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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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Painterly City Tutorial by Greyscalegorilla

Painterly City Tutorial by Greyscalegorilla

March 18, 2014

The talented Chris Schmidt has provided a great tutorial on how to create a fun sketchy, painterly style cityscape using MAXON CINEMA 4D.

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How to create an embossed business card in MAXON CINEMA 4D

How to create an embossed business card in MAXON CINEMA 4D

March 18, 2014

Need to make some stunningly beautiful 3D business cards? Let Chris Schmidt of Greyscalegorilla show you just how to do that!

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How to create a lovable ogre in 7 easy steps

How to create a lovable ogre in 7 easy steps

March 18, 2014

Ian Failes at fxguide.com put up an awesome tutorial on how to create a big, friendly, lovable ogre in The Foundry Nuke / Mari.

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Track a 3D object into live footage with After Effects and Cinema 4D

March 11, 2014

Track a 3D object into live footage. Mike Griggs at Creative Bloq talks about working with a virtual camera between After Effects and Cinema 4D.

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Create Water with Trapcode Particular

Create Water with Trapcode Particular

March 5, 2014

Dino Muhic creates a beautiful fluid looking water effect, inspired by a Beck’s commercial in Germany. Dino used a lime from Video Copilot 3D Model Pack – Fresh Food.

First, he builds it from scratch and then explains how to composite it. He also created a preparation video to show how the water looks on its own.

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Chiseled Bevels in CINEMA 4D

Chiseled Bevels in CINEMA 4D

March 5, 2014

Ben Watts has a new tutorial that shows how to make a chiseled bevel in CINEMA 4D on a complex letter. He covers a quick VRAY render setup too.

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Burning Question Mac vs Windows

Burning Question: Mac vs Windows tutorials?

March 3, 2014

Check out our new column, Burning Questions, where we will answer questions from newer users that you may be afraid to ask!

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Adobe After Effects Tilt Shift Tutorial

Adobe After Effects Tilt Shift Tutorial

February 11, 2014

Tilt shift makes your video and images look miniature, like toys. In this project, they use Posterize time, Camera Lens Blur, CC Light Sweep and Fast Blur to create the effect.

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Use CINEMA 4D as Poor Man’s Chrono Sculptor

Use CINEMA 4D as Poor Man’s Chrono Sculptor

February 11, 2014

Yader (aka Derya Öztürk) explains how to get a ChronoSculpt like workflow in CINEMA 4D. Very clever! LightWave ChronoSculpt from NewTek is a new standalone product that “revolutionizes working with animation and dynamic simulation cache files from any application by allowing you to use sculpting and transformation tools over time. ChronoSculpt also introduces a radical new geometry engine based on our 'Hydra' technology which allows the deformation and manipulation of 8 to 10 million polygon objects with ease.”

Yader gives a short demo on how you can bring this type of feature into CINEMA 4D using the Rate option on the Matrix Object and the Morph Motion Effect on the Inheritance Object. There's more to it but you'll have to watch the tutorial!

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Waxy Shader in CINEMA 4D

Waxy Shader in CINEMA 4D

February 11, 2014

Tim Clapham at HelloLuxx has a new tutorial on making waxy looking elements with metaball typography in CINEMA 4D with lights and shaders.

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AE & C4D – AE & C4D –  Abstract Particles Using Trapcode Form and OBJs

AE & C4D – AE & C4D –  Abstract Particles Using Trapcode Form and OBJs

February 11, 2014

VinhSon Nguyen shows a cool, basic technique that you can use to create unique and interesting forms for titles, background elements and more.

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Stylish 3D Wooden Text Structure

Stylish 3D Wooden Text Structure with CINEMA 4D

February 11, 2014

Our Tutorial Tuesday Extravaganza continues with a tutorial from Rory at Rate My Funeral, which is a stack of wooden numbers created for Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40.

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In Depth: Optimizing After Effects for the Best Performance

In Depth: Optimizing After Effects for the Best Performance

February 4, 2014

If you've been using Adobe After Effects since early versions, as I have, you are familiar with the idea of optimizing your machine and settings for premium performance. Here are some tips and resources to help you create the fastest and most solid After Effects you can. If you don't have a big budget for optimizing your system, where do you put the money for upgrades? That's for you to decide, but here are some suggestions on how to optimize what you have, and about other ways to optimize. If this article can't help you with the speed of After Effects, it will hopefully explain why things aren't running as fast as you would like them to.

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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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