Apr 26, 2017 cebas thinkingParticles
Joe Scarr (formerly ScanlineVFX, Vancouver), gives many great tips, pointers, techniques and insights into the visual effects he has helped to create for major films like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’, TV shows such as ‘Shannara Chronicles’ and video games like ‘The Witcher 2’, using thinkingParticles, in this 6 part series. Plus part 6 is actually a great thinkingParticle tutorial from Joe.
The visco elasticity solver in thinkingParticles for 3ds Max allows for the creation of viscous liquids like honey or oil, or any kind of thick fluids. Learn how to use the solver to create flowing honey in this tutorial.
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VinhSon Nguyen from Creative Dojo always puts out great content and in this tutorial, he shows how to create liquid water (not that solid kind!) with Trapcode MIR in After Effects.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Learning Python will be difficult and I don’t have time. Well, learning just a bit, enough to be dangerous, can expand what you do in Cinema 4D and automate repetitive tasks to speed up your workflow. I promise that I will not get technical in this post. This is an overview of what Python is, why you might want to learn Python, and where you can learn Python for free. And, of course, a bunch of tutorials and free Python scripts!
Apr 11, 2017 Boris FX: Continuum Complete and Sapphire Bundle, Boris FX: Sapphire, Continuum Complete, and mocha Pro Bundle, GenArts Sapphire Permanent Cross-Host Licenses for Adobe, OFX, Smoke (Incl. U&S)
John Dickinson of Motionworks.net show you how to create a stunning, complex-looking, yet relatively simple, X Reveal transition using Sapphire Builder Effects.
Autodesk visits Jacques Choi of Eidos-Montreal, who shares some great tips on how to smooth your workflow in 3ds Max when Hard-Surface Modeling. Plus, we have a great upgrade deal!
Want to make incredible renders with V-Rayfor4D? Mograph+ explains how to do it!
Coming from After Effects world, the purpose for me of diving into Maya is to learn how to create animated motion graphics. Last week we went to L.A. to the Autodesk offices for some training and one thing we talked about is the new Time Editor in Maya 2017 which replaced Trax. While the Time Editor isn’t specifically for Motion Graphics, it is an awesome feature that I know I will use a lot.
MAXON Cineversity releases “Perception Guide to FUI” Tutorial Series. Created by the New York City-based Perception motion graphics studio creative team, the tutorials are designed to help CG artists learn the technical aspects of creating futuristic motion graphics imagery.
Apr 04, 2017 Pomfort LiveGrade
Did you know that you can update a Look or Still in the Library and, at the very same time, replace the still image that is associated with the look? It’s like killing two birds with one stone!
Animating a counter was one of the first things I ever had to create in After Effects, and it wasn’t tough, but there are a few “gotchas”.
Joren at The Pixel Lab has tips about tileable bump maps in Cinema 4D.
In this tutorial, bbandong looks at how to create a stunning portal effect using the FumeFX and Krakatoa plugin in Autodesk 3ds Max.