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Visual Effects (818 Tutorials)

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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In Depth 3D Renderers

In Depth: 3D Renderers (Updated 30 January 2019)

January 30, 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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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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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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VisDOM VisTitle: 2D path to 3D tutorial

VisDOM VisTitle: 2D path to 3D tutorial

January 18, 2019

Learn how to transform 2D text and titles into 3D quickly and easily with VisTitle.

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Plugin Everything Deep Glow Tutorial

Plugin Everything Deep Glow Tutorial

January 18, 2019

Learn how to use Deep Glow to add a beautiful, physically accurate glow to video, titles and more in Adobe After Effects.

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iToo Software Railclone: Xmas Tree III

iToo Software Railclone: Xmas Tree III

January 2, 2019

Learn how to make a rather unconventional Christmas tree by stacking any model into a cone shape, to create a “tree” from nearly any geometry, using Railclone for 3DS Max.

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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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Boris FX Continuum: Particle Illusion Overview and Tutorial

Boris FX Continuum: Particle Illusion Overview and Tutorial

January 2, 2019

Learn how to apply high-end particles like fireworks and explosions in Premiere Pro using Particle Illusion, part of Continuum 2019, in this tutorial from Youtuber Surfaced Studio.

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Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 10 – Mask Shapes and Rotoscoping Part 1

Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 10 – Mask Shapes and Rotoscoping Part 1

November 24, 2018

This is an excerpt from Curious Turtle’s Fundamentals of mocha Premium, a new series of tutorials for Imagineer System’s mocha family designed for those just starting out. Starting from the very basics, the course is designed to help you understand how mocha Pro and mochaAE work, and how you can get the best results out of it.

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8 Substance Painter Tips from Professional Character and Concept Artists

8 Substance Painter Tips from Professional Character and Concept Artists

November 13, 2018

Concept Artist Daniel Hahn and Character Artist Jakub Chechelski offer their top tips for creating better textures with Substance Painter.

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