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3D (623 Tutorials)

Tutorial: FLOW series from EJ Hassenfranz and Craig Whitaker

April 1, 2014

Welcome to the April Fool’s Day version of Tutorial Tuesday! We’ll start it out with a bang with 3D artists Craig Whitaker and EJ Hassenfranz. They have a multi-part series focusing on workflow for motion graphics in Nuke and CINEMA 4D, focusing on the “how” and “why”.

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Working with OBJ Sequences in Element 3D

Working with OBJ Sequences in Element 3D

March 18, 2014

Charles Yeager leads you along in this tutorial on how to do some key things when using OBJ files exported from 3ds Max and used in Video Copilot Element 3D. He also uses ReelSmart Motion Blur from RE:Vision Effects.

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Create Water with Trapcode Particular

Create Water with Trapcode Particular

March 5, 2014

Dino Muhic creates a beautiful fluid looking water effect, inspired by a Beck’s commercial in Germany. Dino used a lime from Video Copilot 3D Model Pack – Fresh Food.

First, he builds it from scratch and then explains how to composite it. He also created a preparation video to show how the water looks on its own.

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EPS Vector Graphic Import with Titler Pro

EPS Vector Graphic Import with Titler Pro

March 5, 2014

NewBlueFX allows users to create stunning and chic professional 2D and 3D video titles in the timeline with speed and efficiency. Here’s a tutorial to show you how to use some of the features in the plug-in!

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Modeling with the Brush Tool in CINEMA 4D + Timelapse Example

Modeling with the Brush Tool in CINEMA 4D + Timelapse Example

March 5, 2014

In this tutorial, Sam Welker shows the Brush Tool in CINEMA 4D R13. Sam explains, “This tool is incredibly useful for quick modeling and should work as far back as at least R12. This is not sculpting and will not work with huge poly counts nearly as well as sculpting does however it is a little similar in usage and quite the tool you should all be using.”

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Create a Cartoon in After Effects (7 Parts)

Create a Cartoon in After Effects (7 Parts)

March 5, 2014

Ryan Boyle of Sketchy Pictures explains the full process from character design, expressions for animating movement, lip-sync, lighting and camera and lots more!

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Create a Smoke Man with 3ds Max Using FumeFX & Krakatoa

March 5, 2014

Post by Vikrant Dalal at CGtuts+ – Create an smoky ghostlike character or object using Sitni Sati FumeFX for 3ds Max and Krakatoa. He finishes in After Effects. Project file with a sample character is included.

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Use CINEMA 4D as Poor Man’s Chrono Sculptor

Use CINEMA 4D as Poor Man’s Chrono Sculptor

February 11, 2014

Yader (aka Derya Öztürk) explains how to get a ChronoSculpt like workflow in CINEMA 4D. Very clever! LightWave ChronoSculpt from NewTek is a new standalone product that “revolutionizes working with animation and dynamic simulation cache files from any application by allowing you to use sculpting and transformation tools over time. ChronoSculpt also introduces a radical new geometry engine based on our 'Hydra' technology which allows the deformation and manipulation of 8 to 10 million polygon objects with ease.”

Yader gives a short demo on how you can bring this type of feature into CINEMA 4D using the Rate option on the Matrix Object and the Morph Motion Effect on the Inheritance Object. There's more to it but you'll have to watch the tutorial!

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Puppet Tool Tips from Video Copilot

Puppet Tool Tips from Video Copilot

February 11, 2014

Andrew Kramer animates the Twitter logo with the Puppet Tool in Adobe After Effects.

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Waxy Shader in CINEMA 4D

Waxy Shader in CINEMA 4D

February 11, 2014

Tim Clapham at HelloLuxx has a new tutorial on making waxy looking elements with metaball typography in CINEMA 4D with lights and shaders.

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Create Multiple Sculpts From a Single Basemesh in ZBrush

February 11, 2014

Shaun Keenan, clearly a fan of fish, has made an ocean of tutorials! He created a six models of fish in ZBrush using the Dnamesh and ZRemesher features in ZBrush and explains it all.

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Stylish 3D Wooden Text Structure

Stylish 3D Wooden Text Structure with CINEMA 4D

February 11, 2014

Our Tutorial Tuesday Extravaganza continues with a tutorial from Rory at Rate My Funeral, which is a stack of wooden numbers created for Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40.

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Crumpled Paper in After Effects

Crumpled Paper in After Effects

February 4, 2014

You know the open for the sitcom “Community”, with the crumpled paper? Trevor Penner explains how to do this effect.

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Tutorial/Inspirations: Cutting Object into Fragments in CINEMA 4D

January 28, 2014

How about a little bit of CINEMA 4D on this Tutorial Tuesday? Philipp Pavlov explains some of the techniques he used in his vfx reel introduction, which is also really inspiring work!

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Inspirations/Tutorial: How to Add Special FX to Instagram Videos

January 28, 2014

A little fun for Tutorial Tuesday! Dave and Shaun are Adobe UI designers and created all of these effects in After Effects. There are a variety of explosions, light sabers and more!

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