Destruction (27 Tutorials)
Red Giant Tutorial Roundup
December 10, 2019
Check out these great tutorials from Red Giant. Get started with Universe and VFX Reflections, learn “cheap tricks” for re-creating cool Frozen II and Game of Thrones effects and even learn how to create a Star Wars style Force push.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City Destruction, New from Video Copilot
February 25, 2015
Andrew Kramer shows you how to create realistic city destruction right inside of After Effects with out third party plug-ins. As always, Andrew shares some super useful After Effects tips.
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.
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.