Allan McKay – Live Action Series – Term 3

Allan McKay – Live Action Series – Term 3
English | Size: 18.3GB
Category: Tutorial

This term is only a couple of shots but had to be done. For those not familiar with ‘Scanners’ the movie, there is an iconic practical special effects shot of someone’s head exploding. As grueseome as this sounds, this is a chance to do soft body and cloth simulations, fluid simulations of liquid, as well as wet map shaders, skin sub-surface scattering shaders, rendering and integration. There is so much that goes into this but this is a chance to do some really amazing effects.
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ALLAN MCKAY creature vfx 1

ALLAN MCKAY creature vfx 1
English | Size: 932 MB
Category: Tutorial

Creature FX: Volume 1 is the first in a series of training DVDs designed to focus on dozens of the visual effects associated with characters, creatures and other organic and animated subjects. It introduces many advanced industry techniques developed specifically for the latest crop of effects-laden films and utilizes up to date software and methods to create blockbuster visual effects! [Read more…]

ALLAN MCKAY creature vfx 1

ALLAN MCKAY creature vfx 1
English | Size: 932 MB
Category: Tutorial

Creature FX: Volume 1 is the first in a series of training DVDs designed to focus on dozens of the visual effects associated with characters, creatures and other organic and animated subjects. It introduces many advanced industry techniques developed specifically for the latest crop of effects-laden films and utilizes up to date software and methods to create blockbuster visual effects!
In Volume 1, you’ll learn the entire creative process for generating convincing character disintegration effects; similar to the visual effects created for the upcoming action feature film Day Breakers (release date early 2010) to create a character bursting into flames and burning away. Each layer of this effect is meticulously handled through advanced particle systems, scripting, fluids and advanced shader techniques.
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Allan McKay Fire Ball Mega Course [2 to 8 of 10] + Project Files

Allan McKay Fire Ball Mega Course [2 to 8 of 10] + Project Files
English | Size: 5.3GB
Category: Tutorial

Check out the 10 video, 15 hour high-end visual effects training exploring how to create a complete visual effects shot of a fireball ripping through the interior of a plane.

Discover how to create a movie-style explosion using current real-world production techniques
The course, which is divided up into 10 separate videos, covers the entire process of creating a movie-quality VFX shot, including simulation, lighting and shading, and compositing. [Read more…]

3 FumeFX tutorials by Allan Mckay

3 FumeFX tutorials by Allan Mckay
English | Size: 217 MB
Category: Tutorial

These have nothing to do with his new DvD about FumeFX
They are 3 free new Video tutorials by Allan mckay covering more basic stuff

1) Simple Explosion
2) Fume FX + PFlow events
3) Creating fuel by intensity of a black and white texture

it also includes all his scrips + explanation of them
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Allan Mckay Tower Destruction

Allan Mckay Tower Destruction
English | Size: 4.1GB
Category: CBTs

VFX supervisor Allan McKay has posted a new free eight-hour video tutorial on creating destruction effects using 3ds Max and particle and volumetric simulation plugins thinkingParticles and FumeFX.
The three-part series of videos covers the process of creating an FX shot – a watchtower being blown up – from start to finish, including dynamics and fracturing, shading and rendering.
Along the way, McKay aims to cover more advanced topics like the process of art directing the simulations, and avoiding a standard out-of-the-box Voronoi fracture look to the finished effect. [Read more…]

ALLAN MCKAY creature vfx 1

ALLAN MCKAY creature vfx 1
English | Size: 932 MB
Category: Tutorial

Creature FX: Volume 1 is the first in a series of training DVDs designed to focus on dozens of the visual effects associated with characters, creatures and other organic and animated subjects. It introduces many advanced industry techniques developed specifically for the latest crop of effects-laden films and utilizes up to date software and methods to create blockbuster visual effects! [Read more…]