Tutorials

Broken Glass in Adobe After Effects

Learn how to make floating glass shards with After Effects to create a unique looking title sequence.

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 - 04:34 AM

Benefits of Morph-O-Matic over 3ds max’s Morpher

Discover the benefits of Morph-O-Matic. This was included in the article In Depth: The Morph –  Elastic Reality, Old School Examples, Plug-ins

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 - 01:18 PM

Transform One Object into another using Cinema 4D and Transform

Nick Campbell goes over Transform, including how to morph. Yes, I realize this is a bit different from morphing video but I wanted to include it. This was included in the article, In Depth: The Morph –  Elastic Reality, Old School Examples, Plug-ins.

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 - 01:16 PM

After Effects Liquify Morph

In the tutorial below, Mikey Borup explains how to create a morph with the After Effects Liquify tool and no other third-party plug-ins.

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 - 01:14 PM

Boris Continuum Complete BCC Morph

The Boris Continuum Warp Unit allows After Effects artists to generate real-time static or animated image warps, animated image morphs between a pair of still images, and animated video morphs from video clips like in the popular Michael Jackson music video.

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 - 01:11 PM

Morphing with RE:Vision Effects RE:Flex

RE:Flex creates visually stunning morphs and warps with an easy-to-use interface RE:Flex is also available for Shake, Fusion and Autodesk Sparks. Download a free trial of RE:Flex.

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 - 01:08 PM

SilhouetteFX Morphing Overview

SilhouetteFX was created by the developer of Elastic Reality, Perry Kivolowitz.  Mr. Kivolowitz contacted me a few days after this article was first published, thanking me for the shout out. He is a Faculty Associate in the computer sciences department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison as well as a partner at SilhouetteFX and was the cofounder and president at both Profound Effects, Inc. and Elastic Reality.  I asked him if he would mind elaborating on morphing in SilhouetteFX.

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 - 12:56 PM

Lightwave to Faceshift and back

3D Artist Fabio Annunziata shows how to animate a LightWave model in FaceShift and bring it back into LightWave!

In this tutorial, Fabio Annuiziata gives you a thorough explanation of how to:

  • set up a model with all the morph you need to be used in faceshift
  • import a custom model into faceshift
  • perform a face track
  • use this animation back in LightWave
Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Shockwave by Video Copilot

Andrew Kramer uses 100% After Effects, no third-party plug-ins, to create this shockwave effect using Fractal Noise.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Alien Planet

Ben Watts has a new tutorial up showing how to create an otherworldly rocky terrain in CINEMA 4D and After Effects. Ben says, "In this tutorial we'll build up a displaced surface using layered noise maps. After that we'll create a wet looking surface & water shader for the deep section. Finally we'll take care of some basic lighting & colour correction in After Effects."

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 09:07 AM

Creating A VFX Rainy Scene

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.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 08:36 AM

Sci-Fi Weapon FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot shows you how he made this cool sci-fi muzzle flash in with distortion in Adobe After Effects. The awesome shooting effects were created with the Video Copilot's Shockwave pack in After Effects. The high tech weapon sound effects are from the new MotionPulse sound package from Video Copilot.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 08:16 AM

Boris RED & EDIUS 7 (v3)

Learn how to create a corner pin using Boris RED in Grass Valley Edius Pro.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 08:10 AM

Video Copilot Sci-Fi Weapon!

Andrew Kramer stars in his own video showing how he took a Nerf gun and converted it into a dangerous intergalactic weapon, then added effects in post.

Posted on May 27, 2014 - 12:42 PM

Puppet Tool Tips from Video Copilot

Andrew Kramer animates the Twitter logo with the Puppet Tool in Adobe After Effects.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 - 02:04 PM

Crumpled Paper in After Effects

You know the open for the sitcom "Community", with the crumpled paper? Trevor Penner explains how to do this effect.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 07:34 AM

Using Sapphire v6 StrechFrameEdges

Learn how to incorporate 4x3 SD content into 16x9 aspect ratio HD projects without having to distort or soften the image using Sapphire StrechFrameEdges effect.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 - 03:44 AM

GenArts Sapphire Distort Tutorial for Avid

Video Tutorial of the Sapphire Distort effect for Avid. The
Distort effect warps the source clip using the gradient of a given lens clip.

