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Review: Koji Products from CrumplePop and Dale Grahn

Review: Koji Products from CrumplePop and Dale Grahn
Posted on Oct 22, 2014 - 07:46 AM

FCP.CO has recently done a review of the new Koji Plug-Ins from CrumplePop and Dale Grahn

Midweek Motivation: Trapcode Mir Thing

Midweek Motivation: Trapcode Mir Thing
Posted on Oct 22, 2014 - 07:46 AM

Peder Norrby, the developer of Trapcode, created this interesting test while working with the Mir Beta.  Bonus, he’s included a tutorial on it.

New: Macphun Software Now Available

New: Macphun Software Now Available
Posted on Oct 22, 2014 - 06:50 AM

New at Toolfarm.com! Macphun Software. Amazing Photography Software For Creative People with the Mac!

Midweek Motivation: Guardians of the Galaxy and MAXON Cinema 4D

Midweek Motivation: Guardians of the Galaxy and MAXON Cinema 4D
Posted on Oct 22, 2014 - 06:25 AM

Duncan Evans wrote an article describing how Cinema 4D was utilized by the VFX company, Territory Studio, to create the screens, holograms and interfaces for the Marvel Studio film.  Peruse an excerpt here and follow the link to read the entire article.

Ends Tonight: 50% Off Fracture FX - Advanced Destruction Tools for Maya

Ends Tonight: 50% Off Fracture FX - Advanced Destruction Tools for Maya
Posted on Oct 22, 2014 - 06:05 AM

Fracture FX is a cross-platform, procedural, event-driven destruction plugin for Maya.  Hurry - Half Off Offer Ends Soon!

Coming Soon: The Foundry NUKE 9 arriving in November!

Coming Soon: The Foundry NUKE 9 arriving in November!
Posted on Oct 22, 2014 - 06:02 AM

NUKE 9, including the brand new addition of NUKE STUDIO, will be here soon.  This release will brings powerful node-based VFX, Editorial and Finishing into a new single studio application, as well as provides core upgrades to the advanced compositing workflows of NUKE and NUKEX.

New: Chaos Group V-Ray for Maya 3.0 is here!

New: Chaos Group V-Ray for Maya 3.0 is here!
Posted on Oct 22, 2014 - 05:28 AM

V-Ray for Maya 3.0 has a powerful new set of features and optimizations focused on speeding up lighting, look development and rendering workflows.

New: SUGARfx Smash!

New: SUGARfx Smash!
Posted on Oct 22, 2014 - 02:50 AM

Smash! is a a motion graphic theme that provides a complete set of animated elements with a modern, dynamic and unified design and animation and works in FXFactory.

New: Newtek TriCaster Mini

New: Newtek TriCaster Mini
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 07:46 AM

Make your ordinary presentations, extraordinary with most complete compact multimedia solution in the world, TriCaster Mini.  You can turn the smallest production into engaging video content quickly and stream events from anywhere.

News: MOX File Format IndieGogo Campaign

News: MOX File Format IndieGogo Campaign
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 07:42 AM

MOX is an open source movie format for video and film production, so benefits the video industry! MOX can help video pros work with color space issues because the information that’s stored in image sequences can be included in the MOX movie format.

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + Your Favorite Tools

Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + Your Favorite Tools
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 07:22 AM

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

News: Kevin McAuliffe on Avid Media Composer 8.2

News: Kevin McAuliffe on Avid Media Composer 8.2
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 06:40 AM

Kevin McAuliffe of Pro Video Coalition goes over some of the new features that can be found in the latest version of Avid Media Composer (8.2).

Tutorial: Smoke vs. Fire in CINEMA 4D

Tutorial: Smoke vs. Fire in CINEMA 4D
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 06:22 AM

Ben Watts uses a program from Jawset called Turbulence FD for CINEMA 4D to create a basic, but interesting, particle collision simulation.

