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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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Sapphire Luna – Create a Photorealistic Moon Rendering

Sapphire Luna – Create a Photorealistic Moon Rendering

October 16, 2018

All manner of nightmarish creatures lurk under the light of the moon. But how do you add the moon to your creature feature scene? Watch this in-depth tutorial from John Dickinson of Motionworks.net, and learn how to use Luna in Sapphire to create a photo-realistic moon, in any phase you need.

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After Effects: Stardust Physics Tutorial

After Effects: Stardust Physics Tutorial

September 5, 2018

Learn how to use physical particles inside the Superluminal Stardust plugin for After Effects.

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Burning Question: Is it Possible to Make Atmospheric Effects in Cinema 4D?

Burning Question: Is it Possible to Make Atmospheric Effects in Cinema 4D?

August 21, 2018

Of course, it is! Whether you want to make clouds, fog, smoke, or other atmospheric effects, there are many elements to it…. particle effects, lighting, rendering, and more. Here are some tutorials to get you acquainted with some of the techniques.

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Tutorials: Video Copilot Tutorial Compilation

Tutorials: Video Copilot Tutorial Compilation

July 24, 2018

Andrew Kramer has created several fun and educational After Effects tutorials over the past year or so. We’ve compiled our favorites here for your learning enjoyment.

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Futuristic-Holo-Crystal Effect In Cinema 4D with Redshift

Futuristic-Holo-Crystal Effect In Cinema 4D with Redshift

July 24, 2018

Yes, Futuristic-Holo-Crystal Effect! BLUE FOX Creation shows you how to use Voronoi fracture and a few effectors to create this cool looking crystal effect. They use Redshift to render but you can use whatever you have in your workflow.

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Sky Replacement in FCP X + Other Hosts

Sky Replacement in FCP X + Other Hosts

July 10, 2018

Steve at Ripple training shows you how to do a Sky Replacement with Final Cut Pro X’s powerful Keyer effect and a few color correction tools.

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Create Beautiful Volumetric Lighting in Davinci Resolve with Sapphire EdgeRays

Create Beautiful Volumetric Lighting in Davinci Resolve with Sapphire EdgeRays

July 6, 2018

Create photorealistic lighting effects with Blackmagic Davinci Resolve and Sapphire Edge Rays. For more cool lighting effects, Check out Boris FX Sapphire for Davinci Resolve, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and other hosts.

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