• Midweek Motivations: In Saturn’s Rings Trailer

    Apr 25, 2018

    From filmmaker Stephen Van Vuuren and narrated by LeVar Burton, “the film is made with 2D multiplane parallax techniques developed by Walt Disney combined with Ken Burns technique to avoid using any type of camera projection, 3D models, visual FX, texture maps etc. We also feature some high-resolution time-lapse photography.”

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  • Midweek Motivations: Fédération Française de Tennis - Réservation en ligne

    Apr 25, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Creative Cloud for Education, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps

    This ad is a montage of three spots for the French Tennis Federation and is directed to players who are in the federation.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Ash Thorp - Creating a Cyberpunk Western for Nike - Greyscalegorilla Interview

    Apr 19, 2018 Greyscalegorilla GorillaCam

    Designer and Art Director Ash Thorp created a sci-fi/spaghetti western spot for Nike VaporMax. Learn how he used GorillaCam to make the spot come to life.

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  • Midweek Motivations: IKEA and V-Ray Work Together to Visualize Perfect Homes

    Apr 18, 2018 Autodesk 3ds Max, Chaos Group V-Ray for 3ds Max, Chaos Group V-Ray for 3ds Max Rental Options

    Product images for the website and catalog are vital to the success of IKEA but this can be tough with so many products. Many IKEA products are shot on big sets, but super realistic CGI is being used more and more, created with 3ds Max with Chaos Group’s V-Ray for 3ds Max, and it looks beautiful. Learn about how it’s done!

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  • Midweek Motivation: TV: MindHunter VFX

    Apr 18, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Teams & Businesses

    In the Netflix drama, Mindhunter, 2 FBI agents delve deep into the psychology of murder as a precursor to the BSU. This series has some amazing, albeit invisible, visual effects created by Artemple, that are almost as mind-blowing as the idea of a Behavioral Science Unit within the FBI in the 1970’s. Plus see how Premiere and After Effects made the editors job easier.

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  • Midweek Motivation: 25 Years of After Effects

    Apr 11, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses

    Digital Arts interviews Dave Simons, one of the original developers of After Effects, who is still at Adobe, on its 25th anniversary. Learn how AE has remained so successful after all these years.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Isle of Dogs

    Apr 11, 2018

    Wes Anderson’s stop-motion ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a story of a 12-year old boy looking for his dog on a canine-only Japanese island. Go behind the scenes to see what it took to bring this lovable tale to life. Plus, with big names like Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson and more, voicing some of the dogs, it’s sure to win you over.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Cinematic Title FX Tutorial Teaser from Video Copilot

    Mar 28, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Creative Cloud for Education, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps

    Andrew and the gang at Video Copilot have a new tutorial coming very soon that is 100% After Effects and 100% procedural. It looks marvelous.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Autodesk 2018 Showreels

    Mar 28, 2018 Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Arnold Render, Autodesk Flame

    Check out some amazing work in these VFX, Games, Student showreels for artists using Autodesk products.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Pop Culture Typography

    Mar 28, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Creative Cloud for Education, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps

    Melbourne-based Isaac Moores created this fun pop culture-filled project in After Effects over the course of a year. It is some amazing work! Can you guess all of the references? He also created a version that names the sources if you don’t want to guess. This seems really appropriate to show now with the pop culture nostalgia filled Ready Player One opening this week!

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  • Midweek Motivations: US Marine Corps Commercial - Battles Won: Anthem (2017)

    Mar 21, 2018

    Gunnery Sgt. Justin Kronenberg created this animated photorealistic diorama ad for the Marine Corps Recruiting Command, with VFX by The Mill. This was part of a rebrand for the Marines that also included a revamp of their website.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Daniel Thiger - Signature Materials Designer

    Mar 21, 2018 Allegorithmic Substance Designer, Allegorithmic Substance Painter, Allegorithmic Substance Pro - Annual Plan

    Daniel Thiger, currently Lead Environment Artist at Bungie, in Seattle, is an accomplished designer with many years of experience in the video game industry. “For Substance Source, Daniel produced a selection of 15 fully procedural ground materials, so detailed that they are virtually indistinguishable from scanned materials.”

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  • Midweek Motivation; The Pixel Lab Steampunk Modeling Contest Results

    Mar 14, 2018

    The results are in for the The Pixel Lab’s Steampunk modeling contest and the entries are stunning.  Everybody’s a winner!

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  • Big Screen Effects: Claymation & Stop Motion in Early Man

    Mar 14, 2018 Dragonframe

    Early Man is a stop-motion film, directed by Nick Park with his Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman Animations. You may know Park and Aardman from Wallace and Gromit. I saw it last month and it’s a fun ride! I highly recommend it. Plus, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams doing voices… the cast is top notch!

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  • Big Screen Effects: Black Panther

    Mar 07, 2018

    Black Panther is one of the best films I’ve seen, with stunning visual effects, superb acting and a wonderful story line. Go behind the scenes of this blockbuster movie with VFX breakdowns, interviews, the crazy car chase and more, to learn what it took to bring Black Panther to the big screen. Warning: spoilers.

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  • MIdweek Motivations: School of Motion Cinema 4D Basecamp

    Mar 07, 2018 MAXON CINEMA 4D Broadcast, MAXON CINEMA 4D Prime, Maxon CINEMA 4D R19 License Server for Floating Licenses (to float 1-4 seats)

    This animation from the London-based, award-winning Animade animation studio for School of Motion is adorable and clever. If you’re a Cinema 4D user, you’re sure to agree!

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  • Midweek Motivation: Fracture FX Client Reel 2017

    Mar 07, 2018 Fracture FX

    Check out the Fracture FX 2017 Client Reel showcasing some of the chaos and destruction created using Fracture FX for Autodesk Maya.  It’s smashing good fun.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Co-nundrum Title Sequence

    Feb 28, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, INSYDIUM X-Particles, MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio

    Designer and art director Tiber Ergür created the Co-nundrum title sequence as a self-practice project. The stunning visuals in this piece, along with the beautiful music, made me think it was for a real film. Too bad it isn’t, because this is amazing work. Software used: Cinema 4D, Octane Render, X-particles, and After Effects.

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  • Big Screen Effects: The Shape of Water

    Feb 28, 2018 Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection, Pixologic™ ZBrush®

    The Shape of Water is my personal pick for Best Picture for the Academy Awards, and I’ve seen all of the nominated films. It’s so beautifully shot and the story is compelling. Without giving away any spoilers, The Shape of Water is the story of a mute woman who works in custodial services at a lab in 1962’s Baltimore during the Cold War. Scientists bring in an amphibious creature and love happens. Of course, the evil lab manager has other ideas.  This is a roundup of the visual effects in the film, created by Mr. X and others.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Series Titles from Elastic.

    Feb 21, 2018

    Here are some beautifully designed main titles for a few series. The Design Studio, Elastic, seems to be killing it with every new title designs. Get inspired with these gorgeous titles.

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