• New: Genarts Sapphire Units Are Here!

    Mar 20, 2017 GenArts Sapphire Unit: Adjust, GenArts Sapphire Unit: Blur + Sharpen, GenArts Sapphire Unit: Distort

    Introducing Sapphire Units. The legendary Sapphire toolset is now being offered as eight individual Sapphire Units that are budget friendly.

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  • Midweek Motivation: How They Animated ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ | Design FX | WIRED

    Mar 15, 2017

    ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ uses an impressive style of animation that replicates the look of real lego bricks. But how did they do that?  Mike Seymour, with Wired, explains the complex animation techniques of a few of the key scenes that allowed the performance of the characters to come through without breaking the rules of real Lego bricks.

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  • Tutorial: Boris FX | Let’s Edit with Media Composer: BCC Film Looks

    Mar 14, 2017 Boris Continuum Complete AVX for Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, and Symphony, Boris Continuum Complete Multi-Host License Options, Boris FX: Continuum Complete and mocha Pro Bundle

    In this tutorial Kevin P. McAuliffe shows you how to transform your crisp HD footage to a more gritty organic film look by subtly layering multiple effects from Boris Continuum 10.

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  • News: Best VFX Oscar Goes to MPC and Weta Digital, The Jungle Book

    Feb 27, 2017

    The VFX teams of MPC and Weta Digital have won the Best Visual Effects Award of the 89th Academy Awards for their work on “The Jungle Book.”

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  • Midweek Motivation: Jackie VFX Breakdown

    Feb 15, 2017

    It’s time to take a quick break and check out the VFX breakdown of the movie “Jackie” from the French based VFX studio Digital District.

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  • Tutorial: Photogrammetry and Visual Effects

    Jan 31, 2017

    David Torno at ProVideo Coalition explains the benefits, pitfalls, and concepts of photogrammetry in the hopes of shedding some light on the subject.

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  • News: Women in #VFX Video Series

    Jan 25, 2017

    Women in Visual Effects is a portrait and video series aimed to highlight and advocate the talented women within the visual effects field of film and television.

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  • Midweek Motivation: ‘Taboo’ Title Sequence - Method Studios

    Jan 25, 2017

    Method Studios, whose work on VFX for ‘Doctor Strange’ helped earned it an Oscar nod, has created the title sequence for the BBC TV series ‘Taboo.’

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  • Midweek Motivation: 2017 Oscar Nominees for VFX - Behind the Scenes

    Jan 25, 2017

    The Oscar Nominees for VFX have been announced and Digital Arts has compiled the five films and their VFX breakdowns, as well as a few of the other movies that made the previous top 20 list.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Attend to the Moon - Director’s Cut (William Blake Reimagined)

    Jan 18, 2017 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, MAXON CINEMA 4D Broadcast, MAXON CINEMA 4D Prime

    In this William Blake inspired visual poem, created by Rory Henderson, each scene references to one of Blake’s works.  Primarily using Cinema 4D and After Effects, Henderson designed a series of abstract visuals that is rather inspiring in and of itself.

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  • Case Study: Using Sapphire Builder in a Professional Workflow

    Jan 05, 2017 GenArts Sapphire Permanent Cross-Host Licenses for Adobe, OFX, Smoke, Avid, and Flame (Incl. U&S), GenArts: Sapphire and mocha Pro Bundle

    Join friend of GenArts and independent filmmaker, Damien LeVeck, as he gives you an inside peek on how he used Sapphire effects in his latest horror film: “The Cleansing Hour”.

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  • Case Study: Creating Feature Film VFX with Sapphire on Avid

    Dec 28, 2016 Avid Media Composer Software - Perpetual License, Avid Media Composer Software - Subscription, Boris FX: Sapphire, Continuum Complete, and mocha Pro Bundle

    See how writer/director/editor Damien LeVeck used Sapphire effects to create a visual style and mood in his original film “The Cleansing Hour” using the Sapphire Effect Builder.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

    Dec 21, 2016

    Replicants are back.  Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the trailer for Blade Runner 2049, due out October 2017.

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  • Midweek Motivation: National Geographic Paper Wildlife

    Dec 14, 2016 Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya

    Directors Dávid Ringeisen & László Ruska have brilliantly crafted a miniature 3D paper environment that juxtaposes animals with a backdrop of a desk and office supplies. The short film “Paper World,” carries the message of conservation and the impact humans have on the environment.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Trailer

    Nov 30, 2016

    It’s back. This time Beauty and the Beast is a live action re-telling of the classic story with tons of visual effects.  See the first official trailer here.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Doctor Strange - VFX Breakdown, VFX Team, plus Tutorials

    Nov 30, 2016 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps, Boris Continuum Complete for After Effects and Premiere Pro

    Here’s a bit of Midweek Motivation for you! Doctor Strange is a visually awe-inspiring sci-fi film/fantasy starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swindon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. We’ll take a look at some behind the scenes videos, interviews with key members of the production team, and we’ve thrown in a few tutorials based on effects, too.

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  • New: FXHOME HitFilm Pro 2017 and Ignite Pro are now available

    Nov 22, 2016 FXHOME HitFilm Pro 2017, FXHome Ignite Pro 2017

    This is the biggest upgrade to HitFilm ever released. Get upgraded 3D rendering, new visual effects and presets, audio sync and more…

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  • Webinar: Cebas Thinking Particles “Meet the Expert” Webinar

    Nov 16, 2016 Autodesk 3ds Max, cebas thinkingParticles

    Native Puppets and Cebas come together to present a compelling Webinar, featuring VFX Guru Goran Pavles, talking about his workflow using Thinking Particles in 3DS Studio Max, on Saturday Nov. 19 at 8:30pm (PST).

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  • New at Toolfarm: Autodesk Products are Now Available

    Nov 03, 2016 Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

    We are proud to announce that Toolfarm now carries Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Smoke and more!

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  • Freebie: Stock Footage: Free Gun FX Collections from Rodypolis

    Oct 28, 2016

    ActionVFX has released 3 new FREE collections to their ever-growing library. This new Collection Series is centered around Guns! The free collections are Bullet Hole Textures, Bullet Shells, and Bullet Hits Sound FX.

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