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Visual Effects (989 Tutorials)

Christmas Tuts & Freebies Roundup: Tinsel, Santa Hat, Ugly Sweater

December 15, 2020

Create fun Christmas themed projects in Cinema 4D and After Effects. Freebies from Pixel Lab, CG Shortcuts, CG Terminal, Ratemyfuneral, more!

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omotion Damage Control for FCPX #gettingstarted

December 11, 2020

Learn how to jump right into omotion Damage Control for FCPX and create some glitchy titles, transitions, and effects. Try a free demo today.

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How To Turn Your Kids Into Super Heroes (After Effects Tutorial)

How To Turn Your Kids Into Super Heroes (After Effects Tutorial)

December 2, 2020

Ben Eshagpoor of beMotion.dESIGN shows you how to turn your kids into Super Heroes. He uses After Effects and Boris Sapphire in the tutorial.

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Glowing Outline Effect in After Effects

December 1, 2020

In this tutorial, Josh Olufemii’s friend Herman Huang shows how to create a really cool glowing outline effect in After Effects.  He also uses the free Video Copilot plug-in Saber. And there’s a free project file so you can play along.

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Maxon 3D & Motion Design Show – November 18, 2020

November 18, 2020

The schedule for Wednesday, November 18, 2020, is jam-packed with goodness, including EJ Hassenfratz, Athanasios Pozantzis, and Paul Babb.

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Burning Question: Making The Super Moon

November 14, 2020

They say it’s the Super Moon of the Century! Here are some ways to recreate the moon in After Effects or your NLE or editor, if you’re unable to capture the moon.

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In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

November 2, 2020

You really have two choices when shooting scenes that take place at night. Either shoot at night and deal with the low light situation or shoot Day for Night. Shooting at night is easier if your camera is capable of it. Day for Night, which I would recommend under certain circumstances, can be tricky but can look fantastic and undistinguishable when it’s done correctly. Part one of this article will focus on shooting in after dark.

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In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 2

In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 2

November 2, 2020

Part 1 of this two part series focused on shooting at night and when and how to accomplish shooting in low light. Part 2 focuses on working with footage shot during the daytime and color grading for night. We'll also talk about adding some night time elements to sell your shot.

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In Depth: Rain Generators

In Depth: Rain Generators

October 14, 2020

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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Turn 3D objects into smoke with Cinema 4D and TurbulenceFD. Tutorial series by Roger Kilimanjaro. Plus, a great Cinema 4D MSA offer.

Smoke Object with Cinema 4D & TurbulenceFD

September 22, 2020

Turn 3D objects into smoke with Cinema 4D and TurbulenceFD. Tutorial series by Roger Kilimanjaro. Plus, a great Cinema 4D MSA offer.

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Boris FX Live: Virtual IBC 2020 Presentations, Day 3 is Live!

September 10, 2020

Watch Boris FX Live presentations for Virtual IBC! They are featuring customer presentations, sneak peeks of 2021 releases, giveaways.

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How to use the new features in Phoenix FD 4

How to use the new features in Phoenix FD 4

September 8, 2020

Chaos Group Phoenix FD 4 is focused on expanding its toolset for better simulation control with several new sim options for 3ds Max and Maya.

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Bill & Ted 3 Cheap Tricks Tutorial

Bill & Ted 3 VFX-cellent tutorial

August 28, 2020

Hashi, The Action Movie Dad, “travels the circuits of time to show you how to create the visual effects of Bill & Ted Face the Music!”

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Cineflare Smart Tools Tutorial #gettingstarted

August 26, 2020

This tutorial shows how to use a few of the 100 utility effects in Cineflare Smart Tools for adjusting footage, color grading, visual effects, and more.

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stupid raisins collage pop tutorial

Stupid Raisins Collage Pop Tutorial #gettingstarted

August 21, 2020

Learn how easy it is to use Stupid Raisins Collage Pop to add mosaics and collages to your FCPX videos.

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