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After Effects: Large Scale Explosions in AE

After Effects: Large Scale Explosions in AE

May 15, 2018

ActionVFX’s Alan Fire has two tutorials explaining how to create a composite using their explosion stock footage in After Effects.

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iToo Software: Making it Snow with Forest Pack

iToo Software: Making it Snow with Forest Pack

April 10, 2018

Learn how Forest Pack can be used to add a covering of snow to high polygon objects, like trees, really quickly.

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Animating Mars with MoGraph in Cinema 4D and After Effects

Animating Mars with MoGraph in Cinema 4D and After Effects

March 27, 2018

Jeremy Walker creates Mars with realistic planet texture maps, using Cinema 4D’s native MoGraph Effectors. He animates and composites it in After Effects.

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Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer with Boris Sapphire

Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer with Boris Sapphire

March 26, 2018

Learn to create Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer with Boris Sapphire in these two tutorials, one from Kevin McAuliffe and the other from Nick Harauz.

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How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

March 26, 2018

Holograms are a way to show recorded, beamed messages, schematics, 3-dimensional characters, futuristic user interfaces, and they’re now being used in interesting and exciting ways in real life. We’ll start with a few examples, and then some After Effects tutorials dealing with the humble hologram.

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Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup

Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup

March 26, 2018

Maya 2017 Update 3 brought the interactive grooming tools and they’re really powerful! With XGen, you can create natural looking hair and animal fur. Here are some overviews and examples of what XGen Interactive grooming can do.

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Cinema 4D: Animate Growing Foliage with X-Particles

Cinema 4D: Animate Growing Foliage with X-Particles

March 13, 2018

Want to populate your scenes with animated growing vegetation? This step-by-step tutorial from Rob Redman shows you how, using X-Particles in Cinema 4d.

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Space Freebies and Tutorials to create your Science Fiction Film

Space Freebies and Tutorials to create your Science Fiction Film

February 23, 2018

I love space stuff! Here’s a nice collection of free space related items for your space short, epic sci-fi feature, or documentary.

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Cinema 4D: Getting Started with ProRender in C4D R19

Cinema 4D: Getting Started with ProRender in C4D R19

February 13, 2018

This Cinema 4D Quick Tip with Jonas Pilz explains how to get started using the new Radeon ProRender in Cinema 4D R19.

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Laubwerk Plants integration with iToo Forest Pack

Laubwerk Plants integration with iToo Forest Pack

January 17, 2018

Learn how to use Forest Pack to instantly create stunning CG forest scenes using Laubwerk’s line of beautiful, render-ready 3D tree species, inside 3ds Max.

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Chaos Group Phoenix FD for Maya – Quick Start: Gasoline Explosion

Chaos Group Phoenix FD for Maya – Quick Start: Gasoline Explosion

January 17, 2018

Learn how to create a fiery explosion with an accelerant like gasoline in Phoenix FD for Maya. Using both the toolbar preset, and then again manually, step-by-step you’ll learn the ins and outs of this simulation type.

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Chaos Group Phoenix FD for 3ds Max – Quick Start: Basic Liquids #gettingstarted

Chaos Group Phoenix FD for 3ds Max – Quick Start: Basic Liquids #gettingstarted

January 17, 2018

This video covers the basic workflow for creating a basic liquid simulation in Phoenix FD for 3ds Max, using both a toolbar preset, and then again manually, step-by-step for good measure.

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V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Materials Parts 1 & 2

V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Materials Parts 1 & 2

December 27, 2017

This tutorial takes a closer look at V-Ray materials and the advantages they can offer over MODO materials. Part 1 looks at the V-Ray Material with the GGX BRDF Type. Part 2 looks at V-Ray’s Blend Material, and V-Ray’s Fast SSS2 material.

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V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Intro

V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Intro

December 27, 2017

The tutorial is a nice introduction on rendering a MODO scene with V-Ray.

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Happy Holidays using Stardust in After Effects

Happy Holidays using Stardust in After Effects

December 26, 2017

Roland Hartmann of graphicinmotion.com gives a nice tutorial on making particle trails with 3D elements and dives into some features like working with the new Model and Material nodes, creating primitives, extruding masks, adding environments, and using ambient occlusion.

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