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Visual Effects (859 Tutorials)

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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Video Copilot Crossfire Particle FX Tutorial + Free Project Files

Video Copilot Crossfire Particle FX Tutorial + Free Project Files

January 18, 2019

Andrew Kramer has just released another super cool tutorial, this one shows you how to create a destructive, procedural, “crossfire effect” completely inside after 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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Create a Splash with Phoenix FD for 3ds Max

Create a Splash with Phoenix FD for 3ds Max

January 8, 2019

Jesse Pitela shows how to make water splash with the basic liquid emitter in Chaos Group’s Phoenix FD for 3ds Max. He has it set up to splash over half an orange, but you can splash water on anything you can conjure. This tutorial covers the 3ds Max version of Phoenix FD but there is also a version for Maya.

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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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Cinema 4D: Use Kitbash 3D Models to Build a Space Colony in Octane

Cinema 4D: Use Kitbash 3D Models to Build a Space Colony in Octane

December 21, 2018

In this Cinema 4D Octane tutorial, you’ll learn how to texture, assemble, light, and integrate Kitbash3D space colony buildings into a Mars environment.

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Short Cuts | How To Simulate Poor Streaming Connection With Universe Glitch

Short Cuts | How To Simulate Poor Streaming Connection With Universe Glitch

December 19, 2018

In this episode of Short Cuts, Premiere Gal Kelsey Brannan explains how to use the Glitch Tool in Universe to create a digital TV look with bad reception in Premiere Pro.

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Create Blade Runner Inspired Fog with Redshift for Cinema 4D

Create Blade Runner Inspired Fog with Redshift for Cinema 4D

December 11, 2018

Chad Ashley of Greyscalegorilla introduces an excerpt from the new Greyscalegorilla training about creating fog using Redshift for Cinema 4D.

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After Effects VJ Loop Tunnel with Trapcode Tao + Audio Sync

After Effects VJ Loop Tunnel with Trapcode Tao + Audio Sync

December 4, 2018

VinhSon Nguyen of Creative Dojo has a fun tutorial using Trapcode Tao to make a tunnel animation synced with audio.

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Infinity And Beyond

Infinity And Beyond | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

December 4, 2018

Hashi’s latest Cheap Tricks episode, “Infinity And Beyond,” in which he shows you how to achieve the disintegration effect that you have probably seen in Avengers: Infinity War! This is a great tutorial with loads of tips.

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Avid: Essential Keyframing in Media Composer Knowledge

Avid: Essential Keyframing in Media Composer Knowledge

November 27, 2018

Soundsnap has a great beginners guide to keyframing in Avid Media Composer.  If you’re new to Avid, or new to keyframing, this article gives clear and detailed explanations on how to use keyframes to take your effects to the next level.

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Yanobox Mosaic from Eran Stern

Yanobox Mosaic from Eran Stern

November 27, 2018

Trainer Eran Stern gives a great overview of a cool plug-in from Yanobox called Mosaic. It’s great for pixel texturing & ASCII effects with adaptive tiling.

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