Episode 1-Creating an Animated Button in Adobe Flash 8 - CG1 by Troy Alesi
In this tutorial, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi creates a 3D look button in Flash with an animated movie clip rollover action. The lesson will cover some action script used to control the button's interaction with mouse actions as a user rolls on and off of the button. The purpose is to create an attractive button that can be used to control other media.
Episode2-Creating Picture Transitions in Flash 8 - CG1 byTroy Alesi
In this tutorial, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi imports still frame pictures into a project library in Flash 8. The pictures are animated in a simple way to transition from one to the next with fade-ins and fade-outs. This could be used as a animated slide show by itself, or in a bigger project as a Flash movie clip symbol.
Episode3-Developing DVD Menus in Photoshop CS2 for Adobe Encore 2.0- Part 1 CG2 and Advanced CG byTroy Alesi
In this lesson, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi, demonstrates how to create two types of DVD menus within Photoshop CS2 to use in Adobe Encore. The two styles will be a text based menu and a thumbnail, scenes menu. This part of lesson covers creating and basic testing of the menus, while a future episode will focus on utilizing the menus in Encore 2.0.
Episode4-Empasis in Photoshop CS2 byJames Burke
In this demonstration, Video Media Technology student, James Burke, creates the illusion of emphasis on one character within a photograph of several characters.
Episode5-"Cartoonification" in Photoshop CS2 by Martin Greenberg and David Vidmar
In this demonstration, Video Media Technology students, Martin and Dave, demonstrate how to take a photograph image and make it look like a cartoon image.
Episode6-Developing DVD Menus for Adobe Encore 2.0 - Part 2 CG2 and Advanced CG byTroy Alesi
In part 2 of this exercise, I will show the basic operations of Adobe Encore, including: how to import assets, creating links, creating chapter points, utilizing a play all button, motion menus, and checking the project for errors. In the next episode I will talk about creating professional DVDs with the incoporation of transitional menus in After Effects.
Episode7-Creating Web Banners byAbdullah Almoaigel
In this demonstration, Video Media Technology student, Abdullah, creates web banners in Adobe Photoshop and Image Ready.
Episode 8-DVD Development in Encore- Part 3 - CG2 and Advanced CG byTroy Alesi
In this last exercise of the school year, I will demonstrate how to create transition movies for Encore menus within After Effects. I will demonstrate how to take a menu that has links established into AE and animate a transition from one menu to the next using compositions. This will cover how to make the animation in AE and export it to bring back to Encore to be linked from menu to menu.
Episode 9-Election Poster-Photoshop CS3 to After Effects Pro CS3, Part 1 - CG2 byTroy Alesi
In this episode, I will use an exercise from "Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One" by Deke McClelland, to teach my video media students how to create shapes on masked layers, make, and duplicate transformations, and use layer blend modes. This file will be "repurposed" from a print graphic to video as I take it into part two for After Effects Pro CS3.
Episode 10-Election Poster-Photoshop CS3 to After Effects Pro CS3, Part 2 - CG2 byTroy Alesi
In this episode, Technology Education instructor, Troy Alesi, will take the Photoshop file used in the last episode and repurpose into a video graphic using Adobe After Effects CS3. Basic animation properties will be covered including: position, rotation, scale, and opacity. Motion paths will be used to control movement, and layer anchor points along with their 3D switches will be used to finish off the details of this episode. The composition will be rendered as a DV AVI, ready for broadcast.
Episode 11-Introduction to 3D Studio Max, Modeling and Animation - CG1 byTroy Alesi
Moving into the world of 3D modeling and animation, I will begin a series of episodes devoted to 3D Studio Max 9. At the start of this series, I will go through the basics of the GUI, and basic object creation.
Episode 12-Introduction to 3D Studio Max, Modeling and Animation-Part2 - CG1 byTroy Alesi
In part 2 of this exercise, I will demonstrate the basics of animation and modification of objects with the use of the modifier stack.
Episode 13-3D Studio Max, Modeling a Chess Set-Part1 - CG1 byTroy Alesi
This is where the pavement meets the road as I demonstrate how to do modeling at the sub-object level. You will be introduced to the conversion of 2D shapes into 3D shapes and how to edit each. This is a great tutorial built into 3D Studio Max 9 and should not be over looked for those that want to understand modeling concepts.
Episode 14-3D Studio Max, Modeling a Chess Set-Part2 - CG1 byTroy Alesi
In part 2 of this exercise I will complete the last piece, the knight. Offering some unique challenges and some new modeling techniques, you will gain a lot of skill through the completion of this exercise.
Episode 15-3D Studio Max, Modeling a Dinette Scene-Par1 - CG1byTroy Alesi
In part 1 of this project, I will create all the models needed to give the illusion of a complete dinette scene including: a room, table, chairs, objects on the table, and light fixtures. This should tie together a lot of modeling skills and add more depth to your arsenal. In part 2, I will animate the scene and put in materials to add realism.
Episode 16-3D Studio Max, Modeling a Dinette Scene-Part2 - CG1 byTroy Alesi
In this second part, I will demonstrate how to animate a target camera, add lights to the scene, materials for realism. I will finish this episode off with a basic outline for your final rendering as a movie able to be played for various audiences.
Episode 17-3D Studio Max, Creating Virtual Pumpkins - CG1 byTroy Ales,i CG1
As a way to bring in the fall season, I will be carving virtual pumpkins in 3D Studio Max 9. This project should "tie up some loose ends" with boolean, editable splines, and meshes, along with a new tool in "Loft".
