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Visual Effects (988 Tutorials)

Save Time with Custom Render Passes / AOVs in Redshift for Cinema 4D

Save Time with Custom Render Passes / AOVs in Redshift for Cinema 4D

May 16, 2018

Chad Ashley at Greyscalegorilla demonstrates how he uses Redshift’s New Custom AOVs to save loads of time in production. Chad breaks down his workflow, where he goes from Redshift in Cinema 4D and then into Blackmagic Design Fusion.

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After Effects: Large Scale Explosions in AE

After Effects: Large Scale Explosions in AE

May 15, 2018

ActionVFX’s Alan Fire has two tutorials explaining how to create a composite using their explosion stock footage in After Effects.

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The Earbuds – Rhino 6 Style

The Earbuds – Rhino 6 Style

May 8, 2018

Learn how to create earbuds in Rhino in this in-depth tutorial from Kyle Houchens and Mary Fugier of Robert McNeel and Associates.

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DigitalProducts669: Freeze Frames Comic Pack Tutorial for FCP X

DigitalProducts669: Freeze Frames Comic Pack Tutorial for FCP X

May 8, 2018

Learn how to use Comic Pack to create comic and cartoon style freeze frame transitions quickly and easily.

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Cinema 4D Octane Tutorial: Dramatic Lighting Tip

Cinema 4D Octane Tutorial: Dramatic Lighting Tip

May 1, 2018

Joren at The Pixel Lab has a C4D quick tip for creating dramatic, moody lighting using the Octane for C4D Daylight Tag, plus what to do when your HDRI doesn’t show up when using the tag.

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Cheap Tricks – It’s Wrinklin’ Time (VFX tutorial)

Cheap Tricks – It’s Wrinklin’ Time (VFX tutorial)

April 30, 2018

Daniel Hashimoto (creator of Action Movie Kid) walks through how to re-create some of the VFX and motion graphics from “A Wrinkle In Time, with special guest Lyric Wilson, who played Young Meg in the film. 

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After Effects: Advanced Damage & Decay Effects Without Plugins – Video Copilot

After Effects: Advanced Damage & Decay Effects Without Plugins – Video Copilot

April 25, 2018

Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot is back with Chapter 2 of his Cinematic Title Design series. This time it is Damage and Decay FX. Learn how to create a procedural decay system capable of generating realistic rust, moss, cracks, corrosion and more, right inside After Effects.

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Red Giant Universe: Getting Started with Universe VHS

Red Giant Universe: Getting Started with Universe VHS

April 24, 2018

Harry Frank walks you through the new features and UI changes in Universe 2.2 VHS.

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Boris FX Sapphire: Tricks for Using Sapphire Aurora

Boris FX Sapphire: Tricks for Using Sapphire Aurora

April 10, 2018

Sapphire Aurora is an amazing VFX plug-in with many uses besides producing high-quality aurora borealis light streaks. Watch how motion graphics guru John Dickinson uses S_Aurora to achieve some stunning results in Adobe After Effects. Create beautiful looks combining Aurora with other effects using the Sapphire Effect Builder.

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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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