Tutorials

Chiseled Bevels in CINEMA 4D

Ben Watts has a new tutorial that shows how to make a chiseled bevel in CINEMA 4D on a complex letter. He covers a quick VRAY render setup too.

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Retro 8-Bit Video Game Title Screen

This one comes from Thinkmojo and is a bit more involved than the previous two. He goes over how to create a reflection, how to use the loopOut() expression to cycle the animation, and also how to create that 8-bit look with Mosaic and Posterize in After Effects. See Tutorial #3

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 - 09:59 AM

Driving Plates Composite in Premiere Pro

Artbeats and Eran Stern bring you a tutorial showing how to key and composite greenscreen driving plates with scenery in Premiere Pro using Ultra Key and a Track Matte Key.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 - 01:51 PM

In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions about Shooting Greenscreen

Keying is part technical skill, part patience, and part sorcery. This series will take you through different areas of keying, not so much to teach you step by step, but to talk about some of the problems you’ll run into and how to fix them.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 08:48 AM

In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

If your greenscreen footage didn’t turn out as perfectly as you had hoped, here are some things that you can do to fix problems and not create new ones.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 08:05 AM

5 Handy Effects in Adobe After Effects You Should Know

As we continue with Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm, here are 5 Useful effects that every AE artist can pull from their arsenal time and time again!

Posted on Jul 03, 2013 - 10:29 AM

Better Keying From Production to Post Webinar With Richard Harrington

Greenscreen has become an essential tool in modern video, film, and photo workflows. To succeed, it needs to be the perfect combination of production and post.

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 - 09:06 AM

NUKE Basic Workflows | IBK Keyer

Steve Wright explains how to pull keys using the IBK, A Keyer designed to cope with non-uniform blue or greenscreen backgrounds.

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 - 10:49 AM

NUKE Basic Workflows | KEYLIGHT

In a series of three tutorials, Steve Wright explains how to pull keys with KEYLIGHT.

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 - 10:48 AM

Authority FX Glow Overview

Generates a beautiful glow with an extremely realistic falloff, using Authority FX Glow plug-in for Adobe After Effects and Eyeon Fusion. Default settings work on almost all shots and applications from lightsabers, to subtle light wrap.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 - 07:09 AM

Authority FX Chroma Key Plug-in Overview

Toolfarm just started carrying the Authority FX products in November 2012. Ryan P. Wilson of Authority FX has put together a tutorial for their Chroma Key plug-in for After Effects

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 - 07:04 AM

Coremelt Slice X for Final Cut Pro X

"...now that I have you interested let me really explain Slice X. Unlike a lot of the other masking tools for Final Cut Pro X, Slice X does not limit you to the amount of points for the mask, it also doesn’t force extra points on you. The default mask in Final Cut Pro X, only has 4 points. The one from Ripple Training is an 8-point Garbage Matte. There are others with 10-points, 20-points, or 30-points, but what if you needed say 11 or 13 points, or maybe 5 points. You would be stuck using one that had more points than you needed or trying to make due with a matte that had too few points. "

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 - 09:33 AM

Creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within After Effects

Check out this tutorial from AE Templates about creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within AE.

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 - 09:10 AM

Graffiti Comes to Life in After Effects

Post by Mathias Möhl/ Mamoworld: "In this tutorial you learn how to turn a graffiti painting on a wall into a living person. This effect is inspired by the Brush With Death clip."

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 - 09:28 AM

Mid-Air Emergency in After Effects by Video Copilot

Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: "In this new tutorial we’ll composite the interior of an airplane as the wing bursts into flames. We’ll cover green screen keying, 3D tracking with Camera Tracker, particles and compositing live action elements. I’ve also included a dropping Oxygen mask in the project file for people that want to add an extra layer!"

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 - 09:31 AM

3D Set Extensions with Trapcode Particular and The Foundry CameraTracker

Create a 3D set extension with fog using Stock Footage. Use Camera Tracker to matchmove inside of AE.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012 - 08:14 AM

Advanced Soft Keying using Keylight

Key out footage without eliminating the soft reflections. Composite in 32bpc for more realistic blending.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012 - 08:08 AM

Magical Hits with Video Copilot Action Essentials and Optical Flares

Composite stock footage elements to create magic hits. Use ripple distortion to enhance blast effect. Uses Video Copilot Action Essentials and Optical Flares.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012 - 07:56 AM

Grenade Throw using Video Copilot Optical Flares

Composite a super-slow motion grenade to live footage. Use 2D Tracking on a camera to match a nodal pan. Uses Video Copilot Optical Flares

Posted on Mar 06, 2012 - 07:52 AM

Integrate a 3D Render Into a Macro Photograph Using Photoshop

In this tutorial we will explain how to integrate a rendered 3D model into a photograph to create a macro photography effect.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012 - 07:32 AM

Boris Chroma Key with a Drop Shadow in Avid Media Composer

An Avid editor recently inquired regarding how to do a chroma key with a drop shadow inside of Avid Media Composer. Boris FX Senior Product Manager Dirk de Jong responded to the question with this screencap that illustrates how to accomplish this effect using Boris Continuum Complete AVX.

Posted on Feb 01, 2012 - 11:03 AM

“Dominoes” CameraTracker and Cinema 4d Tutorial – Part 1 & 2

Learn about using the Foundry Camera Tracker with Maxon Cinema 4D. Tutorial by AETuts+by Alexander Lehnert.

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 - 09:26 AM

Edius 6 Keying & Transparency, Episodes 1-3 by [MTS]FILMS

Matthew Scott is a DP, Editor and Colorist based in Melbourne, Australia, who has been working with Grass Valley to create free online educational resources, designed for both enthusiasts and professionals alike. Matthew takes you through 3 tutorials on keying and transparency for Edius. 

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 - 09:01 AM

Advanced Soft Keying

Posted by Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot. In this tutorial we will go beyond basic keying techniques with new tips to help preserve small details like dirt and reflections. • Key out footage without eliminating the soft reflections • Composite in 32bpc for more realistic blending

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 - 12:35 PM

Digieffects Delirium v2 Alpha Tool Tutorial

Learn how to use Alpha Tool by applying it to our particle emitter plug-ins or to you own footage! Author Brandon Smith

Posted on May 29, 2011 - 03:25 PM

Digieffects LightWrap Tutorial

Enhance the look of your keyed video by adding LightWrap to give a more realistic look. Created by Kevin P. McAuliffe.

Posted on May 29, 2011 - 03:03 PM

Red Giant TV Episode 54: Compositing and Color Correction in After Effects and Premiere Pro

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Eran Stern returns to show you how he created the promo for his new DVD: The Best of Premiere Pro. He'll cover keying, compositing, color correction and visual effects in After Effects and Premiere Pro.

Posted on May 23, 2011 - 08:26 PM