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Compositing (124 Tutorials)

Greenscreen Quick Tips

November 5, 2013

We had fun with this one! We were just shooting a test and this spontaneously happened. It includes a few greenscreen tips for your learning pleasure.

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mocha AE rotoscoping with Mary Poplin

August 6, 2013

In this live demo from Siggraph 2013, imagineer systems product specialist, Mary Poplin, shows you how to cut your roto time in half using mocha AE inside of Adobe After Effects. Simply go to animation>track in mocha AE and follow along with a shot of your choice at home.

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5 Handy Effects in Adobe After Effects You Should Know

5 Handy Effects in Adobe After Effects You Should Know

July 3, 2013

As we continue with Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm, here are 5 Useful effects that every AE artist can pull from their arsenal time and time again!

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Compositing Problem-Solving in After Effects

July 2, 2013

In this video from Layer’s Magazine, Daniel Bryant creates a space-themed movie poster from scratch with After Effects. His compositing techniques include layer masking, blending modes, text animation, lens flares and particle effects.

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Planar Tracking HUDs and 3D Camera Solving – mocha v3

June 30, 2013

An advanced tutorial covering mocha v3’s 3D camera solver and Adobe after Effects. Mary Poplin creates a HUD style graphic in 3D space.

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Better Keying From Production to Post Webinar With Richard Harrington

Better Keying From Production to Post Webinar With Richard Harrington

June 26, 2013

Greenscreen has become an essential tool in modern video, film, and photo workflows. To succeed, it needs to be the perfect combination of production and post.

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Tutorial: NewBlue Video Essentials VI Matte Effects

June 24, 2013

Another for Tutorial Tuesday! In this tutorial, Ian Stark entertains while giving a brief tour of three plugins from the NewBlue Video Essentials VI collection: Cut Away, Picture in Shape and Garbage Matte.

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NUKE Basic Workflows | IBK Keyer

NUKE Basic Workflows | IBK Keyer

June 21, 2013

Steve Wright explains how to pull keys using the IBK, A Keyer designed to cope with non-uniform blue or greenscreen backgrounds.

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NUKE Basic Workflows | KEYLIGHT

NUKE Basic Workflows | KEYLIGHT

June 21, 2013

In a series of three tutorials, Steve Wright explains how to pull keys with KEYLIGHT.

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CoreMelt SliceX Now with Shape Keyframing

CoreMelt SliceX Now with Shape Keyframing

February 4, 2013

SliceX lets you create instant Shape Masks to cut out layers or isolate effects directly in Final Cut Pro X without having to go into Motion or create the masks with an external program. SliceX includes nine motion templates for common tasks and you can also use the Shape Masks with built in effects, the built in color corrector or with third party plugins. In the latest free update you can now keyframe animate the shapes as well as the shapes position, rotation and scaling. 

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Authority FX Glow Overview

Authority FX Glow Overview

November 26, 2012

Generates a beautiful glow with an extremely realistic falloff, using Authority FX Glow plug-in for Adobe After Effects and Eyeon Fusion. Default settings work on almost all shots and applications from lightsabers, to subtle light wrap.

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Authority FX Chroma Key Plug-in Overview

Authority FX Chroma Key Plug-in Overview

November 26, 2012

Toolfarm just started carrying the Authority FX products in November 2012. Ryan P. Wilson of Authority FX has put together a tutorial for their Chroma Key plug-in for After Effects

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Coremelt Slice X for Final Cut Pro X

Coremelt Slice X for Final Cut Pro X

November 15, 2012

“…now that I have you interested let me really explain Slice X. Unlike a lot of the other masking tools for Final Cut Pro X, Slice X does not limit you to the amount of points for the mask, it also doesn’t force extra points on you. The default mask in Final Cut Pro X, only has 4 points. The one from Ripple Training is an 8-point Garbage Matte. There are others with 10-points, 20-points, or 30-points, but what if you needed say 11 or 13 points, or maybe 5 points. You would be stuck using one that had more points than you needed or trying to make due with a matte that had too few points. “

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Creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within After Effects

Creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within After Effects

September 25, 2012

Check out this tutorial from AE Templates about creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within AE.

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video copilot 3d compositing tutorial

3D Composite Using Video Copilot Element 3D and Action Essentials II

August 1, 2012

Check out this great new example and tutorial by Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot: “Here is another fun example using Element 3D with live action footage and 3D Camera tracking… for the explosion, I used some Action Essentials 2 along with some colored lights to create the fire illumination.

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