Creative Cow Contributing Editor: Adam Tracksler
Creative COW Web Writer, Contributing Editor
: Adam Tracksler
Kittery Point, Maine USA
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).
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.
Articles by Adam Tracksler
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.
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.