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 - 06:39 AM

GenArts Sapphire FlysEye Tutorial for Avid

Video Tutorial of the Sapphire FlysEye effect for Avid AVX products. Sapphire FlysEye breaks an image into tiles to create a fly's eye view effect.

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 - 09:18 AM

Advanced Spin FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

A new one from Andrew and Company, just in time for Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm. He shows how to create a dynamic spectral animation without using any party plug-ins.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 - 09:41 AM

Simulate a Basic Dilating Iris in Adobe After Effects

Post by Joshua Lester at AEtuts+: "This Quick Tip will show how to manipulate footage of an eye to create the illusion that the Iris or Pupil is dilating. Using the Bulge Effect and simple motion tracking, the final product is quick and demonstrates how to use these simple tools."

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 - 08:04 AM

Video Copilot Translucent Glass

Create a 3D Glass effect without 3rd Party Plug-ins. In this tutorial he shows you how to create a cool translucent title design with real 3D displacement using standard After Effects plug-ins. Create a cool title design using a 3D displacement map and use per-character blur and position to fade title in.

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

Steve Holyhead’s engaging presentation shed light on three everyday VFX problems, Pan & Zoom, Beauty Pass, and Transitions, which he solves using an array of filters from the BCC 8 AVX package.

Highlights included: a Ken Burns style pan & zoom with no key framing needed (!); a 1-2-3 step approach (BCC Smooth Tone, BCC Film Glow & BCC Film Grain) to giving your talent that Hollywood glow; and the power of BCC transitions - quick, easy, and versatile.

Plus, get a sneak peak of the soon-to-be released BCC v8.2 AVX with up to 100% improvement in render time, the additions of lots more “green dot” effects, and enhanced real-time performance.

Posted on May 07, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Displacement and Deformation Techniques in Cinema 4D

In today’s tutorial, new Cgtuts+ author Mario Brajdic will introduce you to working with displacement and deformers in Cinema 4D and show you how this powerful combination can be used in conjunction with custom materials, lighting, and post effects to create some truly unique and visually stunning results.

Posted on Apr 27, 2013 - 11:40 AM

Behind the Scenes of the new Boris TV Opener- BCC AE

Eran Stern of SternFX gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how he created the all-new Boris TV opener using Boris Continuum Complete plug-ins such as Beat Reactor, Damaged TV, Extruded Spline, Extruded Text, Film Glow, Film Grain, Layer Deformer, Lens Flare 3D, Organic Strands, Particle Array 3D, Scanline, and Videoscope in Adobe After Effects.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 - 07:50 AM

Trapcode Mir - Amplitude Mapping, Creating City Scapes, Audio-Triggered Animations

Post at Red Giant TV: Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to take Trapcode Mir in a whole new direction using Amplitude Layers. You'll learn to create looping animation, cityscapes, audio-triggered displacement and more. 

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Video Copilot: The Jungle

Create a overgrown jungle scene with rocky title. Move 2D layers into 3D space with floating particles. No third-party plug-ins needed, just After Effects.

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 - 09:10 AM

FXhome HitFilm VGHS Derez VFX tutorial

This is a tutorial for FXhome HitFilm and a custom effect for Video Game High School.

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 - 09:00 AM

Snow White & The Huntsman Mirror Tutorial in Cinema 4D

Post by Cinema 4D Tutorial.net:  "Recreate the scene "transformation of the mirror" inspired by the movie "snow white and the huntsman" a very complicated scene which we wanted to share with you , "the 3d melt" This vfx is widely used in movies like Terminator 2, 3 , The abyss and games like silent hill , and WOW , and tv shows like LOST, Heroes , GAME OF THRONES."

Posted on May 29, 2012 - 09:38 AM

Melting Objects in Cinema 4D

Charles Rowland explains how to melt a soda bottle or other object/ model in Cinema 4D.

