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Fractured Ice Surface Tutorial – What’s Kraken?

Fractured Ice Kraken

Hashi has a new tutorial showing how to create a Kraken coming through the ice on a frozen river. He talks about the Red Giant VFX Lens Distortion Matcher plugin in the latest release of Red Giant VFX Suite 1.5. I love Hashi’s tutorials, as they’re always clear and a lot of fun. He uses Voronoi Physics in Maxon Cinema 4D S22 to fracture the ice.  In addition, he uses RE:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur Pro so the composite looks natural. Then, he uses Red Giant VFX Reflection for natural-looking reflections.

The other tutorial he refers to is 3D Normalization in After Effects. There’s a free script to download and a tutorial to go along with it.

Cheap Tricks | What’s Kraken? Fractured Ice Surface Tutorial (C4D/AE)


Like the Kraken tutorial? Here’s more from the Cheap Tricks Series

Sonic the Hedgehog Effects, Cheap Tricks with HashiSonic the Hedgehog Effects, Cheap Tricks with Hashi

In this tutorial, Hashi of Action Movie Kid, dives into the effects of the new Sonic the Hedgehog film. He covers topics such as 3D, compositing, and color correction. In fact, you’ll learn how to create cool looking VFX. Notably create crackling electricity, particle-based dust, and much more.

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Frozen 2, on the post for Onward Effects, Cheap Tricks with HashiFrozen II VFX: Cheap Tricks with Hashi

Red Giant has a fun new tutorial from Hashi of Action Movie Kid. In this tutorial, Hashi goes through how to create the diamond burst effect from Frozen II.

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Game of Thrones Cheap Tricks Parts 1 & 2Game of Thrones VFX Parts 1 & 2: Cheap Tricks with Hashi

Parts 1 and 2 are below and they walk you through several great tricks to make your VFX look spectacular. In the first episode, we’ll focus on 2 shots revolving around fire magic, which are VFX that are seen in the show Game of Thrones.

In the second tutorial, Hashi uses the Red Giant VFX King Pin Tracker, VFX Spot Clone Tracker, VFX Primatte Keyer 6, VFX Supercomp, Magic Bullet Looks, and Magic Bullet Mojo II.

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captain marvel from Onward postCaptain Marvel Energy Effects, Cheap Tricks | Red Giant

In this tutorial, Hashi from Action Movie Kid shows you how to create the energy effects from Captain Marvel. Use fractal noise for controlled chaos! He uses Primatte to cleanly key the Captain Marvel actress. Then, several instances Knoll Light Factory from Red Giant’s Effects Suite, as well as Trapcode Tao and Trapcode Particular. This Captain Marvel tutorial takes a deep dive and you’re sure to learn a lot about creating visual effects.

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Tutorial: Cheap Tricks | Avengers: Infinity War Disintegration Tutorial w Particular on Onward postCheap Tricks | Avengers: Infinity War Disintegration Tutorial w Particular

Hashi’s latest Cheap Tricks episode, “Infinity And Beyond,” in which he shows you how to achieve the disintegration effect that you have probably seen in Avengers: Infinity War! This is a great tutorial with loads of tips.

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Tutorial: Wakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap TricksWakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

The second episode of Cheap Tricks is up at Red Giant! Hashi from Action Movie Kid dives into creating the Vibranium sand effects from the end title sequence of Marvel’s Black Panther, created originally by the team at Perception. He uses Trapcode tools including Form, Particular, and Shine, as well as Red Giant Universe and Magic Bullet Looks. Check it out!

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Red Giant VFX SuiteRed Giant VFX Suite

Keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing, right inside of After Effects.
VFX Suite includes Supercomp, King Pin Tracker, Chromatic Displacement, Spot Clone Tracker, Optical Glow, Knoll Light Factory, Primatte Keyer, Shadow, and Reflection.

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Maxon Cinema 4D S22 Maxon Cinema 4D S22

3D for the Whole World

Cinema 4D S22 is Maxon’s first subscription-only release giving customers early access to performance and workflow advances including UV unwrapping and editing tools, improved selection and modeling tools, organizational licensing for volume customers, and updated viewport technology with support for Metal on macOS.

Maxon has also boosted Cinema 4D’s pipeline compatibility with GLTF export, GoZ integration for Z-Brush, and support for node-based materials in FBX and Cineware.

Cinema 4D S22 is immediately available for subscription customers. Perpetual license holders of Cinema 4D will enjoy a release that will incorporate the features of S22 and much more later in the year.

Cinema 4D S22 Cinema 4D MSA Holders Offer

Try Cinema 4D for free!

Cinema 4D S22 Compatibility

Maxon Cinema S22 Compatibility – The Definitive List

We’re elated about the release of Maxon Cinema 4D S22, the first subscription-only release. But, as with any major release, the issue of compatibility comes into play. Developers are working diligently to make sure everything will work smoothly with the new S22 release.

We have put together a list of products and information to keep you informed about plug-in and product compatibility.

Maxon Cinema S22 Compatibility

Posted by Michele Yamazaki