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Topographic Images using Hair in MAXON Cinema 4D

Topographic Images using Hair in MAXON Cinema 4D

September 9, 2014

Chris Schmidt from Greyscale Gorilla, was inspired by some gorgeous renders by Lee Griggs, and attempted to recreate rolling hills of geometry in C4D.  He didn't want to use MoGraph clones as the shear number needed would be overwelming.  So he set out to create a more procedural technique and came up with using the Hair Module.

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Facial Modeling Timelapse Software: Maya

Facial Modeling Timelapse Software: Maya

September 2, 2014

Tips & Tricks related to facial modeling for Animated Productions by Sergi Caballer.

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Splintering with Fracture FX for Autodesk Maya

Splintering with Fracture FX for Autodesk Maya

September 2, 2014

With the addition of Splintering in Fracture FX, you have a whole different way to demolish your sim.  This tutorial shows you the new features, as well as gives a refresher course on bombs, modifiers and takes (iterations).

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Adobe After Effects Sci-Fi Effects

Adobe After Effects Sci-Fi Effects

September 2, 2014

Want to create cool looking Sci-Fi effects in AE? Then check out this tutorial from Matthew Pearce as he explains how he created some of his favorite effects.

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Creating Organic Particles using Trapcode Form

Creating Organic Particles using Trapcode Form

August 26, 2014

Inspired by the practical exploding chalk effects used in the Semi-Permanent Sydney 2014 title, Claude Autret explained to Red Giant’s Aharon Rabinowitz how he attempted to remake some of the effects in After Effects using Trapcode Form.  Claude explains how he used a letter converted to a shape, to use only the outside stroke, as a layer map for Form, with really small particles, and then animate the displacement and dispersion so it explodes towards the camera.

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Adobe After Effects Titles: Dracula Untold

Adobe After Effects Titles: Dracula Untold

August 18, 2014

Here’s a tutorial for creating titles inspired by the “Dracula: Untold” movie trailer.  Bats, smoke, lighting effects, all made completely with in After Effects with first party plugins.

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Creating an Island Environment in Blender

Creating an Island Environment in Blender

July 25, 2014

This is a 3 part tutorial on how to create an island environment using Blender 2.6 and Chaos Group V-Ray.  It’s a long and complicated process, but the end result is stunning!

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Making Asteroids in 3ds Max with Sitni Sati AfterBurn

Making Asteroids in 3ds Max with Sitni Sati AfterBurn

July 25, 2014

We promise… the asteroids you are about to learn how to make look a whole lot better than the asteroids in the classic video game!

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Creating A VFX Rainy Scene

Creating A VFX Rainy Scene

July 25, 2014

Mustapha Fersaoui shows how to create a realistic rain scene with Photoshop and After Effects using a lot of plug-ins that ship with AE, plus some Optical Flares and Red Giant Mojo.

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Sci-Fi Weapon FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

Sci-Fi Weapon FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

July 25, 2014

Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot shows you how he made this cool sci-fi muzzle flash in with distortion in Adobe After Effects. The awesome shooting effects were created with the Video Copilot's Shockwave pack in After Effects. The high tech weapon sound effects are from the new MotionPulse sound package from Video Copilot.

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2D Splash Effects with X-Particles

2D Splash Effects with X-Particles

June 23, 2014

Mattias Peresini shows how to use X-Particles for CINEMA 4D to quickly create parametric splash and trails, with homage to the classic look of 2D cell animation. The tutorial is in English and French. 

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Particle Advection X-Particles With Turbulence FD Fluids

Particle Advection X-Particles With Turbulence FD Fluids

June 23, 2014

Lester Banks always serves up fine content on his blog and here's another via Lester. We first linked to this one in February 2014, but here it is again if you missed it.

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Introduction to Explosions Using X-Particles and Turbulence FD

Introduction to Explosions Using X-Particles and Turbulence FD

June 23, 2014

Josh Johnson from VFXDaily.com makes explosions in CINEMA 4D using X-Particles to drive the Turbulence FD Fluids.

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Make a Tornado with X-Particles

Make a Tornado with X-Particles

June 23, 2014

Mike Batchelor explains how to create a tornado rig with X-Particles.

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Dynamics Fake with X-Particles

Dynamics Fake with X-Particles

June 23, 2014

Mike Batchelor explains how to use X-Particles constraints and deformer to create a bouncing, bending motion. It's not true dynamics, hence the name. He uses dynamic springs with constraints and collisions to achieve the effect.

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