"Hosted by particle guru Allan McKay, it's expertly presented, and covers the full range of AfterBurn features... the 90% explosion-oriented effects look fantastic... The content on the first couple of DVDs is fast-paced, and users will have to use the pause button frequently to follow the speed at which McKay works... If you're into AfterBurn, and think you know your stuff, this is the most detailed and advanced set out there, and definitely worth a look."
Review, 3D World Magzine (January 2005 Edition, Page 87)
"I just finished working through this awesome 3 DVD set that Allan McKay did for CG_Academy... I can't recommend these CG-Academy DVDs enough. They are absolutely fantastic, crystal clear, and very informative. The projects are all fun and engaging with plenty of real-world value."
"...these are great DVDs, my congratulations to both the producer and the author. The only thing that I regret is to not having ordered "Air Strike" together with the other two DVDs ;-) Well , next time ..."
Andrea Böhm, Bitfresh Graphics
The DVDs are amazing on all fronts - in information, advice, concepts, and quality.... I recommend Allan's CGA Afterburn Masters to any dedicated 3ds max visual effects artists or TDs."
Robert Fiduccia, FX Animator