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Adam Tracksler
Adam Tracksler
Kittery Point, Maine USA
Kittery Point, Maine USA

Adam Bryce Tracksler began his professional art career at the age of 13 when he designed his 8th grade yearbook cover. From that moment on, he has never really looked back. He received his BFA from the University of New Hampshire in Stone Carving and soon after graduation began a self educational journey into graphic design focusing on 2d Design and motion graphics in order to feed himself (there just aren't a ton of stone carving jobs in the paper).

Adam began working with Photoshop and Quark soon after graduation and has added After Effects, Illustrator, Director, Flash, Combustion, 3ds Max, and Maya to his arsenal of skills.

Adam has taught web and graphic design at several schools in New England and lives in Kittery Point, Maine with his wife, Kathy and his Bernese Mountain dog, Boon.

Adam Tracksler Profile

Articles by Adam Tracksler

Adobe Flash
Flash MX Games: Actionscript for Artists

Flash MX Games: Actionscript for Artists

Adam Tracksler takes a look at Flash MX Games: Actionscript for Artists by Nik Lever and published by Focal Press. Adam concludes that this book is a must have for those people who are interested in how to make games and how to improve their coding, it is a worthwhile investment.

Review
Adam Tracksler
Cinema 4D
Adam Tracksler reviews: Essential CG Lighting Techniques By Darren Booker

Adam Tracksler reviews: Essential CG Lighting Techniques By Darren Booker

Adam Tracksler takes a look at Essential CG Lighting Techniques by Darren Booker. Read why Adam describes Essential CG Lighting Techniques ...''as an outstanding book that discusses the art of CG lighting in an intelligent, thoughtful, clear and informative way.''

Review
Adam Tracksler
Autodesk Combustion
Creating Jittery TextCreating Jittery Text

Adam Tracksler was reading through the tutorials at CreativeCow and stumbled across an After Effects tutorial on creating Jittery Text. He thought, hey, you can do that in Combustion, and here's how.

Tutorial
Adam Tracksler
Adobe Photoshop
Adam Tracksler reviews  Photoshop Studio with Bert MonroyAdam Tracksler reviews Photoshop Studio with Bert Monroy

Adam Tracksler takes a look at Photoshop Studio with Bert Monroy by Bert Monroy. This book is published by New Riders Publishing. If you don't know anything about Photoshop, this book is not for you, but if you want to be a professional Photoshop user, then read why Adam says, ''you'll want to add this book to your library.''

Review
Adam Tracksler
DVD Authoring
Adam Tracksler reviews DVD Authoring and Production by Ralph LaBargeAdam Tracksler reviews DVD Authoring and Production by Ralph LaBarge

Adam Tracksler takes a look at DVD Authoring and Production: An Authoritative Guide to DVD-Video, DVD-ROM and WebDVD by Ralph LaBarge. This book is in the CMP Books DV Expert Series.

Review
Adam Tracksler
Autodesk 3ds Max
Adam Tracksler reviews Combustion/3ds Max Integration DVD

Adam Tracksler reviews Combustion/3ds Max Integration DVD

Adam Tracksler takes a look at combustion/3ds max Integration DVD from Technical Animations & Video, Inc. and gives it the highest praise at the COW - 5 COWs.

Review
Adam Tracksler
Autodesk Combustion
Morphing Smoke into Text

Morphing Smoke into Text

When I was working on a title sequence for a short film, I needed some help creating a particular effect; smoke morphing into text. Not knowing where to turn, I wrote a post in the Combustion Forum. Lucky for me some people were more than happy to help out. Lee "Rod" Roderick, Discreet Training Specialist, helped me out. This tutorial was created from his original file. In this tutorial, we will use Combustion's Particle effects and text operators to create a cool effect suitable for your home or office.

Tutorial
Adam Tracksler
Adobe Flash
The Art of Cartooning with Flash : The Twinkle Guide to Flash Character Animation from Sybex Publishing

The Art of Cartooning with Flash : The Twinkle Guide to Flash Character Animation from Sybex Publishing

Adam Tracksler takes a look at The Art of Cartooning with Flash : The Twinkle Guide to Flash Character Animation from Sybex Publishing written by John Kuramoto, Gary Leib, Daniel Gray

Review
Adam Tracksler
Autodesk 3ds Max
Adam Tracksler looks at 3dsMax FundamentalsAdam Tracksler looks at 3dsMax Fundamentals

Adam Tracksler takes a look at Ted Boardman's 3dsMax 4: Fundamentals from New Riders Publishing.

Review
Adam Tracksler
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