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News: See What’s New in MAXON CINEMA 4D R16

News: See What’s New in MAXON CINEMA 4D R16
Posted on Aug 07, 2014 - 03:10 AM

Cinema 4D Release 16 places a greater emphasis than ever before on visual effects and realism, with key features like Motion Tracking and multi-layered reflections.  Here’s a wonderful collection of tutorials for all the great new features.

Update: The Foundry HIERO v1.9 is now available.

Update: The Foundry HIERO v1.9 is now available.
Posted on Oct 02, 2014 - 02:11 AM

HIERO and HIEROPlayer are part of the Production and Creation COLLECTIVES, and the newest versions of each come with decreased upload times and improved audio playback.

Sale Extended - NewTek LightWave Crossgrade for $695 - Ends 10/31/14

Sale Extended - NewTek LightWave Crossgrade for $695 - Ends 10/31/14
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 - 10:42 PM

Already using 2D or 3D software but interested in seeing what NewTek LightWave is all about? Now is a perfect time to purchase!

7 Ways to Make Extruded 3D Text in After Effects

7 Ways to Make Extruded 3D Text in After Effects
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 - 12:11 PM

User question: How can I create 3D extruded text right in AE? I don’t want to have to learn a 3D application but I want it to look good. Thanks!!

Midweek Motivations: American Horror Story Freak Show Title Sequence

Midweek Motivations: American Horror Story Freak Show Title Sequence
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 - 11:35 AM

The long awaited season 4 is only a week from launch! Freak Show seems to have the best title sequence yet! I love the use of miniatures and stop motion. It has the time remapping effects of older versions and is creepy but more colorful than previous seasons.

Update: Boris FX Adds Resolve Support to BCC, Boris RED

Update: Boris FX Adds Resolve Support to BCC, Boris RED
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 - 09:14 AM

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve is now supported in the Boris Continuum Complete and Boris RED product lines.

Midweek Motivation: Transformers: Age of Extinction Dinobot VFX

Midweek Motivation: Transformers: Age of Extinction Dinobot VFX
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 - 08:02 AM

The Dinobots offered up some very cool, and complicated, visual effect moments in the newest Transformers movie.  Check out this official behind the scenes footage.

Midweek Motivation The Bezier Game

Midweek Motivation The Bezier Game
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 - 07:40 AM

When your boss walks by and asks what you are doing… tell them you’re going through some pen tool training. No, seriously!

Midweek Motivation: Making of COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey Visual Effects

Midweek Motivation: Making of COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey Visual Effects
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 - 06:02 AM

Be inspired by the 260 mind blowing VFX shots BUF created for the COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey series.

Review: Zaxwerks 3D ProAnimator v8

Review: Zaxwerks 3D ProAnimator v8
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 - 05:08 AM

Iain Anderson from macProVideo.com reviewed 3D ProAnimator 8’s comparabilities, accessibility and how it compares to other programs.

Midweek Motivation: Interview with Tim Clapham by Motionworks

Midweek Motivation: Interview with Tim Clapham by Motionworks
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 - 04:31 AM

Meet the guru behind the helloluxx Cinema 4D tutorials, Tim Chapham, in this interview by Motionworks’ John Dickson for Unplugged 35.

New: Pomfort Silverstack v4

New: Pomfort Silverstack v4
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 - 03:33 AM

Silverstack 4 is a major update with focus on improved data management capabilities and now enables more integrated workflows from set to post.

Sale: Zaxwerks 3D ProAnimator 8 50% OFF

Sale: Zaxwerks 3D ProAnimator 8 50% OFF
Posted on Oct 01, 2014 - 02:54 AM

Save 50% on 3D ProAnimator 8 for ONE WEEK ONLY!  Sale ends October 8, 2014.

After Effects World Conference Travelogue

After Effects World Conference Travelogue
Posted on Sep 30, 2014 - 09:51 AM

The Toolfarm gang was only able to spend a day and a half at the second After Effects World Conference. Here are some photos from our trip.

New: Propellerhead Reason 8 Now Available!

New: Propellerhead Reason 8 Now Available!
Posted on Sep 30, 2014 - 07:46 AM

The long awaited update to Propellerhead Reason, version 8,  is now available!

New: Curious Animal Membrane Deformer for MAXON Cinema 4D

New: Curious Animal Membrane Deformer for MAXON Cinema 4D
Posted on Sep 30, 2014 - 07:39 AM

The new Curious Animal Membrane Deformer for Cinema 4D lets you make portions of your models stretchy; pulled around between their surrounding geometry as you animate your objects.  And it plays nicely with Cinema 4D’s character animation tools.

Tutorial: AutoDesSys What’s New in FormZ 8 Pro

Tutorial: AutoDesSys What’s New in FormZ 8 Pro
Posted on Sep 30, 2014 - 03:32 AM

This video demonstrates the exciting new features of form•Z 8 Pro!

Tutorial: 81 Trapcode Particular Tutorials

Tutorial: 81 Trapcode Particular Tutorials
Posted on Sep 30, 2014 - 02:58 AM

The guys and gals over at VFXER.com put together a database of Trapcode Particular Tutorials for your learning pleasure.

Tutorial: Create Water Drops With Splash Ripples MAXON Cinema 4D

Tutorial: Create Water Drops With Splash Ripples MAXON Cinema 4D
Posted on Sep 30, 2014 - 02:33 AM

In this tutorial by Techtiptricks, you will learn how to make water drops with splash ripples using C4D.  No additional 3rd party plugins required.

Tutorials: Principles of Animation with MODO

Tutorials: Principles of Animation with MODO
Posted on Sep 30, 2014 - 02:32 AM

The Foundry has a thorough series on animation with MODO from Brian Vowles, in support of the Troll Bridge Community Project.  that is a must see if you’re new to MODO or thinking of learning MODO. Heck, even if you’re not a MODO user, the concepts of character animation explained are fascinating and can be applied to other applications.

Tutorial: How to dent a Garage Door VFX with Mettle FreeForm Pro

Tutorial: How to dent a Garage Door VFX with Mettle FreeForm Pro
Posted on Sep 30, 2014 - 01:20 AM

Mettle offers up this great tutorial from Mike Sevigny regarding real-world 3D displacement with Freeform Pro.

News: Most Legendary Car Rendering Competition

News: Most Legendary Car Rendering Competition
Posted on Sep 29, 2014 - 08:13 AM

Learn about the “Most Legendary Car Rendering” Competition and the temporary Maxwell V3 Node locked license you can get from Next Limit Technologies!

Update: GenArts Sapphire 7.07 is Now Available

Update: GenArts Sapphire 7.07 is Now Available
Posted on Sep 29, 2014 - 05:37 AM

GenArts just released a small update to Sapphire for Nuke, CDV, DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Scratch & other OFX compatible products, with improved Maverick and Linux support and other bug fixes.

News: What’s New in mocha AE CC 2014

News: What’s New in mocha AE CC 2014
Posted on Sep 29, 2014 - 02:15 AM

In the upcoming After Effects CC 2014.1 (13.1) update, mocha AE will be updated to mocha AE CC 2014 (version 4.0.1). This is a major version update, including compatibility with mocha Pro 4 project files.

Hot News! Andrew Kramer Drops some Info about Element 3D v2

Hot News! Andrew Kramer Drops some Info about Element 3D v2
Posted on Sep 27, 2014 - 05:57 PM

Although he wanted to keep his presentation inspirational and non-sale pitchy in his keynote at the After Effects World Conference in Seattle, Washington, someone asked about the upcoming release of Element 3D v2 during the Q&A portion.

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