Destruction (14 Tutorials)
April 22, 2019
Envato’s CGI Tuts+ has a multi-part series from Uriel Deveaud named “Destructing Elements in Maya With PullDownIt”. Pulldownit is a dynamics solver which allows digital artists to quickly simulate fractures and cracks in models, as well as massive rigid bodies simulations.
April 16, 2019
If you missed the Maxon Cinema 4D NAB 2019 live stream last week or you were at the show, watch it all now! There is loads of inspiring work and lots of great tips on improving your workflow.
June 19, 2018
This tutorial will teach you how to use Thinkinteic Pulldownit, the shatter and destruction plugin for 3ds Max, to smash through a billboard with an animated car.
May 15, 2018
ActionVFX’s Alan Fire has two tutorials explaining how to create a composite using their explosion stock footage in After Effects.
August 8, 2017
In this tutorial, Chris Schmidt from Greyscalegorilla takes you through the new Voronoi Fracture features in Cinema 4D R19.
July 11, 2017
Make an earthquake in After Effects! Make the earth shake with some shockwaves and heat distortion waves. Graded with Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks.
March 3, 2017
The latest release of RayFire for 3ds Max brings the RayFire Shatter Modifier, a new tetrahedron based damaging and fragmentation modifier.
November 30, 2016
Doctor Strange is a visually awe-inspiring sci-fi film/fantasy film. We’ll take a look at some behind the scenes videos and several tutorials.
July 29, 2016
The first Video Copilot show is up and running! Andrew Kramer and the gang show us how to make an awesome Superhero landing.
June 21, 2016
Use the new wood splintering options in the updated Pulldownit v3.8 to shatter a wooden pier.
December 11, 2014
Question: How do I create a tornado and the severe weather that goes with it with my visual effects software?
November 3, 2014
Learn how to create the focus hunt look when a camera is set to autofocus and autoexpose with Overexpose, one of the tools included in Damage.
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.
March 26, 2012
3.5 hours of free explosion basics tutorials for 3ds Max / Sitni Sati FumeFX, plus tips and techniques, “anatomy of an explosion”.