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Visual Effects (1015 Tutorials)

An Introduction to Sapphire for Nuke

An Introduction to Sapphire for Nuke

December 28, 2017

In this tutorial, learn how to set up textures for objects in Nuke using sapphire plug-ins, learn different ways to post-process those textures, use sapphire nodes for color correction and more.

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V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Materials Parts 1 & 2

V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Materials Parts 1 & 2

December 27, 2017

This tutorial takes a closer look at V-Ray materials and the advantages they can offer over MODO materials. Part 1 looks at the V-Ray Material with the GGX BRDF Type. Part 2 looks at V-Ray’s Blend Material, and V-Ray’s Fast SSS2 material.

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V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Intro

V-Ray for MODO: Quick Start: Intro

December 27, 2017

The tutorial is a nice introduction on rendering a MODO scene with V-Ray.

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Blackmagic Design Fusion 9 Studio – Planar tracker tutorial

Blackmagic Design Fusion 9 Studio – Planar tracker tutorial

December 26, 2017

Rob Redman teaches you how to use the powerful, yet easy to use planar tracker in Fusion 9 Studio to track and composite anything from signs to billboards and more.

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Pixologic ZBrush: Free Video Intro Guide to ZBrush

Pixologic ZBrush: Free Video Intro Guide to ZBrush

December 26, 2017

ZBrush user Michael Pavlovich has put together an entire Youtube playlist consisting of 47 videos (about 6 hours) that covers everything from opening up ZBrush for the first time, to conceptualizing a 3D bust and render setup in Keyshot.

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Happy Holidays using Stardust in After Effects

Happy Holidays using Stardust in After Effects

December 26, 2017

Roland Hartmann of graphicinmotion.com gives a nice tutorial on making particle trails with 3D elements and dives into some features like working with the new Model and Material nodes, creating primitives, extruding masks, adding environments, and using ambient occlusion.

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Procedural Growing Frost Cinema 4D & X-Particles + Creating a Realistic Ice Material in Arnold 5

Procedural Growing Frost Cinema 4D & X-Particles + Creating a Realistic Ice Material in Arnold 5

December 26, 2017

Daniel Danielsson is a Freelance Director / Motion Designer who is based in Hertfordshire, which is north of London, England. I’m not sure how much snow and ice they get there, but Daniel has some fantastic Cinema 4D tutorials on creating frost and ice.

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Setting Up A Render Farm in Cinema 4D with Team Render

Setting Up A Render Farm in Cinema 4D with Team Render

December 26, 2017

Who wants to render faster? Everyone!! We’ve covered this topic a bit before but with Team Render for Cinema 4D, you can set up a render farm quickly and easily. Here are a couple of tutorials from Maxon and Greyscalegorilla.

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Speed up your HDRI Workflow in Arnold with HDRI Link

Speed up your HDRI Workflow in Arnold with HDRI Link

December 26, 2017

Chad Ashley from Greyscalegorilla explains how to work faster using HDRI Link with Cinema 4D and Arnold.

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Displacer Deformer And Sub Poly Displacement in Cinema 4D

Displacer Deformer And Sub Poly Displacement in Cinema 4D

December 26, 2017

Nick Campbell from Greyscalegorilla shows you a couple of ways to add displacement to your Cinema 4D geometry to add bumpy effects to your models. First he talks about Sub Polygon Displacement, which adds detail at render time. Then, Nick goes over Displacement Deformer which distorts your objects right in the view port.

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How to make Snowy Object in Maya

How to make Snowy Object in Maya

December 26, 2017

How to make Snowy Object in Maya – This tutorial is originally in Korean but is great quality so don't fear a language barrier. It's subtitled in English.

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Maya Snow Tutorial

Maya Snow Tutorial

December 26, 2017

This one, from 3DYee Modeling and 3D Tutorials, has no voice over so follow along visually.

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Maya tutorial : Create snow on objects

Maya tutorial : Create snow on objects

December 26, 2017

Mike Hermes tutorial on the topic.

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MtoA 206 | Snow and Ice | Material series using Arnold 5 with Maya 2018

MtoA 206 | Snow and Ice | Material series using Arnold 5 with Maya 2018

December 26, 2017

Arvid Schneider puts out some fantastic Maya tutorials and this one seems especially seasonally appropriate, as I look out my window. He explains how to set up a realistic looking snow shader with Maya and Arnold.

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V-RAYforC4D: Free Lighting Course

V-RAYforC4D: Free Lighting Course

December 19, 2017

Master lighting in VRAYforC4D with this free lighting tutorial series from MographPlus.  This 8 part series lasts just under 2 hours and will teach you the secrets, tips and techniques for interior and exterior lighting, using physical sun & sky and much more.

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