Dave Scotland
Dave Scotland has over 12 years of CG production knowledge and experience, working for some of the biggest clients in the entertainment industry including, Disney, Warner Bros. and Plastic Wax, just to name a few. He is the creator of CG Swot and is dedicated to bringing CG knowledge to anyone interested in learning... Dave started out, in production, as a 3D Animator and Technical Director before moving into the world of Compositing, Digital Visual Effects and Motion Graphics. Throughout his career, Dave has been drawn to the process of sharing his knowledge with others and has a definite gift for teaching quite technical procedures and techniques to both experienced and novice operators.
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Welcome to After Effects: RenderingAetuts retina welcome to after effects episode10
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    This 10-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we'll take a look the rendering features and how to add your project to the "Render Queue". We will explore the Render Queue settings and learn how to change them. Finally, we'll cover video codecs, why they exist and then take a look at some of the more common output versions. Enjoy...Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Welcome to After Effects: Audio, Parenting, and ExpressionsAetuts retina welcome to after effects episode9
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    This ten-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we'll take a look at audio features, and how to use audio assets. We will learn how to parent layers and how this can save time and effort in compositing and motion graphics. We'll also learn how to implement expressions and how to amend them. Finally, we'll explore scripts and how to apply them to selected assets. Enjoy!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Welcome to After Effects: 3D, Tracking, and StabilizationAetuts retina welcome to after effects episode8
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    This 10-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we'll take a look at the built-in 3D capabilities of the application. We will learn how to create lights, cameras, and 3D layers. We'll also learn how to use Depth-of-Field and how to apply 3D-specific effects. And finally we'll explore Motion Tracking, Footage Stabilization, and 3D Camera Tracking. Enjoy...Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Welcome to After Effects: Masks, Shapes, and RotoscopingAetuts retina welcome to after effects episode7
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    This 10-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we'll take a look at how to create masks and how to manipulate mask settings. We will also learn how to create shape layers and explore the differences between shapes and masks. Finally, we'll learn how to rotoscope and how to minimize your rotoscoping workflow. Enjoy...Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Welcome to After Effects: Color CorrectionAetuts retina welcome to after effects episode6
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    This 10-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we'll take a look at color correction. We will explore blending modes and how to brighten and darken footage. We'll learn how to create vignettes and how to use them for creative focus. We will also take a look at adjustment layers and how to color correct staggered layers in the timeline. Enjoy...Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Welcome to After Effects: TextAetuts retina welcome to after effects episode5
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    This 10-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we'll explore the world of text. We'll look at how to create and manipulate text assets and how to edit fonts. We'll also look at paragraph boxes and how to add layer styles to text layers. And finally, we'll take a look at adding preset text animation from the presets library.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Welcome to After Effects: Effects and VideoAetuts retina welcome to after effects episode4
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    This 10-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we'll explore the all important effects available in the application. We'll look at how to apply and animate effects and we will also cover the importance of understanding the layer order of applied effects. We will also take a look at working with video in After Effects. Enjoy!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Welcome to After Effects: Animation, Pre-Compositing, and NestingAetuts retina welcome to after effects episode3
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    This 10-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we'll take a look at the various animation tools and how to activate animation for layer and effects properties.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Welcome to After Effects: Intro ProjectAetuts retina welcome to after effects episode2
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    This 10-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we'll jump in the deep end and create a simple motion graphics product. This will allow you to become more confident within the interface and will also let you explore some of the common processes. We'll import assets, add effects, animate layers, create text, use presets and even render the final product. Enjoy...Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Welcome to After Effects: Overview and Getting StartedAetuts retina welcome to after effects episode1
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    This 10 part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we'll take a guided tour of the interface and take a look at how to open the project files which accompany each tutorial. We will also take a look at how to import assets into your project and how After Effects projects work. Finally, we'll cover how to assess the various properties of video, audio, and image assets within a project. Enjoy!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Nuke in Production Series: Tips and Tricks Aetuts retina nuke 10
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    We'll try to fit as many Nuke tips and tricks into one video as possible. We'll take a look at various workflow and pipeline specific processes which can be simplified. And finally, we'll take a look at the most common shortcuts and hotkeys with their context-sensitive nature.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Nuke in Production Series: Keying and MattesAetuts retina nuke in production 9
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    In this part, we'll take a look at the tools available in Nuke for pulling a key. We'll step through various tools and explore many of the strengths and weaknesses of these tools. We'll also take a look at how to create easy mattes and how this translates from an After Effects world.Read More…