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Why AE Might Be Better Than Photoshop for Tileable Textures

August 12, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday is upon us once again. Frederik Steinmetz at AE Tuts+ explains how to use AE to create tileable textures, using non-destructive Adjustment Layers and Curves to get the correct lighting.

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How to Set Up AE for Network Rendering on Multiple Machines

How to Set Up AE for Network Rendering on Multiple Machines

July 22, 2013

“In this tutorial we’ll discuss how to setup a network for multi-machine rendering in After Effects and how we can take advantage of watch folders to help automate the process.” – Post by James Whiffin of Aetuts+

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Sparkler for Trapcode Particular with Motion Sketch Tutorial

Sparkler for Trapcode Particular with Motion Sketch Tutorial

July 3, 2013

Sticking with our July 4th Independence Day theme, check out this free preset from Greyscalegorilla’s Nick Campbell.

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Character Animation in After Effects Using FreeForm Pro and Particular

Character Animation in After Effects Using FreeForm Pro and Particular

June 26, 2013

Dan Gies describes how he created and animated his Rocket-Dees character using uses Mettle FreeForm Pro, Trapcode Particular, After Effects Expressions, and the After Effects Puppet Tool.

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Using Shape Layers to Create a Vector Water Animation in After Effects

Using Shape Layers to Create a Vector Water Animation in After Effects

May 13, 2013

By Batuhan Türkay at AEtuts+: “In this tutorial we’ll take a look at the basic principles and behaviors of water in the case of forces being applied to it. We’ll be keyframing masks on solids to recreate a liquid movement.”

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Creating a 3D Cloud Fly Through Scene With Horizon

Creating a 3D Cloud Fly Through Scene With Horizon

May 8, 2013

By Felix Cremerius on AEtuts+ “This tutorial explains the steps you need to take to convert an HDRI in Photoshop into a usable file in Trapcode Horizon to create a Skydome and populate it with clouds. We’ll also explained how to mask clouds, create a camera move in AE, and add a complimentary lens flare to the scene.”

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Paint Drips with Trapcode Particular + Free Preset

Paint Drips with Trapcode Particular + Free Preset

May 7, 2013

In this QuickTip, Harry Frank shows you how to create a spray paint effect with paint drips.

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Tutorial: Greyscalegorilla: Setting up CityKit to Work as a Holographic Interface

Tutorial: Greyscalegorilla: Setting up CityKit to Work as a Holographic Interface

March 11, 2013

In this quick tutorial, Chris shows you how to add some effectors to City Kit so you can focus in on just a few buildings, and then zoom around the city. A similar effect was used to make part of Iron Man’s heads up display. Keep an eye out in the future for a follow up where we push this effect even further!

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Create a Valentine’s Day Themed Animation in Cinema 4D & After Effects

Create a Valentine’s Day Themed Animation in Cinema 4D & After Effects

February 14, 2013

Post by Stefan Surmabojov at CGtuts+ :  “In this tutorial we are going to create a Valentine’s Day themed animation in Cinema 4D and After Effects…. Use particles and forces in Cinema 4D, as well as MoDynamics and Effectors to put everything together to create our final animation. Finally we’ll add materials, light and render the scene before finishing it up in After Effects with some compositing and post effects.”

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Tempo: Up in Flames – Realistic & Slow-Motion Fire Effects

Tempo: Up in Flames – Realistic & Slow-Motion Fire Effects

December 18, 2012

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Aharon Rabinowitz walks you through the workflow used to create realistic fire for the film Tempo. He’ll be using a combination of real fire footage, Trapcode Particular, and some 3rd Party plug-ins from RE:Vision Effects.

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Using Advanced fractures with Pulldownit in MAYA

Using Advanced fractures with Pulldownit in MAYA

November 26, 2012

Showing how to control the way an object fractures with pulldownit plugin in MAYA.

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Create Cool Lighting Effects in Avid with BCC Lens Flare 3D

Create Cool Lighting Effects in Avid with BCC Lens Flare 3D

November 21, 2012

Using Boris Continuum Complete’s powerful Lens Flare 3D filter, Kevin P. McAuliffe shows you how to set up lighting effects in your favorite Avid video editing system. First, Kevin demonstrates how to create multiple lights that blink automatically. Then, he combines BCC Extruded Text with BCC Lens Flare 3D to create a starting title sequence.

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Create Complex Particle Effects in Avid- BCC AVX

Create Complex Particle Effects in Avid- BCC AVX

October 10, 2012

Kevin P. McAuliffe harnesses the power of Boris Continuum Complete v8 AVX's Particle Emitter 3D filter to create engaging particle effects directly from within Media Composer, giving his Avid titles a “particle overhaul”.

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Simulating A Campfire With 3D Studio Max, Thinking Particles & FumeFX

August 7, 2012

Madhan at CGTuts+ shows you how to create a campfire with 3ds Max,Thinking Particles,FumeFX, and Adobe After Effects. Who brought the marshmallows?

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Video Copilot Element 3D Particle Replicator

Video Copilot Element 3D Particle Replicator

July 23, 2012

Video Copilot has a new tutorial out about how to use the replicator options in Element 3D.

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