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Effects (346 Tutorials)

Adobe After Effects Titles: Dracula Untold

Adobe After Effects Titles: Dracula Untold

August 18, 2014

Here’s a tutorial for creating titles inspired by the “Dracula: Untold” movie trailer.  Bats, smoke, lighting effects, all made completely with in After Effects with first party plugins.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

August 18, 2014

Need to touch up your actor’s complexion quickly and easily? There are a lot of plug-ins on the market that can help you with this task. I’ll cover the big players and a few new to the market: Digital Anarchy Beauty Box, GenArts Sapphire S_Beauty, FXHOME HitFilm, the recently released Imagenomic Portraiture for video, the brand-spanking new Dashwood Smooth Skin. Red Giant Cosmo and Colorista II are also on the agenda.

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Polar Coordinate Space Tunnel with After Effects

August 12, 2014

Here is day 2 of the School of Motion’s 30 Days of Motion. This one was inspired by GMUNK’s sci-fi ORA Prophecy piece and shows you some of the powerful options of the often overlooked Polar Coordinates filter.

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Lightwave to Faceshift and back

Lightwave to Faceshift and back

July 25, 2014

3D Artist Fabio Annunziata shows how to animate a LightWave model in FaceShift and bring it back into LightWave!

In this tutorial, Fabio Annuiziata gives you a thorough explanation of how to:

  • set up a model with all the morph you need to be used in faceshift
  • import a custom model into faceshift
  • perform a face track
  • use this animation back in LightWave

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Shockwave by Video Copilot

Shockwave by Video Copilot

July 25, 2014

Andrew Kramer uses 100% After Effects, no third-party plug-ins, to create this shockwave effect using Fractal Noise.

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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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