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Particles (166 Tutorials)

In Depth 3D Renderers

In Depth: 3D Renderers (Updated 11 November 2019) #3drenderer

November 11, 2019

There are so many renderers available out there, and how does an artist know what to choose? Although they really do the same thing, they work differently and have different results. Here is a breakdown of what the different renderers offer, not reviews, so you can decide which renderer is right for you.

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Mary Poplin at Boris FX shows you how to create transparent ghostly effects using Mocha Pro and Particle Illusion to transform an actress into a ghost.

Create Transparent Ghostly Effects with Mocha & Particle Illusion #halloween

October 1, 2019

Mary Poplin at Boris FX shows you how to create transparent ghostly effects using Mocha Pro and Particle Illusion to transform an actress into a ghost.

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stardust 3d plexus style effets tutorial

Stardust: 3D Plexus Styles Effects in After Effects

September 24, 2019

In this tutorial, Najib Khayati from Noble Kreative shows you how to Create 3D Plexus Styles Effects in Adobe After Effects using Superluminal Stardust, the modular particle system.

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Red Giant Star Wars Force Push Tutorial

Creating the Star Wars Force Push with Red Giant & Trapcode Tools

September 6, 2019

Seth Worley creates Star Wars Force Push effect with VFX Supercomp, Optical Glow, Trapcode Particular, Universe Camera Shake, Magic Bullet Suite.

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Game of Thrones Cheap Tricks Parts 1 & 2

Game of Thrones VFX Parts 1 & 2: Cheap Tricks with with Hashi

August 22, 2019

Red Giant has a fun new tutorial from Hashi of Action Movie Kid. Parts 1 and 2 walk you through several great tricks to make your VFX look spectacular.

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Particle Illusion for Colorists

Webinar Replay: Particle Illusion for Colorists

August 8, 2019

UK-based colorist, Dan Harvey, leads Resolve users through an introduction to Particle Illusion — and why colorists will want to use it.

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boris fx webinar replay 2019.5 siggraph preview

Boris FX Webinar Replay: 2019.5 Releases (SIGGRAPH Preview)

July 31, 2019

In this webinar replay, learn about all the new features inside Sapphire, Continuum and Mocha Pro 2019.5, from Ben Brownlee, the new Director of Learning and Content at Boris FX.  You may remember him from Curious Turtle training videos.

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particle illusion premium filter 4 part tutorial

Boris FX Particle Illusion – 4 Part Training Series

July 23, 2019

Boris FX has just made Particle Illusion a standalone Premium Filter.  If you’re new to Particle Illusion you’ll want to check out this 4 part training series from Ben Brownlee, VFX artist and Curious Turtle trainer, that will get you up and running in After Effects with this powerful particle generator in no time.

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FumeFX and tyFlow Fluid Force

July 9, 2019

In this new tutorial from SitniSati, learn how to use tyFlow Fluid Force to blow some maple leaves across the desert. Watch it now!

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after effects upside down look tut

After Effects: Stranger Things-Inspired “Upside Down” Look + Free Project files

July 9, 2019

In this tutorial from Rocketstock, you will learn how to create a Stranger Things-inspired “Upside Down” look in After Effects. Plus, you can easily follow along with the free project files.

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fireworks in depth

In Depth: Fireworks

June 25, 2019

Yes, the U.S. Independence Day is upon us once again! Whatever your country or holiday, here are some methods of creating some beautiful explosions in the sky with After Effects, CINEMA 4D, and other hosts. There are some great plug-ins out there for making fireworks too.

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Thanos Portal FumeFX

FumeFX Thanos Portal for 3ds Max

June 11, 2019

This tutorial for the Thanos Portal comes from SitniSati, and is, of course, inspired by the Avengers Infinity War. Watch it now!

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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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aura procedural background tutorial

After Effects: Create a Procedural Background with Aura

June 4, 2019

This tutorial shows you how to create a beautiful procedural background using the new Rowbyte Aura for After Effects.

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rowbyte aura

Rowbyte Aura Basic Workflow Tutorial #gettingstarted

June 3, 2019

Learn the basics of using Rowbyte Aura in this tutorial. Aura is a procedural plug-in for After Effects that creates elegant geometric shapes in 3D space.

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