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Boris FX (158 Tutorials)

In Depth: Gun Fire and Muzzle Flash Effects

In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash (Updated 10 July 2020)

July 10, 2020

An exhaustive resource on adding spectacular Gunfire and Muzzle Flash effects to your action and science fiction films in your host of choice.

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In depth Fireworks

In Depth: Fireworks Extravaganza with Fun New Content

July 3, 2020

Each July 4 we update a collection of fun tutorials on creating fireworks. Plus save 5% this weekend at Toolfarm with a coupon code. Click for details.

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silhouette paint auto paint tutorial

Silhouette Paint – Quick Focus on Auto Paint

June 19, 2020

In this tutorial, learn about the Auto Paint workflow and how to run paintwork over time and on moving footage. Auto Paint is the engine that drives Silhouette Paint. 

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Silhouette and Mocha Webinar

Explore Silhouette and Mocha Webinar Replay

April 21, 2020

Katie Morris, a digital VFX artist shows how she uses Silhouette and Mocha Pro together to tackle advanced rotoscoping, paint, and more.

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boris sports graphic tutorial

Boris Title Studio: 8 Part Sports Graphics Tutorial

March 18, 2020

This 8 part tutorial series from Boris FX walks you through the process of creating professionally-designed and animated 3D sports interstitial graphic from scratch using Title Studio together with an Adobe Creative Cloud workflow.

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Mary Poplin at Boris FX shows you how to create transparent ghostly effects using Mocha Pro and Particle Illusion to transform an actress into a ghost.

Create Transparent Ghostly Effects with Mocha & Particle Illusion #halloween

October 1, 2019

Mary Poplin at Boris FX shows you how to create transparent ghostly effects using Mocha Pro and Particle Illusion to transform an actress into a ghost.

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In Depth Render Farms Network Rendering

In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering

September 11, 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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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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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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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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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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