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Visual Effects (891 Tutorials)

3ds Max: How to Create a Mini 3D House in 3D Studio Max

3ds Max: How to Create a Mini 3D House in 3D Studio Max

May 30, 2017

Learn how to make a miniature, low poly house using 3ds Max in this step by step tutorial by Jonathan Lam.  This tutorial is great the for beginning 3ds max user as it covers creating simple 3D shapes and basic modeling techniques.

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News: MAXON NAB 2017 Rewind – Volume 4: Motion Graphics

News: MAXON NAB 2017 Rewind – Volume 4: Motion Graphics

May 18, 2017

Here’s the forth volume of MAXON’s Rewind Presentations from NAB 2017.  This Rewind includes presentations from Nick Campbell, Eran Stern and Al Heck.

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Cinema 4D: Create Simple Flocking Sims with C4D Flock Modifier

Cinema 4D: Create Simple Flocking Sims with C4D Flock Modifier

May 16, 2017

Sam Winter from Digital Meat explains how to use the Flock Modifier plug-in to make particles simulate the flocking of birds or a school of fish.

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Substance Painter to Arnold Workflow

Substance Painter to Arnold Workflow

May 16, 2017

In this tutorial by Romain Chauliac, you will learn the proper workflow to get your Substance Material to look exactly the way you want it to in Arnold Render 5.

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Video Copilot Electricity Tutorial for Adobe After Effects

Video Copilot Electricity Tutorial for Adobe After Effects

May 10, 2017

Andrew Kramer shows you how to direct lighting movement, create dynamic reflections, and more, all completely inside Adobe After Effects.

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3ds Max: Create Detailed Sand with iToo Software’s Forest Pack

3ds Max: Create Detailed Sand with iToo Software’s Forest Pack

May 9, 2017

This step by step tutorial teaches you how to use Forest Pack’s “Forest Color” map features plus a bit of customizing, to create macro-photorealistic sand.

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Mocha Shapes: Masking & Roto with Mocha Pro with Free Presets

Mocha Shapes: Masking & Roto with Mocha Pro with Free Presets

May 9, 2017

Dan Harvey explains the ins and outs of Mocha’s shape tools for editing roto-masks, tracking obscured objects, layer order and more. Mastering Mocha shapes will save time on visual effects and finishing tasks. If you use Adobe, Avid & OFX workflows, this tutorial is for you!

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Introduction to Sapphire Aurora

Introduction to Sapphire Aurora

May 9, 2017

John Dickinson of Motionworks gives an overview on the Aurora effect in Sapphire to create some lovely and surreal flames. The Boris Sale has been extended, and now that Sapphire and Mocha are under the Boris umbrella, you get 2 more days to save these products!

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Mocha Planar Tracking Tips with the Mocha Pro 5

Mocha Planar Tracking Tips with the Mocha Pro 5

May 9, 2017

Mocha Pro 5 is a great tool and here are some tips on how to use Mocha Pro like a Pro!

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Mocha’s Remove Module

Mocha’s Remove Module

May 9, 2017

Here’s a 5 minute tutorial on the Remove Objects plug-in in Mocha Pro. Remove objects doesn’t use a manual clone or paint. Mocha Product Specialist, Mary Poplin, explains how to use Remove Module inside Adobe After Effects, the same basic technique used in the mocha Pro 5 standalone or plug-in on other supported hosts.

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Advanced Lens Flare 3D Tracking with Mocha in Avid Media Composer

Advanced Lens Flare 3D Tracking with Mocha in Avid Media Composer

May 9, 2017

Avid editor/trainer Kevin P. McAuliffe gives out several great tips to about tracking, exporting, and importing Mocha’s tracking data into the Lens Flare 3D MT.

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Sapphire QuickTips: Grunge

Sapphire QuickTips: Grunge

May 9, 2017

In this tutorial, learn how to add some grungy effects to your video and text with Sapphire.

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cebas thinkingParticles – Simulate Gelatin Cubes

cebas thinkingParticles – Simulate Gelatin Cubes

May 2, 2017

Learn how to simulate super elastic gelatine cubes using Viscoelastic Fluids in thinkingParticles, with this tutorial from cebas Visual Technology.

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Midweek Motivation: cebas thinkingParticles – Joe Scarr Q & A

Midweek Motivation: cebas thinkingParticles – Joe Scarr Q & A

April 26, 2017

Joe Scarr (formerly ScanlineVFX, Vancouver), gives many great tips, pointers, techniques and insights into the visual effects he has helped to create for major films like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’, TV shows such as ‘Shannara Chronicles’ and video games like ‘The Witcher 2’, using thinkingParticles, in this 6 part series.  Plus part 6 is actually a great thinkingParticle tutorial from Joe.

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cebas thinkingParticles – Viscoelastic Fluids: Honey tutorial

cebas thinkingParticles – Viscoelastic Fluids: Honey tutorial

April 25, 2017

The visco elasticity solver in thinkingParticles for 3ds Max allows for the creation of viscous liquids like honey or oil, or any kind of thick fluids. Learn how to use the solver to create flowing honey in this tutorial.

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