro from PixelActive.
Motion Media has teamed up with PixelActive to bring you a live webinar designed to show you just what you can accomplish with CityScape and to show you how easy it is to use. You can literally sit down and have a city built within minutes. For more information about CityScape Pro, see below, or check out www.pixelactive3d.com.
What you will see:
- Shape and Layer Terrain
- Create Complex Road Networks with Overpasses and Roundabouts
- Creating Lakes, Rivers and Other Bodies of Water
- Import and Place Custom Props
- Texture Terrain in a Variety of Ways
- Controlling Weather & Time of Day in Your City
- Simulating Traffic in Your City
- Simulating Driving or Flying in Your City
When: Thursday October 28th, 1pm.
Where: Online – Register Here
Who Should Attend: Architects, City Planners, Game Developers, Animators, Designers, Construction Developers.
What exactly is CityScape Pro?
CityScape was created to reduce the tedious, labor intensive process of building and modifying urban environments, empowering the interactive world builders of tomorrow.
CityScape Pro enables small teams to create and distribute large-scale digital city models, so clients and coworkers can better visualize design ideas and concepts. Maximize existing software and data resources by combining geospatial and CAD data, custom models, and PixelActive’s proprietary parametric modeling and Active Adjustment technologies. Export your terrain to a variety of industry standard file formats or distribute your terrain with the free CityScape Viewer. Experience the joy of building cities today with PixelActive CityScape Pro.
Motion Media invites you to this advanced VFX training seminar presented by Imagineer Systems Product Specialist, Martin Brennand.
Martin will showing advanced techniques using mocha to solve the most difficult tracking and roto challenges found in post production. Learn how mocha’s planar tracker tools work within compositing & finishing environments such as: After Effects, Nuke, and more to save time and money.
Additionally, Imagineer will be showcasing an exciting technology preview of their new product: mocha Pro.
mocha v2 is a stand alone tracking & roto utility designed to complement any compositing and finishing environment. mocha’s planar tracker allows artists to easily track shots where point trackers fail.
As a rotoscoping station, mocha’s ability to accurately track and render external mattes saves hours of manual labor for articulate matte creation. Create & render mattes with less keyframes!
Feb 10, 2010 Shaderlight Demo Winner Announced
Motion Media and ArtVPS had a demo of the 3ds Max plugin Shaderlight today and it went really well. It really is a pretty cool plugin.
We would like to congrtulate the winner of our free shaderlight license giveaway – Richard Langberg
Have Fun Richard!
If you missed the demo and want to catch another one, we are hosting one again tomorrow Thursday Feb. 11th at 10am PST so come on by and register, you could be the proud owner of a Free Shaderlight License just for attending. Click here to register