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Visual Effects (1002 Tutorials)

Texture Map Extraction in PFTrack 2017

Texture Map Extraction in PFTrack 2017

January 24, 2017

Learn how to use the the new Texture Map Extraction features now available in PFTrack 2017, to create a simplified model that retains the aesthetic of the high resolution original.  The Pixel Farm explains the workflows for both MARI and Unity.

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Luca Visual FX HUD Elements 4K Tutorial – make a HUD interface from scratch

Luca Visual FX HUD Elements 4K Tutorial – make a HUD interface from scratch

January 24, 2017

You can make a HUD interface from scratch in less than 30 minutes using HUD Elements 4K from Luca Visual FX.  Learn how in this tutorial.

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Adobe Character Animator – Animate a Puppet with Webcam Gestures

Adobe Character Animator – Animate a Puppet with Webcam Gestures

January 17, 2017

Adobe Character Animator CC (Beta) lets you use webcam gestures to animate a character created in either Photoshop or Illustrator.  Learn how to use Character Animator behaviors to animate a hummingbird in this tutorial from Adobe.

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Tutorial: Maya Basics – Episodes 1-8

Tutorial: Maya Basics – Episodes 1-8

January 17, 2017

Learn the basics of working with Autodesk Maya 2017 from Paul Hatton, in this 8 part series on 3DTotal.com, as he explains the UI, modeling, animation, lighting and more.

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Tutorial: After Effects: Realistic Rain Drop FX – Video Copilot

Tutorial: After Effects: Realistic Rain Drop FX – Video Copilot

January 12, 2017

Learn how to create a procedural water effect with refraction in AE, without using any 3rd Party Plug-ins with this tutorial from Andrew Kramer.

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After Effects: Create Cel Shaded 3D Objects Using the Cinema 4D Renderer

After Effects: Create Cel Shaded 3D Objects Using the Cinema 4D Renderer

January 10, 2017

EJ Hassenfranz from Eyedesyn teaches us about the brand new Cinema 4D renderer included in After Effects CC 2017 & how to create a cel shaded 3D object.

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Boris FX: InDepth | Sapphire LensFlare in Avid

Boris FX: InDepth | Sapphire LensFlare in Avid

January 10, 2017

Join professional editor and independent filmmaker Damien LeVeck with this in-depth tutorial on Sapphire’s LensFlare effect in Avid Media Composer.

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After Effects:  Freezing Ice Transition Tutorial

After Effects:  Freezing Ice Transition Tutorial

January 3, 2017

Voxyde shows you how to create a freezing over / icy transition in After Effects, without the need for 3rd party plug-ins.

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Cinema 4D: Plexus Particle Trail Animation Tutorial

Cinema 4D: Plexus Particle Trail Animation Tutorial

January 3, 2017

Dennis Wei shows you how to make a very cool particle trail using Plexus, C4D, After Effects and a few other things, like Trapcode Particular and Optical Flares.

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Luca Visual FX Grunge FX Tutorial

Luca Visual FX Grunge FX Tutorial

December 31, 2016

Learn how to add textures, lights and grunge to your video with Grunge FX from Luca Visual FX. Works with FCPX, Motion and After Effects.

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Luca Visual FX Lo-Fi Look Tutorial

Luca Visual FX Lo-Fi Look Tutorial

December 31, 2016

Learn how to create unique, moody and surreal atmospheres with a vintage feel using Lo-Fi Look from Luca Visual FX in this tutorial.

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Boris FX Final Effects Complete – Transitions

Boris FX Final Effects Complete – Transitions

December 31, 2016

Kevan O’Brien walks you through some of the subtleties of the transitions found in Final Effects Complete Version 7. See how flexible the transitions are to use from within Avid editing systems and how they can be easily tweaked to give the desired effect.

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Re:Vision Effects – Our tools with Mocha

Re:Vision Effects – Our tools with Mocha

December 31, 2016

In this tutorial, we show how to integrate Mocha tools with our plugins since many of our tools support mattes, points, and masks from other software. We will see examples of this integration using Mocha to export mattes, masks, corner pin, stabilization and transform data.  Guest appearance by Mask Avenger.

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2016: Toolfarm’s Most Popular Posts

December 28, 2016

Just in case you missed them or want to see them again, here are the most popular articles we posted in 2016.

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Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max – Beach wave water simulation

Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max – Beach wave water simulation

December 27, 2016

Check out this tutorial from Chaos Group that will teach you the basics of creating beach waves with Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max.

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