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Visual Effects (1001 Tutorials)

3D Printing with Cinema 4D and Makerbot

3D Printing with Cinema 4D and Makerbot

September 19, 2013

3D printing has become more and more popular these days. Thanks to companies like Makerbot you can purchase your own 3D printer small enough to fit on your desk. In this tutorial we'll show you how to model an alien space craft in Cinema 4D then take it into Makerbot's Makerware software to create a 3D print.
This tutorial was created for the awesome team over at thehivecentral.com – Posted by Ryan Boyle

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C4D Pixel Shards with PolyFX

C4D Pixel Shards with PolyFX

September 17, 2013

Tutorial by Joren Kandel/ The Pixel Lab. “In this tutorial I'll show you how to have pixel shards slowly bleeding off of an object. The effect will be made using Cinema 4D PolyFx.”

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Tutorial: Work with New Images in Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CC

August 27, 2013

Rufus Deuchler, Adobe worldwide evangelist, explains how to create a painting with a brush made from a photo to create complex organic designs quickly.

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Tutorial: Speed Up After Effects Rendering Tutorial

August 27, 2013

Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday. AE Tuts+ has a new tutorial on speeding up renders in After Effects.

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CoreMelt SliceX Powered by mocha for FCPX Tutorials

August 26, 2013

We’ve compiled a bunch of SliceX powered by mocha,  tutorials for your learning convenience.  These tutorials will show you how use SliceX with any effect, cut  holes in masks, combine tracking and keyframing and how to combine tracking with stabilization.

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Camera Tracking In AE and C4D – Tracked Ship

August 21, 2013

Chris Martin, Freefxtutorials.com, one of Toolfarm’s affiliates, shows how to motion track footage using After Effects CC’s powerful new camera tracker to get a 3D solution, then send it back to AE for compositing and final render.

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Why AE Might Be Better Than Photoshop for Tileable Textures

August 12, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday is upon us once again. Frederik Steinmetz at AE Tuts+ explains how to use AE to create tileable textures, using non-destructive Adjustment Layers and Curves to get the correct lighting.

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Simulate a Basic Dilating Iris in Adobe After Effects

Simulate a Basic Dilating Iris in Adobe After Effects

August 12, 2013

Post by Joshua Lester at AEtuts+: “This Quick Tip will show how to manipulate footage of an eye to create the illusion that the Iris or Pupil is dilating. Using the Bulge Effect and simple motion tracking, the final product is quick and demonstrates how to use these simple tools.”

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Creating a Disco Party Animation with C4D and After Effects

Creating a Disco Party Animation with C4D and After Effects

August 6, 2013

“In this tutorial you’ll be creating a full motion graphics 3D animation for a disco party. You’ll start by creating some basic models and deforming them. We’ll dig quite deeply in shading to achieve some detailed and organic textures. Finally, we’ll animate all the elements in an attractive way and create a rotating camera to follow the whole scene. We’ll finish up in After Effects where we’ll add some sexiness to the animation.” – Daniel Lorenzo of cgtuts+

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How to Set Up AE for Network Rendering on Multiple Machines

How to Set Up AE for Network Rendering on Multiple Machines

July 22, 2013

“In this tutorial we’ll discuss how to setup a network for multi-machine rendering in After Effects and how we can take advantage of watch folders to help automate the process.” – Post by James Whiffin of Aetuts+

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Avid Screencast #29: Glow Transition

July 9, 2013

In this episode, they create a nice Glow transition using a Boris Continuum Complete Effect that ships with Media Composer.

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mocha Pro Tutorial: 3D Camera Solver and Nuke Pt. 2

mocha Pro Tutorial: 3D Camera Solver and Nuke Pt. 2

July 8, 2013

Imagineer Product Manager, Martin Brennand created this 2 part series demonstrating how mocha Pro's 3D Camera Solve can be used to for 3D tracking to compliment the Nuke workflow.

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mocha Pro Tutorial: 3D Camera Solver and Nuke Pt. 1

mocha Pro Tutorial: 3D Camera Solver and Nuke Pt. 1

July 8, 2013

Imagineer Product Manager, Martin Brennand created this 2 part series demonstrating how mocha Pro's 3D Camera Solve can be used to for 3D tracking to compliment the Nuke workflow.

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5 Handy Effects in Adobe After Effects You Should Know

5 Handy Effects in Adobe After Effects You Should Know

July 3, 2013

As we continue with Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm, here are 5 Useful effects that every AE artist can pull from their arsenal time and time again!

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Sparkler for Trapcode Particular with Motion Sketch Tutorial

Sparkler for Trapcode Particular with Motion Sketch Tutorial

July 3, 2013

Sticking with our July 4th Independence Day theme, check out this free preset from Greyscalegorilla’s Nick Campbell.

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