Adobe releases Creative Cloud 2018

New Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro & more

Adobe has released Creative Cloud 2018 to the public.

There are four new applications – XD and Character Animator have moved from their beta stages, Dimension (previously Project Felix) and Photoshop Lightroom CC are new – the latter being a redesigned version of Lightroom with a new interface (the existing software still being available as Lightroom Classic).

Adobe Lightroom CC

In Premiere Pro, users will now see Mettle’s Skybox tools for 360-degree video editing – which Adobe bought back in June – integrated directly into Adobe’s editor.

You can now also have multiple projects open at once and copy-&-paste between them, and frames around titles will now automatically resize as you edit the text. And they’ll be motion graphics templates accessible in Premiere Pro.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 Workspace

Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 should now be available for download through your Creative Cloud desktop application.

To see more about the Adobe CC 2018 release, read the full article here.

 

Anticipate. Protect. Alert. Cyber Security Solution chooses MadWerkz

Israeli based security firm trust design boutique MadWerkz Studios

Quickly, MadWerkz has established itself as the go to creation engine for ABStyle/Blue Studios’ cyber security solution client Sepio Solutions. The Israeli based security firm has made a huge splash with their cyber security solution geared toward defending the supply chain.

Defending the supply chain against cyber security attacks

The supply chain security startup is focused on protecting an organization from the effect of an attack—instead of trying to prevent it. The suite stops rogue hardware before it damages the normal operation of an organization or degrades system performance. Leveraging hardware, software and cloud technology, it protects organizations against device supply chain attacks.

MadWerkz designed a custom parallax site and a set of print deliverables which incorporate the highly graphical nature of Sepio’s solution into its style. Thus making its offering highly visible and easy to understand.

Web Site

“AB Style/Blue Studios wanted to provide Sepio with a robust web presence that was easy to get up and running due to their hectic global conference schedule.” Stated Chris Kennedy, project lead.

Sepio Systems Home Page

The multi-page parallax style site highlights Sepio’s process and knowledge concerning cyber threats to an organization’s supply chain. In treating the various segments of the home page as pages themselves, it allowed us to direct the user to the specific information they are looking forward. Upon launching the site, the user is greeted with a browser wide animation, depicting the global nature of cyber threats. Underneath that is a ticker showcasing the companies numerous events and blog activity.

See the site Sepio Website

Print/Infographics

Delivering complex solutions in simple terms is always a difficult task. And the need to capture the attention of today’s global customer base is paramount to success. Therefore, developing content that speaks to each potential client is a priority for sales materials.

Amy Burns and Allyson Ruscheletta of ABStyle/Blue Studios developed the brochure content and handed it off to MadWerkz for layout and design. Knowing the audience, global security concerns that Sepio would touch at the various conferences it planned to attend. This meant quickly developing a Tri-Fold, a set of Data Sheets and a Trade Show booth that closed the visual deal of Sepio`as Global security player. Stated designer Jason M.

In the end, MadWerkz created messaged focused deliverables for Sepio Systems, allowing them to create a winning presence across the cyber security landscape.

For more information on Sepio Systems, visit them at sepio.systems.com

For more information on ABStyle/Blue Studios, contact them at allyson.ruscitella

Looking to enhance your solutions with fresh, vibrant look and designs? Contact us at MadWerkz Studios 

Get a free HDRI every week from HDRI Haven

CG artist Greg Zaal has announced that he plans to release a new free HDRI each week through his website HDRI Haven.

Signing up is not required although you’re encourage to do so in order to support the artist.

The first of the files, a shot of a bridge over a pond at night, can be downloaded here.

The HDRIs on HDRI Haven are typically outdoor scenes spanning a range of weather conditions, shot with a high number of exposure values, and are available at up to 16,384 x 8,192px resolution.

Feel free to check out HDRI Haven and their large library of HDRIs.

Solid Angle releases Arnold 5

Solid Angle has released Arnold 5, the latest update to its production renderer, updating the API and sampling algorithms, and adding new physically based Standard Surface, hair and volume shaders.

