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Visual Effects (921 Tutorials)

Cinemagraph

Burning Question: What is a Cinemagraph and How Do I Create One?

February 4, 2019

Cinemagraphs is a format that combines photos and video. It’s a still photograph where a small area of the image has repeated or looped movement occuring to draw your attention. Cinemagraphs can be published as movies or an animated GIF or in other video formats.

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What is a greeble?

Burning Question: Greeble… What is it and how to make your own.

January 30, 2019

A greeble is really all about faking out your audience! It’s the small details that make something appear to be more complex than it actually is.

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Next Limit Realflow | 3ds Max Getting Started Tutorial Compilation

Next Limit Realflow | 3ds Max Getting Started Tutorial Compilation

January 22, 2019

We’ve compiled several tutorials to help you get up and running with Realflow | 3ds Max.  Covered topics include setting up a basic scene, working with different solvers, working with 2 or more fluids, and more.

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Boris Title Studio: Doctor Who Inspired Titles inside VEGAS Pro

Boris Title Studio: Doctor Who Inspired Titles inside VEGAS Pro

January 22, 2019

In this tutorial, Vin from Boris FX shows you how to create Doctor Who inspired titles in VEGAS Pro using only Boris Continuum Title Studio.

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Plugin Play Datamosh for After Effects Quick Start Tutorial

Plugin Play Datamosh for After Effects Quick Start Tutorial

January 21, 2019

Learn what datamosh is and how to manipulate the pixels in your video to create weird and wild effects, using Datamosh for After Effects.

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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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