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Visual Effects (860 Tutorials)

In Depth 3D Renderers

In Depth: 3D Renderers (Updated 11 March 2019)

March 21, 2019

There are so many renderers available out there, and how does an artist know what to choose? Although they really do the same thing, they work differently and have different results. Here is a breakdown of what the different renderers offer, not reviews, so you can decide which renderer is right for you.

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captain marvel

Captain Marvel Energy Effects, Cheap Tricks | Red Giant

March 13, 2019

In this tutorial, Hashi from Action Movie Kid shows you how to create the energy effects from Captain Marvel. Use fractal noise for controlled chaos!

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Slow Motion in FCPX

Slow Motion in FCPX and Changing the Speed of a Clip

March 12, 2019

Do you need to create Slow Motion in FCPX or do some other type of speed change? It’s easy to create smooth motion with FCPX and Optical Flow.

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Pixar RenderMan 5-Part Tutorial Series

March 12, 2019

Visual effects artist Rusty Hazelden has released an in-depth 5 part RenderMan tutorial series on YouTube. The Art of RenderMan Volume 1 provides an introduction to Pixar’s RenderMan for Maya.

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In Depth Network Rendering Render Farm Distributed Rendering

In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering

March 7, 2019

The idea of network rendering is to distribute your render over a network, or farm, of computers, to speed up your render times.

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Fresh Prince of Arabia Cheap Tricks

Fresh Prince of Arabia, Cheap Tricks | Red Giant

March 5, 2019

In this episode, Fresh Prince of Arabia, Hashi from Action Movie Kid takes you on a magical journey into the uncanny valley as he shows you how to recreate Will Smith’s Genie from the new Aladdin trailer. With the help of some special guests along the way, you’ll learn about working with and animating 3D…

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Maya Monday

Maya Monday: Destructing Elements with Pulldownit

March 4, 2019

Envato’s CGI Tuts+ has a multi-part series from Uriel Deveaud named “Destructing Elements in Maya With PullDownIt”. Pulldownit is a dynamics solver which allows digital artists to quickly simulate fractures and cracks in models, as well as massive rigid bodies simulations.

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e-on tips & tricks metacloud creation

e-on Software Tips & Tricks – Metacloud Creation, PBR Materials & More

February 26, 2019

Get your e-on Software skills up to speed with these 3 tutorials from Barry Marshall, covering metacloud creation, how to create a metacloud from an imported mesh, and how to set up PBR materials in VUE.

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google earth studio after effects tutorial

After Effects: Using Google Earth Studio with Adobe After Effects

February 19, 2019

Jason Boone from No Film School shows you how to use Google’s new browser based animation tool, Google Earth Studio, and composite the images in After Effects.

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spider-verse shader in arnold tut

Cinema 4D & Arnold: Making a Spiderverse-Inspired Shader in Arnold

February 5, 2019

Chad Ashley from Greyscalegorilla was recently inspired by the animated movie, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse” to create an Arnold shader in the same style. In this tutorial, Chad explains the technique use to create the film and then shows you how to re-create that look in Arnold.

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Cinemagraph

Burning Question: What is a Cinemagraph and How Do I Create One?

February 4, 2019

Cinemagraphs is a format that combines photos and video. It’s a still photograph where a small area of the image has repeated or looped movement occuring to draw your attention. Cinemagraphs can be published as movies or an animated GIF or in other video formats.

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What is a greeble?

Burning Question: Greeble… What is it and how to make your own.

January 30, 2019

A greeble is really all about faking out your audience! It’s the small details that make something appear to be more complex than it actually is.

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Next Limit Realflow | 3ds Max Getting Started Tutorial Compilation

Next Limit Realflow | 3ds Max Getting Started Tutorial Compilation

January 22, 2019

We’ve compiled several tutorials to help you get up and running with Realflow | 3ds Max.  Covered topics include setting up a basic scene, working with different solvers, working with 2 or more fluids, and more.

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Boris Title Studio: Doctor Who Inspired Titles inside VEGAS Pro

Boris Title Studio: Doctor Who Inspired Titles inside VEGAS Pro

January 22, 2019

In this tutorial, Vin from Boris FX shows you how to create Doctor Who inspired titles in VEGAS Pro using only Boris Continuum Title Studio.

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Plugin Play Datamosh for After Effects Quick Start Tutorial

Plugin Play Datamosh for After Effects Quick Start Tutorial

January 21, 2019

Learn what datamosh is and how to manipulate the pixels in your video to create weird and wild effects, using Datamosh for After Effects.

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