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Various Image File Format System (HELP MENU Info)

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AVI Files The AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) format is the Windows standard for movie files. The .avi file-name extension indicates a Windows AVI movie file. BMP Files BMP files are still-image bitmap files in the Windows bitmap (.bmp) format. CIN (Kodak Cineon) Files A file format that stores a single frame of a motion picture or video data stream. Each frame is saved as cineon version 4.5 with a CIN file-name extension. The file contains no user-defined data such as a thumbnail, and supports 10-bit log, and three colors per pixel. Alpha channels are not supported. (more…)

Random Thoughts on 3DS Max (Internet Info)

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In the beginning, 3D graphics software was expensive and was running on expensive SGI machines. It was used by few large (read: rich) companies that could afford it. A whole culture was born, but there were very few people that could afford to learn and use this software... Then in 1990 Autodesk 3D Studio came along (and Lightwave later jumped from Amiga to PC). That's when 3D became "affordable", but not as cheap as MS Word... When 3D Studio MAX 1.0 came out in 96, it had the same price as today. Autodesk 3D Studio already had more users than ALL other 3D packages combined, not counting the illegal followers which were probably millions. (more…)

.3ds file formate (Internet Info)

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.3ds Not to be confused with the name of the file format of Nintendo 3DS game files. 3DS Max file Filename extension .3ds, .max Internet media type application/x-3ds, image/x-3ds Magic number 4D 4D (hex), MM (ASCII) Developed by Autodesk Inc. Type of format 3D file formats 3DS is one of the file formats used by the Autodesk 3ds Max 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. (more…)

3D Studio Max Hotkeys Quick Reference (Internet Info)

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  When using 3D Studio Max, its always important to become more efficient the more you progress. A keyfactor in that is learning hotkeys. Autodesk will give you a handy dandy reference cube when you order 3D Studio Max 2009, with a bunch of common hotkeys and shortcuts on each one of the six sides. I have listed out a few of those hotkeys and shortcuts so you can use this as a quick reference while using 3ds Max. (more…)

Few of 3DS Max Version History (Internet Info)

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3ds Max - Version history Version 3.0.30 - April 29th 2014 Changes added support for Max 2015 re-added support for Max 2011 Max double-sided materials are exported as front/back face materials added pre- and post-animation behaviors to referenced MXS nodes added controls for selecting the padding and format of MXS sequences added region rendering controls to cameras added support for hue adjustment to MxBitmap (more…)

Tips to readers interested in becoming CG /VFX Artist?

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Tips to readers interested in becoming CG /VFX Artist? Just tips for becoming FX artist is not important. in order to become a complete filled professional artist follow the tips mentioned below and you’ll find yourself in new world. To become a better CG / VFX Artist , it takes years of dedication, emery , time and passion. There are no shortcuts for it. >Do a lot of research. Research your subject. >Ask experts. >Have conversation with friends and your seniors. >Always ask question…make sure to note down your FAQ on doc file for future reference. >Understand the procedure of software. >Always study references. >Practice your practice. >Quality more important than quantity. >Think big and start with small. >Think Technically and work Creativ

So called Indian Animation Industry

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So called industry this name tells us something bit relate about the section where you , me and lots of people like us work together. This article is mostly related to those people who are gaining their skill in this media and entertainment industry. Especially when you talk about this “MEI(Media and Entertainment Industry)” we get lot of other areas which we can focus . I have been long waiting to share this article with all of you and as a matter of fact this article is purely based upon the ongoing trend and the happening in this industry. I have been asked by many upcoming students online as well as offline, meeting them personally, consulting them and not only limited with the students but also with professionals of same sector. (more…)

A look inside an animator

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Hi, My name is Dhruv Joshi. I am a 3D animator. I want to share a story with you. Story of a boy who was obsessed with cartoon movies. Story of a boy who believed that Tom and Jerry do exist in real world. A boy who considered Mickey Mouse as his best friend. But as he grew up he realized that it’s just a fantasy world. He couldn't deal with the fact that all his childhood heroes are nonexistent. His world turned upside down when he faced this reality. But he kept his cool. He didn't let anyone notice that there is a war going inside him. With time he got used to the chaos inside him. (more…)


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When i see other students work , which is now getting exceptionally good compare to what i use to do . The thing that recalled me was education facility not made naturally industry standard. Today when you require a artist who can role into proper constructive production, you get it straight from institution(s). And from practical touch up....they fail. I personally think self practice with tons of research is needed with time to get real hand on experience in this industry. Not just about the hard-work. But it takes pain to understand the proper procedure of media system. Today students are getting it absolutely free without any hesitation. Let say if an artist is really good in simulations or lighting or sculpting..and he/she makes real good quality work as per needs, it does not implie...