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In Depth: Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Plug-in Compatibility & Resources

In Depth: Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Plug-in Compatibility & Resources
Posted on Jul 07, 2014 - 02:59 PM

Here is information on Adobe Video Apps and it’s plug-ins. We’ll update this list as we have new information, so bookmark this page!

Listen Again: Toolfarm’s Michele Yamazaki on Digital Production Buzz

Listen Again: Toolfarm’s Michele Yamazaki on Digital Production Buzz
Posted on Jul 22, 2014 - 12:24 PM

If you missed the program last Thursday, or want to listen again, check out Michele and Larry Jordan talking about Skin Retouching.

New: Zaxwerks ProAnimator Version 8 Now Available!

New: Zaxwerks ProAnimator Version 8 Now Available!
Posted on Jul 22, 2014 - 06:43 AM

You’ve probably been seeing the videos popping up online over the passed couple weeks and now, we’re happy to announce, Zaxwerks ProAnimator 8 is now available!

Webinar: BCC 9 New Features

Webinar: BCC 9 New Features
Posted on Jul 22, 2014 - 04:55 AM

Boris FX is hosting a webinar showcasing the new features of BCC 9 for Sony Vegas Pro Users on Thursday, July 24th, 1pm EST/10am PST.

Update: Diffusion Update 6 - Out Now!

Update: Diffusion Update 6 - Out Now!
Posted on Jul 22, 2014 - 04:12 AM

Muse Creative Diffusions reaches a milestone of 100 Shaders with this update of 10 new shaders!

Tutorial: Sci-Fi Weapon FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

Tutorial: Sci-Fi Weapon FX Tutorial from Video Copilot
Posted on Jul 22, 2014 - 04:00 AM

Good morning on this fine Tutorial Tuesday! In this one that went up yesterday, Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot shows you how he made this cool sci-fi muzzle flash in with distortion in Adobe After Effects.

Tutorial: Choosing the Correct Focal Length for Cinema 4D Cameras

Tutorial: Choosing the Correct Focal Length for Cinema 4D Cameras
Posted on Jul 22, 2014 - 03:09 AM

When Nick Campbell posts a tutorial then you know it’s bound to be gold. Check this one out that discusses different focal lengths and their primary uses!

Review: Video Copilot MotionPulse Sound Design Tools by postPerspective

Review: Video Copilot MotionPulse Sound Design Tools by postPerspective
Posted on Jul 21, 2014 - 11:18 PM

Brady Betzel over at postPerspective had done up a GREAT review of Video Copilot’s MotionPulse Sound Design Tools!

Tutorial: Creating A VFX Rainy Scene

Tutorial: Creating A VFX Rainy Scene
Posted on Jul 21, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Mustapha Fersaoui shows how to create a realistic rain scene with Photoshop and After Effects using a lot of plug-ins that ship with AE, plus some Optical Flares and Red Giant Mojo.

Webinar: Maxwell V3 with formZ and bonzai3d Wednesday 07/23/14

Webinar: Maxwell V3 with formZ and bonzai3d Wednesday 07/23/14
Posted on Jul 21, 2014 - 08:01 PM

form•Z/bonzai3d and Maxwell v3 Together: Unleash your creativity! With form•Z’s and bonzai3d’s super easy to use interfaces, speedy drawing and reshaping tools, on-screen texture adjustment controls, and Maxwell’s realistic light simulations, you too can quickly visualize your designs and present them rendered with stunning realism. Sale throughout July!

Update: Laubwerk Plants v1.0.9 / 1.0.10 Updates Now Available

Update: Laubwerk Plants v1.0.9 / 1.0.10 Updates Now Available
Posted on Jul 21, 2014 - 06:17 PM

Laubwerk announces another update of Laubwerk Plants Kits, the collection of render-ready, realistic 3D trees designed specifically for CG artists and architects.  There is also a hotfix for the 1.0.9 update - this applies to VRAYforC4D users only, so you only need to update from 1.0.9 to 1.0.10 when you use CINEMA 4D with VRAYforC4D. These updates are now available on all user accounts at laubwerk.com.