Episode 18-Photoshop - Mouse Pad, Poster, T-Shirt - CG1 byTroy Alesi, CG1
In this episode, I will use PS CS3 to create an original image to be printed as a mouse pad, poster, or T-Shirt. The image has some requirements meant to demonstrate the basic techniques used in PS for image creation.
Project Requirement/Data Sheet
Episode 19-Flash -Animated Motion Tweens in Movie Clips - CG1 byTroy Alesi, CG1review for CG2
In this episode, I will use Flash CS3 to create a winter scene "E-card", where I cover what I consider to be one of the fundamental elements needed for success in Flash; the ability to make animated motion tweens and Movie Clip symbols. These can be used in any project, by importing them into the current project library. Use this to help create a unique E-card to surprise someone you know.
Click here for the 9 step instruction sheet to accompany this project.
Click here for a base Flash file with sample snowflakes. You will need Flash CS3 to open this project file.
Episode 20-Premiere Pro - Animating Layered Photoshop Titles byTroy Alesi, CG1
To complete an introductory video editing scenario, I will import a layered Photoshop graphic, into Premiere Pro CS3, to use as an animated title. The title will be imported as a sequence, preserving layers, to be animated and nested into the main movie sequence.
Click here for a copy of the edit list instructions for, "The making of the Saleen Race Car".
Episode 21-After Effects -Picture build Effect byTroy Alesi, CG2 and VMT
In part one of this exercise, I will create a very interesting effect, all with AE, and any still picture you would want to build. In the exercise, I will be using fractal noise, gradient ramps, mask shapes, and special effects to create the illusion of digitally printing a picture with hot lasers and small particles. This happens to be the effect I use for the introduction to my podcast episodes, but as you will see in part two, can be tailored to fit any still frame picture for an interesting TV or web banner spot.
Episode 22-After Effects -Picture build Effect byTroy Alesi, CG2 and VMT
In the finale of this exercise, I will add the 3D rotation to the graphics with a camera and null object. Some extra effects will be added to the original shatter, for the picture, to create the illusion of hot particles building the laser print. At the conclusion of this exercise, I will show how to make this work for any still graphic, making this a much more useful project to keep hanging around, worth all the effort used to create it. You will also see that, tied to episode 9, you may be able to find other uses, combining exercises or projects.
Episode 23-3D Studio Max -Low Polygon Modeling-Spaceship - CG1 byTroy Alesi, CG1 and CG2
In the new HD format, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi will introduce low polygon modeling techniques in 3D studio Max 2009. This exercise will demonstrate foundation level skills in computer graphics and animation while creating a "cool" spaceship that could be used for; 3D cartoon animation, sci-fi film effects, or game level design. In the next several installments of this podcast series, host, Troy Alesi will demonstrate putting materials into the scene, creating special effects, animation techniques, camera usage, and the rendering process.
Episode 24-3D Studio Max-Materials-Spaceship - CG1 byTroy Alesi, CG1 and CG2
In this episode, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi will continue with the spaceship where we left off last time, introducing materials and sub-level materials. This exercise will continue to demonstrate foundation level skills in computer graphics and animation while creating a "cool" spaceship that could be used for; 3D cartoon animation, sci-fi film effects, or game level design. In the next several installments of this podcast series, host, Troy Alesi will demonstrate; creating special effects, animation techniques, camera usage, and the rendering process.
Episode 25-3D Studio Max -Fire Effect-Spaceship - CG1 byTroy Alesi, CG1 and CG2
In this episode, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi will continue with the spaceship where we left off last time, introducing the "fire effect", and atmospheric gizmos. This exercise will continue to demonstrate foundation level skills in computer graphics and animation while creating a "cool" spaceship that could be used for; 3D cartoon animation, sci-fi film effects, or game level design. In the next several installments of this podcast series, host, Troy Alesi will demonstrate; creating special effects, animation techniques, camera usage, and the rendering process.
Rendering Instruction Sheet
Episode 26-3D Studio Max - Network Rendering byTroy Alesi, CG2 and Advanced CG
In this short episode, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi will continue demonstrate the network rendering process used for our Render Farm in 3ds Max.
Network Rendering Instruction Sheet
Episode 27- Revit - Room Design/Rennovation byTroy Alesi, CG2 and Advanced CG
In this short episode, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi demonstrates the process of creating custom walls for use in your room rennovation project.
Room Rennovation Hand-outs
Episode 28- Using Animoto byTroy Alesi, CG2 and Advanced CG
In this episode, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi demonstrates the process of creating animated movies from still pictures and short video clips, in a very interesting and stylistic fashion.
Episode 29- Converting Video Formats to .Flv byTroy Alesi, CG2 and Advanced CG
In this short episode, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi demonstrates the process of using a freeware program to convert various video formats (.mov, .avi, .mpg) to .flv, for use on websites like wix.com, googlevideo, youtube, etc.
Episode 30- Using Wix.com byTroy Alesi, CG2 and Advanced CG
In this episode, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi demonstrates how to create stunning, Flash based presentations, using a free internet resource. Wix.com allows users to publish pages and share over social network sites, with ease. This episode covers: basic page design and parts, menu navigation, links to other sites or email, and page management.
Episode 31- Using Wix.com -part 2 byTroy Alesi, CG2 and Advanced CG
In this episode, classroom instructor, Troy Alesi finishes the basics of wix.com page layout with a photo gallery, video skin, and publishing to a finished URL.