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Burning Question (46 Tutorials)

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 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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Burning Question: How Do I Create Snow?

Burning Question: How Do I Create Snow?

December 23, 2014

Question: It’s Christmas and we don’t have any snow. How do I create snow in my favorite VFX software?

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Burning Question: How Do I Create a Tornado?

Burning Question: How Do I Create a Tornado?

December 11, 2014

Question: How do I create a tornado and the severe weather that goes with it with my visual effects software?

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Burning Question: Where can I get Spherical Map HDRI Files?

Burning Question: Where can I get Spherical Map HDRI Files?

December 4, 2014

Spherical Map HDRI (High-Dynamic Range Imaging) is something that seems to be known by many names: Spherical Environment Maps, Spherical Reflection Maps…

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Burning Question: What is Datamoshing?

Burning Question: What is Datamoshing?

November 17, 2014

In the mid to late 2000’s, datamoshing, or glitch art, was commonly seen in music videos, in VJ sets or even on public access channels. Here’s an overview of the effect, some examples of what it looks like, a few tutorials and some tools to help you get started datamoshing.

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Burning Questions: What are ZSpheres in ZBrush?

November 4, 2014

Question: I’ve heard a bit about ZSpheres in ZBrush and wonder what it is exactly and is there anything like it in other 3D programs? How hard is it to learn?

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Burning Question: How Do I Get that Low Poly Look with MAXON CINEMA 4D?

September 17, 2014

Have you seen some of the uncomplicated, but strikingly angular 3D lately known as Low Poly Modeling? Here are several examples and some tutorials on how to achieve the look with with MAXON CINEMA 4D.

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Burning Question Mac vs Windows

Burning Question: Mac vs Windows tutorials?

March 3, 2014

Check out our new column, Burning Questions, where we will answer questions from newer users that you may be afraid to ask!

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