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March 12 2012
Vue 10 Crash Course
Are you interested in increasing your familiarity with Vue?
Get up and running fast with the Vue 10 Crash Course from asileFX.

Over 6 hours of training and technical insight from Vue master, Nicholas Pellegrino. Compatible training for Vue 10 xStream, Infinite, Complete, Studio, and Esprit
Includes examples scene files and content for Vue 10 and higher.

Explore techniques for terrain design, EcoSystem Generation, plant customization, atmospherics, and scene creation workflow.

Learn about UI: commands, workflow, panels, editors; EcoSystem: Layers, Painting, and Population; Object: Mesh Options, Transformations, Species, and Generators; Camera: Navigation, Advanced Features, and Management; Vue Units and Natural Element Scale; Terrain: object types, editors, painting, and sculpting; Customizing and Rendering Vegetation; Procedural Terrain Functions: design techniques, editing, rocky mountain fractals, terrain fractals, and graph dependent materials; Material; editing, layering, painting, and mixing; Atmospheric: lighting customization, cloud layers, and the atmosphere editor; Scene Creation: workflow, file size management, structure, and more...
 
August 26 2011
Carbon Scatter Essentials and Advanced Techniques - Training
Carbon Scatter Essentials and Advanced Techniques includes 11 training lessons (6 hours 26 minutes), starting with the first five lessons "Carbon Scatter Essentials" you'll learn to control Carbon Scatter's material editor, material types, painter, and the function editor. The following the essentials are six more lessons including "Advanced Techniques" and the "Structure scene."
Instructed by Nicholas Pellegrino.

Learn to colorize instances, change cs plant shaders, and optimize multi-pass outputs like depth, object buffers, and motion vector. Learn to control advanced functions using native objects from your scenes to manipulate EcoSystem placement and density. Setup advanced lighting to control ecosystem environments separately from the rest of the scene. Create LOD ecosystem layers controlled by object positions in the scene. Learn optimization techniques to improve population speed and system response. Create dummy population objects to replace memory hungry geometry, by rendering altitude and slope texture maps of your scenes. Create a metanode function to decay ecosystems near objects in the scene. Plus many more techniques...
 
July 20 2011
Vue Training - Landscape and Material Design

Learn to create complex procedural terrain functions, create a highly detailed rocky landscape, and design custom rock materials.
Step by step instruction from Vue expert, Nicholas Pellegrino.

Includes all project scenes from the training, plus more than a dozen bonus scenes.

 
May 21 2011
Plant Design and EcoSystem Functions
Plant Design & EcoSystem Functions includes nearly 6 hours of training for Vue Infinite/xStream and Photoshop, instructed by Nicholas Pellegrino from asileFX. In this training you will learn to: customize Vue plant species, create custom texture maps in photoshop, and design ecosystem functions in vue.
 
May 11 2011
snowFlaKe v3 released, dozens new tools, scenes, and over 4 hours of included training.
Increase the power of Vue with advanced MetaNodes / Plug-ins and enhancements.
Compatible with Vue 9 xStream, Infinite, Complete, Studio*, Esprit*, Frontier*, and Pioneer.*
Also compatible with Vue 9.5 xStream & Infinite.
*Vue 9 Studio, Esprit, Frontier, & Pioneer will require the Advanced Graph Module.
 
snowFlaKe v2.5 free update available
snowFlaKe v2.5 and all priror releases are included with version 3.
 
April 16 2011
Terrain & Landscape Brush Kit

The Terrain and Landscape brush kit makes terrain detailing and material painting a quicker process with realistic results.

The kit contains 217 brushes in 11 categories. Each brush is available in two versions and formats, PSD and JPG, standard and inverted, respectively. Brushes range in pixel size from 1024 x 1024 pixels to 1500 x 1500 pixels. The PSD versions of the brushes are 16-bit, allowing you to add more fine details to high-resolution models.

Brushes have been optimized for ZBrush and Vue with additional compatibility for most applications, more information can be found in the PDF reference guide, located in the downloadable sample pack. The reference guide shows every brush included in the collection, plus a 3d sculpted model to show what the brush can do.

