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Tutorial: Advanced 3D Noise & Deform using Element 3D

Tutorial: Advanced 3D Noise & Deform using Element 3D

February 3, 2015

In this tutorial Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot shows you how to create an intricate deform animation using 3D Noise & Twist with Element 3D V2 inside After Effects.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching Series

In Depth: Skin Retouching Series

January 27, 2015

Here’s a redux of the whole In Depth series on Skin Retouching.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 3: More Plug-ins + Tutorials

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 3: More Plug-ins + Tutorials

January 27, 2015

Welcome to the final installment of this series on skin retouching. I’ve already covered loads of plug-ins available for After Effects and a few NLEs, linked to lots of tutorials and given you several tips on how to touch up skin, keeping your actor as natural looking as possible. This article includes even more plug-ins and some recent tutorials for all sorts of compositors and editing tools.

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Tutorial: Waves SoundGrid Studio – Record with Hundreds of Plugins

Tutorial: Waves SoundGrid Studio – Record with Hundreds of Plugins

January 27, 2015

In this in-depth tutorial you’ll learn how to record in low latency with hundreds of plugins, using an external DSP server and the SoundGrid Studio System.

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Midweek Motivations: Projection Mapping Round-up, Part 3

Midweek Motivations: Projection Mapping Round-up, Part 3

January 14, 2015

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve covered some of the cool projection mapping projects from the past year and given some information on the process. Today, I’m going past just simple projection mapping and into interactive projection mapping, where the viewer controls what happens in the projection.

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Burning Question: How do I make Whiteboard Write-on Effects?

Burning Question: How do I make Whiteboard Write-on Effects?

January 13, 2015

Over the weekend, I was asked, “Do you know of any After Effects plug-in that automate the whiteboard drawn on effect?” which quickly evolved into, “Okay, so how do I create this effect?”. I’ll explore the write-on effect in AE and a few other hosts. There are lots of great tutorials here for Tutorial Tuesday!

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Midweek Motivations: Projection Mapping Round-up, Part 2

Midweek Motivations: Projection Mapping Round-up, Part 2

January 7, 2015

In Midweek Motivations: Projection Mapping Round-up, Part 1 I gave a little introduction on what projection mapping is and a few historical examples from my own past, and then showed a few new cool examples from 2014, the year of projection mapping. Today I’ll give you some links to get you started on your own projection mapping project, freebie software, as well as some more incredible examples.

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Tutorial: Hand Drawn, Old Film Animation Look in After Effects

Tutorial: Hand Drawn, Old Film Animation Look in After Effects

December 30, 2014

Daniel Brodesky shows how to create a hand crafted old time film feel to animation in Adobe After Effects.

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Tutorial: Selective Color Correction in Premiere Pro – reTooled

Tutorial: Selective Color Correction in Premiere Pro – reTooled

December 22, 2014

reTooled.net has a great tutorial up on selective color correction within Adobe Premiere Pro! Want to learn more? Look no further!

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Tutorial: Creative Type with Cinema 4D Hair, MoGraph & XParticles

Tutorial: Creative Type with Cinema 4D Hair, MoGraph & XParticles

December 14, 2014

Follow along in this great tutorial from helloluxx and you will learn how to make all sorts of beautiful new type in Cinema 4D!

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Burning Question: How Do I Create a Tornado?

Burning Question: How Do I Create a Tornado?

December 11, 2014

Question: How do I create a tornado and the severe weather that goes with it with my visual effects software?

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Tutorial: Replace a Bland, Overcast Sky with a Gorgeous Sky in After Effects

Tutorial: Replace a Bland, Overcast Sky with a Gorgeous Sky in After Effects

December 10, 2014

Take a bland, colorless sky and make it into a vault of heaven! Create an alluring azure sky with fluffy clouds, a sublime sunset or an moody moonlight scene. I’ll give several options, utilizing plug-ins from CoreMelt, Video Copilot, Boris FX, Red Giant, SUGARfx and Imagineer.

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Tutorial: Red Giant Quicktip #15: Trapcode Form City

Tutorial: Red Giant Quicktip #15: Trapcode Form City

December 8, 2014

In this Quicktip, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how using Depth Maps to displace Trapcode Form particles can be used to create a 3D Point Cloud Representation of a city.  This tutorial was inspired by the brilliant Trapcode Form work of Jeremy Cox at Imaginary Forces, for the film “Terminator: Salvation.”

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Tutorial: Creating a Particle Christmas Tree with Trapcode Particular

Tutorial: Creating a Particle Christmas Tree with Trapcode Particular

December 8, 2014

Since have a 2 day Red Giant and Trapcode Year End Sale starting tomorrow, I thought we’d bring you a few fun and useful tutorials for the products on sale. Here’s one from Premium Beat that will make your holiday spirits twinkle!

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Burning Question: Where can I get Spherical Map HDRI Files?

Burning Question: Where can I get Spherical Map HDRI Files?

December 4, 2014

Spherical Map HDRI (High-Dynamic Range Imaging) is something that seems to be known by many names: Spherical Environment Maps, Spherical Reflection Maps… Whatever you prefer to call it, an HDRI is a full-circle panoramic image that can be used to create unique lighting for really realistic 3D renders. Here’s more about HDRI and where you can get them, and a bit of extra information that you may find useful.

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