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3D (730 Tutorials)

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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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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sci-fi panel in After effects tutorial

Create a 3D Sci-Fi Panel in Adobe After Effects

January 13, 2014

Follow along as Tudor “Ted” Jelescu shows you how to use Adobe After Effects to create an out-of-this-world 3D Sci-Fi Panel!

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maya worms tutorial

Dynamic Worms in Maya

January 7, 2014

This is the last one for this tutorial Tuesday. Simulate a bunch of worms in Autodesk Maya from noorvfx.com.

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FreeForm Pro – The Ultimate Guide by Chris Lavelle

December 24, 2013

Follow along with Chris Lavelle as he shows you the “In’s & Out’s” of Mette FreeForm Pro!

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Tutorial: Creating Node-based Materials and Shaders Using cmNodes in Maxon Cinema 4D

December 16, 2013

Lester Banks gives you the rundown on how to use cmNodes, developed by Chris Montesano, to create some pretty powerful stuff within Maxon Cinema 4D.

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fancy bevels tutorial

Fancy Bevels with Element 3D (Lionsgate Logo)

December 10, 2013

We love a new Video Copilot tutorial on Tutorial Tuesday! Andrew Kramer explains how he created detailed bevels with Element 3D and added lens flares, light rays and camera movement for the Lionsgate Logo.

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Tutorial: Intro to 3D in Photoshop CS6 and CC

October 22, 2013

This tutorial will show and explain how to use the basic 3D tools and functions in Photoshop CS6/CC to create and render a piece of 3D text.

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Inspirations / Tutorials: Pixologic ZBrush SIGGRAPH 2013 Videos

October 16, 2013

Pixlologic recently posted their video archives from SIGGRAPH 2013. Learn and be inspired by fantastic talent from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Aaron Sims Company, id Software, Epic Games, Marvel Entertainment, Seth Thompson, Blizzard, Ubisoft Entertainment, Joseph Menna, and Santa Monica Studio.

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parallax background tutorial

How to Create a Parallaxing Background Without a 3D Camera

September 23, 2013

We continue with Tutorial Tuesday with this fun video tutorial from AE Tuts+. Shawn Sheehan demonstrates the Offset effect combined with comp-to-comp expressions, plus a little time-remapping to create a parallax effect, without a 3D camera or Z-depth of any kind.

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