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Visual Effects (976 Tutorials)

In Depth: Rain Generators

In Depth: Rain Generators

October 14, 2016

It has been cloudy here all day and is just starting to sprinkle here so I thought it might be a good time to update this article with some new information.  Added June 13, 2016: Next Limit Realflow, Insydium X-Particles, a Boris tutorial, and more examples.

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In Depth: Light Leaks and Lens Whacking

In Depth: Light Leaks and Lens Whacking

October 14, 2016

Light leaks used to be caused by camera damage but now it’s a stylistic look. I’ll give you some cool examples of these optical lighting artifacts, and I’ll go over some plug-ins and stock elements to give your footage a light leak look. I’ll also talk to some of the pros in the industry about the making your light leaks look natural.

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Draw Blood with a Photoshop Brush

Draw Blood with a Photoshop Brush

October 11, 2016

Learn how to draw blood or even a wound on your Halloween pictures using Photoshop.  This tutorial also walks you through choosing photos from Adobe Stock.

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Create Ghostbusters Style Visual Effects

Create Ghostbusters Style Visual Effects

October 11, 2016

Director Seth Worley takes you behind the scenes and shows you how he created the visual effects in “Busted,” his Red Giant Film Team Experiment. Watch “Busted” here and follow the link to the tutorial.

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CINEMA 4D R18 Compatibility Information – 3rd Party Products

CINEMA 4D R18 Compatibility Information – 3rd Party Products

October 5, 2016

Wondering if your plug-ins, renderer, or other add-ons are compatible with R18? We will keep this page updated with new information as we receive it.

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Tutorial: Creating Ghosts Using Practical and Visual Effects

Tutorial: Creating Ghosts Using Practical and Visual Effects

October 4, 2016

Ryan Connolly from Film Riot shows you how to create classic horror style ghosts, combining practical and visual effects with Premiere and After Effects.

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Tutorial: The History of Fake Blood in Cinema & 4 Yummy Blood Recipes

Tutorial: The History of Fake Blood in Cinema & 4 Yummy Blood Recipes

October 4, 2016

Fake blood, it’s a must for any gory movie.  John Hess walks us through the history of fake blood in cinema, from it’s start in the Grand Guignol theatre in France through to the “standard Hollywood blood formula” used today, created by Dick Smith.

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After Effects: Supernatural Demon Eyes

After Effects: Supernatural Demon Eyes

October 4, 2016

Ever wanted to create the full black demon eyes effect from the TV series ‘Supernatural’?  Austin Newell takes you through the process in AE, step by step, to create this creepy yet cool effect.  Just in time for your spooky Halloween videos.

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Baking Normals, Game Development by Alex Sheludchenko

Baking Normals, Game Development by Alex Sheludchenko

September 20, 2016

Alex Sheludchenko has a ‘practical guide to normal baking’ in which he explains his approach with an overview of the basic principles and then gives a demonstration.

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Deep Dive into Sapphire’s RackDefocus

Deep Dive into Sapphire’s RackDefocus

September 13, 2016

Learn how to use one of the most popular Sapphire effects, Rack Defocus. With an array of features, this video effect enables you to create custom & accurate in-camera blurs.

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Coremelt One Minute Tutorial – Remove an Unwanted Object from a Shot

Coremelt One Minute Tutorial – Remove an Unwanted Object from a Shot

September 13, 2016

Remove an unwanted object in FCP X such a satellite dish, tv antenna, electric pole etc by cloning part of the sky or background using Coremelt SliceX.

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Coremelt One Minute Tutorial – Tracking a mask to a face

Coremelt One Minute Tutorial – Tracking a mask to a face

September 6, 2016

Learn how to track a mask to a face in FCP X using the Shape Mask Layer Template in Slice X in this tutorial from Coremelt.

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X-Wing Hologram using Cinema 4D and After Effects

X-Wing Hologram using Cinema 4D and After Effects

August 31, 2016

Dennis Wei explains some of the techniques he used to create an X-Wing Hologram animation using Cinema 4D and After Effects, using the awesome free X-Wing model from videocopilot.net.

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CINEMA 4D – Using Motion Capture Data to Create an Animated Character

CINEMA 4D – Using Motion Capture Data to Create an Animated Character

August 30, 2016

Import Motion Capture Data Into Cinema 4D – The team at Greyscalegorilla is created a new, in-depth, 7-video tutorial series on using motion capture data in CINEMA 4D. Check it out!

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Coremelt One Minute Tutorial – Screen Replacement

Coremelt One Minute Tutorial – Screen Replacement

August 30, 2016

Learn how to replace the screen in a shot of an iPad, laptop, iphone, tablet or phablet, in minutes, using CoreMelt TrackX.

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