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1
Posted on Jul 21, 2014 - 09:52 AM

Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? Here’s part 1 of a 2 part series on Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup to get you started!

New: HelloLuxx Training Products

New: HelloLuxx Training Products
Posted on Jul 21, 2014 - 09:45 AM

We now have a large variety of instructional videos available from HelloLuxx!

Tutorial: How To Create Dynamic Spheres With CINEMA 4D

Tutorial: How To Create Dynamic Spheres With CINEMA 4D
Posted on Jul 20, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Some C4D knowledge coming your way for Tutorial Tuesday! IcedUpGFX shows you how to make a sci-fi snail shell type of sphere in CINEMA 4D. This effect could be great in a logo animation or an an abstract background.

Freebie: Rain Tool for Autodesk Maya

Freebie: Rain Tool for Autodesk Maya
Posted on Jul 18, 2014 - 08:34 AM

We’ve all heard the term “Make it rain,” well… now you can for free! Which is a whole lot more of a money saver compared to the alternative.

Freebie: After Effects Icons by David Torno

Freebie: After Effects Icons by David Torno
Posted on Jul 18, 2014 - 07:35 AM

Who knows when you will need these icons… but you’re going to be glad you downloaded them once the time presents itself!

Freebie: MARI Nodepack 1.50

Freebie: MARI Nodepack 1.50
Posted on Jul 18, 2014 - 06:59 AM

Ideascale Nodepack 1.5 is now available for download for Mari 2.5v2 and higher.

Update: Fracture FX v1.7 Now Available - Advanced Destruction Tools for Maya

Update: Fracture FX v1.7 Now Available - Advanced Destruction Tools for Maya
Posted on Jul 17, 2014 - 06:55 AM

Note: Version 1.7 is now available for Windows Only. Mac version coming soon! Its procedural, event-driven architecture allows even novice users to take complete control of a destruction simulation and final shots in record time.

Update: Curious Animal Motion Stretch Deformer v1.2 for C4D, Mega Deformer Pack

Update: Curious Animal Motion Stretch Deformer v1.2 for C4D, Mega Deformer Pack
Posted on Jul 16, 2014 - 02:49 PM

Free update for existing customers! Motion Stretch is a great tool for creating motion trails, cartoon style motion blur, or just adding a little extra weight to just about any polygon animation in CINEMA 4D.

Midweek Motivation: “Weird Al” Yankovic - Word Crimes, Includes Animatic

Midweek Motivation: “Weird Al” Yankovic - Word Crimes, Includes Animatic
Posted on Jul 16, 2014 - 12:38 PM

This fun, fast-moving, grammar lesson is a spoof of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.

Midweek Motivations: Game of Thrones Season 4 Visual Effects Reel from Mackevision

Midweek Motivations: Game of Thrones Season 4 Visual Effects Reel from Mackevision
Posted on Jul 16, 2014 - 11:01 AM

It’s amazing how much work goes into this series and how seamless it appears. An impressive example of a breakdown reel from Mackevision. Enjoy!

Customer Reviews- Rate a Product in July, Enter to Win a $100 Store Coupon

Customer Reviews- Rate a Product in July, Enter to Win a $100 Store Coupon
Posted on Jul 16, 2014 - 08:55 AM

Help fellow professionals by providing important, unbiased advice on products at Toolfarm. We’ll pick 2 random reviews in July for a TF store coupon!

News: Michele Yamazaki Joins Larry Jordan Tomorrow!

News: Michele Yamazaki Joins Larry Jordan Tomorrow!
Posted on Jul 16, 2014 - 06:12 AM

Tomorrow you can tune into Larry Jordan’s radio show to listen to Michele Yamazaki discuss skin retouching!

News: Red Giant Color Suite Updated to Version 11.1.3

News: Red Giant Color Suite Updated to Version 11.1.3
Posted on Jul 16, 2014 - 06:02 AM

Learn about all of the new features and updates in the latest version of Red Giant Color Suite.

News: SoundToys Products Updated to V4.4.2

News: SoundToys Products Updated to V4.4.2
Posted on Jul 16, 2014 - 05:27 AM

Check out the new update that is free for current registered SoundToys V4 users.

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