This highly anticipated training kit from freelance particle and destruction effects guru Anselm v. Seherr-Thoss focuses on many of the advanced subjects for getting the most of the popular Particle Flow plug-in technologies: Box 1 (now included as part of 3ds Max 2010) and Box 3 Pro. This training course will give new users and intermediate professionals alike the ability to assemble complex Particle Flow systems using these advanced plug-in technologies. Create effects ranging from scripted fracturing of objects to using sound files to affect your particles’ behavior. Tutorials that explain, ocean wakes, nanomites and precise alignment of particles to objects are included in this training course. Ansi takes you step-by-step through each effect and provides you with the start and end scene files to explore and dissect on your own as well. And as a little something extra, the training comes with over 20 bonus scene files that you can dive into on your own to see how Ansi creates some of the killer effects he’s responsible for daily. With high resolution and crystal clear sound, and over 7 hours of video this DVD is the ultimate training solution for anyone looking to learn more about the flexibilty that Particle Flow offers! The tutorials cover Particle Flow topics thoroughly and explain methods clearly so that everyone should be able to follow regardless of their experience level. Just look at the course outline: Box 1 videos: 1 – Feather Rig 2 – Scripted Fracture 3 – Laola Wave 4 – Brittle Wall 5 – Floating Money Box 3 Pro videos: 1 – Introduction 2 – Driving Particles with Grayscale values 3 – Gradient by Distance 4 – Speed by Gradient 5 – Color by Camera Angle 5 – Ocean Wake Particles 6 – Revolve along Surface 7 – Pipe Sub-Operator 8 – Random Sub-Operator 9 – Align to Object 10 – Positional Object Locks 11 – Force Influencer 12 – Influence by Distance 13 – Animated Collisions 14 – Fire Embers 15 – Shape Controls 16 – Nanomites Part 1 17 – Nanomites Part 2 18 – Contol by Proxy 19 – Pimp my Toolbox Be aware that these DVDs have been created at a resolution of 1440×872 and will only run from a DVD Drive connected to your PC. No additional software needs to be installed in order to view the training.