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Visual Effects (980 Tutorials)

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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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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Ebberts + Zucker Wind for After Effects: Quick Tips

Ebberts + Zucker Wind for After Effects: Quick Tips

February 2, 2018

Learn how to use Wind to simulate the natural motion of a breeze blowing across Text, Vectors, Video or Shape layers in Native AE 3D space.

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Burning Question: How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

Burning Question: How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

January 30, 2018

Holograms have been a popular implement in science fiction films for years, from Princess Leia in Star Wars to Joi in Blade Runner 2049.

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Freeze Time with HitFilm Pro, As Seen in Doctor Who

Freeze Time with HitFilm Pro, As Seen in Doctor Who

January 30, 2018

Inspired by an effect seen in the recent Doctor Who Christmas episode, Javert shows you how to freeze time and suspend snow in midair all inside the latest HitFilm Pro.

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Boris Sapphire Tutorials for Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer

Boris Sapphire Tutorials for Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer

January 30, 2018

Enjoy these 2 Boris Sapphire Tutorials about Sapphire’s powerful and beautiful Lens Flare plug-in in Avid Media Composer. Fun and easy,

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