Free 4-part Video Tutorial From Hollywood’s VFX Star
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by Amanda Luginbuhl
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I've never heard of isolating the green channel of the normal map and using it as a paint layer. What effect does that create exactly?

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Free 4-part Video Tutorial From Hollywood’s VFX Star
19 December, 2014

Famous visual effects specialist Allan McKay published a free 4-part course on VFX. He will provide the video tutorials and will even give you the 3D models he had been using during the preparation for this course. This is a one time opportunity t get his courses for free.

Allan McKay us a Visual Effects Supervisor and Technical Director in Hollywood with almost 20 years experience. He worked for many leading studios – including Industrial Light + Magic, Blur Studio, Atomic Fiction, Pixomondo, Ubisoft and others. He worked on such movies as The Equalizer, Star Trek Into Darkness, Flight, Superman, Metallica, 2012, Daybreakers, Transformers 3.

McKay is also a very well-known public speaker. He has spoken at various worldwide events including SIGGRAPH and Autodesk University. Allan also held talks at Remedy Games, Industrial Light + Magic, Ubisoft, Frantic Films, Prime Focus and contributed to 3D World Magazine and various other publications (you can browse his articles here).

The first episode of the 4-part VFX-tutorial can be found in our Video section.

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