The release also introduces support for Light Path Expressions and a number of workflow and performance improvements – but not for GPU rendering: a feature that many users had hoped to see.

Most of the key changes in Arnold 5 are beneath the hood, notably to the C++ API, which Solid Angle describes as having been “cleaned of legacy features, refactored, extended and simplified”.

Arnold 5 Sampling
Arnold 5 Sampling

Arnold’s sampling algorithms have also been updated in version 5. Solid Angle claims that the changes should result in reduced render noise for both direct and indirect illumination.

Arnold 5 Hair Renders
Arnold 5 Hair Renders

There is also a Standard Hair shader, which again, is physically based and replaces the old hair shader.

It comes with a wide range of parameters, including two representing melanin, the pigment in human hair and skin, making it the only hair shader we’re aware of with biologically plausible controls.

Read the full article here.

Raising the Roof

Ohio based RJK roofing company has grown significantly over the last 15 years… now providing construction services to a large portion of Northeast Ohio. Increasing the demand for more staff. – RJKco.com

Roofing is a seasonal field that only becomes active during the spring and summer. It’s because of this that roofing has a high turnover rate from year to year which constantly brings inexperienced workers in that need to be trained from scratch.

“Our old way of teaching new workers just wasn’t cutting it. We needed a new way to show them the basics.” stated Greg Tomasic (Production Manager, RJK).

“RJK wanted to get away from three to four hour long orientation and training sessions that took them away from their main focus, which is being on roofs.” Remarked Producer Chris Kennedy. “We proposed an interactive eLearning course, which would allow the new hires to orient themselves and gain compliance in one of the session’s most crucial areas, Fall Protection training.”

 

Fall Protection Harness Instruction courseware on iPhone

The courseware would be available via smartphone and laptop, and once a new hire completed the course, an email is sent to Human Resources and Management for compliance.

Ladder Safety Graphic
Ladder Safety Graphic

Fall Protection training is a requirement for all new hires and workers at RJK, and the need to have attendees attest to the training is mandatory, therefore any courseware needed to include an attestation phase. “Employees would not be cleared until that phase was passed.” Stated Kennedy.

Safety Harness Demonstation
Greg Thomasic of RJK conducts Fall Protection Course

To learn more about RJK Construction, visit them at rjkco.com

To learn more about our elearning and video production services, please contact us.

Artist uses once forbidden martial art to change lives, starting with his own

Capoeira: Live The Game, screens at oldest film festival in United States.

Mention martial arts and most people instantly recite disciplines such as Karate, Kung Fu or various fighting styles like Wushu, Akido or Tai Chi. But mention the Afro Brazilian art form known as Capoeira and glazed eyes usually follow.

“Capoeira was born of the African slaves need to develop some sense of harmony with their environment. The need to protect themselves while hiding their true intentions by cloaking it in the only creative art form available to them… dance.” Says Director Joddy Eric Matthews.

 

Live The Game’s program director, Anthony Santo Domingo, himself was an individual who found personal harmony, despite a somewhat troubled youth, and a positive roadmap for his life in the practice of the Brazilian martial art. He now uses the tenets of the centuries old melding of dance, whirling kicks and high flying aerial displays to change the lives of Cleveland’s at-risk youth.

“Before I started the program, I was very introverted and given the neighborhood I grew up in, I struggled to stay away from those who would offer me false confidence – like gangs.” says Demetri Tye, Live The Game student.

 

Live The Game Ad One Sheet

“When the kids leave the program I just want them to know that there is a community around them and their actions impact that community.” Domingo remarks.

Live the Game is directed by former MadWerkz head Joddy Eric Matthews, lensed by Yasmine Lawler and produced by CK and Obadiah Baker. The film has been officially selected for multiple film festivals across the country. The selective LA Dance Film Festival, the prestigious Columbus International Film and Video Festival and the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival are a just a few.

Interested in Live The Game? Reach Anthony Santo Domingo on Facebook

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