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Visual Effects (1001 Tutorials)

Inspirations/Tutorial: Designing Main Titles for NBC’s “Revolution” with After Effects

January 27, 2014

Adobe.tv has posted Andrew Kramer’s presentation from NAB 2013, showing his VFX title sequence for the Revolution TV Series. Learn from the master!

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Mocha 3D Solver, Plexus, and AE Scripts

January 2, 2014

Learn how to use mocha and After Effects to track graphics and effects. 3D Camera solve and object tracking which can then be exported to After Effects to drive the Plexus particle plug-in. Clip courtesy Artbeats.com

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Starfield Light Motion Trails in After Effects

December 31, 2013

Learn how to create this beautiful effect using After Effects and starfield timelapse footage.

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Fancy Bevels with Element 3D (Lionsgate Logo)

December 10, 2013

We love a new Video Copilot tutorial on Tutorial Tuesday! Andrew Kramer explains how he created detailed bevels with Element 3D and added lens flares, light rays and camera movement for the Lionsgate Logo.

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Burn Shader by Ben Watts

October 31, 2013

Ben Watts – “I thought it would be cool to create a multi-layered shader in Cinema 4D that could completely change the appearance of an object as it travels across it’s surface. I’ll also cover a basic fire sim setup and how to create ash with X-Particles.”

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Create a Halloween Animation from a Still Image

Create a Halloween Animation from a Still Image

October 29, 2013

Creative Cow leader Kevin P. McAuliffe returns with a second Halloween-themed episode filled with quick tips and shortcuts for both MAC and PC users with BCC 8 AE and Adobe After Effects CS 6 or higher.

Learn how to create a quick show animation from a still image — add flickering lights to a jack o'lantern and generate atmospheric lighting. Filters used: BCC Film Glow, BCC Linear Luma Key, BCC Rays Puffy, and BCC Stagelight.

Free Project file available.

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Video Copilot JetStrike Flight School

October 29, 2013

VFX Flight Instructor Andrew Kramer teaches you how to use After Effects & JetStrike to create intense aerial photography through dynamic compositing & animation.

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HitFilm Tutorial #9: Procedural Chromatic Texts

October 22, 2013

As we continue our HitFilm Tutorial Tuesday, enjoy another great tutorial from MajahrPictures, showing how to create procedural chromatic text effects in HitFilm Ultimate.

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HitFilm Tutorial #12: Starfield Reloaded

October 18, 2013

We’ve been doing this whole Tutorial Tuesday thing for a couple of months and here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll be featuring next Tuesday… a Tutorial Tuesday dedicated to HitFilm tutorials!

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Advanced Spin FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

Advanced Spin FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

October 15, 2013

A new one from Andrew and Company, just in time for Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm. He shows how to create a dynamic spectral animation without using any party plug-ins.

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Tutorial: HitFilm Tutorial #11: Text To Particles

October 14, 2013

We’re getting Tutorial Tuesday started a bit early. This week we’re going to showcase tutorials for fxHome HitFilm, who will be releasing a Mac version very soon, after their crazy successful kickstarter.

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Optimizing your scene to render faster in CINEMA 4D – GSG

October 4, 2013

Post by Nick Campbell / Greyscalegorilla. Some great tips on speeding up the render process regardless of machine.

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How to optimize your scene to render faster in CINEMA 4D

How to optimize your scene to render faster in CINEMA 4D

October 4, 2013

Post by Nick Campbell / Greyscalegorilla: “An expensive new computer may make your renders 2-8X faster. But learn how to optimize your scene, and it can speed up your renders 10-100X. In this video, I show you some ways to optimize your scene in Cinema 4D for faster rendering so you can hit that deadline and still make it look great.”

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Boris Continuum Optical Flow Tutorial

September 26, 2013

Boris FX recently posted a tutorial on manipulating time in your video projects via BCC Optical Flow. Check out this article to learn the ropes!

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How to Create a Parallaxing Background Without a 3D Camera

September 23, 2013

We continue with Tutorial Tuesday with this fun video tutorial from AE Tuts+. Shawn Sheehan demonstrates the Offset effect combined with comp-to-comp expressions, plus a little time-remapping to create a parallax effect, without a 3D camera or Z-depth of any kind.

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