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Red Giant Trapcode Suite (61 Tutorials)

Red Giant Star Wars Force Push Tutorial

Creating the Star Wars Force Push with Red Giant & Trapcode Tools

September 6, 2019

Seth Worley creates Star Wars Force Push effect with VFX Supercomp, Optical Glow, Trapcode Particular, Universe Camera Shake, Magic Bullet Suite.

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Game of Thrones Cheap Tricks Parts 1 & 2

Game of Thrones VFX Parts 1 & 2: Cheap Tricks with with Hashi

August 22, 2019

Red Giant has a fun new tutorial from Hashi of Action Movie Kid. Parts 1 and 2 walk you through several great tricks to make your VFX look spectacular.

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Stranger Things Mind Flayer

Recreating the Mind Flayer from Stranger Things

August 1, 2019

Seth Worley shows you how to recreate the scary Mind Flayer from Season 2 of Stranger Things. Below that, check out his previous tutorial for recreating the Upside Down. This is a super fun tutorial that uses Red Giant’s VFX Suite, Trapcode Tao, Magic Bullet Suite, and Universe Camera Shake. There are links to all…

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8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

In Depth: 8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

June 4, 2019

This is a question that I get quite a bit. It’s usually someone who is just out of college and getting started in the biz. They often use the phrase “the best bang for the buck”. Nobody wants to spend money on tools they will never use either. Because this field has some diversity, I’m breaking this into a multi-part feature for motion graphics in After Effects, visual effects in After Effects, editing, and more. Here are my picks must-have plug-ins for motion graphic artists using After Effects.

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Cinema 4D Tutorial Roundup: Tips for Compositing 3D Renders into Live Footage

Cinema 4D Tutorial Roundup: Tips for Compositing 3D Renders into Live Footage

June 4, 2019

Making your 3D content look natural in a live-action shot can sometimes be challenging. It’s important to match elements in the shot, for example, the focal length, the angle, the lighting, the color grade, the grain, and all the rest.

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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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Aquaman Cheap Tricks

Cheap Tricks | AQUAMAN Underwater Effects: Part 1 & 2

January 15, 2019

Hashi from Action Movie Kid has a new tutorial for Trapcode Particular using a new feature called Fluid Dynamics, and Red Giant Heatwave, Trapcode Form…

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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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After Effects VJ Loop Tunnel with Trapcode Tao + Audio Sync

After Effects VJ Loop Tunnel with Trapcode Tao + Audio Sync

December 4, 2018

VinhSon Nguyen of Creative Dojo has a fun tutorial using Trapcode Tao to make a tunnel animation synced with audio.

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Infinity And Beyond

Infinity And Beyond | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

December 4, 2018

Hashi’s latest Cheap Tricks episode, “Infinity And Beyond,” in which he shows you how to achieve the disintegration effect that you have probably seen in Avengers: Infinity War! This is a great tutorial with loads of tips.

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Tutorial: New Features of Trapcode Mir 3

Tutorial: New Features of Trapcode Mir 3

November 13, 2018

Brian Behm will get you up and running in Trapcode Mir 3 quickly, as he shows you all of the great new features in the latest release, which came out last month. He shows you how to import and play with 3D objects into Mir. He shows you examples with a rainbow heart, an array of bananas, and more! It’s very fast and fun to use.

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Cinema 4D and Octane Render

Cinema 4D and Octane Render

September 11, 2018

Today we’re doing a gathering of tutorials about third-party renderers for Cinema 4D. Enjoy some tutorials about Cinema 4D and Octane Render.

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C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 2

C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 2

September 11, 2018

This is the second round of videos from SIGGRAPH 2018, held earlier in August in Vancouver, Canada. Watch the fantastic presentations from Tim Clapham, Athanasios Pozantzis, and Orestis Konstantinidis, all presenting with Cinema 4D Release 20.

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Trapcode Form 3 Training Series

Trapcode Form 3 Training Series

June 19, 2018

Red Giant has released a free 12 tutorial series for Trapcode Form 3, taught by Chad Perkins. Here are the first 3 tutorials in the series.

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Wakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

Wakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

June 6, 2018

The second episode of Cheap Tricks is up at Red Giant! Hashi from Action Movie Kid dives into creating the Vibranium sand effects from the end title sequence of Marvel’s Black Panther, created originally by the team at Perception. He uses Trapcode tools including Form, Particular, and Shine, as well as Red Giant Universe and Magic Bullet Looks. Check it out!

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