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Visual Effects (1023 Tutorials)

Advanced 3D Noise & Deform using Element 3D

Advanced 3D Noise & Deform using Element 3D

May 4, 2015

In this tutorial Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot shows you how to create an intricate deform animation using 3D Noise & Twist with Element 3D V2  inside After Effects.

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City Destruction, New from Video Copilot

City Destruction, New from Video Copilot

February 25, 2015

Andrew Kramer shows you how to create realistic city destruction right inside of After Effects with out third party plug-ins. As always, Andrew shares some super useful After Effects tips.

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Advanced 3D Noise & Deform using Element 3D

Advanced 3D Noise & Deform using Element 3D

February 3, 2015

In this tutorial Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot shows you how to create an intricate deform animation using 3D Noise & Twist with Element 3D V2 inside After Effects.

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The Importance of Compositing: A Layer By Layer Breakdown in After Effects

The Importance of Compositing: A Layer By Layer Breakdown in After Effects

January 29, 2015

Learn how important compositing is for your 3D renders, as every shot needs color correction and/or compositing, in this tutorial from Greyscalegorilla.

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Cinema 4D Custom Material ID Pass Tutorial

Cinema 4D Custom Material ID Pass Tutorial

January 29, 2015

Ryan Snider of TangleWire.tv, shows you his customized compositing render pass that will allow you to make targeted color corrections, and changes to your C4D renders in Adobe After Effects.

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Tracking Masks: comparing Adobe’s Mask Tracker and mocha AE CC

Tracking Masks: comparing Adobe’s Mask Tracker and mocha AE CC

January 29, 2015

Adobe Creative Cloud has a tool called “Mask Tracker” the is found in both Premiere Pro CC 2014 and After Effects CC 2014, that can be used to easily create masks.  After effects also has “mocha AE CC”, a dedicated planar tracker that is similar to Mask Tracker, but also allows keyframe control, and has advanced features for dealing with some of the more difficult masking or tracking situations.

Mary Poplin, from Imagineer Systems, shows you the similarities and differences between the “Mask Tracker” and the bundled “mocha AE CC.”  Knowing which tool to use in which situation can help you save time and be more creative.

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Wireframe Renders in Cinema 4D

Wireframe Renders in Cinema 4D

January 29, 2015

In this tutorial from the Pixl Blog, you will learn how to make wireframes of your objects using the Proximal Shader.

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Classic Car 3D Text

Classic Car 3D Text

January 29, 2015

Andrew Kramer shows you how to make some really cool 3D texts and emblems similar to those found on classic cars.  And do it all in Element 3D V2.

Tips in this Tutorial:

  • Extruding Text & Adjusting Bevels
  • Outline Bevel mode for creating Emblems
  • Dynamic Reflection Modes
  • Create fake car paint flake material.
  • Tips for adjust render quality

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Animated Polygon in After Effects

Animated Polygon in After Effects

January 29, 2015

Video Copilot's Andrew Kramer shows you how to create fun, animating polygons that you can easily customize using time displacement, scale wipes and other neat animation tricks.

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Burning Question: How do I make Whiteboard Write-on Effects?

Burning Question: How do I make Whiteboard Write-on Effects?

January 13, 2015

Over the weekend, I was asked, “Do you know of any After Effects plug-in that automate the whiteboard drawn on effect?” which quickly evolved into, “Okay, so how do I create this effect?”. I’ll explore the write-on effect in AE and a few other hosts. There are lots of great tutorials here for Tutorial Tuesday!

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Create a Paper Airplane in After Effects.

Create a Paper Airplane in After Effects.

January 13, 2015

Create and animate your own Paper Airplanes in After Effects. This tutorial will show you how with out any 3rd party plugins, plus it only uses the classic 3D engine and not the ray traced.

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Hand Drawn, Old Film Animation Look in After Effects

Hand Drawn, Old Film Animation Look in After Effects

December 30, 2014

Daniel Brodesky shows how to create a hand crafted old time film feel to animation in Adobe After Effects.

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Burning Question: How Do I Create Snow?

Burning Question: How Do I Create Snow?

December 23, 2014

Question: It’s Christmas and we don’t have any snow. How do I create snow in my favorite VFX software?

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Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster

Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster

December 19, 2014

In this Episode of Red Giant TV, Filmmaker/Motion Graphics artist Seth Worley will show you how to re-create the look of the Lost Smoke monster. Covered: Compositing, Masking, 3D tracking, Color Correction and some really cool Trapcode Particular techniques.

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Aurora Effect with Adobe After Effects and Trapcode Particular

Aurora Effect with Adobe After Effects and Trapcode Particular

December 19, 2014

Learn how to create an aurora effect using Trapcode Particular in AE.

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