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Effects (318 Tutorials)

In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions about Shooting Greenscreen

In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions about Shooting Greenscreen

February 4, 2014

Keying is part technical skill, part patience, and part sorcery. This series will take you through different areas of keying, not so much to teach you step by step, but to talk about some of the problems you’ll run into and how to fix them.

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Apple FCP X 10.1, Plug-in Compatibility and Resources

Apple FCP X 10.1, Plug-in Compatibility and Resources

February 4, 2014

FxPlug 3 is new with this release, and it allows custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support. We will let you know if we learn of any incompatibility issues with plug-ins. We are requesting that you let us know if you encounter any problems with plug-in incompatiblity with the new version of FCP X 10.1 or Motion too. We can put together a nifty list if it's needed.Thanks!

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Stylized Lava Lamp in After Effects

Stylized Lava Lamp in After Effects

February 4, 2014

Let’s start Tutorial Tuesday with a groovy 1970’s throwback, the lava lamp! The tutorial is from Mikey Borup at Premium Beat. This tutorial is for beginners and covers things like fast blur and levels. They also go over Motion Sketch and the Light Sweep plug-in.

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Crumpled Paper in After Effects

Crumpled Paper in After Effects

February 4, 2014

You know the open for the sitcom “Community”, with the crumpled paper? Trevor Penner explains how to do this effect.

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Inspirations/Tutorial: Designing Main Titles for NBC’s “Revolution” with After Effects

January 27, 2014

Adobe.tv has posted Andrew Kramer’s presentation from NAB 2013, showing his VFX title sequence for the Revolution TV Series. Learn from the master!

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Burn Shader by Ben Watts

October 31, 2013

Ben Watts – “I thought it would be cool to create a multi-layered shader in Cinema 4D that could completely change the appearance of an object as it travels across it’s surface. I’ll also cover a basic fire sim setup and how to create ash with X-Particles.”

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Create a Halloween Animation from a Still Image

Create a Halloween Animation from a Still Image

October 29, 2013

Creative Cow leader Kevin P. McAuliffe returns with a second Halloween-themed episode filled with quick tips and shortcuts for both MAC and PC users with BCC 8 AE and Adobe After Effects CS 6 or higher.

Learn how to create a quick show animation from a still image — add flickering lights to a jack o'lantern and generate atmospheric lighting. Filters used: BCC Film Glow, BCC Linear Luma Key, BCC Rays Puffy, and BCC Stagelight.

Free Project file available.

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video copilot jetstrike tutorials

Video Copilot JetStrike Flight School

October 29, 2013

VFX Flight Instructor Andrew Kramer teaches you how to use After Effects & JetStrike to create intense aerial photography through dynamic compositing & animation.

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HitFilm Tutorial #12: Starfield Reloaded

October 18, 2013

We’ve been doing this whole Tutorial Tuesday thing for a couple of months and here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll be featuring next Tuesday… a Tutorial Tuesday dedicated to HitFilm tutorials!

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Advanced Spin FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

Advanced Spin FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

October 15, 2013

A new one from Andrew and Company, just in time for Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm. He shows how to create a dynamic spectral animation without using any party plug-ins.

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C4D Pixel Shards with PolyFX

C4D Pixel Shards with PolyFX

September 17, 2013

Tutorial by Joren Kandel/ The Pixel Lab. “In this tutorial I'll show you how to have pixel shards slowly bleeding off of an object. The effect will be made using Cinema 4D PolyFx.”

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Simulate a Basic Dilating Iris in Adobe After Effects

Simulate a Basic Dilating Iris in Adobe After Effects

August 12, 2013

Post by Joshua Lester at AEtuts+: “This Quick Tip will show how to manipulate footage of an eye to create the illusion that the Iris or Pupil is dilating. Using the Bulge Effect and simple motion tracking, the final product is quick and demonstrates how to use these simple tools.”

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Avid Screencast #29: Glow Transition

July 9, 2013

In this episode, they create a nice Glow transition using a Boris Continuum Complete Effect that ships with Media Composer.

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5 Handy Effects in Adobe After Effects You Should Know

5 Handy Effects in Adobe After Effects You Should Know

July 3, 2013

As we continue with Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm, here are 5 Useful effects that every AE artist can pull from their arsenal time and time again!

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Add Depth Of Field To Your CINEMA 4D Composite Using Cineware and After Effects

Add Depth Of Field To Your CINEMA 4D Composite Using Cineware and After Effects

June 27, 2013

In this tutorial, Nick Campbell of Greyscalegorilla shows how to set up a depth pass for rendering depth of field for 3D objects using CINEMA 4D, Frischluft Lens Care and After Effects.

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