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ornatrix for maya hair tutorial

Ephere Ornatrix for Maya: Hair for Games: Texturing and Shading

March 10, 2020

This tutorial explains one of a few methods to render hair textures for real-time hair rendering using Ornatrix for Maya. Plus, learn how to create a hair shader using V-Ray.

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Realistic weather tutorial rain and snow ignace aleya

Make a SUPER REALISTIC Weather in After Effects Tutorial

February 18, 2020

Ignace Aleya walks you through how to create and composite natural-looking weather scenes in Adobe After Effects. Create snow and rain with these tutorials.

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Sonic the Hedgehog red giant cheap tricks with hashi

Sonic the Hedgehog Effects, Cheap Tricks with Hashi

February 13, 2020

In this tutorial, Hashi dives into the effects of the new Sonic the Hedgehog film, covering 3D, compositing, and color correction. Create cool looking VFX!

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PaintX: Creating Animated Outline Glows with PaintX

PaintX: Creating Animated Outline Glows with PaintX

February 11, 2020

Create a glowing animated outline with PaintX, using tracked paint elements in Final Cut Pro X. Download a free demo of CoreMelt PaintX today.

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Rise of the Dark Side

Rise of the Dark Side Star Wars-Inspired Tutorials | HitFilm

January 2, 2020

If you just can’t get enough Star Wars, FxHome created a trailer, Rise of the Dark Side. Learn how to make Star Wars-inspired visual effects in HitFilm.

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Ugly sweater in After Effects

Create an Ugly Sweater in After Effects #tutorialtuesday

December 17, 2019

Workbench shows you how to create an ugly sweater in After Effects. Indeed, it’s a very clever tutorial that is built procedurally using the built-in Mosaic plugin.

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red giant tutorial roundup

Red Giant Tutorial Roundup

December 10, 2019

Check out these great tutorials from Red Giant.  Get started with Universe and VFX Reflections, learn “cheap tricks” for re-creating cool Frozen II and Game of Thrones effects and even learn how to create a Star Wars style Force push.

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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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Creating Components e-on plantfactory

Creating Components in e-on PlantFactory, Tips & Tricks

August 27, 2019

Daniel Seebacher shows you how to use the create components for your own preset brushes to make tree trunks, leaves, branches, and more.

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black veins

Black Veins Effect From Stranger Things (After Effects Tutorial)

August 13, 2019

Yannick and Jordy at Cinecom.net have a super fun copycat tutorial explaining how to make the black veins on Billy in Stranger Things. There’s a lot of tracking and null objects involved in this process. He uses the Advanced Lightning Effect to make the veins and masks them on. These are attached to the actor’s…

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Stranger Things Mind Flayer

Recreating the Mind Flayer from Stranger Things

August 1, 2019

Seth Worley shows you how to recreate the scary Mind Flayer from Season 2 of Stranger Things. Below that, check out his previous tutorial for recreating the Upside Down. This is a super fun tutorial that uses Red Giant’s VFX Suite, Trapcode Tao, Magic Bullet Suite, and Universe Camera Shake. There are links to all…

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What in the heck is bokeh?

In Depth: What in the Heck is Bokeh?

July 18, 2019

Bokeh is a type of defocus or lens blur where the blur takes on the shape of the lens diaphram. We explain how to pronounce the word, how it is created, and show lots of cool examples. Also, a few plug-ins to create a bokeh in post-production.

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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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Boris Webinar Changing Day for Night

Changing Day to Night with Sapphire and Mocha

May 31, 2019

Nick Harauz and Ian Robinson show Premiere Pro and After Effects artists how Sapphire and Mocha can accomplish advanced sky replacement.

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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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