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Autodesk Combustion 2008 Tutorial


Autodesk Combustion 2008 provides digital artists and filmmakers with industry standard tools to create exciting compositing and special effects. Now with even more powerful tools such as the Color Warper, you’ll find even greater control in creating new worlds or altering the real one. The ability to paint, animate, edit and compose in 2D and 3D are combined in an integrated environment and easy to use interface. author, Dwayne Ferguson, shows users step by step, how to get the most out of this powerful software. Learn animation, 3D compositing, particle effects and much more. Work Files are included. To begin learning Autodesk Combustion 2008, simply click on the movie links.

Introduction

Combustion Defined
New in Combustion 2008
Mac & PC Conventions
RAM & Processor Speed

The Interface

Preferences
Workspace
Viewports
Toolbar
Controls
2D/3D Workspaces
Resolution & Time
Safe Zones

Operators

Composite Operator
Paint Operator
Text Operator
Particle Operator
Edit Operator

Import Footage

Import Footage
Import Image Sequences
Photoshop Files
Replace Footage

Selection Tools

Selection Tools
Add & Subtract
Move Scale & Rotate
Hinge
Group

Painting

Paint Tools
Splines & Bezier
Shadows
Blurs
Custom Brushes

Surface Properties

Transfer Modes
Opacity

Color Warper

Color Warper pt. 1
Color Warper pt. 2
Vector Scope

Animation Basics

Keyframes
The Timeline
Surface Properties
Onion Skinning
The Graph
Pivot Point
RAM Preview
Simple Animation pt. 1
Simple Animation pt. 2

Audio

Import Audio
Audio Controls
Link Audio

Motion Graphics

Motion Graphics Explained
Text
Drop Shadows
Text Animation
Text on a Path

Gradients

Gradients
Gradients Animation

Masks

Draw Masks
Feather Masks
Paint Object Masks

Parenting & Null Objects

Parent Objects
Null Object Control

Cameras

Camera Options
Animate Cameras

Lights

Lighting
Shadows
Soft Shadows
Reflections
Animate Lights

Particle Effects

Particle Libraries
Particle Animation
Particle Deflectors
Customize Particles
Particle Properties

Nesting & Commit to Disk

Commit to Disk pt. 1
Commit to Disk pt. 2
Nest Layers

Compositing & Keying

Understand Composites
RPF Export
The Import Queue
Create a Simple Composite
The Diamond Keyer
Alpha Channels
Schematic View
Capsules

Non-Linear Editing

The Edit Operator
Slip Editing
Split Editing
Transitions

Timewarp & Distort

Timewarp
Distort Filters

Tracking

Tracking
Stabilization

Color Correction

Color Correction Tools
Color Correction
Compare

Post Effects

Find Edges & Fractals
Oil & Emboss
3D Lens Flare
3D Glow

Output & Save

Save Workspaces
Export to Flash
Render Audio

Project: TV Slug

Project Overview
TV Slug pt. 1
TV Slug pt. 2
TV Slug pt. 3
TV Slug pt. 4

Project: Auto Show Spot

Auto Show pt. 1
Auto Show pt. 2
Auto Show pt. 3
Auto Show pt. 4
Auto Show pt. 5
Auto Show pt. 6
Auto Show pt. 7

Project: Volcanic Eruption

Project Overview
Volcanic Eruption pt. 1
Volcanic Eruption pt. 2
Volcanic Eruption pt. 3
Volcanic Eruption pt. 4
Volcanic Eruption pt. 5

Wrap Up

Review/Final Thoughts

Credits

About the Author


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