Posted on May 22, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Dynamic Paper Simulation - Cinema 4D Tutorial

By Footprint Productions on Vimeo: In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simulation of drifting paper, all within Cinema 4D and with very little overhead on your computer or scene! Here are a few of the things you can expect to learn: -Cloth Engine -Simulation Caching -MoGraph Cloner -Dynamic simulation

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 - 01:00 PM

Epic Shatter with Video Copilot Optical Flares & 3DS Max with RayFire

Use 3DS Max to create a ball shattering with RayFire. Composite the passes in AE with DOF & Displacement. Uses Video Copilot Optical Flares.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012 - 08:03 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

Digieffects Damage | Artifact - 8bit Gaming Tutorial

Brandon Smith from Digieffects shows us how to create 8bit looking video with Damage's Artifact plug-in in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro 6/7, & Final Cut Pro X.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 - 02:44 PM

Ocean Water Effect presentation by Aharon Rabinowitz

Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create this ocean scene in Adobe After Effects with only the tools found in AE.

Posted on Oct 04, 2011 - 12:16 PM

GenArts Sapphire Shake Tutorial for After Effects

Video Tutorial of the Sapphire Shake effect for After Effects. Shake simulates camera shaking motions with translation, zooming and/or rotation. This tutorial is useful for all Sapphire hosts. 

Posted on Sep 03, 2011 - 07:52 PM

GenArts Sapphire Distort Tutorial for After Effects

Video Tutorial of the Sapphire Distort effect for After Effects. The Distort effect warps the source clip using the gradient of a given lens clip. This tutorial is useful for all Sapphire hosts. 

Posted on Sep 03, 2011 - 07:50 PM

GenArts Sapphire FlysEye Tutorial for After Effects

Video Tutorial of the Sapphire FlysEye effect for After Effects. Sapphire FlysEye breaks an image into tiles to create a fly's eye view effect. This tutorial is useful for all hosts of Sapphire. 

Posted on Sep 03, 2011 - 07:41 PM

GenArts Sapphire WarpBubble Tutorial for After Effects

Video Tutorial of the Sapphire WarpBubble effect for After Effects. WarpBubble warps using smooth noise to create heat diffusion or under water effects. This tutorial is useful for all hosts of Sapphire.

Posted on Sep 03, 2011 - 07:27 PM

Digieffects Yo CAT Tutorial with Digieffects Damage and Video Copilot Twitch

Animate Text and graphic elements using Videocopilot TWITCH and digieffects DAMAGE. 

 
Posted on May 29, 2011 - 02:33 PM

Digieffects Van Gogh Depth + CameraMapper Tutorial

Combine the stunning perspective of Digieffects' Camera Mapper with the powers of Depth to do 3 amazing things- 1- Add camera motion to a still image - 2- Create an adjustable rack focus with a depth map - 3 - Create a stereoscopic image from your final comp

 

Posted on May 25, 2011 - 08:02 AM

Imitate a CRT Switch Using Damage Skew

Learn to create a CRT effect (look of an older model television powering on), and manipulate static effects using Damage: Skew by Tim Kolb

Posted on May 24, 2011 - 11:29 AM

Damage Artifact for a Transition Tutorial

How to use Digieffects Damage Artifact plugin (pre version 2) to simulate a cool turntable transition. Aliens may be involved. By Tim Kolb

Posted on May 24, 2011 - 11:19 AM

Secret Agent:CODE DAMAGE Tutorial

The secret code has been stolen! Call in the best Digieffects Agents to show you how to make the holographic watch connect for intel!

Posted on May 24, 2011 - 11:12 AM

DamageV2 Overexpose & Destabilize Tutorial

Use digieffects Damage destabilize and Overexpose to create a handheld flickering image.

Posted on May 24, 2011 - 11:07 AM

Digieffects Aged Film Family Portrait

Take your footage back to a recovered but damaged portrait of a family using Aged Film in After Effects. Author: Oliver Mellan

Posted on May 24, 2011 - 09:27 AM