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Visual Effects (921 Tutorials)

iToo Software: Making it Snow with Forest Pack

iToo Software: Making it Snow with Forest Pack

April 10, 2018

Learn how Forest Pack can be used to add a covering of snow to high polygon objects, like trees, really quickly.

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cebas finalRender trueHybrid: How to use Image Based Lighting to illuminate a scene

cebas finalRender trueHybrid: How to use Image Based Lighting to illuminate a scene

April 10, 2018

In this live stream recording, Edwin Braun talks about how to use Image Based Lighting to illuminate a scene in finalRender. And he explains the use of HDRI files and why some HDRI files are better than others, with reference to RGB colors, and more.

 

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Trapcode Particular 3 Training Series

Trapcode Particular 3 Training Series

April 3, 2018

Red Giant has a nice little 14-part series on Particular to get you up and running fast with your plug-ins. Learn all about emitters, physics, and everything else!

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Animating Mars with MoGraph in Cinema 4D and After Effects

Animating Mars with MoGraph in Cinema 4D and After Effects

March 27, 2018

Jeremy Walker creates Mars with realistic planet texture maps, using Cinema 4D’s native MoGraph Effectors. He animates and composites it in After Effects.

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Remove a Person from a Scene with Mocha Pro

Remove a Person from a Scene with Mocha Pro

March 27, 2018

Learn how to remove a person from a scene using the Mocha Pro Remove Module. Plus this tutorial also shows you how to create a disintegrate/transporter beam effect à la Star Trek using VFX in Sapphire and Continuum. It even comes with the project file and footage.

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Maya + Python

Maya + Python

March 26, 2018

Knowing a bit of Python scripting and how to use Python scripts can really help your workflow in Maya. Here are a few resources for you.

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Chroma keying, Masking, and More Using Vegas Pro and Continuum

Chroma keying, Masking, and More Using Vegas Pro and Continuum

March 26, 2018

Boris Continuum 11 came out recently and in this tutorial, Dan Harvey gives an overview of how the keying and masking tools work in Vegas Pro.

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Cinema 4D Advanced Octane Shaders parts 1 & 2

Cinema 4D Advanced Octane Shaders parts 1 & 2

March 26, 2018

David Ariew of arievvisuals.com shows how to make some glass textures with dust, complete with lots of tips and tricks. This tutorial is a must-see if you’re new to or just getting comfy with Octane in Cinema 4D.

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Mamoworld Squash & Stretch with Tutorial from Creative Dojo

Mamoworld Squash & Stretch with Tutorial from Creative Dojo

March 26, 2018

VinhSon Nguyen has a tutorial that went up last month on the free Squash & Stretch extension for After Effects. Here are his tutorial and links to download. Plus, some information on how the concept of squash and stretch, a tenet of animation, will help you give your animations and characters personality.

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Procedural Shading with Maya & V-Ray

Procedural Shading with Maya & V-Ray

March 26, 2018

Michael Cauchi takes you through a 9 step process to using V-Ray and Maya to generate reusable assets and perfect your texturing workflow in Maya.

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Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer with Boris Sapphire

Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer with Boris Sapphire

March 26, 2018

Learn to create Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer with Boris Sapphire in these two tutorials, one from Kevin McAuliffe and the other from Nick Harauz.

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How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

March 26, 2018

Holograms are a way to show recorded, beamed messages, schematics, 3-dimensional characters, futuristic user interfaces, and they’re now being used in interesting and exciting ways in real life. We’ll start with a few examples, and then some After Effects tutorials dealing with the humble hologram.

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Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup

Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup

March 26, 2018

Maya 2017 Update 3 brought the interactive grooming tools and they’re really powerful! With XGen, you can create natural looking hair and animal fur. Here are some overviews and examples of what XGen Interactive grooming can do.

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Medical Animations & Tutorials Roundup for Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects

Medical Animations & Tutorials Roundup for Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects

March 26, 2018

The human body is still such an enigma and there are so many technical, yet beautiful, 2D and 3D animations that help to visualize those microscopic mysteries. We had a question about some methods of creating cells and other microscopic elements. First, we have some gorgeous examples to inspire you, followed by a few tutorials for various host applications.

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Looping Waves with LightWave 3D

Looping Waves with LightWave 3D

March 26, 2018

If you’re like me, dreaming of warm weather and beaches, this tutorial is tempting! Simon Smalley created this lovely animated scene in LightWave 3D, and rendered in Octane, and he explains how he did it!

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