Tutorial: Cyriak’s Halloween Costume

Tutorial: Cyriak’s Halloween Costume
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 05:27 AM

It’s day 27 of 30 Days of After Effects from School of Motion in Sarasota, Florida. Learn to create an effect inspired by Cyriak, where a creepy hand-crab monster projects from a person’s mouth.  Gross and disturbing, but also very cool, and just right for this spooky time of year.

Tutorial: Head replacement with mocha and Adobe After Effects

Tutorial: Head replacement with mocha and Adobe After Effects
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 05:05 AM

We’ve upped the spooky factor with this headless horseman tutorial from Imagineer Systems. Learn how to design, shoot and composite a head replacement shot.

Update: The Pixel Labs Designers Pack 2.0 is Now Available

Update: The Pixel Labs Designers Pack 2.0 is Now Available
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 04:28 AM

The Pixel Lab’s Design Bits Pack is now the Designers Pack. They added 80+ new models to give you over 260 Cinema 4D models for your designing pleasure.

Tutorial: Creating a Tornado with RealFlow and FumeFx

Tutorial: Creating a Tornado with RealFlow and FumeFx
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 02:17 AM

Turns out that controlling the weather isn’t just for superheroes anymore! Let this tutorial show you how to create a tornado!

Tutorial: Halloween Themed tutorials for FCPX and Motion

Tutorial: Halloween Themed tutorials for FCPX and Motion
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 02:17 AM

FCP.co posted a few seasonally spooky tutorials: Spooky Jump Cuts for Final Cut Pro X and Swinging Text for Motion.

Tutorial: Adobe After Effects Quick VFX - Blood Smear

Tutorial: Adobe After Effects Quick VFX - Blood Smear
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 01:07 AM

As October 31st draws near, we thought we would bring you some Halloween themed tutorials. 1st up, Surfaced Studio teaches you how to smear a blood effect along a wall as your actor is sliding down in AE.

Update: Xfrog 5.3 for MAXON Cinema 4D is now available.

Update: Xfrog 5.3 for MAXON Cinema 4D is now available.
Posted on Oct 20, 2014 - 11:20 AM

With the release of version 5.3, Xfrog is now compatible with MAXON Cinema 4D R16! Plus, Xfrog 5.2 users can upgrade to Xfrog 5.3 for FREE!!

News: CHV Electronics The Entire Bundle (FxScript) Discounted Price

News: CHV Electronics The Entire Bundle (FxScript) Discounted Price
Posted on Oct 20, 2014 - 07:01 AM

CHV Electronics has recently giving The Entire Bundle (FxScript) a sizable discount! Even more of a reason to pick it up today!

Update: NAVIÉ Effex v2.50.01 is now available

Update: NAVIÉ Effex v2.50.01 is now available
Posted on Oct 20, 2014 - 04:34 AM

NAVIÉ Effex is a (V)FX framework for physics-based simulation and modeling inside MAXON Cinema 4D; fluids, volume modeling, particles and much more.  This update includes tons of new features and lots of bug fixes.

New: MODO Training - Creating a Character with Warner McGee

New: MODO Training - Creating a Character with Warner McGee
Posted on Oct 20, 2014 - 04:26 AM

This tutorial by Warner McGee takes you through the process of creating a character in MODO.

News: Recent Zaxwerks Updates

News: Recent Zaxwerks Updates
Posted on Oct 20, 2014 - 03:22 AM

If you missed these updates to many of the Zaxwerks products that you know and love, read up on this article and see what’s new!

Freebie: Aperture and iPhoto import plugin for Adobe Lightroom 5

Freebie: Aperture and iPhoto import plugin for Adobe Lightroom 5
Posted on Oct 17, 2014 - 08:34 AM

Here’s a freebie from Adobe that will come in handy for Apple Aperture and iPhoto users: an import plug-in that allows Aperture and iPhoto customers to migrate their images and key metadata (such as keywords, events, project structure) into Lightroom catalogs in a seamless way.

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