In the mid to late 2000’s, datamoshing, or glitch art, was commonly seen in music videos, in VJ sets or even on public access channels. Here’s an overview of the effect, some examples of what it looks like, a few tutorials and some tools to help you get started datamoshing.
Learn how to make water drops with splash ripples using C4D. No additional 3rd party plugins required.
Mettle offers up this tutorial regarding real-world 3D displacement with Freeform Pro. Mike Sevigny explains how to track the footage with Adobe After Effects and project it back onto a plane. He then shows you how to align the FreeForm Pro layer to that geometry and displace it in 3D space. Using these techinques allows you to "dent" any footage, not just a garage door.
Learn how to make floating glass shards with After Effects to create a unique looking title sequence.
Discover the benefits of Morph-O-Matic. This was included in the article In Depth: The Morph – Elastic Reality, Old School Examples, Plug-ins
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Andrew Kramer uses 100% After Effects, no third-party plug-ins, to create this shockwave effect using Fractal Noise.
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."
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.
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.
Learn how to create a corner pin using Boris RED in Grass Valley Edius Pro.
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.
Andrew Kramer animates the Twitter logo with the Puppet Tool in Adobe After Effects.
You know the open for the sitcom "Community", with the crumpled paper? Trevor Penner explains how to do this effect.
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.
Video Tutorial of the Sapphire Distort effect for Avid. The
Distort effect warps the source clip using the gradient of a given lens clip.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a tutorial for FXhome HitFilm and a custom effect for Video Game High School.
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."
Charles Rowland explains how to melt a soda bottle or other object/ model in Cinema 4D.
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
Use 3DS Max to create a ball shattering with RayFire. Composite the passes in AE with DOF & Displacement. Uses Video Copilot 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.
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.
Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create this ocean scene in Adobe After Effects with only the tools found in AE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Animate Text and graphic elements using Videocopilot TWITCH and digieffects DAMAGE.
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
Learn to create a CRT effect (look of an older model television powering on), and manipulate static effects using Damage: Skew by Tim Kolb
How to use Digieffects Damage Artifact plugin (pre version 2) to simulate a cool turntable transition. Aliens may be involved. By Tim Kolb
The secret code has been stolen! Call in the best Digieffects Agents to show you how to make the holographic watch connect for intel!
Use digieffects Damage destabilize and Overexpose to create a handheld flickering image.