 
March 7 2011
Vue Training Release (Getting Started with Vue 9 - Volume 2 - Lighting & Atmospherics)

The second volume of the Getting Started with Vue 9 training series, Lighting & Atmospherics.
No previous knowledge of Vue required. Includes project files.


In this training volume, instructor, Nicholas Pellegrino, will teach you to customize atmospheres to fit your creative and design needs. Learn to modify and create your own custom atmospheres and infinite terrains. Explore the relations between infinite terrains, sea level, and atmospherics. Learn to create an improved "Randomization Seed" node and add more variations to infinite terrain functions. Learn about volumetric lighting and shadow control. Create lighting setups and reduce render times with "relighting." Understand clouds layers and how to control them. Learn about atmospheric density in relation to scene units and spherical scenes. Break apart vectors, limit node outputs, create custom vectors, publish parameters from the function editor into the terrain editor. Create and control numerous atmospheres, edit functions, create MetaNodes, reduce render times, and more...

 
Nov 6 2010
Vue Training Release (Getting Started with Vue 9 - Volume 1 - Forest Creation)

The first volume in the Getting Started with Vue 9 training series, Forest Creation is a project based introduction to Vue 9 Infinite / xStream. No previous knowledge of Vue required.

In this volume you will learn to:
Customize vegetation, create new solidgrowth species, edit terrains, control material layers, create ecosystems, control global gamma, customize render settings, edit functions, and setup multiple lighting situations for your forest.

 
Sept 29 2010
Vue Training Release (Advanced Function Design - Sci-Fi City Generation )
In this training instructor Nicholas Pellegrino will teach you to create complex procedural functions for generating science fiction style cities using procedural terrains & materials. Learn to modify altitude productions and create single building generators. Optimize scenes and dramatically reduce render times with several baking techniques. Explore scene lighting techniques and material controlled lights.

Users of Vue 7 and higher will learn to create helpful MetaNodes and dependent function controllers. Nearly 8 hours of training, plus, all project scene files included. (Vue 8.4 or higher required for scene files and MetaNodes.)

Suitable for Vue xStream / Infinite version 5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5 and up.
 
Sept 12 2010
Cinema 4D Training Release (City Creation Volume 2 )
City Creation Volume Two covers tons of techniques for generating buildings, layouts, roads, textures, and entire cities in cinema 4d. Learn to use mograph objects, effectors, and shaders to customize an entire city.

City Creation Volume 2 focuses on the creation of a modern city in seven parts, with additional generation and texturing techniques covered in two additional parts.
 
August 4 2010
archiTextures Collection Released
Five new seamless texture collections! Available as a bundle with a bonus collection, or as 4 individual volumes.
Volume 1 - Buildings, Elements, & Panels
Volume 2 - Windows & Doors
Volume 3 - Concrete & Wall Surfaces
Volume 4 - Brick, Metal, Rust, & Stone
 
June 29 2010
Sci-Fi Hulls Seamless Textures Re-released
Sci-Fi Hulls is the ultimate texture collection for space ships, space stations, mechanical workings, and science fiction cities.
 
June 25 2010
Vue 8 Tips n Tricks Training
Projects, Tips, Techniques, and Tools for Vue 7 & 8.
 
May 29 2010
Vue 8 Courseware Bundle Available
Over 28 hours of Vue 8 training and techniques.
 
May 27 2010
Vue SolidGrowth Groundcover Collection Updated
Updated for improved compatibility with xStream in host applications (correcting the image read error of png files for proxy material alphas, also improving render quality and flicker reduction). Current users can re-download the product from their asileFX accounts to receive the update.
If your download has expired, please contact asileFX for a link reset.
 
Cinema 4D R11.5 Training Bundle available
Natural Environments & Plant Creation Volume 1 and 2.
 
May 22 2010
LightWave 3D 9 & Vue 8 xStream - Integration Workflow & Techniques
 
In this training instructor Nicholas Pellegrino will teach you the ins and outs of Vue xStream scene creation in LightWave 3D 9.
Suitable for Vue xStream version 7, 7.5, 8, & 8.5 users.

