Burning Question (46 Tutorials)
October 18, 2018
If you’re on Mac, you may notice an option in your Adobe software for Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (Metal). What is Metal? That’s what we’re going to talk about today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 3, 2017
Here are a few resources for free HDRI’s and some beautiful HDRI’s that don’t cost a lot.
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.
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]
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!
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!
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.
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!