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Boris FX (155 Tutorials)

What in the heck is bokeh?

In Depth: What in the Heck is Bokeh?

July 18, 2019

Bokeh is a type of defocus or lens blur where the blur takes on the shape of the lens diaphram. We explain how to pronounce the word, how it is created, and show lots of cool examples. Also, a few plug-ins to create a bokeh in post-production.

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fireworks in depth

In Depth: Fireworks

June 25, 2019

Yes, the U.S. Independence Day is upon us once again! Whatever your country or holiday, here are some methods of creating some beautiful explosions in the sky with After Effects, CINEMA 4D, and other hosts. There are some great plug-ins out there for making fireworks too.

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In Depth Demo Reel

In Depth: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Great Demo Reel

June 13, 2019

Is your New Year’s Resolution to get a new job or to bring in new freelance work? A new demo reel can help.  What are employers looking for in a reel? I was on a panel at a college last month where we talked about what makes a demo reel great and what makes it… well, not so great. I also asked around to some industry peers for their opinions. 

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got flaming sword effect

Boris FX Particle Illusion: GOT-Inspired Flaming Sword Effect

May 14, 2019

Here’s a fun tutorial for all you Game of Throne fans.  Learn how to create a GOT-inspired flaming sword effect using Particle Illusion in Vegas Pro 16, with this tutorial by Boris FX Product Speicalist Vin Morreale.

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In Depth Network Rendering Render Farm Distributed Rendering

In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering

May 10, 2019

The idea of network rendering is to distribute your render over a network, or farm, of computers, to speed up your render times.

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Spicing Up Your Premiere Pro Timeline with Particle Illusion

Spicing up your Premiere Pro Timeline with Particle Illusion

April 30, 2019

Benjamin Eshagpoor shows you some slick tricks of Boris FX’s Particle Illusion, which comes with Boris Continuum and the Continuum Particles Unit.

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Adobe Artists Panel NAB 2019

VFX in After Effects: An Artists Panel | Adobe Creative Cloud

April 16, 2019

Last week at NAB 2019, Victoria Nece of Adobe leads an Artists Panel including Jayse Hansen, Mary Poplin of Boris FX and Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot. They talk about using After Effects as a visual effects tool. Super interesting.

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What the heck is OFX

Burning Question: What in the heck is OFX? #OFX #openfx

April 15, 2019

I was talking to someone at NAB who I would consider to be “in the know” for visual effects and was surprised that he had never heard of OpenFX. More and more developers are developing with OpenFX, or OFX, a standardized software interface supported by numerous hosts such as Nuke, DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas. Here’s a few things to know so you’re not caught off guard!

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Boris Title Studio: Doctor Who Inspired Titles inside VEGAS Pro

Boris Title Studio: Doctor Who Inspired Titles inside VEGAS Pro

January 22, 2019

In this tutorial, Vin from Boris FX shows you how to create Doctor Who inspired titles in VEGAS Pro using only Boris Continuum Title Studio.

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In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash Effects

In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash (Updated 18 January 2019)

January 18, 2019

If you’re planning on making an epic action film like Max Max: Fury Road or Rambo, you’re going to need lots of fire power. Here is a rundown on how to add spectacular muzzle flash and gunshot effects to your films in your host of choice. I’ve also included info on 3D models of weapons and some sound effects.

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Boris FX Continuum: Particle Illusion Overview and Tutorial

Boris FX Continuum: Particle Illusion Overview and Tutorial

January 2, 2019

Learn how to apply high-end particles like fireworks and explosions in Premiere Pro using Particle Illusion, part of Continuum 2019, in this tutorial from Youtuber Surfaced Studio.

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Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 10 – Mask Shapes and Rotoscoping Part 1

Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 10 – Mask Shapes and Rotoscoping Part 1

November 24, 2018

This is an excerpt from Curious Turtle’s Fundamentals of mocha Premium, a new series of tutorials for Imagineer System’s mocha family designed for those just starting out. Starting from the very basics, the course is designed to help you understand how mocha Pro and mochaAE work, and how you can get the best results out of it.

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Sapphire Luna – Create a Photorealistic Moon Rendering

Sapphire Luna – Create a Photorealistic Moon Rendering

October 16, 2018

All manner of nightmarish creatures lurk under the light of the moon. But how do you add the moon to your creature feature scene? Watch this in-depth tutorial from John Dickinson of Motionworks.net, and learn how to use Luna in Sapphire to create a photo-realistic moon, in any phase you need.

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Boris FX: Mocha Pro 2019: Getting Started with Tracking Basics

Boris FX: Mocha Pro 2019: Getting Started with Tracking Basics

October 9, 2018

Ben Brownlee from Curious Turtle walks us through the basics of tracking a screen replacement in the new Mocha Pro 2019. Even if you have used Mocha before, you’ll want to watch this tutorial, as he also explains the new user interface and new spline tools.

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BorisFX: Achieve Incredible Lighting Effects with Stage Light

BorisFX: Achieve Incredible Lighting Effects with Stage Light

July 17, 2018

Continuum expert, Vin Morreale shows you how to use the Stage Light filter to augment the built in lights in Adobe After Effects. It can also function as a self-contained 3D lighting system when used in Vegas, Resolve, and other Continuum-supported host applications.

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