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Visual Effects (1002 Tutorials)

Paint Drips with Trapcode Particular + Free Preset

Paint Drips with Trapcode Particular + Free Preset

May 7, 2013

In this QuickTip, Harry Frank shows you how to create a spray paint effect with paint drips.

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Simple Car Rig in Video Copilot Element 3D

Simple Car Rig in Video Copilot Element 3D

May 7, 2013

Create a Simple Car Rig with Element 3D! This technique will work well for almost any 3D vehicle model. Be sure you are using Element 3D V1.6

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Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

May 7, 2013

Steve Holyhead’s engaging presentation shed light on three everyday VFX problems, Pan & Zoom, Beauty Pass, and Transitions, which he solves using an array of filters from the BCC 8 AVX package.

Highlights included: a Ken Burns style pan & zoom with no key framing needed (!); a 1-2-3 step approach (BCC Smooth Tone, BCC Film Glow & BCC Film Grain) to giving your talent that Hollywood glow; and the power of BCC transitions – quick, easy, and versatile.

Plus, get a sneak peak of the soon-to-be released BCC v8.2 AVX with up to 100% improvement in render time, the additions of lots more “green dot” effects, and enhanced real-time performance.

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Displacement and Deformation Techniques in Cinema 4D

Displacement and Deformation Techniques in Cinema 4D

April 27, 2013

In today’s tutorial, new Cgtuts+ author Mario Brajdic will introduce you to working with displacement and deformers in Cinema 4D and show you how this powerful combination can be used in conjunction with custom materials, lighting, and post effects to create some truly unique and visually stunning results.

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Webinar: Motion Tracking & VFX Webinar – Learning mocha AE

April 26, 2013

Just in case you didn’t catch the mocha AE webinar for planar motion tracking and AE workflows, here is the recording! We hope you learn something!

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Baking Textures in Cinema 4D for Element 3D

Baking Textures in Cinema 4D for Element 3D

April 18, 2013

By Harry Frank: “CInema 4D has a couple ways of baking textures for your objects and this is one of them.”

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Make a Chalkboard-Style Scribble and Smudge

Make a Chalkboard-Style Scribble and Smudge

April 2, 2013

By Jorrit Schulte at AEtuts+. “We’ll be looking at creating a chalk-style scribble based on an image. We’ll be creating masks to make the lines using both manual and automatic techniques. From there we’ll animate the drawing on, and create a wiping animation which leaves smudges on the screen.”

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Stick Textures to Fallen Dynamic Clones In MAXON CINEMA 4D

Stick Textures to Fallen Dynamic Clones In MAXON CINEMA 4D

March 26, 2013

In this tutorial, Nick Campbell shows you how to stick a texture to your dynamic objects so that when they fall to their resting place, their combined textures make an image.

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In Depth: Using Adobe After Effects for Print Work

March 18, 2013

After Effects is made for motion work but it can also be used for still imagery and print work. I made an invite using loads of After Effects plugins.

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Stupid Raisins Panel Pop

Stupid Raisins Panel Pop

March 15, 2013

Here is a quick overview on the 26 customizable transitions that Stupid Raisins' Panel Pop has to offer. Learn what they do and how to implement them into your visual creations!

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Tutorial: Greyscalegorilla: Setting up CityKit to Work as a Holographic Interface

Tutorial: Greyscalegorilla: Setting up CityKit to Work as a Holographic Interface

March 11, 2013

In this quick tutorial, Chris shows you how to add some effectors to City Kit so you can focus in on just a few buildings, and then zoom around the city. A similar effect was used to make part of Iron Man’s heads up display. Keep an eye out in the future for a follow up where we push this effect even further!

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Model, Light And Animate A Pin Sculpture In Cinema 4D

Model, Light And Animate A Pin Sculpture In Cinema 4D

February 18, 2013

Post by Chris Schmidt at Greyscalegorilla: “In this two part tutorial, we show you how to model, rig, animate, light and render this Pin Sculpture Toy in Cinema 4D. Follow along as Chris shows you how to build the model and set up the Mograph and Shader Effectors to drive the pins using a depth pass. Then, in part 2, I will show you how to animate the pins using a video depth pass. Finally, we will light, texture, and render the sculpture for output to your compositing program.”

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Create a Valentine’s Day Themed Animation in Cinema 4D & After Effects

Create a Valentine’s Day Themed Animation in Cinema 4D & After Effects

February 14, 2013

Post by Stefan Surmabojov at CGtuts+ :  “In this tutorial we are going to create a Valentine’s Day themed animation in Cinema 4D and After Effects…. Use particles and forces in Cinema 4D, as well as MoDynamics and Effectors to put everything together to create our final animation. Finally we’ll add materials, light and render the scene before finishing it up in After Effects with some compositing and post effects.”

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Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 07a – Using Transform Data in After Effects

Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 07a – Using Transform Data in After Effects

February 13, 2013

This tutorial shows how to take the tracked footage in mocha and use that data in After Effects.  We start with a simple matchmove.  Then see how to get more flexibility through the smart use of Null objects and parenting. Finally we look at importing the same data directly into a Boris Continuum Complete lens flare plug-in.

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Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 02 User Interface

Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 02 User Interface

February 13, 2013

A tour of mocha’s tools and the most important keyboard shortcuts. We also explore the main differences between drawing with B-Splines and the Bezier tool.

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