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Burning Question (45 Tutorials)

Burning Question: Is it Possible to Make Atmospheric Effects in Cinema 4D?

Burning Question: Is it Possible to Make Atmospheric Effects in Cinema 4D?

August 21, 2018

Of course, it is! Whether you want to make clouds, fog, smoke, or other atmospheric effects, there are many elements to it…. particle effects, lighting, rendering, and more. Here are some tutorials to get you acquainted with some of the techniques.

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Burning Question: How do I Create Glass in Cinema 4D?

Burning Question: How do I Create Glass in Cinema 4D?

June 12, 2018

Glass… One of the first paid projects I had in Cinema 4D was to create glass. Let’s say that I did things the hard way! Here are some tutorials so that you don’t make more work for yourself and tutorials to give you specialized looks with your glass.

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Burning Question: How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

Burning Question: How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

January 30, 2018

Holograms have been a popular implement in science fiction films for years, from Princess Leia in Star Wars to Joi in Blade Runner 2049.

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Burning Question: How do I Work with Proxies in Premiere Pro?

Burning Question: How do I Work with Proxies in Premiere Pro?

October 24, 2017

Proxies are duplicates of your footage that are lower resolution and make working with big video files smoother. It’s a really easy way to speed up your workflow. Here are a collection of recent tutorials to get you up to speed on proxies.

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Burning Question: What are Foley Effects?

Burning Question: What are Foley Effects?

October 17, 2017

This article explains what foley effects are and shows some videos of foley artists in action, plus, some tips on creating your own foley effects for your own sound design. 

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What are Audio Compressors and How do I Use Them?

What are Audio Compressors and How do I Use Them?

September 5, 2017

Learn about types of compression; terminologies like attack and release, limiting, and compression ratio; compression in vocals and voiceovers; and third-party compression plug-ins. This is an overview, so there’s a lot that isn’t covered here, but this will hopefully give you some background for further exploration.

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Rendering in CINEMA 4D – Which to Choose

Rendering in CINEMA 4D – Which to Choose

August 15, 2017

With all the different renderers out there, it’s sometimes difficult to determine which is the best for you and your needs.  Chad Ashley from Greyscalegorilla has a breakdown of the pro’s and cons of some of the renders GSG recommends.  Read an excerpt here and follow the link to the full article.

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Burning Question: Where can I get HDRIs? vol. 2

Burning Question: Where can I get HDRIs? vol. 2

August 3, 2017

Here are a few resources for free HDRI’s and some beautiful HDRI’s that don’t cost a lot.

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Burning Question: Medical Animations

Burning Question: Medical Animations

June 13, 2017

The human body is still such an enigma and there are so many technical, yet beautiful, 2D and 3D animations that help to visualize those microscopic mysteries. We had a question about some methods of creating cells and other microscopic elements. First, we have some gorgeous examples to inspire you, followed by a few tutorials for various host applications.

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Run Cycle Tips

Run Cycle Tips

June 13, 2017

Chiara Porri has been an animator for over a decade and in this video she gives some great advice on creating a run cycle in Maya. She talks about the style and build of the character and how it pertains to the run cycle. [Via Lester Banks]

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Creating a Walk Cycle in Maya

Creating a Walk Cycle in Maya

June 13, 2017

In 2015 I wrote an article about how to create a walk cycle with several tutorials and examples, plus, some animals, not just people! This article is a follow up, focused on Maya. Yes, we missed Maya Monday due to the holiday yesterday, but we’ll do it like the garbage man, and bump things back a day!

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Burning Question: What Audio Plug-ins can be used in DaVinci Resolve?

Burning Question: What Audio Plug-ins can be used in DaVinci Resolve?

March 14, 2017

There are quite a few audio plug-ins that will work in DaVinci Resolve, both VST and AU. Learn about what works to expand your arsenal!

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super moon

Burning Question: Making The Super Moon

November 14, 2016

They say it’s the Super Moon of the Century! Here are some ways to recreate the moon in After Effects or your NLE or editor, if you’re unable to capture the moon.

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hair module

Burning Question: What can I do with the Hair Renderer in Cinema 4D?

June 14, 2016

The Hair Module…. can it do more than just make hair? Oh, there are lots of things! Make a tree, grass, and much more! Lots of fun stuff!

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Burning Question: How do I create and work with super slow-motion footage?

Burning Question: How do I create and work with super slow-motion footage?

November 17, 2015

When I got my iPhone 5, one of the most intriguing features was the ability to shoot slow motion footage. It works quite well, but what if you want to go even slower? I’ve been collecting some tutorials for the past few months that go over details of super slow-mo.

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