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Destruction (14 Tutorials)

Maya Monday

Maya Monday: Destructing Elements with Pulldownit (Part 12 is New)

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.

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Andrew Kramer at the Maxon Booth, NAB 2019

Maxon Cinema 4D NAB 2019 Live Stream Videos

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.

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3ds Max: Destroy a Billboard with an Animated Car Using Pulldownit

3ds Max: Destroy a Billboard with an Animated Car Using Pulldownit

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.

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After Effects: Large Scale Explosions in AE

After Effects: Large Scale Explosions in AE

May 15, 2018

ActionVFX’s Alan Fire has two tutorials explaining how to create a composite using their explosion stock footage in After Effects.

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New in Cinema 4D R19 – Voronoi Fracture Features

New in Cinema 4D R19 – Voronoi Fracture Features

August 8, 2017

In this tutorial, Chris Schmidt from Greyscalegorilla takes you through the new Voronoi Fracture features in Cinema 4D R19.

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Earthquake VFX in Adobe After Effects + Earthquake VFX Samples

Earthquake VFX in Adobe After Effects + Earthquake VFX Samples

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.

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RayFire Shatter Modifier for Autodesk 3ds Max

RayFire Shatter Modifier for Autodesk 3ds Max

March 3, 2017

The latest release of RayFire for 3ds Max brings the RayFire Shatter Modifier, a new tetrahedron based damaging and fragmentation modifier.

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Doctor Strange VFX Breakdown and Loads of Tutorials

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.

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Superhero Landing – Video Copilot Show

Superhero Landing – Video Copilot Show

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.

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3ds Max – Destroying a Wooden Pier with Pulldownit 3ds Max

3ds Max – Destroying a Wooden Pier with Pulldownit 3ds Max

June 21, 2016

Use the new wood splintering options in the updated Pulldownit v3.8 to shatter a wooden pier.

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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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Digieffects: Overexpose from Damage #digieffects

Digieffects: Overexpose from Damage #digieffects

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.

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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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FumeFX Explosion Basics in 3ds Max/ by Anselm von Seherr-Thoss – Incendii VFX

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”.

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