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Effects (349 Tutorials)

Cinema 4D Octane Tutorial: Dramatic Lighting Tip

Cinema 4D Octane Tutorial: Dramatic Lighting Tip

May 1, 2018

Joren at The Pixel Lab has a C4D quick tip for creating dramatic, moody lighting using the Octane for C4D Daylight Tag, plus what to do when your HDRI doesn’t show up when using the tag.

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Cheap Tricks – It’s Wrinklin’ Time (VFX tutorial)

Cheap Tricks – It’s Wrinklin’ Time (VFX tutorial)

April 30, 2018

Daniel Hashimoto (creator of Action Movie Kid) walks through how to re-create some of the VFX and motion graphics from “A Wrinkle In Time, with special guest Lyric Wilson, who played Young Meg in the film. 

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Red Giant Universe: Getting Started with Universe VHS

Red Giant Universe: Getting Started with Universe VHS

April 24, 2018

Harry Frank walks you through the new features and UI changes in Universe 2.2 VHS.

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Mamoworld Squash & Stretch with Tutorial from Creative Dojo

Mamoworld Squash & Stretch with Tutorial from Creative Dojo

March 26, 2018

VinhSon Nguyen has a tutorial that went up last month on the free Squash & Stretch extension for After Effects. Here are his tutorial and links to download. Plus, some information on how the concept of squash and stretch, a tenet of animation, will help you give your animations and characters personality.

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Bao Layer Sculptor for After Effects

Bao Layer Sculptor for After Effects

March 26, 2018

Draw a mask exactly where you need it and warp it with perfect precision. Plus, there’s a tutorial showing you how to use Layer Sculptor in After Effects.

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Colorful Glitch FX! 100% AE! from Video Copilot

Colorful Glitch FX! 100% AE! from Video Copilot

March 6, 2018

Andrew Kramer, from Video Copilot, teased us about this tutorial last week, and it’s finally here. In this new tutorial, he shows us how to create a stylistic glitch effect, inside after effects without any 3rd party plug-ins.

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Burning Question: How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

Burning Question: How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

January 30, 2018

Holograms have been a popular implement in science fiction films for years, from Princess Leia in Star Wars to Joi in Blade Runner 2049.

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Tutorials: Stranger Things Titles and VFX – Recreating the Open, Upside Down Look

Tutorials: Stranger Things Titles and VFX – Recreating the Open, Upside Down Look

October 31, 2017

In honor of Halloween and the recent release of season 2 of the popular Netflix Series “Stranger Things,” we thought you might like another look at these tutorials.  Learn how to recreate the 80’s-styled opening sequence in After Effects, and the “Upside Down” world Look – from Red Giant’s Seth Worley.

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Yanobox Mosaic from Eran Stern

Yanobox Mosaic from Eran Stern

October 17, 2017

Trainer Eran Stern gives a great overview of a cool plug-in from Yanobox called Mosaic. It’s great for pixel texturing & ASCII effects with adaptive tiling.

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Boris FX | Let’s Edit with Media Composer: Day for Night with Continuum & Sapphire

Boris FX | Let’s Edit with Media Composer: Day for Night with Continuum & Sapphire

October 17, 2017

Editor Kevin P. McAuliffe shows Media Composer editors how to take day time footage and transform it into night using Continuum’s Color & Tone tools and sister product Sapphire’s Night Sky and Luna.

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After Effects: Tips for Faking a Pixel Art Look

After Effects: Tips for Faking a Pixel Art Look

September 26, 2017

Award winning motion graphics designer Garth Lee shares some tips on creating the look of pixel art. Think video games from the 80’s and 90’s.

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After Effects: Create an Ocean using Native Tools

After Effects: Create an Ocean using Native Tools

September 26, 2017

Caleb Ward shows you how to create a cool ocean simulation using only the built-in tools in After Effects.

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Creating C4D Cinematic Scenes with Volumetrics

Creating C4D Cinematic Scenes with Volumetrics

September 5, 2017

In this live presentation from Siggraph 2017, Mitch Myers shows how Octane volumetric effects can help to create cinematic environments. Part of the Maxon Rewind of presentations from SIGGRAPH 2017.

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After Effects: Creating an Eclipse Timelapse

After Effects: Creating an Eclipse Timelapse

August 22, 2017

The 2017 solar eclipse was an event to remember and awesome to experience. Now you can recreate the celestial event in After Effects with this eclipse timelapse tutorial from Caleb Ward, graphic designer and video producer.  Ward uses no 3rd party plug-ins, but does use higher level techniques.  However he walks you through each step so even a novice AE user can do it.

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After Effects: Creating Light Trails/ Long Exposures in After Effects

After Effects: Creating Light Trails/ Long Exposures in After Effects

August 22, 2017

Photographer and cinematographer Dan Marker-Moore shows you two different techniques to create his super cool light trails/long exposure looks in Adobe After Effects.

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