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Visual Effects (1022 Tutorials)

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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Silverwing Training: Subsurface Scattering for Octane

Silverwing Training: Subsurface Scattering for Octane

March 26, 2018

Paul from The Rusted Pixel recommended this tutorial from Raphael Rau to get yourself acquainted with Subsurface Scattering. (Scroll down the page to watch tutorial)

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Bao Layer Sculptor for After Effects

Bao Layer Sculptor for After Effects

March 26, 2018

Draw a mask exactly where you need it and warp it with perfect precision. Plus, there’s a tutorial showing you how to use Layer Sculptor in After Effects.

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ProRender for Cinema 4D

ProRender for Cinema 4D

March 26, 2018

You have so many choices in renderers these days and GPU rendering is a favorite lately. ProRender, and developed by AMD, and is the new Open CL-based GPU/CPU-based rendering engine, now built right into Cinema 4D R19. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started with ProRender.

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Rendering in Maya

Rendering in Maya

March 26, 2018

This page contains several tutorials about installing Arnold Render, render settings you should use, saving the render and things like ray depth, viewport settings, and anti-aliasing.

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Cinema 4D: Animate Growing Foliage with X-Particles

Cinema 4D: Animate Growing Foliage with X-Particles

March 13, 2018

Want to populate your scenes with animated growing vegetation? This step-by-step tutorial from Rob Redman shows you how, using X-Particles in Cinema 4d.

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Cinema 4D: Retopology of a Human Head in Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D: Retopology of a Human Head in Cinema 4D

March 13, 2018

This free training course from Michael Balchaitis walks you through the process of how to retopology of a high mesh human head to low poly mesh. You will learn facial topology, the polygon pen tool, and export from Cinema 4d. Plus, it even comes with project files.

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Colorful Glitch FX! 100% AE! from Video Copilot

Colorful Glitch FX! 100% AE! from Video Copilot

March 6, 2018

Andrew Kramer, from Video Copilot, teased us about this tutorial last week, and it’s finally here. In this new tutorial, he shows us how to create a stylistic glitch effect, inside after effects without any 3rd party plug-ins.

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Cinema 4D: Lighting Scenes with Luminous Objects

Cinema 4D: Lighting Scenes with Luminous Objects

February 27, 2018

Jonas Pilz offers a C4D quick tip on how to light a scenes using only the light from luminous materials.

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Space Freebies and Tutorials to create your Science Fiction Film

Space Freebies and Tutorials to create your Science Fiction Film

February 23, 2018

I love space stuff! Here’s a nice collection of free space related items for your space short, epic sci-fi feature, or documentary.

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Shake System and Jolt in Greyscalegorilla GorillaCam

Shake System and Jolt in Greyscalegorilla GorillaCam

February 20, 2018

Learn how the GorillaCam Shake System and Jolt helps you easily make more natural and realistic camera animation in Cinema 4D, with this tutorial.

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Cinema 4D: Getting Started with ProRender in C4D R19

Cinema 4D: Getting Started with ProRender in C4D R19

February 13, 2018

This Cinema 4D Quick Tip with Jonas Pilz explains how to get started using the new Radeon ProRender in Cinema 4D R19.

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