Learn techniques, creation workflow, time savers, limitations, workarounds, solutions, general integration, and the technical aspects that power the xStream plug-in.

Click here to find out more...
 
 
May 19th 2010
New Texture Collection | Bump & Normal Carvings
 
Inlay beautiful designs into your 3D models with asileFX | Bump & Normal Carvings.

304 patterns and designs, 1262 images in all. Includes bump and normal map primary textures, along with aged diffusion and detail maps. Textures can also be used as material alphas for outstanding looking surfaces.
 
 
May 9th 2010
Cinema 4D Mograph 2 Training
 
The first two volumes of the Natural Environments & Plant Creation series have been released. Learn to create complex environments and objects in Cinema 4D R11.5 with MoGraph 2.
 
Volume 1 :
Foliage Generators & Modeling Techniques
Volume 2 :
Forest Creation & Animated Growth
 
March 29th 2010
NEW! Ecosystem Design & Control Techniques $49
 
Understand how to design and animate ecosystems in Vue 8 & 7.5 using advanced functions and graphs. Learn to create real-world forest-growth along with precisely controlled distributions. Discover how you can manage your scenes more efficiently and setup LOD ecosystem zones.
Instant Download or DVD Learn More
 
Feb 21st 2010
 
NEW! Spectral Atmospherics & Cloud Creation Techniques $40
 
Learn about atmospheric lighting and cloud creation in Vue Infinite / xStream. Training suitable for Vue version 7 and up, also a training solution for Ozone 4. Training presented in Vue 8 xStream (standalone).
Includes more than 80 scene files!
Instant Download or DVD Learn More

 
Feb 7th 2010
First volume of the City Creation series released!
The City Creation series is a step by step project training series teaching the techniques and workflow needed to create towns and large scale city scenes. Throughout the series you will learn hundreds of techniques covered in several applications. As the series grows, so will the amount of applications covered. Learn to perform similar tasks between applications, thus, removing integration barriers, expanding application features, providing alternative methods if one fails, and allow users to create the project scenes, even if access to a covered application is not readily available.
 
City Creation - Volume 1
Building Textures, UV Mapping, and Modeling

Learn to create amazing looking buildings with a small amount of polygons, using realistic materials and shaders created from texture maps (Color, Normal, Diffuse, Bump, and Displacement). For game design, Pre-viz for object replacement, or instancing over large areas.

Volume one is over 5 hours in length, with 3 hours and 26 minutes dedicated to training in Photoshop, and 1 hour and 48 minutes in Cinema 4D.

 
January 21 2010
Vue 5 Training is back
All asileFX Vue 5 training is once again available for purchase on the asileFX site.
 
January 17 2010
Vue 8 Terrain Workshop Released
 
Vue 8 Terrain Workshop $79
Understanding Terrains - Reset Operations & Terrain Anatomy - Zones & Procedural Sculpting - Sculpting & Displacement Mapping - Rivers - Erosion - Procedural Layering - Fractal Distributions (custom and mixed strata)

Includes dozens of scene files, filters, textures, tools, and the Terrain Workshop Reference Guide.
DVD or Instant Download Learn More
 
January 14 2010
Free Vue 7 & 8 Training
 
Vue7 and 8

Dynamic Graph Training [ Camera Auto Focal ]
Run Time: 24 minutes
(Requires Flash 9+)

Design a metanode controlling the camera's focal length based on the camera's pitch orientation.

Click here to download the MetaNode, includes versions for Vue 7 and Vue 8.

 
December 23 2009
 
xStream Cinema 4D Integration Training Updated
 
Integration training now includes an additional 30 minutes of training for Vue 8 xstream users. The Vue 8 xStream Integration Workflow lesson is originally part of What's New in Vue 8. If you currently own What's New in Vue 8, you will not need to download the update.

Please feel free to contact us if you need your download count updated, or if you purchased the DVD version of this training, we can add the download to your account.
 
December 12th 2009
 
asileFX snowFlaKe | the MetaNode Collection updated to v2.1
 

New tools for Vue 8 plus updated / upgraded tools. Free update for 2.0 users, see release notes for details.

