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3D (549 Tutorials)

Tutorial: Sculpting Hair in ZBrush

October 28, 2014

Flipped Normals has produced a useful technique on sculpting hair using Dynamesh and Zremesher for the base and the Clay Buildup Brush and Move Brush for the hair, so you can finally make that Big Foot film you’ve been dying to make since you were 13!

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Smoke vs. Fire in CINEMA 4D

Smoke vs. Fire in CINEMA 4D

October 21, 2014

Ben Watts uses a program from Jawset called Turbulence FD for CINEMA 4D to create a basic, but interesting, particle collision simulation. He also walks viewers through a dynamic lighting setup in CINEMA 4D, goes throgh color grading and talks about some benefits of the 32-bit workflow.

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MAXON Cinema 4D Reflective Sports Badge

MAXON Cinema 4D Reflective Sports Badge

October 7, 2014

Learn how to create a 3D rotating sports badge in Cinema 4D. Topics include:

  • Working with Illustrator and Cinema 4D
  • Bevel Deformer
  • Reflection Tools
  • Boole Effect

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MAXON Cinema 4D Rock Goo

MAXON Cinema 4D Rock Goo

October 7, 2014

This tutorial utilizes many tools that can be helpful in creating a variety of different structures. Part 1 covers techniques for making a single volume mesh in the shape of a cluster of crystals or minerals.  Part 2 explains several different ways to cut the geometry into 2 pieces, and create and rig a mesh that has proper goo behaviors. Covered topic are joint rigging, mesh deformer, smoothing deformer, and pose morph tag.  Part 3 explains how to light, texture and animate for the final render.

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Lighting a Portrait in MODO

Lighting a Portrait in MODO

October 7, 2014

Flipped Normals lights a plaster bust in MODO with a 3-point light set up, as well as area lights, with some depth of field and ambient occlusion.

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7 Ways to Make Extruded 3D Text in After Effects

October 1, 2014

User question: How can I create 3D extruded text right in AE? I don’t want to have to learn a 3D application but I want it to look good. Thanks!!

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Create Water Drops With Splash Ripples MAXON Cinema 4D

Create Water Drops With Splash Ripples MAXON Cinema 4D

September 30, 2014

Learn how to make water drops with splash ripples using C4D.  No additional 3rd party plugins required.

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How to dent a Garage Door VFX with Mettle FreeForm Pro

How to dent a Garage Door VFX with Mettle FreeForm Pro

September 23, 2014

Mettle offers up this tutorial regarding real-world 3D displacement with Freeform Pro.  Mike Sevigny explains how to track the footage with Adobe After Effects and project it back onto a plane.  He then shows you how to align the FreeForm Pro layer to that geometry and displace it in 3D space.  Using these techinques allows you to “dent” any footage, not just a garage door.

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Alex Dow of Zaxwerks on the RFShow

Alex Dow of Zaxwerks on the RFShow

September 23, 2014

Alex Dow of Zaxwerks, the ProAnimator Guru, lets his talent run rampant on for RFShow.TV! Watch Alex display the power and simplicity of ProAnimator 8!

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Boris Red Advanced Text Fill Options

Boris Red Advanced Text Fill Options

September 16, 2014

Originally posted by BorisFX, this tutorial for Boris RED is “based on an inquiry regarding gradient on text in the Avid forum. Senior Product Manager, Dirk deJong, shows you how to add gradient with bevel and 3D looks across entire words using a texture track.”

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Top 5 3D Camera Tips for Adobe After Effects

Top 5 3D Camera Tips for Adobe After Effects

September 16, 2014

Get tips and techiniques from Sean Frangella for “working with 3D cameras in After Effects, including changing focal length, parenting cameras to nulls, cutting between multiple cameras, roving keyframes, and linking depth of field.”

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3D Compositing in eyeon Fusion

3D Compositing in eyeon Fusion

September 16, 2014

Learn how to composite live footage and CG with Fusion, featuring Autodesk Maya and SynthEyes Camera tracker.  This is part 1 & 2 in an 8 part series by Alkesh Nanavaty, featuring eyeon Fusion 6.4, Autodesk Maya, and SynthEyes Camera tracker.

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Trapcode Mir Tutorials

Trapcode Mir Tutorials

September 16, 2014

These tutorials for Trapcode Mir ought to lend you a hand! There is always time to learn something new!

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Topographic Images using Hair in MAXON Cinema 4D

Topographic Images using Hair in MAXON Cinema 4D

September 9, 2014

Chris Schmidt from Greyscale Gorilla, was inspired by some gorgeous renders by Lee Griggs, and attempted to recreate rolling hills of geometry in C4D.  He didn't want to use MoGraph clones as the shear number needed would be overwelming.  So he set out to create a more procedural technique and came up with using the Hair Module.

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GI Area Light Script

GI Area Light Script and Tutorial for Reflectance Channel for MAXON CINEMA 4D R16

September 8, 2014

Nick from Greyscalegorilla has a useful script to help you properly light a scene with the Reflectance Channel and his GI Area Light Script.

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