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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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Burning Question: How do I get started with Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve?

Burning Question: How do I get started with Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve?

November 16, 2015

DaVinci Resolve is on my list of software to learn this year, too. You’re in luck. I’ve been collecting tutorials together in a list that either look like I’d learn a lot from them or have an interesting outcome. Here are some that will hopefully get you started.

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Burning Question: How do I create a Walk Cycle?

Burning Question: How do I create a Walk Cycle?

November 16, 2015

If you’re animating some characters and need to make a natural looking walk cycle quickly and easily, do we have some great resources for you! Here is some reference, tutorials and scripts to make your next walk cycle animation a breeze.

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Burning Question: How do I Make Grass in CINEMA 4D?

Burning Question: How do I Make Grass in CINEMA 4D?

November 13, 2015

The Hair Module makes lovely grass in CINEMA 4D and here are some resources to help you make a lush lawn or field of waving grains. Includes lots of tutorials and freebies!

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Burning Question: How can I learn NUKE quickly as an AE user?

Burning Question: How can I learn NUKE quickly as an AE user?

November 12, 2015

The Foundry’s NUKE has become a powerhouse in VFX. Some After Effects users are intimidated by NUKE and it’s node-based workflow. I can assure you, it’s not as tough as it may look! I spent all of last week getting up to speed with NUKE and I’m feeling pretty comfortable with it. If you want to up your game, NUKE is a good place to start.

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Burning Question: How Can I Background Render in After Effects?

Burning Question: How Can I Background Render in After Effects?

November 12, 2015

We were asked via Twitter: “Is there a plug-in in existence that allows me to render in AE (in the background) while I continue to work in AE?” Here is a great solution for Adobe Creative Cloud users. We also have a solution for those of you who only have After Effects or are working in an older version of the software.

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How do I get started making my own videos?

How do I get started making my own videos?

November 12, 2015

Question: I am very inspired by Andrew McMurry’s work in the Visual Effects/ Media Arts. I’d like to start making my own videos and bringing them to life. I was told by a Visual Effects distributor to ask you some questions on some recommended software, or apps that could point me in the right direction.

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Burning Question: How Do I Batch Rename Files?

Burning Question: How Do I Batch Rename Files?

January 26, 2015

I need to batch rename an enormous image sequence. Back in the day I used to automate the process with Knoll Renamer or Debabelizer. Neither of these seem to be available anymore. What do you suggest?

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Burning Question: How do I make Whiteboard Write-on Effects?

Burning Question: How do I make Whiteboard Write-on Effects?

January 13, 2015

Over the weekend, I was asked, “Do you know of any After Effects plug-in that automate the whiteboard drawn on effect?” which quickly evolved into, “Okay, so how do I create this effect?”. I’ll explore the write-on effect in AE and a few other hosts. There are lots of great tutorials here for Tutorial Tuesday!

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