New tools include:
Normal Map Direction (Vue 8)
Dual Axis Constraint (Vue 8)
On - Off (Vue 8)
Distance Controller (Vue 8)
Top n Bottom (Vue 7 and 8 versions)
Create Random Vector (Vue 8)
NGCC - Numeric Graph Compatibility Correction (Vue 8)

Updates to:
Camera Orbiter (Vue 7 and 8)
Terrain Previewer Camera Controller (Vue 8)
3x3 Vector Lock (Vue 8)

 
November 6 2009
New Vue 8 Upgrade Training Bundles!
Vue 5 > 8 Upgrade Bundle Vue 6 > 8 Upgrade Bundle
 
 
November 2 2009
Vue 8 Training Released!
Getting Started with Vue 8 What's New in Vue 8 & 7.5 Vue 8 Starter Bundle
 
Terrain Editor
Keyboard Shortcut Reference Cards

Six styles to choose from. Available in 2 formats, JPEG and PNG.
Images are 2928 x 2116, and will almost fill an entire 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper at 300ppi.
Scale to your desired size. Suggested print size is 500ppi.

PNG JPG
PNG JPG
PNG JPG
     
PNG JPG
PNG JPG
PNG JPG
 
Feel free to distribute, all we ask is that you keep the asileFX logo at the top of the card.
 
 
October 10 2009
New Texture Collection - The Leaves Collection v2

Nearly five years since the release of The Leaves Collection v1, in February of 2005 (The first asileFX product).

Now the collection is back and better than ever!!!!
asileFX is pleased to announce, The Leaves Collection v2

1946 texture maps, now in TIFF format, with more than double the amount of unique maps of version one.

 
October 3 2009
New Training - Amazing Plant Creation Techniques

4 hours 44 minutes of Amazing Plant Creation Techniques.

 
September 23 2009
1,500 Alpha Brushes Released, 60 Free Brushes, and Free Training!

1575 brushes, textures, patterns, shapes, and designs. 512 x 512 pixels. 60 Free brushes from the collection are available on the product page.

Free training available! "Converting Images to Photoshop Brushes & Customizing Brushes" 28 Minutes

 
 
 
Sept 13 2009
Tropical Plant Collection
  37 Amazing tropical plants for Vue.
 
Sept 4 2009
Vue Training - Matte Painting and Compositing Series
  7 hours 53 minutes of training and lecture.
 
August 28 2009
Shrubs - SolidGrowth species for Vue 7 +
  20 shrubs, with high-res leaf and bark materials.
May be used as an offering to knights demanding shrubberies!
 
August 12 2009
Vue 7 Content Collection Release - Coral Reef Collection
  Includes SolidGrowth Coral Species, Objects, Materials, Underwater Atmospheres, and the EdgeLum metanode.
 
July 9 2009
Vue 7 Content Collection Release - Groundcover
  50 High-Resolution SolidGrowth Plant Species. Includes ecosystem optimized versions of every plant, 100 plants in all.
 
July 3 2009
Texture Collection Release - archiTextures Doors
  The first archiTextures collection has been released, Doors!
53 Unique doors, 239 total image maps.
 
June 16 2009
Training Release - Vue 7 xStream Cinema 4D Integration
  276 minutes of integration training and lecture, instructed by Nick Pellegrino.
 
June 10 2009
snowFlaKe v2 released, aka the MetaNode Collection
  The MetaNode Collection has been given a name, snowFlaKe. Also it has been upgraded to v2.0. A free update to v1.5 is available for v1 users, by re-downloading the product from your account history.
 
May 6 2009
Jungle and Rainforest Collection Released
  Over 100 SolidGrowth Species for Vue 7 Infinite and xStream.
Spring Sale Ending
  The Spring Sale will be ending within the next week.
Note: Several product will remain on sale, just not everything.
 
April 20 2009
Training Release - Texture Creation for 3D Volume 2
  The second volume of the Texture Creation for 3D series has been released. Click here to view.
For Photoshop CS3 and up. (Recorded in CS4 Extended)
Plant Design
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