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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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e-on tips & tricks metacloud creation

e-on Software Tips & Tricks – Metacloud Creation, PBR Materials & More

February 26, 2019

Get your e-on Software skills up to speed with these 3 tutorials from Barry Marshall, covering metacloud creation, how to create a metacloud from an imported mesh, and how to set up PBR materials in VUE.

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What is a greeble?

Burning Question: Greeble… What is it and how to make your own.

January 30, 2019

A greeble is really all about faking out your audience! It’s the small details that make something appear to be more complex than it actually is.

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Next Limit Realflow | 3ds Max Getting Started Tutorial Compilation

Next Limit Realflow | 3ds Max Getting Started Tutorial Compilation

January 22, 2019

We’ve compiled several tutorials to help you get up and running with Realflow | 3ds Max.  Covered topics include setting up a basic scene, working with different solvers, working with 2 or more fluids, and more.

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In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash Effects

In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash (Updated 18 January 2019)

January 18, 2019

If you’re planning on making an epic action film like Max Max: Fury Road or Rambo, you’re going to need lots of fire power. Here is a rundown on how to add spectacular muzzle flash and gunshot effects to your films in your host of choice. I’ve also included info on 3D models of weapons and some sound effects.

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Red Giant Trapcode Form 4: New Features Tutorial

Red Giant Trapcode Form 4: New Features Tutorial

January 2, 2019

Trapcode Form 4 came out at the end of October. In case you haven’t upgraded and want to know more, here is a walk through of all the new features including the new Dynamic Fluids physics engine, Designer and more.

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Cinema 4D: Use Kitbash 3D Models to Build a Space Colony in Octane

Cinema 4D: Use Kitbash 3D Models to Build a Space Colony in Octane

December 21, 2018

In this Cinema 4D Octane tutorial, you’ll learn how to texture, assemble, light, and integrate Kitbash3D space colony buildings into a Mars environment.

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Create Blade Runner Inspired Fog with Redshift for Cinema 4D

Create Blade Runner Inspired Fog with Redshift for Cinema 4D

December 11, 2018

Chad Ashley of Greyscalegorilla introduces an excerpt from the new Greyscalegorilla training about creating fog using Redshift for Cinema 4D.

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