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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration: Shift-C

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration: Shift-C

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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Creating Faux Shadows in Adobe After Effects by Eran Stern

Creating Faux Shadows in Adobe After Effects by Eran Stern

September 25, 2012

Shadows sell the illusion that we are really in 3D space. This lesson demonstrates how to add depth to our scene with shadow effects. You'll also learn how to save the effects as an animation preset so they can be reused and matched to each element.

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What’s New in Sapphire 6.1

What’s New in Sapphire 6.1

September 25, 2012

A brief overview of the enhancements to the preset browser in GenArts Sapphire 6.1.

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In Depth: Lens Flare Plug-ins for After Effects: Knoll Light Factory, Part 2 of 5

September 10, 2012

Red Giant Knoll Light Factory 3 (aka KLF). It’s the most recently updated of the plug-ins I’m covering in this series and also has been around the longest. It was developed by John Knoll, visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). The first article featured a couple of interviews from John Knoll, which will give you, dear readers, a bit of insight behind the man who created visual effects for some of the most famous Hollywood blockbusters.

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Alien Surface Set Extensions with Video Copilot Element 3D and Roto Brush Tool

Alien Surface Set Extensions with Video Copilot Element 3D and Roto Brush Tool

September 4, 2012

Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: “In this tutorial we will create a realistic set extension for the surface of a far away alien planet. With the help of the Matte Painting challenge we will be compositing the background along with adding 3D rocks with Element 3D and pulling out the Roto Brush tool.”

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In Depth: Lens Flare Plug-ins for After Effects, Part 1 of 5

August 23, 2012

More than you ever wanted to know about Lens Flares! This is the first of a 5 part series and will give an overview of lens flares and the plug-ins that can generate them.

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Iron Man Interface Battle Widget – Parts 1 – 5

Iron Man Interface Battle Widget – Parts 1 – 5

August 14, 2012

Post by Stefan Surmabojov at AEtuts+: “In this tutorial series we are going to go beyond basics using the true power of shape layers inside After Effects. As you can see we are going to dive into the magic of creating this Iron Man battle widget inspired from The Avengers movie. We are going to recreate the element from start to finish using various different techniques and learning some pretty cool workflow tips as well.”

Parts 1 & 2

Parts 3, 4 & 5

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Tutorial: Creating Depth of Field with Trapcode Mir

August 9, 2012

Red Giant QuickTip- In this QuickTip, Learn how to simulate stunning depth of field effects with a few great tips from Dino Muhic. Check out Dino’s work at DinoMuhic.com

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Depth of Field with Trapcode Mir

Depth of Field with Trapcode Mir

August 9, 2012

In this QuickTip, Learn how to simulate stunning depth of field effects with a few great tips from Dino Muhic. Check out Dino's work at DinoMuhic.com

 

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Create Full 3d Reflections With Falloff Using Form or Particular

Create Full 3d Reflections With Falloff Using Form or Particular

August 7, 2012

Jorrit Schulte at AE Tuts+ shows how to make some lovely full 3D reflections with falloff on a table with Trapcode Form or Particular. Create Full 3d Reflections With Falloff Using Form or Particular

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Simulating A Campfire With 3D Studio Max, Thinking Particles & FumeFX

August 7, 2012

Madhan at CGTuts+ shows you how to create a campfire with 3ds Max,Thinking Particles,FumeFX, and Adobe After Effects. Who brought the marshmallows?

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Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 14 – Camera Solver – Solving for Moving Shapes

August 1, 2012

Sometimes it is not possible to track a feature throughout the entire shot.  In this tutorial we see how to get a good solve with features that move offscreen. We then see the possibilities for adding moving features to our tracked and solved camera.  To test our solve we move to After Effects and check out the camera track and the object track.

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Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 12 – Camera Solver – Pan Tilt Zoom

Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 12 – Camera Solver – Pan Tilt Zoom

August 1, 2012

Before we look at mocha’s Camera Solver, we fix issues with incorrectly interpreted interlaced footage.Next we identify what the camera motion is in the shot, to correctly create the type of tracked layers required to create the virtual camera.  In this tutorial the movement is Pan Tilt Zoom, so we prepare the main track layer plus a track matte layer. Once the camera is solved, we look at how to test it in After Effects using both a regular 3D text layer and a 3D particle layer.

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3D Composite Using Video Copilot Element 3D and Action Essentials II

August 1, 2012

Check out this great new example and tutorial by Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot: “Here is another fun example using Element 3D with live action footage and 3D Camera tracking… for the explosion, I used some Action Essentials 2 along with some colored lights to create the fire illumination.

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5 After Effects Keyframe Tips | PremiumBeat

July 31, 2012

This is a good one for the newbies to Adobe After Effects: 5 tips to quickly and effectively create keyframes in After Effects.

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