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Boris FX: InDepth | Sapphire LensFlare in Avid

Boris FX: InDepth | Sapphire LensFlare in Avid

January 10, 2017

Join professional editor and independent filmmaker Damien LeVeck with this in-depth tutorial on Sapphire’s LensFlare effect in Avid Media Composer.

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After Effects:  Freezing Ice Transition Tutorial

After Effects:  Freezing Ice Transition Tutorial

January 3, 2017

Voxyde shows you how to create a freezing over / icy transition in After Effects, without the need for 3rd party plug-ins.

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Cinema 4D: Plexus Particle Trail Animation Tutorial

Cinema 4D: Plexus Particle Trail Animation Tutorial

January 3, 2017

Dennis Wei shows you how to make a very cool particle trail using Plexus, C4D, After Effects and a few other things, like Trapcode Particular and Optical Flares.

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Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max – Beach wave water simulation

Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max – Beach wave water simulation

December 27, 2016

Check out this tutorial from Chaos Group that will teach you the basics of creating beach waves with Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max.

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Red Giant | DOCTOR STRANGE Portal Effect with Trapcode Particular

Red Giant | DOCTOR STRANGE Portal Effect with Trapcode Particular

December 20, 2016

Daniel Hashimoto (also know as Action Movie Dad) shows you how to create the DOCTOR STRANGE portal effect with Trapcode Particular.

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doctor strange

Doctor Strange VFX Breakdown and Loads of Tutorials

November 30, 2016

Doctor Strange is a visually awe-inspiring sci-fi film/fantasy film. We’ll take a look at some behind the scenes videos and several tutorials.

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After Effects: Create a Space Scene in Trapcode Particular

After Effects: Create a Space Scene in Trapcode Particular

November 29, 2016

Learn how to make a cool nebula-esque space scene in After Effects using Trapcode Particular.

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Burning Question: Making The Super Moon

November 14, 2016

They say it’s the Super Moon of the Century! Here are some ways to recreate the moon in After Effects or your NLE or editor, if you’re unable to capture the moon.

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In Depth: Rain Generators

In Depth: Rain Generators

October 14, 2016

It has been cloudy here all day and is just starting to sprinkle here so I thought it might be a good time to update this article with some new information.  Added June 13, 2016: Next Limit Realflow, Insydium X-Particles, a Boris tutorial, and more examples.

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In Depth: Light Leaks and Lens Whacking

In Depth: Light Leaks and Lens Whacking

October 14, 2016

Light leaks used to be caused by camera damage but now it’s a stylistic look. I’ll give you some cool examples of these optical lighting artifacts, and I’ll go over some plug-ins and stock elements to give your footage a light leak look. I’ll also talk to some of the pros in the industry about the making your light leaks look natural.

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Create Ghostbusters Style Visual Effects

Create Ghostbusters Style Visual Effects

October 11, 2016

Director Seth Worley takes you behind the scenes and shows you how he created the visual effects in “Busted,” his Red Giant Film Team Experiment. Watch “Busted” here and follow the link to the tutorial.

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Baking Normals, Game Development by Alex Sheludchenko

Baking Normals, Game Development by Alex Sheludchenko

September 20, 2016

Alex Sheludchenko has a ‘practical guide to normal baking’ in which he explains his approach with an overview of the basic principles and then gives a demonstration.

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GenArts Sapphire – How to Customize S_LensFlare

GenArts Sapphire – How to Customize S_LensFlare

August 30, 2016

Lens Flare is one of the most popular visual effects for motion graphic artists. Discover how to create varying types of flares with Sapphire Lens Flare.

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RealFlow Slicing through Liquids

RealFlow Slicing through Liquids

August 16, 2016

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a object cut through a liquid using RealFlow. There is no audio, but all the steps are shown.

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Stranger Things – “Upside Down” World Look

Stranger Things – “Upside Down” World Look

August 9, 2016

The popular new Netflix Series Stranger Things is a nod to Spielberg classics, such as ET and Goonies. Learn how to recreate the “Upside Down” world Look – from Red Giant's Seth Worley.

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