New! Animation Course at lynda.com

Dave Schultze is proud to announce the release of his sixth online course for lynda.com, ‘Animation with Rhino and Bongo.’ Running 2 hours and 26 minutes, the course focuses on generating beautiful animated videos for both product and architectural designs. In this comprehensive course, students use it all! Starting with McNeel’s Rhino 5 & Bongo 2 plug-in, you will learn V-Ray for rendering and Adobe After Effects for composting.

Those interested in previewing the course — or any of the other 4,000+ courses on lynda.com — are invited to a free 10-day trial. Here’s the full course summary below

Learn how to take your design presentations to the next level by animating them with motion, using Rhino and the V-Ray and Bongo plugins. Whether you are interested in promoting products or architecture (both examples featured in the course), author Dave Schultze shows how to make your work far more compelling with simple and powerful animation techniques.

First you’ll learn how to do a simple product design “turntable” animation. Then you’ll create a path-based “walk through” animation of an architectural design. After the animation work is done, Dave will demonstrate how to import the sequences into After Effects and edit them into a seamless video presentation with high-quality audio. The last few chapters focus on optimizing the final video for flawless playback on any computer or website and sharing and distributing your project.
Topics include:

  • Installing and setting up Bongo
  • Planning your workflow and storyboarding
  • Creating the turntable animation
  • Setting up a camera path
  • Animating a sequence of stills
  • Compositing in After Effects
  • Exporting and sharing your animation

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