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8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

In Depth: 8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

June 4, 2019

This is a question that I get quite a bit. It’s usually someone who is just out of college and getting started in the biz. They often use the phrase “the best bang for the buck”. Nobody wants to spend money on tools they will never use either. Because this field has some diversity, I’m breaking this into a multi-part feature for motion graphics in After Effects, visual effects in After Effects, editing, and more. Here are my picks must-have plug-ins for motion graphic artists using After Effects.

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3D Title

3D Title in Cinema 4D + Free Camera Animation Rig for Signal

May 21, 2019

Nick Campbell from Greyscalegorilla walks you through making a 3D movie title, created with Motext in Cinema 4D, Redshift and Greyscalegorilla tools.

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Cinema 4D industrial tutorial roundup

Cinema 4D Industrial Tutorial Roundup #TutorialTuesday

May 7, 2019

Cinema 4D Industrial Tutorial Roundup with tutorials on modeling, rigging, and texturing for things like car parts, tool parts, machine parts, and more. 

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3 U-RENDER Quick Tips

April 24, 2019

U-RENDER is one of the newer renderers available for Cinema 4D, and furthermore, it’s 10% off at Toolfarm through April 30, 2019.

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Andrew Kramer at the Maxon Booth, NAB 2019

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.

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Revit 2019 Substance

How to Use Substance Materials in Revit 2019

March 20, 2019

Revit 2019 allows for a beautiful workflow between Revit and Substance. Learn how to make your architecturally rendered scenes look more realistic.

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Pixar RenderMan 5-Part Tutorial Series

March 12, 2019

Visual effects artist Rusty Hazelden has released an in-depth 5 part RenderMan tutorial series on YouTube. The Art of RenderMan Volume 1 provides an introduction to Pixar’s RenderMan for Maya.

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A Blizzard of Cinema 4D Tutorials

A Blizzard of Cinema 4D Tutorials

January 29, 2019

If you’re snowed in this week, how about hunkering down with A Blizzard of Cinema 4D Tutorials and getting to know the finer points of the program! It’ll keep your brain nice and warm!

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iToo Software Railclone: Xmas Tree III

iToo Software Railclone: Xmas Tree III

January 2, 2019

Learn how to make a rather unconventional Christmas tree by stacking any model into a cone shape, to create a “tree” from nearly any geometry, using Railclone for 3DS Max.

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Cinema 4D/Octane: Abstract Spheres, Lighting and Texturing Tutorial Parts 1 & 2

Cinema 4D/Octane: Abstract Spheres, Lighting and Texturing Tutorial Parts 1 & 2

December 18, 2018

In this tutorial series, Dave Bergin from CG Shortcuts, goes over the process of creating abstract spheres in Cinema 4D, and the lighting and texturing of those spheres with Octane. It also includes free project files.

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Cinema 4D: Demystifying C4D Mograph Shaders Part 1, 2 & 3 | helloluxx

Cinema 4D: Demystifying C4D Mograph Shaders Part 1, 2 & 3 | helloluxx

December 11, 2018

Tim Clapham from helloluxx.com takes you through a series of three tutorials to help demystify the Maxon Cinema 4D Mograph shaders.

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Use the Cinema 4D Hatch Shader to Create Patterns

Use the Cinema 4D Hatch Shader to Create Patterns

November 27, 2018

EJ from eyedesyn has a fun Cinema 4D tutorial using the Sketch & Toon Hatch Shader, included with Cinema 4D Studio and Visualize, to create some cool image textures procedurally. eyedesyn products are still on sale for Cyber Monday too! Save 25% through tonight, November 27, 2018.

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Tutorial: LAZPoint Volume Meshing in Cinema 4D R20

Tutorial: LAZPoint Volume Meshing in Cinema 4D R20

October 9, 2018

LAZPoint loads the LAZPoint cloud and sends it to the Cinema 4D R20 Volume Builder. Learn how to get the best results with the right settings.

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C4D Spotlight: Cinema 4D R20 ProRender

C4D Spotlight: Cinema 4D R20 ProRender

October 2, 2018

In the last month, we did a series on third-party renderers for Cinema 4D, but the fact is, the AMD Radeon ProRender update for Cinema 4D R20 is fantastic for Physically based rendering. It has new features such as multi-pass rendering, Subsurface Scattering (SSS), and motion blur.

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C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 7

C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 7

September 26, 2018

This is the seventh and final round of videos from SIGGRAPH 2018, held in August in Vancouver, Canada. Watch the fantastic presentations from David Koss and Matt Milstead, David Brodeur, Al Heck and Jon Weinberger, and Aaron Sorenson, all presenting with Cinema 4D Release 20.

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