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Visual Effects (991 Tutorials)

In Depth 3D Renderers

In Depth: 3D Renderers (Updated 6 January 2020) #3drenderer

January 6, 2020

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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Rise of the Dark Side

Rise of the Dark Side Star Wars-Inspired Tutorials | HitFilm

January 2, 2020

If you just can’t get enough Star Wars, FxHome created a trailer, Rise of the Dark Side. Learn how to make Star Wars-inspired visual effects in HitFilm.

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Ugly sweater in After Effects

Create an Ugly Sweater in After Effects #tutorialtuesday

December 17, 2019

Workbench shows you how to create an ugly sweater in After Effects. Indeed, it’s a very clever tutorial that is built procedurally using the built-in Mosaic plugin.

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red giant tutorial roundup

Red Giant Tutorial Roundup

December 10, 2019

Check out these great tutorials from Red Giant.  Get started with Universe and VFX Reflections, learn “cheap tricks” for re-creating cool Frozen II and Game of Thrones effects and even learn how to create a Star Wars style Force push.

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Frozen II VFX: Cheap Tricks with Hashi

December 5, 2019

Red Giant has a fun new tutorial from Hashi of Action Movie Kid. In this tutorial, Hashi goes through how to create the diamond burst effect from Frozen II.

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jaw rip tutorial hitfilm

How to Create a Pennywise Jaw Rip Effect + FREE Film Riot Stock

October 29, 2019

Tim Cowles at HitFilm explains how to make the freaky jaw rip effect that is from Stephen King’s IT film. It’s totally gruesome!

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Boris Continuum Beat Reactor

Beat Reactor from Mastering Continuum for Avid

October 22, 2019

Ben Brownlee shows Avid Media Composer editors how to use Continuum’s integrated Beat Reactor that uses audio to drive effects. No keyframing needed!

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How to create a Pennywise demon face + FREE 3D balloon model

Create a Pennywise Demon Face + FREE 3D Balloon Model #Halloween

October 22, 2019

Hitfilm is killing it this Halloween and brings the scare once again with this frightful Pennywise effect. Pennywise is the terrifying clown from Stephen King’s IT if you are unfamiliar.

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The Thing With a Hundred Eyes with Red Giant

The Thing With a Hundred Eyes with Red Giant #Halloween

October 15, 2019

Red Giant’s lead designer Leo Hageman shows you how to use the Contact Lens Kit. It’s a free and easy-to-use project with 100 different eye presets!

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vranos lockdown

Lockdown for After Effects Quick Start Tutorials #gettingstarted

October 8, 2019

Here is a set of 3 tutorials for Lockdown for After Effects.  The first is a brief intro if you need to learn and use Lockdown fast.  The second tutorial goes in depth and covers everything you need to know about using Lockdown, and the 3rd explains how to get tracking data from Mocha into Lockdown.

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Mary Poplin at Boris FX shows you how to create transparent ghostly effects using Mocha Pro and Particle Illusion to transform an actress into a ghost.

Create Transparent Ghostly Effects with Mocha & Particle Illusion #halloween

October 1, 2019

Mary Poplin at Boris FX shows you how to create transparent ghostly effects using Mocha Pro and Particle Illusion to transform an actress into a ghost.

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stardust 3d plexus style effets tutorial

Stardust: 3D Plexus Styles Effects in After Effects

September 24, 2019

In this tutorial, Najib Khayati from Noble Kreative shows you how to Create 3D Plexus Styles Effects in Adobe After Effects using Superluminal Stardust, the modular particle system.

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Jonathan Moser has a huge blog series (24 parts and counting) for NewBlueFX products like Titler Pro, Total FX 7, Total FX 360, NewBlueFX Amplify, and more.

Jonathan Moser Blog Series for NewBlueFX

September 19, 2019

Jonathan Moser has a huge blog series (24 parts and counting) for NewBlueFX products like Titler Pro, Total FX 7, Total FX 360, NewBlueFX Amplify, and more.

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kingluma trade tattoo tutorials

Kingluma Trade Tattoo (+) Tutorial #gettingstarted

September 18, 2019

Here are 2 tutorials to help you get started creating a variety of halftone style graphic looks for Final Cut Pro, using Kingluma Trade Tattoo (+).

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Editing Plants

Editing Plants in E-on Plant Factory, Tips & Tricks

September 17, 2019

In this tutorial, Daniel Seebacher talks about Editing Plants that have been painted with manual tools such as pruning and touch-up!

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