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How to use Imagineer mocha and AE for Tracking a Crane Shot

How to use Imagineer mocha and AE for Tracking a Crane Shot

December 14, 2012

In this video tutorial, Brenn Nakamitsu explains how to do planar motion tracking of a crane shot and compositing. A difficult shot to track by hand, but fairly easily accomplished with Imagineer mocha AE CS6.

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ZBrush Digital Sculpting, Military Character Assets with Joseph Drust

ZBrush Digital Sculpting, Military Character Assets with Joseph Drust

December 14, 2012

Pixelogic has a tutorials area called ZClassroom and they have a series of Military Character Assets with Joseph Drust, a video game industry veteran who focuses on modeling and sculpting. Below are is a link to all of their tutorials in the series, with more coming soon.

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Tutorial: Introduction to After Effects Scripting

Tutorial: Introduction to After Effects Scripting

December 13, 2012

Dylan Winter explains the basics of scripting in After Effects. “Unlike expressions, scripts operate from the application level and are not locked down the a single parameter. They can be used to affect multiple properties of multiple layer simultaneously, as in this lesson where we'll increment through layers and rename them according to their indexes.”

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Create Cinema 4D Style Effectors in After Effects/ Dylan Winter

Create Cinema 4D Style Effectors in After Effects/ Dylan Winter

December 11, 2012

Dylan Winter demonstrates how you can expand After Effects towards the premise of Effectors in Cinema 4D. “If you ever wished that you could take advantage of some of Cinema 4D’s powerful effector tools while working in After Effects, your wish may now be granted. Using some clever scripting and a basic control system, we’re going to rig up our very own effectors within After Effects”.

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Using Advanced fractures with Pulldownit in MAYA

Using Advanced fractures with Pulldownit in MAYA

November 26, 2012

Showing how to control the way an object fractures with pulldownit plugin in MAYA.

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Authority FX Glow Overview

Authority FX Glow Overview

November 26, 2012

Generates a beautiful glow with an extremely realistic falloff, using Authority FX Glow plug-in for Adobe After Effects and Eyeon Fusion. Default settings work on almost all shots and applications from lightsabers, to subtle light wrap.

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Authority FX Chroma Key Plug-in Overview

Authority FX Chroma Key Plug-in Overview

November 26, 2012

Toolfarm just started carrying the Authority FX products in November 2012. Ryan P. Wilson of Authority FX has put together a tutorial for their Chroma Key plug-in for After Effects

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New Keyframe Look For Maxon CINEMA R14: What Are Those New Triangle Icons?

New Keyframe Look For Maxon CINEMA R14: What Are Those New Triangle Icons?

November 21, 2012

Nick Campbell at Greyscalegorilla talks about the new triangle keyframe things in Maxon CINEMA 4D R14.

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Create Cool Lighting Effects in Avid with BCC Lens Flare 3D

Create Cool Lighting Effects in Avid with BCC Lens Flare 3D

November 21, 2012

Using Boris Continuum Complete’s powerful Lens Flare 3D filter, Kevin P. McAuliffe shows you how to set up lighting effects in your favorite Avid video editing system. First, Kevin demonstrates how to create multiple lights that blink automatically. Then, he combines BCC Extruded Text with BCC Lens Flare 3D to create a starting title sequence.

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Image Based Lighting in Video Copilot Element 3D!

Image Based Lighting in Video Copilot Element 3D!

November 15, 2012

Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot has a new tutorial on a technique he didscovered for generating Imaged Based Lighting Effects with Video Copilot Element 3D! Use an environment map to illuminate a 3D scene with Element 3D. Andrew explains.

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Imagineer mocha AE 3.1 and mocha Pro 3.1 Lens Distortion Tips, Calibration Clips, Using Grids

Imagineer mocha AE 3.1 and mocha Pro 3.1 Lens Distortion Tips, Calibration Clips, Using Grids

November 15, 2012

Martin Brennand takes you through how to calibrate a lens with the mocha Lens Module and use it with the new mocha Lens plug-in supported with mocha AE 3.1 and mocha Pro 3.1 – Also covered- using a calibration clip when you do not have enough information in your shot to define the warp of the lens.

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Coremelt Slice X for Final Cut Pro X

Coremelt Slice X for Final Cut Pro X

November 15, 2012

“…now that I have you interested let me really explain Slice X. Unlike a lot of the other masking tools for Final Cut Pro X, Slice X does not limit you to the amount of points for the mask, it also doesn’t force extra points on you. The default mask in Final Cut Pro X, only has 4 points. The one from Ripple Training is an 8-point Garbage Matte. There are others with 10-points, 20-points, or 30-points, but what if you needed say 11 or 13 points, or maybe 5 points. You would be stuck using one that had more points than you needed or trying to make due with a matte that had too few points. “

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Animate With Music: Using The Sound Effector in CINEMA 4D – Greyscalegorilla

Animate With Music: Using The Sound Effector in CINEMA 4D – Greyscalegorilla

November 15, 2012

In this tutorial, Nick Cambpell of Greyscalegorilla will show you how to use the Sound Effector in CINEMA 4D to make a render that animates to music. No keyframes needed. First, he will go over some of the basic settings of the Sound Effector, then we will use what we learned to make a dynamic abstract animation set to any music or sound effect you like.

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How To Make A Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin In Cinema 4D

How To Make A Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin In Cinema 4D

October 25, 2012

Chris and Nick at Greyscalegorilla will show you how to make a Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin scene in Cinema 4D.

Chris shows you how to model it using a Loft Nurb, the connect object, a boole for the face cutout, and displacers to make the pumpkin bumpy.

In part 2, Nick will show you how to light, texture, and render your pumpkin scene for compositing in After Effects.

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Avid Media Composer 6.5 ‒ Product Designer Series on Advanced Audio Keyframes

October 22, 2012

A new feature on manipulating audio keyframes using Volume control in Avid Media Composer 6.5

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