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Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + Your Favorite Tools

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + Your Favorite Tools
Posted on Oct 30, 2014 - 02:24 PM

Here’s an ongoing list that covers compatibility of the latest Mac OS X release, Yosemite, and video tools, NLE’s and plug-ins.

Sale: Waves Halloween Monster Deals

Sale: Waves Halloween Monster Deals
Posted on Oct 30, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Here’s a real treat: Save hundreds of dollars on some of Wave’s most popular products! This Weekend Only!

New: The Pixel Lab Pipes Generator

New: The Pixel Lab Pipes Generator
Posted on Oct 30, 2014 - 09:04 AM

Instantly create piping features with this fun and easy to use Cinema 4D rig.

New: iZotope Ozone 6 Now Available - Save $400

New: iZotope Ozone 6 Now Available - Save $400
Posted on Oct 30, 2014 - 06:33 AM

You know what they say… It’s not finished until Ozone is on it! Learn more about the latest release and the introductory sale pricing!

New: Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator Pro 8 Released!

New: Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator Pro 8 Released!
Posted on Oct 30, 2014 - 06:14 AM

The 3D Invigorator PRO for After Effects plug-in has once again proven to be the must-have software of the year.

Midweek Motivation: Stunning Visuals from Kinect to Freeform Pro

Midweek Motivation: Stunning Visuals from Kinect to Freeform Pro
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 11:14 AM

CG Artist Harry Martis used a very unusual workflow to create the visuals for the music video “Secret_Science” by the Athens-based “drone’n’roll” band MECHANIMAL.

Webinar: Greyscalegorilla Live Today + Upcoming Schedule

Webinar: Greyscalegorilla Live Today + Upcoming Schedule
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Join Nick Campbell and the Greyscalegang this afternoon at 1pm CST for a live Wednesday webinar. Watch it here!

News: Paul Babb, President/CEO MAXON US to Deliver Technology Keynote @ World Animation & VFX Summit

News: Paul Babb, President/CEO MAXON US to Deliver Technology Keynote @ World Animation & VFX Summit
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 10:12 AM

If you’re going to be in Los Angeles, CA, next week, be sure to go to the World Animation & VFX Summit and see Paul Babb’s keynote speech.

Sale: Boris Continuum Unit: Film Style 50% Off

Sale: Boris Continuum Unit: Film Style 50% Off
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 09:18 AM

The BCC Film Style Unit lets you recreate classic looks from Hollywood’s Golden Age.  And now you can get it at 50% off.  Sale ends November 7, 2014.

Midweek Motivation: God Only Knows how they did it

Midweek Motivation: God Only Knows how they did it
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 08:44 AM

Go behind the scenes of the BBC’s ‘God Only Knows’ promo with befores and afters and on-set photos showcasing The Mill’s incredible and invisible visual effects.

Sale: FxFactory 48 Hour Sale!

Sale: FxFactory 48 Hour Sale!
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 06:47 AM

No need for eye of newt and toe of frog to conjure up big savings on FxFactory products.  Noise Industries has waved it’s magic wand and put ALL FxFactory products at 20% off for the next 48 hours.

Midweek Motivation: Making of Nordic House

Midweek Motivation: Making of Nordic House
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 06:22 AM

Hector Diez, the winner of the “Primer concurso Latinoamerican CG” (First Latin-American CG Contest) explains how he created his beautiful 3D rendering of “Nordic House.”

Midweek Motivations: Grading Breakdown for L’Oreal Garnier Commercial

Midweek Motivations: Grading Breakdown for L’Oreal Garnier Commercial
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 06:21 AM

It’s shocking to see how much work goes into coloring five seconds of footage (and in a commercial that many of us will just TiVo past anyway!)

Halloween Sale: Mettle FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter AE, Rampant Design Tools Monster Toolkit

Halloween Sale: Mettle FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter AE, Rampant Design Tools Monster Toolkit
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 06:11 AM

In the spirit of the season, Mettle is offering Freeform Pro and ShapeShifter AE at the frightfully good discount of 30% off.  Plus, Rampant Design Tools is offering their new Monster Toolkit at a 50% Discount.  On sale now thru October 31st, 2014.

Toolfarm Exclusive Sale: Save Big on MAXON CINEMA 4D through Halloween!

Toolfarm Exclusive Sale: Save Big on MAXON CINEMA 4D through Halloween!
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 04:15 AM

Join us for an exclusive 3 day sale for Toolfarm customers! Save hundreds on all new CINEMA 4D licenses, upgrades and MSAs through October 31, 2014.

Midweek Motivation: Structure

Midweek Motivation: Structure
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 03:51 AM

Check out this X-Particles for Cinema 4D test project from Mike Batchelor!

Midweek Motivation: Moonlight Short Film

Midweek Motivation: Moonlight Short Film
Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 03:29 AM

Carbon Studios stepped up to a color-grading challenge and delivered this awesome rendition of one of their video shorts!

Tutorial: The Reflectance Channel, Part 01: Reflectance Theory

Tutorial: The Reflectance Channel, Part 01: Reflectance Theory
Posted on Oct 28, 2014 - 02:17 PM

Learn how to use the Reflectance Channel introduced in MAXON Cinema 4D R16.

Sale: Furryball Halloween Sale

Sale: Furryball Halloween Sale
Posted on Oct 28, 2014 - 08:32 AM

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, luck will be yours this Halloween, with the Furryball Halloween Sale!  Save up to 50%! Sale Ends October 31, 2014.

Tutorial: Media Composer 101 - What’s New in Version 8.2

Tutorial: Media Composer 101 - What’s New in Version 8.2
Posted on Oct 28, 2014 - 07:49 AM

While this is less of a tutorial and more of a new features showcase about the latest point release of Avid MC 8.2, we thought it would be good for one for Tutorial Tuesday.

Tutorial: Sculpting Hair in ZBrush

Tutorial: Sculpting Hair in ZBrush
Posted on Oct 28, 2014 - 04:27 AM

Flipped Normals has produced a useful technique on sculpting hair using Dynamesh and Zremesher for the base and the Clay Buildup Brush and Move Brush for the hair, so you can finally make that Big Foot film you’ve been dying to make since you were 13!

Tutorial: “Face Mask” – A Halloween Photoshop Tutorial

Tutorial: “Face Mask” – A Halloween Photoshop Tutorial
Posted on Oct 28, 2014 - 02:09 AM

Brian Maffitt from Total Training shows us how he made his creepy Halloween self-portrait this year, using Photoshop.

Coming Soon: HitFilm 3 Pro

Coming Soon: HitFilm 3 Pro
Posted on Oct 28, 2014 - 02:02 AM

Pre-Order HitFilm 3 Pro now to get everything you need to be editor, VFX artist and colorist!  Coming in November.

NUKE 9 Feature Videos from The Foundry

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 - 05:23 PM

Tonight the Foundry uploaded several videos for the upcoming NUKE v9. Do these get you excited for the next version?!

Inspiration: Happy Halloween Video Postcard

Inspiration: Happy Halloween Video Postcard
Posted on Oct 27, 2014 - 05:17 PM

I’m not going to lie… Halloween is my favorite holiday by far. Here’s a beautiful piece directed by the Deka Brothers that celebrates the season of the witch.

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