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Effects (326 Tutorials)

Alien Planet

Alien Planet

July 25, 2014

Ben Watts has a new tutorial up showing how to create an otherworldly rocky terrain in CINEMA 4D and After Effects. Ben says, “In this tutorial we'll build up a displaced surface using layered noise maps. After that we'll create a wet looking surface & water shader for the deep section. Finally we'll take care of some basic lighting & colour correction in After Effects.”

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In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

July 25, 2014

Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? Here’s part 1 of a 2 part series on Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup to get you started!

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Creating A VFX Rainy Scene

Creating A VFX Rainy Scene

July 25, 2014

Mustapha Fersaoui shows how to create a realistic rain scene with Photoshop and After Effects using a lot of plug-ins that ship with AE, plus some Optical Flares and Red Giant Mojo.

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Choosing the Correct Focal Length for Cinema 4D Cameras

Choosing the Correct Focal Length for Cinema 4D Cameras

July 25, 2014

When Nick Campbell posts a tutorial then you know it’s bound to be gold. Check this one out that discusses different focal lengths and their primary uses!

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Sci-Fi Weapon FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

Sci-Fi Weapon FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

July 25, 2014

Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot shows you how he made this cool sci-fi muzzle flash in with distortion in Adobe After Effects. The awesome shooting effects were created with the Video Copilot's Shockwave pack in After Effects. The high tech weapon sound effects are from the new MotionPulse sound package from Video Copilot.

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Boris RED & EDIUS 7 (v3)

Boris RED & EDIUS 7 (v3)

July 25, 2014

Learn how to create a corner pin using Boris RED in Grass Valley Edius Pro.

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Motion Blur for X-Particles

Motion Blur for X-Particles

June 23, 2014

Mike Batchelor shows a couple of ways to create motion blur using X-Particles default material and objects.

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slice it up and motionmonkey tutorial

MotionMonkey and Slice It Up Tutorial

June 10, 2014

In this tutorial Orrin Zucker will teach you how to create a cool effect with sliced up images by using MotionMonkey and Slice It Up in Adobe After Effects!

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Video Copilot Sci-Fi Weapon!

Video Copilot Sci-Fi Weapon!

May 27, 2014

Andrew Kramer stars in his own video showing how he took a Nerf gun and converted it into a dangerous intergalactic weapon, then added effects in post.

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Create a Fireball with Autodesk 3Ds Max and Sitni Sati FumeFX

May 27, 2014

Vikrant Dalai explains how to make a fireball with a smoke trail for use in your space war film, video game or dinosaur extinction recreation documentary.

Vikrant says: “In this tutorial, I'll show you how I created this fireball with the help of 3ds Max and the FumeFX Plugin. There are different types of techniques we can use to make this effect in FumeFX – e.g. Simple Sources, Object Sources, Particle Sources, etc. But this time we will use a Simple Source. And for this purpose we are going to use three different Simple Sources, some standard lights (Target Spot & Omni), and the default Scanline Renderer.”

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video copilot heat distortion tutorial

Video Copilot Heat Distortion Tutorial

April 28, 2014

If you have used Video Copilot’s Flight Kit or JetStrike you might be familiar with the Heat Distortion tool. Now you can purchase it on its own… ya know, if you have a fear of heights or flying and are trying to stay away from the planes.

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Digital Wipes in After Effects with Ben Watts

Digital Wipes in After Effects with Ben Watts

April 15, 2014

In this tutorial Ben Watts will teach you how to create a basic digital wipe effect using Adobe After Effects. 

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Depth Passes Made Easy + Frischluft Lenscare and Camera Lens Blur

April 1, 2014

Let Joren from The Pixel Lab show you how to properly set up your depth passes so that you can do your DOF in Adobe After Effects!

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Tutorial: FLOW series from EJ Hassenfranz and Craig Whitaker

April 1, 2014

Welcome to the April Fool’s Day version of Tutorial Tuesday! We’ll start it out with a bang with 3D artists Craig Whitaker and EJ Hassenfranz. They have a multi-part series focusing on workflow for motion graphics in Nuke and CINEMA 4D, focusing on the “how” and “why”.

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video copilot grid tutorial

The Grid from Video Copilot

March 20, 2014

Andrew and the gang bring us another fantastic tutorial. This one goes through the process of making a techy looking grid title animation inside of After Effects.

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