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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.

Sale: MAXON CINEMA 4D Promo Bundles - Save up to $650, Plus 25% off Upgrades Ends 08/29/14 1PM PST

Sale: MAXON CINEMA 4D Promo Bundles - Save up to $650, Plus 25% off Upgrades Ends 08/29/14 1PM PST
Posted on Aug 04, 2014 - 03:26 PM

New and existing MAXON customers can take advantage of great savings and make a secure investment for the future during MAXON’s August special! New Features in R16 Announced - Customers who purchase R15 will receive R16 on release. Ends August 29, 2014 1pm PST.

Midweek Motivations: Method Studios VFX 101

Midweek Motivations: Method Studios VFX 101
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 - 02:18 PM

A very entertaining whiteboard drawing explaining how VFX are developed. It’s a very clever marketing piece for Method Studios.

Midweek Motivations: RealFlow 2014 Reels

Midweek Motivations: RealFlow 2014 Reels
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Here is some exciting new client examples from Next Limit Technologies RealFlow, plus a technical reel showing the UI and behind the scenes of the program.

Midweek Motivation: Dante’s Redemption

Midweek Motivation: Dante’s Redemption
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 - 10:04 AM

This action horror short film,animated and directed by Tal Peleg, is quite an epic piece of fan-fiction based on the game Dante’s Inferno from Visceral Games! It came out last week.

Midweek Motivations: Godzilla VFX

Midweek Motivations: Godzilla VFX
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 - 07:44 AM

Here is a peek at what went into the amazing 2014 Godzilla model, the vfx and the production. I’ve included some videos and links so you can learn more about the techniques and the team behind this effects extravaganza.

Midweek Motivation: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated with Autodesk Maya

Midweek Motivation: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated with Autodesk Maya
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 - 06:26 AM

Need some “Turtle Power?” Check out this interview with Pablo Herman, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor, about animating the turtles in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Maya.

Midweek Motivation: Video Copilot Lock and Load VFX Short!

Midweek Motivation: Video Copilot Lock and Load VFX Short!
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 - 05:44 AM

Check out the newest VFX short from Video Copilot!

Update: Boris Red 5.5.2 for Avid is Now Available!

Update: Boris Red 5.5.2 for Avid is Now Available!
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 - 04:47 AM

This new update includes a new titling addition that will help to streamline your workflow within Avid.

Midweek Motivation: Double Negative Showreel

Midweek Motivation: Double Negative Showreel
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 - 03:13 AM

View this stunning showreel from Double Negative; a talented FX house that has done a series of work on plenty of large scale productions!

News: Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor Update!

News: Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor Update!
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 - 02:52 AM

It doesn’t look as if any new features have been added but there seems to be a decent amount of bug fixes in the recent updates for FCPX, Motion, and Compressor!

News: That Studio Indie Essentials has New Lower Pricing!

News: That Studio Indie Essentials has New Lower Pricing!
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 - 02:39 AM

Get the high quality, practical visual effects you have come to expect from Indie Essentials, now at a lower price!

Tutorials: Principles of Animation with MODO

Tutorials: Principles of Animation with MODO
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 - 02:30 PM

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 Tuesday:  Creating Organic Particles using Trapcode Form

Tutorial Tuesday:  Creating Organic Particles using Trapcode Form
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Inspired by the practical effects used in the Semi-Permanent Sydney 2014 title, Claude Autret explained to Red Giant’s Aharon Rabinowitz how he attempted to remake some of the effects in After Effects using Trapcode Form.

Update: bluefish444 Announces SDI Support For Avid Media Composer (v8)

Update: bluefish444 Announces SDI Support For Avid Media Composer (v8)
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 - 11:05 AM

HD/SD SDI Input and Output support for AVID Media Composer (v8) and Avid Symphony (v8) for Create | 3D Ultra and Epoch | 4K Supernova.

Tutorial: NewBlueFX Titler Pro - Add Shine

Tutorial: NewBlueFX Titler Pro - Add Shine
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 - 09:14 AM

In this 60 Second Studio, Rafael shows you how add dimension to your titles with shine.

News: Xfrog for Maya v5.3 now available!

News: Xfrog for Maya v5.3 now available!
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 - 06:18 AM

Not only is the newest version of Xfrog for Maya now available, if you purchase it before this coming monday (8-24-14) you can get it for a special discounted price!

Sale: Summer Sale! Save on ALL Rampant Design Tools Products!

Sale: Summer Sale! Save on ALL Rampant Design Tools Products!
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 - 05:12 AM

Save big on professional quality, high resolution stock elements and visual effects from Rampant Design Tools!  Sale ends August 31, 2014.

News: Red Giant BulletProof Free Trial - The Second Shot!

News: Red Giant BulletProof Free Trial - The Second Shot!
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 - 04:08 AM

Thousands of you probably remember the 30 day free trial that Red Giant offered for BulletProof around it’s initial release. A lot has changed and now they are offering you another shot at the most recent version!

New: Rampant Design Tools Distortion Toolkit!

New: Rampant Design Tools Distortion Toolkit!
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 - 03:11 AM

Rampant Distortion Toolkit is a massive collection of stock elements for motion designers and editors. This toolkit contains over 2500 clips. Sound interesting? Thats because it is!

Update: Zaxwerks 3D ProAnimator v8.0.1 is now available!

Update: Zaxwerks 3D ProAnimator v8.0.1 is now available!
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 - 01:12 AM

This update is for both the Standalone and the After Effects Plug-in versions of 3D ProAnimator.

Update: Boris Continuum Complete 9.0.2 for After Effects & Premiere Pro

Update: Boris Continuum Complete 9.0.2 for After Effects & Premiere Pro
Posted on Aug 18, 2014 - 12:34 PM

This may only be a 0.2 update, but there here are some extensive new enhancements in BCC AE 9.0.2 including numerous feature improvements for 3D Objects, Chroma Key Studio, FX Browser, and Motion Tracker data import, plus bug fixes.

Tutorial: Ya Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Tutorial: Ya Know What Really Grinds My Gears?
Posted on Aug 18, 2014 - 09:17 AM

Here’s a taste of what’s to come tomorrow on Tutorial Tuesday. It’s day 3 of 30 Days of After Effects from School of Motion in Sarasota, Florida. Learn to efficiently use After Effects Expressions to rig up some gears.

Event: Amsterdam SuperMeet 2014!

Event: Amsterdam SuperMeet 2014!
Posted on Aug 18, 2014 - 08:24 AM

The Seventh Annual SuperMeet in Amsterdam is coming up quick! Are you planning on attending? If so, here are the details!

New: CineFlare Kinetic Badges for Final Cut Pro X

New: CineFlare Kinetic Badges for Final Cut Pro X
Posted on Aug 18, 2014 - 06:32 AM

Kinetic Badges is a set of original usable vector graphics that can be used as stand-alone vector graphics, or combined with the various badge options that come with your purchase.

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